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    35 Gifts To Get Your Partner If You're Not Quite Sure What To Spend

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    Figuring out how much to spend on gifts for your partner is HARD! How long have you been together? How much are they going to spend on you? Are you both actively trying to save money? Are gifts either of your love languages? IT'S A LABYRINTH, I TELL YOU!


    Don't panic! I've arranged this list of splendid gifts for your partner in order from least to most expensive, so that should help you gauge the range you're comfortable in — at least a little bit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Let's get shopping!

    1. A New York Times crossword puzzle book so you two always have something fun to do over morning coffee. A fun little habit to get into!


    Promising review: "I love this thing! The print is nice and large, and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens, and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately 'Monday' difficulty. Great thing to have! Can’t wait to finish it and move on to Tuesday!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    Think they'll want more of a challenge? Try the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday versions of this book for increasing difficulty!

    2. A personalized keychain to put your immense love in terms they'll really understand.


    Get it from PersonalBlessings on Etsy for $10+ ( available in 29 colors and with different levels of customization).

    3. A Festivus celebration kit if they choose to celebrate a holiday "for the rest of us." This is one gift they certainly won't have to air any grievances about.

    The kit comes with the pole, which has four button that play audio of Frank Costanza, two magnets, and five The Human Fund "donation" cards.

    Promising review: "Just the Frank Costanza quotes (e.g. "A Festivus for the rest of us!") available at the push of a button at the base of the Festivus Pole make this worth the price. I laughed out loud. A fun conversation piece for any Seinfeld fan!" —Stranger 07

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    4. A personal library kit to keep all of their books safe and accounted for. No more taking their copy of Infinite Jest for weeks at a time!


    The kit includes 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, a date stamp with an ink pad, and a pencil.

    Promising review: "Knock Knock makes the BEST paper products! Not only are they fun, cheeky, and surprising, they are totally utilitarian. This made such a wonderful gift, I bought one for myself. It made me look closely at my library and realize which books were truly important to me and which could go, freeing up space for true treasures. Everything is excellent quality and even better than expected." —Barely Knit Together

    Get it from Amazon for $13.13.

    5. A Capri Blue Volcano candle that is *RED ALERT* the candle they burn in Anthropologie, the greatest smelling place in the universe! Just cross their fingers they light it all the time so you too can enjoy the most perfect aroma.


    The candle comes in multiple scents, but "Volcano" is the Anthro smell that I personally can't get enough of. I was gifted so many of these last year by people who know it's my favorite that I don't even need to ask for them again this year (thanks, mom!). Extend your loved one the same kindness! Note that the candles from Anthro and Amazon are the same scent but come in different tins).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50 (available in three scents) or Anthropologie for $12 (available in two scents).

    6. A Sister Pie cookbook so they can make some of the greatest bakes of their lives. I used to live near Sister Pie in Detroit and seriously crave a bunch of recipes in this book *all* the time!


    Get it from Amazon for $14.59, Barnes and Noble for $22.50, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    7. A hot sauce gift set boasting a whopping 10 unique bottles with an escalating level of heat. They'll have a killer time seeing how far they can go on what I'm calling "Satan's Xylophone."


    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    8. An assorted box of Tea Drops — organic, lightly sweetened loose leaf tea morsels that will dissolve right in their mug with some hot water, making the perfect cuppa with no wet tea bag to deal with.

    The set includes two drops of each flavor: Energizing Matcha Green Tea (Caffeinated), Calming Rose Earl Grey (Caffeinated), Refreshing Citrus Ginger (Caffeine-Free), Cooling Sweet Peppermint (Caffeine-Free).

    Promising review: "Love love love Tea Drops! The box and design of the drops alone get you excited to make tea (and show off) but this was all about convenience for me. I love loose leaf tea, but as a consultant it was really difficult to get good tea on the go! Once I discovered Tea Drops I had to try! They are individually packaged so I throw a few in my bag and all I need is hot water! It’s sweet, full of flavor and ready in seconds! They leave a little residue, but if you get the multi-pack you won’t need to drink all they way to the last drop, lol. I have recommended to all of my friends!" —Laya_B

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. A hand lettered mug that has their name written allll over it. End the ongoing argument about who gets the "#1 Boss" mug by giving them a new favorite.


    Get it from HandLetteringLaura on Etsy for $17.99 (available in four colors and personalized with up to 25 characters).

    10. A cold brew maker so they can have their absolute favorite beverage *without* having to set foot outside the house (and spend $5 at that!).


    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a non-slip handle, and produces four servings of the good stuff.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought this for a gift for my husband who drinks iced coffee all year long. He says it makes such a smooth tasting strong iced coffee. He gets two drinks out of each batch that he makes. It's easy to clean and can go in the dishwasher. Durable — I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" —rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes).

    For more info on this awe-inspiring and money saving pitcher, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    11. A monogrammed ring dish for keeping their beloved delicate jewelry in a safe place. Not to bring up the Great Ring Loss of 2011, but it'll never happen again.


    The dishes are made of lightweight polymer clay and you can add up to three letters.

    Promising review: "This ring dish is so cute and perfect! Looks exactly like the picture. I love mine so much! It shipped out rather quickly. No complaints! Thank you so much." —Makenzi

    Get it from houseandhoneyco on Etsy for $23.98 (also available without monogram for $23.20).

    12. A personalized ring that can be engraved with anything from their name, to your name, to their favorite dessert — anything is possible!


    Because this is a customized item from Amazon Handmade, it will take a few days to create and ship.

    Promising review: "It has now been nine months and these rings are still in amazing condition. They haven't greened or gotten dull. I wear them in the shower and swimming, and no problems. They never come off of me, and I’d recommend to anyone. I plan on getting another one soon to add!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 3–13 and with up to 10 characters).

    13. A manual coffee grinder if your SO believes that good coffee is a labor of love. Bonus points for allowing you to sleep in a little longer instead of getting woken up by the screaming electric grinder.

    The grinder has 18 grind settings so they can get the coarseness they want with precision.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband as a gift for Fathers Day. He loves the grinder and so do I! We've being using whole bean coffee for a long time and grinding the beans with an electric grinder. We thought we were pleased with the taste of coffee after grinding with the electric grinder. However, this Java Press Manual Grinder with Conical Burr Mill has shown us what we were missing! We're sold on this product and thankful we made the purchase." —MP

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. A bedside shelf for the practical partner who just needs more room, gosh darn it! Now they can give unlimited beverages at their disposal just the way they like it.

    If you think they'd be more drawn to that orb of light, this lamp has a similar look!

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. Nice finish, very sturdy, and a very convenient alternative to buying a big bulky night stand. Especially for bedrooms with limited or tight spaces. I bought this because I didn’t want to buy a big nightstand and I’m very happy with my purchase. Will eventually buy more of these as holiday gifts!" —Keith

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    15. A set of gold kitchen utensils so they can sauté, strain, flip, and scoop with more of a flair. It's not called cooking anymore, it's called fashion.


    The set comes with a serving spoon, pasta server, slotted spatula, skimmer, and a ladle.

    Promising review: "These utensils are beautiful in person — a truly practical set with the essential pieces that feel really solid and at a great value. I’m loving how they look on my kitchen counter mixed in with my other utensils in a crock! I also bought the matching measuring cups and spoons which are great, too. I highly recommend these!" —Megan Harding

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two finishes).

    16. Glow Recipe's Glow Baby Glow set that includes their best-selling Watermelon Glow Mask and Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask so your boo can always wake up feeling refreshed and pampered — they 100% deserve it!

    The avocado mask is formulated with retinol, matcha, and PHAs to gently smooth overnight and the watermelon mask's hyaluronic acid AHAs work to both hydrate and resurface the skin, reducing pores and allowing you to wake up with a glow!

    Promising review: "I have dry, acne prone skin and have tried almost every face product on the market, and this set has cleared my skin so well and left me feeling confident once again. I look forward to using these products at night. I love this set so much I bought another one to give to my roommate!" —victoriaalice

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    17. A record player so they can listen to their favorite tunes in a timeless medium in their very own home. Bonus: It creates cute date opportunities to go vinyl shopping!

    Need some albums to go with? Get some (of my personal) favorites of the decade from Amazon like Solange's A Seat at the Table ($20.74), Vampire Weekend's Contra ($19.84) and Big Thief's Masterpiece ($18.59).

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this record player. My husband bought it for me for Christmas. It is the best gift ever! It is easy to use, the sound is fantastic. I especially love the color, all the color choices are terrific. If I could give more than five stars I would!" —Taryn and Jonathon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.96 (available in 27 colors).

    18. A Glossier starter makeup set if they've been eyeing their products forever but have never made the leap and tried! But be careful, this kit of cult-faves could start a Glossier fixation that lasts for years to come.


    The kit comes with Boy Brow (available in four shades), Cloud Paint blush (available in six shades), and Lash Slick mascara.

    Get it from Glossier for $40.

    19. Ticket to Ride — a board game so fun, they'll probably make you stay up all night to play, despite your yawns. I know that because that's what I did to my partner after I discovered the joy that is becoming a rail baron.


    Players compete to finish train routes across the country and build the longest routes, sometimes sneakily snatching rails up from their competitors. Game play lasts anywhere from 30–60 minutes and is fit for two to five players.

    Promising review: "Essential board game for anyone who plays board games. The last generation had Monopoly, and we now have Ticket to Ride. This game is played by my wife and myself on a regular basis, and my 7- and 5-year-old love it as much as we do. Great family game and a great game to introduce to non-gamers. It has tons of replayability and is always competitive fun. If you like games, you must have this in your collection." —Erik

    Get it from Amazon for $41.79.

    20. Fingerless cashmere gloves so they can not only have their hands draped in luxury but text you thanks upon thanks while wearing them!


    Get them from Nordstrom for $45 (available in seven colors).

    21. An initial necklace that's — in a word — thiq. Simple yet a statement piece, it'll go with almost everything they own!

    Bauble Bar

    Get it from Bauble Bar for $48.

    22. A Happy Socks gift box to add a little pizazz to their sock game. Even if they're stuck wearing generic office clothes a lot of the time, they can still get a little wild with their foot tubes!

    Happy Socks

    Get it from Happy Socks for $48.

    23. A classic pair of slip-on Vans, because every human being should own a pair of these in their lifetime. If they never have, it's finally time, and if they already own a pair, they're probably due for new ones!

    Get them Zappos for $49.95 (available in men's sizes 3.5–13 and women's sizes 5–14.5 and 33 colors).

    24. A Book of the Month subscription so they always have a book they're looking forward to reading next. Each month, they'll get to choose from five best-sellers in different genres — a fun activity in and of itself!

    What they get: Their choice of one of five titles a month with an option to skip a month and save their credit whenever they please. With the purchase of a six- or twelve-month gift subscription, you get a free month for yourself!

    I have a Book of the Month subscription and love it! While trying to get back into the habit of reading this year, it's been wonderful to have a curated selection of current best-sellers to choose from. I love being able to read their descriptions of the books before choosing and haven't been disappointed yet!

    Get a three month subscription for $49.99 (also available in six and twelve months).

    25. A ship-in-a-bottle Lego set for the partner who's a child at heart, but oddly austere, precocious, and sophisticated child at heart.


    Promising review: "This is part of the Lego Ideas line — user submitted builds that Lego will consider selling if enough people vote for it. I was very happy to see this one recently make it to the marketplace and had to get it. It is really an unusual set and looks great on display. The ship itself is rather small for a set of this price, but of course, the real point is the look with the stand and bottle — which is every bit as awesome as you would expect. My pre-teen and teen Lego fans in our family all give this one high marks!" —TOPJOB7

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    26. A pair of noise cancelling over-ear Bluetooth headphones that are a definite upgrade from the fraying, corded headphones you've been watching the struggle with for years. These will make flights, commutes, and regular ~easy listening~ give or take a million times better,

    The headphones feature swiveling ear cups, a built-in microphone for hands-free calls, and last for 30 hours on a single charge.

    Promising review: "Received these headphones as a birthday gift and I am far from disappointed! Much better sound quality than I expected. These, in my opinion, rival Bose headphones. I personally find them just as comfortable. Deep bass, clear high range. Definitely recommend these!" —ThatOneGuySGJr

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99 (available in six colors).

    27. A Fjallraven Kanken backpack to make them the envy of every music festival they go to from here on out. Or anywhere, really! This impressively chic daypack is down for any adventure they are.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This backpack is expensive but the price is worth the quality you are getting. It looks super cute and good size to fit your laptop and folders for school. Can also use it for traveling!" —Joey258

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 60 colors) or Urban Outfitters for $80 (available in 10 colors).

    28. Long-distance touch bracelets so you two can still feel oh-so-close from oh-so-far. Whether you're in a long distance relationship or just REALLY miss each other while you're at work, you'll get the warm and fuzzies whenever you feel a tap.


    Simply download the accompanying app to each of your phones to begin tapping back and forth to each other. Once they're set up, just tap one bracelet to make the other one vibrate and light up, no matter the distance between them!

    Promising review: "I bought these for my boyfriend and myself who live 700 miles apart. These really help make the distance seem shorter as it feels like he's right there with me when I get a tap. I'll be at work and get a tap from him and it brightens my day. A sweet message combined with a tap from the bracelet helps to make me feel better about being apart." —Casey LDR

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $98 (with four different colored bands available for $8 each) or Amazon for $98.

    29. A Robloncho for the person who has everything...but doesn't have everything in one. This unique robe/blanket/poncho trifecta is sure to be the cozy crossover they didn't know they needed.

    Dollar Shave Club

    The Robloncho has two front pockets (!!!) and is made of 100% cotton.

    Get it from Dollar Shave Club for $100.

    30. An adult swaddle that 1) is hilarious and 2) will probably genuinely help them sleep better. I have one and prefer its pressure to that of a weighted blanket!

    Hatch Sleep

    I have one of these and cannot recommend it enough. I love to be tucked in or have some pressure on me when I sleep, but a weighted blanket can be just too much sometimes, especially during the summer in an apartment with no AC. The Hatch sleep pod keeps me nice and cozy but is breathable, so I don't get overheated. Added bonus of bringing the chances of my uncovered feet being grabbed by monsters in the night down to 0%.

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $110 (available in two sizes).

    31. An enameled cast iron Dutch oven for doing the best kind of cooking — slow cooking. This is the best vessel for building a risotto, braising meat, simmering soups, and so much more.


    The Dutch oven is oven safe up to 500 degrees.

    Promising review: "I’ve always wanted a Dutch oven but the price tags always kept me away until this beauty came along. It combines great design, beautiful color, and an amazing price all in one! Very well-made, beautiful inside, and very durable. I can’t wait for the holidays to use it and cook for my family. Love it!" —Pam03

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $122.39 (originally $169.99).

    32. A Madewell Transport Tote so they can carry all their belongings in style. With a zip closure, extra pockets, and leather that will wear to with a nice patina, this is a forever piece for sure!

    The tote has a large from pocket, a zip-top, adjustable straps, and can be monogrammed for $10 (or for free if you're a Madewell Insider)! I've had a transport tote for many years and cherish it greatly!

    Promising review: "I am obsessed! The zipper keeps everything secure and in place. This bag is the perfect size and fits a decent amount of things (like my MacBook!) I couldn’t recommend this bag more. It’s durable, stylish and goes with absolutely everything." —stella425

    Get it from Madewell for $178 (available in three colors).

    33. A Nintendo Switch Lite for playing all of their favorite games on-the-go with ease! It's much lighter than the OG Switch, has a longer battery life, and can even be connected to their Switch's library of games if they already have one!

    Promising review: "This feels sooo much better in the hands than the bulkier original Switch, that I can't go back. Even though it's lighter, it feels more solid as the Joy Cons do not come off, and it doesn't bend like the old one did. My arms don't get tired at all holding this. AND it had an actual D-pad! I also do not notice the smaller screen when playing, at all. It's just a much more pleasant handheld experience, which is exactly why I go it." —J. fox

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in four colors).

    For more on the Switch Lite, check out "Here's Why You May Want To Buy A Nintendo Switch Lite Even If You Already Have A Switch."

    34. An Aarke carbonator, because the amount of sparkling water you've seen them consume is nothing less than shocking. Making it at home instead of lugging in cans from the store will be such a treat!


    The set comes with the stand/carbonator and a reusable bottle. To use, simply fill the bottle with water, attach it to the carbonator, and pull the handle for a few seconds. CO2 cartridges aren't included but are available in two-packs on Amazon for $59.99.

    Promising review: "I'm really loving this machine! It is super simple and very fun to operate. I love how I can choose how much gas I want to carbonate the water with as my tastes tend to vary daily! I can honestly say it has me drinking twice as much water. Additionally the machine is absolutely gorgeous, it looks amazing on my countertop and feels very solid!" —Claudia

    Get it from Amazon for $219+ (available in four finishes).

    35. A timeless KitchenAid stand mixer — the gift to end all gifts. The über gift. The One. There are two kinds of people in the word — those who have had a KitchenAid passed down to them and those who ask for one every year. If your partner is the latter, it may be time to finally take the plunge!


    The mixer has a five-quart stainless steel bowl and comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield to help you whip up any delectable bake with ease.

    Promising review: "If you're trying to decide what brand mixer is right for you, stop now and purchase a KitchenAid. Yes, they're more expensive than other brands, but they last. And really, a mixer is an appliance you should only buy once in your life (my mom still has hers from the '70s and uses it often!). Not only does this appliance work as a mixer (it comes with a beater, whisk, and very useful dough hook), but I also use it constantly with the KitchenAid ice cream attachment. The KitchenAid pasta attachment is also easy to use with the mixer, as is the meat grinder. This mixer does the work for you and will make cooking and baking so much easier. You'll wonder how you ever survived without it!" —Susie Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99+ (available in 50 colors).

    For more info, check out "Here's Why A KitchenAid Mixer Might Change Your Life."

    I hope this helped! Just doesn't matter how much you spend. The gift of your love *wipes tear* is priceless!


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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