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Valentine's Day gifts for when it's complicated

Shop Valentine's Day gifts for anyone you may be sleeping/breaking up/in love with... we get it, it's complicated

Photograph: Courtesy Uncommon Goods

Not quite in a relationship and not quite sing6e? We understand. You've met someone and just when you're still getting used to writing 2016 as the year, all of a sudden it's Valentine's Day. What do you do when you just want to be friends? Or when you want a lot more? Or if you just met and have no idea where it's going? Instead of heading to the best lingerie stores (too intimate), sex shops (too soon) or chocolate shops (too predictable), choose one of these Valentine's Day gifts for that "it's complicated" person in your life.

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Valentine's Day gifts for complicated relationships

You just want to be friends with him

You just want to be friends with him

Months Toothbrush Set, $16, at izola.com

Because you want him to think of you as his mother and nothing more. (Just make sure to reiterate that it’s not an extra set for your house—yikes.)

 

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You just want to be friends with her

You just want to be friends with her

Retrospective Group’s More Issues Than Vogue Mug, $16, at avawilde.com

This in-your-face mug will give her no reason to read between the lines.

 

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You know he’s the one after two dates

You know he’s the one after two dates

Emergency Bowtie, $8.75, at spitfiregirl.com

Not to be too forward, but let’s just say you may need this on your weekend getaway to Vegas next month.

 

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You know she’s the one after two dates

You know she’s the one after two dates

Tinker watch, $150, at tinkerwatches.com

Build a watch together, build a life together.

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He’s your hook-up buddy

He’s your hook-up buddy

Happy Socks Combo Box Triangle Boxer Brief, $22.40, at happysocks.com

Lingerie for men, anyone? And of course, that’s why they call them business socks!

 

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She’s your hook-up buddy

She’s your hook-up buddy

Afterglow Special Edition in Cocoa Fig, $32, at jimmyjane.com

This candle melts into massage oil that you can use when the flame is blown out. Just a bit less forward than a sex toy.

 

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You just met him on Tinder last week

You just met him on Tinder last week

Bad Boy Bag, $15, at spitfiregirl.com

Honestly, you just met. You might not know his sign yet, but you can definitely assume he'll crack up at a Whoopee cushion or be easily amused with a mini watergun. And if not—swipe left.

You just met her on Tinder last week

You just met her on Tinder last week

Selfie Click Stick, $20, at urbanoutfitters.com

You fell in love with her #selfies before anything else, so why not encourage more of those duck-faced posts as your relationship grows?

 

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You definitely want to be more than friends with him

You definitely want to be more than friends with him

Clare Vivier toiletry case, $99, at clarevivier.com

The perfect dopp kit bag for him to start using when he sleeps over... which you really hope he does, soon.

You definitely want to be more than friends with her

You definitely want to be more than friends with her

Love Letter Kit, $16, at fifthfloorgallery.com

Show her you love her—without doing any of the writing yourself—with the encouragment of sweet love notes via this pocket-sized kit.

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It’s too soon to tell about him

It’s too soon to tell about him

Homemade Gin Kit, $20-$50, at uncommongoods.com

Infuse some gin, make some cocktails and see what happens.

 

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It’s too soon to tell about her

It’s too soon to tell about her

You Cook, I’ll Clean Dishtowels, $42, at etsy.com

See if she asks, “Your place or mine?”

 

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1 comments
kate w

Such a great gift guide! I was laughing out loud at my desk... and I figured out what to get for my not-so-significant other.