More than half of Americans agree that small gestures make for great surprises

"Go big or go home" is overrated — at least when it comes to surprises. According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, split by whether or not respondents enjoy surprises, 52% agreed the best kinds of surprises are small gestures, like getting a small thoughtful gift or treat. That's compared to bigger gestures that have a greater chance of failing — and results revealed that sentiment is even more relevant during the summer. The survey found 59% of those polled agreed that often, the best memories they have of summer feature small, surprising moments. Conducted on behalf of Bubbies Ice Cream by OnePoll, respondents were asked what surprises they'd look forward to this summer. And 34% of those surveyed said "a sweet treat in the afternoon" would brighten their day. What treats might these be? Regardless of their preference toward surprises, ice cream topped the list as Americans' favorite summertime treat (75%).

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