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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

  Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List Cookbooks, kitchen tools, and giftable treats for all the food people in your life.Still, nothing feels better than finding the perfect cooking gift for the home chef on your list. (Play your cards right and they might even invite you over for dinner.) And we here at Bon Appétit want to help. All year long, our editors work hard to find the best cooking gear, specialty ingredients, and tasty treats on the market, literally giving our stamp of approval to the ones we like best. And to make things even easier, we’ve gathered the goodies we couldn’t stop thinking about into a whole slate of deliciously curated gift guides.

In the game of Modern Dating, the passage between "seeing someone" and "dating someone" is rocky and ill-defined. It's possible that you'll live in situationship limbo for months — or that you'll get married at City Hall tomorrow. Maybe you'll move in together to offset inflation costs. Maybe you'll break up the very next day.

The point is: Right now, you'll hardly find folks adhering to traditional milestones on their romantic trajectories (you know, first you "go steady," then you get married, then you lose your virginity, buy a house, pop out three kids, and eventually die). Once you factor in the trappings of app dating, ethical non-monogamy, polycules, and so many of the other potential romantic possibilities available to us, it’s hard to discern which classic relationship stages still actually matter... and in what order they’re meant to occur.

10 Under-$30 Beauty Gifts From Target You’ll Want For Yourself

  10 Under-$30 Beauty Gifts From Target You’ll Want For Yourself You’re reading an On-Site Shopping story — meaning you can browse, add to cart, and actually purchase the product recommendations featured below without leaving Refinery29. To learn more about our new native checkout feature, click here. Gifting someone a beauty product is a sign of having a strong personal relationship with them: It shows you, at least somewhat, know their interests, their go-to color, what kind of smells they like — and even their skin care needs. But, since all this is very personal, picking out something that checks all the boxes can be a tricky endeavor.

Come holiday season, this can be unusually tricky territory. On the one hand, a sense of relationship ambiguity might be freeing... but on the other, how are you to know what feels "appropriate"? How do you know if you're overstepping? Understepping?! And if you don't go ahead and DTR right now, are you sentenced to spending your Thanksgiving wondering if they’re in their hometown sleeping with their marching band ex?

Well, we certainly can’t speak to the skeletons in your person’s (or almost-person’s) closet, but for what it’s worth, we can help you with the gifting conundrum. Ahead, we’ve pulled together the most low-stakes, high-brow gifts to give your partner-adjacent person while you’re still finding your footing as a "couple." They’re not gag gifts, but they’re not diamonds either. They’ll build intrigue without overpromising. And surely, they’ll help cement that third, fourth, fifth, twenty-seventh date.

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Coffee gifts for anyone who needs a daily cup of joe .
From espresso machines to specialty coffee beans, here are our favorite gift ideas for anyone who needs their daily cup of joe.One of the many things Select’s staff has in common is our love of coffee. We frequently compare notes about the best at-home brewing techniques and break up the work day by visiting our favorite cafe for a latte. So, as coffee lovers ourselves, we’re constantly shopping for coffee-related products. And if you know someone who takes their java seriously, you may be shopping for coffee-minded gifts, especially with the holiday season quickly approaching.

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