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16 “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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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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Library Stampvia PaperLuxStationery/etsy.com

Library Stamp

This elegant bookplate stamp from Paper Lux Stationery enures 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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Cointreau Original Margarita Cocktail Shot Final Scaled 800x1200via cocktailcourier.com

Margarita Cocktail Kit

What’s better than having a Cointreau margarita kit delivered right to your door? Pretty much nothing! Cocktail Courier paired up with Cointreau to put together this kit complete with everything you need to make a margarita, plus a candle, glasses, towel, tote and more. Or send them one of these home bartender gifts.

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Flower Deliveryvia bouqs.com

Flower Delivery

It wouldn’t be a proper “just because” gift guide without some flowers! This beautiful bouquet from The Bouqs Co was designed by Los Angeles-based Bloom & Plume and is a mix of roses, craspedia, campanula and greenery. Want to send flowers on repeat? Consider one of these flower subscriptions.

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Trinidadian Blazin Mango Saucevia TriniTreatsLLC/etsy.com

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 Script Necklacevia GracePersonalized/etsy.com

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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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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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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Bookstore Soy Candlevia 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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just because gifts Hayes Black Marble Board 1via 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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Butter Cheese Huggersvia uncommongoods.com

Butter & Cheese Huggers

Speaking of cheese, 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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Isla Fabric Wrapped Journalvia jungalow.com

Wrapped Journal

If you have a writer in your life, this beautiful fabric-wrapped journal makes a perfect gift. The unlined, recycled paper pages 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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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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Bright Limelight Studio Kitten Picnic Dish Towelvia anthropologie.com

Kitchen Towel

Brighten up your loved one’s kitchen with this adorable picnic and kitty-printed dish towel. And since it’s machine washable, they can take it out on an actual picnic without fear of grass or food stains. These tea towels would also make a great gift.

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Social Distancing Self Care Package For Friendvia 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 essential oil roller, soap, pillow spray and eye pillow are all scented with calming lavender, so they can kick up their feet and relax. Here are some more spa-worthy gifts that are oh-so soothing.

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World Of Flowers gifts for friendsvia 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 an Associate Digital 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.

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