Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming up fast, and that means loads of people are on the hunt for gift ideas. Impressing your Valentine doesn't have to involve dropping loads of cash, however. These Valentine's Day gifts for women under $50 prove many little luxuries are available for less than the cost of a dinner date. Romance doesn't have to burn your bank account.
Traditional gifts like flowers and chocolates, as well as some more unique choices that you wouldn't expect this holiday — like funny art prints and dramatic lipsticks — are all offered here in this list of Valentine's Day gifts under $50. Whether you're shopping for your significant other, your Galentine, or any other special woman in your life, these presents will simply make your recipient happy. From silly to sentimental, they cover all the bases. Hey, some people like practical gifts, and that's cool, too.
Plus, dropping less than $50 for Valentine's Day is kind of a steal. In fact, the average consumer spends closer to $116 on Valentine's Day gifts and celebrations, according to Statistic Brain. Even if you spring for a $50 dinner to go along with this gift, you're still coming in at less than the average spent. Hey, what's more romantic than fiscal responsibility? Basically nothing.
1For The Sweetheart
Go beyond the chocolates with this super-sweet gift of chewy candies. With champagne gummy bears and rosé candy roses, this collection is extra AF.
2For The Vintage Fan
This beautiful piece will make an awesome keepsake for the special Valentine (or Galentine) in your life. You can even have the maker insert a photo inside the locket for you.
3For The Chocolate Devotee
How beautiful is this heart? Crafted with a unique selection of fruits and nuts, this is a unique Valentine treat that almost feels guilt-free thanks to the accoutrements.
4For The Bookish
Buy this book and a bottle of wine. Read the gorgeous poems aloud while drinking. You just won Valentine's Day, friend.
5For The Tea Obsessed
Packaged in adorable travel-sized tins, this collection of exotic loose leaf teas are perfect for anyone who prefers leaves to beans.
6For The Minimalist
This bar ring is understated but elegant. It's perfect for the recipient who favors minimal jewelry, as well as the person who enjoys stacking on loads of rings.
7For The Beauty Obsessed
For some people, nothing says love like a fresh tube of lipstick. Oh, and for the record, the green one turns pink on the lips — so cool.
8For The Candle Lover
Candles and romance go together perfectly, and chances are, your Valentine will take a candle any day, whether or not it comes with a side of romance. This pink Prosecco and rose petal scent is especially lovely on this holiday.
9For The Luxe Fan
If you're planning a big night out, then this purse is a perfect addition. And if you're just hanging on the couch watching Netflix, it gives you something to pet. Basically, velvet is life and your Valentine will agree.
10For The Lady Who Glows
This unique piece of jewelry gives off an aqua glow in the dark. It's a little bit magical and perfect for your one-of-a-kind Valentine.
11For The Multi-tasker
It's a scarf, headband, bracelet, and bit of bag decor all in one. Your recipient can rock it however she wishes.
12For The Next-Level Nail Artist
For the lacquer lover who has it all, this is an over-the-top gift for the fashion and beauty junkie. Mimicking the recognizable red sole of all of Louboutin's shoes, the wearer can paint the underside of their nails in the same iconic Louboutin red. Honestly, even if they don't ever use it, the bottle enough makes enough of a statement and will probably be displayed forever.
13For The Misanthrope In Love
It's far from sappy, but this adorable cartoon speaks the truth for some couples. Give it to your special someone who doesn't suck.
14For The Quirky Person
For the sweetheart who likes baked goods, or even just offbeat accessories, these earrings that are meant to look like sprinkles are perfection. Don't they make you want some cookies right away?
15For The Heroine
Your Valentine is anything but some hapless sidekick. Show her how much she rocks with this tee.
16For The Outdoorsy Type
For some people, there's nothing more romantic than spending time outdoors with a loved one. This blanket will see you both through many picnics, beach trips, and other adventures in nature.
17For The Professional (Who Likes Robots)
Sure, it looks like a sober card case. But then the little robot keychain appears and it's suddenly the coolest mini-wallet in the universe. This will help keep her cards tidy, because we all know how scary those huge wallets can be.
18For The Classic Romantic
You can't go wrong with a dozen red roses, so imagine how much she'll love you for two. It may be the most traditional and expected Valentine's day gift, but that doesn't make it any less special.
19For The Rock Fan
How pretty is this heart rock? It's perfect for anyone who's into crystals and minerals for their healing properties, or just loves to have pretty things to display around their house.
20For The Bath Fan
Anyone can appreciate a relaxing bath. This set is the... well, you know.
21For The Nester
Lingerie is great and all, but what about sleepwear that's actually comfortable? This PJ set will get a lot more wear, which will make her appreciate it that much more.
22For The Hands-On Type
You get a massager, warming oils, a tea light, and even a guide to massage. Consider Valentine's Day complete.
23For The Fan Of Classic Style
If you're looking for a classic piece of jewelry, you can't go wrong with a super simple set of pearl earrings that they can wear for any formal or casual occasion. They look like something Audrey Hepburn would wear.
25For The Gardener
Gardeners love their gardens. This all-in-one growing kit includes everything one needs to grow their own lavender plant straight from the adorable plastic-lined paper bag.
26For The Fragrance Fiend
This trio of rollerball perfumes are perfect for any gal on the go, in three floral scents so she can pick whatever suits her mood. They're tiny enough to be stashed in her purse, and the rollerball makes the application a breeze.