The Best Birthday Gifts for Revealing Yourself to Your Crush
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Relationships can be tough — especially ones that haven't, er, officially started yet. You may be crushing on a special someone or at the beginning of a budding relationship and wondering: Will it work out? Are things getting serious? And even more anxiety-inducing... should I get them a holiday gift?
How you answer all of these pressing Qs is up to you and depends on each crush situation, of course. But if you do want to get your potential new person a present this year, look no further. We've curated the perfect guide to gifting for a crush, from pricier picks to things that just say "I'm thinking about you."
Orange Crush T-Shirt
With a card that says "You are my..."
Or if you're not that brave yet, maybe something a little vaguer, like, "I found a T-shirt with your name on it."
Actually Curious Card Bundle
Pick up a gift that you and your budding boo can use together to get to know each other on a new level. This card bundle includes two conversation-starting decks: The original explores questions of background, values, and views on important issues, and the happy hour edition features questions that explore dreams, ambitions, and cherished memories. A couple of rounds of this game and you'll be closer than ever.
Spoken Flames Favored Candle
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Speaking of scents, candles are always a great idea to give as gifts to those you care about. With aromas of ylang-ylang, jasmine, and geranium, your crush will associate you with these refreshing floral scents for its entire 55-hour burn time.
Mix Tape USB Flash Drive
Complete with a heart cut-out case so you can write down the names of all the mp3s you've pre-loaded onto this 1GB storage device for him or her.
Tip: Be sure to scan your system for viruses before making the data transfer and presenting your crush the flash drive. Don't want to be passing on digitally transmitted diseases before you even go on a first date.
Lovepop Pop-Up Card
Go the straightforward sweet 'n' thoughtful route, but add a unique twist with a bouquet of paper flowers - or a whole cherry blossom tree! - delivered to your crush when she opens a Lovepop pop-up card.
For ladies hoping to woo a boy crush, Lovepop also makes more masculine Star Wars and dinosaur pop-up cards.
The Sill Hoya Heart Duo
These adorable heart-shaped succulents come together as a pair. Give both to your crush or keep one for yourself — a modern, romantic spin on the classic broken heart friendship necklace.
NoelleRx Art Give Love Holiday Greeting Card
Gifting on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Give a one-of-a-kind card like this one with a special, heartfelt message inside — words can go a long way!
Bourbon Lip Balm
"I love the taste of bourbon on my lips - I bet I'd love the taste of it on yours even more."
And if your crush throws the tube of Bourbon Lip Balm back in your face? Well. Lube up your own lips and drown your sorrows in Woodford Reserve, Vitamin E, and cocoa butter.
Morse Code Bracelet
Your crush doesn't know how you feel? Spell it out for them. In 4 to 15 letters of morse code with one of these custom bracelet options. Up to you whether or not you include the key to help them decipher "I crush on you" or "Go out with me?"
Birthdate Co. Birthdate Book
The best part about this astrological gift is that you'll need your crush's birthday, birthplace, and birth time to get an accurate book made for them. And once you have that info, maybe you can check how compatible the stars think you are. Win-win!
The Five Minute Journal
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Research has shown that practicing gratitude is good for you and your health. This journal will help your crush do just that — and maybe they'll start feeling more grateful that you're in their life.
Peach and Pixie Rose Quartz Points
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Rose quartz is known as the "love stone," and is often said to open up peoples' hearts. Even if the recipient doesn't know this fun fact, this gift may just be in your favor (it also works as a cute piece of decor, too).
Just Between Us
Perhaps the two of you are friends and have shared a funny moment or have a common but weird interest that only the two of you seem to get. Give your crush a gift related to that moment. For example, if you and your crush have long conversations about the 1980s cartoons you grew up watching, make a gift of a collector's edition DVD of a show such as "Thundercats," "She -Ra" or "The Smurfs." If the two of you found yourselves bored to death at an outdoor symphony concert with a group of your friends, present that symphony's CD as a gag gift. The fact that the gift is personal can leave a lasting impression, says Our Everyday Life.
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