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    35 Gifts To Give For No Reason Other Than To Show Someone You Care About Them

    A cottagecore stamp set, fresh goat milk soap, disco ball decor, and 28 other "just because" gifts for those we care about year-round.

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    1. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, a drool-worthy cookbook with darling photographs of Disney treat dupes for your favorite Disney adult. Being able to snack on a dole whip from the comfort of their kitchen? That's magic.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There is a lot of Disney foodie history in it, plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are fun maps of each of the parks inside where the food is located from, which makes it fun. As an avid Disney fan I have never seen a cookbook like this. I highly recommend this cookbook for any Disney fan, whether they cook or not! It would even make a beautiful decoration in a kitchen." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A pressed floral bookmark – a beautiful gift to give the avid reader in your life, who you totally know is dog-earring books in secret. They're sure to remember to use a bookmark once they have one this unforgettable!

    Clear bookmarks with several different types of flowers inside
    Kaylie Reads

    This is a small business is in Manchester, New Hampshire and owned by Kaylie Reads, who started designing dried floral bookmarks during quarantine. All flowers are real and pressed fresh. You can customize your bookmark by asking for specific colors, themes, or flowers. Customized orders can take up to four weeks because of the drying process. You can also request round or square corners and if you would like a tassel.

    Promising review: "The seller was incredibly communicative and kind and made me exactly what I wanted, if not even better than I imagined! I’m absolutely obsessed with the bookmarks I received and can’t wait to buy a whole bunch more! Highly recommend." —Danielle Espinosa

    Get it from Kaylie Reads on Etsy for $7.99.

    3. A fun-sized skincare kit filled with magical lotions and potions their bod is gonna love.


    This includes the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce serum, Rich Priming Moisturizer, two Balm Dot Coms, and Future Dew oil.

    Promising review: "My set arrived last night and I am SO happy with it. They chose great products. The super bounce serum and rich moisturizer were new to me (and I’ll be buying full size when I run out). The mini Balm Dot Coms are SO CUTE. The packaging is great. Everything is wonderful, I have a ton of Glossier already and love having the minis on hand for travel, to use anyway, etc. I love that Glossier did this." —Jen

    Get it from Glossier for $50.

    4. Bespoke Post's Suite box with Grown Alchemist soap and lotion, two plush hand towels, a bathroom tray, and Palo Santos sticks. Grab this hotel-worthy set and they're gonna come up with excuses to wash their hands.

    Products in lifestyle shot
    Bespoke Post

    I have this set! If you grow fatigued with traditional "floral fresh" soap scents, this is *such* a great set to try out! The lotion is a nice citrus and the soap is a musky botanical mix that I will honestly be buying forever more. The entire set is gorgeous (I actually have it all on display on my bathroom caddy because I'm a sucker for amber bottles) and the quality is obvious.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $55 (or $45 with a club membership).

    5. A disco ball that'll bounce light all around their room if the Swifty you love is still deep into Folklore and needs a "Mirrorball" IRL.,

    Promising review: "I love this disco ball! It's perfect for what I wanted. I put this in a sunny window and now every afternoon it looks and feels like magic in my living room. I'm ordering another for my patio." —Norma Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95.

    6. A bar of goat milk soap for folks who really and truly prefer washing and shaving with bar soap (there's no packaging more eco-friendly than no packaging!), but still need lotsa moisture on their sensitive skin. This goat's milk soap is rich with lactic acid, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E, and calcium, potassium, magnesium, and selenium. YUM.

    Several hand pressed bar soaps with store's logo
    One Blessed Acre

    One Blessed Acre is based in Ferndale, California and is, without a doubt, one of the most charming small businesses I've ever come across. Owner Michelle Bibby makes comforting, moisturizing skincare products with the help of her goat Luna, who is hand milked by her family. She makes everything from shave soap to pet shampoo, I'm not ~kidding~ around.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this soap!! It's so moisturizing and I LOVE the smell!!" —Rebecca Zwelling

    Get it from One Blessed Acre on Etsy for $7.

    7. A personalized star chart book with 70 pages full of what the stars say about the astrology lover you live with.

    Birthdate Co.

    These made-to-order books illustrate your unique astrological birth chart. To customize, the site will email you a link and you can set it up from there! Just FYI, it takes about a week for the book to process.

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $95.

    8. A tobacco and patchouli candle in an amber apothecary jar that's waaay too pretty to be this price. Snag this steal of a deal and give their bookshelves something to brag about.

    Candles in amber glass with round tops

    The tobacco and patchouli version of this candle is the staple scent in my home! I bought it for the jar, and because I don't like very sweet, flowery scents. Dang! Did this thing deliver! It has a great burn time, the smell is exactly what I wanted, and I've even gotten compliments on the jar when it was in the background of Instagram posts. This is 100% worth gifting, but I'd end up just keeping it for myself.

    Promising review: "Goldilocks would love this candle because everything is just right. Some candle scents are too strong or fake smelling and some are too weak – this candle is perfect. The subtle, yet alluring scent provides nice background fragrance for any room and burns very clean. I'm sensitive to candles with fake chemical smells or wax that burns dirty and these candles are my go-to because they never cause a problem. The glass jar gives a nice glow and the candle has a long life. A little more money than most on here but worth it for 'just right.'" —Sterling

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in six scents).

    9. A mystery jungle box with three itty bitty plant babies they can raise up to be their own. If your ~bud~ was sad to leave their backyard garden in suburbia for the city, this sweet gift will grow on them in no time!


    My own plant family came from this very kit! My husband became a big plant fan (in the middle of November) and we needed plants that were hearty enough to survive our below-average knowledge of houseplants. All three have held up beautifully! I think everyone should have this kit, whether you've had plants forever or would be starting off with these. BTW, if you get nervous, Rooted even has a first aid kit to keep them healthy and strong (we have used it...many times).

    Get it from Rooted for $30 (available in two light requirements).

    10. A neon light that's sure to help your college bestie's basement apartment look like the cheeky tiki bar they dream of owning someday. And let's be real, even a dark basement apartment is better than the dorm you shared (particularly once it has this in it).

    Rainbow neon light on wall

    Promising review: "This has beautiful rainbow colors! The product photos do not do it justice. I hung it in my front window and neighbors have commented on how cheerful it is." —Uncle Woody

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    11. A strawberry (candy) and champagne box – it's gonna put a smile on your friend's face if you haven't enjoyed a boozy brunch together in far too long.

    Box filled with desserts and a champagne bottle

    This particular bundle is gift-wrapped and comes with a crispy cake, a berries and bubbly gummy mix, and a little bottle of Moët’s champagne.

    Foxtrot is my go-to stop when I am getting a gift for someone I don't know very well or when I'm looking for a "just because" gift. You can browse by category, holiday, taste, and even find clearly marked Black, POC, and woman owned businesses, which is rad. I recently got their Deluxe Easter Basket and I am telling you, their candy curations are top-notch!

    Get it from Foxtrot for $30.

    12. A pack of six velvet wallet scrunchies, each with a secret zipper opening they can store small items in. Your sibling's ability to lose their house key is a family-known fact at this point. Hopefully this thoughtful (and fashionable) gift helps!


    Promising review: "I was a bit worried that they would break easily, but on my birthday trip they were great! The zipper did not break and the stretch did not give out. I was able to put my ChapStick and some cash in there. It can look funny if you use it in your hair with all of that stuff, so I kept it on my wrist mostly, but it did hold my hair up really well even with everything inside. I used it in the pool too once and it didn’t rust the zipper or anything. The only thing is that the lighter colors have the white zipper and it’s easily visible. Get the darker colors with the black zipper if you want it for stashing stuff." —Erin G.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 18 pack styles).

    13. A bag of Kickoff Coffee – a gift that finally makes sense to give the soccer fan you love. Because apparently the pigskin you gave them for their birthday was the wrong ball. You didn't realize they've been pronouncing it "fútbol" all this time!

    Two bags of coffee beans beside a white mug
    Kickoff Coffee

    This POC-owned small business' goal is "to celebrate the beautiful game through top-quality artisan-roasted coffee, while giving back through each bag." And they mean it! 10% of each coffee bag sold goes to support "organizations that use soccer to promote youth development in underserved areas." The company is owned by former professional soccer player and Olympian Melissa Ortiz, former collegiate soccer player Christian Ortiz, and entrepreneur and refuge-advocate Rasha Qumsiyeh.

    Get a 12 oz. bag from Kickoff Coffee for $17.

    14. A 60-piece bundle of dried pampas grass that'll look lovely on display in their home all year long! Dried florals never wilt, just like (excuse the overzealous romance) your love for them.

    Fuzzy naturally lavender and beige grasses

    Promising review: "These are full and beautiful and bring warmth to any room. I've already bought a second set!" –Kaley Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    15. A deck of cat or tat tarot cards – they're gonna let your mystical boo know they really, ahem, played their cards right when first they asked you out.


    Promising reviews: (cat version) "This has quickly become a favorite. I don't own a lot of fluffy decks, my tastes are usually more esoteric, and I'm not one of those old cat ladies who live down the street swilling tea and knitting booties for her feline pets, either. But this deck is amazing. The packaging is awesome, the little white book is a little purple book, the card stock is high quality, the backs are beautiful, and the cattization of familiar RWS-format cards is both witty and wise. The Megan Lynn Kott's beautiful artwork and Julia Smillie's narration of the booklet make an excellent pairing. This box is too cute to be believed. " —MelonieM

    (tattoo version) "I was totally surprised by this deck. On first glance I thought this would be an ordinary pip deck but it is not! On closer inspection the pips actually have added hints in the illustrations to the meanings of the cards which make them easy to read. I tested the deck out and it is accurate and clear! Even if tattoos are not your thing, as a reader, I highly recommend this deck! It shuffles well, feels good in the hands, looks great in spreads, and is inexpensive!" —onewisewoman

    Get the cat deck for $17.02 and the tattoo deck for $16.19, both from Amazon.

    16. A 3D daffodil paper bouquet perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or celebrating the every day. The bouquet packs flat and easily displays upright once opened. Get your loved one these long-lasting flowers so they know you're still thinking of them far after a regular bouquet would have wilted away.

    Paper bouquet of flowers standing upright on a table
    Fresh Cut Flowers

    I have given several of these away to friends and family! The first time I saw one (and realized how easy they were to set up) I knew this would be my new go-to "card" for special occasions. They come in a wide variety of flowers, so you're sure to find their favorite. These are made with such quality I would gladly pay twice the price for them. Seriously.

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! I sent these as a gift – my friend was just floored at how cute they are." —Cindy

    Get it from Fresh Cut Paper for $10.

    17. Or grab a Flower Box filled with 100 different floral postcards so you can send some sweet snail mail to everyone you can think of. There's something extra special about getting a card in the mail – pen pals shouldn't just be a thing of the past!

    Box of cards on top of a table completely filled with the different post card designs

    Promising review: "I was surprised by the great look and feel of this box. The box is very sturdy and the cards inside are beautifully arranged by artist.

    You get a booklet about the artists and the cards themselves are just gorgeous." —Eliza120

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96.

    18. A unnecessarily lovely bottle of Jot coffee concentrate sure to be a fun addition to any coffee fan's growing bean and brew collection. The bottle is rad and the packaging is so beautiful this is sure to feel like a luxurious gift.


    I am rather certain that there is more Jot than blood in me by this point. After discovering how delicious this stuff is I totally dropped my expensive cafe habits and have stuck to this for my daily cup of coffee. It has a rich taste, is wildly easy to make (just pour a tablespoon into 8 ounces of your favorite base), and the SEXY bottle even makes the inside of my fridge look nice.

    Get it from Jot for $24.

    19. A love language card game – it's gonna be a fun way to spend date nights at home, while teaching you both how best to show your love to each other.

    Love Language packaging

    I finally bought this after throwing it into posts for ages. My husband and I took it on a recent camping trip and read through several of the cards while sitting in front of the fire. I've gotta say, couples, it's pretty intense! The conversations we had thanks to this deck were refreshing, honest, and taught us a lot about each other (we've been married almost nine years and it still sparked things we've never talked about before). I highly, highly recommend it to anyone who would like to be closer with their partner!

    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.

    20. A set of three mini barrettes Gen-Zers can give their millennial relatives to teach their perma cowlicks that they are ~middle part~ people now!

    Model wearing three wavy barettes

    Chunks is an Asian woman-owned small business crafting kookie and cute hair clips that are *true* works of art.

    "I recently spent what some would consider to be a silly amount of money on hair clips but these bring me such joy (something we all need right now) that I can justify it. I have straight Asian hair but it's quite thick and these clips do a great job of holding it back without ripping out strands every time I remove them." —Melanie Aman

    Get this set from Chunks for $6.75.

    21. A hot sauce trio – a great gift for spicing up date night even when you're staying indoors. Bingeing Netflix is still the ~hot~ thing to do these days, which is fine by me!

    TRUFF, Jonathan Mazzei / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Jonathan tried out Truff himself:

    "This stuff is excellent and really grows on you! The first time I tried it, I wasn't entirely sure how I felt, but by the end of the first week, I found myself reaching for it with almost every meal. While all three options have a lot of similarities, they each have their own distinct personality. At first, they were all a little creamier and almost...tomato-y (?) tasting than I expected. Then, I realized there was NO dairy or tomato present at all, but a thickness and slight sweetness almost reminiscent of red bell peppers. The truffle flavor is present but subtle, and the sauce has a solid kick without being overwhelmingly hot. As far as the differences between the three, the White TRUFF sauce is a hint sweeter than the other two, the Original has a slightly earthier flavor than the others, and the extra spiciness of the Hotter TRUFF sauce spreads through the mouth quicker and is definitely hotter than the rest. Verdict: They're all really good! So far, these sauces have shined brightest when added to a nice tomato sauce, drizzled over a slice of pizza, scooped up by crispy french fries, and, believe it or not, even added to a salad dressing, but that's still barely scratching the surface! Plus it comes in a very classy looking box that's great for gifts." —Jonathan Mazzei

    Get it from Amazon or Truff for $69.99, or try just the Original for $17.98, the White Truff sauce for $34.99, and Hotter Truff sauce for $17.98.

    22. A seven-piece stamp set with vintage floral and specimen jar designs – this darling gift is sure to encourage your artistic friends to play around with an old-school medium you personally love. Anyone else still scrapbooking out there?

    Thin wooden stamps with floral stem and long bottle images

    Promising review: "I fell in love with these beautiful stamps. I use them on all my pen pal letters and it's just the perfect touch" —Ruiz

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in seven styles).

    23. A box of double chip raspberry cookies so tasty you can be sure whoever receives them will be bragging about what a ~sweet~ person you are.

    Multiple cookies with white and dark chocolate chunks and raspberries
    Maya's Cookies

    This woman-owned bakery in San Diego is America's #1 Black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company. Not only are these all vegan, but there are also a number of gluten free options. Some select stores sell Maya's baked goods but if you're not near one – no worries! They deliver nation-wide!

    Get them from Maya's Cookies for $25 (available in two packaging styles).

    24. A freshwater pearl bracelet that'll look so cute on your loved one you just might need to grab a matching one. BFF bracelets it is!

    Victoria Emerson

    Promising review: "Buy it!! You won’t regret it. It comes with extra holes, so you can cut the string just where it fits right for your wrist size. The color looks beautiful on every skin tone. I’m very pale, but it still pops. You can use it for elegant looks or for a casual occasion." –Ana G.

    Get it from Victoria Emerson for $44.

    25. A box of fibrous cereal that I'm pretty sure was specifically made to be an award-worthy white elephant.

    Poop Like A Champion cereal

    Promising review: "This should be called 'take a dump like an elephant.'" —Vincent B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    26. A uniquely scented bar soap from Dr. Squatch – you can choose from cold brew, rum, pine tar, and more. Give this gift and you can rid your cleanly friend of their germy foes!

    Wood barrel bourbon bar soap
    Dr. Squatch

    I use my Dr. Squatch bar soaps every time I shower. I throw them into these mesh soap pockets and get the *perfect* balance of exfoliation and moisture (thanks to the ultra-soothing formula in each bar). I'm not much for sweet or floral scents but I love bar soap, so these were an instant fave.

    Get a bar from Dr. Squatch for $7 (available in 12 scents).

    27. A hanging eucalyptus that'll add a little spring to their space. Honestly, they won't beleaf what a difference this wall decor makes!


    Promising review: "Wow! I've been looking for eucalyptus leaves for a while but haven't been able to find one with a branch and string like this. It matches perfectly with my room decor. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves plants. It's a beautiful product, a must buy!" —Steven Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two styles).

    28. A personalized candle to celebrate some classic kid-friendly humor...the art of the fart (joke).

    Candle that says "Light when Michael farts"
    Baum Designs

    This fun shop is located in Homer Glen, Illinois and owned by Shelby Baum who specializes in personalized gifts.

    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday present for my dad. The label isn’t even my favorite part of this candle – the mahogany teakwood scent is AMAZING! The lid is airtight and the jar itself is great quality, so this’ll get plenty of use once the candle itself is gone. It was much bigger than I was expecting, too!" —Sophia Rokas

    Get it from Baum Designs on Etsy for $29.95 (available in 14 scents and three colors).

    29. A 1-pound bag of marshmallow cereal – a funny and fun gift they'll certainly appreciate when life feels dull and marsh-mellow.


    Promising review: "I initially bought these as a joke, but the joke was on me because they are amazing. I'm on my third bag and I will probably keep buying these forever. They always arrive fresh and uncrushed in their bag. They taste just like Lucky Charms marshmallows. They're good by themselves, but they're particularly delicious in hot chocolate. These are a childhood dream come true." —Therescille

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    30. A shower speaker to give anyone who thinks shaving is more successful while listening to smooth jazz. Or Slayer. You know them better than I do.

    Eggshell blue speckled hand-sized speaker with orange on and off buttons

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 18-year-old daughter. The sound quality and volume are amazing. It sticks to the wall well. I rarely see her charging it and she uses it for every bath and shower. Great product." —Veronica Long

    Get it from Amazon for $20.24 (available in six colors).

    31. A bottle of drinkable glitter so you can make sure even their drinking water is as *extra* special as they are.

    A martini glass filled with sparkling rose gold liquid

    I'm such a sucker for weird/fun finds online. I impulse bought this the very first time I saw it and, ugh, I adore it. It is such an unnecessarily silly thing *and yet* it really has made for some fun spruced-up sips. It has no taste, lasts forever (you need very little per cup), and it'll certainly brighten up a boring drink.

    Promising review: "The glitter was excellent and made the beer shimmer just as expected. Everyone loved it and stared at it with wonder and delight. The glitter does coat the glass, making subsequent beers glittery. I recommend jiggling the keg a bit, so the glitter doesn’t settle. This is a great product. I will definitely buy again." —Jennifer Konecky

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    32. A pack of unique Montessori wooden teether rings – a gorgeous gift that's gonna show your friends you're just as excited about their new bundle of joy as they are.

    Natural wooden teethers shaped like animals with small black dot eyes

    Promising review: "The wood is sanded nicely and they're perfect sizes for baby hands. These are a good price for a quality product." —Parker S.

    Get a pack of 11 from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two packs).

    33. A Casper nap pillow for nap-happy folks who you know would love a little pillow for a long nap.


    I own this pillow! My husband and I tend to go on long drives on the weekends and I keep this in the car when one of us needs a nap in the passenger's seat. It comes with a small cinched bag, which keeps it clean even though we keep it tossed in the trunk. It's super comfortable and easy to mold in different positions (even when trying to sleep against a car window).

    Promising review: "I bought this pillow for my husband for his birthday. He always travels with a small pillow and somehow they always end up getting lumpy very quickly. However, the Casper pillow is both soft and supportive and has not lost its shape. I also love that it comes with its own pillowcase and travel bag to make transporting it a breeze. My husband loves this pillow so much that we have decided to purchase the full-size pillows to use every night." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    34. A King Friday oven mitt that's gonna remind your responsible sibling they can still play with their food, even if they're getting a law degree. Mr. Rogers would totally approve.

    Purple oven mitt with image of puppet King Friday on the front

    Promising review: "I love Fred Rogers and I love using my KING FRIDAY oven mitt. It's excellent quality!" —Jamie

    Get it from Toynk for $14.99.

    35. And finally, a negative space vase that'll be such a great statement piece you know they'll be thinking of you every time it catches their eye.


    Promising review: "These are much better quality than I expected. The vases are very sturdy as well as the glass vases that come with them. I'm thinking of buying more." —Amazon Customer

    Get three from Amazon for $19.96 (available in three set sizes).

    When people open their gift and ask what the special occasion is:

    Paramount Pictures

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