Valentine’s Day gift ideas That impress For less
Couples take note: Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away — and that implies it’s time to get thinking! After all, taking a bit of time to make loved ones feel appreciated is always a good idea. This year, push yourself beyond the last-minute bouquet, and find something fresh and perfectly suited to your sweetheart. here are 15 of our favorite economical Valentine’s Day gift ideas — all coming in at $50 or less.
Another way to give flowers is to pick up a gorgeously photographed book. Gardenista came out last fall and rapidly became The new York Times, Domino and Goop’s go-to pick. want to get ahead of the next trend? Pre-order acclaimed Brooklyn florist Ingrid Carozzi’s Handpicked, which hits shelves in March.
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Products: Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla, $42; Handpicked by Ingrid Carozzi, $25
The tea-drinker in your life is sure to love a fine, artisanal variety from Sloane fine Tea Merchants. Bonus: Each flavor is blended and packaged in Canada (and has been because 1899), and comes in a display-worthy, recyclable metal tin.
Source: Sloane fine Tea Merchants
Products: Jasmine mist (left), $18; Darjeeling 2nd Flush, $33.50
Shopping for a no-fuss coffee-lover? check out online seller Herriott Grace’s handmade earthenware cups. easy yet striking, they’re just as beautiful as owner Nikole Herriott’s photography (which frequently appears in H&H).
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Products: Earthenware cup, $38US
Ferm Living’s mod gilded teaspoons come in a sweet set of two, and will elevate just about any morning routine — whether your loved one’s day starts with lightly sweetened tea or a high-octane ristretto.
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Products: Fein teaspoons, €30
Gifting a top notch artist’s pad is a ideal way to acknowledge your partner’s creative side. We love the smart-looking, resilient pads from Washington, D.C., company Appointed, which can be monogrammed in gold for a luxe personal touch.
Products: artist pad, $40US
Prefer pre-made art? There are plenty of prints on the market from up-and-coming creatives. Toronto designer Xenia Taler’s dynamic Masculin/Féminin risograph print is a steal at just $24, and will make a colorful and contemporary focal point in a space you share with your Valentine.
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Products: Masculin/Féminin risograph print, $24
A filled candle is a popular choice for gifting on Valentine’s Day, delivering that soft, romantic glow. but don’t feel limited to the sickly-sweet, candy-colored offerings in stores. With its clean-lined ceramic container, this candle from Elte Mkt feels much much more sophisticated and will look terrific year-round.
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Products: Bergen Weave wax candleholder in Grey, $45
We love the idea of pairing a candle with a box of long, top notch matches, like these gently scented sticks from the world’s oldest candle producer Cire Trudon. Their ornately developed box implies they’re as pretty as they are practical.
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Products: Cire Trudon scented matches in Cyranos, $22Fine apothecary goods make optimal Valentine’s Day gifts when they’re infused with soft floral scents. This petal-topped rose soap from Victoria, B.C-based company Carriage44 fits the bill, and is packed with all-natural, skin-loving components like shea butter and sweet almond oil.
Products: rose soap by Carriage44, $8.50/bar
Another welcome addition to a shared ensuite is a plush, hammam-style towel. this one from Toronto’s Tonic Living was woven by Turkish artisans out of 100% organic cotton for extra absorbency and the softest feel.
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Products: Turkish towel in Michelle, Red, $50
For the cocktail connoisseur, consider Food52’s vintage French aperitif glasses, which come in lovely mismatched sets of two. (Tack on a bottle of Lillet or crème de cassis to complete the package.)
Products: vintage French aperitif glasses, $48/set
Frequent flyers love W&P Design’s classic carry on cocktail Kit, which comes with all the fixings for a good in-flight cocktail. but during these cold winter season months we think the brand’s new hot toddy kit is the one to choose, with its spicy ginger syrup, zingy lemon packets and aromatic cinnamon sticks.
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Products: The hot Toddy, $24
Soma’s 5 Berry Pop proves that high-end sweets are still a foolproof pick for Valentine’s Day. This white-chocolate bark is studded with crushed berries and fizzy pop rocks — a major update from the conventional box of candy.
Products: Bark – 5 Berry Pop, $15
All settled on a gift? Cap it off with a card that doubles as a keepsake. This alderwood piece from California brand Cardtorial is laser-cut to order, and subtle enough to set out on a bookshelf all year.
Products: Penguin love card by Cardtorial, $18