Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Breakfast in bed, anyone? Dash’s heart-shaped waffle iron can be used for those delicious syrup-infused breakfast treats or even savory hash browns and paninis. If waffle hearts are a bit too sweet and cheesy for you, remember you can always flip them upside down and use some creative trimming to turn them into something much more… “cheeky”.
Lego succulents are the perfect gift if your special someone has a penchant for killing houseplants. With the 771-piece kit, you and your partner can build something without worrying about the untimely demise of your green friends, who can bring some color and character to your living or working space.
Catalonia blanket hoodie
True love is being comfortable enough around each other that you don’t care how ridiculous you look – and it doesn’t get much more comfortable than a hooded blanket. Catalonia’s sweaters are great for snuggling up on the couch during the colder months, and they come in a range of colors and patterns, so you can find one to suit your style.
Courant Mag:1 Essentials Magnetic Charger (with optional monogram)
Courant’s magnetic Qi charger works great for overnight charging an Android phone or a MagSafe-compatible iPhone. However, unlike most technology, it doesn’t stand out as an eyesore on your bedside table. Each is covered in a smooth fabric or quality leather, and for an extra $10 you can get it monogrammed for some extra chic.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11
Few devices are as charming for capturing social events and documenting everyday life as Fujifilm’s Instax cameras. The Mini 11 is our favorite of the bunch, namely because it offers great ease of use and photo quality within an affordable package. There’s just something special about instant film, because every photo is unique.
Apple AirPods (third generation)
The third-generation AirPods are the perfect place if you want to gift your iPhone-loving valentine a set of wireless earbuds. They’re a step up from the last-gen model sound-wise, but your partner probably won’t think you’ve spent too much like they would if you posited for the AirPods Pro. In addition, they offer IPX4 water resistance and the same great ease of use as previous models.
iRobot Roomba j7 Plus
You don’t have to argue about who gets stuck vacuuming when you have a robovac. The iRobot Roomba j7 Plus is our top pick for robot vacuums thanks to its smart auto-mapping feature and self-emptying cleaning station. Plus, you get to name it as a pet in the iRobot app, a pet that can help you clean up instead of the other way around.
Xi’an famous food by Jason Wang and Jessica K. Chou
If you have fond memories of eating Chinese together, try making your own noodles and dumplings at home. Xi’an Famous Foods is an excellent chain of noodle shops in New York City, and their equally excellent cookbook can help you prepare some of their beautifully savory recipes without ever setting foot outside your door.
Amazon Kindle (2022)
If your partner is a big reader, Amazon’s latest entry-level Kindle is the e-reader to buy. It has USB-C charging and a screen that’s just as sharp as the one on the Kindle Paperwhite, but it comes in a smaller, more affordable package. It even comes with 16 GB of storage as standard, which is more than enough for the average person’s reading collection.
Mophie Powerstation 10K stand with MagSafe
Mophie’s Powerstation 10K supports full MagSafe wireless charging speeds with compatible iPhones, and its strong metal stand allows it to sit on your desk as a charging stand when you’re not on the go. It also boasts a hefty 10,000 mAh / 37 Wh capacity, which can even charge a Max-sized iPhone battery from empty to fully charged with energy to spare.
Garmin Vivomove Sport
Your partner doesn’t have to wear a big, computer-like smartwatch to reach his or her fitness goals. The Garmin Vivomove Sport represents the perfect combination of form and function, a smartwatch that looks like a traditional timepiece but offers the ability to track your heart rate and various workouts. The size is also great for smaller wrists – something that can’t be said of Apple’s latest wearable.
Paper leather notebooks
A quality notebook isn’t just a place to write things down; it’s a small memento that can motivate someone in your life to keep their mind in order. These paper leather notebooks come in a range of beautiful colors and designs and can be customized with monogrammed initials on the front or one of several foiled accents.
We’re Not Really Strangers: Couples Edition
You’d be surprised what new things you can learn about someone even after years of dating – all you have to do is ask. The Couples Edition of We’re Not Really Strangers features 150 questions to share with your partner that are sure to spark enlightening, in-depth conversations. And if sincere candor doesn’t come easily, consider mixing the cards with a little liquid courage.
Netgear GS308 network switch
What’s more romantic than Ethernet ports? It could be argued that there are few greater signs of commitment than settling down with eight ports of beautifully unmanaged gigabit connections. Okay, if your valentine gets a sideways look for this gift, you can complain to our very own news reporter Jon Porter for suggesting it (or me for taking him seriously).
Cook this book by Molly Baz
Cooking together is a great shared experience, but it can be a bit stressful if you’re not the most skilled chef. Happy, Cook this book lays out some exquisite dishes with great design and excellent photos, not to mention scannable QR codes for easy access to how-to videos. Preparing breakfast tacos or pastrami roast chicken has never been easier.
Alessi Pulcina espresso machine (three cups)
A good cup of espresso is like a work of art, and Alessi’s quirky Pulcina pot has a modern design fit for a gallery. The three-cup espresso maker is the perfect size for an after-dinner caffeine kick for two, and it’ll look great in any home, whether you opt for the red handle or the jet-black alternative.
Kodak M35 film camera
Kodak’s tiny M35 is basically a disposable camera that’s reusable with 35mm rolls of film of your choice. The charming shooter is a fun way to learn about analog photography and get some low-fi images, which you can treasure privately or scan and upload to the ‘gram for all the world to see later.
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To play The quarry will definitely make for some good (and exciting) date nights spent indoors. In Supermassive Games’ interactive slasher movie, you take turns playing teenage counselors, the kind inevitably tasked with overseeing a camp ravaged by supernatural occurrences. Just don’t get too upset if one of you has someone’s favorite character killed off.
Motorola Talkabout T482 radios
There’s just something endearing and personal about a one-on-one conversation over a walkie-talkie. They’re functional for everyday use at home or when you’re camping and hiking, of course, but there’s also a puberty vertigo involved when using them at home (or at your respective homes, if you’re close enough) with your significant other.
Ember Mug 2 (14-ounce)
Never let your favorite drink go cold, even if you only need a few drops. The Ember Mug 2 makes a great gift for any coffee or tea lover who tends to get distracted before finishing their cup, especially as it allows them to set the smart mug to the perfect drinking temperature and maintain that temperature for up to 80 hours. to cling. minutes.
Maison Balzac party glasses
With Maison Balzac glasses, you can celebrate with your loved one, even if it’s just the two of you. The chic glassware comes in all kinds of fun and striking shapes that are just as suitable for white wine as for cocktails. Needless to say, you and your partner may end up looking for every opportunity to knock them out with some bubbles.
The Sonos Roam is a great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that’s great for on-the-go and home use thanks to its seamless integration with the rest of the Sonos ecosystem. It also supports hands-free voice commands and has a waterproof design so you can take it to the beach or even make your own shower speaker.
Google Pixel Buds A Series
Despite their age, the Google Pixel Buds A-Series are a great pair of wireless earbuds with good microphones and great sound quality for the price. They work best with Android phones, but they can be used with just about any Bluetooth device and have enough passive noise cancellation to do a good job of isolating you from the outside world.
NASA mission patches
If your partner is fascinated with space, there are all sorts of sick NASA patches you can help collect, covering a range of historic missions and spacecraft. They’re great for embellishing a denim jacket, decorating a home office, or donning just about anything you’d like to make stand out with a miniature Hubble telescope.
Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf speaker
Ikea’s Symfonisk bookshelf speaker is the most affordable way to start building a WiFi-connected home speaker setup or add to an existing Sonos ecosystem. The small, versatile speakers sound great and fit almost anywhere and in any interior. You can also set them up for multi-room listening or even use them as surrounds for a Sonos soundbar.
Horrified is a cooperative tabletop game where you have to battle against the classic horror movie monsters, including Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, the Mummy and Frankenstein’s monster. It’s just as fun to play in pairs as it can take up to four players and the difficulty can be adjusted from beginner-friendly to grueling depending on how much you want it to test you.
Nanoleaf Mini Triangles (10 pieces)
There’s more to it than just lighting candles. Fortunately, the Nanoleaf Mini Triangles are wall-mountable lighting panels that can better accentuate your living space. You can set them to all kinds of fun – or even romantic – colors and patterns via an app, or sync them with your smart home system for convenient automations.
Vinyl Pros Record Display Set (eight-pack)
With a record display, you can turn the highlights of your vinyl collection into a showcase of sophisticated 12″ x 12″ wall art. Because nothing says “I love you” like allowing your partner to show their limited edition pressing of the Sonic Spinball soundtrack in your home.