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    Updated on Feb 26, 2020. Posted on Jan 28, 2019

    38 Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50 Anyone Would Love To Receive

    You don't have to spend a lot on your sweetie to give 'em a special something they'll love.

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    1. A darling Q&A a day journal to get to know your partner better, one question and day at a time — it's basically a three-year time capsule right at your hands.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My now-husband and I began filling out this book on our six-month anniversary. One wedding and one baby later, we ordered a second copy so we can continue asking each other a question each night. It's so neat to see how our answers have changed — or not! — over the years. This is now our favorite gift to give to friends who get engaged. I can't think of a more special way to get to know each other a little more every day." —E-Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $12.19.

    2. An electric fondue pot for a romantic treat at home that'll make them start singing Bieber's famous words, "Chillin' by the fire while we eatin' fondue" before they even realize it.

    Amazon

    It's ok, just let the lyrics spill out. Swaggy.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I had a great time with this fondue pot on Valentine's Day. We had bread and veggies in a beer cheese, steak, shrimp, and chicken in a Cuban broth, and then desserts in marshmallow and melted chocolate (all recipes found online that are like The Melting Pot). This pot did not burn anything. When things started to bubble, we turned it down and gave it a swirl with a spoon. Nothing got stuck to the sides. It worked PERFECTLY. The cord does come detached sort of easily so be close to an outlet so it doesn't pop out on accident. We had so much fun and will be doing this again. This is the best fondue pot I've had yet." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    3. Or, if you're somewhere warm enough to take the feasting outside, an all-inclusive two-person picnic backpack for a lovely date nestled in a cozy nook of a park or lakeshore.

    Amazon

    The cooler section keeps food cold and fresh, and the backpack is stocked with: a 45" x 52" plaid blanket, two stainless steel knives, two forks, two spoons, two BPA-free dinner plates, two plastic wine glasses, and two washable cotton napkins, plus salt-and-pepper shakers, a serrated butter/cheese knife, plastic chopping board, and corkscrew with bottle opener.

    Promising review: "Super nifty little bag. The plates, glasses, and everything is of good quality and well worth the price. The cooler section is plenty big for food items and is well-insulated. The backpack is comfortable to wear and has padded shoulder straps for when you want to carry ALL THE FOOD." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    4. A pair of sickeningly cute pillowcases for long-distance couples who would love nothing more than to cuddle and whisper sweet nothings in person.

    Amazon

    FYI, they're made with a cotton/polyester mix.

    Promising review: "Got this for me and my girlfriend while we do long distance. They're fun and a great way to help us feel close while we are so far apart. Pillow cases are exactly as pictured. There is a nice flap on the open end of the case to cover your pillow so the tag isn't sticking out." —Justin

    Get a pair from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in standard/queen and king sizes). Also available in body pillow sizes for $32.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. And a pair of incredibly cushy downproof pillows to send them off to dreamland swiftly and soundly, whether their person is there or not (*cry*).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Five years of trying all types and style of pillows and after a few months they would lose their semi-firm feeling and just go flat, or feathers would poke out — and I was buying supposedly high-end, $50 to $100 pillows. But I'm extremely happy with these. I sleep so much better now. If you want your head to sink a little, but not all the way, these are for you. Three months later, and they haven't lost their fluff." —A. Schuh

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in standard to king sizes, and normal and gusseted versions).

    6. And if you want to go the extra mile, a personalized face cushion, so they can quite literally cuddle with you(r head) when they're feeling the LDR blues.

    Firebox

    All *you* have to do upload a high-quality photo — now's not the time for mediocre mirror selfies!!

    Get it from Firebox for $32.99.

    7. An elegant wine decanter that's a must-have for any self-professed wine snobs — it'll let their reds breathe so their taste buds basically explode in happiness!

    Amazon

    It's made with handblown, lead-free crystal, works best with red wines, such as merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, and port, and fits an entire bottle of wine at once (if you're into that). Lots of reviewers have pointed out that the slanted top makes it suuuper easy to pour out once it's done aerating.

    Promising review: "All wine lovers should have a decanter. I really didn't know what I was missing until I bought this and let my tuscans and cabs sit for an hour or two before drinking. Really makes a huge difference." —Kyle

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    8. A scratch-off movie bucket list for 100 wonderful dates and memories — perfect for couples who love staying in, cuddling, and eating copious amounts of popcorn and candy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a small gift to send to my boyfriend, and it is perfect! He is a huge movie buff and has already scratched off some of his favorite classics, and now we are working through what's left on the list. I love the little images behind the 'scratch off,' because they definitely go with the movie theme, but you never know what they're going to be!" —Anna Maddamma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90 (also available for albums). Places and books versions are available on Uncommon Goods.

    9. An Amazon Fire TV Stick to help you in your quest to watch *all* the movies, or find new shows and documentaries to obsess over/debate/fall asleep to together.

    Amazon

    This new version has Alexa voice capabilities, so you can launch and control exactly what you watch and how you watch it with just your voice! Watch all of your faves from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, or CBS All Access, plus stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb Freedive, and others. And of course, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus songs with Prime Music!

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on the Fire Stick to learn more about why you need to hop on this product train.

    Get the normal and 4K remotes from Amazon for $39.99 each.

    10. Soft-to-the-touch double brushed microfiber sheets (which are supposedly softer and more breathable than Egyptian cotton!) that will rival those sheets from that super luxurious hotel y'all splurged on for that anniversary trip — yeah that one, but like, at a price point that won't make either of you wince.

    Amazon

    They're hypoallergenic, cool and breathable, and wrinkle-resistant. Aaaand they have super-deep pockets for thick mattresses (up to 14 inches!), stay nicely cool for hot sleepers and/or humid weather, but also heat up quickly on cold nights — basically, I'm convinced these sheets are sheer wizardry!

    Promising review: "My husband was impressed! Whenever he hears 'microfiber' he instantly thinks 'hot.' He is very hot-natured and wasn’t crazy about trying new sheets, but I put them on the bed anyway — the next morning he was actually still completely covered and slept like a baby! He didn’t sweat a bit! The sheets are so soft and comfortable. Not to mention they don’t wrinkle, which is even better!" —Margaret H. Parkman

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in twin to king sizes and four colors).

    11. A Tarte Pampe(red) & Pretty Set, because we all know ~getting ready~ is one of the best parts of any special occasion, and this trio makes nailing their V-Day lewk a snap with two red-hued bestsellers and jet-black mascara for fluttery "why, hello there" lashes.

    Amazon

    This set includes:

    Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Natural Beauty (a rosy red)

    Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in xoxo (red)

    Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara (black)

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    12. A lightweight two-person sleeping bag for the coziest camping trip of your lives — body heat helps too — because being smushed together isn't "too close for comfort" when you're with your person.

    Amazon

    This sleeping bag should fit anyone under six feet tall comfortably, but if you're taller than that, it might not be for you. Also! It comes with two small pillows, but if you prefer bigger pillows, I suggest you bring your own!

    Promising review: "My husband and I searched high and low for a double sleeping bag until we finally found this one, which doesn't cost an arm and a leg. We love to camp, but don't have the money to buy something super high-end. This is a fantastic bag for the price. It's very lightweight compared to most double bags, which makes for easy packing. The material is comfortable, and surprisingly warm for how light it is. This weekend, it succeeded in keeping us warm on a spring evening that reached a low of 25 degrees. It also kept us completely dry from morning condensation inside our tent. I highly recommend this bag to camping couples on a budget!" —Emj

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A silly and endearing "ussies" photo album, because you take so many of them anyways, might as well stick 'em in a book instead of leaving them to float around in cyberstorage.

    Amazon

    Because what's better than a personal Instagram album?

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

    14. Complementary "Mr. and Mrs." passport covers for wanderlust-driven couples who probably started planning their next vacation while they were still on their honeymoon.

    Amazon

    Especially when you can nab some sweet perks (see below review).

    Promising review: "My friends loved their passport covers. They took them on their honeymoon in Europe, and nearly every time they checked into a new hotel, they got an upgrade on their room. In Paris, the hotel gave them a bottle of champagne. All because the conversation started from those passport covers." —Rick Sanders

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $14.78.

    15. The appropriately-named Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat cookbook to transform their kitchen into the merriest of places, because cooking with someone special is a lot more sentimental than eating out.

    Penguin Random House

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+, Barnes and Noble for $12.99+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    And for more ideas, you can also snag her sophomore book, Cravings: Hungry for More!

    16. A five-sectioned nonstick skillet pan so any differences in breakfast opinions don't cause relationship rifts — they can keep their scrambled eggs, and you can have your glorious bacon.

    Amazon

    Its base distributes heat relatively evenly so you only need one burner, despite the large size, but reviewers recommend starting with food that takes longer to cook in the middle and leaving the sides for faster-cooking foods. You can also pop it into the oven (for up to 350 degrees!) if you're feeling some baked treats. And it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans — this just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix all the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook. I recommend this to pretty much anyone who likes to cook, but mostly to the ones that dread it! A++." —Dan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    17. Or a scrumptious Stonewall Kitchen pancakes, jam, and coffee kit to surprise them with a classic, homey ~breakfast in bed~ that literally no one would be upset about.

    Stonewall Kitchen

    This set includes:

    Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix

    Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (their top seller)

    Maple Syrup

    Coastal Morning Coffee

    Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $17.95. For a breakfast for two or more people, try their Down East Breakfast Gift.

    18. Love language tumblers that spell out the magical, ubiquitous word in American Sign Language — so they're always reminded of your love, no matter what the occasion or day.

    Uncommon Goods

    Made by a husband and wife duo, which is v fitting!

    Get the set of four from Uncommon Goods for $40.

    19. Or a book of love notes postcards that transform one word into a ~bounty of poems~, so you can leave little doses of affection in unexpected places for your partner to read and make their heart skip a few beats.

    Amazon, Abrams Books

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01, Barnes & Noble for $12, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    20. Or, to take matters of the heart into your own hand, an ingenious waterproof notepad to write down all the Shakespeare-worthy soliloquies that run through your mind while in the shower.

    Amazon

    Comes with two differently colored pencils, in case you don't recognize handwriting that's not your own...?

    Promising review: "I often have creative insights and great ideas in the shower, but by the time I left the shower and toweled off, those ideas would be gone. Now I just write them down as they happen! My husband and I now have an ongoing game going, so even showering becomes another relationship touchpoint in our busy days." —Wendelynn Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

    21. If you're going down a classic route, a heart-shaped bamboo plant or a basically unkillable succulent garden (for partners with less of a green thumb), both housed by gorgeous metallic heart vases they'll actually keep reusing.

    FTD

    A flower bouquet is pretty, but let's shoot for something that's a little less ephemeral.

    Get them from FTD: the bamboo plant for $36 and the succulent garden for $45.

    Check out "15 Of The Best Places To Order Flowers Online" for more gift ideas!

    22. A Winc monthly subscription with flavorful, in-house-produced wines delivered to your doorstep each month and curated to their specific tastes/preferences — and to secretly convince your S.O to love reds as much as you do.

    Winc

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review, "This Wine Subscription Service Will Change Your Life" to learn more!

    For subscription pricing, bottles start at $13 and you get free shipping when you order at least four bottles; you also get $20 off your first month's order.

    23. A luxuriously soft jersey or fleece robe with delicate piping/checkered detailing, pockets, and a belt that ties together the whole "don't bother me, I'm lounging" vibe together — your person won't be able to resist wearing this 24/7, promise me.

    Aerie, Nordstrom

    Get the woman's robe from Aerie for $39.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL two colors) and the men's robe from Nordstrom for $35.80 (originally $89.50; available in M/L and two colors).

    24. A gorgeous chef's cutting board made out of naturally contrasting acacia wood that's a real bang for its buck — it'll survive years and probably decades of culinary adventures with nary a scratch!

    Amazon

    FYI, buff any bumps that might pop up with fine grain sandpaper. And, very importantly, coat your board with butcher's block oil and allow to sit at least one hour prior to use.

    Promising review: "This cutting board is beautiful and functional! I cook a lot and use this board several times a day. No matter what I've cut on it, or which knife I've used, the surface remains unscarred. There are no knife marks. No stains. It sits about 3" off the counter surface, which also makes it really nice for cutting, chopping, and preparing ingredients. Other than oiling it occasionally with olive, avocado, or coconut oil, the board has required no maintenance. We've had it for nearly five years and I can honestly say that we'll have it for another 25 or more! :)" —Dani

    Get it from Amazon for $48.40 (available in a variety of other designs and thickness, mostly thinner cutting boards).

    25. A quirky astronaut or weiner tie, because everyone needs a fun, conversation-starting number in their arsenal of otherwise monochrome and striped ties.

    Ties.com

    Get them from Ties.com for $29 each: astronauts and weiners (available in skinny, standard, and extra long widths).

    26. A Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Mini Set, because now is the best time for them to start taking care of their skin — and for you to mooch off...I mean, to learn alongside them! Plus it's perfect for traveling, in case you're looking to book it out of town soon.

    Anisha Sisodia

    This set includes:

    –Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence

    –Dr. Oracle A-Thera Peeling Stick

    –Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water

    –The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule

    –Easydew EX Repair Control EGF

    –La'Dor Keratin Power Glue

    –Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner

    –SkinRx Lab MadeCera Face Cream

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

    Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack

    –A holographic cosmetic bag (can't stop staring...@___@)

    Get it from Soko Glam for $32 (valued at over $63).

    27. A polished top-zip toiletry bag to neatly fit all of your travel necessities in, for any and all romantic getaways in your near future.

    Neiman Marcus Last Call

    Get it from Neiman Marcus Last Call for $37.50 (originally $50; available in two colors).

    28. A dainty gold-plated zodiac sign necklace for the person who definitely looked up your birth chart before even meeting you...in order to determine if you two would be a ~match made in heaven~, of course.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "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

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

    29. A gold-plated Alex and Ani wrap ring that'll never go out of style, for as long as you both shall live.

    Overstock, Zappos

    To be clear, you don't have to be married. You can buy it for a friend, or yourself! As queen Michelle Yeoh said during her Profile interview, "I don’t wait for people to give me presents." 💍

    Get it from Overstock for $26.99 (rose gold) or Zappos for $28 (gold; size adjusts between sizes 5–7).

    30. A delicious Harry & David set, because chocolate and wine might be the only two things in life that go together than you two. 💞

    Harry & David

    Get it from Harry & David for $49.99+.

    31. A glittery, heart-filled Truly Organic face mask that'll beg the question, "Dew you love me?" Well, if someone cares enough about treating your skin to high-performing ingredients like retinol, Vitamin C, and antioxidants, then the answer is YES.

    Free People

    This mask is also vegan, organic, and cruelty-free! Zing!

    Get it from Free People for $14.

    32. A gorgeous handblown glass wishing ball to write down all of your romantic musings and wishes for your future ~together~ — and, what a gorgeous piece of decor at that!

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I love giving this to young couples getting married with a little note stating that they should write down lovely quotes to each other throughout the years and then break it open on a special anniversary to read and cherish them." —K

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.

    33. A colorful pack of Pair of Thieves socks, because everyone could always use more socks (to make up for the deficit of constantly lost socks!!), and whoever says no is lying or doesn't live somewhere with a harsh winter!

    Pair of Thieves

    Get both five-pair sets from Pair of Thieves for $40: women's set and men's set.

    34. A decadent chocolate gift basket sure to satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths out there — I mean, when there are Ghirardelli and Lindt treats in the mix, you're looking at a fail-safe gift!

    GiftTree

    To get down to the sweet specifics, this basket includes:

    –Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares

    –Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate with Caramel Squares

    –Ghirardelli Dark Sea Salt & Caramel Squares

    –Seattle Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

    –Chocolate Chip Cookies

    –Lindt Dark Chocolate Orange Bar

    –Almond Roca

    Get it from GiftTree for $39.95.

    Check out "21 Of The Best Places To Order Gift Baskets Online" for more gift ideas!

    35. A Plated meal subscription so you can cook up a storm together, instead of ordering takeout for the millionth time. Everything comes pre-portioned and with easy-to-follow, photographed instructions, so it's not daunting at all.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Read my full review on the meal service in "11 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#4)! And for a full rundown of eight different meal kits, including Plated, check out "Here's How 8 Meal Kits Actually Stack Up In The Kitchen."

    Get a meal plan from Plated starting from $9.95+ per serving, or $47.80+ per week, depending on how many servings per box (two to four) and how many nights per week (two to four). You also get 25% off your first four weeks right now!

    36. A Jack Black skincare set that'll treat your dude's face, body, and hair juuust right and help them get all of that dirt, oil, and buildup plaguing their pores — prepare your "you're welcome" speech.

    instagram.com

    This set includes:

    Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser with Sage and Aloe: a two-in-one facial cleanser and toner that removes deep-down dirt and oil for clear, smooth, shave-ready skin — oat- and coconut-derived, sulfate-free surfactants cleanse the skin, while witch hazel acts as an astringent and antioxidant

    Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 with Blue Algae Extract and Sea Parsley: an emollient, antioxidant/vitamin heavy formula that visibly improves skin's overall appearance and provides lasting hydration without oiliness or heaviness

    Cool Moisture Body Lotion with Soy Protein, Vitamin E, and Jojoba: a lightweight, quick-penetrating lotion that helps nourish skin as it cools, soothes irritated and/or overheated skin, and hydrates

    True Volume Thickening Shampoo with Expansion Technology, Basil, and White Lupine: a sulfate-free shampoo that removes oils, dirt, and product build-up, while helping hair look and feel thicker

    Charcoal Body Bar Massaging Soap with Jojoba and Seaweed Extract: deodorizes, cleanses and exfoliates skin, while the unique raised nubs massage muscles and relive tension (ahhh)

    Get it from Amazon for $39.20 (valued at $72).

    37. A Tile Pro, because nothing says "I love you" more than "Stop losing your freaking keys!!!"

    Amazon

    It's water-resistant, twice as loud as the Tile Mate, and works within a whopping 300 feet Bluetooth range! If you keep your Tile app running in the background and it will remember the last place and time you had your item.

    Promising review: "I bought the two-pack to split with my boyfriend, who always loses his keys. The Tiles have become a lifesaver and we have only had them for a couple of weeks. I really like that they have a replaceable battery that you can change, instead of having to throw them away when the battery dies." —Michael.B

    Get one from Amazon for $34.93.

    38. An acrylic wall mirror that'll just about sum up your thoughts about your relationship — just as simple as that: you, me, and a whole lot of 😍 yes 😍.

    Urban Outfitters

    It features dual sawtooth hooks on the back for easy hanging.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $39).

    May you feel the love as strongly as Sailor Moon does this Valentine's Day:

    Toei Animation

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