Valentine’s Day is more than just giving your partner chocolates and roses. It’s all about showing a little more love to those you hold dear, like family, friends, and pets. For my part, I inherited my mother’s love for Valentine’s Day. How could you not when you celebrated with a highly decorated fondue party and gifts every year?
Because I have a special place in my heart for Valentine’s Day, I am an expert at giving gifts to the people I love the most; after all, I am a purchasing editor. A great Valentine’s Day gift is something thoughtful and functional to show them how much you care. And these items don’t have to break the bank.
Ahead, shop my favorite Valentine’s Day gift picks under $50 suitable for associates, friends, family, and co-workers alike. You’ll find seasonal must-haves like the heart-adorned Le Creuset utensil crock and a heart-shaped succulent for plant lovers. Are you looking for something they can enjoy all year long? Check out my list of gifts including Yeti stainless steel mugs, Casper sleep masks, and Anthropologie picture frames. And prices start at just $16.
Editor-Approved Valentine’s Gifts
- Le Creuset L’Amour Collection Utensil Crock, $36, Le Creuset
- Costa Farms Live Indoor Hoya Kerrii Heart Succulent, $22 (was $25), Amazon
- Lomao Fleece Throw Blanket, $25 with coupon (was $29), Amazon
- Capri Blue scented candle, $34, Amazon
- Soho Floral Arts Roses in a Box, $40 (was $56), Amazon
- 14-Ounce Yeti Rambler Mug, $30, Amazon
- Casper Snoozewear Face Mask, $49, Casper
- Fancy Homi Two Pack Decorative Throw Pillow Covers, $16, Amazon
- Anthropologie Townsend Frame, starting at $24, Anthropologie
- Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection Cake Plate, $22, Amazon
Le Creuset L’Amour Collection Crock Utensil
For lovers of seasonal cookware, this utensil crock from Le Creuset is not to be missed. It is made with the brand’s classic stoneware and decorated with multicolored hearts to instantly dress up any kitchen. I am planning to gift this with a bouquet of flowers for an added touch.
buy it: Le Creuset L’Amour Collection Utensil Crock, ($36, Le Creuset)
Costa Farms Live Indoor Hoya Heart Kerrii Succulent
I have a few fans of houseplants, and my eyes are on this heart-shaped succulent as a Valentine’s gift this year. Hoya Kerrii live plant comes in a 2.5-inch ceramic pot embellished with “love” and a red heart. Just care for it with 1/4 cup of water every two weeks.
buy it: Costa Farms Live Indoor Hoya Kerrii Heart Succulent, $22 (was $25), Amazon
Lomao fleece blanket
Everyone loves a cozy fleece blanket, which is why I love giving it as a gift. This double-sided throw keeps you comfortable while lounging while adding texture to your living room sofa or bed. It’s made of 100 percent cotton and features a grid pattern in various colors; I’m getting my eyes on pink!
buy it: Lomao Fleece Throw Blanket, $25 with coupon (was $29), Amazon
Blue Capri Scented Candle
In my opinion, the Capri Blue Volcano scented candle is almost universally loved, so I’m going to buy some for my friends this Valentine’s Day. It’s infused with notes of sugary citrus and tropical fruit, without smelling like sunscreen. I’m grabbing the bubblegum color as a nod to the holidays ahead.
buy it: Capri Blue Scented Candle, ($34, Amazon)
Soho Floral Arts Boxed Roses
I have always mourned my fresh flowers when they wither days after buying them. Well, this box of roses does just that and doubles as a decoration. The Ecuadorian rose set is preserved and designed to last two to three years without water or sunlight, so you can give your Valentine flowers that they will love for a long time.
buy it: Soho Floral Arts Roses in a Box, $40 (was $56), Amazon
14 oz Yeti Rambler Mug
My friend gave me this mug over the holidays and it has been a part of my morning routine ever since. As a fan of the brand for years, I can verify that it really does keep drinks hot or cold for hours. Given its practicality, the mug is the perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for.
buy it: Yeti Rambler 14-Ounce Mug, ($30, Amazon)
Casper Snoozewear Face Mask
I have been a devoted Casper shopper since 2021. Seriously, almost all of my bed comes from the brand, including the mattress, duvet, pillows, headboard, etc. As a Valentine’s gift for my favorite frequent fliers, namely my dad, I’m grabbing this sleep mask from his snoozewear collection. The pillow-soft mask blocks out light (my dad’s biggest sleep enemy) without adding pressure to his head.
buy it: Casper Snoozewear Face Mask, ($49, Casper)
Pack of two decorative cushion covers Fancy Homi
Several of my friends love decorative pillows, which is why I turned to the clever gift of decorative pillow covers that change the look without adding clutter to their homes. This cover set features a corduroy texture with a pom-pom lined hem for a sweet touch. It comes in 25 colors, so you can easily find one that matches your decorating style.
buy it: Fancy Homi Two Pack Decorative Throw Pillow Covers, ($16, Amazon)
Marco Anthropologie Townsend
Few things are more thoughtful than receiving a framed photo of family, friends or pets, so this year I am buying this frame for my sister. This delicate frame is made of glass with a black iron trim and a leather strap for easy hanging.
buy it: Anthropologie Townsend Frame, (starting at $24, Anthropologie)
Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection Cake Plate
Heavenly desserts are a Valentine’s Day staple, so I’m grabbing this cake plate to pair with treats as a gift this year. The vintage-inspired plate comes in three colors—pink, clear, and blue—and features beaded details for texture. It’s even dishwasher safe.
buy it: Fortessa Jupiter Vintage Glassware Collection Cake Plate, ($22, Amazon)