It seems like everyone could use a little extra love this Valentine’s Day, especially since in-person hugs and kisses aren’t exactly on the agenda. We’ve gathered some of our favorite gifts for you and for all the love bugs on your list — whether they’re near or far.
Best of all, all of these Valentine’s Day gifts are under $50 so you can spoil your Valentine while still staying within your budget this February.
If Instagram is any indication, everyone loves a good charcuterie board these days. This space-saving one is the perfect gift for the chef in your life. The knives can be stored safely inside the board, which is not only very cool, it also eliminates the need for last-minute knife hunting. If your Valentine lives nearby, you could even arrange a yummy chocolate spread on top and deliver straight to their doorstep. (Just send us a video of you carefully walking up the driveway, please.) uncommongoods.com, $42
Jewelry is the classic go-to on Valentine’s Day. What we love about this bracelet is that it can be customized with the birthstone of your choosing. Think: your daughter, your best friend, even your child’s teacher, since we all know they need some spirit-lifting in the era of virtual school. And unlike flowers or chocolate, this gift will keep giving all year long. Etsy.com, $35
Who do you know who never leaves home without their Apple watch? This is the perfect leather band with a personal touch. After placing an order, you’ll have the option of using your own handwriting for an inscription on the band. You’ll just write out a note, then send a high quality photo of your handwriting through Etsy message or e-mail. Unsure what to say? Go big or go home: “I love you today, tomorrow, and forever.” Etsy.com, $36
This heart-shaped soap with lotus scent is a lovely combination of the heart used to express love in Western culture and the lotus used to show love and strength in Eastern culture. It’s packaged in a handmade wooden box, and ready to be wrapped up and gifted to your love. uncommongoods.com, $28
Need to love yourself a little this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe your significant other asked you to give them a hint. Go ahead and share this link or splurge on these stunning heart studded earrings for yourself. They’re handmade in the US, perfect for date night but certainly not too precious to wear with jeans. We also love these as a sweet gift for your daughter or your niece. uncommongoods.com, $48
Is your best friend’s or your best sister’s go-to brunch drink always a Bloody Mary? If so, she’ll fall in love with these cocktail branches, (because we can all agree that a Bloody Mary is all about the little snacks atop the glass, right?). These branches come in a set of two, so one for her and one for you. Add some Bloody Mary Mix to this gift, and you’ll be set for your next brunch date together. uncommongoods.com, $18
With this beautiful and functional bracelet, the gift recipient can jot down his or her intention (maybe to speak more kindly, show more grace, or stick to an exercise plan?) and then tuck it away inside the bracelet. You can also write a sweet note yourself. It’s made from beautiful real stones — and we’re kind of in love with the grass agate one. uncommongoods.com, $48
Need an activity gift? This is it. All you have to do is add eggs and butter to the pre-portioned kit. It makes 12-16 shortbread cookies, plenty to enjoy and share. uncommongoods.com, $34
If baking and delivering are not on your list of to-dos this year, then these sweet shortbread cookies are just the fix for any of your family or friends. These 24 cookies come marked with a perfect message of love, individually wrapped (so you can indulge whenever you feel like it), and are waiting to be enjoyed with coffee. Who doesn’t love shortbread? Uncommongoods.com, $39
We love the colors on this melanin watercolor hearts shirt. It’s always a good day to wear your hearts, not just on Valentine’s Day, and this shirt shows such a great message of love, for every woman in your life. You can choose from a variety of shirt colors to suit any outfit. Etsy.com, $16-25
It’s not been easy to get to the gym this past year, but you and your workout BFF have recommitted to exercise even if it’s in your in-home gym. These one-pound weights are perfect for use on your wrists or ankles, to intensify your workout and calories burned. So why not treat your BFF for her encouragement and friendship through the ups and the downs of your training? Or maybe you just need to treat yourself, especially if one of your resolutions was to up that exercise regimen. uncommongoods.com, $49
This soapstone and cork foot massage set is the best gift for your spouse or partner who’s really walked the extra miles this year with life, work, family, and everything else. Through the healing power of reflexology, this massage set will give the recipient instant relief from the pain of walking all those miles.
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