Jennifer Lopez famously proclaimed that “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” While you certainly can’t 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.
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.
A one-of-a-kind necklace that spells out how you feel about her. Each necklace in encoded with a word using morse code, so only the wearer knows what it means.
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 place where she can hang her necklaces, her rings, and or her keys. It's fun and funky and works perfectly as a jewelry and small accessories organizer.
A beautiful way for her to stay hydrated. The spiked silicone sleeve makes this water bottle stand out from the generic aqua pack.
In lieu of a foot massage, get her cashmere socks that feel almost as good.
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.
Upgrade her sleep with this gorgeous silk pillowcase.
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 don't have time for long, luxe baths, so give her shower a boost with this invigorating scrub. Sweet almond and apricot oils leave her skin feeling fresh.
A plant that's unexpected, vibrant, easy to care for, and on point for Valentine's Day.
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