From what I've read, gift or not, that is not the case
What can be excluded from gifts?
The general rule is that any gift is a taxable gift. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Generally, the following gifts are not taxable gifts.
Gifts that are not more than the annual exclusion for the calendar year.
Tuition or medical expenses you pay for someone (the educational and medical exclusions).
Gifts to your spouse.
Gifts to a political organization for its use.
Though, I found that.
So if I get married to someone in the US, and get them to buy me it, I don't have to pay tax for it... bit extreme though