Skip To Content

    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.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There is lots of Disney foodie history in it, plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are fun maps of each of the parks inside where the food is located from which makes it fun. As an avid Disney fan, I have never seen a cookbook like this." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $15.77.

    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
    InklingsPaperie / Etsy

    Get it from InklingsPaperie on Etsy for $3+.

    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
    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three sizes and three finishes).

    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.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My husband LOVES Alfredo, but I HATE the constant stirring of the sauce, so I rarely make it! For Christmas, my husband invested in his future and bought me this self stirrer. I was incredibly sure that this gadget would never be able to manage the thick sauce and that I would end up whisking the night away. I will come before you now and claim that this was AMAZING!! I literally walked away and prepped other ingredients and walked back to the stove where my PERFECTLY COMBINED sauce sat. Truly a product worth its money!" —Kate

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    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
    Novel Tea Tins / Etsy

    Get it from Novel Tea Tins on Etsy for $16.95.

    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
    Glossier

    These cruelty-free, hypoallergenic come in a variety of delicious scents and tints ranging from birthday cake and berry to mint and coconut.

    Promising review: "So I'm usually a coconut/vanilla kind of gal. Anything along those lines are my fave scents and flavors, so naturally I have the birthday cake and coconut balm dot coms. However, berry is a GAME-CHANGER. I never like these kind of scents, but oh my it smells like food?! Like apple crumble?!!!! So delish, and the tint is amazing. I actually purchased one for my office and one for home (with no regrets)." —Sophie

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee-loving friends." —Brad Lemons

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85 (available in three sizes and five styles).

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just wanted a small Bluetooth speaker for bedtime audio books. This is louder than I expected and my son just loves it! It is easy to keep nearby because of its small size, and I am happy with this purchase!" —ray cerda

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in four styles).

    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
    Chatty Feet

    Get it from Chatty Feet for $12 (available in two sizes).

    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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Disco Kitten: This peel-off masks uses soothing oat extract and exfoliating gem powder to reveal a brighter, more illuminated complexion. It also dries with a silver chrome finish (see photo above).

    Sugar Kitten: Hydration! Hydration! Hydration! If your complexion is feeling dry, this ruby powder and hyaluronic acid duo provides a ton of moisture and dew in just 20 minutes.

    Space Kitten: This dries as black glitter which *adjusts glasses* wow. Charcoal, sapphire, and diamond powder with royal blue glitter exfoliate and prevent the formation of blackheads and excess sebum. Breakouts + excess oil = when you apply this peel-off.

    Promising review (Disco Kitten): "One of the best peel-off masks I have used. Scent is really light and pleasant, not overpowering. Skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant after use. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily!" –Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.28.

    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
    LettuceBuildaHouse / Etsy

    Get it from LettuceBuildaHouse on Etsy for $5.95.

    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.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get them from Amazon for $11.98.

    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
    AbbieRenIllustration / Etsy

    Get it from AbbieRenIllustration on Etsy for $25.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "BEST PURCHASE. I love them so much! I get a lot of compliments on how real they look and they are perfect size and great quality." —Kaitlyn

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in three finishes and three sizes).

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I gotta say this is as close to fast food ice as you can get from a home ice cube tray. It's the perfect shaped ice. It is easily chewed. I've tried the big ice balls made for whiskey glasses and they seem to melt so fast. This simple ice is much better for everyday drinks." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.91.

    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
    JNCandleCo / Etsy

    Get it from JNCandleCo on Etsy for $12+ (available in six sizes and nine scents).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter's room." —A. Handy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect way to get started again after 40 years! This kit includes everything you need with a review of the stitches. I throughly enjoyed it. Perfect for beginners or fun for the experienced. Plenty of thread with a lot left over. I am ready for my next project!" —$9.99 (available in 28 designs).

    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
    Dovetail

    Get it from Amazon for $18.54, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $23, or check your local library.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this reed diffuser. I haven’t had one in ages because I haven’t found a scent I like and fake scents make me sick. I was actually on the search for a sandalwood rose when this came across my path. It’s not overwhelming and has made my master bedroom like a whole new world. It’s relaxing, grounding, and sensual." —AK7903

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three scents).

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It works really well and my rice comes out perfect every time! I love that it keeps the rice warm after it cooks so when I go for more rice it’s still fresh!!! Honestly best purchase I’ve bought in a while and the pink color is really cute." —baby

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    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
    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.59, or check your local library.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this drain topper! I have a Kohler tub with a center drain and the rubber ring on the stopper wasn’t holding a grip. This has solved everything! When finished just press against the inside of the tub and no one can see it. One of my best purchases and cost is so reasonable!" —Lori Ozrech

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My mom wanted to get my brother cuff links for Christmas. We looked everywhere for initial or monogrammed. She is 95 and on a budget but wanted something nice. These were perfect. Well-made, quality material. They were both pleased with the cuff links." —Jean A. Kirby

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in all 26 letters).

    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
    Amazon

    The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild actually has a few different planters to choose from, including Jane Austen and Einstein.

    Promising review: "I love it! I am OBSESSED with Jane Austen so I ordered this for my desk. It is small, about the size of a teacup, but makes me smile every time I see it." —Madelyn Petrovich

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've tried many sleep masks but this is the only one I like. The foam around the eye sockets is soft and covered with soft material that forms a seal around my eye sockets. This makes it very comfortable and shields out any light, even if I want to take a nap during the day! I have been able to regulate my sleep better because I put it on when I want to sleep and I am not awakened by light until I want to be. I usually stay up until at least midnight and wake up the minute the sun comes out but I've been able to sleep many hours more that usual. This is THE ONLY mask I give as a gift and the recipients tell me they have gotten the same response — longer sleep in the morning. Excellent buy!" —Fanceyfootwork

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    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
    PheonixFelicis / Etsy

    Get it from PheonixFelicis on Etsy for $5.56.

    Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

    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
    Vintage

    Get it from Amazon for $11.78, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.59, or check your local library.

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed." —Emily G.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was super nervous about purchasing, because I know pictures can sometimes be deceiving. It looks just like the photo, so glad I bought it! Wasn’t sure if medium would fit me, but you can wear the bottoms high rise (no adjustable pull strings) and the top has adjustable straps. Overall, cutest pajama set I’ve ever seen, satisfied and will definitely be purchasing more in the future." —Luna Contreras

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift and it was a huge hit. The packaging was really well designed and looked awesome. The product actually works too! It kept my whiskey drinks cold for the whole night without swapping out the cube. Suprisingly, the glass was actually really nice quality as well. The size, shipping speed, and quality were all as advertised." —Loladex

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    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.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Who doesn't love anything Twin Peaks? Looks exactly like the one Agent Dale Cooper used when he stayed at The Great Northern. Very nostalgic of the greatest TV series ever made." —lHicks

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 15 colors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this portable ceramic mug! It's comfortable and cozy to hold because of the rubber lining that surrounds three-quarters of the ceramic. I like that the rubber also covers the bottom of the mug so that I can set it down on my desk without making a sound, but it's so nice to be able to sip from the ceramic at the top (if you take the lid off) because it feels like you're using a regular coffee mug (rather than a travel mug). It's incredibly convenient to be able to microwave it when you want to reheat your drink. All around I think it's worth the price." —elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Use this to create collages, decorate notebooks, and DIY water bottles, or simply flip through the pages and ogle at the lovely (and often weird) stickers inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it's running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I've tried work quite so well, I'm impressed and happy with this purchase." —I'm Rod, that's all

    Get it from Amazon for $18.74.

    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
    instagram.com / Via @lapcos_usa

    Promising review: "These masks are literally the best! No joke! I’ve had facial upon facial and the first time I used the Escargot mask, my face was soft, smooth and my redness was gone. I’m obsessed!!" —Casey J. Little

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14 (available in 12 different formulas).

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock... sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the B-Jesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59+ (available in two colors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This bracelet is as beautiful as it looks on the photo. It has a tiny charm that says 'chain of hope' by the clasp. I love that this company uses proceeds from the sale of the bracelet to bring water to people in need." —b. swale

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    Did you know BuzzFeed Shopping can now send you product recommendations RIGHT to your phone?!

    illustrated graphic
    BuzzFeed

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form