Nothing can top what you see in the photo. You see, I have a pretty big thing for French Bulldogs, and I’ve been wanting one forever. But our crazy work schedules and two needy cats just don’t have room for a dog yet. So, my husband surprised me with a custom painting of my favorite Frenchie ever (who was later the ring bearer at our wedding, BTW) instead. We were lucky enough to have a talented friend who could do something cool — with my favorite flowers, and lots of imagery significant to our relationship in some way. If you’re thinking about doing something similar, you’ve still got time. Take a favorite photo and have it printed on a canvas, or if you’re talented (unlike yours truly), create a special artwork of your own. It’s probably going to be impossible, but at some point, I’d like to try and give my husband a gift that’s just as amazingly cool, unique and romantic as my painting — and that’s where you come in. What trinket did you receive that knocked you off your feet? Did you surprise your paramour with something super-cool and unique? I’m sure I’m not the only one who could use a little creative inspiration… — Megan B.