In the eyes of the people of the Victorian era, this prickly fruit symbolized perfection. Gifted meant: "you're perfect”. In the Victorian era it was immensely popular, and a piece of prose from that time says yes to him:
So beautiful, that it seems
we will do just for the pleasure of the eye;
So fragrant, that we could
to cultivate it solely for its fragrance.
The pineapple has lost its value as a precious gift in everyday life, but the habit of treating it as something out of the ordinary was temporarily revived in the Broadway musical in the year 1966, where in the song It Couldn't Please Me More the pineapple was used as a symbol of love.