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    26 Gifts For The Person You *Just* Started Dating

    Here to help you strike the balance of sentimental *and* casual.

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    1. A personalized work from home mug if you've both been bonding over the sheer boatloads of Zoom meetings you've attended this year. They'll think of you every time someone realizes they were muted the whole time they were talking.

    In a Zoom meeting set up, someone with a mug that reads "this is my zoom mug" is in the speaker position
    Raising Rooster

    Promising reviews: "I bought 12 15-oz ceramic mugs for my workmates, and they came out really nice! Thank you, Raising Rooster!" —Jessica Adamson

    "I bought this mug for my 93-year-old mother who learned how to Zoom with all of her family! She loves it!" —susan galeano

    Get it from Raising Rooster on Etsy for $15.99 (available in six designs and eight colors).

    2. A set of four copper stemless wineglasses because they deserve a boozy upgrade. Especially for making sure they always get the good stuff for your dates!

    Reviewer image of one copper stemless wine glass

    Promising reviews: "These glasses are great. Not too light and not too heavy. The glass has a nice thickness to it. Great look, I love the copper look when there's red wine in the glass. With the copper, it darkens whatever liquid you have in your glass for a deeper, richer look." —Brian

    "I gave these as a gift and were well received! She loved them, and her first reaction were that they were gorgeous!" —JBH

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

    3. And if they love those, they'll probably love this wine gift set, too! Complete with an electric corkscrew opener, an aerator, wine stoppers, and more, your new beau will realize their dream of being a top-notch sommelier in no time!

    Reviewer image of the Ivation wine gift set on a kitchen counter, plugged in

    This set includes: an electric corkscrew opener, an electric vacuum wine preserver, a wine aerator, two wine stoppers, a foil cutter, a charging base, and a power adapter.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife for, and she absolutely loves it. The cork remover is very easy to use; just press and hold the button, and the cork is easily removed. The preserver works just as easily and works better than any other one we have ever used. A bonus is that both tools light up when plugged in. I would highly recommend this set." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    4. A long-sleeve Dragon Ball Z T-shirt so they can rep their childhood fave even as it gets colder. Nostalgia never falls out of style. Neither do magical dragons.


    Get it from Boxlunch for $23.03 (originally $32.90; available in men's sizes XS-XXL).

    5. The Complete Cooking for Two — a cookbook that'll serve as both a helpful guide in the kitchen *and* as a hint that you're interested in having more dinners together. From hearty meals like lasagna to yummy cookies, they'll be serving up great food and quality time.

    The cover of "The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook"
    America's Test Kitchen

    Promising review: "I got this cookbook for two key reasons: 1) so my husband and I could cook together and 2) to learn better, time-saving techniques. They've actually re-engineered their recipes to use smaller cookware and streamlined techniques to minimize appliances and overall number of dirty dishes. If you're just one or two people, and you want to eat healthy, save money, cook really good food from scratch with minimal fuss, and/or make cooking a spending-quality-time-together activity, then I highly recommend this cookbook. It's been a real lifesaver for me." —Augustina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+.

    6. Or a vintage recipe box if they're more creative in the kitchen than the average home cook. Each box comes with 100 index cards and 12 dividers, so they can organizer their original recipes (including a section for recipes they know you love).

    reviewer image of vintage recipe box and index cards

    Promising review: "This recipe box is perfect! It is so cute on the kitchen counter and is just the right size to be noticeable without being too big and taking up too much space. The cards that come with it are also very beautiful. I even ordered an extra set of the cards just to have more space for future recipes." —Dain H.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    7. An indoor AeroGarden system so they can easily grow their own herbs for all the amazing meals they've been telling you they want to cook! The control panel will tell them when it's time to water or feed their plants, so they don't have to worry about not having a green thumb.

    Reviewer image of lettuce growing in their AeroGarden

    The AeroGarden comes with six six herb pods (Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint) and a bottle of all-natural plant nutrients.

    Promising review: "I travel a lot for work, and the AeroGarden — despite its price — has actually saved me a lot of money. I love fresh herbs and lettuce, but I tend to throw so much away. With this, I pick what I need, which I love. The leaves are lush and huge compared to store bought bagged/boxed mixes which are great for sandwiches and burgers. I have three of these: two with herbs and one with various lettuces." —Vanessa MS

    Get it from Amazon for $123.27+ (available in two colors).

    8. A three-month subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club will not only guarantee that your coffee-lover starts each day with a buzz, but that they also get to explore the tastes and cultures of new countries every month!

    Atlas coffee on top of a world map
    Atlas Coffee Club

    Promising review: "I bought my brother-in-law a subscription to Atlas, and he loves it! He's always seeking out new beans on his own, so this was the perfect way to give him a variety of beans from different cultures around the world without him having to do anything! And on top of the convenience of the delivery, the coffee is amazing quality! So tasty!" —Becky L

    And be sure to check out our in-depth review of Atlas Coffee Club to learn more!

    Get a three month subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60+.

    9. A S'well stainless-steel to-go snack container for the perpetually hungry beau. Now they can get rid of their ziplock bags full of homemade trail mix and snack in style!

    A model reaches into the food container which is full of pretzels

    Promising reviews: "I really love this container. The design is so cute. Works awesome!!" —Bobbie R.

    "Love it! It's the perfect size, and I love that it has a handle and is dishwasher safe. I need to get more designs!" —PL

    Get it from S'well for $24.99 (available in 20+ colors).

    10. A pair of handmade Schitt's Creek earrings that read "Ew David" if your boo has a tendency to bring up the Rose family on every date.

    schitt's creek earrings
    Sona Studio

    Get it from Sona Studio for $10.

    Check out the rest of Sona Studio's TV and movie inspired earrings!

    11. A portable Bose waterproof Bluetooth speaker so they'll be able to start their day with an in-shower concert or TED talk. And since it's so compact, they'll be able to carry it to any place seriously lacking in good vibes and pump up the tunes!

    models sit around the bose soundlink portable speaker

    Promising review: "I love how small but powerful this speaker is. It's Bose, so sound quality is never in question. The battery life is decent, and Bluetooth connect is simple. You can also pair these speakers together for more sound!" —matt steel

    "Good for beach or other water activities. It can also strap on to bike handle bars." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in three colors).

    12. A customizable desserts box from Edible Arrangements that'll surely sweeten their holiday! Pick from an assortment of cookies, pastries, and chocolate-covered goodies to create the ultimate gift for your sweetheart.

    A platter full of baked goods and chocolate covered fruits
    Edible Arrangements

    Get it from Edible Arrangements for $49.99.

    13. A Polaroid camera so they'll have beautiful (and instant) pictures of the new memories you'll make together.

    model holds the polaroid camera

    Promising review: "I will admit that I had my doubts about the idea of a 'new Polaroid,' but this camera is awesome. The pictures are the same 'shockingly good for instant' quality I remember. For real! I found an old Polaroid photo from the 1980's and put it next to a new one I took this weekend, and the only visible difference was that the person in both photos was about 30 years older." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 10 colors).

    14. A set of two personalized home map rocks glasses if they never stop talking about how much they love where they grew up, especially when you're both out having drinks. This = the best of both worlds.

    two personalized home map rocks glasses on display
    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

    15. A colorfully funky phone case for your colorful and funky new partner!

    Five Polka Dot Phone Cases
    Frosty Covers

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this case! It's exactly what I've been looking for. Great quality and fast delivery. Thank you, Frosty Covers!" —Emily

    Get it from Frosty Covers on Etsy for $15.22 (originally $17.90; available in five designs and for iPhones and Androids).

    16. A sleek, wooden Bluetooth record player that'll not only add a retro vibe to their decor but also a fun ~spin~ on their vinyl-listening sessions.


    Promising review: "I wanted to get my son something nice to play his vintage vinyls on. This met all of my needs and expectations, and even exceeded them. First off, it looks great. The wood finish definitely plays into the whole vintage thing. It really fits his decor wonderfully.

    Since we were replacing an individual worn out turntable, as well as the rest of the rack system, this really scored extra points. It sounds really good too. We connected the line output to a bi-amp system and some really nice high-powered speakers. It runs out to them great! This is made even better by it having the Bluetooth option. So he can pair his phone to it, and effectively also use it as an amped up Bluetooth speaker.

    This really is an impressive centerpiece to his entertainment system. It picks up all the beautiful fullness of the records and reproduces the sound wonderfully. And it takes up very little space." —willisota

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    17. A marvelously mini nail polish kit because you've noticed your date is never un-manicured. This cruelty-free and vegan set comes with both creme and shimmer shades, so they're nails will always match their vibes.

    the orly classic beauty nail polish mini kit

    This kit contains the colors Rose All Day, Pink Chocolate. Valley of Fire, and Penny Leather.

    Get it from Orly for $20 (available in seven sets).

    18. An adult coloring book full of literal party animals *and* easy cocktail recipes so they can relax after a stressful day with their own home version of a ~paint and sip~ party for one.

    Reviewer image of the Drinking Animals Coloring Book

    Pair this with a box of coloring pencils for the perfect gift!

    Promising review: "I love coloring and I love cocktails, so this coloring book couldn't be more perfect! It's adorable and fun! I usually like to drink and color on my Friday nights, so this book makes it even more fun!" —Ashley Moree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    19. A set of three scented votive candles that will liven up their home with the natural fragrances of rhubarb, rose, berries, oakmoss, and more.

    The hypernature votive set on display
    Boy Smells

    The Hypernature set comes with the scented candles Neopeche, Rhubarb Smoke, and Agua de Jardin.

    Get it from Boy Smells for $58.

    20. A semi-gloss "JAWS" movie poster any film buff will be so glad to add to their collection.

    the ocean "jaws" movie poster
    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $14.63+ (originally $20.90+; available in two sizes).

    21. A soft heated throw blanket they'll love snuggling up with (at least when you're not there to be their snuggle buddy). This machine-washable fleece blanket quickly warms up to one of five heat settings for perfect cozying.

    the gray bedsure heated blanket on a couch

    Promising review: "I love studying at my desk late in the night. Unfortunately, I can't bring the warmth of the bed to me. But I can bring this blanket. It's really soft and keeps me warm while studying, so I highly recommend it to other students. It's also great for when it snows! Happy with this purchase." —DP

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99 (available in five colors)

    22. A 500-piece Friends cast puzzle if they're a self-proclaimed Monica moon and Chandler rising.

    the friends cast puzzle
    Hot Topic

    Promising reviews: "Really awesome product!! I bought this for my sister and her son, and they had a lot of fun doing it!" —Rochelle Music

    "It took me and my sisters five hours to complete!" —Sora32

    Get it from Hot Topic for $11.83 (originally $16.90).

    23. An ale brewing kit from Man Crates so they can turn their dining room into a local biergarten. 'Tis (always) the season for a hoppy spiced ale with notes of toffee and cinnamon!

    The complete holiday ale brewing kit
    Man Crates

    This boozy kit comes with: a seasonal red ale recipe kit, manual, a one gallon glass jug, a racking cane, a plastic funnel, a rubber stopper, three-piece airlock, thermometer, tubing, a burlap brewing bag, and sanitizer.

    Get it from Man Crates for $69.99.

    24. A wooden, mustachioed eyewear holder to make for a humorously practical gift if they're always losing their glasses or placing them in hazardous places.

    The IndiaBigShop Wooden Hand Carved Eyewear Holder

    Promising review: "Makes me smile every time I put my eyeglasses on it! I bought two: one for my desk at work and one for my painting room at home. Inexpensive and it's a quality product. If you need a place to put your eyeglasses, I highly recommend it." —J. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    25. A funny 2021 calendar full of pooping pooches if they're not sure they have anything to look forward to next year. Now they'll have a different doggy's deuce to greet them each month!

    The cover of the Pooping Pooches 2021 calendar

    Promising review: "I mean, it's definitely a calendar of dogs pooping. I bought it as a gift for a friend whose sense of humor is as childish as mine. She promptly took down the calendar she had previously purchased and replaced it with this one. It's prominently displayed in her dining room for all to enjoy as they eat." —Christine Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. And, if all else fails, six pairs of thick knit socks will always do the trick! Surely, these will cure any *cold feet* they might have.

    Reviewer image of six pairs of homga wool socks

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised to find these one size socks fit great! They are very comfortable, and the quality is unbelievable for the price. I still can't believe it. I washed a few pairs, and they still fit perfectly. I've been wearing them to hike in, and they're not too tight and stay up amazingly. Hurry up before they're all gone" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in three style combinations).

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