We should always let the people we love know how important they are to us, but Valentine’s Day is a pivotal time to show them just how special they are. This may include a romantic dinner date or a flower delivery or even a silly card.
Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be cheesy, sentimental or even traditional, and you most certainly don’t have to send them a dozen red roses (especially if they aren’t into roses). But if you are on a budget, Valentine’s Day gifts do have to be affordable.
Luckily, a gift doesn’t have to be expensive or bust your budget in order to be special and meaningful. It just needs to be something from your heart to theirs, that reflects what you know they will love. It can be romantic or it can just be something fun or useful. Perhaps give them the gift of a more restful night’s sleep via a silk eye mask or set the mood with an intoxicating new scent to add to their private space.
Here are some unique – and surprisingly affordable – Valentine’s Day gifts to buy this year for the special someone.
Saatva Mulberry Silk Eye Mask
What Is It: This is a super luxe eye mask made from 100% pure mulberry silk. Eye masks help to block out light that can disrupt sleep but also protect the sensitive eye area and keep the skin in that area feeling and looking its best.
Why They’ll Love It: It looks and feels very fancy, and comes in luxe shades like sand and slate (which feel rather Champagne and chocolate-like!), but it’ll also help them sleep better and feel rested and relaxed the next day. That’s a gift anyone would love!
The Harmonist Hypnotizing Fire Candle
What Is It: Candles are already pretty romantic, but this one has notes of Madagascan vanilla, Benzoin, Bulgarian rose, Indonesian patchouli and pimento berries for a scent that is fiery and sexy.
Why They’ll Love it: The scent will set the mood and add a warming glow wherever the candle is placed, but it’ll also make them feel their spirits revived and restored. It’s the perfect way to show love during a long and cold winter.
Cost: $98 at TheHarmonist.com
Bridgewater Chocolate Chocolate Covered Cherry Hearts
What Is It: These delectable chocolate hearts have a sweet surprise inside. Within the hearts are soaked Amarena cherries, imported from Italy.
Why They’ll Love It: This is not your basic box of candy. Each piece of chocolate is popping with layers of flavor, from the dark chocolate heart to the base of milk chocolate, to the cherry within. It has layers, just like your love.
RPZL Bow Headband
What Is It: These elegant silk bows are a perfect hair accessory for everything from happy hour to date night.
Why They’ll Love It: We’re all looking for that one accessory that instantly takes us from day to night and ready for where the evening takes us. This could be that accessory for your Valentine.
Cost: $40 at Amazon.com
Abbott Lyon Heart Photo Locket Sphere Necklace
What Is It: An incredible keepsake, this 18k gold plated brass and clear cubic zirconia photo locket includes space for two photos.
Why They’ll Love It: Whether photos of important moments of your relationship are placed inside, or perhaps family photos, this will be a gift they treasure forever.
Cost: $95 at AbbottLyon.com
Ten Thousand Villages Kisii Heart Dish
What Is It: A heart is an undeniable symbol of Valentine’s Day, but this dish is also just so cute and useful. It’s made of “kisii” stone, which is quite the adorable tie-in for a romantic holiday and can be used for jewelry, loose change or even their favorite chocolate candies.
Why They’ll Love It: It’s a sweet gift with tons of meaning and purpose, and it’ll also fit into any room in the house. What’s not to love?
Naot Calm Slippers in Pink
What Is It: These comfy slippers are lined in super soft fleece with a mattress foam padding insole, making them not only toasty but very comforting after a long day.
Why They’ll Love It: Every time they enjoy a quiet evening at home – with you or on their own – they’ll be warm and cozy, thanks to you.
Cost: $75 at Naot.com
Cabeau Evolution S3 Neck Pillow in Cardinal
What Is It: This memory foam travel neck pillow has seat straps and a carrying case, and will keep them comfortable wherever their travels take them.
Why They’ll Love It: Whether they have wanderlust or just travel for work, a quality neck pillow is something they may not necessarily think to buy for themselves – but it’s sure to make their travels a lot more comfortable.
Cost: $40 at Cabeau.com
Levenger Emily Dickinson Notebooks (Set of 2)
What Is It: These notebooks were created in partnership with the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts and inspired by the work of legendary poet herself.
Why They’ll Love It: If she’s a writer or just wants a place to jot her thoughts, she’ll love these notebooks. This would be an especially beautiful gift to a feminist, an Emily Dickinson fan or anyone who appreciates the beauty of the handwritten word.
Cost: $34.50 at Levenger.com
Calm Club Big Night In Kit
What Is It: This box contains everything they need for a relaxing night in, from a scented candle to warm socks, a sleep mask, a coffee mug and even a puzzle.
Why They’ll Love It: Everyone needs some rest and relaxation time – this set includes all the tools they need to make it possible.
Cost: $70 at PaperSource.com
Nathan & Co Inspirational Word Soap
What Is It: This is a fragrant soap made of melon and goat’s milk. Each time a soap candy is unwrapped, it reveals an inspirational message.
Why They’ll Love It: We all need some support, and a reminder of how we are loved. This will remind them every time they wash their hands.
I Love You More Than Coffee Tea Towel
What Is It: This cotton tea towel adds personality to decor all while being useful for kitchen tasks. It is adorned with hearts and a sweet message that only a caffeine addict can truly appreciate.
Why They’ll Love It: We may need our morning latte to get through the day, but that need doesn’t come close to our need for each other.
Cost: $13 at Maurices.com
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