Valentine’s Day gifts for her under $25


Diamonds (might) be a girl’s best friend, but getting the lady in your life such sparkly bling can really break your budget!

This Valentine’s Day, get her something other than a box of heart-shaped chocolates. These gifts are fun, frugal and flirty … and will definitely make her heart flutter – all for $25 or less.

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For the foodie

Cute coffee mugs

Give her a subtle reminder every morning about how much you care with these adorable ceramic coffee mugs! One cup says “Cup of Happy” while the other displays “Cup of Love,” so she’ll start each day with a little affirmation. Snag the set now for $25 from Nordstrom.

A sweet candle

This candle is perfect for your sweetheart who has a sweet tooth. The vanilla-scented candle — with a touch of cinnamon — reads “I Donut Know What I’d Do Without You,” so you’ll be giving her a sweet message along with an even sweeter smell. Get it for $25 from Brika.

For the traveler

Passport cover

If your girl loves to globetrot, get her a gift that will go the distance. This pink passport case says “I’m Outta Here” and is pretty enough to post on Instagram. It might even inspire her to plan your next getaway together. Get it for $24 at Express.

Satin sleep mask

Nothing says “I love you,” like making sure she’s well-rested. So hook her up with a luxurious sleep mask to make sure she gets some shut eye on her flight. Check out this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” inspired one, available for only $14 on Etsy.

For the glam girl

Birchbox perfume sampler

Instead of trying to guess what scent she’ll like best, let your girl pick! This Love at First Spritz Kit from Birchbox includes samples of seven different scents, along with a coupon for $30 off the full-size scent she ultimately falls for. Get it for $25 from Birchbox.

Buxom lipstick kit

You’ll score a smooch from any makeup addict if you get her this White Hot Lips 3-Piece Lip Collection form Buxom. The collection includes satin gel lipsticks in nude, mauve and rose shades, and is on sale at Sephora for only $18.

For the romantic

Love letters

These customized love letters will have her swooning all year long. The “Read Me When” letters from Knock Knock include eight, blank situation-specific letters with corresponding envelopes that she can read at times when she really needs it. Snag them from Indigo for $21.

Love tokens

These “Love Tokens” from Meri Meri serve as the gift that keeps on giving! Each token features a different activity you two can do together–like “weekend getaway” and “romantic stroll”—redeemable at any time! You can get a set of 18 for $12 from Paper Source. Strapped for cash? Make them yourself!

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Sarah Berger

I am a journalist and penny-pinching millennial living in New York City on a budget.