Valentine’s Day gift ideas: 30 cheap and cheerful ways to say “Hey, girl” under $30
By Jacky Le
Date January 30, 2014
If you’re looking for something more than a heart emoji to express your feels this February 14, the Internet is abound with options. From barely-there lace getups to feather-embellished whips, there’s plenty of sexy out there. But since you knew that already, we’re going the cheap and cheerful route with 30 Valentine’s Day gift ideas that prove thoughtful and hella cute for $30 or less.
For the DIY lover (or your DIY-loving lover), check Anthropologie’s love note bottle, which includes a teensy papier mache flower and an array of cards. For that special someone with a funny side, a foul mouthed teddy bear should do the trick.
If Valentine’s Day is more like Single Awareness Day, marathoning Clueless is made even more perfect with a set of hot pink pencils embellished with some of the film’s iconic phrases. For the Dionne to your Cher of the group, put a ring on it courtesy of ASOS’s cute matching BFF set.
No matter who’s the apple of your eye, these thoughtful Valentines Day gift ideas will surely put a smile on their face.
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For those with a sweet tooth, Aldo’s adorable collection of Valentine’s Day mock confections will do the trick.
Aldo Giriddin Heart Crossbody Bag
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Load up on IOUs with this quirky set of token cards good for favours, kisses and more.
Hugs & Love Tokens
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These cable knit over-the-knee socks are as adorable as they are flirty.
Urban Outfitters Heart Knee Cableknit Over-The-Knee Sock
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Drew Barrymore’s quaint first photography book Find it In Everything, captures heart-shaped objects found in everyday life.
Find It In Everything by Drew Barrymore
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A teddy bear that offers some serious words of encouragement.
Love Is Lame Shit Bitch Bear
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Light up any room with a strand of bright pink heart lights.
Free People Heart String Lights
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We imagine Rihanna would be all over this gilded set of playing cards.
Anthropologie Gold-Dipped Playing Cards
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Let that special someone know how much they’re loved when they wake up every morning on a plush graphic print pillow by Society 6.
So Loved Throw Pillow by Katie Daisy($20, society6.com)
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This Minimergency kit will get anyone through a major fashion disaster. Includes: safety pins, double sided tape, dental floss, clear nail polish, and much more.
Pinch Provisions Stud Muffin Minimergency Kit
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An iPhone case for someone who’s unabashedly girly.
ASOS Clip On iPhone 5 Case with 3D Flower & Jewels
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Write your love notes on these unique notebooks, made of 100% consumer waste.
Bees and Honeycomb Decomposition Book
($8, H Project at Holt Renfrew)
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For the Dionne to your Cher, these truly just say it all.
The Carbon Crusader Clueless Engraved Hot Pink Pencils
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For the tea connoisseur, this set of Davids Tea is packed with the most addictive sweet flavors. Perfect for fueling anyone’s sweet tooth sans sugar.
Davids Tea Sweet Indulgence Gift Box Set
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A favourite of stars like Miley Cyrus and Nina Dobrev, this special edition Eos four-pack comes in four Valentine’s day apropos flavours
EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Fruit 4-Pack
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If whisking your loved one to a day at the spa isn’t an affordable option, pop these two bad boys into the bathtub and voila! A spa day right in the comfort of your own home.
Lush Toucan Love Gift Set($17, lush.ca)
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A lightweight and perky travel case for the jetsetter in your life.
Forever 21 Sweet Hearts Travel Case
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A simple and adorable bracelet that lends a helping hand to Free The Children.
Me to We Ebony Heart Bracelet
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For the beauty buff in your life, these chubby treats by Clinique are a great option.
Clinique Chubby Treats
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A bold and beautiful mug that is sure to get anyone through a rough morning.
Urban Outfitters x Baron Von Fancy Mug
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Even the pickiest of eaters will dig an affectionate toast imprint!
Toast Stamper – I Love You
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These adorable heart-printed shorts prove that Valentine’s Day undies don’t have to be covered in latex.
Gap Printed Poplin Shorts
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You can’t go wrong with chocolate, especially with Mast Brothers’ addictive assortment of flavours like almond + sea salt and chili pepper.
Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars
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This moisturizing hand cream infused with a feminine Wild Rose scent is sweet, but not sickly.
Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream
($10, thebody shop.ca)
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Safe to say he’ll never lose his keys ever again.
His Key Holder
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A set of six natural linen cocktail napkins that can add a pop of color to your dining table.
SMITHhandmade Linen Cocktail Napkins
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Seal your friendship with a ring with this limited edition piece from ASOS.
ASOS Best Friends Forever Rings
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Stella McCartney’s signature scent is a classic and its rollerball edition makes for the perfect travel essential.
Stella McCartney Stella Rollerball
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A love note bottle is the perfect surprise to slip into your loved ones bag or coat.
Anthropologie Love Note In A Bottle
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The new Radiant Red collection from Miel Sisters combines lightweight cotton fibers with spandex. A flexible and comfortable pair of undergarments for anyone who is constantly on the go. (Available February 1st)
Miel Sisters Radient Red Bra/Thong Set
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This cheeky love note memo pad comes with a to-do list with fun categories like “apology” and “guilt trip”.
J.Crew Love Note Memo Pad