27 Cheesy Gifts to Get for Wife Appreciation Day


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Mother's Day and Valentine's Day clearly weren't enough for one calendar year. In honor of Wife Appreciation Day, Sept. 16 — we hope you knew it was coming — we offer a broad range of gift ideas, from the sentimental to the downright unexpected, to show your wife just how much you care.
'I Love You' Robe
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Price: $58 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Help your wife get her day off to a lovely start with the "I Love You" Terry Bathrobe from Linum Home Textiles — perfectly soft and ideal for the post-bath or shower time. The embroidery at the chest sends your loving message.

'Best Wife Ever' T-Shirt
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Price: $23 | Buy it from I Love Apparel
There's no denying the bold sentiment proclaimed by this T-shirt, which comes in women's fit and more than one color.

Heart-Shaped Pizza Pan
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Price: $20.79 | Buy it from A Best Kitchen
If your wife is known for her killer homemade pizza, add a playful note to the prep with the American MetalCraft Heart-Shaped Pizza Pan. You know she'll use it to whip up a pie that the whole family can enjoy — or if you really want to show your appreciation, perhaps you can whip one up — and it can also be used for cakes, brownies and more.

'Porn for Women'
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Price: $12.95 | Buy it from Goop
It's not what you think ... what might surprise you is the clever way that this satirical picture book featuring photos by Susan Anderson riffs on what women find sexy — from hot guys asking for directions to um, hot guys doing the vacuuming. Hey, maybe it will give you a few ideas!

A Bounty of Gourmet Chocolates
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Price: $99.75 | Buy it from See's Candy Shops
This one could be a tricky one — not the best choice for strict dieters — but if you have a chocolate-lovin' wife, the Gift of Elegance assortment from See's Candy Shops boasts some 4 pounds of indulgent choices designed to have her swooning.

A Poem You Wrote (With a Little Help)
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Price: $10 | Buy it from Barnes & Noble
Want to pen a few lines to your lover? Find inspiration and writing tips in "The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop" by Diane Lockward for advice. Just hide the e-book evidence, so she won't know you had a little help.

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Price: $60 | Buy it from 1-800-Flowers
Present your wife with the makings for a romantic picnic or evening by the fireplace with the Harry & David Gourmet Cheese Gift Crate, nibbles to eat as you whisper sweet nothings in her ear. Add wine and you're good to go on the way to celebrating a memorable Wife Appreciation Day indeed.

'What I Love About You By Me' Personalized Book
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Price: $10 | Buy it from Uncommon Goods
Talk about personalizing a gift. You can sit down and 'count the ways' your wife means something to you with "What I Love About 'X' by 'X'" — make it "What I Love About You by Me." Fill in things such as what you never get tired of her doing to other personal tidbits — and she'll save this made-just-for-her gift forever.

A (Mini) Eternal Rose
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Price: $39 | Buy it from Venus et Fleur
If you're not one for grand gestures — or your wife doesn't like a fuss — you can still give her the flower of love in a gesture that says a lot in very little space. Select the decidedly petite-yet-elegant Lé Mini Round option of the Eternity Rose — in one of nearly two dozen colors — and add a personalized greeting for the finishing touch.

Meaningful Pillow
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Price: $20 | Buy it from PCB Home
Make sure you mean it, as this throw pillow is not a throwaway decorative item. PCB Home's "I Love You More Than Football Sundays" pillow is designed-and-handcrafted in New Jersey, an artisan creation that packs a meaningful punch.

Best Wife Ever Candle
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Price: $30 | Buy it from The Little Market
When your wife sees the "Best Wife Ever" candle from Prosperity Candle, she'll be charmed. When she realizes it's a product offered by The Little Market, which is a nonprofit founded by women to empower women, she'll be further charmed by your thoughtfulness.

'We Go Together' Notecards
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Price: $11.24 | Buy it from Barnes & Noble
Do friends describe you and your wife as the perfect couple? A match as pleasing and peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs? Well, grab this retro-fun set of 10 pop-up notecards from Chronicle Books — and she just may be penning you a fun thank-you note in no time.

Funny Socks
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Price: $11 | Buy it from NRS World
Blue Q socks are known for their playful attitude — and the pair decorated with flowers proclaims, "You're not obsessive, You're compulsively awesome" shows you know (and appreciate) all your wife's little quirks. (For wives with a sense of humor, of course).

'Love' Blocks
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Price: $14 | Buy it from Oriental Trading Co.
Share your heartfelt sentiment by sneakily placing this set of blocks that spell out LOVE on her vanity table or the mantel in the family room. She'll certainly know you care.

'I Love My Wife' T-Shirt
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Price: $20 | Buy it from Awesome Threadz
This is a gift you kind of give yourself ... is that cheating? Well, come down to breakfast in this T-shirt and you can pretty much guarantee a smile (and perhaps a belly laugh) will be your reward.

Heart-Shaped Keychain
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Price: $14 | Buy it from Victoria's Secret
Bet your wife thinks of you when she's handling carpool duties. Take the edge off with the new Heart Tassel Keychain from Victoria's Secret, a pretty-in-pink accessory that will keep her keys easy to find.

'Woman on a Mission' Tote Bag
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Price: $28 | Buy it from FeedProjects.com
Show your wife you support her — in whatever she does. The Woman On A Mission tote from FEED is a reusable canvas tote can take her to the grocery, gym, beach, and more. The bonus? Each purchase provides 10 school meals to children around the world.

Box of Love
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Price: $25 | Buy it from Rosanna
But I bought you an entire box of love! That's what you'll be able to say that when you present your wife with the sweet Box of Love trinket box from All You Need Is Love collection from Rosanna. Open the lid to reveal a gold-colored heart for an extra message.

Love Charm Bangle
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Price: $28 | Buy it from Alex and Ani
The Alex and Ani bangles are traditionally stacked in multiples — but this silver one, with a simple love charm, will stand out from the pack, especially since it's from you.

Heart Dish
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Price: $20 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Orrefors' Small Heart Dish is a crystal-clear way to show you care, an artful take on the classic symbol of love. She can add romance to her desk at work or home office, and fill the dish with anything from paper clips to candies, thinking of you the whole while.

Inspirational Sign
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Price: $8 | Buy it from Cracker Barrel
You may not always say it — so this sign from Cracker Barrel can do the talking for you. "You are my sun and my moon" is the sentiment conveyed by this disarmingly simple box sign.

Love's Fool
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Price: $31 | Buy it from Christmas Traditions
If you've been a fool for love — and who hasn't, doing any and everything for their beloved — let her know with Lori Mitchell's country-inspired Love's Fool resin, paper, and metal sculpture. Next time she calls you a fool ... this may just break the tension.

Lovebirds Ceramic Mug
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Price: $12.95 | Buy it from Hallmark
Together forever... celebrate with the Lovebirds ceramic mug (yes, you should probably buy two) where the pair share a special moment beneath the "love wins" slogan.

Message in a Bottle
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Price: from $40 | Buy it from MessageInABottle.com
Create a keepsake message through the Message In A Bottle website by using your own words or work from the sample prompts. Your wife will be, undoubtedly, surprised both that something like this exists – and that you found it for her.

Home Manicure Set
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Price: $50 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
If your wife is stressed from her job, the laundry and driving the kids everywhere — sound familiar? — and can't fit in a manicure, bring her this at-home kit, a 12-piece nail system that can have her digits looking sharp in no time.

Lipstick-Shaped Portable Charger
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Price: $39 | Buy it from Revolve
It might be practical, but it's far from routine. The white-marble acrylic portable device charger from Richmond & Finch includes a compact charger, iPhone/lightning cable and more — all in a stylized lipstick tube design. Très féminin.

Portable DVD Player
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Price: $80 | Buy it from Best Buy
So your wife has all her favorite movies on DVD but never settles in to watch them? Grab the Insignia 10-inch Portable DVD Player with swivel screen and she can settle into the backyard for a quiet escape cueing up "Love Story" one more time.

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