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Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Dec 8, 2016

18 Not-Awkward Things To Get Your New Boyfriend Or Girlfriend

Whether it's ~official~ yet or not, get your almost-bae something fun but thoughtful.

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1. A snazzy but cheap cocktail kit and a bottle of their favorite liquor.

https://www.reservebar.com/hangar-1-vodka

It's fun, will get you drunk, and the vibe is more "come over for drinks" than "I love you, let's have babies ASAP."

Get this Moscow Mule cocktail kit on Amazon for $22.99 and the vodka from Hangar One for $41.

2. A set of classic books with gorgeously redesigned covers.

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/196/puffin-in-bloom
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/196/puffin-in-bloom

Have they casually mentioned their favorite author or childhood book? Pick up a copy and show you're thoughtful.

Get the Puffin in Bloom set of Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi and A Little Princess for $43.21 on Amazon.

3. A make-your-own-hot-sauce kit, for a spicy date night in.

uncommongoods.sjv.io

Brew up and label your own batch of hot sauce using this cute kit, then smuggle it into Chipotle and cuddle up over your custom burritos.

Get it for $34.95 at Uncommon Goods.

4. A fun but thoughtful print that will make them think of you every time they see it on their wall.

http://www.gallerynucleus.com/detail/21048/
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/detail/16548/

For bonus points, frame it yourself so it'll be ready to pop on their bedroom wall.

Get the Ursula print from Joey Chou for $85, and the sharks and cats print from Kozyndan for $25.

5. Something kooky for their apartment, like this burrito-scented candle.

perpetualkid.com

Nothing says "Baby, come over" like a candle that smells like "cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper and spiced ground beef with a hint of salsa, guacamole and onion."

Get it for $10.99 at Perpetual Kid.

6. A new smartphone case that's as pretty as they are.

Etsy

You love texting them, but that ratty old Speck case has got to go.

Get them for $39.99 each from KhristianAHowell on Etsy.

7. A pair of tickets to their favorite sporting event, and add a personal touch with a new piece of team swag.

store.nba.com

Even if you're not a sportsball fan, watching your bae freak out over their team in person will stir up cozy feelings in your heart.

If your squeeze happens to be a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, get the hat for $16.79 at the team store. Find sports tickets at Stubhub.com or scour official sites for bargains.

8. A collection of stuff to liven up their desk job, like this magic slime that cleans keyboards.

http://www.perpetualkid.com/magic-slime-reusable-keyboard-cleaner/

You can't make them hate their job less, but you can make their 9-5 a little more joyful.

Get it for $7.99 at Perpetual Kid.

9. A cozy pair of gloves for holding hands on those chilly but romantic winter walks.

http://us.asos.com/river-island/river-island-pom-leather-glove/prd/6946338?iid=6946338&clr=Pink&SearchQuery=&cid=11990&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=40&gridsize=3&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2

Kiss them hello, of course, but kiss their icy fingers of death goodbye.

Get these collegiate stripe gloves for $26.60 at Bloomingdale's and these pom-pom leather gloves for $38 at ASOS.

10. A fun board game, like this Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set, because who wants to go out anyways?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jlqk/
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jlqk/

Gift them one of your old classics — you can teach them how to play! — or learn a new game together.

Get it for $42.99 at Think Geek.

11. A bedside smartphone vase so they can charge their phone ~extra romantically.~

uncommongoods.sjv.io

Obviously, your bae sleeps with their phone nearby in case they get a text from you.

Get it for $32 at Uncommon Goods.

12. An ironic holiday sweater they'll want to wear year-round.

http://www.tipsyelves.com/womens-challah-hanukkah-sweater

Everyone needs one for all of those ironic sweater parties, but it's way less fun to buy for yourself.

Get the unicorn Santa sweater for $65 from Tipsy Elves here, and get the Challah sweater for $57 from Tipsy Elves here.

13. The Bachelor-themed wines, to tease them about their secret addiction to the show.

bachelorwines.com

But don't even front like you don't watch it with them.

Get one bottle for $15.96, or a three-pack for $47.88, at Bachelor Wines.

14. Some giant (and hilarious) gummy candy to satisfy their adorable sweet tooth.

http://giantgummybears.com/giantgummywatermelonslice.aspx

Caveat emptor: You'll probably have to babysit them during their sugar high.

Get the huge gummy pizza for $11.95, and get the giant gummy watermelon on a stick for $14.95.

15. This Nicolas Cage T-shirt, if they like memes.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/clothing/not-the-tees-men-s-t-shirt
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/clothing/not-the-tees-men-s-t-shirt

And if they don't like memes... why are you dating them?

Get it for $29.99 at Modcloth.

16. A super stylish but super practical backpack for all their school and biking needs.

https://www.statebags.com/collections/everything/products/kane-silver
http://shop.herschelsupply.com/collections/backpacks/products/post-backpack-mid-volume-routes-black-synthetic-leather

Snag them a nicer one than they'd pick for themselves.

Get the silver backpack for $60 at State Bags, and get the black striped backpack for $64.99 at Herschel.

17. A fun magazine subscription (most of them come super cheap these days).

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Direct-Ventures-Real-Simple/dp/B002PXW1IE/ref=sr_1_2?s=magazines&ie=UTF8&qid=1481055820&sr=1-2&keywords=magazine+subscription

In a digital world, it's still nice to come home to something fun to read in your mailbox.

Get a subscription to Real Simple for $12 at Amazon, and a subscription to Sports Illustrated for $20.80.

18. Something cozy to slip into bed in.

http://www.target.com/p/men-s-pokemon-navy-space-dyed-2pc-sleep-pajama-sets/-/A-51296098

Whether you're there or not!

Get the alpaca robe for $34.99 at Modcloth, and get the Pokémon pajama set for $24.99 at Target.

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