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    37 Gifts To Give Your Tough-To-Shop-For Significant Other

    Tough to shop for, easy to love. ❤️

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    1. A super handy apron that features built-in potholders, a conversion chart, three large pockets, and an adjustable neck strap. It's basically the Cadillac of aprons, and with all the cooking they've been doing lately, they'll certainly get great use out of it.

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    I own and love this apron. The canvas material is sturdy, but not uncomfortably thick, and the built-in pot holders are wildly useful when it comes to grabbing hot metal pot lids. I have a weirdly large amount of aprons, but this is the one I reach for when things are really splattering. And seeing as it's my "the spaghetti sauce got too bubbly" apron, I've washed it in the washing machine and can report it has held up very well.

    Promising review: "I have many aprons I don't use. I had to try this one — it's perfect! Love the features and the fit. The adjustable neck strap convinced me to order, as knots in most neck straps give me neck pain I can't ignore. Love this apron!" —Blueberry

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in six colors)

    2. A pair of Glerups felted slippers to keep their tootsies nice and warm all day long. But since they're made of breathable merino wool, they're even great for the summer months if they just want something on their feet indoors. I can't resist a good slipper and these are my fave.

    writer in dark purple shoe-like slippers with tan leather soles
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    Glerups rule! They're nice and flexible because they're felted, so it doesn't feel too much like you're wearing shoes inside — my feet still feel free! They come in leather- and rubber-soled versions and I opted for the leather. They still feel nice and sturdy and totally durable. I (accidentally) wear them outside all the time and they've held up very well! They're definitely a splurge, but if we're gonna be inside for the foreseeable future, I want my feet to be happy about it.

    Get them from Backcountry for $71.21+ (available in sizes 36–47 and nine colors — these are listed in the "men's" section, but check the size chart for US men's and women's size conversions).

    3. A portable massage cushion that'll ease the tension in their neck and shoulders after a long day, because all humans adore the gift of relaxation.

    small massager strapped to top of car seat
    Amazon

    Promising review: " I'm so happy with this purchase! I work in an office and I was having back pains. Now I use it every morning when I wake up, at the office, and before I go to sleep. I still haven’t use it in the car, but I’ll definitely try it soon! It made my back pains go away and relaxes my muscles. I definitely recommend this product, and it is great for the low price." —Jose

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    4. A Porter Bowl so they can eat their work lunch, leftovers, or prepped meals out of a chic, functional vessel they'll want to show off.

    pink porter bowl full of a beet and grain salad
    Amazon

    I use my Porter Bowl basically every time I bring my lunch to work, and now that I'm working from home, I use it all the time to store leftovers so they're already portioned out. The lid vacuum seals tightly, and I've never had a problem with leaks. It's both microwavable and dishwasher-safe which is obviously a huge win in my book. And it just feels nice to eat lunch out of a real piece of dishware, rather than flimsy plastic. I have the ceramic version and haven't had any problems with scratching. It's rubber-coated, so it's easy to travel with and doesn't slide around. Last year I gave one to everyone in my family as what I called an 'Oprah Gift' — you get a Porter Bowl! You get a Porter Bowl! Everyone gets a Porter Bowl!

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in 10 colors in plastic and ceramic versions).

    5. A Capri Blue Volcano candle that is *RED ALERT* the candle they burn in Anthropologie, the greatest-smelling place in the universe! I honestly can't imagine somebody NOT enjoying this flawless scent.

    candle in white pearlescent tin
    Anthropoligie

    This candle just plain rocks. 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 $10 (available in three colors) or Anthropologie for $11.20 (originally $14, available in two colors).

    6. 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 and great for a picky reader who's hard to buy for.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    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 from Book of the Month for $49.99 (also available for six- and twelve-months).

    To read my entire argument on why you should subscribe to this wondrous service, head to "I'm Calling It — A Book Of The Month Subscription Is The Best Gift To Give In 2020."

    7. A cold brew maker to save them big bucks on bean juice in the new year — all those early morning coffee runs are starting to add up! And having their favorite bevy in the comfort of their home? Heaven.

    on the left coffee grounds getting scooped into a filter, in the middle the cold brew steeping in the pitcher, on the right the cold brew being poured
    Amazon

    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a nonslip handle, fits in most fridge doors, and produces four servings of the good stuff. The coffee stays good for up to two weeks.

    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 and 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. It's 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 $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    For a glowing review of this baby, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    8. A foldable desk from Wayfair so they can finally have a designated space for working from home instead of sitting hunched over everywhere from the couch to the bed and back to the couch again.

    buzzfeeder's desk with a spread of colorful accessories and a laptop
    Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Samantha Tomaszewski has this desk and loves it! In her words: "This folding desk was a WFH lifesaver. When I first bought it, I was still living with roommates and I was able to fit it into my bedroom alongside my bed with room to spare. It's small enough to not take over a full room, but still fits everything I needed on it. Plus, it folds up for easy setup and storage if you need to put it away at the end of your work day. With the addition of some super cute marble contact paper, I'm actually excited to sit down and get some work done (even though I do still miss working in an office)."

    Get it from Wayfair for $96.99 (originally $106.99).

    9. A Nalgene bottle that's truly the Platonic ideal of water bottle: light, huge, simple, and able to be sealed super tightly. I'm assuming that your giftee is a human being who needs to drink water, and in that case, you can't go wrong with the perfect all-the-time bottle.

    the writer with a speech bubble saying "you're the best, nalgene" holding a purple nalgene that's saying "thanks you're pretty cool too" back
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    There are so many types of Nalgenes, so I highly encourage you to check out all of their offerings and pick one that really speaks to you. Once you find yours, you won't ever want to let it go.

    Get a 32-ounce narrow-mouth bottle from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 15 colors).

    To hear me yell about this water bottle even more, head to "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes."

    10. An essential-oil diffuser so they can surround themselves with scents that bring them to their happy place.

    small circular faux wood grain diffuser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this diffuser. The scent reaches my whole first floor! I primarily use in a 20-by-20 room. I use about five or six drops of oil. I purchased for a friend as gift and she loves it too. Easy to use. The beep when cycle is complete is very quiet and diffuser itself is very, very quiet as well." —Gia C

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

    11. This journal that asks for just one line a day for five years, so they create a fun little time capsule without the effort of hardcore journaling.

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    Promising review: "Beautiful, amazing. My partner and I have each been using ours for two years. Light enough that he takes it with us on all our travels, even backpacking (not me, I watch every ounce). We skip some days but as soon as my mood falters, I get right back to it, sometimes going back and putting in a few entries. It's SO fun to read the ones from last year after I enter the one each day for this year." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.02.

    For more on the journal, check out "This One Line A Day Journal Is My Most Prized Possession."

    12. Or this Q&A a Day journal you can fill out ~together~, which asks questions like "Where would you like to travel with your partner?" or the delightfully sappy (or potentially offensive, if you have some OPINIONS) "What does your partner's laugh sound like?"

    Amazon

    Your partner may not love everything, but they probably love love!

    Promising review: "Expectations: moderate. Reality: blown away. This is a wonderful journal, a great addition to our daily routine, and a painless way to always be engaging in our relationship, finding out new things about each other, and getting an interesting perspective into each other's lives. I would recommend it to everyone. I seriously cannot think of any relationship that would not benefit from it." —S. Kahlon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.02.

    13. An Instax camera with a charming dose of retro flair, so they can channel their creativity anywhere and maybe snap some cute shots of you while they're at it.

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    Don't forget to pick up some film and AA batteries!

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this camera! I used it for Thanksgiving and everyone got a good kick out of it! Many commented they are so glad that they are back into style and love the photos! The film is easy to store, but it does take practice adjusting on how to take it. I will continue to use this baby from here on out!" —Song Bird

    Get it from Amazon for $58.75+ (available in nine colors).

    Hear more praises for the Instax in "Here's Why You Should Start Traveling With An Instant Camera."

    14. A fill-in-the-blank book to woo your S.O. with sweet, sweet compliments. Oh, nice things about me? You shouldn't have!

    the small pink book
    Amazon

    The book has 112 pages and comes with a plastic sleeve for safe-keeping. Prompts such as "You deserve the ______ award," and "You have the greatest taste in ______," guide you towards some sweet sentiments. May I suggest, "You have the greatest taste in partners."

    Promising review: "For Christmas, I wanted something personal for my boyfriend. Sometimes I feel like there isn't enough time to show your appreciation for the one you love. After doing some researching, I decided on this fill-in-the-blank book. Some of the questions were a bit goofy and a laugh for us both, but I loved being able to fill out and answer the questions. It was a gift that he definitely will remember and it made my day to see how much he appreciated hearing all the things I love about him!" —Jenna G

    Get it on Amazon for $8.03 (available in 14 subjects).

    15. A Hydroflask travel coffee mug, because their pickiness about beverage temperature is one of the things you love most about them.

    Amazon

    I have this mug and it fully rocks. Just like the reliable Hydroflask water bottles keep things cold for what feels like eternity, likewise this keeps liquid nice and hot for hours. The strap on the lid is shockingly handy. It's perfect for walking to the car or subway — no more squishing a mug in your elbow crease while you struggle with your keys hoping you don't drop either! The lid is sturdy and fairly leakproof, but even so I wouldn't throw it into a bag to just let it jumble around. BUT I feel like that about 99% of travel mugs. I have too many travel mugs and this is one of my very favorites — worth the extra $$, especially as a gift. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is my best coffee friend. I had no idea how lacking I was until I purchased it. I can get busy and forget I have coffee (I know, blasphemy!) but this thing keeps it warm FOR HOURS! No joke, HOURS! I will buy another one for the person I love in this world, because they deserve this type of coffee happiness! And so do you! Buy it — you are welcome." —Ari Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    16. A cheese board for the significant other who loves to entertain. No more serving their beloved triple-crème on an old, chipped plate.

    large wood cheese board full of charcuterie and crackers
    Amazon

    Cheese is a universal crowd pleaser, don't @ me. (Yes, vegans included!)

    Promising review: "The bamboo is a very solid piece of wood, beautiful in color and function — I've rarely seen a cheeseboard that has specially designated sections for crackers which saves you from cluttering up your table with extra dishes. The size is perfect, large enough to serve several kinds of cheese without crowding. Can't wait to use it for upcoming holidays!" —BookBabe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    17. A wine and can holder so they can enjoy their favorite adult beverage from the comfort of their own tub.

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    Promising review: "Got this for the wife. It its solid. I've bonked my head on it, shoulder rushed it, donkey punched, and tea bagged this thing and it will NOT fall off our glass shower door." —Captain Spungo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    18. A Waterpik water flosser for getting their teeth so clean they make a *ding* sound when they smile like in a cartoon. The grown-up gift they never thought they'd be excited for, but hey — this is 30.

    white waterpik flosser on bathroom vanity
    Amazon

    It has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It makes your mouth feel so clean. After using it for several weeks, I noticed several things: no more bad breath, no more bad taste in my mouth, my gums are much healthier, no more bleeding, and my teeth are less sensitive at the gum line. This is, by far, one of the best buys I've made this year. I highly recommend for folks with a lot of crowns, receding gum lines, pockets, or if you are not great at flossing due to bleeding or teeth so close that it's difficult to floss." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $65.06 (available in five colors and two sizes).

    19. A Squatty Potty, because the ultimate sign of true love is knowing each others' poop schedules. And trust me, once they try a Squatty Potty, they'll never look back.

    model sitting on a toilet with their feet elevated on the squatty potty
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago for my wife and I and really wanted to get some good time in with it before I wrote this review. We are pretty healthy people, work out when possible, and have no problems when it comes to #2. That said, this is by far the best bathroom accessory you can buy. I like to poop. It's literally the first thing I do in the morning. This will make it that more enjoyable. Sit down, pull it out from the toilet, put your feet up, and bombs away! It feels like a straight pipe coming from your colon. Remember those difficult to push out BMs? No more! With just a slight push, you are done. Gravity takes over, and out she comes. This is how the human body was designed to poop. We literally pooped like this for thousands of years! I recommend this to all my friends, who laugh at me till they try it. Stop making it hard on yourself when you poop. Buy a Squatty Potty!" —jjl1911

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Learn more about the Squatty Potty in "I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same."

    20. A set of nesting stoneware bowls with spouts that are so lovely I dare anyone not to fall in love with them at first sight. Simple but functional, well-designed but not snooty, *sigh* they're just the best.

    Food52

    Promising review: "Beautiful and useful. Love that these bowl are wide enough to let you mix many ingredients without having gems fly out of the bowl... Like the pouring spout and love the look." —Lucille G.

    Get a set of three from Food52 for $99.

    21. An Aerogarden for the home chef whose ultimate dream is to grow their own herbs year-round but who maybe doesn't have the greenest thumb. No shade, but the dry, brown basil on the windowsill speaks for itself.

    reviewer's white electric planter with various tall herbs growing in it under LED lights
    amazon.com

    The Aerograden features LED grow lights as well as a system to remind you when to add water and plant food, ensuring your plants have everything they need to thrive! It also comes with an Heirloom Seed Kit pods, which include Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint, as well as a 3-oz bottle plant nutrients, which is enough for a full season of growth.

    Promising review: "I live in Texas, and the intense sun/heat kills just about everything if you happen to work or wish to take a vacation.... I love that this is self-contained, saves on watering, produces good yields, and is in my kitchen." —N. Sauta

    Get it from Amazon for $99.97 (available in two colors).

    22. Gorgeous glasses etched with city grid of your choice, because they've gotta drink out of something, so why not make it something pretty and sentimental.

    a cocktail in a glass etched with the chicago map
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I got these glasses for my brother who is incredibly hard to shop for. He's very...particular. I wouldn't have gotten him regular whiskey glasses as I'm sure he has some, but two of these are a set that he could have out for decoration even if he rarely used them. They're very well-made. The etching is clear and the glass is thick and durable. Looking forward to seeing his reaction." —Overthinking Gifter

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16 (available in 32 city options).

    23. A stove top espresso maker for making rich, smooth espresso in under five minutes *and* feeling like the classiest kid on the block.

    silver espresso moka pot on a stovetop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So happy with my espresso pot purchase. Excellent and simple. It makes the best coffee ever. It's streamlined, sleek, and attractive sitting next the stove without cluttering up counter space with some electronic digital nightmare to deal with. It's a breeze to clean — no disposable filters either. Everyone who drinks coffee needs this." —melanie m. pool

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    24. An essential-oil stick that makes for a thoughtful add-on gift for the frequent headache-sufferer in your life.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Check out "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life" for more info!

    25. Nisolo Classic Chelsea Boots for stomping, kicking, moonwalking, and whatever else their feet do with the utmost sense of style.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    I love these boots and think they'd make a remarkable gift — a splurge, but they're so high-quality it's well worth it. These are great everyday boots that look amazing with basically everything and really ~elevate~ whatever you pair them with. They took a little time to break in around the toe box for me, but it really paid off, as they now fit like a glove...or...like a shoe that just fits really well, I guess. I've had these for probably close to two years, have walked in them *so* much, and they're still in incredible shape. I anticipate getting at least two more years out of them as-is — they don't even seem close to needing to be resoled yet, but I definitely will do so when the time comes. Again, they are definitely an investment, but considering I used to pay about half as much for boots that would poop out after one year, I consider them well worth it. I recommend going up a half size for the perfect fit.

    Get them from Nisolo for $200 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    26. A Simple Elephant planner to help make life a little more manageable for the partner with things to do and goals to achieve.

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    This is one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for best productivity planner!

    Promising review: "This freaking planner... it's EVERYTHING I needed. I'll let you guys in on how I organized mine. Color coded all five goals at the beginning, and then when I was doing something daily, weekly, monthly that served those goals, I wrote that in the corresponding color. So you can glance at a week and say, 'Yes, I'm hitting Goals 1, 2, and 3 but not 4 and 5' or whatever, but that system helps me feel tethered in my daily activities to my bigger goals. I also love the vision board and space for mind mapping. I have severe adult ADHD and am a trauma victim, so I need therapeutic tools (plus meds) to help organize my thoughts, and this planner has thought of everything. Space for journaling at the back — like 60 pages. On each weekly page spread, there's a place for weekly goals (again color-coded to yearly goals), successes, and what I can work on. This is the planner!!" —Kelly Wolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

    27. A press-and-go tumbler for your love whose adoration of iced tea rivals only their adoration of you.

    the tumbler full of iced tea
    Macy's

    Just add hot water and loose-leaf tea or a tea bag to the outer chamber, let steep, then fill the inner chamber with ice and press it down into outer chamber, and boom — instant iced tea! The 16 oz. BPA-free tumbler is odor-, taste- and stain- resistant as well as dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Another item that I don't know how I survived without it. I can finally have fresh brewed ice tea whenever I want, and this cup works out wonderfully to take to the office. Generous sized, it carries me through my day. Because of the ability to use the loose tea I have been experimenting quite a bit and have found a few new favorite herbal teas. Highly recommend." —Christine

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (originally $28.99).

    28. A Nintendo Switch Lite so they can game on the go. They still talk about their Gameboy from 1999 with such fondness...I think it's time to bring the magic back.

    three pairs of hands holding yellow, teal, and black nintendo switch lites
    Amazon

    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 (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."

    29. A simple yet stylish gold chain necklace to effortlessly add a touch of casual glam to their everyday look.

    buzzfeed editor wearing a short, thick gold chain
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Kayla Boyd has this necklace and loves it! In her words: "Chunky gold chain necklaces have really been on trend this summer. I love them because they're kind of simple, but still have a pretty bold style impact. I bought this one because BaubleBar is one of my go-to accessory shops and they had a lot of great options. I like this one because it's so easy to add to a simple T-shirt or sweatshirt and make it look instantly more elevated."

    Get it from BaubleBar for $48.

    30. Some ~cheesy~ socks, because you can never, EVER have too many socks, especially when they come packaged in a pizza box.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought the pizza sock box for my girlfriend's birthday. And she loves them so much that she won't even wear them because of how awesome the packaging is. So know I'll be purchasing a second box of them just so she can wear one and collect the other." —Amazon Customer

    Get a box of four pairs from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three sizes).

    31. A bidet attachment for their toilet, because regardless of their tastes, everyone can get behind having a sparkling-clean booty.

    bidet attachment on toilet with small control dial
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower." —Mercury

    Get it for Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).

    Check out "This Bidet Has Made My Butt Cleaner Than Ever" for more!

    32. An external battery, because despite being the smartest, best person you know, their phone is ALWAYS about to die. Let's remedy that.

    model reaching in bag for palm-sized black external battery
    Amazon

    My partner got this for me, and I truly use it every day. It holds three FULL charges for an iPhone and is an essential, especially considering I'm lost 100% of the time.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my wife before we went overseas for two weeks. She was able to charge her phone during the day for four or five days before it needed to be recharged. I was actually very impressed with it." —Ray Detwiler

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

    33. A large leather Madewell transport tote that's come to be one of the brand's signature items and is sure to become one of your beloved's most-used bags. I got this as a gift six years ago and have cherished it since that day!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Random canvas totes may come and go, but nothing beats having a permanent, go-to bag. I've had this since college when I used it to carry my heavy load of books, my laptop, and other English major paraphernalia, but it's transitioned flawlessly into my adult life where — OK — I still use it to carry books and my computer. The leather is getting a lovely patina and the structure of the bag is as strong as the day I got it. It has one zippered interior pocket which is perfect for keys, cards, or any other tiny necessities. I received this as a gift, so I can confirm that it makes a good one! My bag is even monogrammed, which made the gift all the more special. (You can add monogramming to almost any Madewell leather or denim item for $10 or for free if you're a Madewell Insider!)

    Get it from Madewell for $168 (available in four colors)

    34. Porter Seal-Tight Glass Containers, because practical gifts are underrated. These are one of the best *and* cutest food storage products around. Their screw-top lid ensures no leakage, making them perfect for throwing snacks or a bowl lunch into their bag.

    glass bowls with silicone wraps in different colors and sizes on a shelf
    Amazon

    The jars are BPA-free, as well as microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Before working from home became the norm, I would use these handy jars to bring my lunch almost every day. They're perfect for things like fruit, salad, or something saucy — stuff you really don't want to get squished *and* want to ensure doesn't leak into your bag. *But* I have found that I use them just as much at home full-time! They are of course great for leftovers, but also for prepped ingredients for the week. Shedded cheese, prepped chicken, and chopped veggies usually live in these, ready to be utilized for a quick lunch or snack. They clean *super* well — I even have the cream color and it recovered from storing beets! 10/10 from me.

    Get them from Amazon for $24.40+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    35. Some loose leaf tea from Brooklyn Tea that'll make their nights spent at home feel a little cozier. I particularly recommend their Vanilla Rooibos and Darjeeling teas. If my partner is out there reading this, yes, I would like you to repurchase these as a gift, please!

    the writer's two bags of loose leaf tea on a wooden tray with a mug and small saucer of looseleaf darjeeling
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Brooklyn Tea is Black-owned and based in — you guessed it! — Brooklyn, New York. I love their tea because it's very high quality *and* they give you super precise brewing instructions on the back of the packaging. So helpful! Due to high demand, orders will take three to four weeks, but it's worth it! And hey, it's something to look forward to.

    Get them from Brooklyn Tea: the Vanilla Rooibos for $5.99+ (available in six sizes) and the Darjeeling for $6.99+ (available in six sizes).

    36. A cozy Chappy Wrap blanket made of a cotton blend that's nice and warm but also super breathable. If your boo needs to be under a blanket at basically all times like me, they'll dig this, also like me. In fact, I'm under my Chappy Wrap blanket writing this right now!

    Chappy Wrap

    The blanket is also machine-washable and can be run through the dryer!

    Get it from Chappy Wrap for $135.

    37. Allbirds Wool Runners that are supportive, great for warm or cold weather, and are one of my personal favorite shoes. After two years of lovin' they're barely showing signs of wear. I got them as a gift myself and have worn them everywhere since — the photo below is me wearing them to literally go skydiving!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    I really wondered if these would live up to the hype, but the answer is a resounding "yes." I've had them going on three years, have put a TON of miles on them, and they're somehow showing no signs of aging. They stay shockingly clean, are super light, and are of course mega comfortable, which is what skyrocketed them to fame in the first place. They're even machine washable, a quality I thought was going to have to use all the time because of their wool exterior, but they've never seemed dirty enough to warrant a wash! I used to love them especially for days when I was traveling, but I also love them for bopping around the neighborhood and even wearing around the house when my feet want some support. When I got them I thought they'd be a little niche, but I throw them on for more occasions than I would have ever imagined, from grocery runs to grand adventures. I got a whole size up from what I normally wear and they fit perfectly.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 for women's sizes (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 colors) and $95 for men's sizes (available in sizes 8–14 and nine colors).

    Good luck gifting! Hope you don't get a dreaded medium reaction, but with these sweet gifts, I really doubt you will.

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