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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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. Also, be sure to check out this hand-stamped aluminum bookmark that makes for a perfect personalized teacher gift!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.