Looking for the best valentine gifts for her? You’ve come to the right place. Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to procrastinate and overspend on a fancy dinner and lavish gifts. We have some ideas to help you find the best valentine gifts for her, all for under $50!
It’s fun to celebrate and acknowledge your loved ones, but you don’t have to spend a lot to do it. Think about what would happen if you splurged on every single holiday. You’d have very little money left for other things.
Indeed, the best valentine gift ideas for her don’t have to be expensive to be memorable or to make her feel special, which is the whole point of the gift giving in the first place.
When you’re trying to find the perfect gift for your wife or girlfriend, it can be tricky. There are tons of advertisements and commercials out telling you to express your love with a new diamond ring, a fancy dinner, or a lavish weekend getaway.
Instead, you should aim for gifts and experiences that are affordable, unique and memorable. Here are ten ideas to consider for Valentine’s Day this year.
The Best Valentine Gifts For Her For Under $50
Are you looking for a fun, but affordable gift this Valentine’s Day? Here are some good options.
1. Echo Dot
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve heard of everyone’s favorite ‘Alexa’ Amazon talking gadget. Did you know that she is one of several excellent last minute valentine gifts for her?
The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to act as your personal assistant responding to requests to play music, control home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audio books, control Fire TV and more.
This device can be a major help for the busy woman in your life. What’s cool is that the 3rd Generation Echo Dot hears you from across the room and even in noisy environments.
2. Novelty Socks
Getting new novelty socks is one of the simple joys in life that almost anyone would appreciate. For her this Valentine’s Day, consider these comfy socks on Amazon that say: “If you can read this, bring me some wine.”
Pair the gift with her favorite bottle of wine and it makes one of the best valentine gifts for her out there. She will adore it!
3. Spa Service
I know what you’re thinking. Spas are expensive. However, a spa treat can be one of the more affordable valentine gifts for her if you do it right.
It really only becomes cost prohibitive if you spend the entire day at the spa or make a weekend out of it.
Spa services often go on sale or you can apply coupons and discounts especially around Valentine’s Day. Would the special lady in your life enjoy a mani/pedi, a facial or a massage?
*Related: Looking for something fun to do tonight? Read our exhaustive guide of fun things for couples to do that don’t cost a lot of money.*
Choose one of her favorite services and see if you can find a Groupon deal to a local spa. Groupon offers tons of local deals for goods, services, and experiences and you can affordable spa packages for under $50.
4. Bath and Body Spa Set
Nothing beats a bath and body spa set when you’re stumped on gift ideas and want to bring the spa home instead of going out. Even if she has a ton of these already, it can still make a very useful and practical gift.
I like this particular set because it comes with shower gel, bubble bath, bath salts, body butter, body scrub, and body lotion all packed neatly into a natural wood caddy.
5. Coffee Maker
Is it time to replace the coffee machine? Or just time to persuade her to spend a little less on pricey cafe lattes each week?
Whether it’s for your mom, wife, or sister, a brand new coffee maker is always appreciated by anyone who enjoys a warm cup in the morning to kick start their day. Plus, it’s a good valentines gift idea for her.
This one on Amazon is programmable and reasonably priced.
6. Romantic Flower Planter/Decorative Centerpiece
This is an amazing, yet affordable, valentine gift for her; it’s perfect for anyone who loves tending to plants and decorating. You can fill the heart-shaped cement pot with your favorite indoor or outdoor plant or use as a decorative centerpiece in your home.
The pot comes with a small hole that allows water to drain through the soil so the plants stay healthy over time.
7. Bluetooth Headphones
If the special lady in your life doesn’t have any Bluetooth headphones, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to grab this pretty affordable valentines gift.
Bluetooth headphones are more expensive than regular wire headphones but that’s because they’re more flexible to use and the sound quality is often better.
I use mine when I’m working out at the gym, traveling and doing light work around the house.
This set on Amazon is affordable and it’s slender instead of big and clunky like some of bulkier types of Bluetooth headphones I’ve seen.
Chocolate is a classic Valentine’s Day gift and some would say cliche, but if it’s a tradition of yours and she likes it, I would highly recommend switching it up this year with this Barnett’s chocolate oreo cookies gift box.
These cookies are an absolutely delicious valentine gift idea and you get 12 gourmet flavors for one low price.
9. Photo Blanket
A creative valentine gift idea for her could be to create and order a photo blanket. I’ve ordered canvases online before for cheap from the site Canvas On Sale.
Groupon partners with this site all the time and currently has a deal where you can order One 40×30″ Custom Faux-Mink Plush Photo Blanket for just $8 and two for only $13.
10. Dancing Class
This unique valentine gift for her is more of an experience, but it can be a fun and romantic date night to celebrate the holiday. If both of you are up for dancing, consider signing up for salsa or ballroom dancing lessons.
Some dance studios may have holiday specials or you could see if any restaurants offer lessons. In my area, there’s a Spanish restaurant that offers free salsa lessons on Saturdays when you order an entree for dinner.
If you don’t order an entree, the one-hour lesson is just $10.
Check out LivingSocial to find deals for similar outings in your area.
What are some of your best valentine gifts for her? How much do you budget to spend on Valentines? Do you and your partner exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day?