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    20 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Your Partner From Our Readers

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most thoughtful gift their partner has ever given them. Here are their heartwarming answers that might just help you with *your* holiday shopping:

    1. A daily tear-off calendar to make them smile and, honestly, help them keep track of what day it is (added bonus if you add loving handwritten messages throughout).


    "My husband bought me a daily desk calendar of a cartoonist I love for Chrismukkah last year. As this year has gone on and I have torn off each day, some of the days have little handwritten notes from him. On our anniversary and birthday and holidays, but also on random days just little messages of love. Every time I tear away a day to reveal a new message it makes my heart flutter!" —jmr1

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    2. An upgrade to their Crock-Pot or any of their most-used kitchen gadgets so they can continue to whip up delicious meals for you (hehe).

    a silver crock pot

    "Not me, but my parents. They've been married 25+ years and they got a Crock-Pot as a wedding gift. My mom used it all the time, and it's older than me. Early in 2020, it finally kicked the bucket. We all only half-jokingly mourned it. My dad immediately started the hunt to replace it. On her birthday, he gave her the exact same Crock-Pot. She cried. I may have teared up too." —literaturelover

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    3. A memory book filled with both silly and special moments you've shared together.


    "My boyfriend had a book made book of every single meme we have ever DM’d each other in order." —talkaholic61

    Get a 6x6 instant book from Shutterfly for $9.99.

    4. A personalized stamp for any word nerd who is *very* specific on who they loan their favorite books to (it's me, I'm the word nerd).

    a rubber stamp with a wooden handle, the stamp says "from the library of claire paige" with a floral frame around it
    PaperPeachShop / Etsy

    "I love reading. Specifically I want every single book in hardcover and to keep said books forever. My partner recently had a stamp made for my books that says 'From the library of Blayne' and I have never felt so heard." —blaynecernak

    Get it from PaperPeachShop on Etsy for $16.19+ (available in four stamp styles and 12 ink colors).

    5. A Nintendo NES Classic, perfect for high school sweethearts who remember playing Super Mario in one of their parent's basements like it was yesterday (or just, y'know, any gamer).


    "For our first Christmas together my wife got me the NES Classic, which at the time was super duper hard to get and sold out everywhere. She hunted all over for it and eventually snagged it on Ebay, fending off many other bidders and probably paying way too much for it. But it was a such a surprise!" —John Mihaly

    Get it from Amazon for $171.99.

    6. Flowers that'll last longer than a few days — because who wouldn't appreciate a thoughtful bouquet?

    1-800 Flowers, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    "My husband knew when we were first dating that I always wanted someone to give me flowers but I’m allergic. So for our first anniversary, he bought me a dozen long stemmed glass roses. This year will be 10 years together and as with the long-stemmed wineglasses we got for our wedding — only 1 remains. Not necessarily a gift recommendation but a concept: think creatively about how you can give your partner something they don’t think they can have." —lilithandersonfedorko

    If glass roses are a bit too fragile for your household, you can check out Rosepop flowers that'll last for up to a year! I've received them and can vouch that they actually do last (mine are three months old and still look brand-new).

    Get a glass rose from 1-800 Flowers for $75+ (available in four styles) or a floral arrangement from Rosepop for $32+ (available in seven sizes).

    7. An adorable heating pad for your love who is always lamenting about their monthly cramps or aches and pains from their workout sessions.

    Urban Outfitters

    "It was a little thing, but I have chronic back pain and so my husband surprised me with a heating pad with a Velcro strap that I could put on and wear as I did chores and things. I was very touched!" —fletcherlt

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in 10 styles).

    8. A portrait of their furry friend on a soft blanket so they can snuggle up with them even when they're far from home.

    a dog snuggled up under a blanket with an illustration of themselves son it
    NorthLegends / Etsy

    "After going off to college, I REALLY missed my dog. So for Christmas, my partner got me a customized blanket of her! That way I could cuddle with her no matter where I was." —myaonnaise

    Get it from NorthLegends on Etsy for $61.37+ (available in three sizes and up to four pets).

    9. An array of Harry Potter paraphernalia for the fan who is *still* waiting for their Hogwarts letter to arrive in the mail (it'll happen someday and us believers will have the last laugh!"

    Amazon, MagicStorySilver / Etsy

    Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

    "My fiancé surprised me with Milk Bar cookies on my birthday when I was seriously craving them. He also has bought me several Harry Potter things over the years (the DVD set, several special edition books, and a golden snitch bracelet from Etsy)." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Get the DVD set on Amazon for $30 and the golden snitch charm from MagicStorySilver on Etsy for $28.05.

    10. A delicate ring they can keep close to them as a symbol of your love (or at least that's what I think the people say in traditional wedding vows).


    "He bought me a smaller wedding band, which may sound strange. But, I worked in a tough school, and didn’t want to wear anything too flashy, but still wanted to wear a band. Also, I love my wedding set, but I have almost knocked the stone out several times because I am super clumsy and hard on my hands. I also got bread dough in it once and it was a NIGHTMARE to clean, LOL. So my husband bought me a dainty little band for Christmas a few years ago. I wear it every day, and it is by far my favorite piece of jewelry." —mrskte1

    Get them from Mejuri: the thin band for $215 or the diamond line ring for $245 (both available in yellow or white gold and sizes 4–9).

    11. Snuggly slippers that'll keep their tootsies nice 'n' warm so by the time they crawl into bed next to you they won't be tempted to touch their icicle-like feet against your legs in an attempt to warm up.

    Amazon, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    "My boyfriend got me these slippers that I have now owned for nearly three years, and they’re still in mint condition and are the best slippers I’ve ever owned (and we live in the PNW where it’s always raining and chilly)! The company, Cloud Nine, makes them out of sheepskin — they’re so warm and cozy! The color is gorgeous, and the slippers conform to your feet in a way no other slipper can!" —kaylap48f559b50

    I'd also suggest considering a pair of super soft Ugg slippers (pictured right, above). I recently got them for my sister for Christmas and may or may not have tried 'em on myself before wrapping them — they are so comfortable that I'm going to have a really hard time sending them her way.

    Get them from Amazon: the Cloud Nine slippers for $64.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and 4 styles) or the Ugg Tasman slippers for $69.97+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 10 styles)

    12. An iconic KitchenAid stand mixer so they can *finally* take on some of the more challenging bakes they've admired while watching The Great British Baking Show.

    a red stand mixer with strawberries around it

    "I LOVE to bake and I always wanted a stand mixer. For the first few years of our relationship together we were both broke students and of course paying rent and tuition was the priority. The first Christmas that he had a job he surprised me with the stand mixer I always dreamed about. It caught me totally by surprise and I burst out crying 🥰." —lauran444e52cdd

    Get it from Walmart for $379 (available in 10 colors).

    13. A rechargeable lighter, so they can light every candle in their house to create the *perfect* ambience without concern they'll run out of lighter fluid.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    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! I'll never have to buy another lighter again. My first charge lasted me seven months!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. And Boy Smells candles, a must-have for anyone who looking for a more musky scent everyone in their household will enjoy.

    Amazon, Boy Smells

    My husband cannot comprehend why I need so many candles. And yet, he loooooves Boy Smells. We've burnt through a slew of them — "Kush," "Petal," and "Ash." They were all wonderfully musky and we were disappointed when they flickered out. I even bought the iconic "Slow Burn" by Kacey Musgraves scent, as she is an icon and her candle deserves a spot in my collection. However it sadly is stranded on my desk (I'LL COME BACK FOR YOU I SWEAR!) so I can only say it smelled incredible even unlit. You can pre-order it from Boy Smells' site directly, which I might have to do to replace the one I've left behind.

    Get them from Amazon for $36 (available in 12 scents).

    15. A heated blanket for your love bug that is *always* cold no matter the season.


    "My (now) husband bought me a heated blanket. I am always cold and one night we came home and I was freezing so I said I was going to turn the heat up and he goes 'how about you open this first' and it was the blanket! I was so happy. Then I was saying how it would be nice to have one in the bed and he surprised me again with another one for the bed that has a preheat setting. No more cold feet in bed for me!" —mollym44937b016

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99 (available in five styles).

    16. George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" series to help your partner continue to cope with the lack of their favorite HBO show...and because, forgive me, winter IS coming.

    a reviewer's photo of the five leather-bound books surrounded by images with George RR Martin

    "For Christmas several years ago, my boyfriend at the time knew I was REALLY into the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, so he bought me the set in hardcover. I was so thrilled with that on its own, but then he told me to look inside the cover of A Game of Thrones. He had actually mailed the book to George R.R. Martin and asked him to sign it for me. It's still one of my most prized possessions." —lisanne89

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in paperback or leather-bound) or Bookshop for $82.80 (to support local bookstores).

    17. A playful Funko Pop figure that'll honor their favorite Disney character and bring an extra touch of magic into their life.,

    "My husband and I met online. I agreed to meet him in person after I found out his favorite Disney movie was Robin Hood, as is mine. For our first Christmas together, he got me limited edition Robin Hood and Maid Marian figurines. 17 years later, those figurines are still on our dresser." —melissa360

    Get them from Amazon: Baby Yoda for $9.99 or Belle for $14.99.

    18. Customized playing cards to ensure you'll *always* be included in game night, even if you don't know how to play poker.

    a reviewer's set of personalized cards they got for their husband with their photos on each card

    "I made playing cards for my husband one year anniversary. We had been together for eight years so 52 pictures were pretty easy to get and I made the joker cards our dogs." —rachelo4523e3b9a

    Get a standard deck of cards from Make Playing Cards for $14.60.

    19. A temperature regulating comforter to help you sleep through the night without the annoyance of overheating or being too cold.

    a plush white comforter in a sunny bedroom
    buffy / Via

    The Buffy Breeze comforter is made with 100% eucalyptus, designed to help you keep your cool while you get some much-needed sleep.

    "My Buffy might not seem super thoughtful because it's not personalized or anything like that, but I am a very sweaty sleeper. I mentioned one time that i thought Buffy would be cool so when my boyfriend got it for me for my birthday it was very touching" —Emma McAnaw

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/Cal king sizing).

    20. And an adventure book just like the one Carl and Ellie created together in UP before Pixar went ahead and crushed all of our souls into a million pieces — they'll love it ;).

    a reviewer's up-inspired photo album

    "One of my favorite movies of all time is UP and I always make my boyfriend take pictures wherever we go, so for our first anniversary he got us our own Adventure Book! He wrote a beautiful note inside and filled out the first page with photos. I’ve been keeping up with it since then and we are going on four years together! It’s still one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received because of how personal and thoughtful it was." —rachmassaro

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    You'll have to excuse me, all this talk about UP is starting to make me emotional.

    The Walt Disney Company / Etsy

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