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    38 Valentine's Day Gifts That Are Both Amazing *And* Under $25

    Because the next best thing to a Disney trip is homemade Dole Whip.

    Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Valentine’s Day, shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 14th!

    1. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, aka an easy way to bring the magic of Dole Whip into their kitchen. This treasure book features over 100 Disney-inspired recipes that are definitively better than a FastPass — think Mickey macarons, the perfect churro, and (of course) DOLE WHIP.

    2. A DIY scratch-a-sketch for the person who hates writing lengthy cards and has not one romantic bone in their body. I get it. Pass 'em a penny and this personalized note for a gift that at least *feels* pretty darn sappy.

    the sketch notes in red and silver

    3. Ear climbers for the pal who wants additional piercings but is simply too chicken to go through with it. Their first one happened at the age of one! Claire’s is scary! TL;DR: These climbers will add more to their lobe, no needles required.

    reviewer wearing the ear climbers

    4. An automatic pan stirrer about to revolutionize the cooking routine you both share. This clever gadget designed with a timer!) churns away at sauces and other whisk-requiring ingredients, aka their arm will be saved from the pain that is continuous and tedious stirring.

    5. A novel-tea set complete with loose peppermint chamomile tea and a Mr. Darcy bookmark you'll surely feel ~pride~ upon gifting. (Psst, Novel Tea Tins shop on Etsy offers a ton of similar gifts for various works of literature!)

    the tea tin and bookmark

    6. A multi-use Glossier skin salve perfect for hydrating their lips *and* those irritatingly dry areas (we're all looking at you, pointy elbows and peeling cuticles). All the flavors are decadent, but our personal suggestion: birthday cake.

    the birthday lip balm

    7. A Bodum pour-over coffee maker that any coffee snob will l-o-v-e. This heat-resistant borosilicate glass carafe is designed with a permanent filter that makes a smooth serving of joe, is dishwasher-safe, and can make up to eight cups at a time.

    the clear coffee maker

    8. A Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker for the person who has not stopped talking about The Mandalorian since it came out. This ~child~ has over four hours of music time with a single charge, plus it comes with a convenient carrying strap.

    9. Character socks dubbed the ~David Toe-wie~ socks which is brilliant in and of itself. They'll feel like a rebel rebel whenever they slip these over their hooves.

    model wearing the David Bowie socks

    10. I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio – it comes with bite-sized versions of three cult-favorite masks: Disco Kitten, Space Kitten, and Sugar Kitten. Each formula works toward a unique skincare goal (more on that below!) and uses prr-fect top qual, cruelty-free ingredients.

    11. A greeting card for the S.O. who refuses to watch Jeopardy, anything on Bravo, or Law & Order: SVU with you. Why? They'd rather watch the shenanigans going on at Dunder Mifflin for the trillionth time.

    the card

    12. Reusable glowing chopsticks because the force is with both them *and* the takeout meal they just ordered via Seamless. These BPA-free lightsabers are officially the only utensil they'll want to use at dinner. Knives and forks = boring.

    13. An alphabet poster inspired by all the wonderful worlds created by Wes Anderson. Throw the whole "N as in Nancy" premise away — in this house, N is for Ned Plimpton.

    the poster

    14. Lightweight hoop earrings available in yellow, white, and rose gold as well as in three sizes. Reviewers swear these versatile bebe's look like they could easily cost five times the price — thankfully, they do not.

    model wearing the rose gold hoop earrings

    15. An ice cube tray for making nugget-shaped cubes that are the secret sauce behind [insert fast food chain here] soft drinks, arguably the most satisfying part of any burger-and-fries meal combo. They will love this *way* more than they expected to.

    16. A handmade soy candle that, in addition to a fantastic label, is available in several delicious scents. We're talking vanilla bean, chocolate fudge, wild rose, and more. Chocolate fudge being the obvious choice here.

    the palm-sized candle

    17. A star projector to transform everything — their car! their bedroom! their bathroom! — into what looks like a galaxy far, far away.

    18. A beginner embroidery kit for a hobby that is *not* another Netflix docu-series. This comes with patterned cloth, a hoop, instructions, a floss thread set, and needles for a foolproof activity that also results in some awesome home decor.

    the embroidery hoop with floral design

    19. Eat What You Watch by Andrew Rea of “Binging with Babish,” a cookbook inspired by iconic movies that any cinephile would drool over. Literally. This outlines how to recreate the birthday cake from Sixteen Candles, Courtesan au Chocolat from The Grand Budapest Hotel, and more.

    the book

    20. A reed diffuser designed so elegantly, one would assume it costs upwards of $50. Surprise! It doesn't. I wish you luck on the journey that is deciding between lavender and eucalyptus, bergamot and jasmine, or rose and sandalwood.

    the black diffuser

    21. A Dash mini rice cooker for the perfect two cups of rice in ~20 minutes, minimal effort required on their part. This no-frills gadget is easy to operate (just add water and press the cook button), keeps their meal warm, and can even be used for oatmeal, stews, soups, veggies, and more.

    22. A one-line-a-day journal that will encourage them to jot down the day's main event for five years. The result? A completed time capsule that will serve as both a memory book and an opportunity at self-reflection.

    the pink, white, blue, and yellow one line a day journal

    23. A universal StopShroom so they can enjoy that so-pricey-it-hurts Lush bath bomb to the fullest knowing that their soak won't sneak back into the drain after *checks watch* three seconds. What's that I smell? Relaxation. And perhaps a hint of lavender.

    reviewer photo of the blue tub stopper in bath full of water

    24. Stainless-steel cuff links personalized with their initial which means *wipes away eyebrow sweat* they won't even suspect that you waited until last minute to purchase their gift.

    A reviewer's pair of the silver tone cufflinks in the letter A, with a rounded shape, outside lip around the engraving

    25. A Shakespeare planter that implies ~to buy or not to buy: that's not even a question~. If they love books but hate greenery, they can use this kitschy decor to store makeup, dish sponges, keys, and more. The possibilities are endless.

    the white planters

    26. A contoured sleep mask because — and gird your loins here — afternoon naps CAN be better. This helps alleviate pressure and prevents daylight from ruining their snooze, plus the seamless elastic means it won't snag their hair in the process.

    27. A chocolate frog card you can personalize with their name and photo! And unlike the regular old wizarding cards (so boring), their photo will actually last / not disappear after a mere few seconds.

    the frog card

    28. A copy of The Queen's Gambit by Walter Trevis, because they binged the entire thing in three minutes and have not stopped talking about it since *checks calendar* Oct. 23, 2020.

    the book

    29. Vinyl record coasters to keep their Ikea furniture protected in style. Music buffs will rejoice at the idea of their coffee mugs being graced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Elton John, and The Beatles.

    30. A velvety pajama set here to nudge their high school gym shorts and old soccer team T-shirt into retirement. They hated soccer. They sat on the bench. This is luxury and comfort wrapped into one wearable entity.

    A reviewer in the green velvet tank and shorts set with black lace

    31. A Corkcicle glass set to guarantee that their whiskey stays colder than cold: we're talking ice cold. This glass includes a silicone mold to form a perfectly proportioned ice wedge that will keep their drink chilled but *not* watered down.

    the glass with ice and Whiskey inside

    32. A retro hotel keychain inspired by their favorite fictional TV-and-movie locations — think the Addams Family Mansion, Shady Pines, Dragonfly Inn, and more. They even have a ~key~ to Bates Motel but 10/10 would avoid at all costs.

    33. A W&P Porter ceramic mug as gorgeous as it is useful (I mean this screams Pinterest board). This is reusable, has a protective silicone sleeve, and comes with a secure lid press which makes this the ideal companion for their daily morning strolls.

    the black mug

    34. The Antiquarian Sticker Book rightfully described by one reviewer as mysterious and ooky. This features 1,000+ Victorian-inspired stickers that will make them feel as if they're flipping through a creepy carnival book — but like, in the best way possible.

    35. A three-tiered tabletop fountain for a more zen at-home workspace. A warm glow makes for a cozy environment, plus this mimics the ~tranquility~ that is the sound of flowing water — the stress that is an email ping will now be replaced by the sounds of nature instead. Huzzah.

    reviewer photo of the fountain with running water

    36. LAPCOS sheet masks available in a variety of formulas to tackle different skincare concerns. We highly recommend the red wine and escargot masks, the latter of which uses snail filtrate and chamomile flower to soothe irritation. Talk about ~slimy yet satisfying~.

    the wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks

    37. A digital alarm clock so chic that I think they may have just... become a morning person? ::insert image of Grinch's heart growing three sizes here:: This even has three USB ports, aka perhaps they'll actually remember to charge their phone so that it's *not* at 3% by the time they hit snooze.

    the alarm clock on a reviewer's nightstand

    38. A chain bracelet so timeless-yet-trendy, you really can't go wrong with it. Rest assured that unwrapping this gorgeous hunk of arm candy is all but guaranteed to make any recipient happy.

    model wearing the gold chain bracelet

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