Valentine's Day is all about celebrating the love in your life, but that doesn't have to come with a crazy price tag. Finding the perfect Valentine's Day present might be a bit tougher this year (because, you know, pandemic) so we’ve scoured the web for affordable picks your valentine is sure to love. Cheap and thoughtful, without being cheesy? We gotcha.
Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for him, unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas or a small Valentine's Day gift that still packs a punch, there’s something here that’ll suit. We’ve brought together the best affordable Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy online for less than £20, including the cost of delivery.
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These Revolution candles pair incredible scents with cute slogans designed to make your sweetheart swoon. These candles look (and smell) far more luxe than their price tag! We love the woody notes in this ‘You’re my type’ candle—amber and bergamot make for a great combo that’s not sickly sweet.
Coffee snobs will love this V60 coffee dripper set, complete with filters and a matching measuring scoop. Hario is well-known for its sleek, high quality designs, and the fun colour makes it a bit different from your standard coffee maker. Throw in a bag of coffee for the perfect V Day morning brew.
Sliquid has a cult following—the brand’s organic lubes and beauty products have been raved about by everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Mens’ Health Magazine. This cherry blossom bubble bath smells amazing, and the non-irritating formula will leave your valentines’ skin feeling silky soft. Run a bath and add candles for the perfect romantic evening for two.
Beer lovers will appreciate this gift pack of London-brewed craft ales and lagers, delivered in a sleek-looking canister. It’s more stylish than picking up a pack of beers at the supermarket, and you can add a gift message for a personalised touch. If your valentine isn’t into hoppy flavours, Beerhawk has gift sets of stouts and lagers, too.
Chocolate and bubbles are a classic combo for a reason. This mini hamper is a thoughtful way to treat your valentine if you can’t be together on February 14. Add a greeting card (it’s just 95p) if you want to include a sweet love note. Valentine’s packages tend to be on the pricey side, but this hamper is an affordable option that still looks luxe.
This string of hearts houseplant is the perfect gift for a green-fingered valentine. The subtly heart-shaped leaves are cute without being cheesy; and the variegated pattern makes each plant unique. These succulents are really easy to look after, and at less than £10, you can throw in a cute pot without breaking your budget. We love this plant pot from Dunelm—it’s only £3.50.
Looking for a unique V Day present? Give a gift that keeps on giving with a magazine subscription, like this one to BBC Science Focus magazine. They’ll have six issues to look forward to over half a year, each packed with cutting-edge science news and insights about the natural world.
We adore everything in the Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea range. The fresh, crisp scent of this body butter makes it the perfect present for any valentine, especially those with dry skin woes. At only £16 a pop, it’s the perfect ‘bougie on a budget’ gift. Pair it with a promise of a massage for a winning Valentine’s Day present.
Let’s be real, it hasn't been an easy 12 months. This year, skip the soppy sonnets in favour of a more down-to-earth poetry collection, like Poems to Fix a F**ked Up World. Bringing together wisdom, humour and comforting words from various writers, this is the perfect gift for a cynical valentine with a soft spot for poetry.