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    24 Cute Little Gifts To Give Your S.O. Just Because

    Just a bunch of cute and thoughtful gifts your sweetie will swoon over.

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    1. A customizable recipe book binder ideal for your partner who loves to cook and would appreciate a way to keep track of the multitude of curry recipes they've finally perfected!


    Enjoy The Wood is a shop on Amazon Handmade offering all sorts of high-quality goodies, such as wooden beard combs, cat shelves, personalized leather bags, and children's toys!

    Promising review: "An exquisite and practical piece of art. I got this as a gift to my girlfriend for Christmas. The woodwork is very nicely done, including the spine where the wood flexes. The cover is subtle and smooth and feels professional. I got the middle size (A5) and the paper inside is not too small but just right. Overall a really awesome craft and gift for anyone who enjoys cooking!" —Justin G.

    Get it from Enjoy The Wood on Amazon Handmade for $22.60 (available in three different stain colors and with seven different types of paper).

    2. A pair of self-watering birds as adorable as they are helpful, so your S.O. never has to worry about watering the plants again, and thinks of you as they watch their pothos thrive.

    a reviewer photo of two glass, bird-shaped plant waterers in a plant on a windowsill

    Promising review: "These are very cute watering bulbs. I have a bunch of colored orb ones and wanted something different so I ordered these. They are just as adorable and work as well as any other ones I’ve used. Like any other watering bulb, the soil gets drawn up into the water reservoir, this doesn’t bother me, but since these are clear glass it’s more evident than in the colored glass bulbs. I just rinse out when refilling." —Erin B.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.84.

    3. A pair of blue universe earring studs that'll remind you both of how lucky you are that in such a giant universe, the two of you found each other.

    a model wearing the blue planet themed earring studs
    Apollo Box

    Get them from Apollo Box for $16.91 (available in five styles).

    4. A Calm the Chaos journal filled with simple mindfulness prompts for a more peaceful and purposeful way of life, so your partner can journal the stress away and set helpful intentions for each new day.

    the hardcover book next to a cup of tea and carved flower

    Promising review: "I've been using this journal every night since I received it. It's been helping me to prioritize how I spend my time and how to manage my feelings of wanting to 'do it all' with something more balanced. I especially appreciate the section about planning the next day: waking up with an intention and plan to handle anticipated issues in a calm, thought-out manner has helped me to ease those frantic feelings of everything moving too fast. Plus, the beautiful design is wonderful to work with!" —DPhillips

    Get it from Amazon $12.29.

    5. A seal pillow who is ready to bring some seriously adorable chonkster vibes to your baby's couch.

    a reviewer's photo of the seal pillow on their bed

    Promising review: "Very chonk. Was small at first but after being out of the box for a day he's nice and thicc like God intended." —Notadogwithablogg

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    6. An adorable mini retro speaker the one you love will use to play jams while studying, decorating, doing chores, or while out on a picnic with you!,

    Promising review: "This is a good little speaker. It is good for playing music outside surrounded by a group of friends. Plus it makes a nice little conversation starter." —Jeffro

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in six colors).

    7. A They/Them sweater the nonbinary babe in your life will absolutely adore.

    a model wearing the black they/them sweater
    megemiko / Via Etsy

    MegEmiko is a queer-run Etsy shop that makes stickers, sweaters, T-shirts, and posters.

    Fifty percent of proceeds for this sweater are donated to Marsha P. Johnson Institute, whose mission is: “MPJI protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.”

    Get it from megemiko on Etsy $28 (available in sizes S-5X and eight colors).

    8. A monthly Crated with Love date night subscription that'll send precious, pre-curated date night activities and games to bring you and your partner even closer, and give you something fun to do on your next night in.

    a laser-tag themed date night box

    What you get: One date night box per month featuring four to six activities, challenges, or games to bring you and your S.O. closer, all while having an absolute blast! Each date night is themed and the theme changes each month.

    Promising review: "This box is aaahh-mazing! What better way to connect with your significant other than through laughter. The games and activities found within this small box are geared toward bringing you two closer; you learn how to reconnect and remember why you got together however long ago." —Chanda F.

    Get it from Crated with Love on Cratejoy for $29.99/month.

    9. A couples card game to have you reminiscing on meaningful past moments, planning for the future, and will help you learn something new about your S.O.


    The box includes 100 unique conversation starters featuring questions like, "What was your proudest moment from the last 12 months?" and "What's one dream that you've tucked away for the moment?" to help you and your S.O. feel connected.

    Promising review: "This game, if we should call it a game, is so wonderful. We opened the box and just randomly started choosing out cards. Some of the cards were quick and straightforward, while other were more thought-provoking. We got some good laughs out of this and it was truly a refreshing change compared to our previous casual conversations. I see this can being very useful for couples who want to get to know each other but also for couples like us, who are so busy in our day-to-day with the work and kids. It gave us something different to talk about outside the typical operational 'how was your day' type of conversations." —Orit

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    10. A reversible boba plushie you'll give to your partner so they can use its powers to inform you that the time for your next boba date is now, please.

    the reversible boba plushie showing the sad pink boba and happy brown boba with a crocheted boba in between the two

    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday present and it is honestly the best thing ever. The plush is super duper soft. I use it in place of my stress ball. It also has a compartment on the side where I can place my chocolate or 'boba money'. I love it and would definitely recommend it for boba lovers!" —Richard V.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    11. A mermaid tail blanket to help the one you love achieve their dream of living life as a merperson, sprawled out on the couch in bliss. I recently got this for my partner just because, and they gushed over it!

    a reviewer wearing the purple mermaid tail blanket on a couch with a fork in their hair

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this blanket (so does everyone who's laid eyes on it). Makes for a great conversation piece. Oh and can't beat the free necklace that comes with it and the nice carrying bag! It's a beautiful color and very well made. Washed and dried it on cold/low and had no issues." —Jayleen SpencerTop

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 10 colors).

    12. A cute minimalist print of two interlocking hands that just may give your S.O. butterflies every time they walk by it.

    One line drawing of two hands locking pinky fingers

    Promising review: "This came exactly as pictured and looks beautiful everywhere I put it." —Ashton Pluchinsky

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in nine styles).

    13. A mini worry pet that may help soothe anyone with sensory needs. If your partner starts to fret and lose focus throughout the day, holding/squeezing this fuzzy friend may help them feel more grounded and calm.

    a hand holding onto the fuzzy worry pet which has googly eyes
    Eardley Designs

    Eardley Designs is an Etsy shop that specializes in making Worry Pets for Autistic children and anyone else who may need them.

    Promising review: "This little fella is adorable and very well-made. My daughter loves it. She likes kneading it and we’re hoping it’ll help her keep calm and help her concentrate in certain situations." —Norwegianangel

    Get it from Eardley Designs on Etsy for $11.51 (available in nine colors and with five different eye colors).

    14. A hypnotizing jellyfish lamp to remind y'all of that time you spent like six hours in the aquarium, four of which were dedicated to the mesmerizing jellyfish tank, of course.,

    I've seen this lamp IRL before and trust me, there is something inexplicably soothing about it!

    Promising review: "Had to write a review on this one right away! I love it so much! Setup was fairly easy. Follow the directions in the box. It takes a bit of time but nothing difficult. I’ve been staring at it since it added the jellies to the tank. Unfortunately, it’s a birthday gift. I’ll be ordering my own soon! Great product!" —mom of 2

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    15. A set of personalized coasters designed to look like Polaroids so your S.O. can look at pictures of the fur baby or the last vacay you had together over tea/coffee.

    a bunch of polaroid shaped coasters with photos that can be swapped in and out

    Promising review: "I bought these for my cousin and filled them with pictures of us. She loved them! They really are unique and seem extremely durable. Easy to switch pictures out as needed." —Cara L. Wahlgren

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $20.80.

    16. A mini waffle maker that'll whip up heart-shaped waffles to prove once and for all that breakfast food is the way to your beloved one's heart.

    heart-shaped waffles that are half-pink
    Dash / Via

    Promising review: "I LOVE this waffle maker. It’s adorable and has some great novelty value. The heart-shaped waffles never fail to make me smile. It’s easy to use, not overly complex. I love the small size because I personally eat smaller portions anyway. But it’s also good for making lots of waffles. When you’re making a lot, you can get in a sort of rhythm led by the blue light. I’ve used it to make waffles that I freeze and reheat in my toaster oven. Definitely recommend this, especially if you have a small kitchen or limited storage." —L. Ashburne

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 19 styles).

    17. And a nine-piece heart-shaped cookie cutter set that'll keep the love between you going strong, and make for IG-worthy picnic dates and/or breakfast in bed memories!

    lunch cut out into heart shapes with cookie cutter kit

    I may or may not have this in my cart to celebrate my partner on Mother's Day, but don't tell them! 🤫

    Promising review: "These are sharp enough, easy to clean, and they come in a cute storage container. I've had them for a while and they haven't rusted. This is a good product. I really like using these." —Laydeerock

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. A cold-brew maker to stop overspending on cold brew concentrates at the grocery store on your angel's behalf, and to bring fear into your heart as you watch them brew one carafe after another of caffeinated bean juice.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I can't be the only one whose household runs on cold brew!

    Promising review: "We use this all the time in my house. A little less than when I initially bought it, as there's less call for cold brew in the winter, but it still gets some use. I generally prefer glass to plastic in my kitchen, but the body of it seems to have held up well despite extensive and extended use. I certainly recommend it if you're tired of making cold brew at home with the mason jar method but still don't want to spill the cash for a fancier-than-necessary alternative." —Matthew Baird

    Check out our full review of the Tayeka Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker here.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 1 or 2 quarts and three colors).

    19. A Deep creme contour kit that'll bring all sorts of bold looks together for your cutie. This palette was created by BatMe, the first Black trans-owned beauty brand in the country.

    the palette with six rich colors

    BatMe is a Black-owned cosmetic company founded by Jayla Roxx that embraces every gender, race, and religion. BatMe offers affordable, vegan-based, gluten- and cruelty-free products to spark and spread joy across the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond!

    Get it from Batme for $25.99.

    20. A tiny Pokémon toy they can build themselves and show off at their desk like the loveable dweeb they are.,

    Promising review: "I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Pokémon. Even if you don’t, it’s very entertaining to put these together! I am obsessed with nanoblocks. This is a legit product from the actual Japanese nanoblock company. I am so happy with my purchase." —Amy Mai

    Get it from Amazon for $10.35+ (available in 20 Pokémon).

    21. A stretchy, cotton-candy scented slime to get some sensory goodness going in your significant other's life.

    a hand holding a fluffy light pink slime next to a rose bush
    RainbowSlimesz / Via Etsy

    RainbowSlimesz is a California-based Etsy shop offering an array of lovely slimes, such as scented blueberry slime, crystal clear slime, and lavender scented butter slime.

    Promising review: " I really like this slime. It is very stretchy and holds a swirl perfectly!" —Violet

    Get it from RainbowSlimesz on Etsy for $1.49+ (available in seven sizes).

    22. A set of 12 soothing bath bombs so they can inhale calming scents while in the tub, and swoon over the gorgeous bathwater colors!,

    Promising review: "I love the bath bombs. The scent is amazing and very soothing. Great for a good night's sleep!" —karyn thompson

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    23. A monthly Nail Shack subscription that'll give your partner the gift of many easy-peasy decal manicures for less than the cost of one at the salon!

    multiple sets of colorful and glittery nail polish strips
    Nail Shack / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each monthly pack comes with at least four full sets (one for each week) of high-quality, easy-to-apply nail polish strips, and supplies like nail files and cuticle pushers.

    Promising review: "I love this subscription! I normally do not wear nail polish because it takes too much time to apply, but I thought I would give these nail strips a try. I am really impressed by the quality and by the ease of application. The price is good. You can set your design and color preferences when you set up the subscription. I definitely recommend Nail Shack." —Loraine N.

    Get it from Nail Shack on Cratejoy for $8.75/month.

    24. And a pair of faux fur slippers I personally swear by, as will the one you love once they slip their feet into these soft and fuzzy foam slippers at the end of a long day., Amazon

    I bought these recently in the blue leopard style to have a pair of shoes to wear around the house as I recovered from surgery, and I was pleasantly surprised at how comfy and supportive they are! The traction on the bottom is not bad either.

    Promising review: "If you’re looking for super fuzzy/soft/comfortable pair of slippers, then look no further! These are so soft and comfy, they’re my new favorite slippers!!" —Abby

    Get them from Amazon for $13+ (available in sizes 5-10 and 20 styles).

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