01.02.2023

9 lovely Valentine&s Day, gifts that look crazy expensive

On Valentine’s Day, you want loved ones to feel like a million bucks. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of money. Especially coming off the pricey holiday season, you probably want to conserve some dough.

The key is to find reasonable items without skimping on functionality or style. We scoured the market to uncover 10 bang-for-your-buck gifts under $30 – and most are way cheaper. Trust us: No one will be the wiser.

From a sexy stainless steel watch and a modern ring that looks like it belongs in a museum to a cool vertical hanging garden, these finds will make you wonder why you’d ever pay more.

9 Valentine’s Day gifts starting at just $14

Your bank account just may whisper: I love you.

Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Swarovski Earrings – ON SALE

Sterling Silver Swarovski Earrings

Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Swarovski Earrings - ON SALE

These Swarovski hoop earrings look just like the real deal. (I recently saw a friend wearing them and was fooled into thinking they were diamonds.) The hoops feature super-sparkly stones that gradually get bigger. Made of platinum-plated sterling silver zirconia.

Shop it: Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Swarovski Zirconia Graduated Hoop Earrings, $30 (was $76), amazon.com

Casio Men’s Digital Watch – ON SALE

Casio Men’s Digital Watch - ON SALE

A sleek stainless steel watch for 20 bucks? Nope, a sleek stainless steel watch with an alarm, world time indicator and LED light that’s water-resistant for 20 bucks!

Shop it: Casio Men’s Digital Watch, $20 (was $35), amazon.com

Burberry Classic Eau De Parfum For Women – ON SALE

Burberry Classic Eau De Parfum For Women - ON SALE

She’ll feel oh-so-fancy when she unwraps this chic, beautiful bottle of perfume, featuring notes of peach, pear, jasmine, vanilla and cedar.  Free shipping.

Shop it: Burberry Classic Eau De Parfum For Women, 1 ounce, $23 (was $58), walmart.com

Sterling Forever 14K Gold Vermeil Open Circle Ring – ON SALE

Sterling Forever 14K Gold Vermeil Open Circle Ring - ON SALE

This marvelously minimalist 14-karat gold-plated sterling silver ring shines bright like a diamond – even though it doesn’t have one.

Shop it: Sterling Forever 14K Gold Vermeil Open Circle Ring, $20 (was $58), nordstromrack.com

Studebaker Portable AM/FM Radio – ON SALE

Studebaker Portable AM/FM Radio - ON SALE

A gift for those who enjoy the simpler things in life, complete with an analog dial. But just in case that special someone’s itching to join the 21st century, this retro AM/FM radio Includes a jack for playing music from a tablet, iPod, MP3 player or other digital audio player. It’ll look adorable sitting on a counter or bookshelf.

Shop it: Studebaker Portable AM/FM Radio (SB2000) – Red, $17 (was $25), target.com

The Gift Men’s Tie Bar Money Clip Set

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? And even better if his tie is accented with gold. He’ll look totally polished with this matching gold set – and think it was at least triple the price.

Shop it: The Gift Men’s Beveled Cuff Links, $25, macys.com

Faux Fur Oversized Heart Pillow

Give that special someone your heart with this luxurious faux-fur pillow sure to elicit squeals of joy. In a perfect shade of pink, and a sizable 25 by 21 inches, it’ll be the highlight of any décor.

Shop it: Faux Fur Oversized Heart Pillow, $20, target.com

Alpine Swiss Mens Wallet Hybrid Foldout ID Card Case – ON SALE

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a leather wallet that holds as much as this one (it’s a trifold), at such a ridiculously low price. It doesn’t hurt that it’s devilishly handsome. Free shipping.

Shop it: Alpine Swiss Mens Wallet Real Leather Hybrid Fold-out ID Card Case in Crosshatch Black, $12 (was $45), walmart.com

Sommerland Vertical Garden – ON SALE

Treat a plant lover to an out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day present with this sculptural vertical garden meant for succulents, air plants, and other small greens.

Shop it: Sommerland Vertical Garden, $15 (was $50), amazon.com

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