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19 “Just Because” Gift Ideas

Show a loved one that you're thinking of them with one of these inexpensive "just because" gifts!

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Library Stamp

This elegant bookplate stamp from Paper Lux Stationery is one of the coolest “just because” gifts. It ensures the bibliophile in your life can lend their books out with peace of mind! The shop has you choose between one of their 45 designs and customize the size, ink method and name for a stamp that any aspiring librarian would love. Present it to your pal with one of these books for foodies.

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Sending Love From A Distance Valentines Day GiftVia PillarBoxGifts/Etsy.com

Self-Care Package

This all-in-one care package is just the ticket for your loved one that needs to wind down. The lavender eye pillow, aromatherapy roller, pillow spray and cozy socks will help them kick up their feet and relax. Here are some more spa-worthy gifts that are oh-so soothing.

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Trinidadian Blazin’ Mango Sauce

This mango, habanero and scorpion pepper hot sauce is so good, the recipient will want to put it on everything. But, we think it’d be best tossed on some crispy chicken wings for a Hot Ones-like challenge.

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Mama Necklace

This delicate necklace would look gorgeous on any mama’s neck! The light, gold chain can be worn on its own or layered with other necklaces for a boho look. Grace Personalized also offers pieces with zodiac sign charms, initials, names and even thumbprints if you’re not shopping for a mom. Check out these other gifts for mom that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Butter & Cheese HuggersVia Uncommongoods.com

Butter & Cheese Huggers

These ingenious silicone huggers are the best way to keep leftover cheese and butter fresh. This pack of five caps comes with a range of sizes to fit different cheese shapes and are dishwasher safe.

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Baggu Reusable BagVia Baggu.com

Baggu Reusable Bag

Baggu is where sustainability meets bright and bold design. While these bags are the shape of a standard plastic grocery bag, the standard size holds 2-3 times the weight, is made of recycled nylon and is machine washable. Here are 10 more ways to put a reusable bag to work.

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Black Marble Cheese BoardVia Crateandbarrel.com

Black Marble Cheese Board

This black marble cheese board will add a touch of luxury to the recipient’s charcuterie night, without breaking the bank. They can repurpose it as a serving platter for baked goods or appetizers, too. When gifting, show them our tips on how to build a cheese board like a pro.

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Homemade Candy

Homemade gifts are always appreciated. These peanut butter fudge cups come together in about 15 minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If your loved one isn’t a peanut butter person, we have plenty more homemade candy recipes for you to try.

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Floral JournalVia Papier.com

Floral Journal

If you have a writer in your life, this beautiful floral journal makes a perfect gift. The paper pages—choose between lined, dotted and blank—are great for jotting down their thoughts, to-do list and doodles. They can even use it to write their own recipes!

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Lowes Dishwasher Labor Day Salevia bouqs.com

Flower Delivery

It wouldn’t be a proper “just because” gift guide without some flowers! Choose from any of these beautiful bouquets from The Bouqs Co. Want to send flowers on repeat? Consider one of these flower subscriptions, which can also make lovely retirement gifts.

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Hug in a Box

Show that special someone just how much you care with this quirky “hug in a box.” Each order contains a mini sign personalized with your custom message.

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Meyer Lemon Quickbread MixVia Williams-sonoma.com

Quick Bread Mix

A warm slice of lemon quick bread will go a long way in showing appreciation to your pal. This mix takes all the heavy lifting out of making a fresh-from-the-oven treat. Simply add eggs, butter and milk—and enjoy!

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Lavender Heat PillowVia Uncommongoods.com

Lavender Heat Pillow

Relaxation is the name of the game when this lavender heat pillow shows up on your friend’s doorstep. It’s perfect for winding down after a long day.

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Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook

We’re not just tooting our own horn when we say our Farmhouse Favorites is a must-have cookbook. Stuffed with 250 wholesome breakfasts, dinners, desserts and more, this cookbook will become the recipient’s new go-to.

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Book Lovers Soy Candle Via Frostbeardstudio.com

Book Lovers’ Soy Candle

When it comes to little gifts, you can’t go wrong with a candle. These literary-themed candles from Frostbeard Studio are hand-poured with soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks for 40+ hours of burn time. Plus, they smell amazing!

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Honeycomb Plantervia jungalow.com

Plant & Honeycomb Planter

Greenery is always a good gift, and this planter duo is the complete package. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a low-maintenance plant, so there’s nothing to worry about if your giftee doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs. Check out these other easy-care houseplants that add a pop of color.

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Recipe Tea TowelVia zoeysattic/Etsy.com

Recipe Towel

Brighten up your loved one’s kitchen with this beautiful dish towel. It can be personalized with a beloved recipe! These tea towels would also make a great gift.

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Tea Forte Soleil Gift Setvia merchant

Tea Gift Set

This cheery yellow tea set is a delightful “just because” gift. It contains everything your loved one needs for a quality cuppa, including a cafe cup, tray and an assortment of teas.

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World Of Flowers A Coloring Book And Floral Adventure Via Amazon.com

Coloring Book

Who says coloring books are just for kids? This top-rated coloring book from Johanna Basford is full of whimsical flower designs that are sure to entertain the young, old and everyone in between. Next, take a look at these comforting gifts for friends going through a hard time.

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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.