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    26 Totally Thoughtful Gifts To Light Up Someone's Life

    They just might belly laugh, happy cry, or give you a big hug.

    1. Fill-in-the-blank books for everyone in your life, to make it easy to talk about all the little reasons you appreciate and love them just the way they are.

    2. A cast iron skillet that looks like their home state because *clicks heels three times* there really is no place like home.

    3. Or a set of four home state drink coasters complete with their last name for something both practical and personal.

    4. A lavender-scented heating pad made with a picture of their face — or your face, or any clear face — so they can get a warm (and hilarious) hug whenever they need one.

    5. A life-size pet pillow perfect for anyone who always makes you put them on speaker phone so they get a chance to talk with their furry friend.

    6. A pair of long-distance touch lamps to quite literally light up their day every time you think of them — touch one, and they both change to a different color.

    7. A ring made with the skyline of their favorite city (or a city you visited together! or that you live in!) so they can think of you and your time together every time they wear it.

    8. A pack of affirmation cards for a little uplifting positivity without an ounce of cheddar, mozzarella, or gouda — AKA cheese.

    9. An essential oil diffuser locket so they can enjoy their favorite soothing or invigorating aromatherapy scents wherever they go.

    10. A beautiful candle scented with all the essences of their home state, favorite city, or even treasured beach cottage for a dose of love and nostalgia each and every time they light it.

    11. A countertop herb garden for the home chef in your life who's always wishing they had time or space to actually grow basil, mint, and thyme outdoors.

    12. A pack of stickers made of their face, or their pet's face, or all your friends' faces, to commemorate a year of hilarity and only the best selfies.

    13. Or to go all-out with a set of face-shaped cookie cutters. They're basically guaranteed to laugh out loud when you present them with a plate of cookies that are so obviously them!

    14. A subscription to Lunarly for some nature-inspired self-care (and a candle or plant!) they can enjoy month after month, because subscription boxes = the gifts that really do keep on giving.

    15. A gorgeous photo album you curate from Instagram, Facebook, or just photos you've saved for truly tangible memories you don't need a data plan or wifi to flip through.

    16. A snowman doormat that will make your mom saw "aww" the moment she unwraps it from its box.

    17. A morse code bracelet for a fashionable way for them to wear a secret message from you each and every day.

    18. A tea sampler box with 28 different loose-leaf gourmet blends in single-serve pouches to warm their chilly winter days.

    19. And a nifty tea tumbler for anyone who's wished they could make single-serve, (nearly!) instant cups of iced tea out of any flavor of tea, and take it on the go.

    20. If they're definitely more of a coffee person, a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club, which delivers freshly roasted beans from a different country around world once a month.

    21. A soft blanket with a full-color photo of your choice printed on one side, which doubles as a lifetime keepsake and a cozy throw to cuddle under on a chilly day.

    22. A scratch-off USA map poster or world map poster that will both help them remember everywhere they've been and inspire them to never stop exploring.

    23. The Five-Minute Journal, which uses ~science~ to encourage a positive perspective on everyday life.

    24. Or a 52-week gratitude journal so they can spend a few minutes each morning or evening jotting down all the wonderful things in their life.

    25. Five pairs of Supima cotton socks embroidered with their name, your favorite inside joke, or just a sweet message — because basically every grown up adult needs and loves socks but they'd never buy anything so luxe for themselves.

    26. A photo snow globe — you can add your favorite photo of the you and them (or of your family / friend group / pet) from this year so they have a festive and playfully elegant way to display and enjoy a very, very good memory.

    27. An illustrated cameo portrait of everyone in your family that will make your parents sniffle with joy when you and your siblings give it to them at just the right moment.

    Them to you, after opening one of these gifts:

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