Many people complain that Valentine’s Day was invented just to get people to spend tons of money on overpriced flowers that will die in days or extravagant chocolates that will be gobbled up in minutes. And while we’re not here to change the tides on the cynicism surrounding the holidays, we’re here with plenty of great inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas that speak to the thoughtful romance of Valentine’s Day without emptying your mind. wallet.
We’ve picked out the best inexpensive Valentine’s Day gifts for those on a budget or just want to be more careful with their spending. Almost all of these crowd-pleasing Valentine’s Day gifts are under $50, so you can give your loved one a nice gift without blowing your budget.
Less than $25
Savannah Bee Company Bee the Balm Gift Set
Let’s face it: if you have a loved one, Valentine’s Day can mean romance. What better way to encourage passionate kisses than by softening, smoothing and nourishing lips with the absolute best lip balm.
Savannah Bee Company’s Bee Balm Gift Set is a fun, seductive, and delicious premium lip balm. The gift set makes an inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift but captures the holiday spirit and lasts forever, making it a fabulous value. The lip balm set includes seven Savannah Bee Company beeswax and propolis lip balms: Tupelo Honey, Mint Julep, Earl Grey, Wild Blackberry, Key Lime, Sweet Tea and Peach. They all smell and taste delicious and make your lips look so kissable. The lip balms are packaged in a cute zipper pouch.
Bombas Merino Wool Running Socks
Give the gift of comfortable feet whether your favorite race is running, biking, working, or just lounging around the house. Bombas is a brand with a mission. They donate a pair of socks to someone in need for every pair of socks purchased, so you can feel as good giving them as your Valentine will feel wearing them. The socks are wonderfully comfortable, with a seamless toe, Y-stitched heel and blister tongue. Absorbent fabrics keep your feet cool and dry and minimize sweat, chafing and hot spots. The bombas are far from being “boring socks”, because they are attractive and come in various cute colors and patterns. Finally, the Merino Wool Running Socks incorporate zoned cushioning and ventilation for optimal performance and comfort.
Less than $50
Best Bubs Bath Bomb Trio
Self-care is all the rage these days, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to remind loved ones and friends that they deserve a relaxing, indulgent bath. For a truly high and indulgent soak, we recommend gifting the Best Bubs Bath Bomb Trio. Each of the three bath bombs are beautiful and well packaged. Dropping one into a bath transforms a comfortable, private soaking tub into a luxurious spa-like experience.
The Best Bubs Bath Bomb Trio contains three unique and extravagant bath bombs. Splish Splash is a moisturizing, vitamin-rich blend of Shea Butter, Cedarwood, Amyris and Ho Wood. Moontime is a soothing blend of Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Coconut, Salts of Epsom and jojoba. Finally, Rubber Ducky is an invigorating, antioxidant-rich blend of buttery mango, orange, grapefruit, peppermint, and bergamot. These are sophisticated bath bombs that make a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift for anyone on a budget.
BruMate Toddy Insulated Coffee Mug
As Valentine’s Day falls on February 14, it is often quite chilly. Therefore, purchasing a warm gift can be an ideal way to give your loved one a thoughtful way to feel warm and comfortable during the winter season. Almost everyone loves some form of coffee or tea to start the day, but most travel mugs leak or fail to keep your favorite hot beverage hot enough for long enough. The BrüMate Toddy is the world’s first 100% leak-proof insulated mug with a handle. It’s super easy and convenient to drink on the go, and exclusive BevLock technology ensures no drips will leak out and damage your clothes, bag, car seat or more. It also keeps cold drinks cool, so they can be enjoyed year-round or by iced coffee die-hards.
Plants.com Potted Roses
If you’re on a budget, chances are you think fresh flowers are a waste of money. After all, most Valentine’s Day bouquets only last a week or two, and then the flowers have to be thrown away. However, if you opt for a potted plant, you can provide Valentine’s Day flowers that last for years.
We love Plants.com potted roses. Costing only $30-50 depending on the size and accessories you select (like a candle), this is arguably one of the more affordable Valentine’s Day rose options. With a potted plant, your loved one can enjoy those romantic blooms, and you can feel better about the longevity of your purchase.
LovePop Red Rose Love Delivery Truck Set
Some of the most memorable gifts are those that are personalized and sentimental. A simple card and note of love can be the most thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift and inexpensive solution. If you want to elevate your Valentine’s Day card, you can’t beat LovePop’s selection of Valentine’s Day pop-up cards.
We love the Red Rose Love delivery truck set. You get a pop-up card with a red truck overflowing with hearts where you can hand-write a romantic and heartfelt message to your loved one or pay extra to have your personalized message printed on the card before delivery. The Red Rose Bouquet card is a perfect centerpiece and can replace expensive flowers. Valentine’s Day cards are extremely well made and make a statement that your special someone is sure to remember for years to come.
$34 from LovePop
Who doesn’t love receiving a thoughtful and personalized gift for Valentine’s Day? It makes you feel appreciated and loved, even more than a basic gift like flowers or jewelry. LoveCube: 21st Century Love Letter is a personalized love letter consisting of 60 small notes, messages and images in a keepsake box.
Shoppers can go online before ordering and answer questions about the recipient to help arrange a personalized LoveCube for their loved one. The cards are beautifully packaged and make a sentimental, unique and inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift for anyone on a budget. Although normally $59, the LoveCube is on sale for $48 with free shipping before Valentine’s Day.
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Boxer BN3TH A Dozen Roses
While women’s lingerie may dominate the Valentine’s Day underwear gift market, that doesn’t mean men should be left out of the seductive and playful Valentine’s Day gift. If there’s a special man on your list – or even just for yourself – consider the BN3TH A Dozen Roses Boxer Briefs. At just $30, these luxurious boxers will make you feel like you’ve spent at least double.
The BN3TH A Dozen Roses Boxer Briefs are made from sustainably sourced ultra-soft, breathable and lightweight Tencel™ Modal fabric that is nearly unmatched in its comfort. The boxer also features MyPakage Pouch technology, providing the ultimate in support and comfort. Flatlock seams prevent chafing and chafing and the wide size range (XXS-XXL) lets you find the perfect fit.
Seattle Chocolate Jcoco Prism Gift Box
Chocolates are certainly a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but they can be pricey and frankly a little disappointing when compared to their appearance. You can put those two fears aside with the Seattle Chocolate jcoco Prism gift box. This affordable chocolate gift box tastes as delicious, vibrant and new as it looks. We love how the Prism Chocolate gift box captures the three elements that define jcoco: transcendent flavors, colorful design, and a commitment to ending hunger. A portion of every purchase is dedicated to ending hunger in the United States, and the brand is committed to having a positive global impact.
Prism Chocolate Gift Set contains 10 decadent one ounce bars of unique premium chocolate flavors including Baharat Spice in 61% Dark Chocolate, Single Varietal, Contamana Cacao in 85% Dark Chocolate, Black Fig Pistachio in 72% dark chocolate, Orange Blossom. Espresso in dark chocolate 61%, Peruvian Dark with Nibs in dark chocolate 72%, Cayenne Veracruz Orange in white chocolate 30%, Crisp Quinoa Sesame in milk chocolate 47%, Edamame Sea Salt in milk chocolate 47%, Himalayan Salt + Toffee in 47% milk chocolate, and Mango Plantain in 47% milk chocolate. We love the super dark Contamana Cacao bar, which has hints of strawberries and plums. Baharat Spice Bar infuses dark chocolate with spices such as cumin, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Each chocolate bar is pleasing to the palate and deliciously delicious.
$35 Seattle Chocolate
Less than $100
Sanuk Cozy Vibe Slippers
Valentine’s Day falls in the dead of winter, so a cozy and warm gift is the perfect way to show your loved one that you care. The Sanuk Cozy Vibe slippers are eco-friendly slippers designed for indoor/outdoor use and make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift if your budget is a little higher. Lined with a buttery soft wool blend for ultimate comfort and warmth, these backless slippers will make cozy nights of snuggling up and watching movies as comfortable as they are relaxing.
Sanuk Cozy Vibe slippers are also made with eco-friendly materials like recycled hemp and sustainable sugar cane. They come in both men’s and women’s styles and are a perfect way to comfort that special someone (or yourself!) night after night.