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    33 Valentine's Day Gifts That Only Look Expensive

    We're talking gorgeous and thoughtful gifts to keep them from having a broken heart... and keep you from being broke

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    1. A reproduced vintage mineral poster (complete with everything you need to hang it) for the person who is truly your ~rock~.


    Did you steal this from the Museum of Natural History? No! It's made right here in the USA from sustainably-sourced wood.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    2. A surprisingly inexpensive quartz watch to make any outfit look complete (and completely professional).


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "For a $15 watch, you’d think... This is just a piece of junk! But believe me when I tell you... in this case you don’t get what your pay for. This watch is just awesome and very minimalistic. It can go with any outfit and virtually every color. I have given it a lot of use and and it still works and feels like new. The band is really comfortable and given its minimalistic shape, you won’t really notice it's there unless you look down. People will ask you where you bought it. They will not expect when you say it was $15." —Ramses

    3. A six-pack of Popbar hot chocolate on a stick, the coziest way to kiss the traditional powdered stuff goodbye forever.

    Just heat up a mug of milk, pop one of these babies in, and stir until fully melted. Then simply enjoy the easiest, most gourmet hot chocolate ever!

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99. Available in two kinds of variety packs: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and vanilla (two of each) ~or~ milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, peppermint, and mocha (one of each). Also available in smaller and larger size variety packs.

    Promising review: "Great item. We enjoyed the hot chocolate. I gave them as gifts as well. It is real hot chocolate — not like the instant stuff. I didn't even know there was anything like this. Glad I stumbled upon them. They were a big hit." —Watch bobble

    4. A gorgeous textured travel wallet that'll store their cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch. You can't afford the fancy vacation together yet, but this is the first step!


    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 34 colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    5. A jar of luxurious whipped body butter infused with mango butter, cocoa butter, and avocado oil and sculpted into a flower petal design.


    A little goes a long way, so the jar will last quite a long time!

    Get it from Tailored Soap on Etsy for $19.95+. Available in nine colors and scents.

    6. A beautifully illustrated edition of Shakespeare's love sonnets for a gift that's more lovely than a summer's day.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.35.

    Promising review: "I believe that the author of these sonnets would be proud to be represented by Ms Keegan's illustrations. They are bright, clever, and illustrate the meanings so well... nicely done. I'm proud to leave this little book on the coffee table!" —Stewart

    7. An almost-too-cute-to-use heart-shaped lipstick with a duo core (darker inside, lighter outside) for a natural flush you can build up for a bolder color.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $14 (available in red and pink).

    8. A pair of metallic-accent headphones that'll say "I love you so much, I'm ok with you not listening to me."


    Get them from Amazon for $14.98 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "This is my second pair of these, I loved the first pair to death! Used them daily for general music listening and also while working out. Stayed in place while running and jumping around. The cord is nice and long and I never had issues when I used it with my phone while working out. They held up to sweat and mild condensation. Noise cancellation was great. Like that they can fold up for throwing in my gym bag or carry-on while flying." —Kasha L.

    9. A gorgeous Milani eyeshadow palette packed with 12 buttery shimmer, glitter, and matte shades for Naked palette looks at a fraction of the price.

    I have this palette and use it alllll the time — the shadows apply so easily, with minimal fallout!

    Get it (exclusively!) from Walmart for $14.97 (available in three other color palettes).

    10. A cheese board and serving platter perfectly sized for entertaining — or just a cozy date night in for two. You'll ~brie~ so happy you bought it!


    It's made from environmentally-friendly bamboo, and it even has the names of different cheeses emblazoned on it for a ~fancier~ look.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this charcuterie and cheese board! The hubby and I love winding down with some wine, cheese and charcuterie. We have tried other boards, and usually the crackers tumble off the board as I walk from the kitchen to the couch (Yes I am clumsy). The nice thing about this board is that is comes with grooves on each side to hold things like crackers, or olives or nuts, things that usually roll off my other boards haha." —Foreverjaded

    11. A Game of Thrones bottle opener shaped like the emblem of the Hand of the Queen, meaning it's the perfect gift for anyone who lives by the quote "I drink and I know things."


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I bought this opener for my girlfriend who loves lagers just as much as I do. She absolutely adores it. This seriously makes the perfect gift for any Game of Thrones enthusiast who is also enthused to throw some cold ones down the hatch. If you or your good friend love Daenerys, cannot open your Heineken with your teeth, and you do not buy this bottle opener, then 'you know nothing, Jon Snow.'" —Luke Shray

    12. A pair of truly ~stellar~ ear climbers made of white gold–plated copper and sparkling cubic zirconia — they'll think you bought them at a fancy local boutique.


    Bonus: they come in a gift box so you really don't have to think hard about how to wrap 'em.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.89.

    Promising review: "These are so lovely. Well packaged and I get many compliments on the design and sparkle. Loved wearing them for holiday parties." —Teresa

    13. Personalized cufflinks to help your significant other always give a great ~initial~ first impression.


    Get them from Amazon for $8.99. Also available in silver tone.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my fiancé's father for our wedding coming up. I was blown away by how great quality these are! If you are looking for a great product at a decent price, these are the ones you want! They even come in a cool gift box." —Amazon Customer

    14. A glitter-filled picture frame shaped like a rose quartz crystal for the person whose ~intentions~ are to gaze adoringly at the photo of the two of you sitting on their desk.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5 (originally $8; also available in purple).

    15. A gold-trimmed box of Earl Grey that'll make you feel like you're having high tea at Buckingham Palace. Great for when you guys are catching up on the most recent season of The Crown.

    Get a box of 20 sachets from Amazon for $6.64.

    Check out all the available blends.

    Promising review: "Great tea! I have bought many other flavor of teas from this company. My all time favorite is Earl Grey so I don't know why I hadn't bought this sooner. Buying from Amazon actually saved me money and I got it a lot sooner than buying direct from company. The tin is great for other uses when you have drank all the tea. Also, I so love the tea in sachets rather than in the paper bags...such a more full bodied flavor." —Cely Smith

    16. A gold-dipped geode succulent planter for those who have never gotten over those pun-filled elementary school valentines. This is the grown-up version of that.


    Bonus if you awkwardly shout "YOU ROCK!" when you hand it over and then run away to re-enact the encounter with your closest friends.

    Get it from Air Friend on Etsy for $15.

    17. A dainty gold-plated necklace with rhinestones in the shape of their zodiac sign's constellation, perfect for the person who looked up your compatibility before agreeing to date you.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.50 (available in all 12 zodiac signs).

    Promising review: "Very happy with this, I've been wearing it frequently since I bought it two months ago. So far it's held up well. It's a pretty, delicate, subtle way to tell the world about my trashy astrology obsession." —Amazon Customer

    18. An electric chocolate fondue melter with two heat settings, a spatula, 10 skewers, and 10 forks. Basically it's everything you never knew you needed.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    Promising review: "It’s just perfect. I make several kinds of chocolate dipped foods during the holidays...pretzels, etc. the smaller melters were such a hassle and I kept having to stop dipping to melt more chocolate. This melter holds at least two 8oz bags of chocolate and melts it quickly. Clean up is a breeze. It’s a real time saver and I’m really happy with it. I may not use it often, but when I do it really does the trick." —G. Duynslager

    19. A stoneware cactus vase for that special someone you'd prick every time. Uh, I mean PICK every time.


    Get the one on the left from Amazon for $17.82 (vase on the right is currently unavailable).

    Promising review: "Super super cute!! I fell in love the min I looked at this vase and it’s even more beautiful in person. It’s a must have!!" —Aarti K.

    20. Or a four-pack of hanging vases to turn the cheapest bouquet into gorgeous wall art.


    They're made of sturdy borosilicate glass and hang right on the wall — they have a hole in the pack perfect for perching right on a nail.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99.

    Promising review: "These are an affordable and easy way to add texture to a wall. They are easy to hang and get many compliments from guests." —Amazon Customer

    21. A dozen moisturizing, all-natural bath bombs that'll be *almost* as good as a whole weekend at the spa — but infinitely cheaper.


    Each bomb has a different scent, but they're all made with grapeseed oil, coconut oil and vitamin E!

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    Promising review: "My new holy grail bath product! I used to be an avid LUSH fan, but I'll never buy another of their bath bombs after trying these! They're about half the size of a typical LUSH bomb, but 100x more moisturizing. They also leave your skin lightly scented, which I love. They are packed full of color, but left zero residue in my tub — I just did a quick rinse with water after it drained. These also come beautifully packaged. They'd make a perfect gift." —Jason C.

    22. A heart-shaped waffle maker to add an extra touch of romance to breakfast in bed — or give you a reason to save money by not going out to brunch.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    Not into hearts? You can get a regular round mini waffle maker from the same brand from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).

    23. A made-in-Italy, seven-piece decanter set that'll look like an antique you inherited from your grandparents.


    It comes with six cut rocks glasses, a decanter, and a stopper.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    Promising review: “I bought this for a Dirty Santa game with friends. The look on everyone’s faces when it was opened was purely priceless. No one could believe I attained such a nice set for the price limits we had set. There was some fighting over this one, I’ll tell you that. I hear it’s still in use today.” —Jonathan J. Weeks

    24. A set of golden measuring cups and spoons to encourage your flat lay–loving boo to bake more often.


    Plus, the measurements are stamped right on the bottom, making them super easy to read!

    Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $26.55.

    25. And a cookbook chock-full of recipes (for both food AND cocktails) you can make together. It's like giving the gift of quality time — and you know you'll have to do some ~spooning~ after.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.29.

    Promising review: "I am enjoying this book immensely! I find the recipes to be accessible, but fancy enough for a date night. I have tried several recipes, and have a dozen more tagged to whip up over the summer. I enjoy the bubbly, passionate writing in regards to her love of her husband, it inspires me to continually look at my partner in that light." —Amazon Customer

    26. A dainty, 14k gold-fill pendant for anyone with an (anatomically correct) heart of gold.


    Get it from CY Design Studio on Etsy for $24.99.

    27. An eyelash lace and velvet lingerie set so gorgeous, it's almost rude to wear clothes on top of it.


    Get the set from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in sizes S–L and 27 colors and lingerie cuts and styles).

    Promising review: "I purchased the eyelash lace velvet set in the color blue. It is a beautiful deep teal color and shockingly good quality for the price. I love the different style approach to a sexy little set and I can’t wait to wear it & either show it off or just enjoy it all by myself!" —WorkHardPlayHard

    28. A travel-themed mason jar bank, because instead of spending money on pricey gifts, you both should save your extra coinage for a trip together.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $6.99.

    29. A set of eight faceted chilling rocks for the booze (or coffee, or tea, or whatever) aficionado whose arch-nemesis is diluted, watery drinks.


    Get a set of eight (plus silicone-tipped tongs and a storage box) from Amazon for $29.95.

    Promising review: "You can just put the whole tray in the freezer and not worry about losing them! I like my drinks to have ice, but do not like when it's diluted. These are just perfect to keep my drinks cold! I'm thinking about getting these for everyone in the office as a fancy and inexpensive gift to keep everyone happy with their drinks! CHEERS!!" —Issy

    30. A strand of string lights where the lights are — wait for it — champagne bottles! Talk about adding a ~pop~ of fun to your shared living space, right?


    Get a pack from Amazon for 16.10.

    31. Touch screen leather gloves so beautiful, your S.O. will immediately break into a (gloved) round of applause. Aaaand they're lined with a cashmere blend to stay toasty warm for the (long) rest of winter.


    Holding hands in coordinating colorful gloves? Be still my heart.

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 13 colors).

    Promising review: "Love, Love, Love these gloves! They work amazing and I have gotten so many compliments on them. They are warm and work awesome with my phone. Both gloves have three fingers that work with touch screen: thumb, index and middle." —rcollins

    32. A deck of 24k gold foil playing cards to make game night at home seem like a classy affair.


    You've probably seen those ~real gold~ playing cards with 100 dollar bills printed on the back, but these with the metallic plain design are WAY more elegant.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.59.

    33. And a set of shatterproof champagne flutes for the couple who brings the bubbly wherever they go.


    The shape of the glasses help preserve carbonation, and the ergonomic indent in the side (for your thumb) is great for anyone known to drop things. ::raises hand::

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $25.90.

    Promising review: "I bought both the wine glasses and champagne flutes. Was worried they would look cheap and ugly.....they didn't! Friends are shocked they're not glass. Lightweight, perfect for our boozy concert picnics in DC, where no one wants to give up form for function. Don't wash in dishwasher and they'll last a long, long time I think. Just bought two sets (wine and champagne) for two friends and I'm positive they'll love them as much as I do." —A.D.

    Inexpensive gifts = more money you two can spend on a bottle of bubbly!

    Warner Bros.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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