The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide on a budget

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, you may be trying to find last-minute gifts that will warm the heart of someone special. Finding the perfect gift is a daunting task, especially when you may be on a budget. Luckily, a thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be a big expense to make Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are eight gift ideas that will make your special someone and your pocketbook happy this Valentine’s Day:

Cozy slippers or pajama set

A nice pajama set doesn’t need to be expensive and will be a practical gift anyone would appreciate. With Zoom classes and cold nights ahead, a pajama set is a perfect gift for a homebody. Most people don’t buy cute or cozy pajamas for themselves, so this would be a thoughtful and cozy gift. You can buy pajamas and slippers at Old Navy for under $20. 

Tea or coffee to make at home

For a coffee or tea lover, the perfect gift may be trying a new brew that you can share together. A nice bag of coffee beans or tea leaves is a thoughtful gift for your at-home barista. You can shop local at Anna Marie’s Teas or Hammerhand Coffee.

Cologne or perfume

Nothing says romance like a fragrant perfume or cologne. A bottle doesn’t have to break the bank this Valentine’s Day. You can get them a new signature scent that will make them smile, and spend under $35. At Ulta or Sephora, you can purchase rollerballs or travel-sized perfumes that will last for a while and allow them to try a new scent.

Prepaid date for a rainy day

If you can’t spend Valentine’s Day together or if you want to celebrate your Valentine at a later time, a prepaid date is a thoughtful gift to make fun and lasting memories. You can make this date as expensive or budget-friendly as you wish. An affordable outing could be reservations for a romantic dinner or prepaid movie tickets.  

Matching trunks

You can get you and your special someone a cute gift with matching underwear to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This gift is not SIMPly romantic, but it’s also comedic. You could have lots of fun picking out a fun pattern or color to bring a smile to their face and share a laugh together. There are plenty of options and variety online.

DIY spa day 

Celebrate your Valentine by treating them to a relaxing spa day. You can pamper them with face masks, body scrub, fragrant lotion, and other luxurious products. A DIY spa day is fun, romantic, and budget-friendly. You can purchase these spa day accessories at your local Target, Walmart, or Ulta.

Heart-shaped waffle maker

Surprise your Valentines with breakfast in bed after making them heart-shaped waffles in a mini waffle maker. It’s a loving gesture that warms the heart and feeds the soul. You can purchase toppings for a yummy Valentine’s Day treat and buy the waffle maker here.

Picture frame and personalized letter 

Nothing is more romantic and personal than a special picture and heartwarming letter for your special someone. This gift is affordable, but most importantly shows care and thought. You can remind them of a fond memory and share a warm sentiment. There are a variety of options for picture frames at Hobby Lobby, Homegoods, or Target. 


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