Jennifer Lopez famously proclaimed that “Love Does Not Cost a Thing.” While you certainly can not put a dollar sign on affection, a thoughtful token on Valentine’s Day will never go amiss. That being said, Valentine’s Day can pose a real challenge to anyone on a budget. Not only does it seem like you just went holiday shopping (because, you did), but jewelry is rarely cheap, prices on flowers go up, and even cards can cost as much as an artisanal beer. So skip the obvious and opt for these budget-friendly yet unique under- $ 50 Valentine’s Day gifts instead.
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Whether she’s looking to freshen up an old bag or add vintage flair to something modern, this Crossbody Bag Strap by Madewell is a breath of fresh air.
These earbuds have 10 hours of battery life and you just press a button to take calls, change the volume or tracks, and activate a digital assistant. The sound quality is top-notch, too.
If she’s on her computer a lot (and who isn’t), give her eyes a break with these blue light-filtering glasses. Choose the frame that suits her the best.
A highly-concentrated (translation: Thick and luxurious) trio of creams packed in a gorgeous tin case to keep her hands soft and supple.
A beautiful way for her to stay hydrated. The spiked silicone sleeve makes this water bottle stand out from the generic aqua pack.
Get some romantic inspiration from this book, which relates how everyone from Twain to Mozart said the three magic words.
Keep those rings shiny with this jewelry cleaner. It has a digital timer, and works on everything from earrings to eyeglasses.
Wall art that doubles as a memory of your travels. After you visit a city, you scratch it off on the map, and you have a gorgeous memento of your wanderlust.
A super-cushy throw blanket for movie nights at home. It feels like cashmere, but at a price that’s even nicer.
A lovely way to say you love her. Create whatever saying you want using 100 letters, numbers, and character tiles.
Moms do not have time for long, luxurious baths, so give her shower a boost with this invigorating scrub. Sweet almond and apricot oils leave her skin feeling fresh.