cheap but awesome valentine's day gifts

Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than I care to admit. I’m still feeling slightly hungover financially from Christmas. But I firmly believe in celebrating holidays, even Valentine’s Day, no matter what your financial situation is. Which is why I created this list of cheap but awesome Valentine’s Day gifts for him, so that you can show your guy you love him, without breaking your budget.


At the top of the list of cheap but awesome Valentine’s day gifts for your man is to make him a playlist of meaningful (or funny) lovey songs. Back in my day, we used to do this by burning CD’s of love songs. Now you can do it from the comfort of your phone.

Bluetooth tiles.

One of my personal favorite cheap but awesome Valentine’s day gifts are these bluetooth tiles. Your man will be able to slap them onto his keys, wallet, or anything else he has trouble keeping track of. Simply ring the tile so you can find whatever it’s attached to. It also works in reverse, so if you lose your phone, you can ring your phone from your tile! 🙂 I feel like this product was created for my household.

An at home spa night.

One of Danny’s favorite gifts I ever gave him was a spa night when we were in college and he was feeling really stressed about getting into dental school. I grabbed a couple of face masks, put cucumbers over our eyes, and we listened to spa-like music while I gave him a massage. It was super fun!

A personalized pair of socks. 

Show the one you love that you really love him by putting your face on his socks. Hahaha my very favorite among these cheap but awesome Valentine’s day gifts are these personalized pair of socks. I don’t know why but I just really enjoy the idea of my face on Danny’s socks. You could also put your pet, kids, or anything else your man would love on them.

Love note.

If you are really looking for cheap but awesome Valentine’s day gifts for your man, simply write him a love note and let him know how you feel! Remind him of happy times you’ve had together and all the reasons why he’s your Valentine. Nothing could be sweeter!

A pic of the two of you for his wallet.

Print off a small favorite photo of the two of you so he can stick it in his wallet and think of you throughout the day. It costs only pennies, literally, and will surely bring a smile to his face.

A wallet. 

Speaking of wallets, if he’s not really into carrying a bulky one, grab him this super minimal wallet like this one. I got a similar one for Danny for Christmas this year and it was a huge hit.

One month of a subscription service. 

Ever since we started our journey paying off $650k of student loan debt, we’ve been pretty picky about what subscription services we allow into our lives. Most of them are luxuries that we can’t really justify at the moment. But, for cheap but awesome Valentine’s day gifts, grab your guy a month of one of those luxury services, like Netflix.

A speaker. 

It seems like if there is one thing all guys can agree on, it’s liking speakers. Grab him this loud, bass intense, bluetooth speaker for ~$20.

There you have it. Plenty of cheap but awesome Valentine’s Day gifts to make your man feel special without breaking the bank.

What are some favorite Valentine’s Day gifts you’ve given (or received) for Valentine’s Day? Drop a comment below.

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cheap but awesome valentine's day gifts


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