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    37 Gifts For When You're Totally In Love, But Broke

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    1. A fill-in-the-blank journal so mushy, it's basically a foolproof way to put a gigantic smile on their face. Prepare to jot down your favorite memories, their best qualities, and how you plan on being when you ~grow old~ together.

    Small pink book called "What I Love About You by Me" and the message "You fill in the blanks" in the upper-left corner.
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    Promising review: "These booklets are the best. I bought one for my sister, mother, and two best friends. Each of them cherish this gift and felt it was one of the best gifts they have ever gotten. I must say it is a lot of fun to fill out too. My favorite thing to do was pour a glass of wine, sit in my recliner, and fill out these books while reminiscing about great memories!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19+.

    2. A third-generation Echo Dot that can do everything from play music and make calls to read the news and set alarms — all at the sound of their voice! Having the ability to send texts and shuffle playlists (all hands-free!) is about to completely change their life for the better.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying this). The sound quality is really good, especially considering its small size and relatively budget-friendly price. I definitely recommend this to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Don’t even 'add to cart,' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (originally $49.99).

    3. A locket necklace so they can diffuse essential oils wherever they may go. This locket contains felt pads, so all they'll have to do is add a teeny drop of lavender to help feel more calm, cool, and collected on particularly stressful days.

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    This necklace comes with three felt pads you can take out (or keep in) for however long you want. Pro tip: Use each pad to hold a different essential oil.

    Promising review: "Love this locket! I wrap it around twice so that it turns into a short necklace (and so that I can smell the essential oils even more). The felt holds the aroma for days if you use a good oil, the locket hasn't opened up on me yet, and chain is plenty strong. A great bang for your buck!" —smallfryvet

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A 52-week guide to encourage a more positive and appreciative attitude (AKA = I need this). This self-exploration journal is packed with inspirational quotes and prompts that will have them jotting down what they're grateful for on a daily basis, making this the perfect dose of self-reflection to go along with their morning coffee.

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    Promising review: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that i felt was simple, that didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, that was straightforward, in short, exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only being doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins...all because I want to." —silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter that will keep their coffee fresh for up to two weeks. "No more having to wake up extra early to stop for cold brew at that expensive coffee shop," they'll say to their reflection in the mirror, heart jittering as they sip their 15th cup of cold brew for the day.

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    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (originally $19.99).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on this Takeya cold brew maker.

    6. A Tequila Mockingbird cocktail kit to turn your book-obsessed soulmate into a professional mixologist. This inexpensive kit comes with two swizzle sticks, a bartender's jigger to measure out drinks, and a shortened version of the original book (which outlines15 drink recipes and notes about which books inspired them).

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    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my secret santa, who is an English teacher. She loved it! Such a unique idea with fun recipes." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    7. A ceramic mug for the S/O who refuses to watch conspiracy docs, psychological thrillers, or The Blue Planet with you. Why? They'd rather watch the shenangians going on at Dunder Mifflin for the trillionth time.

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    Psst, this office-appropriate mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe. *looks into camera*

    Promising review: "This mug is the perfect gift for any The Office fan! It’s super awesome, comes packaged in an easy-to-wrap box, and is a must-have for those who love collecting office memorabilia." —Lauren Deveau

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. An attachable aerator to make their less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," they'll say after taking that first sip.

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    This attachable aerator deposits oxygen into your wine, which improves taste and allows aromas to EXPAND.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. An R2-D2 version of Bop It with the classic three prompts: Bop it, twist it, and pull it. This easy-to-play game has such a unique design that your SO will assume you paid a HUGE shipping fee to come from a galaxy far, far away.

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    Promising review: "My son and his cousin spent literally hours playing with this together and separately. I became very thankful that it has two volume levels, as the lower sound level is what saved me from 'losing' the batteries." —SusanandJames

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    10. A layered infinity necklace to imply that you love them to infinity and beyond. (In fact, you love them *almost* as much as you love the entire Toy Story franchise.)

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    Psst, hate the infinity symbol? No worries. This necklace is available with several different pendants ranging from full moons to crosses.

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! I have worn it in the pool, lake, river, shower, summer water balloon fights, all the works, and it has not turned green at all!! I also have a significant nickel sensitivity and after wearing, there is no sign of any rash or allergic reaction otherwise." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    11. A storybook cocoa set packed with eight flavored hot chocolate mixes: gingerbread, snickerdoodle, s'mores, chocolate mint, caramel, gingerbread, classic milk chocolate, and double chocolate. Consider their taste buds delighted.

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    Promising review: "Completely adorable and festive. Hot cocoa is beautifully wrapped and makes the perfect gift. Tastes great, too!" —Chad Azzaline

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. Insulated clear cups because why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can literally gift it to the love of your life instead? In mug form, of course.

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    These cups can be stuck in the microwave and the dishwasher without any damage being done to 'em. PLUS! They come with two bamboo stirring spoons.

    Promising review: "This product is so adorable! I got it for my mom for Christmas and she loves it. If you fill up the mug all of the way, you won't see the heart but if you fill it with 3/4 of the cup, then it shows up very nicely. It is more noticeable with darker liquids as well." —Erica

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+.

    13. A game of Trivial Pursuit inspired by 80s pop culture and the ~upside down~. They'll soon begin hosting especially fun game nights with these 1,500 trivia questions ranging from six different categories; movies, TV, music, famous people, tech, and Stranger Things.

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    Promising review: "This version of Trivial Pursuit has some unique game play that makes for a quick and exciting game. The questions are great and one category is dedicated just to Stranger Things trivia." —M. Ledford

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A 2020 History Channel boxed calendar for the person who was supposed to wait for you to watch the next episode of that Netflix true crime documentary, but didn't. Each new day of this calendar will reveal a brief summary of unsolved mysteries, weird occurrences, and inexplicable events.

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    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A magical cookbook they're bound to love if they're obsessed with the wizarding world, because this'll have them sipping on gin and (pumpkin) juice in no time. They hate pumpkin juice? FINE! This also contains recipes for treacle tarts, rock cakes, kippers, and more.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS. I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that: I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways, the recipes are phenomenal. The book has a bunch of cute references, and my younger siblings go crazy whenever I make something from this book. I most recently made the meat and potato pies, which can be found on page 44." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A sushi kit equipped with a rice spoon, rice spreader, reusable chopsticks, and two bamboo rolling mats that will bring an at-home sushi dinner into the realm of possibility. No more takeout! Grab some key ingredients and surprise them by whipping up their favorite sushi order for dinner.

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    Promising review: "For the price I was worried it would be low quality, but it isn't! Rolled my first sushi roll last night like a pro! The chopsticks are gorgeous as well. This kit is fabulous." —Clyderiver77

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A Thomas Kinkade 2020 wall calendar packed with absolutely beautiful illustrations that will infuse their daily life with the magic of Disney.

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    Promising review: "These are my absolute favorite calendars. When I look at it, it brings me back to my childhood. The pictures are so beautiful and magical. I buy one every year." —Lwag

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    18. Sterling silver cubic zirconia studs that look like a trillion bucks, but thankfully cost very little and can actually be purchased using even my humble savings account.

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    Promising review: "Really beautiful earrings! They look expensive and not gaudy by any means. I have been considering spending $500 on a pair of different studs, but now I’m not sure they're worth the money. You can get the same look with these earrings for so much less!" —Lauren Carter

    Get them from Amazon for $10 (available in three sizes and finishes).

    19. A Corkcicle glass set to guarantee that their whiskey stays colder than cold: we're talking ice cold. This glass includes a silicone mold to form a perfectly proportioned ice wedge that will keep their drink chilled but *not* watered down.

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    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift and it was a huge hit. The packaging was really well designed and looked awesome. The product actually works too! It kept my whiskey drinks cold for the whole night without swapping out the cube. Suprisingly, the glass was actually really nice quality as well. The size, shipping speed, and quality were all as advertised." —Loladex

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    20. A ceramic mug you can personalize with two different states on the front and a sappy message in the back to signify that while you may not be close geographically, you *are* in each other's hearts. For long-distance relationships, this is the perfect present.

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    These dishwasher- and microwave-safe mugs come in two sizes, can be customized with nine different colors, AND come with a gift wrap option — because we all know that gift wrapping is a huge burden, okay? Let's just admit it.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness. I am so, so, so very happy with my mugs! I would give it more than five stars if I could, and have recommended these to multiple friends who live away from their loved ones. The mugs themselves are absolutely beautiful, the gift wrap is beautiful, and the box itself is actually really cool, the states on mine are gorgeous...I am just so happy with this product." —Laura Ann

    Get it from Cupology on Amazon Handmade for $19.95.

    21. A digital watch that's high quality minus the high price tag. This nifty accessory displays time and date, plus is equipped with a stopwatch and alarm functions that perhaps you won't snooze through (*cough* unlike your iPhone every single morning).

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    Promising review: "My brother saw me wearing this watch and asked if it was thew new Galaxy one. I told him it was actually a really cheap watch and he assumed it was $40! I bought this for work but literally wear this EVERYWHERE. It is super light and simple, yet doesn't look cheap." —mera yang

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    22. Silicone bookmarks because their green thumb may be nonexistent, but these little sprouts are an easy way to ~spruce~ up their life while noting their page in that thriller paperback they're reading.

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    Promising review: "I love these bookmarks! And as a librarian, I'm picky about bookmarks. They're small, durable, and portable. They stay in books well and are downright adorable sticking up out of the pages. Plus, it's so small you can leave it in the book while you read it. And you don't have to worry about them folding and tearing like paper bookmarks. I just love them." —Caroline

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.73.

    23. A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship *or* eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn their doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a looooong time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills." —KHenderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    24. An acrylic ornament you can personalize with the name of your favorite muggle! This is perfect for hanging on a tree, dropping in a stocking, or attaching to the bow of a wrapped present. (Psst, this ornament is available in all four houses.)

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    Promising review: "This is the first Christmas that me and my fiancé are spending together. We are both Gryfinndors, so this was perfect. I had both our names put on it, ordered this on a Sunday, and I got an email four hours later saying that it was shipped. This looks fantastic and I couldn't be more pleased!" —Ryan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    25. A layered choker necklace so dainty, they'll find themselves reaching for it every single morning. Consider this their new pièce de résistance.

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    Promising review: "I love these necklaces! They look so good together and are great quality for the price." —Gali D Dragon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 12 styles).

    26. A 25th anniversary edition of Friends Forever, their new one-stop shop to behind-the-scenes tidbits and fun facts about their favorite show (as evident by the fact that they watch it daily and are able to quote every single episode).

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.66.

    27. An ergonomic mirror cube puzzle to give them a piece of art that looks like it was sourced from an upscale modern art museum. They'll be using this on their long train commute from now until forever, because the puzzle itself is super challenging (but also super rewarding once completed).

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    Promising review: "My son is obsessed with Rubik's, and is able to solve the regular cube very well. This was a great next step challenge to him: the algorithm is not different, but the mirror faces to the sides adds just enough difficulty to the solve, without creating excessive frustration. If your kid learned to solve the regular cube and is looking for another challenge, I'd say this is a great next step." —A. Sun

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. Fluffy house slippers to enhance their already hoove-looking feet, all while a memory foam insole and soft fleece inner keep 'em nice and toasty.

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    Promising review: "I went to a pajama party and wore these cute bear slippers and received compliments all night long, plus everyone wanted to know where I got them. If you don't like attention, then don't wear them because all eyes will be on you/your feet the whole time." —cheryl t

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors and sizes 4-9).

    29. A Pop Chart Lab scratch-off poster that gets rid of all "what movie should we watch tonight?" bickering. This provides the ultimate list of must-see, bucket list films (think everything from Fargo to Forrest Gump).

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    30. A celestial one-line-a-day journal that recognizes they *may* be too busy to jot down their entire life story on the daily. This encourages them to sum up their day with just a line or two for five years...

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    ...meaning they'll be able to compare where they are right NOW to where they were last year, on this specific date, on the dot.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my best friend who has spent the last six months overseas in her new job. The pages/paper quality are lovely and the overall quality of the book is just wonderful. I'm really happy with it and I think she'll really enjoy using it to reflect on her new adventures in life since this will be an on-going thing for her for the next decade or more. I'm so excited to give it to her!" —rachael11

    Get it from Amazon for $10.13.

    31. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that'll make a romantic dinner at home *so* much better. This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal. Thought pizza was already perfect? Add some of this on a slice and prepare for their taste buds to explode.

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    This paleo-friendly, gluten-free condiment is truly the cherry on top of any meal.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this! My entire family (with the exception of my husband, who doesn't like spice) reaches for this bottle of Mike's many times a week. We've tried it on biscuits, cornbread, fried chicken, bacon (AMAZING), and more. Mike's offers just the right kick of heat to balance the delicious sweetness of the honey. I plan on keeping this in my pantry." —MichiganTraveler

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on Mike's Hot Honey.

    32. A suitcase bank so that you can both save your pennies and put them toward your next adventure together. Include this with a list of the destinations you've yet to cross off your joint bucket list and prepare to look like the most romantic person on planet earth.

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    Promising review: "Adorable. We put euros in it and gave our son and DIL it as a wedding gift for their trip to Ireland. Perfect and can be reused for saving money for the next adventure." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    33. Memory foam slippers lined with an ultra cozy plush you'll be "buying for your partner," but WE BOTH KNOW that you'll be wearing them around the house just as often.

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    Promising review: "LOVE these slippers! They are so soft and comfortable. Just order one size up or a more roomy feel." —Marjorie

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).

    34. A silicone popcorn maker capable of making 15 cups of popcorn in under four minutes. They'll just have to add in some kernels, ~pop~ it in the microwave, and BAM! Their movie marathon feast is now ready to be devoured.

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    This popcorn maker is especially fantastic because it acts as a popcorn bowl itself. PLUS! It's collapsible! Which makes this easy to store if you have approximately zero space in your kitchen.

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! I am throwing out my old popcorn maker because there is no need for it anymore. I cannot believe how easy it was to make perfect popcorn and use the same bowl to eat it out of. I've already told all of my friends to buy this!" —Cindy Suy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.75 (available in 10 colors).

    35. A headphone stand ideal for the office! Let 'em keep their (very important) headphones in sight at all times — instead of overhearing coworker conversations, they'll remember to slip on their Beats instead.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    36. A stemless wine glass because your significant other wanted a Frenchie, but that's just not feasible this year. I hope this will perhaps hold your S/O over until you can have the real, barking thing.

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    This glass is dishwasher-safe (just put it on the top rack!) and is shatter-resistant, which is truly heaven-sent for us clumsy folks.

    Promising review: "My best friend loves her Frenchie (named Hula), so i bought two of these to give her on her birthday. The glasses are strong and the perfect weight and height, and she is going to lose her cookies over them!" —Jenny W.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    37. An essential oil diffuser with an auto shut-off feature and seven LED lights. All they'll have to do is add in a few drops of lavender for some ultra-calming aromatherapy before hitting the hay.

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    Promising review: "I recently got a massage and the therapist had me smell eucalyptus oil, which seems to clear your airways and gives a sense of relaxation. So I bought some oil to add to this powerful little diffuser! I was concerned about leaving it on all night, but when the water runs out, it automatically shuts off. I'm very pleased with this product and the alternate light changes alone is soothing!" —Tave

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    *pretends that the above gifts cost a lot more than they actually do*

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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