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    If You're Still Stumped, Here Are 36 Gifts To Give Your Tough-To-Shop-For Significant Other

    Near-impossible puzzles, Trader Joe's cookbooks, and some practical stuff because the longer you've been together, the more those things just make sense.

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    1. A pair of prism spectacles for the partner that always has a boatload of work to get done but just can't drag themselves out of bed... Now, they can still clock in or finish that essay they've been dragging their feet on without even sitting upright.

    a reviewer wearing the spectacles while laying down and using their phone

    2. A mind-bending gradient puzzle in case regular ol' jigsaws are no longer a challenge. The 1,000-piece puzzle isn't for the impatient; reviewers say it can take days or weeks to complete depending on how much time you put in.

    the puzzle with a gradient rainbow

    3. And — to go with the above — a puzzle plateau so no pieces go missing. That name really has a ring to it, huh?

    The puzzle plateau with its drawers pulled out and holding pieces

    4. The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook with 150 different recipes that incorporate ~delish~ ingredients from the World's Best Grocery Store™

    5. A portable massage cushion if they spend a lot of time commuting and would appreciate a deep-kneading shiatsu massage whenever they hop in the car.

    small massager strapped to top of car seat

    6. A ~luxe~ folding Squatty Potty because you *know* it's true love when you and your partner are no longer embarrassed by bodily functions.

    white squatty potty in front of a toilet

    7. And (while you're already at it), an easy-to-install Tushy bidet which — if you live together — will save you both serious $$$ on toilet paper and have you feeling clean as a whistle (whatever that means).

    8. A cold brew maker with — if you can even believe it — more than 47,000 5-star Amazon reviews! Just think of all the money they'll save getting their caffeine fix at home.

    on the left coffee grounds getting scooped into a filter, in the middle the cold brew steeping in the pitcher, on the right the cold brew being poured

    9. And — if they're really always glued to their brew — a clever mug that looks like a whole pot of coffee.

    coffee mug that looks like a drip glass coffee pot

    10. A modern canvas that hides a pretty cool secret: Every chronological color strip is from a scene in their favorite movie. Below, we have Good Will Hunting from start to finish!

    The Good Will Hunting Frome

    11. A "Yes Chef" hat for anyone who's still talking nonstop about The Bear and/or Jeremy Allen White. (We're guilty of the latter.)

    a black hat with yes chef embroidered on it in white

    12. A Framebridge gift card so they can finally frame that print they bought two years ago. And we're not talking any old frame, no — they'll get to pick *exactly* what they want and then it'll be handcrafted before being shipped back to them.

    A framed photo and a Framebridge gift card with a personalized note

    13. A good ol' game of Cat-Opoly for the board game nerd who's also o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with their cat. The game works like classic Monopoly except properties are out and rare breeds (see: abyssinians, tonkineses, and Turkish vans) are in.

    cat themed monopoly with cat locations and cat-related charms

    14. A box of ~cheesy~ socks if you love everything about them except for the fact that they regularly steal *your* socks and leave little toe holes.

    15. A canister of chai that tastes JUST as good as their favorite coffee shop cup. If they already have a stove-top espresso pot, they can even make it ~dirty.~

    16. A Book of the Month subscription for lit lovers who want to keep up on of-the-moment reads before they become a major motion picture.

    17. A pair of Allbirds Wool Runners should you be dating the type of person who says "It's only 25 minutes away?? We can totally walk there!" even if they forget you're spending the holidays in the suburbs and not NYC.

    18. A Parachute Cloud Cotton robe that's amassed a cult following with its fluffy gauze construction and trendy color palette.

    three different models wearing the robe in mustard, green, and light pink

    19. A large leather Madewell transport tote with room for all of their essentials as well as things they 100% won't touch but feel like they should keep on them "just in case."

    20. A MASSIVE customizable Toblerone bar or — if you know they just can't pick a favorite flavor — a pack of (still customized) milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and salted caramel varieties. 😘 🍫

    21. A low-maintenance countertop garden that is seriously a foolproof way for them to grow their own produce. And I (Chelsea) don't mean foolproof in the way that "a succulent is nearly impossible to kill!" — because I've sadly killed plenty...

    reviewer's white electric planter with various tall herbs growing in it under LED lights

    22. A wine/can holder because sometimes, a bath bomb just isn't enough. Real ones know that true R&R involves a chilled glass of sickly sweet Barefoot attached securely to your shower wall — not perched precariously on the lip of your tub.

    23. A "bad at sports" pennant if self-deprecating jokes (and thus decor) are kinda their thing.

    a red pennant with white lettering that says "bad at sports"

    24. A set of gorgeous etched glasses that pay homage to their hometown or perhaps the city where you first met. 💕

    a cocktail in a glass etched with the chicago map

    25. A gamified core trainer so they don't have to go outside to break a sweat this winter, but they do get to pretend they're soaring through space or hang-gliding over a distant countryside.

    Models showing how you tilt and twist on the trainer following the game on a smartphone

    26. A pound of cereal marshmallows if they're really only buying Lucky Charms for the charms (duh) and tossing away the rest. 😬

    Reviewer with the bag of cereal marshmallows
    up close shot of the colorful marshmallows

    The delish treats come from Medley Hills Farm — a family-owned and operated small business based in Ohio.

    Promising review: "Amazing! I put them in hot chocolate, Rice Krispies treats, other cereals, or just eat then by the handful. Impulse buy that totally worked out." —Maddison Helsel

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A subscription-based letter service that will send your history-lovin' boo *real* letters from historical figures — each reproduced on cotton paper or parchment and sealed with a stamp.

    an example reproduction of a letter from Albert Einstein to FDR

    28. A Porter seal-tight glass container because when you've been together a long time, practical gifts are where it's at.

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

    29. A spa-esque towel warmer for those who LIVE for taking fresh linens out of the dryer and then immediately cocooning in them.

    A model pulling a towel out of the silver towel warmer

    30. A pair of lug sole Rothy's utility boots knit with supremely comfortable merino wool that's freaking WASHABLE!!! The second they get ~funky,~ your partner can just pop out the insoles and toss the whole dang boot into the washing machine for a refresh.

    31. A Q&A a Day journal that makes daily writing way less daunting by only asking one sentence answers from you and your boo. Even better, once it's complete, you'll have a three-year time capsule of your relationship.

    32. A luggage-mounted cup caddy if your S.O. is a frequent traveler and coffee is always HIGH on their list of airport priorities.

    reviewer's cup caddy with Starbucks drink and snack

    33. A Diptyque perfume-infused bracelet that'll keep them smelling like a million bucks all day long. If they often forget to spritz themselves but *do* remember to put on jewelry then this is just the answer. All they have to do it snip a bit of fragranced rope (it unfurls from its case like Hubba Bubba gum), wrap it around their wrist, and secure it with the included clasp. 

    a model holding the perfume bracelet
    The black perfumed bracelet holder
    Beautyhabit, Diptyque Paris

    The scent — Tao Dao — includes notes of wood, velvet, and lightly spiced sandalwood. Check out exactly how it works by watching this TikTok!

    Shipping info: Standard delivery (3–7 business days) is complimentary for all orders. Express Shipping (1- or 3-day shipping) is available at checkout for an additional fee. See Diptyque Paris' full shipping policy here

    Get it from Diptyque Paris for $90.

    34. A liquid-, stain-, and odor-repelling classic tee for the GF/BF who — bless their heart — can't wear white without wearing their meal.

    model wearing white tee; different model wearing white tee

    35. An A24 coffee table book with the screenplay of their favorite flick be it Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age comedy-drama Lady Bird or Ari Aster's psychological horror Hereditary.

    36. And — if you're just looking for a genuine chuckle — a pair of Croc snow plow attachments that'll make your partner's most detested chore a lil' more bearable.