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34 Gifts Your Partner Won't Secretly Want To Return

We're not saying these gifts will make you S.O. of the Year, but we're also not not saying it. 🏆

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

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1. A fill-in-the-blank book that contains prompts about your S.O. like, "You deserve the [blank] award," because everyone loves a little buttering up every now and then. Consider it a Mad Libs that'll score you serious brownie points.

small pink book called "What I love about you by me"

2. A kombucha-brewing kit for when they decide to transition away from sourdough and seek out a new fermentation project. Now they'll be able to make their own rather than spending $$$ on the store-bought stuff.

3. A subscription to Book of the Month so they'll never have to ask "What should I read next?" ever again. They'll be able to choose from five featured books every month, or skip a month and wait for books that speak to them (their credits roll over). Plus, they'll sometimes have access to early releases. 🙌

five of book of the month's book choices

4. A 1,000-piece Golden Girls jigsaw puzzle, because isn't the fact that they can geek out about the show just as much as you one of the things you love most about them?

The puzzle featuring the four main Golden Girls characters

5. A Fjallraven backpack that's just so cute, they'll look for excuses to bring it everywhere they go.

6. A BuzzFeed Tasty Micro-Pop popcorn maker, because the love of your life deserves an upgrade from the bagged stuff. They can pop whatever kernels they'd like right in the microwave and, best of all, melt butter right on the lid. Let's face it, this is really a gift for both of you.

7. A bar of citrusy soap they can lather up for handwashing or bathing, all the while breathing in its refreshing lemongrass, tangerine, and coconut aromas.

Models hand holding a sudsy bar of soap

8. A pair of cushy slippers for their perpetually frigid feet. As someone who's cold 24/7, trust me, nothing says "I love you" like the gift of cozy warmth.

reviewer's feet in tweed and shearling slippers with open backs

9. A French bistro–inspired monogrammed mug so they can admire their first initial as they sip. Bonus: Now they'll finally stop using YOUR favorite mug.

mugs monogrammed A, B, and C in a style that looks like black, white, and gold vintage tile

10. Some Porter Seal-Tight Glass Containers that should have the slogan: "Come for the food storage, stay for the gorgeous design." They're so pretty, your S.O. just might actually start to prefer bringing their own lunch rather than spending money on takeout.

glass bowls with silicone wraps in different colors and sizes on a shelf

11. An electric wine bottle opener so they'll never have to wince at the idea of popping a cork ever again (I may or may not relate). It can open a bottle in mere seconds, and also comes with a foil cutter and sleek charging station. Plus, it can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge!

12. A New York Times front-page puzzle you can customize to depict the news from any date that has meaning for you and your partner, whether it's their birthday, your anniversary, or the day you finally found a mattress that you both find comfortable.

puzzle of a new york times front page

13. A handheld milk frother so they can whip up all of the foamy creations of their dreams — with no soul-shattering Starbucks line in sight.

14. And pumpkin pie sauce to satisfy their PSL cravings even after it's deemed socially acceptable.

bottle of torani pumpkin pie sauce

15. An all-in-one apron that'll bring out their inner Martha Stewart, even if they tend to stay out of the kitchen for all noneating purposes. It comes with built-in oven mitts and a cute chest pocket containing a handy measurement conversion chart.

16. An external battery to keep their phone charged up on the go, aka they'll always be just a heart-emoji-filled text away.

black rectangular external battery being pulled out of a purse

17. A set of artificial succulents with vases because, as much as you love your S.O., their green thumb leaves a lot to be desired. That said, everyone deserves a little greenery to spruce up their living space.

four different  fake succulents in clear sphere planters

18. A comfy organic cotton robe they can lounge in to their heart's content. Including a breakfast in bed IOU they can redeem the first time they wear it is optional, but encouraged.

Model wearing the maroon robe

19. A pair of over-ear headphones because, while you don't really trust them to keep a pair of AirPods intact, they still should be able to listen to their favorite tunes with top-notch sound quality.

model in corded lime green over-ear headphones

20. A nourishing and moisturizing milk bath they'll want to luxuriate in until their fingers get nice and wrinkly.

The milk bath bottle

21. And, a SipCaddy wine and beer holder to make their bath lounging even more luxurious. Also super convenient if they enjoy a "shower beer" every now and then.

Model in a bubble bath reaching for the SipCaddy holding a glass filled with red wine

22. A super-convenient jar opener, because their condiment obsession is REAL and for them to not be able to unscrew the lid to one would be nothing short of a travesty.

23. A tinted Jane Iredale lip balm to soothe their chapped lips — and you'll reap the benefits of their kissably soft smoochers!

The Jane Iredale tinted lip balm

24. A cold brew coffee maker that'll let them enjoy barista-quality beverages in the comfort of their own home.

Reviewer photo of a cold brew maker next to a glass of iced coffee

25. An electric candle lighter to light up their life, er, favorite candles. As someone who has a slight phobia of matches, I'd personally be thrilled to receive this gift. Plus, it's rechargeable and doesn't require any butane refills!

26. A Squatty Potty, because what better way to express how close you feel to them than by gifting a device that'll improve their BM experience?

model sitting on a toilet with a white squatty potty under their feel

27. A Trtl neck pillow that'll keep them from awkwardly dozing off on their transit neighbor's shoulder, thanks to its ergonomic design and soft fleece support. Plus, it doubles as a scarf (planes be COLD), and it's way less bulky than those puffy U-shaped pillows.

Model wearing a gray Trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

Promising review: "This thing is the greatest thing invented since chicken and biscuits. It's like a nice scarf with just enough support to keep your neck just in the right position. I highly recommend it. Works great with big headphones, too." —Deana Hero

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

Shipping info: Select colors available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options should still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

28. A mini rice cooker they'll want to bust out for every meal once they see how easy it is to use (it's really cute, too!).

The yellow rice cooker filled with rice

29. A pair of classically cool Raen sunglasses that feature a sleek two-toned black-and-tortoise design.

Model wearing the Raen sunglasses

30. A foot-massaging machine with a heat function to give them the ultimate foot-pampering experience.

Reviewer using the foot massager

31. An ultra-comfy sweatshirt that'll become their new go-to for lazy weekend mornings. And, very likely, every other time of every other day.

Model wearing the green sweatshirt

32. A compact air fryer to make their crispy-crunchy dreams a reality. It's small, yet mighty (it can hold over 4 quarts of food), and its nonstick surface means they won't have to overexert themselves scrubbing it clean.

33. Some food-coloring pens so they can take their new baking obsession to the next level. They're made of edible ink and come dual-sided with both wide and fine tips.

34. And, of course, a Dwight sequin pillow that'll make them react with this exact facial expression upon receiving it. Even once the holidays have come to an end, this sparkly Schrute can keep a permanent place on their couch.

sequin pillow that can be flipped between an image of Dwight Schrute screaming and red sequins

Your S.O.'s reaction to your impeccable gift-giving skills:

Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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