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45 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.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

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"
Amazon

Promising review: "For Christmas, I wanted something personal for my boyfriend. Sometimes I feel like there isn't enough time to show your appreciation for the one you love. After doing some researching, I decided on this fill-in-the-blank book. Some of the questions were a bit goofy and a laugh for us both, but I loved being able to fill out and answer the questions. It was a gift that he definitely will remember and it made my day to see how much he appreciated hearing all the things I love about him!" —Jenna G

Get it on Amazon for $10.62 (also available in 12 other subjects).

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

2. A rock climbing mug so they can "get a grip" while sipping their morning coffee.

Climbergoods

This mug is made by Climbergoods, a small business based in Pittsburgh.

Promising review: "I got this for my husband as a birthday gift. He thought it was so cool and would help him practice his grip. Really cool, overall." —Katherine Suarez

Get it from Climbergoods on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in 10 colors).

Shipping info: This item ships for free, and typically arrives within 5–11 days of the order being placed.

3. 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.

Amazon, amazon.com

The kombucha kit includes a 1-gallon brewing jar featuring a place to write brew notes, pH test strips, a temperature gauge, a post-brewing guide, organic sugar, an organic tea blend, and a kombucha culture and liquid starter.

Promising review: "It has everything you need to start a first batch of kombucha. It includes clear instructions on how to make it and continue your kombucha for the second batch. Now I’m making my third batch and loving it so far. After the first batch, you will need to find your own tea leaves and sugar but it’s fun trying different tea to see how differently it tastes. It’s also fun trying different fruits/spices for second fermentation. If you purchase this kit as your first kombucha investment, you can brew your kombucha forever only with additional tea leaves and sugar." —Udon

For more on the kit, check out BuzzFeed Shopping editor Samantha Wieder's closer look at this kombucha-brewing kit.

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (also available as a deluxe brewing kit).

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

4. A passport and vaccination card holder that'll protect the two things they don't want to be without while traveling (aside from you!).

The case in all 13 colors fanned out, along with one open case to show how the items fit inside
Henney's Boutique / Etsy

It's made by Henney's Boutique, a small biz based in LA!

Promising review: "I love this! I bought one for myself, then one for my husband, then I've been sending the link to everyone who asks me where I got it... They're the best for keeping both your passport and your vaccine card safe for travel." —Paige Devlin

Get it from Henney's Boutique on Etsy for $10 (available in 13 colors). 

Shipping info: Items typically ship in 1 day and arrive within 13 days from when the order was placed. 

5. A classy gold bar cart to show off their prized bottle collection that's been hiding in the kitchen cabinets this whole time.

reviewer's gold bar cart with two round mirrored shelves whose top shelf has a wine glass hanger underneath
amazon.com

Not only is it a chic decorative piece, it's also functional, thanks to its stemware rack and lockable wheels for easy room-to-room transport. 

Promising review: "Super cute and easy to assemble! Worth the cost! Looked at similar ones and their price points are almost double the cost of this one. I’m glad I bought this! Highly recommended!" —Zeniah S

Get it from Amazon for $119.11.

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

6. 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
instagram.com

Rachel says: "I adore my Book of the Month subscription! It keeps me sharp, researching titles and always looking forward to a new read. It also makes an incredible gift! I've actually given BOTM to my mom a few times and it's really fun to be members at the same time so we can read the same books, exchange them after we finish, and talk about what we're going to get each month! Every month you get your choice of one of five titles with an option to skip a month and save your credit for whenever you please. Especially as quarantine wears on, I'm especially thankful to have good books arriving all the time to keep me occupied."

Get it from Book of the Month for $15.99+/month.

7. A weighted blanket to keep them nice and snug on chilly winter nights (and from stealing all the covers off of you).

model on bed under grey weighted blanket
instagram.com

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my wife a few weeks ago — she was very skeptical when she opened the box and took it out, but since then she has used it every night and she absolutely loves it! It does help her relax and sleep better." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $38.24+ (available in 14 weights/sizes and 32 colors and patterns).

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

8. 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
Amazon

Promising review: "First off I would like to say this is a must-have for any Golden Girls fan!! The pieces were a little bit difficult to fit but it brought a challenge!! Edges look like inside and inside look like edges with some pieces! It took me a week but was very fun!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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

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

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "This backpack is expensive but the price is worth the quality you are getting. It looks super cute and good size to fit your laptop and folders for school. Can also use it for traveling!" —Joey258

Get it from Amazon for $79.94 (available in 47 colors) or Urban Outfitters for $80 (available in nine colors).

Amazon shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Urban Outfitters shipping info: Standard (five to eight business days), express (two to three business days), and rush (one to two business days) shipping are available. In-store pickup is also available depending on your location (see Urban Outfitters' full shipping information here).

10. 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.

Walmart

Promising review: "This single-serve glass popper is fantastic. So easy to wipe clean, and it can be as good as the movie theater, seriously. I love this handy glass pitcher for heating liquids, too!" —Juliann

Get it from Walmart for $9.77.

Shipping info: Expedited shipping options are available for an additional fee.

11. A mushroom-growing kit that'll allow them to explore their fascination with fungi on a whole new, hands-on level.

reviewer's home grown pink oyster mushrooms
amazon.com

The kit comes with an all-in-one already colonized block as well as a spray bottle for keeping their baby mushrooms nice and hydrated.

Promising review: "This kit worked extremely well! My family and I were shocked at how full and quickly the mushrooms grew. They're delicious as well. The directions that come with the kit are very simple and clear but I HIGHLY recommend watching the short video online. These would be great for the classroom because of the ease of growth and ability to see the whole mushroom (mycelium). Can't wait to try the brown oysters next!" —J. Dochtermann

Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

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

12. 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
Saje

Promising review: "I love this, it smells like my childhood aka boxes of mandarins! Such a great stocking stuffer, too." —ND

Get it from Saje for $8.

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options available at an additional cost.

13. And to go with, a wavy soap dish that'll bring a modern, minimalist vibe to their bathroom counter.

Four of the wavy soap dishes in neutral colors
Props & Pop / Etsy

Props & Pop is a small business based in Fremont, California, that makes fun and modern home decor. 

Promising review: "Awesome soap dish!! It’s a lot lighter than I expected, and it has these little grippy bumps on the bottom so it doesn’t sit flat on the shower shelf. The water slides right down the slopes and back into the tub. My favorite part is how whenever I pick up the soap, it isn’t stuck to the dish!!! It’s so easy to just pick it right up off the little waves. I love this soap dish!!!" —Paige Henderson

Get it from Props & Pop on Etsy for $11.95 (available in six colors).

Shipping info: Items typically ship in 1–3 days and arrive within 5–15 days from when the order was placed. 

14. A personalized, engraved ring you can customize with their name, or any loving message using up to 35 characters — you knew those concise composition skills you learned via Twitter would come in handy someday.

reviewer wearing four stacked engraved rings
amazon.com

Simple Xpressions is a small business based in Collinsville, Illinois, that makes personalized stainless steel rings and pendants. 

Promising review: "I have three daughters and I got each of their names engraved on a ring. I got one silver, one gold, and one rose gold. They are just beautiful, sturdy, and look like they must have cost a lot more than they did. My in-laws thought we went to a jewelry store and had them done." —goodgravy

Get it from Simple Xpressions on Amazon Homemade for $14.95 (available in five colors and sizes 3–11.5).

Shipping info: All products ship within one to two business days of the order being placed unless otherwise noted.

15. 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
amazon.com

And hallelujah, they're machine washable!

Promising review: "I LOVE these slippers. SO comfortable and warm with the memory foam. Love the thick rubber sole on the bottom, so there is no way you would slip. I bought these to bring the hospital when I give birth, but I am wearing these all the time." —emily

Get them from Amazon for $21.90+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and seven colors).

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

16. 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
Anthropologie

Promising review: "I love the style and look of these mugs...so elegant! I first purchased two for my husband and myself and ended up purchasing for all four of my kids to be able to enjoy hot cocoa or tea with us. I hand-wash and don't microwave in them just to be safe and extend the life of them. Love!" —NeeHi

Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in letters A–Z).

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional costs. Standard shipping time is four to eight business days.

17. 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
Amazon

The jars are BPA free, as well as microwave and dishwasher safe.

Rachel says: "Before working from home became the norm, I would use these handy jars to bring my lunch almost every day. They're perfect for things like fruit, salad, or something saucy — stuff you really don't want to get squished *and* want to ensure doesn't leak into your bag. *But* I have found that I use them just as much at home full-time! They are of course great for leftovers, but also for prepped ingredients for the week. Shredded cheese, prepped chicken, and chopped veggies usually live in these, ready to be utilized for a quick lunch or snack. They clean *super* well — I even have the cream color and it recovered from storing beets! 10/10 from me."

Get them from Amazon for $23.82+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

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

18. 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!

Amazon

Promising review: "Picture the scene: It's Saturday afternoon, you have discovered a fresh bottle of wine in the fridge and you have absolutely no responsibilities for the day. You go to the drawer to get your corkscrew and your osteoarthritis says, 'OH HOLD UP! GO GET YO MAN TO OPEN THIS FOR YOU!' ...except your man is at a friend's house helping install a ceiling fan. The horror. The devastation. But wait! Enter the Oster electric wine opener. All my dreams came true. Simple and sleek design takes up little counter space. It works flawlessly and with ease. Be still, my wine-soaked heart. True love does exist." —Allison S.

Get it from Amazon for $11.89 (also available as a kit).

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

19. 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
UncommonGoods

The puzzle has 500 pieces and can be customized for any date on or after Sept. 18, 1851.

Promising review: "If you know anyone who enjoys puzzles this is perfect for them. It's challenging and sentimental as it will forever be a memento for them." —Jls82

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $49.95.

Shipping info: Economy, standard, and express (one to two business days) shipping options are offered.

20. 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.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Don't forget the AA batteries!

Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes like they do at Starbucks at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths nondairy milks. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 16 colors).

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

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

bottle of torani pumpkin pie sauce
Amazon

Promising review: "One of my favorite things about fall is getting pumpkin spice coffees from the coffee shops. When I saw these on Amazon I was excited that I could have my pumpkin spice drink all year long. I have enjoyed adding this syrup to my coffee in the summer as much as I do during the fall." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.93 (also available in three other flavors).

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

22. 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.

Food52

Rachel says: "I own and love this apron. The canvas material is sturdy, but not uncomfortably thick, and the built-in pot holders are wildly useful when it comes to grabbing hot metal pot lids. I have a weirdly large number of aprons, but this is the one I reach for when things are really splattering. And seeing as it's my 'the spaghetti sauce got too bubbly' apron, I've washed it in the washing machine and can report it has held up very well."

Promising review: "I have many aprons I don't use. I had to try this one — it's perfect! Love the features and the fit. The adjustable neck strap convinced me to order, as knots in most neck straps give me neck pain I can't ignore. Love this apron!" —Blueberry

Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in short and regular sizes and in five colors).

Shipping info: Food52 offers three-day express shipping and overnight express shipping, which ships out in one business day if you order by 12 p.m.

23. 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
Amazon

Rachel says: "My partner got this for me, and I truly use it all the time. It holds three FULL charges for an iPhone and is an essential, especially considering I'm lost 100% of the time. I've now had it for two years, which is honestly longer than I expect any little gadget under $50 to last, especially considering how hard I can be on tech."

Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my wife before we went overseas for two weeks. She was able to charge her phone during the day for four or five days before it needed to be recharged. I was actually very impressed with it." —Ray Detwiler

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

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

24. 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
Amazon

Promising review: "Looooove these little guys. They look incredibly real and give some life to the apartment. I have these on my coffee table and a few in the bathrooms. I get compliments on them all the time — just bought more for my sister!" —Lee A.

Get a set of four on Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two assortments). 

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

25. 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
Eileen Fisher

It's made with responsibly dyed organic cotton and is machine washable on a cold setting. 

Promising review: "Lovely feel — comfort without scratching, and love knowing it’s all cotton and breathes. Haven’t washed it yet but bought it because it will go in standard cold water washer and dryer on low temp. And love the pockets!" —Stephanie from MN

Get it from Eileen Fisher for $138 (available in sizes XX–2X and eight colors). 

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping available for an additional cost.

26. 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
Amazon

Promising review: "Wow! I've owned a lot of headsets far more expensive over the years yet this product can hold its own against any of them. The sound quality exceeds my expectations and the fit is very comfortable. Shipping was fast as well." —Just One person.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

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

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

The milk bath bottle
Elemis

Promising review: "This is absolutely my favourite bath treat! The smell is divine, and the milky water and bubbles leave my skin so soft and nourished. There is nothing I don't love about it. It feels so luxurious! Will definitely be repurchasing." —Lizzie

Get it from Elemis for $12+ (available in two sizes).

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-three-day shipping available for an additional cost.

28. 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
Amazon

It's dishwasher safe!

Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses, too. A truly perfect product. This piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

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

29. 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.

Amazon

The jar opener can expand and contract to accommodate lids from 1–3.5 inches. It's also dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "This is a very versatile jar opener that, unlike so many others, expands with a twist of the knob to accommodate larger jar lids. Once applied and tightened, the handle provides great leverage to open even the most stubborn of jars. I tried to open a wide-mouthed pickle jar by hand and no success after many tries which included running the lid under hot water and knocking it against a granite countertop. Opening the jar had to wait until this handy unit arrived. Once again, I tried to open the jar by hand without success. Then I applied the Kuhn Rikon to the pickle jar, tightened it against the edges of the lid, grabbed the handle and then......voilà! It opened with one nudge." —Steven Arnold

Get it from Amazon for $26.40+ (available in white or red).

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

30. 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
Dermstore

This balm also has SPF 15 protection and a lemony scent. 

Promising review: "I've tried dozens of lip balms, and after finding this brand, I will never switch. It smells so lovely and has a great texture. My lips are in the best condition of my life." —Lee

Get it from Dermstore for $17 (available in seven shades). 

Shipping info: Expedited two-to-three-day shipping available for an additional cost.

31. 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
amazon.com

This product couldn't be more foolproof: Just pour any type of ground coffee into the filter, place it into the pitcher with cold water, shake, and refrigerate. It's BPA free, and can make up to 1 or 2 quarts at a time.

Promising review: "I love this cold brew system. I did have an expensive Pampered Chef system, but broke the pot. I bought this system as a replacement, and I like it much better. The coffee is great, and I have had zero problems with loose coffee grounds, even when I use bagged ground coffee instead of coarsely ground coffee, as is suggested." —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $22.20+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

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

32. A Charleston Sweet Tea Candle, because who can resist a little Southern charm? It's made of hand-poured soy wax, and has delectable notes of black currants, strawberries, and mulberries.

Charleston sweet tea candle in glass jar
Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

Southern Elegance Candle Co. is a Black woman–owned brand that's focused on community — all of their supplies are sourced from North Carolina, where they're based.

BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd has this candle and loves it! In her words: "This candle was actually a gift from a friend, but I had to share because it's so lovely. The company is Black woman–owned and the soy candles are hand-poured. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples."

Get it from Southern Elegance Candle Co. for $20.

Shipping info: Orders are typically processed within 24 hours, and most orders ship same day when placed before 2 p.m. (see full shipping details here). 

33. And, an electric candle lighter to light up their life, er, new candle. 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!

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed Shopping editor Heather Braga has this lighter and loves it! In her words: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

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

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

34. 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
Amazon

Promising review: "As a nurse, I can tell you that the logistics behind this is real! The human colon was designed to pass stool through the body in the squatting position rather than the sitting position that you have when sitting on a toilet. When you’re in the squatting position, your colon is not being kinked like it would be if you are in a sitting positions, thus it effectively decreases the need to push as hard and this decreases the risk of hemorrhoids, constipations, and major colon diseases! With all that being said, I have been using this for a few weeks and I love it!" —Jess Sewell

Learn more about the Squatty Potty in BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Kat Angus' Squatty Potty review.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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

35. A Hydro Flask travel coffee mug to keep their hot drinks hot, even on the go. After all, you've SEEN what happens when they take a swig of lukewarm coffee, and it's not pretty.

model pouring coffee from a french press into a red travel mug
Amazon

Rachel says: "I have this mug and it fully rocks. Just like the reliable Hydro Flask water bottles keep things cold for what feels like eternity, likewise this keeps liquid nice and hot for hours. The strap on the lid is shockingly handy. It's perfect for walking to the car or subway — no more squishing a mug in your elbow crease while you struggle with your keys hoping you don't drop either! The lid is sturdy and fairly leakproof, but even so I wouldn't throw it into a bag to just let it jumble around. BUT I feel like that about 99% of travel mugs. I have too many travel mugs and this is one of my very favorites — worth the extra $$, especially as a gift. It's BPA free and dishwasher safe."

Promising review: "This is my best coffee friend. I had no idea how lacking I was until I purchased it. I can get busy and forget I have coffee (I know, blasphemy!) but this thing keeps it warm FOR HOURS! No joke, HOURS! I will buy another one for the person I love in this world, because they deserve this type of coffee happiness! And so do you! Buy it — you are welcome." —Ari Walker

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

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

36. 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
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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: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

37. A jar of Fly By Jing Sichuan chili crisp they'll start putting on every morsel of food they intend to eat — that is, if they don't consume the entire jar with a spoon first.

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing is an Asian woman–owned small business that makes sauces, seasonings, and dumplings featuring flavors from Sichuan.

Britt says: "Ever since my sister introduced me to this heavenly condiment, I've slathered it on pretty much everything I could think of — from roasted vegetables and noodles to seafood and popcorn. It's got a kick, yes, and while I'm a big fan of spicy food, the thing I love most about this chili crisp is that it also has great flavor that doesn't get overpowered by the heat, which happens with so many other spicy condiments. That deep savory flavor comes from ingredients like fermented black bean, shallots, mushroom powder, ginger, and seaweed, so it's no wonder it's become my go-to pantry staple when I want to zhuzh up my dinner. PS: Some people even swear by it as an ice cream topping!"

Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (also available as a pack of two) or Fly By Jing for $15 (also available as a monthly subscription for 15% off).

Amazon shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Fly By Jing shipping info: All orders are shipped within five days of ordering, and shipping normally takes five to seven business days depending on your region.

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

Model wearing the Raen sunglasses
Faherty

Not only are they super chic, the lenses also provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.

Promising review: "Nice shades. Typical comment I receive every time I wear my new sunglasses!" —Suzanne M.

Get it from Faherty for $150.

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping available for an additional cost.

39. 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
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According to the manufacturer, this little machine will have hot rice on the table in less than 20 minutes! Plus, it's got PFOA-free nonstick coating, and includes a rice measuring cup, serving spatula, and recipe book.

Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much for such a low-priced appliance. I'm glad I gambled on it — what a surprise that this cute little rice cooker performs exactly as it's advertised. It cooks rice perfectly, keeps it warm for as long as you want, and cleanup is a breeze!!!! It's so little that at first you can't believe it could make so much. Definitely get this if you're cooking for one or two." —Julie S.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available on its own or in four multi-product packages and in eight colors).

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

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

Reviewer using the foot massager
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The detachable foot sleeves can be thrown into the wash to keep things from getting too smelly, and there are three kneading and squeezing intensity levels to choose from.

Promising review: "This is an incredible machine for foot pain. It ranges in pressure from 'firm, relaxing massage' to deep kneading. I have issues with my feet and a lot of pain as a result, so I use the medium setting with heat for 15 minutes and then the high setting with heat for 15 minutes. Best 30 minutes of my day. The pressure can be intense at times on the high setting, however, it is exactly what my feet need. Very impressed." —veber

Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two colors). 

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

41. 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
ThirdLove

It's made of breathable 100% cotton.

Promising review: "This has become one of my go-to sweaters for working from home. It's comfortable and cute, especially when paired with the joggers." —Onji

Get it from ThirdLove for $55 (available in women's sizes XS–3X and five colors). 

Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available for an additional fee.

42. 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.

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This nifty device uses rapid-air technology to circulate heat (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit), which, in turn, rapidly cooks food to perfectly crisp. It also includes a cookbook for recipe ideas.

Promising review: "We honestly weren't expecting to use this thing as much as we have, but after a few months with this fryer, it's safe to say that we've come to use it more than oven/stove top. Everything comes out crispier than we've ever been able to achieve with the oven — and much faster, too! It also makes heating up leftovers a breeze, which has helped save a decent amount of food/money (which has proven quite helpful during these uncertain times). The only thing my husband and I would change about this machine is the removable insert for the drawer. Since it just sits in there, it's prone to falling out when you go to dump out loose items such as fries, which can be a bit of a hazard since it is obviously quite hot from the cooking process. In the future, I hope to see this piece implemented with either a mechanism to lock it in place or replaced entirely with a basket that can be removed. Other than that, this device has proven to be a wonderful purchase and it performs just as well as my mother's more expensive, name-brand fryer." —Lili St. Cyr

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four colors).

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

43. A 17-piece knife set that comes with every cutting tool they'll need, and then some (yes, there's even a dedicated pizza knife!).

The 17-piece knife set
Amazon

With six steak knives, along with knives for chopping, slicing, and paring, your S.O. will be giving Edward Scissorhands a run for his money. Speaking of scissors, this set comes with a pair of those, too, as well as cheese and pizza slicers, a peeler, and a knife sharpener. To help keep everything in good shape for a long time, this set should be washed by hand and dried quickly to prevent rust!

Promising review: "These are vastly affordable knives and the quality sticks out the second that you use them! Far better than more expensive knives I've bought before and better looking! We love them! Time, and how well you maintain them, is always the test. But they also included clear, simple knife maintenance instructions. I've bought knives that cost five times this and they don't come with a word of instruction and even their websites are convoluted and unhelpful. From the quality of the product to the thoughtful instructions, this is the best value I've ever purchased." —sbc2556

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

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

44. 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.

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Promising review: "Very impressed! Great packaging and the markers are so easy to use. My children and myself really enjoyed 'coloring' our Christmas cookies this year. We couldn't taste any differences with the cookies using the markers. They layer and blend great and don't smudge once dry — and it only takes a couple minutes to dry. Make sure your icing has fully set, I had mine dry overnight, so a minimum of 12 hours before coloring." —Celeata

Get a set of 11 from Amazon for $14.65.

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

45. 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
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Promising review: "There's really not much to say about this one. This Dwight pillow cover is such a great meme-type gift to give to your friend if they love The Office. My friend loved it so much that after buying a pillow for it, we used to make jokes about how now Dwight is part of the house and is constantly watching over everything we were doing and joking if him watching us was tormenting him, making him sad for us, or just plain tears of joy. It was an exceptional centerpiece and we had so much fun that we even used it in an Office style skit video we made a while ago. Now, in talking about the pillowcase itself, please don't buy this to lay on. While it does have a nice cloth backside, I don't recommend using it for that. And yes, for those confused, this is just a sleeve and not a whole pillow. You will still need to have or buy a pillow that will fit the dimensions of this product. But overall, it holds up incredibly well, and I highly recommend it." —Realm of Nova

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in six colors) and get an insert for $10.99.

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

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

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

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