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    40 Meaningful Gifts To Get Your Significant Other

    Because you've probably given them flowers three too many times.

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    1. A tape print you can personalize with their name and then fill in with songs that are significant to the two of you. Hearing about the positive influence they've had on your musical taste is gonna be music to their ears.

    Print with 15 record tapes in different colors personalized with name at the bottom and the words, songs that remind me of you
    Kooky Prints

    To personalize, send the seller a message with the number of cassettes you want, the song and name on each cassette, and an additional message to go with the name at the bottom of the print — you can do this after making the purchase. You'll be sent a design proof within 24 hours if you order on a weekday.

    Promising review: "This looks even better in person! Fast shipping and great communication. Fantastic quality print. My wife loved it so much she cried. Thanks so much! I will order again." —Eddie Byrd

    Get it from Kooky Prints on Etsy for $7.23+ (available in seven sizes, with or without frame).

    2. A couples' card game — the conversations that stem from this game, and the quality time you both take to play it, are sure to create some truly tender moments in your relationship.


    The box includes 100 unique conversation-starters ranging from basic and lighthearted to more serious situations. With questions like, "What was your proudest moment from the last 12 months?" and "What's one dream that you've tucked away for the moment?" you're sure to find something you and your S.O. can really connect with.

    Promising review: "This game, if we should call it a game, is so wonderful. We opened the box and just randomly started choosing out cards. Some of the cards were quick and straightforward, while other were more thought provoking. We got some good laughs out of this and it was truly a refreshing change compared to our previous casual conversations. I see this can being very useful for couples who want to get to know each other but also for couples like us, who are so busy in our day-to-day with the work and kids. It gave us something different to talk about outside the typical operational 'how was your day' type of conversations." —Orit

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    3. A star chart that can be customized to any memorable night in your relationship. A piece this stunning, sentimental, and sweet is probably gonna leave both you and your S.O. starry-eyed.

    Natural wood board with round star chart and personalized with a name and date
    Wood Life Prints

    To customize this piece you'll select the color and size you want and send the seller any text you would like written on it, along with the date and location for the map. You can do all of this within the listing!

    Get it from Wood Life Prints on Etsy for $49.95+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    4. A DIY adventure book you can use to record the memories of your greatest adventures with the Ellie to your Carl. This cheery gift is guaranteed to lift any wanderlust Pixar fan right on UP.,

    Promising review: "This adventure book is really cute. I bought this because my boyfriend and I just moved into our first apartment together! It's a very exciting time for us and this adventure book was the perfect start to our new adventure. The brown pages are big enough to fit a good amount on each page. There are no plastic protectors. It is more like a scrapbook than a photo album. I love it. It looks just like the one from Up. Well worth it!" —Sara Pepas

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A customized planter box for letting your green-thumbed sweetheart know you are happy to be the co-parent to all of their little plant babies.

    Rustic box filled with succulents and name Henderson on front

    To customize, select "Enter Engraving" and write down the name/word you would like added – easy-peasy!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely beautiful and it shipped super fast! I love it!" —Elizabeth Fogle

    Get it from Amazon for $49 (available in three styles).

    6. A custom photo desk lamp so when your work-at-home coworker ends up back at the office they'll be able to reminisce about how *great* it was working beside you 24/7.


    Promising review: "My little light was so cute!! The light is super bright and the photo came out perfect. Thank you again!!!" —Brianna

    Get it from Zamora Apparel on Etsy for $40.

    7. Or an LED light your love is gonna, well, love.

    White metal light with exposed bulbs spelling out LOVE

    This includes two AA batteries.

    Promising review: "I like how well it blends and complements my decor without overwhelming it. I have it on my fireplace mantel, beside a floral arrangement and near pictures of loved ones. It is so easy to put anywhere because you don't have to worry about plugging in any wires and the timer is such a bonus. I am also thinking of using this for bridal or baby showers or weddings, etc. It's lightweight and easy to use, and it's very versatile." —P. Cards

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

    8. A custom watercolor poster so you can turn one of your favorite photos into a work of art worthy of your relationship.

    A couple wrapped in a blanket, one kissing the other's forehead, in a watercolor print
    Charming Blush

    To customize, just send the photo you want to use to the seller after purchase. Because of shipping delays, the standard two to three days after purchase has been extended to up to 10. Still plenty of time for some festive fun!

    Get it from Charming Blush for $25+ (available in three styles and eight sizes).

    9. A personalized Morse Code necklace that'll let you show off your love with a message only they (and, like, maybe the boomers) will know.

    Modern Out

    Before deciding what to have written, this seller requests you read the provided Morse Code chart (available within the listing). Once you've checked off that you understand what it will look like, add the letters you want in the personalization box and you'll be g2g!

    Get it from Modern Out on Etsy for $28+ (available five colors).

    10. A pair of long-distance touch bracelets you can pair with Bluetooth so they'll light up when you touch them, to let your long-distance love know you're thinking of them in a way that's sure to brighten their day.

    Two models with the black bracelets on their wrists

    Because this is light-based, you can make your own color codes, where blue could be "I miss you," pink might be "something just reminded me of you," purple could be "I love you" — you get the idea.

    Promising review: "My love is being deployed across seas to Kuwait for the Army and we both know that there aren't going to be too many times where we are able to chat on the phone or Skype/FaceTime each other with the time change and her schedule over there. I wanted to find something that would keep us close even though we are going to be so far away. These are so awesome. The touches are vibrant and every time I receive one from her, a huge smile comes across my face. It's a simple, yet amazing way to let your significant other know that you're thinking about them. You don't need wifi, just a bluetooth connection to your phone. Thank you Bond for keeping us close. PS. Our 15-month-old loves feeling the touches and loves sending his mom touches as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $98.

    11. A hopeful romantic and love thy self candle — a sure ~fire~ way to spark some self-love in the one you love most.

    Ignite Your Peace

    Get the hopeful romantic and the love thy self candle, both Ignite Your Peace from on Etsy for $16.27.

    12. Or a Capri Blue Volcano candle, Anthropologie's signature scent, for the avid shopper in your life who always feels extra special when breathing in the scent of shopping.

    Candle in textured gold and white paint jar with lid

    This is also available in a giant size.

    Promising review: "Capri Blue candles never disappoint! Volcano is my all-time favorite scent, and this particular jar is stunning. It's perfect for the holiday season! Love love love!" —Corey402

    Get it from Anthropologie for $34.

    13. A personalize relationship storybook, a heartfelt gift to give your anxious soulmate — they can ~read~ into this gift as much as they want, the only answer it'll lead them to is how much they are loved.


    To personalize; chose the color of your book cover, the sender name, sender's hair color, skin tone, and figure (currently only available in male/female) and then do the same for the recipient. This is a made-to-order item and should arrive "no later than 11/20/2020" if purchased on Nov. 16.

    Promising review: "I am so so happy I purchased this for my girlfriend's birthday. She cried happy tears when she opened it :) The production quality was excellent, and it shipped pretty quickly." —Keryn

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $40.

    14. A love language card game – it's gonna be a fun way to spend an indoor date night, while teaching you both how best to show your love to each other.

    Love Language packaging

    Promising review: "I wanted to find some ways to get to know my boyfriend better as I’ve asked every question I could possible think of, LOL. I didn’t look at a single card before we played and it really helped further strengthen our relationship. The different categories make sure you leave no part of your significant others life unturned! I highly recommend!" —Braxton

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. A custom plush doll — your sweetheart will think you're a ~doll~ for finding a gift this creative and cute.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed, Budsies

    I never knew what a doll I was until I got this li'l cutie in my life. The design process is simple and super satisfying. Just upload a photo with the outfit you want the doll to have, fill out the included chart to make sure they know your exact eye color, skin tone, and hair color, approve the check made by the designers, and wait on your incredible custom piece! Get ready to have your self esteem hit unhealthily happy levels.

    Get it from Budsies for $115.

    16. A pair of T-shirts for the lighthearted stud (well, spud) in your life who would gladly stand by your side through thick and thin, even in shirts this silly.

    One shirt says She's My Sweet Potato and the other shirt says I Yam
    Coeur Collective

    Get it from Coeur Collective on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in 16 colors and sizes XS–3XL).

    17. A push pin world map poster so you can record the adventures you've taken together in an elegant and note-worthy way.

    Personalized anniversary banner underneath vintage-style world map with push pins where people have traveled

    Promising review: "This is the gift that keeps on giving! It's such a unique gift that the couple can continue to cherish for years and document their travels. It's also a great conversation piece for them to have in their home! They were thrilled when they received this gift and so excited to start pinning!" —Happy Customer

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $149.

    18. A pair of obsidian necklaces that come together to make a geometric heart, for lovers who feel even more complete when they're together.

    Geometric half hearts on necklace cord

    Promising review: "This is a great gift for couples. I gave the other half to my boyfriend since we're in a long-distance relationship. I did the fire test on both pieces and they did not melt – it's real obsidian." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    19. A pack of four Popin Cookin candy kits so you're finally the one cooking dinner for boo, instead of the other way around. It may not fill them up, but it's certainly sweet!


    This set includes everything you need to make miniature hamburgers, sushi, donuts and bento (including teeny, tiny utensils!).

    Promising review: "I love these. They're fun for kids and adults to make." —Kristina

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99.

    20. A three-year couples journal with quick Q&As so you can keep up with the memories you make together and stop having to ~question~ the way your S.O. remembers your last family reunion going down.


    This journal is filled with questions about you as an individual and you in your partnership. Questions like, "What's something new your partner has introduced you to?" and "Have you reconnected with any friends from your past recently?" There are also fill-in-the-blank prompts for you to write to your partner like, "I can always count on you to..." and "I always appreciate the way you..." This journaling system helps you and your boo keep track of who you are and how you grow as a couple in a simple and satisfying way.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.02.

    21. A true crime tee to let your spouse know you love them despite the suspicious number of murder podcasts they listen to. Now *you* can be the husband who did it! And by "it" we mean "got the perfect gift."

    Graphic tee with couple and grime reaper behind them with words The Husband Did It
    Murder Apparel

    Get it from Murder Apparel for $24.99 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    22. And a delightfully dreary 'til death print that'll be loved a skele-ton by your morbid sweetheart.

    Dex Mex

    Be sure to check out all the different killer romance prints available for you and your boo.

    Promising review: "This print was awesome, the brides loved it! Thank you!" —Caitlin Saranczak

    Get it from Dex Mex on Etsy for $25.

    23. Or a sweet illustrated print of critters who mate for life, to give your lifelong loved one.

    Print with several animals that mate for life, include frames with the words You and Me
    Little Low

    Promising review: "This is the perfect print for the romantic, and it looks great matted and framed. I love the sentiment and look of this print. Beautiful work!" —Danielle Lapare

    Get it from Little Low on Etsy for $21+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A keepsake statue kit that's gonna make your sweetheart say, "I've gotta ~hand~ it to you, this gift is pretty special.", Amazon

    This kit includes a plastic molding bucket, molding powder, a casting stone, fine sandpaper, course sandpaper, a demolding stick, detailing pin, and detailed instructions.

    Promising review: "I bought several of these as gifts for my family. We helped my mom and dad do theirs tonight and it turned out better than we could have ever hoped for! The detail this cast gives is amazing. We were all really stunned at how lifelike it looks and how even the smallest details were captured. I cannot wait to do this with my husband! The directions were very easy and simple to follow. I don’t think we could have messed this up. I highly recommend this keepsake! My mom said it was the best present she has ever received." —Rachel Hukill

    Get it from Amazon for $42.95.

    25. A canvas makeup bag to remind your darling of exactly how you see them. Regina George has nothing on them!

    Makeup bag with words You're Like, Really Pretty

    Promising review: "This is nice quality and very cute. I gave it as a birthday gift to my sister-in-law who loves Mean Girls as much as I do." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    26. A piece of happily ever after wall art that'll remind you and your sweetheart that modern day fairytale romance is real.

    Dancing couple print with words And They Lived Happily Ever After
    Call Me Jack Callie

    Get it from Call Me Jack Callie on Etsy for $18.85+ (available in three sizes).

    27. A silly quiz book so you and your lover can figure out just how similarly you think...let's just hope they don't get you the same gift.


    This is broken down into sections with questions based on different aspects of your relationship. That way, you and your partner can answer the questions on your own and can then compare answers after. It's also set up with a reward system (if you want) where the person who gets the most answers right gets a reward from the other person, encouraging honest and thoughtful answers.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    28. Or a bucket list booklet sure to help you work toward goals, both big and small, together.


    This bucket list booklet is designed for you and your partner to literally work toward your goals. In each section you can record the idea, story, completion date, and add notes on each page so that the goals you set can actually happen and so that you have a place to record them when they do.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    29. A hand-holding mitten set that'll be equal parts silly and sweet, just like the two of you.

    Two regular mittens and one set of hand holding mittens, spelling out the word LOVE
    Creative Crochets CA

    Promising review: "These are great, they're very warm and cozy. My partner loves them! She grabs them any time we're going to take a walk. I love how they are thick, with a nice lining, and have an elegant cable pattern. They are a very connecting gift for the two of us." —Adam Feuer

    Get it from Creative Crochets CA on Etsy for $51.87.

    30. A box of The Office poetry magnets for Michael Scott fans who love the thought of covering their fridge in his most infamous quotes...words you both might remember better than your vows at this point.


    This set includes over 500 magnets.

    Promising review: "This is a great gift for any fan of The Office. My boyfriend loved it and we had tons of fun writing weird quotes on the fridge. It is well-made and was delivered quickly." —Anekka

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    31. A sassy mug to show the rascal in your life you're glad you stuck with them.

    Mug reads Do Not Read The Next Sentence. You Little Rascal. I Like You.

    Promising review: "Loveeeeeeeeeeee it! My favorite mug!" —Jazmin Ramos

    Get it from Almandol on Etsy for $13.99+ (available in three styles).

    32. A truth or dare game that'll help you share secrets and experiences that'll totally bring you two closer together...if you dare.

    Square tin with truth or dare cards out on table

    This game includes 50 scandalous dare cards and 50 juicy truths.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be fun to play for our anniversary. I'm more of the bashful type until I get comfortable in the bedroom. This item was PERFECT! We had so much fun playing it. Some of the dares and truths make you laugh but you should be doing that in your relationship anyway, even in the bedroom." —Brinnlee Nielsen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    33. A customized pet portrait for showing your S.O. you're aware of who *their* true love is, and that you don't mind being a third wheel.

    Crown & Paw, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I have two of these, one of each beloved cat. I sent in a photo each, making sure their faces were clear and forward-facing, and then picked my favorite outfits (there are a ton to chose from)! I can't believe how great the results are. The quality is fantastic and they are laugh out loud funny and fab. I'm a huge fan.

    Get it from Crown And Paw for $49.95.

    34. A romantic minimalist print they're gonna adore, we pinky promise.

    Single line drawing of two hands in a pinky promise

    Promising review: "This came exactly as pictured and looks beautiful everywhere I put it." —Ashton Pluchinsky

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in nine styles).

    35. A jerky bouquet for showing your sweetheart exactly how happy you are that you two were able to ~meat~.

    Several strips of jerky individually wrapped in cone package

    This bouquet includes five sticks of buffalo, five hot venison, five mild venison, and five sticks of elk...that's 20 ounces of meat altogether!

    Promising review: "This was a Valentine’s Day gift for my husband. It arrived on time, nicely packaged. He really liked it. This is the perfect gift for a man or woman who appreciates thoughtfulness and practicality. The meat sticks are delicious and are not just beef but four gourmet game meats. I would recommend this gift." —Fan Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    36. A motivational pin that'll help remind your loved one of the confidence you have in them.

    Heart shaped pin that says You Can
    Old English Co.

    Get it from Old English Co. on Etsy for $10.33.

    37. A personalized bracelet (in your own handwriting) that's gonna let them know you appreciate how well they ~read~ you.

    Bracelet with delicate cursive words that say Love Always
    I'Me Jewelry

    This piece can be customized by sending the name/word you chose directly in the message box available in the listing. If you would like your handwriting instead of one of the available fonts, send a message with a photo of the handwritten name/word.

    Get it from I'Me Jewelry on Etsy for $38.25+ (available in six styles and sizes XS–3X).

    38. A pair of animal protection or LGBTQ support socks from Conscious Step — a gift that'll "give an ordinary purchase, extraordinary purpose."

    Conscious Step

    Conscious Step is POC-founded, and Fairtrade America gives them a solid stamp of approval. There are 16 different causes currently: build homes, conserve rainforest, educate kids, end poverty, fight hunger, treat HIV, fight malaria, plant trees, prevent breast cancer, protect endangered animals, provide disaster relief, protect oceans, provide water, save cats and dogs, save LGBTQ lives, and stop violence against women.

    Get the wild animal pack for $44.95 and the LGBTQ pack for $39.95 (available in two sizes), both from Conscious Step.

    39. A 10-motor massage mat — the lumbar area heats up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes and it has three vibration intensity levels to choose from. This is the perfect gift to give if your S.O. thinks you're a (lovable) pain in the neck.

    Person laying on padded massage mat that's slightly larger than a yoga mat. It has a connected remote.

    Promising review: "Very easy to use! I like the versatility of the zone settings and varying intensities. The cushioning is quite nice. I lay it down into my La-Z-Boy recliner and it is very relaxing!" —Donna Shreve

    Get it from Amazon for $68.99 (available in two colors).

    40. And a chocolate treasure box so your boo is reminded how ~sweet~ life is with you.

    Harry & David

    This wood and pleather chest is filled with Moose Munch popcorn, chocolate cake, milk chocolate malt balls, milk chocolate mini mints, a chocolate s'mores bar, a dark chocolate bar, chocolate-covered pretzels, with chocolate, cherry, raspberry, almond, and double chocolate truffles (all dark chocolate), and a Royal Crest Red wine.

    Get it from Harry & David for $89.99.

    Three cheers for TRUE LOVE!


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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