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    40 Valentine's Day Gifts That’ll Make Your Significant Other Say “Whoa, Where Did You Find That??”

    Knock their socks off with a gift they'll never expect.

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    1. A personalized cookie cutter designed to look EXACTLY like their pet.

    Some pet-shaped cookies next to their cookie cutters
    Bakers Street Cutters/Etsy

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it (and Roo is a huge fan too)! Ivan made a beautiful cutter and picked up on Roo’s unique features. It was so quick and accurate. Can’t wait to make cookies soon!" —Patricia

    Get it from Bakers Street Cutters on Etsy for $30.

    Psst — the seller even includes a cookie recipe to make sure it stays in shape while it bakes!

    2. A cool magnetic chess set for your partner, who is *obsessed* with The Queen's Gambit.

    Model playing the magnetic chessboard attached to the wall
    WindingHillsDesigns / Etsy

    Promising review: "I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn't have a lot of table space, and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!" —Andrea Sanchez

    Get it from WindingHillsDesigns on Etsy for $59.

    3. An adorable bookmark book tracker so the bookworm in your life can keep track of their reading progress.

    The book tracker, which looks like a blank book shelf and you can fill in the names of the books on the spine as you finish them
    britishbookart / Etsy

    Promising review: "This bookmark is just so well done on every level! The artwork is beautiful, and the quality is gorgeous. It's such a clever idea, and there are enough 'books' pictured to last a whole year. I will be looking for other items from this artist!" —Elaine

    Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.57.

    4. A soy blend candle from their favorite fictional store. No, not the Blouse Barn.

    EPluribusLtd / Etsy

    Promising review: "Obsessed. Shipped so fast. Smells are great! Wanted a certain quote that wasn’t in the drop down and the seller easily accommodated it and made it work. I ordered two as gifts and one for myself. 😊Will probably order more." —Alex

    "OMG these candles are spectacular!!! They are made with such love and attention to detail! From the rustic lid to the tiny rose charm and the stellar labeling! They truly are beyond aesthetically pleasing in every way! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. They arrived quickly, well-packaged and tucked inside the box was a handwritten personal note from the seller. The quality of these candles are quite pleasing in every way. I recommend purchasing from this seller 100%! I promise you won’t be disappointed!" —Amy Gassman

    Get it from EPluribusLtd on Etsy for $18 (available in 27 scents and with 52 quote options).

    5. An incredibly detailed, dual color moon-shaped light they can leave on its perch or carry around with them to make their space feel extra cozy., Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally bought the 7-inch moon for my husband as a gift of 'I love you to the moon and back' for our anniversary... Well, I loved his moon so much that I kept stealing it from our bedroom and taking it to the living room. So I bought myself the 5.9-inch moon to compare sizes and have one to call my own. As it turns out, the slightly smaller 5.9-inch one is just as amazing as the seven-inch. These moons charge up fast with a cord (with a cool 'blue moon' color when charging) and then once charged, they are completely free from cords or any connection dependence. They light up with a very detailed real moon surface design in white or yellow, and it will totally mesmerize you. You can literally 'hold the whole moon in your hand' and use it as a cordless and battery-free lamp, a nightlight, a lantern or quasi-candle in the dark. The wood stand is sleek and super easy to assemble, and is a perfect accent to any room décor. These moons are the best gift for friends, family, co-workers, kids, pets and spouses. My #1 purchase pick for 2020!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three sizes).

    6. A gorgeous constellation print that lets you customize the constellation, location, title, date, and font color to make it even more of a romantic and thoughtful gift for someone who shines bright in your life.

    A constellation print that reads "under the starts 04.15.19 Chicago, IL"

    Promising review: "Probably one of the best shops I’ve dealt with on Etsy ever! Amazing customer service — everything felt personalized and intimate from beginning to finish. Shipping was super fast! Packaged perfectly. And absolutely BEAUTIFULLY made. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I got this for my husband for our one-year anniversary, and I know he’s just going to love it. I absolutely plan on ordered more from this shop. Thank you for making our big day so special! This is a 6-star shop!" —Natalie

    Get it from FinchandCotter on Etsy for $26+ (available in four sizes, as well as with matting and framing options).

    7. A lavender-scented cbd bath bomb to make their bath time even more relaxing.

    The bath bomb next to its packaging
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $14.

    8. Or some shower steamers if your significant other isn't a bath person, but still would like a calming fragrance to enhance their personal time.

    The steamers next to their packaging

    Promising review: "These are the best shower steamers I've ever tried. Usually they aren't strong enough or they melt too quickly to even enjoy. They are also bigger than what you can buy at the store. Id say they are about a hockey puck size. One lasted my entire shower and still smelled amazing even after i was done. These are the best shower steamers hands down. I would definitely buy these again." —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A tortilla-shaped blanket so they can fulfill their lifelong dream of becoming a human burrito! Not that this blanket is exclusively meant for humans...


    Promising review: "I bought one for each of my two teen nieces. They LOVE them. Anytime they come over for the weekend, they have their huge soft tortilla blankets with them to snuggle up in while we watch movies. They are incredibly soft, even after washing. The colors are very accurate and did not fade after washing. There has been no pilling, loose strings, or loss of density in the fibers. Which speaks volumes because these girls run around with them as capes and drag them all over the place with them. So they get washed frequently to say the least." —ShannonDaly

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (the tortilla blanket is available in four colors and four sizes. Plus, you can also get the blanket in pizza, waffle, and apple pie styles).

    10. Some cute little golden critters to hang out in their house plants.

    AnotherStudio / Etsy

    Promising review: "My plant animals arrived on time and they were exactly as described. I was very happy with the packaging and think they make great, unusual little gifts for the plant enthusiast and animal lovers among us. I'm looking forward to visitors spotting them 'hanging about' in my home." —Hazel Coulter

    Get it from AnotherStudio on Etsy for $8.35 (available in 12 animals).

    11. A clever mug that looks an entire pot of coffee, perfect for your S.0. who loves caffeine almost as much as they love you.,

    Some reviewers even use this to store and display beans!

    Promising review: "I bought this mug for my dad who just started at an office job. He absolutely loves it! He enjoys making dad jokes about drinking a whole pot of coffee in the morning. The silicone lid is great to keep it warm and makes it easy to drink out of. It's made of thin glass, so its not as sturdy as a mug and it gets hotter, but its great quality and made well." —tess

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

    12. A pack of adorable fruit coasters so your main ~squeeze~ can have furniture without water rings.

    A glass sitting on one of the fruit coasters, surrounded by others

    Promising review: "Are you kidding me? How could anyone rate these anything less than a 5 stars? Mine arrived fairly quickly. They are colorful and the pattern is exactly as pictured. They are wrapped individually. What a good buy! I plan on using mine in a door wreath because they are perfect for decorations." —JZACKCO

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $4.39.

    13. A pair of very so-FISH-ticated earrings they'll get compliments on from everyone that ~seas~ them.


    Promising review: "SO CUTE! Got so many compliments at work" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.42.

    14. A retro-style hotel keychain inn-spired by their favorite fictional places. Have they ~pined~ for a room at The Great Northern? Had whimsical dreams of staying at the Grand Budapest Hotel? Check out all the options and find the one that fits your loved one best!, Amazon

    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 13 colors/styles).

    15. A super cute, wall-mounted rainy pot that'll make watering their plants so much more entertaining.

    Model pouring water into the cloud, which trickles into the plant like rain

    Promising review: "I have purchased several sets of these. I have them hanging in my office and have referred friends to this link and they have purchased the set too. Great present for teachers!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    16. A wireless pocket projector to turn any location into a romantic movie date.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I actually own and love this pocket projector. Despite its compact size, this little guy can actually project quite far (I tested it at 14 feet or so, and the image measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches). I’ve used it to watch films and shows, and it truly feels like I have my own personal movie theater. (The darker the room, the clearer and crisper the images are, so I always use it at night with the lights out. However, blackout shades would work, too!) It can connect to a phone or computer, AND it has its own speakers (though you can connect it to an external speaker as well). For longer binge sessions, I like to have it plugged in so it doesn’t run out of juice, but it can last through a couple of 40-minute episodes unplugged just fine. The best part is once I’m done with it, it fits nicely into my drawers for storage. Easy peasy." —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    17. A bar of delicious white sesame and seaweed blond chocolate to delight their tastebuds with an umami-filled dessert!

    FOSSA Chocolate

    Get it from FOSSA Chocolate for $12.

    18. A memory foam, BAGUETTE-shaped (!) keyboard rest for your bread-loving partner whose hands are always attached to a computer.

    reviewer photo of baguette rest

    Promising review: "The moment I stumbled upon this baguette wrist rest, I had to have it. It made me laugh and I needed a wrist rest, so why not? When it arrived, I was impressed — it even came carefully packaged in a bread bag! Not only is it funny, but it's also incredibly comfortable. I'll be bulk buying these for stocking fillers and white elephant gifts this Christmas. Everyone I've shown it to have fallen in love with it, definitely a great purchase." —GSKTerry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. An impressively large and mesmerizing gem chunk powered by dimmable LEDs to give their space a soothing, magical glow.

    The gem radiating light
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $199.

    20. A rain showerhead so they can feel like they're at a 5-star resort every time they hop in the shower.


    Promising review: "It was super easy to install and works amazing! I love it so much and the flow of water is perfect and so relaxing. It's a real steal for the price (which had made me skeptical it would work right). It works so great though, super luxurious." —Sarah Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A magnetic perpetual calendar based on the iconic version created for MoMA, and perfect for design and art-lovers who find standard calendars to be a bit of a snooze.

    The calendar
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $55.

    22. A world tour jerky crate filled with flavors from around the globe to give their tastebuds the vacation of a lifetime.

    The crate surrounded by a variety of jerky
    Man Crates

    Promising review: "It’s a hit! I bought this for my husband as a birthday present and he absolutely loved it! The challenge to open the crate was really fun for him and all the different flavors of meat really impressed him. He is already telling all his friends about it how cool it is." —Kylie

    Get it from Man Crates for $109.99.

    23. A funny stress toy for your favorite spud — I mean — *stud*!

    Reviewer holding the potato stress toy

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. My husband and I hide this around the house from each other and sometimes it takes months to find. How awesome is it to be able to yell out 'yes! I found the potato!' and have that make total sense?! Doesn't matter if we're having a little argument or not, we still get excited about it. Not the common use for a stress reliever, but we have fun playing our silly little game. 😊 Certainly keeps things entertaining." —TM

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    24. A pair of BPA-free, reusable glowing chopsticks so they can pretend they're dining in a galaxy far far away...

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get them from Amazon for $11.98.

    25. And some ridiculously cute chopstick holders to keep their utensils off the table. Some reviewers also used them as very adorable paperweights to keep them to keep them company while sitting at their desk.

    The dog and cat versions of the chopstick holders holding chopsticks
    SkySpirals / Etsy

    Promising reviews: "The Calico kitty chopstick rests are flippin' adorable. Used them tonight for the first time... they are very stable and easy to clean. Very happy camper!" —allison nixon

    "I bought one dog and one cat chopstick stand and they are the cutest. My partner absolutely adores them and they can also be great paperweights when you're not eating <3" —Bianca Zhang

    Get them from SkySpirals on Etsy for $8.27.

    26. A cassette-shaped flash drive because mixtapes are awesome gifts and your pitch perfect Valentine's Day playlist deserves a much better presentation than a boring old Spotify link. It's made from a real tape cassette and you can choose between a variety of charming gift boxes!


    Promising review: "I gave my wife a 'mixtape' on a flash drive on our first date. I bought this to surprise her with a collection of all the mixtapes I have made for her since with some new tunes for our four-year anniversary! Love this!" —Deegan Adams

    Get it from TheBlankRecordStore on Etsy for $22.85+ (available in four finishes and four gift box options).

    27. A funny ice cream holder so they can imbibe in their favorite dessert without ending up with cold and sticky hands.

    A pint of Halo Top ice cream is inside a large blue thermal jacket that says &quot;spoon me&quot;
    kanudles / Etsy

    Promising review: "I love using this on my Halo Top! Feels so nice and much easier to hold! Great quality." —designgal24

    Get it from kanudles on Etsy for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    28. An amazing space pen that can write under water, in extreme temperatures, in zero gravity, and at any angle — even upside down! Plus, if you're dating a Seinfeld fan, you can be sure they'll ask if this pen is actually a gift from Jack Klompus.

    The metal and rainbow-colored pen displayed on a table

    Even though this pen feels like it could be from the future, the patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960s! The rainbow titanium nitride coating is just a wonderful bonus because it looks cool and keeps the pen from tarnishing.

    Promising review: "I keep this in my back pants pocket because it is small enough that I can do so. It gets sat on, dropped, and occasionally sent through the washing machine...and it is still as good as new.

    I have had worn this pen on my person, daily, for the last FOUR YEARS, and the coating is as good as ever. It needs refills every once in a while, but other than that, no maintenance is needed." —Segv

    Get it from Amazon for $54.40.

    29. A dishwasher-safe unicorn pool float tea infuser to make it feel like there's a pool party happening in their mug. Just fill the bottom with loose leaf tea, and let it swim!

    The infuser floating in a mug

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS!! I’ve only tried the infuser with one kind of tea (blue butterfly pea flower) but it was delicious! Will need to buy at least one more to bring to the office! Plus it looks so adorable in my Hocus Pocus mug. 😊" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in three shapes).

    30. An acorn-shaped air freshener that'll add a cute touch to their car and make it smell amazing.

    small acorn hanging from rearview mirror

    Promising review: "This wooden acorn car diffuser is adorable and very well-made from quality materials. The wood is just gorgeous and the finish is done nicely. Inside the wooden acorn is a little glass vial with a cork lid that you fill with oil. The scent permeates the vehicle nicely without being too overpowering. 🔆 TIP:🔆 tip and hold the glass vial upside down for several seconds to let the cork really absorb the essential oil before turning it right side up again and placing inside the acorn." —@Lark

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A jar of Sichuan Chili Crisp from Fly By Jing they'll wanna use on EVERYTHING. It's hot and tingly without being overwhelmingly spicy, and its bold flavor adds an amazing flavor to pretty much anything from noodles and eggs, to pizza and even ice cream! *Plus*, it's vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and made without preservatives or artificial flavors.

    Fly By Jing

    Jing Gao, the founder and CEO of Fly By Jing, is a chef, entrepreneur, and a globally-renowned expert on Chinese cuisine. While the flavors are inspired by her hometown of Chengdu, Jing's recipes are deeply personal and offer a unique taste you won't find anywhere else.

    I got this sauce as a gift, and I have been obsessed ever since I tried it. It combines the most prized Sichuan peppercorns with fragrant dried chilies, fermented black beans, garlic, shallots and more for a numbing, umami-rich flavor that has enhanced truly everything I've tried it on — without overpowering the other flavors. I've been struggling to find the right sauce to take my home-cooked dishes to the next level, and let me tell you, this is it! Plus, the packaging is super cute and thoughtful, and mine even came with a beautiful little zine that includes a breakdown of the ingredients, some amazing recipe ideas, and more!

    Get it from Fly By Jing for $15.

    32. A mini waffle bowl maker because the only thing they'll love more than a bowl of delicious food is a one where they can eat the bowl too.

    The waffle bowl maker making a waffle bowl, with a made one filled with ice cream, fruit, and more sitting nearby

    Promising review: "I am not the biggest breakfast person, but I love this machine. Making a waffle bowl filled with fruit is a great way to start your morning. We have used this guy for quite a few breakfasts now (there are so many ways to use it), but the waffle bowls are my favorite so far. Plus, the color goes great with my question." —Scott Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).

    33. Some extremely adorable house-shaped air humidifiers/essential oil diffusers that double as night lights, run with very low noise, and will create a peaceful atmosphere in their space.

    TwoPeasInAPodGB / Etsy

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this. It is so cute. The little fan and light that comes with it are perfect for blowing the essential oils around the room. Seller is really lovely. Will definitely be buying some more for other rooms." —Sammi

    Get it from stunningbae on Etsy for $32.23 (available in three colors).

    34. And an equally cute, house-shaped tissue box cover that doubles as a charming piece of decor.

    The tissue box covers sitting on a stack of books
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I, an adult woman, cannot remember the last time I bought a box of tissues for my home (though I have several purse packs?!). It may have been when I most recently had a sinus infection, which I guess was two-plus years ago. But now that I’m playing house as a grown-ass person in an apartment to myself, I’m trying to be *responsible*. So obviously buying this whimsical tissue box cover we’ve featured in a million BuzzFeed shopping posts is peak adulting.

    Perhaps the reason I’ve been so bad at keeping around a box of tissues is because tissues just look...kind of ugly out in the open. But not with this lil’ cover! Now it’s a ~design element~ that I’ll hopefully remember to keep full. For now, it’s filled with a square box of tissues I unearthed from my old apartment’s closet while packing; it's presently neatly housed inside the tissue box cover, providing the "smoke" for the tiny chimney. The only downside to committing to this box is that I'll have to buy square-shaped tissue boxes only now. But I can live with that. And with my not-snotty nose." —Elizabeth Lilly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    35. A toilet cleaner brush that'll be the ~cherry on top~ of their Valentine's Day gift bundle. Sure, no one expects a toilet brush as a gift, but you can be sure it'll be a surprise! Plus, have you ever seen one this cute???


    Note that some reviewers thought this was smaller than they expected, so be sure to double check the size!

    Promising review: "To say a toilet brush is adorable is a lot...but it is so cute! The cherry and brush are a tad small but it fits perfectly into the bottom of our bowl. It’s a great way to keep the brush handy but not unsightly! Buy it. You won’t be disappointed!!!" —Laura Link

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    36. And a ~berry~ cool strawberry toilet seat to give their throne a major upgrade that'll make every trip to the bathroom way more fun., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my toilet room. I liked that it gives me great color and is easy to put on and clean. I definitely recommend this if you love strawberries and enjoy fun things!" —UTBlue

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 16 styles).

    37. A star projector to bring the night sky to their room or even their car!,

    Promising review: "I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter's room." —A. Handy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    38. A custom pillow in their pet's likeness so they have something to snuggle with when you can't be around.

    A collection of pillows that look like various pets (cats dogs, birds, etc.)

    Promising review: "My pillow came out so cute!! Bought it to send to college with my daughter and she loved it. Thank you!!!" —Cheryl Moore

    Get it from aurespaces on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and three types of fabric).

    39. A pair of hilarious goose socks for the silly goose in your life. Plus, they make excellent hand puppets, so I'd start practicing your honking now.


    Promising review: "My 5-year-old loves Untitled Goose Game and these socks have now transformed it into a game we play in the backyard. She being the horrible goose and I the gardener/shop keeper for the day. If you are a fan of the game (or awful geese) grab yourself a set." —J. Burcham

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $11.99.

    40. And finally, a cheeseburger wrapping paper set so you can stack their gifts to look like their favorite meal!

    Boxes wrapped in the wrapping paper and stacked to resemble a cheeseburger

    Promising review: "This is such an awesome idea! I just got done wrapping boxes and it turned out great. Very pleased!! The quality and designs are so realistic. This purchase was so worth it — love it." —Julie Howard

    Get it from GiftCouturePaper on Etsy for $19.99.

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