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    24 Of The Best Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50

    My love for you is worth this much. The rest is in my heart, obviously.

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    1. A cute-as-a-button journal that makes getting to know your partner better as easy as a question a day β€” hello, three-year time capsule.

    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 β€” or not! β€” 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." β€”E-Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $12.19.

    2. An ingenious waterproof notebook to write down all the Shakespeareworthy soliloquies that run through your mind while in the shower.

    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." β€”Wendelynn Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

    3. Sickeningly cute pillowcases for lovesick long-distance couples who have to resist flying to their S.O. every week (for the sake of the bank account).

    Luckily these are way cheaper than plane tickets!

    Promising review: "Got this for me and my girlfriend while we do long distance. Its 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." β€”Justin

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

    4. A quirky zombie/pirate/ninja or mesmerizing galaxy tie, because if you're gonna go with a "traditional" gift, might as well jazz it up. Who doesn't love a fun print?,

    Promising review (for the galaxy tie): "It is difficult to find unusual or novelty ties like this, especially in extra long. Bonus: instructions are printed on the inside of the box*!" β€”Supapam

    *Yes, it's time you REALLY learned. No judgment, of course.

    Get them from for $25 each β€” the zombie/pirate/ninja one here and the galaxy one here.

    5. A gorgeous handblown glass ~wishing ball~ to write down romantic musings and wishes/goals for the future for an extra dose of daily/weekly thoughtfulness.

    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." β€”K

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.

    6. Or a few geometric wall planters for plants in out-of-the-ordinary places β€” so elegant yet minimalistic.

    Promising review: "These are perfect size for my air plants. The size and shape are just as described. Very easy to hang and comes with the 4 prong holder that you just have to hammer into the wall. I will be buying more! Great way to add some accents to any room." β€”Gym Chic

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.

    7. A book of love-entwined poetry postcards so you can leave little doses of affection in unexpected places for your partner to read.

    Promising review: "Perfect in every way. I have been randomly leaving these around the house so that special someone has a little unexpected surprise. Hanging each one on the wall afterwards and going to make a collage out of them!" β€”Hpets

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01.

    8. A custom full-grain leather belt that's definitely the stylish (and most personalized) way to wear jeans, in my humble opinion.

    Plus, it'll stand out from the rest of their belts and they'll NEVER forget who gave them this beautiful piece.

    Get it from RSVP Handcrafted on Amazon Handmade for $37.99+ (sizes 24-inch to 54-inch* and customize color, pattern, and name tag color, and optional initials for $4 extra).

    *FYI: The belt size is the length from the buckle fold to the middle hole, NOT the waist or pant size. Ex: If your pant size is 30 inches, you'll need the 32-inch belt size.

    9. A date night snack subscription box for when you get sick of your typical dinner-and-movie rendezvous, as great as those are.

    🎢 Spice up your date night / People of the world 🎢

    It's a surprise every month, so I can't really tell you what's in it fo sho, but the contents could include DIY activities, cooking/baking ingredients, or an adventure guide with supplies. Ships on the 5th of every month!

    Get it from the SnackSack on Cratejoy for $21.50+ per month.

    10. A multicolored, accordionlike book light to accompany all those real ones β€” and it's a gift that *won't* require recipients to ~read between the lines~, no matter what stage of the relationship game you're at.

    It's rechargeable and runs up to eight hours on a full charge!

    Promising review: "This a beautiful product. I wanted a Lumio after I saw it on Shark Tank, but they want nearly $200 for it?! The Excelvan is just as great and made out of excellent quality wood. Buying a few more for the house: it's the perfect amount of early morning light or soft yellow evening light." β€”misschriss

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    11. An all-things-included two-person picnic backpack for many outdoor food and lounging excursions during long sunny days (ahead).

    The cooler section keeps food cold and fresh and the backpack as a whole 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    12. A silly and endearing photo album specifically for couple selfies, 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.

    Knock Knock

    Get it from Amazon for $11.16.

    13. A lightweight two-person sleeping bag for the coziest and cutest camping trip of your lives. Body heat, y'all.

    It withstands weather of up to 23Β°F but extra blankets never hurt anyone. Other nifty features: It comes with two small pillows and one carrying bag AND it's also detachable in case you suddenly decide you need your own space. #TooCloseForComfort

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (three colors).

    14. Or a brand-new set of ridiculously comfy microfiber sheets for the both of you to enjoy. Every single night. And every single day (naps, naps, and more naps!).

    Promising review: "These sheets are sturdy and hold up well in the wash. The color in the photo is accurate too. They're incredibly soft and hold up well with no shrinkage or pilling in cold wash and low heat dry. They are not 'hot' like some microfiber sheets are. I would purchase these sheets all over again (and probably will soon in a different color)!" β€”Lily Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $22.40+ (27 colors).

    15. Classic Vans that go with literally everything and belong in any laid-back but stylish gal's closet.


    Promising review (for the second pair): "I bought these for my husband and he hasn't worn any of his other shoes since he's gotten them. The insoles are memory foam so they're really comfortable. We originally thought they were slips-on from the picture, but they are actually laces. However, he's able to slip them on and off without retying the shoelaces, which is nice." β€”woophia

    Get them from Nordstrom for $49.95 (available in sizes 6.5–16 and four colors).

    16. A five-sectioned nonstick skillet pan so any differences in breakfast opinions don't cause relationship rifts β€” have your scrambled eggs and eat 'em too (while your partner munches on less desirable sausage links).

    Its base distributes heat evenly so you only need one burner, despite the large size. 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 β€” 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++." β€”Dan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    17. Or go the extra mile with a durable nonstick 15-piece cookware set that makes the perfect portions for two people (aka not enough so you're forced to eat the same meal for the next week).

    Promising review: "I’m happy to finally donate the heavy professional sized set I inherited and rarely used! This set fits better in my kitchen, looks nicer, and is more in tune with my needs." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $46.34+ (available in seven colors).

    18. An infinity scarf decorated with page-turning literary quotes perfect for the partner who'd sometimes rather cuddle up with a book than with you.

    (It only hurts a little.)

    Promising review: "Surprised my wife with this unique birthday gift. She loves it. Married 22 years so that means more than 22 birthday gifts, many mother's day gifts, Christmas gifts, anniversary gifts, valentine's gifts β€” that's a ton of gifts and this one stood out." β€”Patrick W.

    Get it from Storiarts on Amazon Handmade for $48 (also available in Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, Sense and Sensibility, and The Raven).

    19. A sentimental necklace set for the couple that still tears up every time they watch The Notebook.

    The couple who cries together stays together.

    Get them from megal0d0nn on Etsy for $22.99.

    20. A simple but classic beanie that sits at No. 3 on the list of "things to help anyone survive winter."

    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend after noticing that his hat was starting to pill, and since he lives in Brooklyn a warm hat in the winter is a must! He absolutely loves this hat because it fits snug (not tight) on his head and with the fold he can pull the hat down a bit to fully cover his ears. The quality is great and the fabric is thick, so he is sure to stay warm!" β€”Amazon Customer

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

    21. A color-changing humidifier/essential oil diffuser to create instant stress-free ambience, happier/less dry skin, and...a necessary dirty sock cover-up*.

    *a source of contention in any relationship

    It's also just one touch-sensitive button that controls turning the device on, turning the light off, and turning the device off, so it's super easy to use. Plus, its energy-efficient output delivers aromatized mist for eights hours, perfect for a whole work day or night of sleep.

    Promising review: "I've used many diffusers and I truly love this one. It is more compact than other ones, while still providing plenty of aromatherapy and moisture. It has a modern, sleek design that allows light to come through the holes and it illuminates in different colors. It is also very quiet and you will forget that you even have it on! Yet it emits a strong (but not overbearing) scent of your favorite essential oils." β€”nickeyd

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (two colors). And get a variety pack of 18 essential oils for $33.95.

    22. A craving-inducing cookbook that's honestly pretty self-explanatory β€” 100 accessible and beautifully photographed recipes to ignite your taste buds and jumpstart your late-blooming home chef career.


    Promising review: "Ok, so I don't typically write reviews, but for this one I had to. It's a wonderful cookbook, and I have an expansive cookbook collection. It's almost like she took all my favorite recipes from cookbooks, newspaper clippings, and internet searches and compiled them all into one amazing cookbook filled with yummy wonderfulness." β€”OT Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+.

    23. A one-year Kinfolk digital subscription, plus access to the entire archive and web exclusives for a year, for all the slow-living (and Instagram-lustworthy) inspiration one could possibly need.

    Get a one-year subscription for $40.

    24. Complementary "Mr. and Mrs." passport covers for jet-setting couples who probably start planning their next vacation while *still on* vacation.

    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." β€”Rick Sanders

    Get them from Amazon for $14.78.

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

    Looking for even more Valentine's Day gift ideas? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s Valentine's gift guides here!

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    For more ideas, check out cheesy gifts for hopeless romantics or gifts for unromantic people! Gotta cover both ends of the spectrum, duh.

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