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200 favorite things questions

Want to get to know each other better? Check their preferences haven’t changed? Or get some great ideas on how to spoil them? These favorite things questions are a fun couple’s exercise for so many reasons.

A couple in warm clothing looking over the lake with the text overlay 200 favorite things questions for couples.

There’s no doubt that knowing your loved one’s favorite things is super handy.

Not only will you have a better understanding of what brings them joy – you’ll never have to wonder if that gift you were thinking about will hit the mark or not.

Even if you think you know your partner really well, preferences in life change, so having a regular favorites “check in” won’t cause any harm. And knowing and exploring the reasons for some of your partner’s favorite things also makes for fun conversation.

Ultimately, asking questions about each other also deepens your understanding of each other’s inner worlds, which is a recipe for relationship satisfaction.

So let’s get started with these favorite things questions!

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Animals

A griffon bruxellois

Round here we love our animals and no prize for guessing our favorite breed of dog is the griffon!

Ask your partner these favorite things questions about animals.

  1. What’s your favorite native animal?
  2. What’s your favorite animal?
  3. What’s your favorite extinct animal?
  4. What’s your favorite breed of dog?
  5. What’s your favorite farm animal?
  6. What’s your favorite type of pet?
  7. What’s your favorite reptile?
  8. What’s your favorite pet accessory?
  9. What’s your favorite thing to do with your pets?
  10. What’s your favorite memory of a pet you’ve lost?

Clothes, accessories and toiletries

Woman in pink top holding pink Chanel handbag

If you’re thinking about taking notes when asking these favorite things questions, don’t think – do – for this section in particular. You’ll get some great gift ideas from their answers.

  1. What’s your favorite clothes store?
  2. What’s your favorite clothing brand?
  3. What’s your favorite color clothes?
  4. What’s your favorite item of clothing?
  5. What’s your favorite scent?
  6. What’s your favorite hair product?
  7. What’s your favorite brand of skincare?
  8. What’s your favorite brand of makeup?
  9. What’s your favorite type of underwear?
  10. What’s your favorite luxury clothing item?
  11. Who’s your favorite bag designer?
  12. What’s your favorite style of top?
  13. What’s your favorite style of bottoms?
  14. What’s your favorite thing to sleep in?
  15. What’s your favorite type of shoe?
  16. What’s your favorite brand of sneakers?
  17. What’s your favorite shop in the mall?
  18. Where’s your favorite place to get a massage?
  19. What’s your favorite brand of running / gym gear?
  20. What’s your favorite travel accessory?

Entertainment and the arts

Close up of a guitar being played in a concert

Wondering what to do this weekend and what your partner might like? Once you know the answers to their favorite things questions related to entertainment and the arts, you’ll never wonder again.

  1. What was your favorite movie as a child?
  2. What is your favorite movie of all time?
  3. Who is your favorite director?
  4. What’s your favorite comedy movie?
  5. What’s your all time favorite tv series?
  6. What’s your top 5 favorite tv series?
  7. What is your favorite play?
  8. What’s your favorite musical?
  9. Who is your favorite actor?
  10. Who is your favorite actress?
  11. Who is your favorite fictional character?
  12. What’s your favorite music genre?
  13. What was your favorite song when you were 13 years old?
  14. What’s your favorite song to dance to?
  15. What’s your favorite 70s song?
  16. What’s your favorite 80s song?
  17. What’s your favorite wedding song?
  18. What’s your favorite song for a funeral?
  19. Who’s your favorite singer?
  20. What’s your favorite band?
  21. What’s your favorite concert of all time?
  22. What would be your favorite museum exhibit – real or imagined?
  23. What’s your favorite museum?
  24. What is your favorite style of painting?
  25. Who is your favorite artist?
  26. What is your favorite piece of art?
  27. What is your favorite piece of art in this house?
  28. What’s your favorite art gallery?
  29. What’s your favorite sport to watch live?
  30. What’s your favorite sport to watch on tv?
  31. Who’s your favorite sports team?
  32. Who’s your favorite sports commentator?
  33. What’s your favorite song to hear at a sports game?
  34. What’s your favorite sports chant?
  35. What’s your favorite sporting moment of all time?
  36. What’s your favorite sport to play?
  37. Who is your favorite author?
  38. What is your favorite book series?
  39. Who is your favorite character from a children’s book?
  40. What was your favorite book when you were a child?
  41. What is your favorite fiction book?
  42. What is your favorite non-fiction book?
  43. What is your favorite topic to read about?
  44. What’s your favorite channel on You tube?
  45. What’s your favorite website?
  46. What’s your three favorite podcasts?
  47. What’s your favorite board game?
  48. What’s your favorite video game?
  49. What is your favorite decade for arts and entertainment?
  50. What’s your favorite form of entertainment?

Food and drink

A slice of carrot cake on a plate next to a carrot cake.

Knowing your partner’s favorite food and drink is also very useful for when planning dates or fun surprises. Test out these favorite things questions related to food and drink.

  1. What’s your favorite food?
  2. What is your favorite meal to order in a restaurant?
  3. What’s your favorite dessert?
  4. What’s your favorite meal to cook at home?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to bake?
  6. What’s your favorite restaurant?
  7. What’s your favorite cafe?
  8. What’s your favorite place to get coffee?
  9. What’s your favorite type of cheese?
  10. What’s your favorite type of olives?
  11. What’s your favorite items on an antipasto platter?
  12. What’s your favorite vegetable?
  13. What’s your favorite fruit?
  14. What’s your favorite meat?
  15. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  16. What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
  17. What’s your favorite fast food restaurant order?
  18. What is your favorite type of cake?
  19. What is your favorite type of cookies?
  20. What’s your favorite pizza toppings?
  21. Whats your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
  22. What’s your favorite type of coffee?
  23. What’s your favorite type of tea?
  24. What’s your favorite soft drink flavor?
  25. What’s your favorite flavor of potato chips?
  26. What’s your favorite toppings on an ice cream sundae?
  27. What’s your favorite junk food?
  28. What’s your favorite mocktail?
  29. What’s your favorite pasta dish?
  30. What’s your favorite curry?
  31. What’s your favorite Thai meal?
  32. What’s your favorite cooking smell?
  33. What’s your favorite birthday food?
  34. What’s you favorite appetizer?
  35. What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
  36. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
  37. What’s your favorite Christmas food?
  38. What’s your favorite thing to eat at a BBQ?
  39. What’s your favorite dish to take to a party?
  40. What’s your favorite restaurant for a romantic meal?

Nature

A woman standing in a forest clearing

Nature is my favorite place to be!

What does your partner think? Ask him or or her these favorite things questions about nature and find out.

  1. What’s your favorite spring flower?
  2. What’s your favorite scented flower?
  3. What’s your favorite wildflower?
  4. What’s your favorite flower all together?
  5. What’s your favorite plant?
  6. What’s your favorite national park?
  7. What’s your favorite native tree?
  8. What’s your favorite tree?
  9. What’s your favorite swimming hole?
  10. Where’s your favorite camping spot?
  11. Where’s your favorite place to picnic?
  12. What’s your favorite hiking trail?
  13. What’s your favorite waterfall?
  14. What’s your favorite sight in nature?
  15. What’s your favorite smell in nature?
  16. Where is your favorite place in nature?
  17. Which one of the natural wonders of the world are your favorite?
  18. What’s your favorite thing about nature?
  19. What’s your favorite thing to do in nature?
  20. What’s your favorite thing about each season?
  21. What’s your favorite season?
  22. Where is your favorite beach?
  23. Where’s your favorite mountain?
  24. Where is your favorite river?
  25. What’s your favorite kind of weather?
  26. Where’s your favorite place to be when it’s raining?
  27. What’s your favorite activity to do in the snow?
  28. What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot day?
  29. Where’s your favorite place to be in a storm?
  30. What’s your favorite natural material?

Special days

A Christmas tree

These favorite things questions are all about special days, so you’re equipped with the knowledge to make them even more special.

  1. What’s your favorite thing to do on your birthday?
  2. What was your favorite birthday present ever?
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do on your anniversary?
  4. What’s your favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day?
  5. What’s your favorite Halloween movie?
  6. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
  7. What’s your favorite Christmas carol?
  8. What’s your favorite Christmas scent?
  9. What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?
  10. What’s your favorite thing to do on New Year’s?

Travel

A row on cape cod chairs in rainbow colors on the beach

Visiting new places and engaging in new experiences – or simply escaping the daily grind is something many of us love to do.

But what is your partner’s favorite thing about travel?

Ask these travel-related favorite things questions and find out.

  1. What was your favorite travel experience to date?
  2. What’s your favorite type of vacation?
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?
  4. What’s your favorite place in the world?
  5. What’s your favorite city?
  6. What’s your favorite country to travel to?
  7. What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
  8. Who are your favorite people to travel with?
  9. What’s your favorite way to travel?
  10. What’s your favorite length of a vacation?

Random favorite things questions

A woman being given a piggy back by her partner in the sea.

Some questions don’t fit neatly into a category.

Try these random favorite things questions for fun.

  1. What’s your favorite style of architecture?
  2. What’s your favorite style of garden?
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do first thing in the morning?
  4. What’s your favorite thing to do to relax?
  5. What’s your favorite cleaning product scent?
  6. What’s your favorite memory?
  7. What’s your favorite thing to do when you feel stressed?
  8. What’s your favorite thing to do when you feel sad?
  9. What’s your favorite feeling?
  10. What’s your favorite color?
  11. What’s your favorite texture?
  12. What’s your favorite pattern?
  13. What’s your favorite sound?
  14. What’s your favorite type of gift?
  15. What’s your favorite hobby?
  16. What’s your favorite time of the day?
  17. What’s your favorite day of the week?
  18. What’s your favorite month of the year?
  19. What’s your favorite way to spend a Friday night?
  20. What’s your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?
  21. What’s your favorite thing to do all day?
  22. What’s been your most favorite decade of life so far?
  23. Who was your favorite teacher?
  24. Who was your favorite relative outside your immediate family?
  25. What’s your favorite moment of us as a couple?
  26. Who is / was your favorite coworker?
  27. Who is / was your favorite boss?
  28. What’s your favorite saying?
  29. What’s your favorite unpopular opinion?
  30. What’s your favorite romantic activity?

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Whether you’re wanting to pick the perfect gift or experience, or simply get to know your partner better, these favorite things questions will help!

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