The Perfect Low-Key Gifts to Give Your Crush This Holiday

To gift or not to gift? That is the question!

Preparing a holiday surprise for your crush can be the most stressful thing you do this season. You want to let them know you care while still playing it cool. To do this, you need to find a gift that will let them know how you feel, but at the same time, won't be taken too seriously (like, steer clear from colognes, clothing and gift cards).

It's a hard balance to strike and a very thin line to walk when choosing what to buy. Stress no more! We've rounded up the most perfect low key gifts that will let you act cool and keep them thinking about you all break.

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Grow Your Own Salsa Kit: $12

Have you and your crush bonded over tacos? Do you both have a deep love for Mexican food? This quirky gift is as useful as it is cute. This egg carton is filled with seeds to grow a mini salsa garden. Instructions are super easy to follow and with the time it takes for the final product to come to fruition, it will give you something to ask your crush about for weeks to come. Who knows, they might even come to you for some plant-growing lessons!

Grow your own salsa kit

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Funny Book: $8.50

If you and your crush share a class and constantly commiserate about how hard tests can be, then this hilarious book is the perfect gift. It features the best answers to failed tests and is sure to keep you guys talking about its pages for many days to come. F in Exams shows that you have a sense of humor and that you would be a funny date. This gift clocks in at $8.50 and can fit perfectly in his locker.

F In Exams book

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Magic 8 Ball: $30.16

Magic 8 Balls have been around since probably before your parents! This popular fortune telling and advice gift was invented in the '50s. A Magic 8 Ball lets your crush know that you live in the moment and that dating you would be one spontaneous outing after another. This gift can even help you two decide where your next date should be, just go ahead and ask it!

Magic Eight Ball

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Solar Einstein: $17.29

If your crush is a science buff or a thinker, you will get extra credit for this gag gift. This solar-powered Einstein is inscribed with E=MC Squared and is a perfect addition to your crush's dashboard or bookshelf. This is a funny present that shows you don't take yourself too seriously. Best of all, it's powered by the sun, so no re-buying of batteries is ever needed.

Solar Einstein

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Moleskine Notebook: $9.99

Legendary thinkers like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway were said to own Moleskine notebooks. If your crush is a shoo-in for the "Most Likely to Succeed" superlative, this is the gift to choose. The versatile pages will allow for doodling or writing and will fit in their every single thought. This is the type of notepad that will be treasured and looked back on for years to come. To make it extra personal, feel free to write an inscription on the first page. These types of notebooks come in a variety of colors and will only set you back about 10 bucks!

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Now that you've found the perfect gift for your crush, don't forget to swoop something up for your bestie with one of THESE gift ideas under $25!