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    36 Valentine's Day Gifts That Only Look Expensive

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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.

    Promising review: "I love this poster! I teach science and my classroom is "mineral" themed. The paper is thick and textured. The print is beautiful and colorful. The wooden hanging posts mean that the poster hangs straight straight out of the shipping tube. This was back-ordered so it took a while to arrive but it was well worth the wait. Lovely." —Volcanomom

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


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    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 (you get two of each: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and vanilla, or several different three- or six-pack varieties).

    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 $14.99 (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 $14.74.

    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 they can build up for a bolder color.

    Winky Lux

    Get it from Winky Lux for $16 (also available in pink and orange).

    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 $18.98 (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 $19.97.

    Promising review: "Do you like to look fancy? Are you the type of person who holds your pinky out when you sip tea? Or maybe you just want people to think you do? Then buy this board, pick up some fancy cheeses, nuts, grapes and crackers and set it out when you have guests. They won’t disagree with anything you say all evening because they will recognize you’re a person of impeccable taste and class." —R. Gagel

    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 (also available in direwolf head beer openers).

    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 $19.89.

    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 $7.99 (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 tin of Glossier's Glitter Gelee, a multi-dimensional gel they can apply with a dab of their finger or an angled brush for an instant ~glow up.~

    I have this, and it's so pretty and easy to apply!

    Get it from Glossier for $14 (available in four shades).

    Right now, you can get a free deluxe sample of Glossier's You perfume with any order of $50+!

    15. A gold-trimmed box of Earl Grey that'll make you both 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 $7.75.

    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 rose quartz air plant holder for those who have never gotten over those pun-filled elementary school valentines. This is the grown-up version of saying "YOU ROCK!"


    Bonus if you awkwardly run away to re-enact the encounter with your closest friends after handing it over.

    Get it from Auramore on Etsy for $24.40.

    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 they never knew they needed for a restaurant-quality date night at home.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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 8 oz bags of chocolate and melts it quickly. Cleanup 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 $12.99 and the one on the right for $17.10.

    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 $16.

    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.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Not into hearts? You can get a regular round mini waffle maker from the same brand 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 — what a thoughtful gift!! Their bar cart is going to look SO fancy now.


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

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    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. Aka it's a gift for YOU too.


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

    Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $22.99 (also available in copper).

    25. And Date Night In, 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 $20.99.

    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 $29.98+ (available in two lengths).

    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 $16.98+ (available in sizes S–L and six colors and lingerie cuts and styles).

    Promising review: "High-waisted lingerie, super sexy! My partner loved it, especially the velvet & lace. It’s really really good quality for the price. Got it in green and red and both are gorgeous. I wear so many high-waisted bottoms I wanted to add some more high-waisted panties to my collection, the fact that this is a set with a matching is top is just to die for!" —Kat

    28. Or a gorgeous lavender lace Savage x Fenty bra and undies sett because it's like giving a gift straight from Rihanna to your S.O. — for way less than you'd think.

    Savage x Fenty

    Get it from Savage x Fenty for $15 (available in sizes XS–XL and 1X–3X and five colors).

    29. 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.

    30. 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 $23.95.

    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

    31. 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 19.55.

    32. Touchscreen 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 $19.99+ (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

    33. A five-piece set of rose gold makeup brushes with super soft, densely packed synthetic hairs designed to create a flawless and airbrushed final look. And they'll look really cool sitting out on the vanity or bathroom counter.


    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.24.

    Promising review: "After seeing these types of makeup brushes plastered all over Instagram, I decided to try them out. They were cheap enough so I figured if I didn't like 'em, no harm really done. Well, I LOVE them. I haven't used my other makeup brushes or my sponge since. The two larger ones I use for liquid foundation and under-eye concealer. The largest one is also fantastic to smooth out & blend your makeup look. The three smaller ones I use to contour and highlight. These work with both powder and liquid. I also feel like these are more sanitary than the beauty blender I was using every day (though I cleaned it often). I can't believe I waited this long to try them!" —Liz

    34. A (squeak-free) jade roller and gua sha set that'll be like giving the gift of an at-home facial treatment, but for way less $$$.


    It can help their skin absorb products better and increase circulation. And it just *feels* really great, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a bigger size for $8.49).

    Promising review: "Finally caved and had to see what the jade craze was about. I started using this before bed during my nightly cleansing routine. It is quiet and the coolness of the stone feels great on your skin. Love that are is two different sizes on each end making it great for small areas like under your eyes and big areas like the rest of your face..or a nice body massage! I've been struggling with tired dark eyes and so far after a week the puffiness has dramatically decreased. This roller would make a really great gift as well." —Amazon Customer

    35. An insanely pretty celestial journal (hello, gold foil stars) to inspire short and sweet daily reflections. There are only a few lines per day, so encourage them to use them well!


    It's gorgeous AND durable, so they'll actually want to use it for the full five years. The pages also also gilded. FANCY!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.13.

    Promising review: "This book is gorgeous in person. The photos can’t do justice to the way it catches the light or the way the padded cover feels in your hands. It’s small enough to carry with me which makes it much more likely I’ll remember to write in it. The inside is as nice as the outside and the pages have character without too much distracting detail. There’s a nice ribbon bookmark to keep your page and the pages have gilt edges. I’ve had a five-year journal before but I’m truly excited to start writing in this one." —Evangeline

    36. And a deck of 24k gold foil playing cards for making 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 $6.99 (also available in silver).

    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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