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The Best Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

Need a good gift but don’t want to break the bank?

gift guide for cheap vday gifts

Need a good Valentine's day gift but don’t want to break the bank? If you need to supplement a bigger gift, want something to pair with chocolate and flowers or you and your partner decided to keep things modest this year, we've got you covered. Our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts under $50 has a little something for everyone.

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The Sill Philodendron Green
The Sill
The Sill

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.

Barebones Classic Work Glove

Whether they need some gloves for cold weather or love to hit the garden, these affordable gloves from Barebones are made to last.

Arvin Goods Classic Boot Sock - Recycled Wool
Arvin Goods
Arvin Goods

These cozy, made-in-Portugal boot socks will be on their feet all winter long.

Pappy & Company Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Pappy & Company

It is hard to get your hands on a bottle of Pappy, but it isn't hard to get your hands on some Pappy & Co. maple syrup, which is barrel-aged in real Pappy barrels.

East Fork The Mug
East Fork
East Fork

Hand-made by artisans in Asheville, NC, this East Fork mug will be their go-to every single day, whether they're a die-hard with a meticulous pour-over routine or just like a warm cup of drip in the AM.

Ciele GoCap SoftCurve
Ciele Athletics

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.

Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

One of the most iconic beanies around also happens to be one of the most affordable ones, as well.

Goshi Towel

The Goshi towel helps facilitate superior exfoliation in the shower thanks to its combination of thin threads for lather and textured threads for scrubbing. There's no doubt it will be a repeat buy.

Globe Electric Vintage Edison Filament Smart Light Bulb
Home Depot
Globe Electric

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.

Bad Ash Dugouts Natural Wood Rectangular Mini Pipe
Bespoke Post
Bad Ash Dugouts

A clever, compact one-hitter is always good to keep around, and a sneaky good Valentine's gift that you can share.

Opinel No. 10 Corkscrew Folding Knife

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

Rambler 30 oz Tumbler with MagSlider Lid

Regardless of who you're dating, they are probably dehydrated. Yeti's Tumblers use innovative insulation to keep your drink cold and have clever features like the MagSlider lid to top things off.

Graf Lantz Bierfilzl Merino Wool Felt Round Coaster
Graf Lantz
Graf Lantz

Merino wool 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.

Grovemade Leather Mouse Pad

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.

Fellow Monty Set of 2 Latte Art Cups

If you love making espresso and lattes at home, these handsome cups from Fellow are made specifically to help you pour the perfect latte art.

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Aesop's hand balm uses botanicals and skin-softening emollients to make even the most work-weary hands feel new again.

Timex Weekender
Now 30% off

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.

Society6 Modern Abstract Art 70 Art Print

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.

Wildsam Field Guides Joshua Tree
Wildsam Field Guides

A Wildsam isn’t just a travel guide. It’s a key that unlocks the soul of any location. 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.

Homesick Date Night Candle

Not every night can be date night, but this candle from Homesick will make every night you spend together feel special.

Roselyn Boutique Jade Roller Gua Sha Facial Tools Set

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

Whiskey Peaks Mt. Everest - Set of 2
Whiskey Peaks

For sippin' whiskey at home, get some aspirational glasses with the peak of Mt. Everest at the bottom, reminding them to get out there and live.

Bodum French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
Now 20% off

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.

Brouk And Co. Travel Cord Roll Black
Brouk and Co.

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.

Smith & Cult Nail Polish
Smith & Cult

It’s hard to go wrong with Smith & Cult nail polish. It is affordable but not cheap, and the brand’s color assortment is full of winners.

Goodnow Farms Chocolate Coffee El Carmen, 1.94 Ounce
Goodnow Farms Chocolate

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.

Casio Vintage A168WA-1 Electro Luminescence Watch
Now 17% off

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.

Aesop Cedar and Citrus Lip Salve
Mr Porter

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

Nippon Kodo Kayuragi Incense Sticks
Nippon Kodo

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

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