50 Great Valentine's Gifts For Under $50
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!
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.