The 15 Best Valentine's Day Gifts Under $25
Saying "I love you" doesn't have to be expensive. Here are our favorite Valentine's Day gifts that are thoughtful and budget-friendly.
Your llama-loving S.O. needs a coffee mug that's as cute as they are. This one is adorable and oversized, with plenty of room for cream and sugar. Just give the cup a quick rinse, and deliver it with breakfast in bed.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $10
Tokens of Love
If you owe your S.O. a date or two, settle your debt with a stack of love tokens illustrated by Jordan Sondler. Your partner can redeem them for things like a manicure, a picnic in the park, a night of dancing, etc. We suggest starting big and handing them the weekend getaway token, ASAP.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $13
Waffle Bowl Maker
In the language of love and appliances, a waffle maker says that you like each other, but a waffle bowl maker says that you're totally committed. Take the next step and treat your love to this small but mighty machine, then spend the evening making ice cream sundaes.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
Steel Heart Muffin Pan
Take a cue from this heart-shaped pan and surprise your studmuffin with a baking lesson. They'll savor the quality time with you and the chance to try a new recipe. We should add that the pan has a non-stick coating, so cleaning up is wonderfully effortless.
Buy It: Target, $9.99
Mr. & Mrs. Rock Glasses
Your first Valentine's Day as Mr. and Mrs. deserves some recognition. Toast to your newlywed status with a set of embellished rock glasses. Your spouse will love the silver calligraphy and the promise of more cocktails in the future.
Date Night In Cookbook
Perfect for sweethearts and spouses, this cookbook contains 120 recipes that couples can follow together. Encourage your partner to flip through the pages and choose their favorite meal, then commit to transforming it into Valentine's Day dinner.
Instax Mini Photo Album
For the photo-snapping S.O., we've found the ultimate gift: an interactive Instax Mini photo album. Each page comes with a specific topic, a photo slot and a field for the two of you to write in (love) notes. There's a good chance that your partner will like this keepsake more than their camera TBH.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $14.99
Spark Romance Inspirational Box
The age-old question "What do you want to do tonight?" has finally met its match. Instead of heading to the movies or your go-to restaurant, ask your partner to pull a faux matchstick for a prompt. They'll be thrilled to have a dance party, write love letters and plan a secret rendezvous with you.
Buy It: ModCloth, $13
Home is wherever your phones are fully charged, right? Make it clear that your apartment is the place to be and set up a charging station for your tech-savvy sweetheart. This device comes in three neutral colors and is compatible with iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watches.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $25
A Collection of What Not to Say
The ultimate gag gift, this little red book divulges all of the things that people definitely shouldn't say to their partners. If you're feeling humble, tell your S.O. you bought it as a guide to your relationship -- then read it together for a good laugh.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $12
Travel Neck Pillow
Think of this neck pillow as a gift with two meanings: 1. It will remind your S.O. that their happy place is with you and 2. It'll show them that you care about their comfort. If you're already planning a trip together, you could even package it up with your plane tickets.
Buy It: ban.do, $24
Canvas and Leather Dopp Kit
Spark some joy in your S.O.'s life and swap their old travel bag for a clean, canvas-and-leather dopp kit. They'll love having an excuse to organize their essentials and prep for your upcoming adventure.
Buy It: Target, $22.99
Anatomical Heart Print
As far as Valentine's Day gifts go, an anatomical heart print is about as non-cheesy as it gets. Pair this picture with a matte black frame to make the graphic stand out. Rumor has it that med students and doctors really get a kick out of this one.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99
Nicholas Sparks DVD Set
Let's be honest: your S.O. wants to spend Valentine's Day crying it out to a Nicholas Sparks movie. Use this DVD set to grant their wish four times over and marathon Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook. Tell your partner that you'll bring the collection if they'll bring the popcorn.
Buy It: Target, $9.99
Stemless Wine Glasses
Cheers to a relaxing night-in with your person. After your partner puts their feet up, deliver their wine of choice and a declaration of your love via this set of stemless glasses. They're shatter-resistant, which is so symbolic of your relationship.
Buy It: Target, $9.99