The Betazoid gift box was an artifact originating from the planet Betazed that was designed to be given as "bonding gifts" to those who were to be married. The gift box resembled a silver chest, except that it had a seemingly live, humanoid-like face imprinted on its side. This face was capable of speech and movement and could thus be used to convey messages to their recipients.
In 2364, Counselor Deanna Troi received a Betazoid gift box from Steven and Victoria Miller as a wedding gift, as she had been bonded to their son, Wyatt. When the Box was first transported aboard the USS Enterprise-D, it appeared to be in a sleeping state. But when Troi entered the transporter room and spoke, the Box "awakened" and informed Troi that her mother, Lwaxana Troi, and the Millers would soon arrive and that her wedding day was near. With its message delivered, the gift box went back to "sleep". (TNG: "Haven")