The Budgeter's Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

The Budgeter's Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Hi friends! I’ve got Valentine’s Day on my mind. What to do? What to wear? What to give?

When you think about your honey, you may want to give him or her the moon and stars. Those may be hard to reach, however, and more earthly things have to substitute.

Here’s a guide to some of the best budget-friendly gifts to help you pick that perfect gift for your special someone. Some items are romantic, while others are more practical or fun. (Note that there are more suggestions below than items pictured in the image above.)

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Gifts Under $50


1 | Coupon book

This is my go-to when I can't think of a physical gift for someone. What are some of your partner’s favorite treats and activities? How about being cooked a favorite meal or a week free of household chores?

Write them down on small pieces of paper or index cards and wrap them up to make a book. If you prefer pre-made items, these are love-note scratch off cards for the same purpose.


2 | Framed photo of the two of you

A very simple gift, but a good one. A framed photo of the two of you is guaranteed to make your partner’s heart melt. This photo frame is beautiful with the added touch of a little heart charm.


 3 | Lotion set

This hand cream lotion set is perfect for the partner who likes sweetly scented body products. I have little scented lotions all around the house. They’re such a great way to moisturize the hands and smell something good anytime I want.


4 | Amaryllis growing kit

For the partner who loves to grow things, an amaryllis growing kit is an easy way to cultivate beautiful and romantic red flowers. I’ve seen a few starter kits for the amaryllis and other flowers at my nearby Whole Foods and plan on getting one for myself.


5 | Museum or show tickets

Experiences make the best gifts, or so I've been told. Is there a museum she’s been dying to visit? Or an exhibit or theater show she’s been wanting to see? In San Francisco, SFMOMA has been the place to be since it reopened a few years ago.  It’s perfect for the modern art lover.


6 | Tea glasses

These tea glasses are shaped like hearts! If you’re looking for something more substantial, this mug set is red, personalized, and perfect for your valentine. 


7 | Red heart umbrella

If your girl loves big red hearts, this heart-shaped umbrella will brighten any rainy day.


 8 | Tea Pot

Lots of women turn to tea to relax, get warm, or just get off coffee. This cherry blossom tea pot is a beautiful gift for the tea lover. I couldn’t take my eyes off this lotus tea pot too.


 9 | Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

It’s hard to go wrong with a cookbook for the cook in your life. The dishes in Plenty are delicious. I’ve cooked many of them and find myself return to this book again and again.


10 | Essential oils diffuser

After a long day, there’s nothing better than turning on an essential oils diffuser and relaxing to your favorite scent.



Gifts Under $100


11 | Fujifilm Instax Mini

Cameras like this Fujifilm Instax Mini are just plain fun. Use it to snap up photos of your Valentine’s Day together.


 12 | CamelBak hydration pack

If your dates involve biking or hiking the outdoors, this CamelBack hydration backpack is a great choice for carrying essentials including water.


13 | Goal digger sweatshirt

If you’ve got an ambitious, motivated, and entrepreneurial girl, this goal digger sweatshirt is for her.


 14 | Love knot earrings

These love knot earrings are a sparkly, yet budget-friendly option for those looking to give jewelry.


15 | Fossil watch

A watch like this Fossil one is a classic gift with a feminine shimmery touch to it. The rose gold color matches with many skin tones and outfits.


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How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day? What are your recommendations for a budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift?

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Budgeters Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her