From the perfect bathrobe to an ice cream subscription, these affordable picks make lovable gifts.
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The world of Valentine’s Day gifts has come a long way since chocolates, carnations, and greeting cards featuring Cupid’s arrow. Now, there are plenty of unique ways people are using the holiday as an excuse to share some love, whether it’s with a romantic partner or not. Maybe your best friend finally retired or started the business she’s always talked about — congratulate her with a fun Valentine’s Day gift. If your sister is having a tough time juggling work and home life during the pandemic, a relaxing trio of desktop candles could be the gift that gets her through the week. Or maybe it’s you who needs a little something sweet this Valentine’s Day.
Whatever the scenario, there are probably a few people in your life who could use some extra lovin’ this season. And Valentine’s Day is an easy and convenient occasion to show someone you care with a thoughtful gift. You don’t have to break the bank to make them feel valued this Valentine’s Day — we found some great inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
So, with you and your loved ones in mind, we’ve rounded up 21 special gifts to help you say I love you. Carefully selected, these are the gifts almost anyone would be happy to receive. A spa-like robe? Yes, please. Five pints of gourmet ice cream delivered straight to the doorstep? OK! The best part? All of our lovable Valentine’s Day gift ideas are under $100. Below, shop your heart out with our KCM-approved picks for the best affordable Valentine’s Day gifts.
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100
Indulgent Candle Pack by Noted
Give the gift of a scentsual night in with this set of three luxurious candles in Noted’s bestselling scents: Vanilla Amber, Sandalwood Musk, and Cedar Vetiver.
Italian Leather Apple Watch Strap
Smart watches don’t have to be sporty. Upgrade your loved one’s timekeeper with a luxurious leather strap, and if you’re looking for something trendier, we love this tortoise resin find for $35. (And yes, these are compatible with the Apple Watch.)
100% Mulberry Silk Cami Boxer Pajama Set by Fisher’s Finery
A 100 percent silk pajama set for less than $70? This Fisher’s Finery set makes a romantic and affordable Valentine’s Day gift. And if you prefer more vibrantly colored sleepwear, you can score this set in a dusty pink, fiery red, and six other shades.
Paper Source Valentine’s Day Gift Bundle
Paper Source wants to be a one-stop-shop for all your small V-Day goodies. The greeting card company has a wide variety of adorable and cheeky Valentine’s Day gift bundles to make the holiday even more seamless. Pick a greeting card, a sweet, a small gift or kid’s plush toy, and the perfect wrapping to go with it. Voilà! You’re done.
Organic Pearl Hoops by Mejuri
You can never go wrong with gifting simple, beautiful jewelry on Valentine’s Day. These pearl drop earrings from Mejuri feature freshwater pearls and are an easy way to add some shine to an everyday outfit.
Just Breathe Eucalyptus Spa Gift Set
Plant moms, rejoice! Uncommon Goods’ Eucalyptus Spa Kit comes with eucalyptus seeds to plant in an adorable bamboo pot that’d be very happy on your windowsill or desktop. Follow a few simple steps, then let the self-watering system go to work.
Super Plush Robe by Brooklinen
Make your partner feel like they’re at a spa day (at home) by surprising them with this ultra plush bathrobe. Known for creating ultra-soft sheet sets, Brooklinen didn’t skimp on thread count when they crafted this robe using 100 percent Turkish cotton.
Olive & June Bestsellers Nail Polish Set
Olive & June
For your beauty loving BFF, there’s no better nail polish gift set to give than this 10-pack from our favorite nail care brand, Olive & June. These polishes last way longer than a week and the innovative brush design makes getting the polish neatly on your nails so easy.
Sisters by Sasha Ignatiadou Puzzle by JIGGY
Looking for a cute way to show your sister some love? Invite her over, pull out a bottle of your favorite wine, then get to work on this JIGGY puzzle. The beautiful Sisters design is by German artist @sasha.ignatiadou and the kit comes with puzzle glue so you can save the art and hang it up after you finish.
5-Pack Original Rise Lace Thongs by Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky’s mid-rise thongs have been a staple in women’s undie drawers for years. Why? They’re so soft, stretch in all the right places, hit at a flattering height, and don’t cause any uncomfortable wedgies.
Cheeky Rose Blush by Winky Lux
Melded into an adorable rose design, Winky Lux’s cream blushes are a fun addition to any beauty bag. Formulated with Vitamin E and other enriching ingredients, just dab a few fingertips on the apples of your cheeks for a just-back-from-vacation glow.
14K-Gold Fill Initial Mini Heart Pendant Necklace by Nashelle
Personalized jewelry is always a treasured gift. This 14K gold-filled initial necklace will be easy to layer with other go-to necklaces and it won’t turn green if you forget to take it off when you shower.
Brumate Wine Without Limits Gift Set
Brumate’s Winesulator set will keep your favorite full bottle of red or white at the perfect temperature for over 24 hours. The wine travel kit comes with one Winesulator and two 14 oz. Uncork’d insulated XL wine tumblers. It’s perfect for travel or glass-free zones.
Travel Jewelry Case by Cuyana
2022 is hopefully going to be the year we make up for lost time when it comes to traveling. Cuyana’s on-the-go jewelry case is perfect for the gals who believe no outfit is complete without a few accessories. This sleek case features various compartments and pouches for bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces so nothing will be crushed once you arrive at your destination.
6-Pack of Ankle Socks by Bombas
Bombas socks are not only soft and well-padded, they’re intentionally constructed to prevent blisters with a comfort support system. The brand also supports those in need by donating one pair for every pair purchased, so you can feel good about gifting these.
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet
Yes, Valentine’s Day is unofficially a “flowers” holiday. But if they’re not into flowers and more into food (we can relate), gift them a bouquet filled with gourmet salami.
Best Sellers Pint Pack by Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw
For the ones with a sweet tooth, this set of five delicious Salt & Straw ice cream pints will deliver (right to their doorstep). With flavors like Chocolate Gooey Brownie and Double Fold Vanilla, your loved one won’t have to reach far to satisfy a craving.
Petite Pink Orchid by The Sill
Flowers are an impressive gift, but they don’t usually last very long. That is, unless you gift a gorgeous Orchid, like this one from The Sill. Orchids require minimal maintenance (you only need to water them every one to two weeks) and they’ll continuously bloom if you take good care of them.
Mini Round Cocotte by Staub
Sur La Table
We all want to make a stew, soups, casseroles, and cobblers for the cold winter months. This mini round cocotte from Sur La Table cooks the perfect proportions. Whether you’re making an individual serving for a quick meal or a dinner for two, the enameled cast-iron pot retains and distributes heat fast for flavorful, fast meals. Best of all? It won’t rust or chip, and it’s dishwasher safe.
Baxter of California Beard Grooming Oil for Men
Many men have experimented with their facial hair during the pandemic, for better or worse. Regardless, give him (and you) the gift of a nourished, softer beard or mustache with premium beard oil.
Face Mask by Slip
We could all use a good night’s sleep and this face mask will certainly help with that. Crafted from long-strand mulberry silk both inside and out, the silk sleep mask protects delicate skin from the tugging effects of tossing and turning.
Set of Four Coupe Glasses by Leeway Home
Cocktails, anyone? This set of four hand blown glasses by Leeway Home are a glam addition to any bar cart. While you’re at it, pair this gift with a fun cocktail recipe book like this one.
Capri Coffee Table Book by Assouline
Wanderlust, anyone? Even if a trip to Italy isn’t on your horizon, you can bring the Italian romance home with this beautiful Capri coffee-table book that features gorgeous imagery and quotes from notables who have visited the seaside escape.
Cushion Lab Pressure Relief Seat Cushion
It might not sound romantic, but what’s a better gift to show you love someone than support? We’re all spending more time at home on our bottoms these days, and if your giftee could use a little boost, this pressure-relief seat cushion is an entirely practical yet thoughtful gift.