Thrifty Gifting

31 Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50


February 10, 2020 Buying Guides By

Need a good gift but don’t want to break the bank? Our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts under $50 has a little something for everyone. Find more gift recommendations here!

Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Flakes

Price: $9
From: needsupply.com

From the misty forests of Japan to the warm waters of his bathroom, these sustainably-harvested Japanese cypress flakes are perfect for winding down.

Ikea Tradfri Smart Light Bulbs

Price: $10
From: ikea.com

Ikea’s smart bulbs are a pretty entry-level smart home gift because they’re affordable and compatible with most smart home ecosystems. Most importantly, these filament bulbs are beautiful, exuding a warm moody light.

Nippon Kodo Kayuragi Incense Sticks

Price: $12
From: amazon.com

The home may not be a temple, but it is a sacred place. These Japanese incense sticks are perfect for your sanctuary.

Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

This lightweight, hydrating cream is loaded with vitamins C, E and botanical extracts to nourish lips every day.

Casio A168W-1 Illuminator

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

A fun gift for those on a budget, Casio’s iconic digital watches fit a range of wrist sizes and offer s surprising amount of value for their price — they’re even considered quite stylish, we’re told.

Crown & Buckle Checker Melange Perlon Strap

Price: $16
From: crownandbuckle.com

Breathable Perlon is a great option for keeping cool, and it offers a unique look quite unlike other kinds of straps. Those from Crown & Buckle, like this Checker Melange example, have a refined feel that’ll look elegant on your Valentine’s favorite watch.

Goodnow Farms Chocolate Bars

Price: $17
From: amazon.com

It’s okay to buy her chocolates for Valentine’s Day, just make it thoughtful. This is single-origin chocolate made with fresh cocoa butter. It’s on another level.

Smith & Cult Nail Polish

Price: $18
From: amazon.com

It’s hard to go wrong with Smith & Cult, and the brand’s color assortment is full of winners.

Leather Mouse Pad

Price: $19
From: amazon.com

A full-grain leather mouse pad will never not have a place on somebody’s desk. It’s elegant, useful and will patina over time.

Brouk & Co. Travel Cord Roll

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Carrying around a bundle of wires is a curse of modern day life, but a lovely looking roll can make that more plesant than a bag ful of cables could ever be.

Bodum Brazil French Press

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Bodum’s staple French presses work, are easy to clean and come nice and cheap. The Brazil line is a little better looking than the standard options.

Jade Roller

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

This jade roller restores balance and removes puffiness from the face — and it’s actually affordable.

Felt Coasters

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Felt is the superior coaster material. It looks good, doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of a drink and doesn’t pick up weird wet stains. Plus, it comes cheap.

Personalized Yankee Candles

Price: $20+
From: yankeecandle.com

Candles are a go-to romantic gift, but if you opt for a more personalized variety — especially one with one of their favorite photographs — they’ll know you put some thought into it.

Panatime Sky Blue Silicone Flat Diver Strap

Price: $20
From: panatime.com

When she’s in the water — or at the gym — a rubber dive strap ensures comfort and dries quickly. Panatime’s version is affordable and comes in several colors, but this sky blue color should work with plenty of watches.

Wildsam Travel Guide

Price: $20
From: store.gearpatrol.com

A Wildsam isn’t just a travel guide. It’s a key that unlocks the soul of any city. It’s a special kind of traveling companion, a who’s who, what’s what digest, serving up unexpected and smartly written insights via interviews with locals, essays and relevant literary excerpts.

Le Bent Hike Light Socks

Price: $20+
From: amazon.com

Innovative foot mapping plus the perfect blend of bamboo rayon, merino wool, nylon and elastane equals some of the most comfortable socks ever constructed.

Society6 Prints

Price: $27+
From: society6.com

If she won’t like the abstract print, pick another from Society6’s hundred-page-long collection. They’re affordable and they’re not Ikea levels of ubiquitous.

Opinel No.10 Corkscrew Knife

Price: $30
From: amazon.com

A gorgeous wood-handled pocket knife with a blade large enough for picnicking, and a corkscrew too? Yeah, that’ll do the trick.

Timex Weekender

Price: $31
From: amazon.com

Timex’s absolutely classic Weekender field watch is a great and inexpensive gift for someone who’s perhaps not accustomed to wearing watches. At 38mm wide, it’s versatile enough for all kinds of wrists.

Activist Raw Manuka Honey

Price: $32
From: activistmanuka.com

Immune support, digestive benefits and beauty applications. Whether you believe the claims or not, manuka honey is a tasty addition to granola or tea.

Heart-Shaped Green Philodendron

Price: $35
From: thesill.com

A sublte, easy-going plant with crudely heart-shaped leaves? It’s an upgrade over roses that won’t fall to pieces in a week.

East Fork “The Mug”

Price: $36
From: eastfork.com

Set a calendar reminder for Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. and go to East Fork’s website. At noon, the company restocks Asheville-made internet-famous coffee mugs. Known as #TheMug on Instagram, it’s one hell of an interesting story.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Price: $37
From: amazon.com

They’ll never go back to the cheap stuff, thanks to you. And they’ll thank you for it.

Moon Juice Dream Dust

Price: $38
From: amazon.com

This herbal supplement promotes relaxation and sleep, so your partner can feel their best all the time.

Patagonia Baggies

Price: $38+
From: patagonia.com

One of Patagonia’s most iconic products is made of quick-drying 100 percent recycled nylon, so it’s not only great for everything from hiking to swimming, but also Earth-friendly too.

Ciele Athletics Go Cap

Price: $40
From: jackrabbit.com

The perfect running hat from our favorite running hat maker: COOLwick fabric minimizes moisture, UPF +40 sun protection shields your dome and reflective detailing keeps you visible on after-dark jaunts.

Yeti Rambler 26oz

Price: $40
From: amazon.com

Even Yeti’s water bottle isn’t too burly for Valentine’s Day.

Minnetonka Pile Lined Hardsole Slipper

Price: $42+
From: amazon.com

If it’s not a foot massage, the next best thing is probably these furry house slippers.

Revolution Green Camo Leather Watch Pouch

Price: $45
From: revolution.com

In soft suede with a green camouflage pattern, this is an easy and downright tasteful way to pack or store a precious watch. It’s the pampered treatment a beloved watch deserves.

Fujifim Instax Camera

Price: $49
From: amazon.com

The only thing better than a keepsake Valentines Day gift is a gift that will generate its own keepsakes. The Instax is fun for shooters of all skill levels and stripes. Include an extra pack of film for the cherry on top.

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