36 inexpensive gifts for Valentine’s Day

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I’m going to let you in on a little Valentine’s Day secret: you can go the cheap route without offering the gummy chocolates and dollar store teddy bear that have haunted this holiday for decades.

As this list will shortly prove, it’s possible to call your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/booty a thoughtful, romantic gift they’ll *actually* love without parting with more than $25. The price may be low, but I guarantee these gift ideas will have a major impact.

love card

Impression where it all began
Ocanvasy where it all began print

You’ve been dying to up his decorating game. Do it with a personalized print of the first place you met, your first date, and more. He will cherish this forever.

Sporty micro bag

Ripstop paracord shoulder bag
Lululemon Ripstop Paracord Shoulder Bag

Now 24% off

Some important news: there is a ground items on the Lululemon website that cost less than $25. Do with this information what you want.

Scratch the night of the date

100 things to do scratch off poster
100 things to do scratch off poster

If you’ve spent the last two weeks trying to decide what to do for Valentine’s Day, but still have no idea, choose this two-in-one poster that is both a cute gift and full of ready-to-use date ideas.

Kissable lip masks

Moisturizing Lip Gel Set
Patchology Moisturizing Lip Gel Set

Prep bae’s pout for a long night of PDA with ultra-hydrating lip jellies.

couple candle

Personalized Photo Candle
IconicaDesign Custom Photo Candle

Never underestimate the power of a good candle.

luxury jewelry box

travel jewelry case
KElofoN travel jewelry case

This velvet lined jewelry box is so soft (even more so if it comes with a necklace inside).

Anti-fog spray for glasses

Anti-fog spray

Preventing face mask fogging may not seem like a warm gift, but trust me, your beloved glasses wearer will kiss you when they open it. (And, yes, it really works.)

birthday keychain

Personalized Birthday Penny Keyring
ChangeandCharms Personalized Birthday Penny Keyring

No matter how long you’ve been dating, this little moose is the perfect blend of sweetness and discretion.

Chic shoulder bag

Lexi underarm bag
Lexi Cotton Underarm Bag

This $25 bag could easily were pulled straight from Bella Hadid’s closet.

Peak Pillow

personalized pillow

Picture frame: tired. Photo cushion: wired.

Nice little studs

Marzipan Rose Earrings
Pink Marzipan Catbird Earrings

Here’s the thing: you don’t have to buy diamonds to nail the Valentine’s Day jewelry set. These delicate flowers will do the exact same thing.

A hot romance

Bridgertons: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn Bridgertons: The Duke and I

Yes, it’s the book that inspired your latest Netflix obsession. It has all the drama of the hit show, with even After sexy scenes. Need I say more?

Candy Set

Snazzy Sours, set of 3
Candy Club Snazzy Sours, 3 Pack

There’s a reason sweets and roses are considered obligatory V Day gifts: they’re universally appreciated. This candy set is a bit more creative than a box of drugstore chocolate.

date night memory book

Ticket stub journal

Create memories and keep them forever with a DIY scrapbook that will hold ticket stubs from your favorite concerts, movies, and Broadway plays. (Bonus points if you gift the book with a set of new tickets.)

Image not lame

Custom Wooden Portrait
Austere Custom Wooden Portrait

Now 40% off

I’m so sorry to tell you this, but your boo thang doesn’t want a framed picture of the two of you. Full stop. This cool wooden portrait gives the same feeling, but feels so much more thoughtful.

Puffy slippers

Cloud print slippers in blue
Monki Cloud Print Slippers in Blue

There’s something about a pair of soft slippers that just screams “comfy day in bed.” I can’t imagine anything more romantic.

Personalized keychain

Custom leather keychain
DaniqueTrends Personalized Leather Keychain

Even the person who says “gets me nothing” will appreciate this super lowkey (but still really thoughtful and romantic) the Valentine’s Day gift.

Seasoning goes with everything

All Bagel Seasoning
All About Everything Bagel Seasoning

They’re the bagel to your cream cheese, so treat your S/O to this flavorful seasoning that will make every meal magical. Trust me, food is the most romantic thing you can give someone.

An elegant accessory

Wallet Charlie

A trendy credit card holder will boost your boy swag in two seconds flat.

A unique bouquet

Pink teddy bear 25 cm
ookicraft Pink Teddy Bear 25cm

Guarantee Kylie Jenner gets something similar for V Day this year (and I can guarantee it won’t be less than $20, too).

A set of crystal

Mini Zodiac Stones Collection
Shoppe Collection Geo Zodiac Mini Stone

If your partner loves crystals, he’ll love this – if he doesn’t, he’ll wonder why you bought him a rock. High risk, high reward!

Billie Eilish Merch

Billie Eilish™ Silicone Earphone Case
Billie Eilish™ Silicone Earphone Case

It’s not Billie tickets, but it’s still pretty good for just $15.

DIY face mask kit

Face mask set

This handy kit offers a do-it-yourself skin treatment that you can all enjoy together.

Mega-Fan Board Game

Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game
Pressman Toys Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game

Now 31% off

This Potterhead choice is a gift and a fun date all in one.

A nice strap

Zoee beaded charm bracelet
Zoee beaded charm bracelet

I’m still in shock that this charm bracelet is less than $10.

Luxurious sleep mask

Getaway Eye Mask

Provide a good night’s sleep (we all need that).

This card

Did you fart Candy Heart Valentines Day Card
NineTwoDesign Did U Fart Candy Heart Valentine’s Day Card

Why does this exist? Why did I include it in this article? And why is it so funny? All the questions I don’t have answers to.

Zodiac Necklace

Zodiac Coin Charm Necklace
GOLDCHIC JEWELRY Zodiac Coin Charm Necklace

Give your favorite Leo (or Cancer, or Capricorn, or Gemini) a little sparkle for the holidays.

portable charging bank

Patterned Portable Power Bank
Urban Outfitters Patterned Portable Power Bank

Now 20% off

There is no phrase more romantic than “your phone is fully charged”.

Everything about Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion Candle
Littlebeautyroom Megan Thee Stallion Candle

For anyone looking to have a Hot Girl Valentine.

Gorgeous phone case

I Heart Tie Dye iPhone Case
5.0 31 Reviews I Heart Tie Dye iPhone Case

This phone case is basically a piece of art, so if it also keeps my phone from cracking, I’d shell out a lot of money for it. Fortunately, it’s only $20!

Pop Culture Puzzle

Puzzle Friends 1000 pieces

Cute puzzle: $20. One hour of partner link time: priceless.

A little ray

Aziza the Ray 16
Squishmallows Aziza the Stingray 16

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a stuffed animal for V Day, but I have to admit, this one is pretty cute.

messages in a bottle

Capsule letters in a bottle
AdesignstoreShop Capsule Letters in a Bottle

Hide a sincere, handwritten note of love inside each of these little luminous capsules, to be opened during periods of distance.

Hilarious and sweet card

Stud Muffin Love Card
Paper Source Stud Muffin Love Card

Yup, you got yourself one hell of a muffin stud.

Personalized candies

Customizable M&M'S heart-shaped candy box
M&M’s Customizable heart-shaped candy box M&M’S

I said no chocolates played. I did not say anything on fondant M&Ms covered in personalized messages and photos.

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