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    35 Valentine's Day Gifts Your Partner Won't Want To Return Behind Your Back

    Heartfelt gifts your boo will genuinely appreciate.

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    1. A scratch-off map so you can both chronicle your many travels together. We'll always have Paris (but in a happy way, not a sad Casablanca way)!


    Promising review: "I love the map! It’s so fun to sit down with loved ones and scratch off where you have been! It also shows you there are a ton more places to go!" —emily wright

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    2. A set of high-quality Prismacolor colored pencils for unleashing the creativity they've kept pent up since their high school art class days.

    Many colored pencils sitting in two square tins.

    Promising review: "Without a doubt Prismacolor pencils are the top of the line, best colored pencils you can get inside of the US. The colors are rich and smooth, highly pigmented, they fully saturate the paper leaving no white space behind when used firmly, and they blend as well as alcohol markers. They may seem pricey for first time buyers, but I can promise they are 100% worth it! I got a small pack as a gift once and thought the giver was crazy for spending so much on colored pencils, but after using them I became hooked and never looked back!" —Leslie Delp

    Get them from Amazon for $28.22+ (available in packs of 48, 72, 132, and 150).

    3. A sleep mask with Bluetooth headphones so they can snooze while listening to music *without* that pesky headphone cord wrapping dangerously around them! The mask portion will also ensure you can leave the light on to read guilt-free now. Win-win!

    A woman lies on her side in bed with a sleep mask over her eyes.

    The headphones last for eight hours on a single charge. That's a full night of listening to soothing music *or* an audiobook so boring you can't help but stay asleep!

    Promising review: "I have trouble sleeping without music playing, and it’s frustrating because earphones are uncomfortable when I sleep and the wires get tangled. This product is amazing because it’s so comfortable and the audio is great. I really enjoy the fact that it has Bluetooth because I don’t have issues with wires, and I can stream music from my laptop. I highly recommend this if your sleeping ritual requires music and want a product that will enhance your sleep." —headphonereviews

    Get them from Amazon for $22.06+ (available in two colors).

    4. A ravioli-shaped spoon rest, because pasta is the thing they love most — after you, of course.

    A wooden spoon sits on a spoon rest that looks like ravioli pasta.

    Promising review: "My husband is OBSESSED with pasta. I bought this as a gag gift for Christmas, but we use it every day (it also gets washed every day). So far it's been easy to clean — hand wash or dishwasher — is durable, and is able to withstand high temps. We love the ravioli and get compliments from friends all the time!" —Anna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    5. Nothing Fancy — a cookbook full of recipes that are perfect for casual dinner parties. And you two know a lot about those, what with all the birthday soirees and anniversary fêtes you're known to throw.


    I got this cookbook for my partner over the holidays, and we have already used it multiple times for entertaining to — if I may say so — great success! The recipes are impressive but not labor intensive, making them genuinely perfect for having some folks over.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this book over a week now and have made about 10 recipes — every one has been incredible. The chicken with caramelized onions and dates = amazing. Winter squash with pistachios and brown butter = amazing. Pork meatballs with brothy tomatoes = amazing. This is probably the best, most consistently delicious cookbook I’ve ever owned. Thank you, Alison!" —Molly G

    Get it from Amazon for $29.25.

    6. A miniature tetherball set to keep them entertained while at work (much to the dismay of their coworkers).

    Mini tetherball set on a wooden table with the ball held in someone's hand.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.77.

    7. A Baby Yoda enamel pin, because your partner is the only person you find cuter than this little green bb.

    An enamel pin with an illustration of Baby Yoda iconically holding a cup of tea.

    Get it from eSoligan on Etsy for $10.32.

    8. A Goosebumps book collection with 20 (!!) of everyone's favorite "tales of terror." This is the perfect gift for any '90s kid Valentine *or* for anyone who wishes R.L. Stine was their boo.

    The spines of all the books listen below, showcasing the cover of "Goosebumps: The Blob that Ate Everyone" by R.L. Stine with a scary illustration of a pink, veiny blob with an open mouth, long tongue, and red eyes.

    This spooky collection comes with Stay out of the Basement, The Ghost Next Door, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, The Haunted Car, Let's Get Invisible, The Scarecrow Walks at Night, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, The Blob That Ate Everyone, Night of the Living Dummy, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, One Day at Horrorland, Return of the Mummy, The Haunted Mask, Vampire Breath, The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, A Shocker on Shock Street, Please Don't Feed the Vampire, and Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    9. An electric wine bottle opener so they can open any bottle of wine with little to no elbow grease. It's not that they don't have elbow grease, but a dinner party with the in-laws just might not be the best time to bust it out.


    Promising review: "Picture the scene: It's Saturday afternoon, you have discovered a fresh bottle of wine in the fridge and you have absolutely no responsibilities for the day. You go to the drawer to get your corkscrew and your osteoarthritis says, 'OH HOLD UP! GO GET YO MAN TO OPEN THIS FOR YOU!' ...except your man is at a friend's house helping install a ceiling fan. The horror. The devastation. But wait! Enter the Oster electric wine opener. All my dreams came true. Simple and sleek design takes up little counter space. It works flawlessly and with ease. Be still, my wine-soaked heart. True love does exist." —Allison S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A minimalist cement toothbrush holder that is both stylish *and* a subtle hint that they should just put their toothbrush away in the right place already. 🙃

    Cement toothbrush holder with room for four brushes holds two wooden toothbrushes on a bathroom countertop.

    Get it from Vivaljo on Etsy for $7.75 (available in four colors).

    11. A Gudetama beauty blender featuring everyone's favorite lazy yolk. Now they can ~beat an egg~ while they ~beat their face~.

    A teardrop-shaped beauty sponge with the egg yolk character Gudetama's face printed on it.

    Promising review: "I bought this because of Gudetama, but it actually works pretty well! it doubles in size when it's wet, and it's very soft. I don't own the original beauty blender, so I can't compare them, but it's definitely better than the cheap sponges you can get at the grocery store for the same price." —Pip

    Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

    12. The Big Activity Book For Couples that's full of quizzes, games, and puzzles for you to work on and giggle over as a couple. Fun for road trips, date nights, or just down time at home, reviewers say this cute book helped them learn a little more about each other while sharing quality time.

    Book cover with an illustration of two stick figures holding giant pencils drawing a heart between them. It reads "The Big Activity Book for Couples: Games, Puzzles, and Quizzes for Grown-Ups"

    Promising review: "Totally worth the money. My boyfriend and I live two hours away and both have full time jobs. It's difficult to find time to spend together. We're always trying to come up with creative long distance games or activities to do together. This book is perfect for that. We both ordered one, and either talk on the phone and do one together, or choose a page and do it alone and take pictures and send it to each other. This book is just awesome. Highly recommend to long distance couples, and even couples living together. You will have a lot of fun." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.18.

    13. An adorable cactus diffuser to help them relax with some aromatherapy. The clay cactus slowwwly soaks up fragrance, gently diffusing it while looking cute as can be. This set also comes with oils to get them started!

    Three small cactus diffusers of different styles sit on a wooden table.

    Promising review: "This is literally heaven in a diffuser. I have it on my desk at work and once the scent fully absorbed into the clay cactus, it put off the most amazing smell. Not too strong and pungent but very light and sweet and floral. And above all else, it’s cute as hell! Love it and will probably be getting more soon!" —Siearra

    Get it from Amazon for $28.86 (available in three styles).

    14. A Cuisinart waffle maker so you can craft your own perfect brunch without having to wait in hellish Sunday lines. It even has a five-setting browning control so you can choose your own crispiness level. Waffle House could never!


    Promising review: "I hear an angel choir when I finally sit down to golden, crisp waffles. I had been craving them for months — not the thick Belgium ones, but the old-fashioned, round, thin crispy ones. This is easy to use and makes delicious waffles. I use the setting between three and four, and they come out perfect." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A bubble tea kit for making their all-time favorite treat in the comfort of their own home. The same refreshing taste without, ya know, having to leave the apartment., Amazon

    The kit comes with Thai tea mix, two bags of tapioca pearls, and 100 wide boba straws.

    Promising review: "My husband and I LOVE boba tea, and the only shop in town that sold it has closed. We were so sad. But now I can make a pretty close imitation right from home! It is really refreshing. Just a heads up, the kit comes with way more servings of tea and straws than boba. We will have to buy another bag of boba to go with the remaining tea, although I bet we can get another three uses out of the boba before having to do so. If you haven't tried making this tea yet from home, get a kit and try it! You'll love the experience and the end result." —YVONNE CATHERINE BUSSELL

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75.

    16. A pocket blanket so you can go on spontaneous outdoor trips together and rest without getting your bums wet. This blanket is perfect for festivals, camping, hikes, or just some good old fashioned backyard stargazing.


    The blanket is 63"x44" and has built-in, rust-proof ground stakes to keep it secure.

    Promising review: "I've never been able to find a sizable, yet packable, waterproof blanket for festivals, hiking, picnics, etc. until coming across the Matador pocket blanket. This far exceeded expectations. The material is high quality and soft to the touch — not plastic and crinkly like the other waterproof blankets I've used — which is perfect for hotter days. I was also impressed with the ease of re-packablity, and the stitched folding guide is great. I was easily able to get the blanket back in its tiny pouch, which folded up it's no bigger than my wallet." —goofio

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A customized heart-shaped puzzle that is SO EXTRA I CANNOT HANDLE IT. Keep in mind that while a romantic photo may be a good gift, a terrible photo of you two is probably an even better one.

    A photo of a smiling couple is printed on a half-completed heat-shaped puzzle on a wooden table next to a white rose .
    Personalization Mall

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $13.99 (originally $19.99).

    18. A Nintendo Switch so you can have a grand old time playing games together on the TV *or* they can transition to hand-held play and leave you to watch Chopped for ten hours straight.

    A Nintendo Switch's black, rectangular console and blue and red controller, showcasing that the modules of the controller can be snapped in and out.

    Promising review: "This console is so awesome! It seems like Nintendo hits it right on every console since the N64 — the Switch is another home run. The ability to dock or take it on the go is a huge convenience. Many nights I've wanted to continue playing, but don't want to stay out in my living room — no problem with the Switch! The motion controls take a little bit to get used to, but make it even more fun once you've figured them out. I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase as of today." —Ty C.

    Get it from Amazon for $327.90 (available in two colors).

    19. A circular saw pizza cutter for adding a little more *oomph* to your Friday pizza night. They may not be great with power tools, but their HGTV-loving hearts will swoon when they get to cosplay as Chip Gaines.


    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my husband and so far it's been great. Takes a bit to get used to holding it right, unlike the ones with the handle. But it's really cute and the blade is sharp." —Do-It-Yourself Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $16.58.

    20. An ENO double nest hammock so you can snuggle up like lovebirds. This hammock can be set up virtually anywhere and is the perfect perch for two.,

    Reviewers recommend also getting the ENO Atlas straps for simple set-up!

    Promising review: "My most treasured item! Has seriously changed the quality of my life! I use it for backpacking, day hiking, taking naps, car camping. Fun to go backpacking with friends who all have ENO hammocks too! The Atlas straps are a must! Comfy with my boyfriend in it too." —--

    Get it from Amazon for $38.95+ (available in 52 colors).

    21. A stainless steel pocket multitool because no task is too big for this little instrument. Let's be real, it's basically 11 gifts in one!

    A silver multitool the size of a credit card is tucked into a black leather wallet, showcasing its ruler, bottle opener, and saw blade features.

    The multi-tool includes a can opener, bottle opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction ancillary wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, ruler, and keychain hole.

    Promising review: "This multi-use pocket tool is just what a gal like me needs! The best thing about it is that, unlike other multi-tools, it is flat and fits in your wallet! They also provide a carrying case so you can store it in your bag. With the stainless steel material, the tools are actually sharp — a pleasant surprise. This won't break with average use." —Johann Christine Alcaraz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.52.

    22. A Homesick candle from their home state. It'll take them back and also give *you* the chance to get a glimpse into their home before you get a chance to visit Bachelor-style.

    A candle with a picture of Texas whose label reads "Homesick: Texas" sits on a kitchen table.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.29 (available in 51 scents) or Homesick for $29.95.

    23. A variety pack of flowering tea that puts a whole new spin on traditional Valentine's Day flowers. As the tea steeps, the blooms inside unfurl, creating a delicious and beautiful drink, especially when paired with a glass teapot.,

    Promising review: "This makes a beautiful and unique cup of tea! Watching the small bud literally bloom in the cup (highly recommend a clear one) is pretty amazing. It's both beautiful and delicious. I bought some for Christmas gifts this year and have no doubt that they will be as amazed as I was watching their tea come to life. Almost too pretty to drink!" —Suzie

    Get them from Amazon: the tea for $19.95 and the teapot for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A customized embosser for officially laying claim to their precious book collection. The Library of Your Sweetheart is officially open!


    My partner got me one of these, and can confirm: it's the sweetest and most thoughtful gift.

    Promising review: "This was a surprise for my spouse. It arrived sooner than expected, and it's a big hit. I ordered adhesive gold foil stamps which can easily be embossed and then placed on the page. If you want to forego the stamps, the design looks great on the page as well." —jamesosews

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    25. A gift card to Winc, a wine subscription service that will delivers a curated collection of wines each month based on their taste preferences. It'll make them love you a mer*lot*

    A glasses red wine, four bottles of wine, and a cardboard "Winc" box sit on a wooden table.

    Get a gift card from Winc for $60+. When choosing your amount, note that subscriptions start at $13/month.

    Check out "This Wine Subscription Service Will Change Your Life" for more info!

    26. A heart-shaped Winky Lux lipstick, because we all know heart eyes are a thing, but heart lips should be, too! This hydrating duo-core formula makes this lippie perfect for February's cold weather, as well as all year round.

    A gold tube of lipstick is open, showing a heart-shaped red lipstick, is propped on its floral box on a purple surface next to a pink rose.
    Winky Lux

    Get it from Free People for $16.

    27. An un-beet-able card and sweatshirt to commemorate another year of love and the time you stayed in the irrigation room at Schrute Farms.

    CardinalCreativeCo, Amazon

    The card also comes with an envelope!

    Get the card from CardinalCreativeCo on Etsy for $4.63 and the sweatshirt from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 27 colors).

    28. A BuzzFeed x Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box so they can feel pampered thanks to ~luxury~ beauty samples curated by! So no brag, but it's pretty dang good.

    The beauty samples listed below are arranged in front of a geometric, colorful box labeled "Birchbox X BuzzFeed."

    The contents of the box are valued at over $205 and include:

    —Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer (travel-size)

    —First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask (full size)

    —Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (full size)

    —Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray (travel size)

    —Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner

    —Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer (full size)

    —Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (travel size)

    —Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

    —ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in Love Life

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (and get $10 off when you enter code "BUZZFEED" at checkout!).

    29. A soft faux fur blanket to hibernate under for the foreseeable future.

    A red faux-fur blanket is draped entirely over a chair.

    To care for this blanket, machine wash cold and tumble dry. Not so hard!

    Promising review: "I met this blanket on Thursday, we slept together on Friday, got married on Saturday, and haven't been apart since! I love it so much." —Randy A. Cascino

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in 17 colors and six sizes).

    30. An Amazon Echo Dot so they have a little life assistant that's...not you! It'll help them with their schedule, telling them the weather, play music, and *so* much more!

    A round white Echo Dot ringed with a blue light sits on a wooden table with the phrase "Alexa, play study music." in a speech bubble below it.

    The Echo Dot can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the's a little scary how much it's capable of!

    Promising review: "I have friends and family who have made fun of me for using the Echo Dot around my home. Well, I gave a few as gifts. 'Why would I ever need something like this' turned into love with it the first hour! The music, the information, and the whole Alexa experience made her a huge believer. The same thing happened with my sister and my niece. They loved it. Now we also 'drop in' to talk to one another. I'd say it was a huge hit and based on my personal experiences plus their enthusiastic acceptance, I have to give Alexa and the Echo Dot five stars." —Greg C.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in four colors).

    31. A pair of slippers because up until now, you have been the Official Foot Warmer of the house. Obviously, you've been happy to help those tootsies, but it's time to pass the title on to these cozy essentials.

    A downward photo of someone's feet in tweed and shearling slippers with open backs.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these slippers. SO comfortable and warm with the memory foam. Love the thick rubber sole on the bottom, so there is no way you would slip. I bought these to bring the hospital when I give birth, but I am wear these all the time." —emily

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

    32. A Nalgene bottle so you can finally leave disposable bottles back in 2019 where they belong and stay hydrated, always. You'll be weirdly emotionally attached to your Nalgene in no time.,

    Promising review: "You don't have to ask the quality of Nalgene bottles. They are simply durable, tough, and reliable. There's just something I like about the simple design of it and it's perfect. Unlike other fancy water bottles with flip-cap or whatever, Nalgene keeps their product simple yet usable. I personally love this cadet color and it was a steal when I got it. Keeps me hydrated all the time!" —Sena Narottama

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in six sizes and 77 colors).

    33. A Yeti Rambler mug that keeps coffee hot for a ridiculously long time by using double-wall vacuum insulation. Now your partner can majestically stare into the distance while holding their coffee for as long as they want, and it'll still be hot when they snap out of it.

    A man in the snowy outdoors is in a parka dusted with snow and drinking from a white Yeti mug.

    Besides being used for hot liquids, the mug can also be used for serving things such as oatmeal *or* to keep cold beverages cold. It comes with a lid, is dent-resistant, doesn't sweat (genius!), and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This mug is great. It's incredibly sturdy. I like how wide the handle is compared to other similar products. This was my boyfriend's favorite mug to use in his garage until I stole it to use at work! I imagine this would be great to bring camping, too. I recommend also purchasing the lid with the slider to prevent splashing and slow down cooling." —Samara434

    Get it from Yeti for $24.99 (available in nine colors).

    34. A grocery bag tote, because you can never have too many reusable bags around! This one from BuzzFeed's "Eating Your Feed" is great for carrying real groceries, but has the distinct perk of just being ironic if they use it to carry anything else.

    A brown tote bag with illustrations of paper grocery bags that say "grocery bag" and have food peeking out of them.

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $19.95 (originally $29.99).

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

    A small book titled "What I Love About You by Me" with "You fill in the blanks" in the corner.

    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 $7.37.

    Happy V-Day bbs! Hope it's the best one yet.

    Lee Mendelson Film Productions

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

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