11 Cheap Valentine's Day Gift Ideas That Only Look Expensive
Remember that time you swore you would never again shop for presents at the last minute? Right. Yet here we are, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, and you’re one conversation heart away from pink-induced panic. But never fear — we’ve rounded up the best gift ideas for every Valentine on your list, from the bearded outdoorsman to the film buff. The best part? Each of these covetable gifts is $25 and under. You’re welcome.
For the Foodie
What says Valentine’s Day better than chocolate and red wine? Though they require just four ingredients, these boozy truffles from Coordinately Yours will make you feel like a sexier Martha Stewart.
For the Romantic
Say it in silver — a hand-stamped spoon from For Such A Time Designs is bound to last longer than that box of drugstore chocolates.
Hand-Stamped Spoon, $18, For Such A Time Designs
For the Outdoorsman
So your Valentine isn’t the chocolates and sentimental spoons type. For the hardy outdoorsperson, you can’t go wrong with an engraved hunting knife.
Hunting Pocket Knife, $22.95, Frederick Engraving
For the Film Buff
Chances are, your auteur-turned-Valentine doesn’t need yet another DVD this year. Shake things up with a rare movie soundtrack on vinyl.
North by Northwest Soundtrack, $20, Movie Vinyl
For the Gentleman
Cufflinks often come with a hefty price tag, but these silver-plated beauties won’t break the bank — and they’re perfect for a dapper Valentine.
Vintage Bicycle Cufflinks, $22.50, Elegant Cuff
For the Bookworm
For the Girly Girl
These dainty middie rings are the perfect hand candy for the accessories-hound in your life.
Above Knuckle Ring Set, $8.50, LLIWireworks
For the Traveler
This is not your ordinary travel journal. Waterproof and flame-resistant, the Expedition notebook is a hardy traveling companion for your worldly Valentine.
Expedition Edition Notebook, $9.95, Field Notes
For the Techie
Sometimes, you worry that your techie spends more time in front of a screen than with you. The G-ZIP speaker is just the thing — it’s small but mighty and completely portable. In case, you know, you need to take the tunes to the bedroom.
G-ZIP, $20, Amazon
For the Musician
If music be the food of love…this hand-stamped guitar pick is your ticket to some V-Day romance.
Guitar Pick and Case, $25, woobiebeans
For the Wordsmith
Trying to encourage your Valentine to write you more love letters? This sweet stationery is sure to inspire.
Monogram Stationery, $16, Rifle Paper Co