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A mini waffle maker that makes treats in the shape of hearts because every meal deserves a little extra love.

mini heart shaped waffles with strawberries on a plate


Promising review: “At first, I laughed and thought it was too small to really do anything. I was so wrong; it’s an amazing little waffle maker!! Can cook almost anything on it! I have cooked eggs, waffles, and French toast.” —S PETERSON

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


A set of eucalyptus sheets to let them, and you, sleep cool. They’re breathable, eco-friendly, and get softer with each wash.

blue eucalyptus sheets on a bed


Promising review: These are the best sheets!! A must purchase. Worth every penny. Peaceful, cool (if you’re a hot sleeper like me). Softest sheets!! Love my new sheets.” —Maryellen E

Get it from Buffy for $199+ (available in sizes Twin–Cal King and six colors).


A love-scented candle so your home can be filled with the scents of sandalwood, red plum, and rose petals all night and then some (the candle has a burn time of 60-80 hours).

love candle next to box, vase of roses, and two champagne flutes


Promising review: “I have had several candles by the Homesick collection and have given a couple as gifts. The amount of scent throw is spectacular. They smell amazing and burn extremely clean. I have been happy with every single one of them and they last a lot longer than other candles that I’ve used.” —Rk Stary

Get it from Amazon for $34.


A date night box set to test your knowledge of your loved one, spark interesting conversation, and engage in some flirty dares. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day really.

hand holding date night box set cards


Promising review: “I absolutely love this game! I wanted to buy some cards to spice up the time that I had with my partner. What I love is that there are different levels depending on how you want the evening to go. There’s some wonderful cards to connect you, some fun cards to promote subtle intimacy, and some that are just hilarious that stretch your boundaries. All in all, we love using these and you usually don’t have to go through too many cards before feeling intimately connected. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to have new ideas in their love life or just a fun night reconnecting!” —compustuff

Get it from Amazon for $24.50.


A tile monogram mug that easily designates their mug from yours in the cabinet.

four tiled monogram mugs on a table


Promising review: “This has to be my most favorite initial mug of all time. Looks so nice in my kitchen. My husband wants one as well. Very classy and makes a good gift.” —pinkstwabewies

Get it from Anthropologie for $12 (available in 23 letters).


A copper French Press to help them get their morning dose of caffeine. It also makes enough for you to enjoy a cup too.

copper french press with coffee


Promising review: “Yes, it’s great for coffee and that’s been reviewed by many. What isn’t mentioned is how great it is at brewing other hot drinks: tea, citrus rind beverage, hot ginger tea for a sore throat, even real hot cocoa nib hot chocolate. Leaves no particles, perfect size for a couple of cups.” —compustuff

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.


A duo of hoya heart plants that, just like you two, make an adorable pair.

two hoya heart plants in concrete pots

The Bouqs Co.

The plants come in concrete pots with pink rock accents, and are great for anyone with a brown thumb as they only need water every two or three weeks.

Get it from The Bouqs Co. for $44.


A mixology bartender kit so you can make every date night a little happier by testing out handcrafted, bespoke cocktails.

mixology set with shaker and tools in wood stand, cocktail cards


Promising review: “I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a cocktail making kit! It came in really cute packaging and has simple directions to set up the warranty. The utensils are stainless steel and feel very sturdy!” —Kate

Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (also available in black)


A Fujifilm Instax camera to help you capture and immediately print out all your favorite memories together.

lavender instax camera inside a case laid next to photo prints and flowers


Promising review: “Super easy to use and the photos come out beautifully :)” —Chazzy SoDope

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in five colors).


A silk sleep mask that will help give them catch some quality zzz’s.

Pink leopard-print sleep mask


Promising review: “Amazing! Feels like a dream and I sleep better than a baby!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $40.64+ (available in 24 colors).


A Chuao chocolate gift box for your sweetie with the sweet tooth. The box comes with 36 mini chocolate bars with sweet and savory flavors, enough to share (if they feel like it).

red gift box of various chuao chocolate bars inside


Promising review: “Excellent adventurous flavors of chocolate that I would never have thought to try myself. I originally got them for Valentine’s Day, but was so tempted I open them up myself. They came well packaged in a red gift box, with red ribbon. So very giftable, but also the bars are all individually wrapped, so it’s also good for sharing.” —Collin

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two sizes).


An adult onesie that will make the perfect outfit for ordering takeout, staying in, and cuddling on the couch. You might as well get a matching one, because you’re going to want one for yourself.

woman wearing blue onesie with takeout box pattern


Promising review: “I simply don’t want to wear anything else than this onesie. Super comfy, breathable, and perfect any occasion.” —casecase2

Get it from MeUndies for $78 (available in sizes XS–2XL and 12 colors).


A TriceraTaco holder to make Taco Tuesdays more dino-mite. It can hold two tacos (or other fave food items) for double the fun.

green triceratops taco holder with tacos inside


Promising review: “I got one as a present and I loved it so much I had to buy one for my husband because he was envious. First, it’s well-made, sturdy plastic so it stays upright and doesn’t wobble. Second it holds two regular-sized crunchy tacos upright and ready to go. This way I can pre-make three tacos, one to eat and two for the dino to hold. The fillings in the dino tacos stay inside the tacos while I am eating the first taco… Seriously, I love my Triceratacos.” —ChristinaG

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three dinosaurs).


A DIY Hot Sauce Kit so you can make spice up your meals at home together. The kit comes with spices, bottles, labels, a funnel, gloves, and instructions/recipes.

various DIY hot sauce bottles and peppers on a table with

Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “I got this as a gift for my husband, a lover of hot sauce and an aspiring cook (i.e. trying to make more than just toast, eggs, and pasta). The recipes were super clear and easy, the packaging made everything really easy to find, and you get six different hot sauces!” —Dandan

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.


A weighted blanket that will not only help them sleep more soundly, but will prevent them from hogging all of the blankets on their side of the bed.

grey weighted blanket


Promising review: “I’d read the great reviews for this and was hopeful it would help increase sleep time and comfort, and wow! Before I received this weighted blanket, according to my Fitbit, I was averaging about four and a half hours of sleep per night due to pain. My first night with this blanket and I slept more than seven hours!! Same for my second night. This is so comfortable and comforting. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!” —Jamie Eubanks

Get it from Amazon for $35.94+ (available in 27 colors and 14 weights).


A set of handwoven placemats to brighten up their tables tops. Plus, 20% of each purchase goes to an education fund to build and maintain a STEAM school for girls in Senegal.

colorful placemat with a notebook on top

Expedition Subsahara

Expedition Subsahara is a black-owned company that creates authentic, handmade Senegalese goods and aims to empower Senegalese girls through education.

Promising review: “The Khady placemats were my first purchase. They have a proud place on my dining room table as chargers for my seasonal tablescapes. The colors work with all the seasons, they look great and just smell divine. Love them.” —sue

Get it from Expedition Subsahara for $59.


A crystal wine decanter that will make your evening dinners look fancy, even if you bought a bottle of wine at the convenience store around the corner.

glass decanter with red wine


Promising review: “We LOVE this decanter! It’s extremely elegant and looks amazing on the table! We’ll have for years to come! Also loved the idea that this is a small family-run business. When possible we always make a point of supporting the small business owner, will absolutely support them again and would love to see what else they have! Two thumbs up!” —Nina Buckley

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.


An Amazon Fire TV Stick because the couple that binges TV together, stays together. It has a voice remote to help you find and play your favorite shows and movies quickly, that is, after you’ve finally agreed on what to watch.

Amazon fire tv stick with listing of compatible streaming services


Promising review:The 4K version has the new upgraded Alexa remote, which is such a triumph compared to the older Alexa remote, due to the fact that they’ve finally added power, mute, and volume buttons. Hooray! No more scrambling around for your TV or cable company remote control when you need to change the volume in a hurry. The voice controls are also more sophisticated in this version, so that I can actually tell Alexa to ‘switch back to HDMI 1’ or ‘switch back to cable TV’ rather than toggling the Input button on your TV or cable remote. The user interface is snappier and more responsive all around, unlike the older Fire Stick, which occasionally is slightly laggy. It’s crisp and clear, and intuitive to operate — and setup is a piece of cake.”Replicant

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.


A plush 100% Turkish cotton bathrobe that they’ll want to spend all day in because it feels like wearing a soft hug (not as soft as your actual hugs though).

folded grey cotton robe


Promising review: “I’m always hesitant to buy garments online. I had a very specific type of terry cloth robe in mind and decided that I would give Parachute a try. I’m so happy that I did, this robe was exactly what I was looking for and I love it! Soft, comfortable, and lounge-worthy. I highly recommend this robe, the quality is top notch.” —Marcella J

Get it from Parachute for $99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).


A gold-plated initial necklace they can wear with their initial or yours (or both) close to their heart.

gold-plated necklace with the letter A


Promising review: “My girlfriend was super impressed with this adorable little letter necklace. It’s solid quality, the chain is great, and it’s stylish with the way the letter looks.” —Max Burnett

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in all 26 letters).


A pair of Ugg slippers with soft wool lining to keep their toes warm and cozy so they stop constantly accosting you with their freezing feet.

grey UGG moccasin slippers on crossed feet


Promising review:These are the BEST slippers you will ever own. Once you have these, you will never want any other kind. I would recommend a slightly darker color although the gray ones are beautiful. I tend to spill coffee and some of the drip marks won’t come out of this light color. My second pair is a chocolate brown to eliminate that issue. I have two pairs now because I love them so much that I never want to wear anything else!” —Emily Rohde

Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in five colors).


A bottle of vegan handmade bath salts that’ll make their bath time even more relaxing.

four different bottles pouring out bath salts

CharmedBathBody / Etsy

CharmedBathBody is a Black-owned Etsy shop based in South Carolina that specializes in small batch, handmade, vegan skincare.

Promising review: “OMG they all smell so good and the bottle is bigger than I had anticipated so I’m even more pleased. I cannot wait for my next bath and will definitely be shopping with this shop again. VERY very pleased with this purchase and these will make the perfect gifts for anyone!!” —Ky Hamptom

Get it from CharmedBathBody on Etsy for $14 (available in four scents).


A Bose Bluetooth speaker to play your favorite playlists with 360-degree sound. It also has a built-in mic to take calls on speakerphone (for example, from you, when you’re not together).

white and silver bose speaker on a table next to a plant


Promising review: “Holy buckets!!! This speaker is AMAZING!! Bought it for listening to Pandora at the lake and don’t regret spending the money at all. Until you hear it, you’d never believe such remarkable sound could come out of a little speaker. Crisp, sharp tones, and it holds a charge good enough to listen all day long. Well worth the price.” —Paula

Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in two colors).


A sleek Vitruvi stone diffuser so they can use essential oils to help give their home calming vibes.

white ceramic vitruvi diffuser on a table with essential oils


Promising review: “This is a very classy looking diffuser that goes great with the decor in my house — it’s white, stone, and somewhat discreet. It’s not too big so it doesn’t look bulky in a room, but it’s also not too small where it doesn’t diffuse the scent throughout the space. It was very easy to set up, and my favorite feature about this whole thing, aside from the looks, is that it is very quiet! Great purchase!” —Tambra Riddle

Get it from Amazon for $99.11+ (available in four colors).


An abstract rainbow print to add a happy pop of color that will remind them of you whenever they look to their shelves or wall.

abstract rainbow print on a table next to a vase

TheEverydayPrintCo / Etsy

TheEverydayPrintCo is a Black woman–owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that creates modern Afro wall art and prints.

Promising review: “This is a gorgeous print on good quality paper. I actually hung it upside down. I love the versatility of the design.” —Maggie Burgess

Get it from TheEverydayPrintCo on Etsy for $36+ (available in six sizes).


A personalized star constellation map that’s a unique way to celebrate how the stars aligned on a specific date, whether that’s their birthday, your first date, or an anniversary together.

black and white custom star map


Promising review: “I got this gift for my boyfriend for our one-year anniversary. He absolutely loved it and thought it was very unique. This came out beautifully and good quality. I would definitely recommend this as a gift for someone. Very special!” —T. Bafford

Get it from Amazon for $34.97.


A pair of hanging shelves to help them show off plants, trinkets, or photos of you on their wall.

two hanging wood shelves with planters on top

TheCraftySwirl / Etsy

The Crafty Swirl is an LA-based, Black woman–owned Etsy shop that creates rustic-modern and easy-to-install shelves.

Promising review: “These shelves are so cute! I’d been in the market for some hanging shelves, and was drawn to them because the design was a little different than anything else I’d seen. When they arrived I found that they were very well made and exactly what I wanted.” —Modupe Aiyeola

Get it from TheCraftySwirl on Etsy for $40 (available in seven stains and a variety of cord + ring options).


An insulated tumbler (or two) that will keep wine and other beverages at just the right temperature for your next leisurely evening together. They have double-wall insulation and a hardshell powder coat, hold 10 ounces, and come with a lid to prevent unnecessary spills. A portion of all purchases also goes to fund projects supporting clean water, the environment, or underserved communities.

black miir wine tumbler and bottle on a side table


Promising review: “Great quality product for the money. Arrived in perfect condition. Holds temperature for a long time, the included lid keeps bugs and debris out, and they are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.” —Chris James

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

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


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