The Budget Gift Guide for Valentine's Day: Under $25

Say what? I didn’t know you could even get a box of chocolates and roses with thorns for that price let alone a Valentine’s Day Gift that he or she would be proud to receive. But yes, we’ve hunted haystacks, browsed through department stores and come up with a short lists of gifts you can be proud of — even for el cheapo coin.

Here’s what we found.


Love Your Skin Valentine’s Day Gift Set from Liz Earle (okay, we lied, it’s $26.50)

Liz Earle Love Your Skin

You all know how obsessed I am with Liz Earle (her Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is my winter staple!). This terrific Valentine’s Day steal contains 1oz Orange Flower Body Wash, Nourishing Botanical Body Cream, Brightening Treatment with a muslin cloth, Eyebright, and Body Exfoliating Gloves. NOT. TO. BE. MISSED. It’s that simple and yours for a steal only until February 14th.


Modella Morning Glory Train Case ($9.97)

Modella Train Case

If you’ve wanted to get something for that adorable tween, then get her a chic Modella train case in the Morning Glory Pattern (check your local Walmart for availability) and watch her adorable face glow with true love.


Get her a love-and-suds-filled bath soap basked with goodies like the Limited Edition Love Soap (a glittery, red soap that’s brimming with aphrodisiacs), Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar (strawberries and vanilla cream bubbles), or the Ex Factor Bath Bomb (blue gingerman with the pink heart – perfect for you to unleash all your angry frustrations on).

LUSH Valentine\'s Day Love Soap

Plus this company ALWAYS does most delicious, lip-smacking gift sets that are perfectly priced, so check them out before they’re scooped up and sold out.


Sephora Give me Some Lip Set ($25)

A great value for a SWAK of a deal. This Give me Some Lip Valentine’s Day Set is really a $65 deal masquerading as a $25 gift set. It’s a deluxe lip sampler filled to the brim with the store’s most popular lip shades, including a full-size Korres lipstick. The set includes Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout, Tarte Double Ended Lip Gloss in Danny/Sandy, Benefit Posietint in Poppy Pink, Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in Rose, Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in April, Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Doug, and Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Pink 14.

Give me Some Lip

Sephora Colorbox ($24 for $120 value)

A palette with colors for all seasons, all lovers, all tiffs and tumbles (even products to cover up those tears and frowns). This palette is a gift that every lass will love.

Sephora Colorbox

MAC’s Malibu Peach Nail Lacquer ($12)

Win major brownie points by giving your girl a delicious SoCal inspired nail lacquer.

MAC Malibu Peach