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    40 Valentine's Day Gifts For The Person Who Says They "Don't Want Anything"

    Because your love language is gift giving and they're just gonna have to deal with that...❤️

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    1. A minimalist pet portrait if they're the type of person who has made their pet their entire personality. That said, they like to keep their space ~aesthetic~ so a line or color block portrait is just the ticket.

    Three pics of the art: one line drawing of a dog, one color-block of a dog, and a line drawing of a cat, all with the actual animals they look like below them
    Animalist

    Here's what our colleague Abby Kass has to say: 

    "I fell in love with these posters three years ago and actually got one two years ago. It arrived SO fast after I placed the order, like in days. And the style is so simple yet chic. I customized the breed, design, and color, but you can also change the orientation and add text (it's super easy to do after you click on the link. They have all the options there to pick from). I did it based on my English Lab who sadly passed. It's a nice reminder that she's always going to be part of the family."

    Shipping info: Shipping is free and orders should arrive in 3–5 business days. See their full shipping policy here

    Get it from Animalist for $71+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A bottle of Truff Hot Sauce to remind them how hot they are 😉 Plus, it's an easy addition to any meal that'll make it feel like a gourmet affair — even if they're just sitting in front of the TV.

    BuzzFeed writer holding a bottle of Truff hot sauce in front of a breakfast sandwich

    3. Or a 10-pack of season 19 Hot Ones sauces with everything from The Classic to The Last Dab if 1) They freaking love hot sauce, and 2) Sean's interview with Viola Davis — specifically — plays on an infinite loop in their head. 

    the hot sauce kit
    @heatonist / Via www.instagram.com

    Included sauces: The Classic (1,600 Scoville Heat Units), Tropiquante (4,000 SHU), Piko Riko (15,500 SHU), Los Calientes Barbacoa (33,000 SHU), Sichuan Gold (46,000 SHU), Turmeric Bomb (69,000 SHU), Cosmic Disco (103,000 SHU), Evolution Hot Sauce (135,000 SHU), Unique Garlique (642,000 SHU), The Last Dab (SHU TBA). 

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing assortment and amazing taste, about to do the Hot Ones challenge with all of my friends soon and honestly so so so excited… Every flavor I’ve tried so far is actually so amazing and tastes so good. 10/10 — 100% recommend to everyone." —Cameron S.

    Shipping info: Free shipping US orders $60+. See Heatonist's full shipping policy here

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95 or from Heatonist for $120 ($144 value). 

    4. A deceivingly affordable faux-fur throw they can cuddle up underneath when the world is just too much to bear. (Recently, this seems to be every day.)

    5. 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

    6. A Happy Box custom care package that'll allow you to pick a box design and gifts (think: candles, socks, cocktail syrups, face masks, and more) all without leaving your couch. And the pièce de résistance? You can include a personalized note that Happy Box will handwrite on your choice of card!

    7. A pair of Ugg Fluff Yeah slippers to treat their toes to some of the coziest cushioning on Earth.

    8. A jumbo Toblerone filled with NINE POUNDS of chocolatey delight for a sweet treat that still feels like an out-of-the-box surprise.

    a reviewer photo of the nine pound Toblerone

    9. Or — if chocolate isn't their thing — a candy tackle box including everything the sour gummy lover in your life could want. Bears, belts, worms, and a whole lot more!

    a clear box filled with different types of sour candy

    10. An admittedly cheesy but still really cute novelty tee emblazoned with everyone's favorite Jedi master and a sweet little love note.

    a pair of reviewer each wearing the shirt that says "yoda one for me"

    11. A MeUndies multi-pack so they can get high-quality, comfortable underwear (or socks!) with make-them-smile prints they'll look forward to slipping into every day.

    a pair of boxer briefs and bikini cut underwear with matching heart-shaped prints

    12. A jerky-filled heart box for the curious taste tester so they can enjoy a savory sampling of beef in eye-popping flavors like ghost pepper, root beer, and honey bourbon.

    a heart box filled with different individually-wrapped meats

    13. A luxe origami tote if the only thing you both love more than hanging out together is ~traveling~ together. The versatile bag is crafted from shock-absorbent neoprene and it features a convertible trolley sleeve (so it can be attached to a rolling suitcase), a removable crossbody strap, and a detachable water bottle pocket.

    14. Or a hybrid garment duffel bag because your favorite jetsetter doesn't have time to waste on the hotel iron and wrinkly clothes. This TSA-friendly bag has space for a hanging suit and a couple of dress shirts, then folds up into a duffel with space for a weekend trip's worth of folded clothes — plus shoes! 

    a model sitting on a stoop with a green duffel bag
    a gif of the garment bag being folded up into a duffel bag
    @halfdaytravel / Via www.instagram.com, Halfday

    Promising review: "The Halfday garment bag is great for traveling for work. I use it each week and it helps me avoid the hassle of having to iron everything after arriving at the hotel." —Adam O.

    Shipping info: Free shipping. Expedited 2–3 day shipping options are available at additional cost.

    Get it from Halfday for $98 (available in blue or green).

    15. A marble cheese slicer to level up your weekly charcuterie board dates even if your Two-Buck Chuck isn't going anywhere fast.

    the marble cheese cutter with a sliced block of cheese sitting on top

    16. A vintage motel-inspired Nelson Road Stadium keychain if Ted Lasso helped you both bond over sports fandom...ignoring that their beloved Greyhounds are fictional.

    a vintage hotel key tag for Nelson Road Stadium

    17. An ~aesthetic~ conversation-starting card deck that doubles as a romantic night-in activity that'll help you get to know each other a little better by cutting through the boring small talk and skipping straight to the deep, real talk.

    a card that says,
    Amazon

    Actually Curious is a Black-owned small biz selling a tight assortment of conversation game decks to encourage meaningful dialogue and spread empathy.

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely amazing game to play with family and friends! We have been playing it every night during quarantine at dinner and it’s brought our whole family closer and we’ve learned so much about each other! We’re buying 10 decks to give out as gifts!!" —Carrie H

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Valentine's Day (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (also available in Happy Hour, Human Rights, and Culture editions)

    18. A matte disposable camera so you can take a bunch of silly photos together and then — while they're being developed at a local CVS — wait a suspenseful week to see if you nailed your shots or overexposed everything.

    19. A gift card for a Sips by subscription box filled with premium teas, personalized to match their taste preferences. Every month, they'll get sent everything they need to steep and sip their way to serenity.

    a model holding an open box filled with different kinds of tea

    20. A Book of the Month subscription that'll send them a hardcover book of their choice every month. It takes the scary guesswork out of offering book recs and gets more great titles on their shelves for less $$$.

    21. A DIY adventure book so you two can walk down memory lane with a photo album just like the one Carl and Ellie made together in Up before Pixar tugged (mercilessly) at our heartstrings.

    a reviewer's up-inspired photo album

    22. A plush donut pillow sure to win over any sweet-obsessed friends. If strawberry isn't their favorite, donut worry — it also comes in chocolate.

    23. An easy-to-learn board game that will have you tuning in to each other's mental ~wavelengths~ and getting to know each other a little better with every round!

    24. The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook with 150 different recipes that incorporate ~delish~ ingredients from the World's Best Grocery Store™ if they simply love TJ's and cooking together. 

    the cookbook cover
    a crostini with jam and cheese
    Amazon

    Promising review: "For Trader Joe's lovers everywhere, this is a fantastic cookbook! It is filled with hints and tips, shopping guidelines, nicely organized recipe categories, and beautiful mouthwatering pictures. I love how the recipes are noted if they are gluten-free or vegetarian, etc. I ❤ Trader Joe's and I ❤ this cookbook!" —Love My Bookish Life

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Valentine's Day (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. Or a write-your-own cookbook for the Chrissy Teigen in your life. It has space for 80 recipes as well as handy recipe card templates, conversion tables, and room for photos so they can embrace their inner scrapbooker.

    26. 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"

    27. A vintage Kate Spade kettle caffeine drinkers are sure to adore. If they have a thing for matching sets, you can also get accent plates, mugs, trays and more in the same darling design.

    The polka-dotted white kettle which has a cherry pattern

    28. A Framebridge gift card so they can finally frame their favorite photos — including that embarrassing one of the two of you where they're absolutely glowing but your eyes are only half open.

    a framed photo with a framebridge gift card sitting on top

    29. A pair of lightsaber chopsticks for an out-of-this-world mealtime experience any Star Wars fan will love! A set comes with two pairs, so any food battles you two have can be settled the Jedi way.

    Two handles holding a pair of blue and red chopsticks that look like lightsabers over a bowl of rice

    30. A modern canvas that just looks like a bunch of lines, but is actually their favorite film — as represented by a chronological color strip from every scene. This here is Good Will Hunting.

    The Good Will Hunting Frome

    31. A United Sodas of America gift card so your loved one can purchase a variety pack of the delish (and also highly Instagrammable) cans.

    The variety pack which comes with 12 flavors

    32. An air-purifying money tree that arrives pre-potted in a stylish planter, is easy to care for (just water once a week!), and is said to bring prosperity and good luck to its owners — the best gift of all!

    a reviewer photo of a medium-sized money tree sitting on a table in a gray pot

    33. A year-long subscription to Stitcher Premium so they can finally catch up on the podcast you've been telling them about for months. Nothing says happy V-day like access to thousands of hours of true crime podcasts, right?

    Three available podcasts including My Favorite Murder

    34. A pair of fuzzy mittens if they're the type who refuses to stop getting iced coffee even when it's only 10 degrees out. Help them protect their skin mitts with these faux-fur mitts and they'll be good to go, bb!

    35. And a matching bucket hat to go with those mittens should they be all in on Gen Z style at the moment.

    a reviewer wearing the hat in leopard print

    36. An affordable (and personalized!) Papier planner that'll help them feel like they have their life together even if they're adding in events like "don't forget to eat the asparagus you bought last week!!!!"

    heart-print planner
    inside of planner
    Papier

    Shipping info: Economy (7 business days after dispatch), Standard (3 business days after dispatch), Priority (2 business days after dispatch), and Overnight (1 business day after dispatch) shipping options are available at checkout. See Papier's full shipping policy here

    Get the Full of Heart Planner from Papier for $37 (available in three colors) and check out all other designs here