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23 Gifts For Others That Are Secretly Gifts For Yourself

Just think of them as smart investments.

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1. A monthly subscription to GameBox, which delivers an eclectic mix of games for you and your friend to try.

Not only will your friend feel compelled to play these games with you, but you also get to customize the selection! The future of your friend's Friday nights is in your hands.

Get it here.

2. A fondue pot for two friends or two secret lovers...depending on how you want your gift to come across.

Maybe this is the gift that'll melt your way to their heart.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $29.99.

3. A game of Trivial Pursuit that lets you and your friend gleefully revel in the secrets of the wizarding world.

Get it from Amazon for $20.

4. These fantastically large fortune cookies that include customizable fortunes.

Write something like, "What we choose to share defines who we are." If that doesn't get you a bite of the astronomical cookie, then you've probably given this to the wrong friend.

Get them from The Grommet for $20.

5. A cute portable battery charger for iPhone 7, 6s, 5s, and Samsung.,

Get it for the friend whose phone is always dead, therefore making it impossible to meet up. As a plus, you'll get to charge your phone whenever you're with them.

Get it from Amazon for $36.

6. A Spotify family plan for $14.99 per month that includes up to six people.


With the family plan, each account member gets a *separate account* that has all the benefits of a regular Spotify premium membership (offline access to songs on multiple devices). Introduce this to your friends and make them a playlist!

Get started here.

7. These iridescent walkie-talkies with UNLIMITED range.

According to one reviewer, "It's such a great lightweight way to stay in touch. It's technology that enables, and then gets out of the way of the human interaction."

Get them from Amazon for $180.

8. A set of tea bag holders that makes time for you and your friend to commiserate over a good cup of tea.

Get them from Amazon for $15.

9. This postcard pack of compliments that will make its way back to you someday.

Get it from Amazon for $10.

10. A corners-only brownie pan that'll satisfy your own cravings whenever your friend bakes.

Get it from Amazon for $18.78.

11. This game of ludicrous life choices that'll reveal juicy secrets about your friend's past.

Get it from Amazon for $47.

12. A mozzarella and ricotta cheese kit that'll bind your friendship with cheese, the closest thing to true love.

Get it from Sandy Leaf Farm on Etsy for $7.69.

13. This recipe book that'll teach your friend how to cure (your) hangovers.

Get it from Amazon for $8.

14. A secure camera clip that'll make it easier for your friend to take more pictures (of you, obviously).

Get it from The Grommet for $70.

15. This Home Brewing Starter Kit that makes one gallon of beer.

And who better to share it with than the person who gave them the kit?

Get it from Amazon for $57 or a cheaper IPA kit from Box Lunch for $25.

16. A blatant notepad for your boo or potential lover that'll keep things heated for both of you.

Get it from Amazon for $7.16.

17. A gummy-candy maker that'll give you and your friend an endless supply of super sweet movie snacks.

Get it from Amazon for $28.

18. This sumo thumb-wrestling kit that turns adults into silly kids again.

Get it from Amazon for $10.

19. A nail polish holder that'll get your sister (who's always asking you to paint her nails) to paint her own nails., Christina Lan / Buzzfeed

And of course, you own whatever your sister owns.

Get it from Amazon for $10.

20. An air-purifying bag that'll make it more manageable to scour your friend's refrigerator for food.

Get it from Amazon for $8.

21. This game of revealing questions that'll make the two of you closer, if not lifetime partners.

Maybe you're secretly in love with this person, maybe not. At least you'll know for sure if there's potential.

Get it from The Grommet for $18.

22. An aromatherapy humidifier clock that'll calm you down whenever you're at your friend's place.

Get it from Amazon for $43.

23. This lunch bag that always greets you even if its owner doesn't.

Get it from Amazon for $21.

Just wait — soon these will all come back to you.


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