The Ultimate List of 301 Questions to Ask About Your Favorite Things

What if you could access an endless trove of fun questions designed to spark lively conversations about favorite things? 

We've compiled the ultimate list of 301 unique and intriguing questions to ask friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances to get to know their tastes, hobbies, childhood memories, preferences, and more. 

From favorite foods and travel destinations to beloved books and movies, this expansive list of favorite questions makes it easy to break the ice, pass the time enjoyably, and form deeper connections through lighthearted sharing and storytelling.

301 Favorite Things Questions

1. What is your all-time favorite movie?

2. Who is your favorite music artist or band?

3. What is your favorite book you've read again and again?  

4. Where would you go if you could visit any place in the world?

5. What food do you crave most often?

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6. What is your favorite comfort food?

7. What is your favorite holiday?

8. What is your favorite season and why?

9. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

10. What outdoor activity or sport do you enjoy the most?

11. What is your favorite dessert?

12. What is your favorite genre of book or movie?

13. Who is your favorite fictional character?

14. What is your favorite board game or card game?

15. What is your favorite video or mobile game?

16. What is your favorite song to sing aloud?

17. What is your favorite song to dance to?

18. What is your favorite animal?

19. If you could have any pet, what would you choose?  

20. What is your favorite candy or type of chocolate?

21. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? 

22. What is your favorite drink?

23. What is your favorite breakfast food?

24. What is your favorite brunch food?

25. What is your favorite food for dinner?

26. What is your favorite cuisine or type of ethnic food?

27. What is your favorite fast food or junk food?

28. What is your favorite holiday treat or food?

29. What is your go-to comfort clothing item?

30. What is your favorite clothing store?

31. What is your favorite accessory or jewelry?  

32. What is your favorite flower?

33. What is your favorite scent?

34. What is your favorite candle scent?

35. What is your favorite city you’ve visited?

36. What is your dream travel destination? 

37. What is your favorite TV show?

38. What is your favorite movie genre?

39. Who is your favorite actor or actress?

40. Who is your favorite music artist?

41. What is your favorite song?

42. What is your favorite album?

43. What is your favorite musical genre?

44. What is your favorite musical instrument?

45. What is your favorite museum?

46. What is your favorite painting or work of art?

47. What is your favorite play or musical?

48. What is your favorite live event you’ve attended?

49. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

50. What is your favorite holiday movie?

51. What is your favorite holiday song?

52. What is your favorite holiday food or treat?

53. What is your favorite holiday decoration or display?

54. What is your favorite holiday gift you’ve received? 

55. What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

56. What is your favorite holiday scent or candle?

57. What is your favorite holiday cocktail or drink?

58. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

59. What is your favorite holiday cookie or sweet treat?

60. What is your favorite holiday activity or tradition?

61. What is your favorite holiday outfit or accessory?

62. What is your favorite holiday memory from childhood?

63. What place feels most like home to you?

64. What is your favorite room or space at home?

65. What is your favorite furniture piece or home decor item?

66. What is your favorite appliance or technology gadget? 

67. What is your favorite home-cooked meal?

68. What is your favorite thing to do to relax at home?

69. What is your favorite outdoor space near your home?

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70. What is your favorite hobby?

71. What is your favorite way to exercise or stay active?  

72. What is your favorite gym or fitness class?

73. What is your favorite sport to watch?

74. What is your favorite sports team?

75. What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to or vacationed at?

List of Favorite Thing Questions for Gifts

76. What is the best or most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

77. What gift have you always wanted but never received?

78. What is your favorite flower to receive as a gift?

79. What is your favorite scent for candles or lotions as a gift?

80. What is your favorite type of cake or dessert for your birthday?

81. What is your favorite type of jewelry to wear or receive as a gift?

82. What is your favorite clothing item you own?

83. What is your favorite item you've purchased for yourself recently?

84. If you could choose your dream appliance or gadget as a gift, what would it be?

85. What hobby item would you most want as a gift for your interests?

86. What is your favorite book genre to receive as gifts?

87. What subscription service would you love as a monthly gift?

88. What experience gift would you most want to receive?

89. What is your favorite type of gift card to get?

90. What is your favorite store to shop at for gifts?

91. What gift have you received was so perfect you were incredibly touched?

92. what gift were you most excited to receive as a child?

93. What popular gift do you not understand the hype over?

94. What gift have you received that showed someone really understood you? 

95. What gift would you most want to receive on your wedding day?

96. What trip would you most want as a honeymoon gift?

97. What gift from your registry did you absolutely have to have?

98. What gift for your home would you most want?

99. What kitchen appliance would you love to receive as a gift?  

100. What small useful gadget would you want as a gift?

101. What gift have you received was really unique? 

102. What gift have you received was incredibly funny?

103. What gift was so poorly thought out it was almost offensive?

104. What luxury item would you love as a gift?

105. What hobby, craft, or skill would you want lessons or supplies for as a gift?

106. What event would you most want tickets to as a gift?

107. What collectible item would you love to receive as a gift?

108. What donation to charity would you want to be made in your name as a gift?   

109. What gift have you received had the best packaging?

110. What Christmas gift did you open first as a child?

111. What was your favorite gift you made for someone else?

112. What homemade gift would you most want to receive from someone?

113. What birthday gift tradition did you have growing up that you loved? 

114. What gift exchange tradition does your family have that you enjoy?  

115. What gift made you laugh so hard that you cried?

116. What handmade gift were you especially proud to give?

117. What photo gift touched you emotionally when you received it?

118. What framed art or photo would you want as a gift for your home?

119. What surprise party or gift made you feel incredibly loved?

120. What gift from a relative do you still treasure?

121. What gift did you accidentally discover before you were supposed to?

122. What gift have you re-gifted because it was so unsuitable for you?

123. What perfect thoughtful gift have you given that made you proud? 

124. What gift do you dream of inheriting someday? 

125. What gift brought you to tears when you opened it?

126. What gift have you held onto just because of who gave it to you?   

127. What used or regifted item actually thrilled you when you received it?

128. What handmade gift from a child have you lovingly kept?

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129. What item did you treasure as a kid but no longer still have?  

130. What item did you damage, ruin or accidentally break that you regret?

131. What gift did you once own but no longer have you wish you still did? 

132. What childhood gift ignited or fueled a passion or talent?

133. What was your favorite toy growing up you loved the most?

134. What favorite item did you bring everywhere with you as a kid?

135. What stuffed animal or doll did you treasure most as a child?

136. What memorable but unusual gift did you receive growing up?

137. What holiday or birthday was a certain gift you looked forward to each year?

138. What was your favorite birthday gift you received as a child?

139. What gift did you ask for repeatedly as a child but never received?

140. What gift did you want desperately as a child, and you received it?

141. What food or candy did you get growing up as a special treat gift?

142. What holiday treat were you always excited to receive gifts of?

143. What was your favorite gift to buy friends and family as a child?  

144. What gift did you make for a caregiver or relative that you were proud of?

145. What handmade gift did you cherish that a relative or friend made for you?

146. What unique or quirky gift did someone special give you growing up?

147. What item did a friend or sibling gift you that meant a lot?

148. What toy did you always hope to get as a gift but rarely received?

149. What item did you get as a gift that instantly cheered you up as a kid?

150. What was the best gift you ever received from a teacher or mentor?

Favorite Things Questions for Couples

151. What is your favorite way I show you affection?

152. What is your favorite pet name I call you?

153. What is your favorite date we’ve been on together?

154. What is your favorite romantic gesture I’ve done for you?

155. What is your favorite trip or vacation we’ve taken together?

156. What is your favorite hobby or activity we share? 

157. What is your favorite thing we collect or display in our home?

158. What is your favorite furniture piece we own together?

159. What is your favorite home-cooked meal I make for you?

160. What is your favorite restaurant we frequent together?   

161. What is the most thoughtful gift I’ve given you?

162. What is your favorite gift you’ve received from me?

163. What is your favorite photo of us together?

164. What is your favorite song that reminds you of me or our relationship?

165. What is your favorite inside joke we share?

166. What is your favorite tradition we do together?

167. What is your favorite holiday we’ve spent together?

168. What is your favorite way we spend lazy weekends or days off?

169. What is your favorite way we celebrate special occasions?

170. What is your favorite home improvement project we've done together?

171. What is your favorite purchase we made together for our home? 

172. What is your favorite place near home we spend time together?

173. What is your favorite faraway place we’ve traveled to together? 

174. What is your favorite adventure or excursion we’ve been on?

175. What is your favorite long drive or road trip we’ve taken together?

176. What is your favorite concert, play, or event we’ve attended together?

177. What is your favorite topic that we never run out of things to talk about?

178. What is your favorite meal I’ve ever cooked for you?

179. What is your favorite way we spend time together at home?

180. What is your favorite thing we do separately that we tell each other about?

181. What is your favorite thing we do together with family or friends?

182. What is your favorite photo or work of art we have in our home?

183. What is your favorite item of clothing I wear often?

184. What is your favorite place you’ve shown me from your past? 

185. What is your favorite childhood memory you’ve shared with me?

186. What is your favorite silly or embarrassing thing we’ve laughed about together?

187. What is your favorite way we’ve supported each other during difficult times?

188. What is your favorite way we work together as partners or teammates? 

189. What is your favorite hobby we don’t share that I’ve taken an interest in?

190. What is your favorite way I’ve helped you through an illness or injury?

191. What is your favorite skill you’ve taught me or activity you introduced me to?

192. What is your favorite way we handle disagreements or conflict?

193. What is your favorite apology or make-up gift I’ve given you?

194. What is your favorite way I’ve surprised or impressed you?  

195. What is your favorite thing we both splurge on together?

196. What is your favorite way I make you feel loved?

197. What is your favorite pet name or nickname you call me?

198. What is your favorite thing about our relationship?

199. What is your favorite memory from the day we met?

200. What is your favorite story about our relationship?

201. What is your favorite thing we do that is unique to just the two of us?

202. What is your favorite way we show affection privately?

203. What is your favorite romantic gesture I’ve done for you unexpectedly? 

204. What is your favorite thing we do that makes you feel cared for?

205. What is your favorite way we cooperate and compromise?

206. What is your favorite thing we do to make each other laugh?

207. What is your favorite thing we do that feels like an adventure? 

208. What is your favorite way I’ve helped you grow as a person?

209. What is your favorite way I support your interests and dreams?

210. What is your favorite way I inspire you? 

211. What is your favorite lesson you've learned from me?

212. What is your favorite way we motivate each other?

213. What is your favorite way I surprise you or break your expectations?  

214. What is your favorite thing you’ve taught me or about yourself?

215. What is your favorite way we are opposites that complement each other?

216. What is your favorite new thing you’ve tried because of my influence?  

217. What is your favorite way our personalities blend well together?

218. What is your favorite way we exchange advice?

219. What is your favorite thing we accomplish by working together?

220. What is your favorite song, movie, or show we both love? 

221. What is your favorite family tradition we uphold?

222. What is your favorite gift you want to pass down to our children someday?

223. What is your favorite goal we’re working towards together?

224. What is your favorite dream or hope we share for the future?

225. What is your favorite reason you know we’re meant to be together?

Favorite Things Questions for Friends

226. What is your favorite inside joke we have together?

227. What is your favorite adventure we've been on together?

228. What is your favorite concert or event we've attended together?

229. What is your favorite road trip we've taken together?

230. What is your favorite holiday tradition we uphold?

231. What is your favorite food or restaurant we enjoy together?

232. What is your favorite dessert we've baked or made together? 

233. What is your favorite craft, project, or activity we've worked on together?

234. What is your favorite game we play together?

235. What is your favorite movie or TV series we geek out over?

236. What is your favorite book or author we both love?  

237. What is your favorite memento or keepsake from our friendship?

238. What is your favorite photo we've taken together?

239. What is your favorite video or post we've made together?

240. What is your favorite social media memory we've shared?

241. What is your favorite thing we gossip or chat endlessly about?

242. What is your favorite thing we debate fiercely but friendly over?

243. What is your favorite way we make each other laugh?

244. What is your favorite emoji or gif we overuse with each other? 

245. What is your favorite article of clothing I've complimented or borrowed? 

246. What is your favorite hair, makeup, or outfit I've helped you with?

247. What is your favorite way I've supported you through a difficult time?  

248. What is your favorite advice I've given you?

249. What is your favorite way you've inspired or motivated me?

250. What is your favorite skill you've taught me?

251. What is your favorite way we exchange ideas?

252. What is your favorite song, artist, or genre we introduced each other to?

253. What is your favorite thing you've learned from me?

254. What is your favorite way we are different that we appreciate about each other?  

255. What is your favorite childhood memory you've told me?

256. What is your favorite secret you’ve entrusted me with?

257. What is your favorite gift you’ve received from me? 

258. What is your favorite item of mine you’ve borrowed?

259. What is your favorite snack or food I’ve shared with you?

260. What is your favorite thing we don’t have in common that we find interesting about each other?

261. What is your favorite personality quirk of mine?

262. What is your favorite quality or value you appreciate in me as a friend?

263. What is your favorite way we cooperate as friends?

264. What is your favorite way we compromise about differences?

265. What is your favorite way we communicate meaningfully?

266. What is your favorite way we offer each other advice and guidance?

267. What is your favorite way we motivate each other?

268. What is your favorite goal we worked towards together?

269. What is your favorite accomplishment we celebrated together?  

270. What is your favorite dream we share?

271. What is your favorite hope we have for each other’s futures?

272. What is your favorite imaginary adventure we talked about going on someday?

273. What is your favorite way we bring out the best in each other?

274. What is your favorite quality I recognized in you before you saw it yourself?

275. What is your favorite way we balance each other out?

276. What is your favorite moment we supported each other during difficult times? 

277. What is your favorite silly memory we laugh about now?

278. What is your favorite ridiculous or hilarious thing we did together?

279. What is your favorite photo we laugh uncontrollably at every time we see it?

280. What is your favorite joke or prank we pulled off together?

281. What is your favorite accidental mishap we caused together?

282. What is your favorite happy memory we created together?

283. What is your favorite way we are like family?

284. What is your favorite reason you appreciate our friendship?  

285. What is your favorite thing that makes our friendship unique?

286. What is your favorite way we remind you of childhood friends?

287. What is your favorite nickname or silly name you call me?

288. What is your favorite thing we fanatically collect or are obsessed with? 

289. What is your favorite TV series or movie we are eagerly awaiting together?

290. What is your favorite memory you associate with me?

291. What is your favorite tradition I'm part of in your life? 

292. What is your favorite way I've impacted you or helped you grow?

293. What is your favorite thing we have planned to do together soon? 

294. What is your favorite way our friendship has evolved over time?

295. What is your favorite prediction we made about our futures? 

296. What is your favorite thing you hope we accomplish together someday?

297. What is your favorite way you hope our friendship lasts?

298. What is your favorite metaphor for our friendship?

299. What is your favorite thing about being friends with me?

300. What is your favorite memory from our friendship you cherish most?

301. What is your favorite thing that first made us become friends?


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What Are the Benefits of Asking “What Is Your Favorite” Questions?

Questions about favorites provide a fun, positive way to connect with others. Here are some of the benefits:

Spark Meaningful Conversations

These types of questions prompt people to share opinions, memories, and anecdotes, sparking more substantial conversations.

Reveal Shared Interests 

Learning about favorites shows where your tastes, hobbies, and interests overlap with someone else's. This can establish common ground.

Create Emotional Connections

You form emotional bonds when you hear nostalgic stories and heartfelt enthusiasm when people discuss favorites.

Gain Insights into Personality

Questions about favorites offer glimpses into what makes someone tick and what they value most. The answers provide insight into personality.

Learn New Perspectives

Discovering other people’s favorites outside your own experience exposes you to new ideas, places, media, foods, and more that you may not have considered before.

Break the Ice 

Asking light questions about someone’s preferences provides an easy, non-threatening way to initiate conversation and get to know new people.

Strengthen Existing Relationships

Even with loved ones, we may not know their absolute favorite things. Discovering them can strengthen existing relationships.

Spark Positive Memories

Discussing favorites reminds people of cherished memories and past happy moments, eliciting joy. Reliving good memories is one of the best ways to foster happiness.

How to Use These Favorite Things Questions

With 301 fun, lighthearted questions about favorites, this list offers endless options for getting to know people better. Here are some suggestions for putting these questions to use:

  • Use them as icebreakers and conversation starters to learn more about friends, family, coworkers, and new acquaintances. The questions invite sharing of opinions, memories, stories, and preferences.
  • Make it a game by taking turns drawing questions at random and answering them. See who can stump the group with the most obscure favorites!
  • Use them on a first date or with your significant other to spark meaningful conversation and discover new insights into each other's interests, dreams, and personalities.
  • Reference the questions in interviews to get a sense of candidates' tastes and what inspires them.
  • Use as writing or journal prompts for self-reflection on your own favorites and why they resonate with you.
  • Incorporate into party games for a fun way to interact at gatherings and celebrations.

The possibilities are endless with this extensive collection of favorite things questions! Adapt them to your needs for lighthearted sharing and quality bonding time.

Final Thoughts

With endless options for fun sharing and meaningful conversations, this extensive collection of 301 favorite things questions offers something for everyone. Use it to spark new connections, strengthen relationships, gain insights, and relive cherished memories through lighthearted sharing of the favorites that bring joy and meaning to life.