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    Updated on Jul 15, 2019. Posted on Jan 30, 2019

    36 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Significant Other That Are Actually Gifts For Yourself

    In the words of Samantha Jones, "I love you, but I love me more."

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    1. A pair of sweatproof Bluetooth headphones so your partner stops "borrowing" yours when they want to work out.

    amazon.com

    These headphones come with different earbud sizes for a comfortable fit. You can stream music wirelessly for up to nine hours with only two hours of charge.

    Promising review: "I've been using these headphones for almost five months now, and I can say with all conviction that they are amazing. I didn't want to spend a lot of money but I wanted good quality sound and also battery life. I'm happy to say this one has both.

    I use them on a daily basis, mostly to listen to audiobooks on my commute, and they are amazing, they do cancel most, if not all, of the external noise around me, and I get a clear sound of my audio. It's super easy to pair them with your phone, and they have a pretty decent distance range.

    There are days that I listen to almost seven hours of audiobook/music, and I don't need to charge them again. I usually hate in-ear headphones, but these are very comfortable to wear.

    So there you go. Great clear sound, very good quality, and you can be sure they'll last an entire day with a full charge. What else do you need?" —Olga Vasquez

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99.

    Also, check out our picks for the best wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    2. A cold brew maker that'll encourage them to make more coffee (which you also get to enjoy). Plus, you'll both save money on Starbucks!

    Amazon

    Check out our review of the Takeya cold brew iced coffee maker!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my iced coffee–loving boyfriend as a gift, and we both love it. It requires quite a bit of coffee (six tablespoons of beans pre-ground), but that's because it makes cold brew concentrate. You dilute it with water (hot or cold), milk, or ice to your strength liking. You can keep the cold brew in the fridge for up to two weeks — not that it lasts us that long." —M. McCollam

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. An expensive-looking wristwatch for reminding your perpetually late S.O. to show up to the movies on time. (I don't want to miss the previews, okay?!)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This watch is amazing for the price!!! I was looking for a watch that can be worn both day-to-day and to semi-formal/formal events, and this one fits the bill. I was instantly impressed by the nice presentation of the box that the watch came in, and sizing it to my wrist was really easy with the included tool! I have not noticed any wear or tear as of yet, and I work in a hands-on environment. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to look classy but, like me, does not have the money to actually be classy. The movement of the watch is smooth, and it stays accurate once the time is set." —sir edgar

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in seven finishes).

    4. Shaker & Spoon — a monthly cocktail subscription box any booze lover will be glad to recieve. And who will they share the finished product with? You, of course!

    Cratejoy

    Each box contains three unique recipes by top bartenders and everything you need to make 12 drinks (four from each recipe) other than the liquor — syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more.

    Promising review: "We just got our first box, and my husband and I loved it! I’m not big on beer, and my husband's not big on cocktails, but this was still a hit for both of us! On a side note, this was my first drink in over a year (I just had a baby two months ago), and this box made it extra fun and special. It basically created a fun date-like activity for two people who NEVER get to go out on dates anymore!" —Tricia

    Get a subscription from Cratejoy for $40/month.

    5. A Fitbit with a silent alarm feature so they won't wake you up when they go on their 7 a.m. run.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I fought with myself for a year trying to decide if I wanted to spend that much on a glorified watch. I finally made myself do it, thinking it would help me stay active. It does that and so much more! I use it as a silent alarm so that I wake up in the mornings without waking the whole house. The bands can be switched out so that it goes with anything. You can connect with friends and do challenges. It tracks your sleep patterns and your heart rate. You can get notifications to move or exercise. The thing even connects to your phone so that you know when you are getting text messages and calls without carrying your phone everywhere. This is worth the money for sure!" —cortney

    Get the large size from Amazon for $107.99 (available in two sizes and six colors).

    6. A kombucha starter kit that'll easily make enough brew for two. Plus, the probiotic cultures will literally last forever — like your love.

    Uncommongoods

    This kit includes a one-gallon glass jar, tight-weave cotton cloth jar cover, organic black tea, organic cane sugar, tea bag, and a claim code for a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) which will be sent to you free of charge (sending the SCOBY separately when you're ready to brew the kombucha ensures that is fresh and healthy when it arrives). One SCOBY can brew infinite batches of kombucha!

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $40.

    7. An extremely cool Blade Runner–inspired umbrella (with a light-up LED shaft) because you never remember to bring one yourself and it's much more romantic to share an umbrella anyway.

    Amazon

    It's powered by three AAA batteries and has seven LED color options. There's an on/off button as well as a flashlight on the bottom!

    Promising review: "This umbrella ROCKS! It was a gift for my husband. It dries quickly so he doesn't have to carry around a dripping umbrella. The 'saber' aspect of it has the option to choose a color or even have them alternate. They all look really vivid and beautiful, especially at night. The flashlight on the bottom is really helpful at night when we're walking our dog, too. My husband gets tons of comments on this umbrella, and I plan to buy more in the future. Really, it's the coolest umbrella ever." —TrivialShark388

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available five colors).

    8. Conversation cards for learning new things about each other, whether you just started dating or have been in a relationship for years.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I are currently in a long distance relationship. I bought this so we had more to talk about than the typical have-a-good-day texts. I mailed him half, and I kept the other. Every day we each text one another a question from our deck. It's a great way to stay connected and learn more about one another. I look forward to seeing what his answer will be and what my question will be for the day. Love this product!" —jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    9. An Instax Square so your boo can take amazing pics... of you.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I've owned a lot of versions of the Instax cameras, and this one is by far the best one. More options, easier to use, and better quality than past cameras." —rayg27

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ or Urban Outfitters for $130 (available in five colors).

    10. A low-maintenance countertop garden to provide them with an endless supply of fresh herbs, which equals homemade pesto for both of you to eat.

    Macy's

    Read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A temperature-regulating comforter because you run hot and your S.O. runs cold. Now both of you can sleep comfortably without the need for two separate comforters!

    Macy's

    This comforter is made of Hygro cotton — this kind of cotton features yarn with a hollow core, making it more breathable and softer wash after wash. It's also moisture-wicking and can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $175+ (available in sizes twin–king).

    12. A smartphone clip-on lens kit for taking amazing couple selfies on your next trip.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! It's amazing for my vacation photos. I can really get great shots of ancient ruins, take selfies of both me and my boyfriend that get nearly full body, and the shots come out awesome!" —Rosa

    Get the set from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A silk sleep mask so they can go to bed early while you finish the last five chapters of a book.

    Amazon

    Read our review of this silk sleep mask (#11 on the list)!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband because I am a night owl and he is an early bird, and I feel like I am always disturbing his sleep by turning on lights as I am working on my computer, reading, or winding down for the night. He loves it and says it does a great job. It is silky smooth and has a simple elastic band around the back to keep it in place." —Amber Dengler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 13 colors/patterns).

    14. A couple's ring that'll make sexy time last longer and help both of you get there.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I was dubious about the size and shape — couldn't figure out how things would line up. Well, let me tell you. THEY LINE UP. We couldn't get the damn thing turned off. ;)" —ALMN

    Get it from Lelo for $104.25 (available in three colors).

    15. A water-resistant portable speaker they'll probably leave in the shower... where you can use it to listen to your playlist, too.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I gifted it to my nephew and when he synced up to it, I had to verify several times that his music was actually blasting from this little speaker. The sound quality was amazing! It stayed clear even at high volume levels. I spent $120 on a Bluetooth speaker for myself that is supposed to have quality sound, but the volume levels don't even compare!" —tqrangus

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    16. A bacon-curing kit because they love bacon almost as much as they love you. And hopefully, part of loving you means sharing the bacon they made.

    Man Crates

    It comes with an instruction manual, secret rub recipe, bacon cure, hickory smoker bag, and dial meat thermometer. All you need to buy is the pork belly!

    Promising review: "10 out of 5 stars!! My fiancé loved it so much that he kept asking me if the site sold the belly rub and curing salt separately because he refuses to buy store packaged bacon now!" —Ashli

    Get it from Man Crates for $29.99.

    17. A Fire HD 8 tablet for binge-watching your fave shows together in bed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought one of these for everyone in my family. These are very affordable tablets that have thousands of functions. The utility on these devices is outstanding for the price. I have connected my entire smart home to my tablet. My grandma uses hers to read and play puzzle games. My brother and kids play games on theirs. I stream Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. I can use it for shopping and surfing the web. These tablets can be put into 'show mode' and essentially function as a $120 Echo Show." —Daniel Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    18. A set of long-distance lamps that'll light up simultaneously when touched so you know when your partner is thinking of you.

    Uncommongoods

    Promising review: "As single parents in a long distance relationship (an hour away), it's a great way to let my girlfriend know I'm thinking about her and vice versa. Nothing is better than rolling over in the morning and seeing my light glow on its own with her color choice." —Buss

    Get a set of two from Uncommongoods for $170.

    19. A fancy Moleskin daily planner can help your partner get organized so they never forget important plans (like having dinner with your parents).

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love this planner. It's so much faster to use a written planner than an electronic planner, and I can make notes or use it as a diary to record what happened on any given day. With the large size, there is plenty of space for a to-do list, agenda, and some notes each day. The front has a handy monthly calendar that has space for monthly notes as well. All-in-all this is a really convenient and well thought out planner. It also lives in my purse 365 days a year and at the end of the year, it still is in great shape." —Elvie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in six colors).

    Also, check out our picks for the best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. EveryPlate — a meal kit subscription to make cooking at home so much easier. Neither of you has to go out for groceries so just spend quality time preparing and enjoying the food together!

    instagram.com

    You get a new menu of five chef-created recipes to choose from every week, and every delivery is insulated so your ingredients stay fresh if you’re not home!

    Get a three-meal subscription from EveryPlate for $29.94/week (two servings each meal) or $59.88/week (four servings each meal). Each serving costs $4.99!

    Save 50% off your first box with code SAVE50!

    21. A splurge-worthy pillow because you're tired of them stealing yours!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Got this pillow for my wife after I had one for a few months, and she kept stealing it. That says something about the pillow right there. Give it a try!! Still going strong after a year+ of use!" —Steven Meuleman

    Get it from Amazon for $75+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey for your spice-loving sweetheart who will definitely share it with the generous human who gifted it to them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally bought this as a stocking stuffer for my husband, but I've probably eaten more of it than he has. The spice isn't overwhelming, so it's great to add to a number of dishes and recipes. I will be buying again!" —K. Vance

    Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

    23. A faux-fur coat you can have joint custody over since neither of you can decide who looks better in it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    24. A sleep sound machine to 1) help your partner get better rest and 2) drown out the sound of their snoring so you can also get better rest.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a terribly light sleeper, with bouts of insomnia thrown in. This machine plus earplugs are saving my sleep. I'm less cranky because I can get sleep now. I consider this an aide in my mental/physical health regimen. Drowns out VERY loud snoring from a partner. Drowns out the barking dog who is afraid of leaves. Drowns out loud TV noises. Light and travels well. It also looks like it has a happy face." —boop

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in two colors).

    25. A Nintendo Switch that'll be so much more fun with two players.

    Nintendo

    Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that lets you play on the TV at home or its smaller screen on the go. Each console comes with a Joy-Con grip, an HDMI cable, a Nintendo Switch AC adapter, a Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and two Joy-Con strap accessories. The Joy-Con can be used separately for two-player action, inserted into the Joy-Con grip like a traditional controller, held in each hand for left and right controls, or attached to either side of the Nintendo Switch!

    Promising review: "Nearly flawless design; great enough to sway the opinions of a Nintendo critic. Since purchasing it as a gift for my partner, I've ended up playing it more than he has. It's a switch in the right direction." —Julius D. Bautista

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    26. A heated massager because sometimes your partner has a sore neck but your hands are tired and you just want to watch The Office.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My wife loves it, maybe a little too much. She doesn't need me to massage her back anymore. It is a pretty tough massage, I was impressed, and you can feel the heat as well." —Character Counts

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    27. A box of chocolate hedgehogs (with delicious hazelnut-flavored centers) you'll most likely eat half of. (Sorry not sorry, babe!)

    Purdys

    Get a 10-piece box from Purdys Chocolatier for $20.

    28. A custom map wall rack to hang all their essentials on so they'll stop asking, "Hey, did you see my keys?"

    Uncommongoods

    You can get the map personalized for any location, like their hometown or even the place you met!

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $35.

    29. A scented candle that can be used as a moisturizing oil when melted — a great excuse for giving each other massages.

    The Grommet

    The medium size has a 30-hour burn time while the large size has a 50-hour burn time.

    Promising review: "Bought this candle as birthday gift. She was so happy with the candle and the fragrant smell that filled the room when she opened it without even burning it. It sits beside the kitchen sink and after washing dishes, using it on hands is the best." —Sandra

    Get it from The Grommet for $35+ (available in two sizes and six scents).

    30. An odor-absorbing stainless steel bar for your S.O. who loves fishing or cooking with garlic. No more stinky hands!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing actually works! Both my husband and I have used this after chopping garlic, and it took the scent off of our hands completely. It also looks pretty sitting in our stainless steel spoon holder and matches our stainless kitchen. It's a win-win!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. A knit beanie you'll definitely be stealing — I mean, borrowing — from them.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "So soft, stretchy, and comfy. Doesn’t annoy me after a while as others have." —Bellsss02

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20 (available in three colors).

    32. An oversized throw blanket big enough to cover two people so you can snuggle up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My boyfriend likes to call this blanket his 'Game of Thrones cosplay blanket.' It's a big, luxurious, and suuuuper soft blanket. Honestly, I use this more than he does, and I bought it for him as one of his Christmas gifts! It's a heavy enough blanket to keep you warm while you're sleeping during the winter nights, but light enough to casually tow around the house when need be. The size of the blanket is perfect, and my boyfriend and I both love that it has two different sides for texture. I prefer the sherpa and he prefers the other faux-fur side. Would recommend this to anyone who is considering buying a gift (for either yourself or a loved one) because it is perfect!" —Scotty Bear!

    Get the king-size from Amazon for $59.88 (available in five sizes and 19 colors).

    33. A cookbook for two so they can experiment with yummy new dishes — and you get to be the taste tester.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this cookbook. Since most of the time, I'm only cooking for my wife and I, most recipes in other books for giant family sized portions would be wasted on us. I've cooked everything from apps to entrees to soups to even cookies just for two. Literally every dish tastes fantastic, and we don't ever have to worry about any food waste." —Kody R. Latham

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19.

    34. A bottle of Poo-Pourri for banishing unpleasant fumes from your shared bathroom.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Seriously, who has actually tried Poo-Pourri and not been amazed? My sister gave us little samplers for Christmas one year. It seemed like a crazy thing, a spray to avoid toilet odors. I figured it would just make it smell like, well, poo + flowers which is, in a way, worse than just poo. But no. Poo-Pourri has some magical property of completely eliminating any foul odors. The bathroom will actually smell better when you leave than when you entered. It's magic. It's amazing. It's marriage-saving. I won't vacation without it." —K. Carriere

    Get a four-ounce bottle from Amazon for $11.09 (available in seven sizes and 20 scents).

    35. A cast-iron skillet that might inspire them to bake a giant cookie, which you'll be glad to help them finish.

    Amazon

    This skillet measures 3.5 inches in diameter.

    Promising review: "Love these. I use them for individual cast-iron skillet cookies. They make a great presentation, and the best thing is I can cheat and use the refrigerated cookies so it's a quick on-hand dessert. With a scoop of ice cream, you are a star." —Cabinlife

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    Also, check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    36. An activity bucket list scratch-off poster to give them plenty of ideas for future dates.

    Uncommongoods

    Promising review: "This bucket list is perfect for people like my boyfriend and I who love adventures, but sometimes need ideas for fun activities. It's a huge poster so it reminds you to have fun, and I can't wait to start scratching off boxes!" —Haley

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $15 or Amazon for $16.34.

    When you find the perfect gift that *both* of you guys will enjoy:

    Bravo

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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