After reading Brian's thread about his new Casino, I got thinking about it. Every once in a while, I'll see something in a forum from a guy who got a new guitar as a gift from his wife. It always makes me think "Wow, that's a special gal!".
It happened once for me. My first wife and my mother jointly bought me a gorgeous Takemine 12 string acoustic for Christmas in '75. I was absolutely flabergasted and spent that Christmas Day in seventh heaven. It turned out that the guitar had an intonation issue that couldn't be resolved, and in the end, was exchanged for an electric 12 string (Ironically, my Toledo 12 string that I'd sold about five years earlier, and happened to be hanging on the wall in a Victoria pawnshop the day we took the Takemine back).
What a great gift to get. Anybody else ever had it happen?