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.
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.
Find all her favourite music and load it onto an iPod
LN, 28, American Consultant
An iPod with a preinstalled set of playlists with songs that meant things to us. It’s an obvious gift with a really nice personal touch!
Making the ultimate music sacrifice
TM, 63, English and Retired
Probably the best present I received from Dave - my ex-husband - was a Donna Summer album because I knew it was music that he did not like and, at that time, we had only one record deck so he would have to listen to it!