Best Ever Stories
We have collected hundreds of stories, short and long, from real women about the best (or worst!) gifts they've ever received. Search them here, or browse by the story tag, and be inspired! Remember, more than the just the gift itself, it is everything else that you do around the occasion that makes it special.
Get your craft hat on - and make something at home!
SQ, 45, English Secretary
The very best pressie is one that's been home made, same goes for cards, doesn't matter if the end result is not that professional, if someone has spent time on a gift there's nothing better, last minute stuff is out.
Surprise anniversary necklace
DC, 55, English and Retired
My husband once bought me a lovely necklace – I was in Henriettas in Aberdyfi looking at two necklaces – I couldn’t decide which one I liked the most, so I chose one and bless him, when I wasn’t looking, he went back and bought the other and gave it to me as an anniversary present.
Vouchers for cooking classes
YG, 32, Russian Accountant
A voucher to some cooking classes. Only four classes, so not too time consuming, and it was all about my favorite Italian cuisine. Again it was good because the course was amazing, we were drinking Italian wine, trying to cook and then ate whatever has been cooked. But with this you should be... Read more...
Write a song for the lady - and perform live!
DT, 34, Canadian Consultant
The best present I ever got was from a guy who wrote me a song. He gave me a big box wrapped with a white ribbon. Inside was a lot of white fluffy cotton and a red heavy paper with the lyrics of the song that he wrote for me. As I started reading the lyrics, he sang the song for me live [last part... Read more...
If not Chanel ... then really quirky
BL, 26, Indian TV Producer
Although I would like (ok, love!) the entire Chanel summer collection, I prefer gifts that are put together/ bought/ organised with some thought behind them, regardless of the cost. Something that I want right now is a gramophone record with some really nice LP records.