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    Updated on Dec 20, 2019. Posted on Dec 1, 2019

    36 Gifts That Say "I Love You" For People Who Aren't Romantic

    These'll say those three little words...so you don't have to.

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    1. A sheet of custom stickers with their beautiful face on it, because covering all your stuff with each other's faces is even better than saying "I'm yours." Or try what the reviewer in the caption below did — it's classic.

    Amazon

    Just upload a clear image and you're set! They're even dishwasher safe, so you can cover a mug in 'em.

    Get a sheet of 21 stickers from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "I purchased these with a picture of my boyfriend's face and stuck them on valuable things he owns for an April Fool's prank. It's the perfect prank--the stickers leave no residue and my boyfriend has a heart attack every time he finds his face on the inside of his watch, the back of his tie, his charging blocks, and the top of his cologne bottle. It's been 105 days and he still has two faces to go!" —Martie Ogle

    2. A subscription to Care/of, which delivers personalized vitamins based on health concerns, diet, and lifestyle. Nothing says "I want to be with you forever" like a blend of fish oil, probiotics, and vitamin B12.

    Care/of

    They personalize your daily vitamin pack according to your needs — just fill out the quiz and they'll come up with a suggested vitamin regimen. They even include information as to what the benefit of each supplement is and what studies there are to back it up!

    Subscriptions start at $5 per month.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of Care/of here.

    3. A nagging notepad that'll let the recipient nudge you repeatedly to do that thing you said you would do but still haven't yet even though it was totally on your way home from work!

    Amazon

    Because picking up the dry cleaning is a true act of love.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    Promising review: "My husband always wants me to remind him to bring stuff from home back to work with him when he comes home for work. Since I'm a forgetful person, these came in handy. When he texts me, I just write down what he needs to bring with him on one of these and stick it to the door." —Kayla

    4. A desk nameplate to show total and utter support for your partner's career. All they need to do is take a peek at this beauty, and they'll definitely get those reports done on deadline.

    Etsy

    You can even get the desk plate box custom engraved at checkout. Each one ships within 24-48 hours, too!

    Get it from 904 Custom on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in six plate colors and four holder colors).

    You can also get a similar Beyoncé one from Amazon (with print rather than script lettering) for $16.95 (available in three colors).

    5. A pair of socks accompanied with a lifetime guarantee that, if they're wearing these, you'll *actually* bring them a glass of the good stuff. Maybe these'll stop them ~wine-ing~ that you never do anything for them.

    Amazon

    The writing is non-slip, so after a glass or two they won't fall down on those shiny floors!

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in chocolate and coffee versions).

    Promising review: "Bought these for my wife. She smiled BIG when she saw them and loved wearing them. I was expecting low quality thin gimmick socks but these are thick, great quality socks. My wife had fun testing the grip bottoms, again well designed. Recommend these as a good quality gift." —B. Brown

    6. A 16-pack of collagen and vitamin E-infused sheet masks that'll almost be a substitute for that spa gift certificate you definitely can't afford.

    AMazon

    Even better if you wear them together! Each mask has a slightly different key-ingredient (from charcoal to cucumber to snail mucin) so you can find what works best for you.

    Get the 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I love that there are so many varieties here! I can choose the one that will best fit my skin's temperament for that day. After using any of these masks, my skin feels so soft and supple, and the small wrinkle on my forehead —a byproduct of my college days— looks almost non-existent. I'll definitely keep buying these, and what a great gift to give!" —Kjmwv

    7. A flippable Belgian waffle maker with a promise to whip up a fluffy batch for your own Leslie Knope the morning after she's had a bit too much Snake Juice.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Promising review: "I love this waffle iron. I've had it for four years now and have bought one for two of my friends who were in the market for a waffle iron. I love that it has the flip feature thus making sure that the batter gets distributed throughout the iron giving the waffle an even crisp on both sides. I've also made brownies and hashbrowns in my waffle iron with no problems and delicious results. Another thing I like about it is that it has a timer built in. So I never have to worry about undercooked or overcooked waffles again. I could not be happier with this product." —Amazon Customer

    8. A personalized bag for a twist on a generously packed lunch. They'll eat it and they'll like it!

    Etsy

    Just add the personalization right under the price — you can add up to 15 letters!

    Get it from Road, Dirt, and Pie on Etsy for $56.

    9. A pair of cozy slipper socks, with a sherpa lining and non-slip soles, because making sure someone is cozy and warm (and that they haven't fallen on the ground) is one of the nicest things you can do. (Plus these were one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2017!)

    amazon.com

    Thank you, Oprah, for making me suddenly buy these on a super-cold winter's day in 2018. My feet, which are consistently freezing, have been warmer than ever since. They have non-slip bottoms, which are important for my clumsy self, and they really get the job done. I bought the 'llama pink' pattern, but there are TONS to choose from. I've long since broken them out this fall, as it's been surprisingly cold already in NYC.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.01+ (available in two sizes: adult regular and adult large and 66 colors and patterns)

    Promising review: "Really fabulously warm and fluffy, these just feel luxurious. My hope is that these will also wash well, but so far they seem very good quality and are nice and warm. Very happy with this purchase!" —Kayasei

    Psst: Looking for the lists of Oprah's Fave Things from this year? I've super got you covered: we rounded up Oprah's Favorite Things Under $50 in 2019 and Oprah's Favorite Things in 2019 that are over $50, but still super cool to check out!

    10. A spiral-bound compilation of 50 New York Times crossword puzzles, for couples who like spending time together while each being involved in separate activities. Ahhh, comfortable silence.

    Amazon

    These range from Monday to Friday puzzles, so they can choose your level of difficulty while hunkered down on the couch.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A box full of giant plush microbes for the only person you're willing to ~share your germs with~.

    Amazon

    This box comes with common cold, sore throat, stomach ache, and penicilin.

    Get this box from Amazon for $26.95. There are also tons of other themed boxes and standalone plushes — check out the full selection!

    12. A personalized microwavable heating cushion you can customize with YOUR OWN FACE! That way they can cuddle with you when they don't feel well without getting all up in your business. Just microwave it for a few minutes and it'll stay toasty for hours.

    Firebox

    Upload your picture on Firebox and it'll help you crop the oval and show what the final product'll look like. If you need it for Christmas, order before December 9th to ensure it arrives on time (or December 17th if you live in the UK)!

    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    Promising review: "Really really nice and Well working hot head! Has a lovely smell of lavender which made my friend very happy since I am now warming her." —Firebox Customer

    13. A big ole ramen bowl with a special slot for chopsticks, because you guys aren't all ooey-gooey and romantic — but you do love sharing noods. 😉

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.75. It's also available in a Pusheen version; just sayin'.

    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

    14. A ribbon or two to show off their greatest accomplishments. In a totally non-passive-aggressive and loving way, of course!

    Etsy

    Get them from Boldfaced on Etsy for $5.18 each: the snorer one here and the adequate lover one here.

    15. Ranch: An Ode to America’s Beloved Sauce in 60 Mouth-Watering Recipes, a cookbook for anyone who thinks that one specific dressing reins king when it comes to flavor, even if you feel the opposite.

    Amazon

    You should also include a note that you will, in fact, be cooking a few of these for them. The recipes include from-scratch ranch (of course), plus ways to infuse it into dips, salads, snacks, meat marinades, and even pasta sauces.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "This book is everything you could ever want in a cook book! Great easy to follow receipts, amazing pictures, fun graphics, and witty text from the author. I've tried a few recipes, and everything is very tasty. This book makes for a perfect gift to any food lover!" —A Broussard

    16. A blanket (or two) so they can let you know they need some space — or let you know they want to cuddle... without getting all gooey.

    Society6

    Get the "leave me alone" blanket from Envy Art on Society 6 for $41.99+ and the Frenchie cuddle blanket from So Pup on Society 6 for $41.99+ (both originally $59.99+ and available in three sizes).

    17. A Nest sugar cookie–scented candle to say "You shouldn’t have to eat my terrible baking, so smell this candle instead." It has notes of Tahitian vanilla bean, bourbon-infused caramel with sugarcane crystals and golden amber.

    Homesick Candles

    It'll burn for up to 80 hours! That's longer than it takes to eat a whole apple pie anyway.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three sizes and 24 other scents).

    Promising review: "I was given this candle as a gift last year and when it burned down, I had to get another one. It has such a wonderful, full fragrance that fills the room-even when not lit!" —Pat O

    18. A Corgi butt mug for anyone who reverts to Tina Belcher quotes when trying to be romantic.

    Etsy

    Get it from Rabbit Print on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A bulk bag (we're talking 1.5 pounds!) of cereal marshmallows, because they're always after your Lucky Charms! Well, the marshmallow pieces anyway.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "Not kidding when I say my life is changed! No more wishing my bowls of Lucky Charms had more marshmallows in them...these are EXACTLY the color, shape, taste of those found in my favorite cereal! So now I pour my bowl of cereal and add a scoop of these amazing and magically delicious marshmallows to it for THE perfect bowl of cereal every time! 100 percent the exact same marshmallows as Lucky Charms!" —G. Wells

    20. A pair of long distance touch lamps to literally light up each other's lives — without the need to pick up the phone or say a word. They're connected to WiFi, so if one person touches their lamp to turn it on, the other lamp will glow, no matter how far it is away.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $85 each or the pair for $170.

    Promising review: "My daughter and I can keep in touch everyday. When she sees her lamp lit she knows I am thinking of her and vice versa. Perfect gift for those that are apart and have busy school/work schedules. You are 'keeping in touch' even when you don't have time or energy for a text, phone call or email. It's a perfect gift and a wonderful idea." —GFD

    21. A contoured sleeping mask with built-in headphones, because you like sleeping with the curtains open *and* snore — you're so thoughtful!

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    It has built-in controls on the front and connects via Bluetooth to their chosen device so they can snooze to music or even an audiobook. Plus you can take the headphone wires out and wash the whole dang thing!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.59.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried a couple Bluetooth sleep mask, this one is by far the most comfortable. The speakers are actually in the right place. It is light and very comfortable. The sound quality is pretty good. About what you’d expect from such small speakers. I’m very happy with this product." —Michael T. Hall

    22. Or a pair of wireless, noise-canceling headphones so they can truly, TRULY tune you out. Now that's a gift.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "Bought for my daughter who has thanked me about 100 times for it. This is not her first rodeo with wireless headphones, and she finds this to be the best that she has used. She is a professional musician with a very discerning ear, but not a lot of money for the really high-end headphones. She loves the clarity, ease of operation, the clear indicator lights, and the fit." —Statgirl

    If earbuds are more your thing, get a pair of noise-canceling ones from Amazon for $45.99.

    23. A Nicolas Cage-themed mood board tee to make staying in touch with your feelings easier than ever. Don't worry about saying "I love you" — you can just say "You're the only person I'd want to steal the Declaration of Independence with."

    Headline Tees

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in men's sizes S–3X here and women's sizes S–2X here).

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite shirts. It’s very soft and comfortable and fits nicely." —Carolyn L.D.

    24. A set of colorful pencils to give them sporadic compliments and encouragement throughout the day, since you're not so good at that mushy stuff.

    Bando

    Usefulness + good feels = the perfect gift.

    Get the set of 10 from Bando for $10.

    25. A shiatsu back and neck massager with a built-in heating function and three different speeds to knead away soreness... because your hands are tired and you don't feel like giving a massage right now. Or ever.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "This massager is amazing! It’s worth every penny. I was in a car accident and my neck and back had so many knots after going to the chiropractor and masseuse weekly I bought this massager. Being able to work out my knots nightly has really helped my neck and back, so much that I only have to use this several times a month. This machine is easy to use and really can go to any pressure you like using the straps. It is very well made and I love the heat option." —TA22

    26. A Brooklyn 99–inspired enamel pin for competitive couples who might just set up a Halloween Heist proposal of their own, Jake and Amy–style.

    Etsy

    Get it from Fandom Flair Pins on Etsy for $8.

    27. A bulk package of their favorite food with an accompanying note that ways: "I solemnly swear to eat none of these whatsoever."

    Amazon

    Have you ever eaten so many goldfish your tongue started to hurt from the saltiness? No, just me?

    Get a box of three stay-fresh bags of Goldfish — totaling 66 ounces (that's 4.1 pounds!) from Amazon for $11.80.

    Promising review: "These are goldfishes, but in a bigger and more cost-efficient package. I don't know what else to say. If you don't like goldfishes, why are you looking at this?" —SilentSpock

    28. An adorably be-sweatered hot water bottle. And if you really want to go the extra mile, fill it up and stick it under the covers before your boo heads to bed so they're surprised with preheated and oh-so-cozy sheets.

    Amazon

    In addition to toasting up the sheets, hot water bottles are wonderful for period cramps.

    Get this two-liter hot water bottle with the ADORABLE fox sweater cover from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I am so glad I finally found this hot water rubber bottle at Amazon after looking for it for several months. This rubber bottle does deliver the job to soothe my occasional coldness or occasional bloated tummy when I put hot water in it. As a younger generation, I used to watch my grandma using this rubber bottle at bedtime to comfort her cold and discomfort tummy. Others may use this water bottle for other reasons than those of my conditions. While the rubber bottle earns a five stars, the fancy sweater Fox deserves the six stars review. Great job for making this rubber bottle doesn’t looks like your grandma’s." —swef

    29. A wireless shower speaker for anyone who is willing to put up with their partner's terrible rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" while shampooing.

    amazon.com

    It comes with a suction cup and a D-ring so you can attach it to tile walls or hook it to your shower curtain!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "Awesome sound from a sturdy little machine! I am so impressed by the sound of this speaker. It produces pretty rich, true sound, especially considering its size and waterproof capabilities. Bought this for my fiancé to use in his dusty workshop for entertainment during his many projects and I tried it myself in the shower and liked it so much I think I may be borrowing it quite a bit. The suction cup is also surprisingly effective, has been used several times in wet conditions and has never slid or fallen off. Actually seems to have pretty impressive distance range that well exceeds the 30 feet it promises. No lagging or weird breaks like I've experienced with similar speakers. We actually liked it so much for the price we bought a second one for a gift for a family member, and I'm thinking of buying more while the price is so good. I have experienced several similar Bluetooth speakers, more and less expensive than this one and none, besides perhaps a Bose, surpassed the quality of this one, and none of those had the durable qualities this one boasts." —Lily Kristen

    30. A Squatty Potty to prove that your SO going #2 is your #1 priority.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    If you somehow still don't know what a Squatty Potty is, it's a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping. ~Going~ in this position is supposed to fully relax your Puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that's TMI, just try it and see.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "Oh Squatty Potty,

    You fill me with endless joy,

    Yet leave me empty." —Wm. Jonathan Bradshaw

    If you want a ~prettier~ one for your bathroom, Squatty Potty also makes a teak wood version ($59.99) and a Bamboo version ($79.99).

    31. And an Amazon Fire TV stick that'll make finding a show or movie you BOTH want to watch incredibly easy.

    Amazon

    Use the voice button to find shows, launch apps, search for type of movie ("Alexa find suspense thrillers") OR EVEN ORDER A PIZZA from Dominos!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $39.99 — you can get it 50% off for Black Friday week!).

    Promising review: "We have been getting steady increases in ourcCable TV bill with no increases in services. So we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition. We are very pleased with the performance of this device. It is easy to setup with prompts provided as you power it up. We then added our favorite apps, (also very easy), and have never looked back at the Cable TV being gone. We now save over $100 a month without those charges for Cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go." —Stephen H. Jenkins

    32. And a set of rainbow TV planner stickers with an area where you can write in the name of the show so no one gets AHEAD since you're supposed to be bingeing The Crown TOGETHER.

    Etsy

    Get a set of 48 stickers from Jump To It Designs on Etsy for $2.45.

    33. A gold-fleck toilet seat for the person you think is so great, they basically poop gold.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69+ (available in two sizes and in silver fleck).

    Promising review: "If you're thinking about this purchase .. just do it. Trust me, you will not regret it. It's beautiful!! Can’t believe I’m talking about a toilet seat lol." —febooty

    34. A Rose Apothecary sweatshirt that'll keep the person you think is 🎵"Simply the Best!" 🎵 a little warmer.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–2X and four colors, plus several other tee and tank options).

    35. A high-tech Sonicare electric toothbrush to protect their chompers and make their next dentist appointment far more pleasant. Practical, yet sweet!

    amazon.com

    This bb has four modes, three intensities, and three different brush heads so you can customize your cleaning to your dental needs. And it has sensors to show you on your smartphone where you missed so you can improve your brushing habits. (It's one of Oprah's Favorite Things 2017!).

    Get it from Amazon for $179.95+ (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "Bought this at the suggestion of my dentist. I particularly like the pressure sensor and the indication that you are brushing too fast. The timer is also very helpful. The app itself tracking focus areas for brushing I find a bit inaccurate but it does help. Overall very pleased. It is a toothbrush that feels like what a dentist uses when I get a check up. Expensive most definitely but it gets the job done very effectively." —Richard

    This was our pick for best $$$ electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Don't want to splurge that much? Try our also-awesome pick for the best mid-priced toothbrush (the Oral B Pro 1000), which you can get from Amazon for $39.94.

    36. ~Mega thermal~ heat-retaining socks with a brushed lining and moisture-wicking fabric, because when your tootsies get that winter chill, it's hard to get them to *ever* warm up again.

    Amazon

    They'll keep your feet warm (and dry) in up to -15°F.

    Get a three-pack of women's sizes from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 5–9 and 8–13 and two color sets) and men's sizes for $24.99 (available in sizes 7–12 and 12–15 and two color sets).

    Promising review: "These socks have just changed my life. I am not even kidding. I suffer all of the time from feet that are painfully cold when the temperature outside is anything less than about 75 F. It is horrible. I wear double socks with slippers; still have cold feet. Always having them tucked under a few thick blankets while watching tv, etc., but still feeling the cold in my feet. Well, I saw the reviews and ordered these. I put them on this evening, put on my usual slippers, and shortly after I felt like I had an electric heater inside my socks. They feel so very warm and toasty. I have never had a sock that could do this. Even thick wool socks don’t do this. MY FEET ARE ACTUALLY WARM which is something that rarely ever happens. I am in LOVE with these socks. I could kiss whoever invented them." —Linda Marie Nutter

    While you're playing it cool on the outside, these'll scream:

    New Line Cinema

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