50 Great Valentine's Gifts For Under $50


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Valentine's Day can be a pricey affair, when you consider dinner, champagne, roses, and more. Keep an eye on the budget -- though your recipient will never know you did -- with this list of romantic, playful, thoughtful and quirky gift ideas not only for your romantic partner but all those on your "love list."
Human Heart T-shirt
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Price: $9 | Buy it from 6dollarshirts.com
For those real men -- who aren't afraid to wear their heart on their … chest -- opt for this graphic silkscreen T-shirt designed and printed in the USA. Available in nine colors and sizes S to 3X to fit most any guy.

Whitewashed Helena Heart Frame
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Price: $10 | Buy it from Cost Plus World Market
In this age of digital … everything, it's decidedly retro -- and quite romantic -- to present your love with a framed photograph of the two of you together. We're loving this handcrafted version. It's an inexpensive way to display a photo that will certainly earn pride of place.

Heart-Shaped Ribbed Porcelain Custard Cups
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Price: $20 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Delight the chef or baker in your life with a set of six ribbed custard cups, which hold 4 ounces each. They'll help him or her turn desserts into a perfect presentation -- and if you're lucky, your favorite foodie just make you something sweet.

'Love Poems' by Pablo Neruda
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Price: $6.70 | Buy it on Amazon
Want to impress your love with a collection of sensual poems? This title from the Chilean poet would certainly do the trick. Read them aloud for added impact.

Paperweight Heart
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Price: $34 | Buy it from ArtfulHome
Love is delicate -- so are these heart-shaped, blown-glass paperweights created by Jacob Pfeifer. Available in six color options, these 3-inch mementoes will keep you on your love's mind throughout the year.

Heart Quilted Two Tone Wallet
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Price: $30 | Buy it on Amazon
Leave it to designer Betsey Johnson to create a sleek women's wallet that combines a playful look with plenty of practicality. In understated two-tone faux leather, the accessory -- enlivened with a charming gold-tone heart -- would also be ideal for a fashionable teen.

Glitter Heart Paper Heart Nightlight
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Price: $21 | Buy it from Pottery Barn Kids
Designed for the younger set, this heart-shaped night light in glittering gold gives off a comforting glow. It would work just as well in any bedroom, though, adding a little sparkle to the surroundings.

Sky Chinese Flying Wish Light Lantern
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Price: $14 | Buy it from Wayfair
How nice is it to know that someone you love supports your wishes and dreams? Give your beloved that feeling with these lanterns (sold in set of 10) from Vandue Corp. Often used to celebrate weddings, these lanterns offer the recipient -- when you think of it -- anything they want as they set their dreams aflight.

Diamond Accent Tilted Heart Pendant
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Price: $30 | Buy it from Zales
A heart pendant is a classic. This one from Zales in sterling silver offers a bit of a twist with its unique design. Complete with an 18-inch chain, the piece is destined to become a favorite for any age.

Brushed Steel Hearts Personalized Keychain
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Price: $13 | Buy it from Thoughtful Impressions
Simple, practical and meaningful, this keychain in brushed stainless offers a subtle "I love you" with its motif. Make the message bolder with engraving ($7.95).

Crimson Heart Umbrella
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Price: $32 | Buy it from Uncommon Goods
For that special someone who just loves --we couldn't resist -- a rainy day, pick up this strong-yet-lightweight, 16-spoke model with a fiberglass frame that's designed to be wind-proof. They'll arrive for your next rainy-day date in fine form.

Easy French Flash Cards
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Price: $16.95 | Buy it on Amazon
They say French is the language of love. While we're not advocating night school or immersive audio courses, we do suggest you give your love Travelflips' kit to learn words and phrases for everyday use. How romantic will it be to hear "mon amour" from their lips?

Valentine's Day Pears Gift Box
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Price: $30 | Buy it from Harry & David
So, your hubby's been sticking to his New Year's diet? Show him your support in a most thoughtful way -- with a 5-pound box of Royal Riviera pears from Harry & David. It may not be candy, but it will sure be sweet.

Faux Fur Heart Ear Muff
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Price: $10 | Buy it from Urban Outfitters
This is a subtly practical gift ideal for the stylish teen who would be embarrassed by mom showing love with an over-the-top Valentine.

Secret Ingredient Spoon
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Price: $9 | Buy it from ModCloth
The best meals, we all know, are made with love. Perfect for Grandma, but we bet even Dad would use this bamboo spoon from Décor Craft Inc. when cooking up his favorite chili. It's a kitchen delight complete with heart-shaped cutout and inscribed with "Made with Love."

Custom Guitar Picks
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Price: $39 for 100 in black celluloid | Buy it from Clayton Custom
If your beau is a dedicated amateur musician -- yes, the day job brings home the paycheck but the weekend playing in the garage makes him tick -- consider custom guitar picks inscribed with a few words of your choice. Just choose carefully, as he'll be strumming with your words for a long time.

Printed Canvas Tote
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Price: $9 | Buy it from Old Navy
At this price, pick up a few of these 100 percent cotton heart-stripe totes that are quirky fun -- and machine washable. They seem ideal for your daughter, sister or yes, even a treat for yourself.

I Hate Pizza Crewneck Sweatshirt
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Price: $35 | Buy it from Human
Is your husband all about his pizza? Well, we can get behind that. Indulge his love -- and bring a certain smile to his face -- with this playful sweatshirt that proclaims, "I hate pizza. Just kidding. God, can you imagine?" Pretty great, right?

Rose Quartz Heart Tea Infuser
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Price: $10 | Buy it from Plum Deluxe
Tea lovers, from your sister to your best friend, will fall in love with this mesh tea infuser designed for loose-leaf tea. A rose quartz heart at the end of the chain not only adds an elegant touch but helps anchor the chain. Clever that!

Silver-Tone Heart Link Stretch Bracelet
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Price: $48 | Buy it from Macy's
The bold styling of Robert Lee Morris Soho is interpreted in a statement bracelet that will encircle her wrist in a dramatic heart-themed fashion.

Design Your Own Personalized Heart Puzzle
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Price: $17 | Buy it from Personalization Mall
Send a secret message, use a favorite photo, or draw a special picture. You can put anything you want on this 75-piece puzzle printed on sturdy white cardboard and arriving in a velvet drawstring bag. Do the puzzle together for a Valentine's treat.

'Valentine's Day'
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Price: $7 | Buy it from Best Buy
Spend the holiday with the stars (Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey) by screening this DVD of the 2010 theatrical release at home, perhaps with a bit of bubbly. (Bonus? It's a gift set, so you also get another holiday film, "New Year's Eve.")

Bar Tool Set
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Price: $30 | Buy it from Life and Home
The Sharper Image 2245014 Bar Tool Set, Stainless Steel, Silver kit has a long name -- but the cocktail lover on your list will have plenty of tools to whip up some classic sips for the holiday -- and beyond.

I Carry Your Heart Literary Scarf
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Price: $48 | Buy it from Storiarts
Want to make your lady sigh? This Lightweight Literary Scarf, crafted in semi-sheer, American-made 100 percent cotton knit fabric, features memorable words by E.E. Cummings.

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Price: $15.69 | Buy it from Toys R Us
The classic game of Twister, we were surprised to read, is designed for kids ages 6 to 10. We're pretty sure it's been a crowd pleaser for the older set for quite a few decades, as well, though.

Mini Gold Dipped Lace Heart Earrings
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Price: $32 | Buy it from Uncommon Goods
Delicate earrings created from antique lace dipped in gold, this gift suits a gal of any age. There's an additional layer of thoughtfulness, as the work is designed by Vermont-based mother-daughter duo Tulianna and Alejandra Garces and crafted by artisans trained by the pair in their homeland of Colombia.

Red Hearts Glitter Doormat
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Price: $21.20 | Buy it from Pier 1 Imports
Share the love with a dear neighbor -- or offer a seasonal welcome to your friends gathering for Valentine's Day -- with this coir/PVC doormat ideal for indoor or covered outdoor use.

Hearts And Roses Fleece Blanket
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Price: $35.15 | Buy it from Zazzle
Snuggle away with this 30-by-40-inch fleece blanket that offers a perfect holiday design -- and plenty of warmth in a plush and luxurious splurge.

Miles Apart, Close At Heart Mug
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Price: $17 | Buy it from Personal Creations
An ideal gift for your college student far from home -- or any loved one who's living more than a few ZIP codes away. This custom creation ties your -- and their -- states together to keep the bond strong.

Late Night College Care Package
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Price: $40 | Buy it from Bisket Baskets
Another way to let your dorm-living son or daughter know you love them is by sending a care package. After all, nothing says "I love and miss you" like some chips or candy. This array of snacks might even get them some new friends (if they choose to share).

Deluxe Fairy Garden Starter Kit
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Price: $42.95 | Buy it on Amazon
Delight the littlest girls on your list -- or adult gardeners -- with this kit from Bliss Fairy Gardens. The English Cottage Starter Collection is romantic by nature; its sturdy, weather-resistant elements make it a keeper for years to come.

Wood Roses
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Price: $35 | Buy it from RomanceHer.com
Real roses make an impact; faux roses last forever. Send your love a dozen roses fashioned out of wood -- in classic red or white with dark-pink shading -- complete with a glass vase and gift boxed. An ideal, budget-friendly floral option for those allergic to flowers, as well.

Magic 8 Ball
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Price: $15.95 | Buy it from The Vermont Country Store
Add some retro fun to your holiday with this classic "fortune-telling" accessory. Will you love me forever? "You may rely on it." Swoon.

Milk Chocolate Violet High Heel Shoe
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Price: $18. | Buy it from GaylesChocolates.com
It's risky to buy your love a pair of shoes -- but it's a good bet she'd like some chocolates. Combine two "classic" loves in one with this sweet-and-stylish treat. Available in other shades, the small shoe even arrives in a clear plastic "purse."

'Spectacular Paris'
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Price: $20 | Buy it on Amazon
You dream of whisking your love off for a romantic Parisian getaway … and one day, you'll have the funds to do it. Until then, daydream while skimming the pages of this title from Rizzoli Classics, written by William Scheller with stunning images from a quartet of photographers.

Champagne Toast Body Oil
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Price: $5 | Buy it from Bath & Body Works
Massage, anyone? Get things started on a romantic note with the Signature Collection Glow On Champagne Toast body oil, which offers "a sparking blend of champagne bubbles, blackberry liqueur and white nectarine."

Sweet Nothings Candle
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Price: $28 | Buy it from Yankee Candle
Opt for a large 2-wick tumbler candle and set the mood to "warm, soft, sweet – like a special whisper just for you." There's a real bang for your buck, as well, since this version will burn for 75 to 110 hours.

'Ultimate Sinatra'
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Price: $12.43 | Buy it from Barnes & Noble
Let Ol' Blue Eyes help set a romantic mood with a classic CD that'll have the two of you crooning along -- or dancing -- to "I've Got You Under My Skin."

Star Disk Short Y Necklace
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Price: $39 | Buy it from Nordstrom
Let someone know she's a star in your life with this star-themed necklace from Treasure & Bond that features a disk pendant with a delicate, twinkling crystal at its center.

Saddle Leather Journal With Pencil
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Price: $39.50 | Buy it from Pottery Barn
Any man would be proud to use this elegant, though slightly distressed, journal, whether for business or pleasure. With classic top-stitching and free customization available.

Mattel Five Car Pack
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Price: $5 | Buy it from Target
You can just imagine a little boy's reaction if you were to give him something cloyingly sweet for Valentine's Day. Avoid any scenes by going the classic route -- a set of Hot Wheels cars with genuine die-cast parts. Vroom right into his little heart.

Hot Sox Golf Crew Socks
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Price: $12 | Buy it from Macy's
Indulge your hubby's passion for golf with a clever pair of themed socks in navy or kelly. At least he might think of you when he's on the links.

'Williams-Sonoma Two In The Kitchen Cookbook'
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Price: $34.95 | Buy it from Williams-Sonoma.
An ideal gift for newlyweds or newly engaged couples, this book by authors and wine experts Jordan Mackay and Christie Dufault features more than 150 recipes for every occasion along with anecdotes from actual couples. Maybe you'll be invited over!

Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit
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Price: $34.95 | Buy it from UncommonGoods
A sexy project pairing two in the kitchen -- or a sweet Valentine's activity for the whole family -- how you use this DIY kit is up to you. It comes complete with all the fixings (and can even produce a vegan option).

Breakfast Gift Box
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Price: $35 | Buy it from Harry & David
It's probably presumptuous to send this to someone you've just started dating, but longtime loves will likely savor the chance to have a spread of pancakes and syrup or biscuits and preserves ready to whip up.

Patterned Jersey Bodysuit For Baby
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Price: $9 | Buy it from Old Navy
Spoil the grandbabies -- from newborns to 24 months -- with this adorable heart-themed little onesie. We can already see the photos being taken.

Baby Sailor Hat
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Price: $4.49 | Buy it from Oriental Trading Co.
OK, so the little boys won't be wearing heart-themed onesies. Instead, let their nautical spirit loose with a charming little cap. Again, expect adorable photos to follow.

Red Chocolate And Cookie Filled Toolbox
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Price: $34.95 | Buy it from CandyFavorites.com
For the teenage boy who's never happy with anything, we have a sneaking suspicion this quirky gift might draw out a smile -- and his appetite. And the plastic box is reusable, so you'll probably see it in his room after the treats are gone.

Wire Tree With Valentine Ornaments
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Price: $33 | Buy it from Miles Kimball
Missing the Christmas tree? Have the family gather around and decorate this White Wire 18-inch tree that comes complete with LED lights and ornaments. It's also ideal for a Valentine's party decoration.

Prince Valentine
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Price: $29 | Buy it from Traditions
Those on the shy side can let this gift speak for them. And no one does it better than this little royal figure called "Prince Valentine." The resin-and-metal figure by Lori Mitchell holds a sign -- "Be Mine" -- that says it all.

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