Gift giving! One of the emotional hot-spots in any relationship. Why? Probably mental baggage from childhood disappointments.

I remember once as an eight-year-old, having the biggest package under the tree. Man, was I ever proud and happy about that! The anticipation was killer. By the time Christmas morning finally arrived, I was beside myself with excitement. You know what it was? A pillow.




            beautiful gift wrapped in colorful paper and bow

I'm sure if you think back, you'll remember being disappointed more often than not with gifts received over the years. But now you're a big mature grownup, so it's time to leave the old hurts from childhood behind, right?

Our relationship advice to you now is twofold: learn to be a gracious gift-receiver, and a fantastic gift-giver!

We present below some great ideas to get you thinking:

  • Fabulous gifts for him
  • Great gifts for her
  • Unisex gift ideas
  • Viewer submitted memorable gift ideas
  • Free printable love coupons


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  • A riding lawn mower
  • Plastic model of his favorite car, boat or airplane
  • Fluffy terry cloth bath robe (sexy)
  • Silky boxers (double sexy) Try these on for size:


  • Gas barbecue grill, Cool Utensil Set, and "Gas Grill Gourmet".
  • Books: "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus", "The Sensuous Man"
  • , or "The RoMANtic's Guide" (hint, hint)

  • Paintball session
  • Sexy and sultry cologne. Try one of these top sellers:

  • A day at the water park, pinball arcade or speedway
  • Tickets to pro sports or to see his favorite band in concert (yes, you have to go with him)
  • A classic gold chain with just the right gold charm
  • Subscription to Playboy or Penthouse (Print or digital):


  • Free printable love coupons... these are great!  A no-cost way to say "I love you"... and sure to be appreciated...   Click here for free printable love coupons for him.

             GREAT GIFTS FOR HER   

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  • A night at a bed & breakfast (with you, of course). Let her pick the spot: Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates (Good at 3500 Properties) Click Here
  • Antique jewelry (try local pawn shop)
  • Classic gold chain with a diamond, pearl or charm on it
  • Gourmet cooking lessons
  • A diamond... even tomboys love rocks (study up first at for consumer information on diamonds)
  • Perfume... the essence of romance...
    You can't go wrong with one of these best-sellers:


  • A day-spa session---massage, facial, the works
  • Surprise her with a romantic picnic... see our picnic section for pointers, recipes and ideas. You can do this!
  • Tickets to ballet, a concert or live theater (yes, you have to go with her)
  • Send flowers to her... at work... (you have no idea the envy and status this bestows upon a woman):

  • Some spicy, sexy lingerie: (We know you'll hate this)
        A gift from Frederick's won't stay in the box for long!

  • Free printable love coupons... can't think of a great gift? Try these imaginative, no-cost ways to say "I love you"...
    Click here for free printable love coupons for her.


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  • Psst! Got a guy who's miserable at gift-giving? Read this great article for tips how to (gently) cure your gift-phobic guy.
  • Does the child in you get disappointed by gifts from your honey? Read this: The Fine Art of Gift Receiving
  • Read on for more great gift ideas:
  • "Food For Lovers!"- An excellent all-around cookbook for a man or woman... unique and special recipes you both will enjoy. Turn a domestic chore into a pleasant and satisfying interlude.
  • Professional (legitimate) massage at a spa
  • Gift certificate to EBay
  • Fancy gourmet chocolates, the ultimate aphrodisiac:

  • Add some funky fun or elegant interest to his (or her) pad with something from this great selection of posters, art prints and vintage tin signs: All Posters (not).
  • Memory-foam mattress pad- 3" thick: Great price/
    free shipping at: My Dream Mattress.
    (If you sleep on this stuff once, you'll never go back...)
  • Wide-screen TV (getting cheaper and cheaper)
  • Afternoon of horseback riding
  • A cruise... oh, yeah!
  • Black leather jacket... classic, timeless, sexy and versatile, for him or her
  • Slowly collect his/her favorite movies on DVD, and present the whole collection at once
  • Box of Jelly Bellies
  • Don't forget our free printable love coupons!
  • Freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Hot tub
  • And one of these is always appreciated!


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    man opening love gift and very pleased



  • Champagne= Celebration... keep some chilled in the fridge for any occasion

    two crystal glasses of champagne and rose...romantic


  • And for some great new ideas for adult play... great romantic games, sexy games and kits, incredible edibles, and black light fun... add a little spice and humor to your relationship... visit our
            Slightly Naughty Playroom


NOW, we need your help! In order to make this a truly unique and interesting collection of fantastic gift ideas, we need to pick your brain...

Was there ever a gift you received from your mate that just really hit home? Was really special and perfect and memorable? Would you like to help other gift-impaired souls find their way out of the dark? Then share your story! Tell us all about the gift, the occasion, and why it was so special for you.

(Accepted entries are entered into our contest for a great prize. Later, explore our Mini Forums for more great contest opportunities)

Tip: Please try to include a photo of your special gift. It adds sparkle to your new web page!


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The Barbell 
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30 Gig IPOD 
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One for One 
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A Miracle 
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6 month scrap book 
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The simplest gift was one of the best! 
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Not a 'oncer ' but ongoing gift 
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One of a Kind 
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Promise Ring 
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Best Xmas Ever... 
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The best gift that I have ever gotten was to actually be with my boyfriend on valentines day!!! That was the greatest gift.

The Journey of Love 
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For valentine's day 
For Valentine's Day one year, my boyfriend of 6 months wrote me a song. He was a quiet guy when it came to talking about our relationship. I knew he …

Treasure Hunt 
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