Husband's Genius Gift-Buying Hack For His Wife Goes Viral

by Valerie Williams
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He found a secret way to monitor the things she likes — and it worked

Some men are amazing at buying gifts for their partners. Others? Not so much. That’s why one husband’s genius gift-buying hack has gone viral. You might want to print it out and hand it to your own crappy gift buyer, because it’s incredibly easy to do.

Jordan and TyAnna have been married since March, but together for three years before that. And three years before they were together, Jordan was chasing TyAnna for a date, he tells BuzzFeed. Now, they’re happily married and TyAnna has long been the recipient of Jordan’s perfectly-chosen gifts. But it wasn’t just knowing his girl like the back of his hand that made him a master of picking out things she loves.

Dude has a secret.

A secret Pinterest account, that is.

He says that back in 2014 when he first got a date with his wife, he was “racking his brain” trying to come up with a great gift to make her happy. That’s when a friend suggested covertly following her Pinterest account. Though Jordan had never even heard of Pinterest, his love for his girl motivated him to figure it out.

He’s had the account since their first date and has used it all along to gather gift ideas for TyAnna. He doesn’t pin anything for himself, but he does follow boards that seem to mirror her taste. “She’s picky and she likes things that tend to be small or handmade … so I like to get things right the first time,” he says.

This guy needs to hold a master class in gift-buying.

Examples of Pinterest gift scores over the years are “a sapphire nose ring, lip glosses, and earrings,” all gathered from TyAnna’s pinning. Up until last weekend, his method had been kept secret. It was only when Deray Mckesson tweeted about Pinterest that he decided to speak up.

So now that Jordan’s gone public with his tweet collecting over 300,000 likes, the secret is out. And tons of Twitter users approve of his sly intel-gathering.

Some thought maybe TyAnna was in on it the whole time.

And if she was? More power to her.

“I thought it was really really sweet but I wasn’t surprised because Jordan really goes the extra mile to make me happy,” she says. “The Pinterest thing has definitely been working for him. He buys me amazing gifts.”

She’s happy, he’s not struggling for ideas. Literally everyone wins. But Jordan is quick to note that though his gift-buying skills are a great way to please his wife, it’s OK if you don’t have the money or your spouse isn’t even into big gifts. At the end of the day, it’s about being attentive to their needs.

“Get to know the person and commit to making them happy how they want to be made happy — not how you want them to receive it.”

We couldn’t agree more. But husbands, if you’re reading this, definitely download Pinterest and hop to it.

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