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    32 Gifts For The Person You're Missing Most In Your Life Right Now

    You know, for that special someone.

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    1. A jar of capsule messages for you to write little love notes on so they can open one when they are missing you too.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a sentimental Christmas gift for my fiancé. He lives in another country and I thought it would be good for him to have a reminder every day of us. There is just enough space on each slip of paper to write a short message — think fortune cookie paper size. The capsules are cute and easy to open/close. He loves it! Highly recommend!" —Jenny

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A cross-stitch kit to keep their hands busy while you FaceTime them for hours and share your day together.

    A cross stitch kit that reads "Queer"

    JSYK: Junebug and Darlin is a Queer-owned business!

    Get it from Junebug And Darlin for $20, and shop all cross-stitch kits here.

    3. A "Why I Miss You" journal because you'll have just as much fun filling this out as they will have reading it.

    The Why I Miss You notebook

    Promising review: "These booklets are the best. I bought one for my sister, mother, and two best friends. Each of them cherish this gift and felt it was one of the best gifts they have ever gotten. I must say it is a lot of fun to fill out too. My favorite thing to do was pour a glass of wine, sit in my recliner, and fill out these books while reminiscing about great memories!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.78.

    4. A pack of aerating wine decanters because you're in that new phase of your life where this is actually something you'd want so you know your bestie will love it too.

    Someone pouring wine using the decanter.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —AshBash

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    5. A set of two friendship lamps, one for your home and one for theirs. When you touch your lamp, the two lamps will light a new color as a simple way of showing you're thinking of them.

    Reviewer image of one lamp illuminated with a blue light

    Promising review: "Bought these for my best friend who lives states away, and myself for Christmas. I am absolutely thrilled with them. She adores her light, and it truly makes me feel closer to her when we are so far apart. Everyone should purchase these if they have a loved one who lives a distance away. Such a brilliant design, and amazing idea!!" —Kimberly A Cahill

    Get it from Amazon for $184.30.

    6. A pair of chevron earrings for your BFF that'll have them feeling cute as heck and missing your iconic sense of style.

    A model wearing one of the stud earrings in the gold finish. It wraps slightly around the back your earlobe and forms a point about where your piercing is, so it's a stud that looks like a cuff

    BuzzFeed Shopping writer Mal Mower has and adores these. She writes, "I love wearing statement pieces but almost never wear earrings — I don't like the feeling of having something dangle off my ear. I got these because I wanted a striking pair of earrings that I could throw on and keep on at all times. These work with headphones on, they're comfortable while sleeping, and they add a smart detail to every outfit I own. I absolutely love them."

    Get them from Amazon Handmade for $44 (available in five finishes).

    7. A stylish (!?) truffle-infused hot sauce because you know exactly who in your family (or circle of friends) puts hot sauce on everything and you just know they'll appreciate this thoughtful gift.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Hannah Loewentheil swears by this stuff (those are her pictures above!). She says, "I've been doing much more cooking lately. There's one ingredient that makes even my most average home cooking taste amazing, and it's this Truff truffle-infused hot sauce. The white truffle infused hot sauce quite literally tastes like heaven, but IMO, the classic black truffle hot sauce is the most versatile and a staple in my kitchen. And while at first $20+ seemed like an absurd price to pay for hot sauce, this stuff is worth the price tag. I mean...truffles. And I've tried plenty of truffle-infused hot sauces, olive oils, and what-nots in the past, but they often taste overpowering or low-quality. But this hot sauce is the perfect balance of decadent truffle, heat, spice, and a tiny bit of sweetness. I slather it on pretty much everything savory from eggs and tacos to sandwiches and fried rice. Even if my cooking tastes mediocre at best, a drizzle of this makes it taste almost restaurant quality and so full of flavor." Check out her full Truff hot sauce review.

    Get the black truffle sauce for $17.98, a combo pack of the original and extra hot black truffle sauce for $34.99, and the white truffle version for $34.99, all from Amazon.

    8. A pillowcase because you're missing hugging them and you just know they're missing hugging you too.

    A pillow that says "hug this pillow until you can hug me"

    Promising review: "I bought this pillow as a gift for my long distance relationship. I was both impressed with the packaging and the quality of the pillow. The packaging was beautiful with a unique design. The pillow inside was extremely soft and the colors held up well after the first wash, no bleeding. Also included was a little greeting card, with a motivational message on the front, and an envelope. Overall, this was a wonderful gift and would definitely recommend to anyone!" —Nans

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A retro hotel keychain based on you and your loved one's fave TV show or movie. If they watch an episode without you, it's a crime.


    Promising review: "Who doesn't love anything Twin Peaks? Looks exactly like the one Agent Dale Cooper used when he stayed at The Great Northern. Very nostalgic of the greatest TV series ever made." —lHicks

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 11 colors).

    10. A pack of striped socks with a lil' happy surprise hiding in the stripes. Keep their feet and their heart warm at the same time!

    striped socks with animals on it

    Promising review: "These are the cutest socks. They are cotton rich and feel soft. I bought for a gift for Christmas." —NH Wifey

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99.

    11. A set of custom stickers with your face on them so they can miss you as much as you're missing them.

    stickers that look like someone's face

    Just upload a well-lit image!

    Get a sheet of 21 stickers from Amazon for $15.99.

    12. A pair of unique dangling hoop earrings for the powerful friend you can't be with right now but who you know will rock these daily and love them. I mean just look at these beauties!

    a model wearing the earrings
    Gran Sans

    Gran Sans is a QPOC-owned business! I personally own these earrings and I wear them EVERY chance I can. They make me feel like an absolute BOSS and they are so unique. Just tell your friend to prepare for an influx of compliments!!

    Get them from Gran Sans for $60.

    13. A three-year Q&A couples journal so you have something to discuss nightly over the phone when you're answering the daily journal prompt. It can help stir memories from each other's day. What a gift to look back on in years to come!,

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I answer a question in this book every day and it helps us to take time out of our busy days to talk for a bit, especially with long-distance relationships. It's a good way to get to know each other in ways you never would have thought about before and to continue learning about each other." —brownbear

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    14. A Paige's Candle Co. candle because you really want to support small businesses this year and your BFF is as candle obsessed as you are.

    lavender candle
    Paige's Candle Co.

    BTW, this is a Black woman-owned business. The candles are vegan and shipped with biodegradable materials. You should also know that orders placed by Dec. 15 will arrive before Christmas if that's when you need 'em.

    Get the lavender candle from Paige's Candle Co. for $15+ (available in three sizes).

    15. The Love Language card game to get the memories flowing and stay up late hours into the night reminiscing and making new connections, no matter the distance between you., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for long-distance relationship. My husband and I purchased this as a way to deeply communicate since he's a truck driver. We've been married nearly five years and this 'game' has allowed us to still learn new things about one another. He took half the deck and I kept the other half." —Stephanie Thorne

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. A monthly tea box subscription so every month they'll get a new yummy brew and think of you.

    Paru Tea Bar

    Paru Tea Bar is a QPOC-owned business!

    In each subscription box there are three different bags of loose tea and an informative tea guide. The subscription also comes with an extra goodie bag of garnishes to bring your tea time to a whole new level!

    Get the Paru Tea Box Monthly Subscription for $29.95/month.

    17. A set of "open when" letters for your long-distance love to have something to open when they're missing you most.

    Two stacks of brown envelopes stamped with "Open when you feel lonely" and "open when you can't sleep"
    Peony and Laces / Etsy

    Peony and Laces is a Kansas-based small business designing gorgeous vintage-inspired stationery for a range of occasions, many of which feature delicate botanical designs.

    Promising review: "These envelopes are beautiful! I love the recycled material. The packaging was also amazing. I'll be giving this to my long-distance boyfriend who's in med school. He loves notes and this is a long-lasting way to show him I care. Thank you so much!!!!" —Cami Dahl

    Get six envelopes and blank notes from Peony and Laces on Etsy for $16 (available in larger quantities).

    18. A cat-shaped candle designed to reveal a metallic cat skeleton staring back at you as it burns. It'll melt their heart.


    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift and it is awesome! It is cute as a candle and a piece of art after it melts. It was a fun time lapse opportunity and the quality is strong. I would recommend as a quirky gift for a quirky friend or an interesting discussion piece. It might also be fun to have an unused candle next to one that is burned so that you have a before and after display. Highly recommend and will buy another likely for myself." —Robin Dickey

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in five colors).

    19. A pair of whiskey glasses so you can have your night cap from thousands of miles away, together.

    Two clear glasses printed with a scene of two people talking through cans connected with a red string

    Both of these glasses are 100% dishwasher safe.

    Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $29.99 (available in nine varieties).

    20. A super useful milk frother so they'll think of you every morning as they make their perfect cup of coffee. Moo-ve over Santa, there's a new best gift giver in town!,

    Promising review: "I did not know I needed this in my life. I saw a video of someone obsessed with the drink, London Fog (Earl Grey tea, vanilla, and milk), and she offhandedly mentioned you can easily make your own if you get a frother. At home, I mostly make different versions of drip coffee because frothers seemed so 'extra' until I got this! To put this little guy together, you do need two AA batteries. It comes with a little stand. I made a very strong drip coffee (Blue Bottle Bella Donovan), warmed up whole milk in the microwave, stuck the frother in the middle of the milk, wiggled it around a bit, added three teaspoons of sugar (I like it sweet), and it was so good!!! So perfect. Plus the side of the box has a QR code with a link to some recipes, a coupon, and it automatically registers your warranty. Pretty awesome! I’m super excited for future matcha lattes and practicing latte art. Also! My coffee shop costs like $5 almost $6 for a latte, I’m lactose intolerant so every latte I have to pay $0.70 more. I just hate that! This will save me money and I get my cozy, caffeine fix in the comfort of my own home!" —RobinFromCalifornia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in 24 colors).

    21. A set of vinyl record coasters because they'll call you immediately to tell you how much they love them and it'll be music to your ears.,

    Promising review: "OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed." —Emily G.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    22. A gift set filled with 12 moisturizing bath bombs because the person you miss the most is an avid bubble bath taker.


    It's filled with 12 different scents that have ingredients (shea and cocoa butter) that'll help hydrate their dry skin. Over 5,000 people have given this set a 5-star rating on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I purchased these bath bombs because I was looking for an alternative to Lush. I'm a school teacher, I need relaxation without the price tag of around $7 a bomb! I was very excited to see that these bombs are handmade in the United States. They also are made of ingredients that are familiar to me. I ordered with Prime so they arrived in two days, as promised. The packaging is very simple. The bombs were well-protected during their journey. None of mine felt broken. I could smell them through the box! Very strong yet awesome scents. They have a small sticker with the names of each bomb on the individual wrappers. I tried 'Fun on the Beach' first. My entire bathroom smells amazing! My water is a hot pink/purple color. The bomb took about two minutes to dissolve entirely. I am so excited to try them all! —Kelsea McKinzie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.80.

    23. A self-tie headband because you know your bestie better than anyone and this is a stocking stuffer they'll actually use!


    These are by The Wrap life which is a Black- and woman-owned business!

    Get them from The Wrap Life on Amazon for $16 (available in seven colors based on Pantone's Skintone Guide).

    For more like this, check out our "31 Amazing Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses" gift guide.

    24. A Dungeons and Dragons starter kit that'll be the perfect excuse to hang out and try something new!


    The starter kit comes with an easy-to-read guidebook, 42 dice, and pouches to store 'em all.

    Promising review: "I purchased this item for my daughter's Christmas gift, as she is 13 and newly showing interest in playing D&D (super fun right!!). Not only did the items come exactly as described, but I received a personalized email with TONS of extra items to print out to help her in her quest to get to know the game! Perfect kit for players of all levels!!" —LibbyNikki

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    25. A scratch-off bucket list of 100 books to read. Many family members you miss will enjoy scratching off the ones they've read and especially the one's they've said they've read.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift! I got this for my mom who is a bookworm. She has told all of her friends about it and already asked around to borrow the books she hasn’t read, that way she can scratch them off! A fun way to encourage the classics." —Alexander D Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    26. Or scratch-off posters for movies, albums, and places to one day visit for when you can stop missing them and start seeing the world again together!


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a small gift to send to my boyfriend and it is perfect! He is a huge movie buff and has already scratched off some of his favorite classics, and now we are working through what's left on the list. I love the little images behind the 'scratch off' because they definitely go with the movie theme, but you never know what they're going to be!"—Anna Maddamma

    Check out all the poster options on Amazon here.

    27. A Homesick candle to remind them of the place they come from or maybe the place you are currently (missing them)!

    One white Homesick candle with a label featuring an image of the state of Texas and another featuring an image of the state of New York.
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "The candle is securely packaged, ready for gifting. The scent is lovely and the candle is large enough to last quite a while." —BusyBee

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34 (available in 51 scents).

    28. A pack of 50 different The Office stickers because Dwight might hate them but that co-worker you miss sitting next to in your actual office definitely will love them.


    Promising review: "These seemed like really high quality laptop stickers when I got them. It was actually a present for my friend for Christmas and she loved them. Not all of them are great but most of them are from really funny parts in the show. There were only a couple of repeats in the packages so it's a pretty wide variety too. Definitely would recommend." —Jillian

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A double-layer glass mug to brighten their holiday spirit even when you're not around.


    Promising review: "I expected this to be plastic, but it's actually glass which I am thrilled about! This is adorable. Not even ashamed to say I bought this for myself, but it would make a perfect gift! :)" —Katherine Beccera

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in five designs).

    30. Or a precious mug with a cutie hiding on the bottom to keep them company while they have their morning cup of coffee.


    Promising review: "This is possibly my GF's favorite thing I've ever bought for her. Every morning she laughs about the little panda in her cup. SO CUTE." —KevinS

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in nine animals).

    31. A tiny ghost in a jar for your boo who you miss a ton right now.

    a tiny ghost hanging in a tiny jar
    StoltzKraft / Etsy

    StoltzKraft is a small woman-owned business and all their items are handmade by Stephanie and her husband in Bloomington, Illinois!

    Promising review: "Just too dang adorable. The happiness of simply opening the package was worth the (super affordable!) price. I am so happy I got to support a small business and my little ghosty is a wonderful new addition to my autumn family!" —Reviewer

    Get it from StoltzKraft on Etsy for $6.80.

    32. A ramen bowl with a clever pun that'll warm their belly with food and laughter.

    The bowl that says "i'm a hopeless ramen-tic" on the wise with a noodle print inside

    Promising review: "High quality. I’ve thrown it in the dishwasher plenty of times and it has held up just fine! Love this bowl. It’s my favorite ramen bowl." —Ibby

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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