Memorable gift your date, boyfriend, partner, husband gave you

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    Feb 04, 2016 4:17 PM GMT
    so I graduated last year and my bf gave me some very sweet gifts. It wasn't something extravagant. But it was sweet.
    He gave me some yellow & red flowers, and bunch of rainbow lollipops. I was laughing and embarrassed accepting them in front of my family and friends. So cheesy. But I did love them. Even though he was making fun of me a little bit with those.

    What about you?
    I wouldn't say this was the most memorable. I would say this was one of the most memorable. And I'm grateful of course.
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:25 PM GMT
    The most memorable gift that a ex-boyfriend gave me was a red plush bear that I hugged and I had like some very special for me icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:49 PM GMT
    I think the most memorable are usually the ones that didn't cost much but showed a lot of thought and care.

    One for me - a photo album filled with photos of special moments we'd shared and things like ticket stubs from gigs, places we'd been etc. It was basically a scrap book of the story of us and I was very touched.
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    Feb 04, 2016 8:13 PM GMT
    Three weeks in Hawaii, for one of my Birthdays. Chihistms dinner at many top resturants, allowing one to experiance things like wague beef, at a cost of $400:00 for 300 grams, and that ws a side dish with ones main meal. One has been truly spoiled over the 20 odd years.
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    Feb 04, 2016 8:43 PM GMT
    My first partner got me many touching gifts. At Christmas he always got me something from Neiman Marcus. Nothing very expensive, but personal & practical. I think my favorite was an incredibly thick white terry bathrobe, as heavy as a fur coat. A matching one for himself, too. Had the N-M logo, but also our embroidered monograms.

    My current guy threw me a surprise 60th birthday party. And I really was taken by surprise, and so touched. I think that's a kind of gift. I'd only been living permanently here in Florida for barely 2 years, and never imagined over 70 people would turn out for me. In fact, I didn't realize I even KNEW over 70 people that well here, and more. I don't handle that kind of personal attention very well, being in the spotlight, I had to stumble through it.
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    Feb 04, 2016 9:51 PM GMT
    Bag of popcorn. Unpopped.
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    Feb 04, 2016 10:44 PM GMT
    Himself.
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    Feb 04, 2016 11:31 PM GMT
    What about what WE gave THEM? Or should we have another post for that? Either way, good ideas about what we should get for our own special guy, yes?
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    Feb 05, 2016 2:55 AM GMT
    I've been very lucky, my former partner gave me some amazing gifts... the first Christmas, he had a star named after me (and have those credentials). I think one of the best was he had my folio of pics I had taken with my registered quarter horse framed together along with a enlargement of my horse. Its awesome, I keep it in my office.

    The best gift I arguably gave him was his beagle puppy in 2000.. because had I not done that I wouldn't have 3 beagles today and have a renewed sensitivity about dogs and animals. What a great sharing experience!
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    Feb 05, 2016 3:09 AM GMT
    When my boyfriend's last dog died, (he was like both our dog really), I had an artist paint a picture of the dog sitting on a hillside with his favorite toy watching a shooting star on a clear night.

    He cried a lot!
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:40 AM GMT
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:50 AM GMT
    I had bought an old stained glass window last summer with some missing panels. It "disappeared" (normal at my house with a clean freak bf) he had it monogrammed with the M for our last names and gave it to me for xmas 2015. It is something I would never have thought of doing, but very cool. (although a few days ago, I found out it was kinda expensive too...)

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    Feb 05, 2016 4:51 AM GMT
    I stopped counting.....
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:53 AM GMT
    Apparition saidI had bought an old stained glass window last summer with some missing panels. It "disappeared" (normal at my house with a clean freak bf) he had it monogrammed with the M for our last names and gave it to me for xmas 2015. It is something I would never have thought of doing, but very cool. (although a few days ago, I found out it was kinda expensive too...)

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    Cool....how much? lol
  • Wendigo9

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    Feb 05, 2016 4:54 AM GMT
    Hard cover heart box from Laura Secord, my man gave it to me on our first valentines day together, I still have it and remember that day/night really well too : )
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    Feb 05, 2016 5:20 AM GMT
    My late partner and I frequently surprised each other with unique and occasionally extravagant presents - one year I had a custom crafted wedding ring made for him that I gave him on his birthday, he had a matching one made for me on mine a couple months later.
    The one that was the most special though was our 5th Christmas together when he gave me his mother's diamond engagement ring while celebrating with my parents (his Mom had been pleased to see us together before she died) along with a gift certificate to our local gay jeweler so that I could have the European cut center diamond and surrounding chips remounted in a ring I would design. He has been gone for a few years now but I still wear the bowtie shaped white and gold ring I had crafted and treasure our memories and time together.
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    Feb 05, 2016 5:37 AM GMT
    My breathtaking engagement ring but.....I picked it out.lol
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    Feb 05, 2016 6:38 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWhat about what WE gave THEM? Or should we have another post for that? Either way, good ideas about what we should get for our own special guy, yes?


    One thought the sa e thing. My man not long ago celabrated a major birthday. One did not hold back on italian Cristal and pewter. As well a few bottles of Oban Scotch whisky; he was happy. For my next B'day, one is getting a trip to Western Australia, on the Indian Pacific train.
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    Feb 05, 2016 8:38 AM GMT
    A 75 pound chocolate Easter bunny.
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    Feb 05, 2016 9:36 AM GMT
    Giving an elephant a bath in Kerala, India.
  • mar0302

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    Feb 05, 2016 1:21 PM GMT
    One of my exes made a birthday card which had photos all throughout my life in it as a collage.. it was really sweet.. more recently, someone I have been dating a bit put flower petals on the bed with candles, but in a christmas theme and said since we weren't going to be together for christmas he wanted to celebrate then.. really sweet and romantic.. he cooked dinner and gave me a present.. it wasn't the present so much as the thoughtfulness of the whole thing..
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    Feb 05, 2016 1:30 PM GMT
    WOW, leave it to gay men to be incredibly inventive, and lovingly lavish. An elephant bath in India (I could never have dreamed that one up); a 75-pound chocolate Easter bunny (pics?); a stained glass window; a scenic train ride; a couple's scrapbook - this stuff is fantastic. What great ideas for us, super thread topic

    I tend to be rather dull and functional in my gifts, like the husband who gives his wife a vacuum cleaner as a gift (and I actually did do that with my own mother). icon_redface.gif
  • oldfart

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    Feb 05, 2016 1:55 PM GMT
    Year before last I gave him a sky-diving session that he still brags about. This year he gave me a paramotor (parasailing powered) session; we'll probably buy a paramotor.
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    Feb 05, 2016 11:29 PM GMT
    Well - I have been truly blessed over the years by the men that I have been in relationships with. Three main ones and a slew of VERY sweet guys.

    - b'day Tickets to see Depeche Mode / Black Celebration tour ('86?)
    - Tickets to see Coil - ON MY BIRTHDAY! (they're second and last US tour - dead now - RIP) Arguably one of my favorite bands, ever.
    - several vacations to California, etc (I'm in NYC)
    - Sheet music/score for "Timesteps" by Wendy Carlos
    - driving lessons (HUGE help!!)
    - Numerous dinners, books, event tickets, clothes...

    Honestly - SO thankful - so lucky - so sweet. icon_smile.gif