A Valentines Gift Guide for Lazy People

Shopping for other people is hard. Getting out of bed, putting on pants, trekking to the mall; it all takes a whole lot of effort. There are so many products out there but none of them really say what you want to say. The key to a good gift is that it speaks to your relationship with the person, but still falls within your budget. It’s not too late to find the perfect gift so you don’t have to wind up with a lame gift card. Online shopping, which requires a laptop and almost no movement, is the way to go this year. Here’s a list of my go-to websites for gift-giving.

For the artist:



This online store reflects the aesthetic created by the Museum of Modern Art itself. While a bit pricey, they sell creative products that are both practical and visually appealing. It’s great for that person who is just a tab snobbish.


Yoko Ono: Mended Cup, $40

For the kid at heart:  



I am a sucker for gifts that are adorable but probably useless. Thus, this website has a lot of products that really appeal to me, despite their questionable practicality in anyone’s life. Fab is sleek, modern, and places gifts into very careful categories so that you can easily find what you’re looking for.


Clocky Rolling Clock Aqua, $39.99

For the photographer:



This website allows you to turn your (or the gift receiver’s) Instagram pictures into creative prints, photobooks, magnets, posters, and more. Make good use of all those pictures you took of your friends when you were drunk. This is great for that person who likes a personal, DIY touch in their presents.


Photostrips, Set of 9 for $10

For the foodie:



If you are looking to splurge on a super cool and personal gift, this is the way to do it. This website combines food and music into a subscription box. Each month, the receiver will get a vinyl, a mixtape, fresh ingredients, and recipes- all blended to work with each other. The website also features other food-centered gifts that are imaginative but concrete.

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Coffee + Vinyl Pairings Subscription (Recurring), $25.00 per month

For the pop culture junkie:



This site is hub for artists to sell their work, through tee-shirts, mugs, posters, and phone cases. When looking for gifts, I search by their favorite TV shows, movies, and musical artists to find a product that will speak to their individual tastes.


Hotline Trump Tee Shirt, $29.50

Elena Tinschert is a freshman at Sarah Lawrence College. She has a passion for fashion but is also broke so she is always on the hunt for the best deal. She currently has no idea what she wants to do with her life so she is studying a vast variety of subjects while trying to get her life together

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