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20 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

It’s February, which means lovebirds across the country are ready for Valentine’s Day! Wait . . . you’re not ready yet? 

If you waited a little late, don’t get caught up in the hype and impulse buy everything in sight as a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift. I know they say love is blind, but you guys, it’s not worth blowing your budget for.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on Valentine’s Day. In fact, if you’re on Baby Steps 1–3, I really don’t want you to. You can keep it simple and inexpensive and still have a great time, even at the last minute.

How? Well, I put together a list of some of my favorite gift ideas. Nothing is over $30, and everything is available on Amazon. If you have Prime, this is a lifesaver for you last-minute shoppers! 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women: 

1. Cat-Eye Sunglasses 

Classic with a touch of romance, cat-eye sunglasses never go out of style. I wear these all the time, and they come in several different colors! 

$25 on Amazon

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2. Initial Bar Necklace 

Bar necklaces are in style right now, and this one is special because you can have it engraved with her initial. It’s such a great personalized gift idea! 

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$15 on Amazon

3. Bohemian Statement Earrings 

Are you shopping for someone who’s trendy and loves variety? I’m not ashamed to say I get my statement earrings from Amazon. They’re so cute. And 20 pairs? You can’t beat this price.

$22 on Amazon

4. Cozy Cardigan 

If my husband picked out clothes for me, I’d be super surprised and impressed. You can’t go wrong with a cozy, chunky cardigan—it’s flattering on everyone! 

$25 on Amazon

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5. Bathtub Caddy

Nothing will let her know that her “me time” is important to you like getting her a bathtub caddy. You’ll get bonus points if you include a candle in her favorite scent to put on top of it! 

$19 on Amazon

6. Charcuterie Knives 

As someone who loves a good charcuterie board, I think these knives are a thoughtful gift. And if you can spend a little more, put together a basket with some specialty cheeses and a bottle of wine! 

$11 on Amazon

7. The Original MakeUp Eraser 

You men out there don’t understand how much of a struggle it is to take off makeup. It’s a process. But this thing changed my life! All I do is add water, and within four wipes, my face is clean.

$19 on Amazon

8. Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea 

It’s the greatest tea you’ll sip in your life. I’ve turned so many people on to this stuff. Trust me, if she likes tea, she’ll love this. 

$12 on Amazon

9. Know Yourself, Know Your Money

This is not just another money book. Whether she’s really into self-awareness or the two of you want to get your finances in order this year, this book will change your mindset and the way you approach money. It's the perfect gift for moms who are ready to reach their money goals.

$20 on ramseysolutions.com

10. Brown Sugar Body Scrub 

It smells amazing and leaves your skin softer than ever. This scrub is formulated especially for cellulite, stretch marks, spider veins, age spots and eczema—and guys, you may not know, but those are all things we care about. 

$15 on Amazon

11. Allure Beauty Box 

If she likes experimenting with makeup and skincare, let the experts at Allure do the shopping for you. It includes at least three full-sized products plus samples. (Just be sure to cancel the subscription once it arrives if you don’t want to continue paying for it.)

$23 on Amazon

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men: 

12. Quick-Dry Golf Polo

When it comes to fashion, my husband is pretty easy to please. He loves these basic polos, which feel great and come in every color under the sun. 

$16 on Amazon

13. Proraso Shaving Soap in a Bowl 

A guy on my team thinks this is hands down the best shaving product out there. He says, “You’ll feel like you’re standing on top of a mountain as a gentle breeze tickles your chiseled face.” (And if your man doesn’t already have one, he might also need a shaving brush. Here’s one from the same brand.)

$10 on Amazon

14. Personalized Six-Pack 

If he’s into beer, you can go to the grocery store and pick out the beers that are sold individually and create a custom six-pack. This fun Valentine’s Day-themed caddy even comes with a sweet card. 

$16 on Amazon

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15. Travel Journal 

This could really be for men or women. It would be even sweeter if you both agree to write in it together on your next trip! 

$24 on Amazon

16. Codenames 

We’ve played this at so many family reunions and friends’ game nights, and I’m telling you, this game is addictive. Also, there’s a Disney version that I love even more. 

$12 on Amazon

17. NFL Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 

This is a gift that looks more expensive than it is. Bluetooth headphones that rep your favorite football team and have great reviews? Touchdown! 

$26 on Amazon

18. Assorted Candy

Let’s say your sweetheart has a sweet tooth. How about you feed it (literally) with this last-minute Valentine’s Day gift: a box of his favorite assorted candy? This pack comes with 50 different pieces. That better last him a while!

$27 on Amazon

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19. Philosockphy Sock Subscription

If he’s preppy, a little silly or likes surprises, he’ll love a few months of this subscription. Every month, he’ll get a new pair of durable, printed socks. (Just be sure to cancel the subscription once it arrives if you don’t want to continue paying for it.)

$11 on Amazon

20. Funko Marvel Collector Box 

If he’s really into superheroes, this subscription box is right up his alley. Each month, he’ll receive a Funko Pop figurine and three to four other collectibles. (Just be sure to cancel the subscription once it arrives if you don’t want to continue paying for it.)

$30 on Amazon

You Don’t Have to Spend More on Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts 

Overspending isn’t romantic. If you really want to cut expenses, stay home and watch a movie, look through your wedding photo album, or invite friends over to cook.

You could even take my free money tendencies quiz to learn more about each other and the way you handle money. Remember, the relationship is what’s important—not what you buy or where you eat for dinner.

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day by staying on a budget and really honoring your shared financial goals!

All products and pricing were last sourced on 1/12/22 and are subject to change. 

Rachel Cruze

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Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, financial expert, and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. Rachel writes and speaks on personal finances, budgeting, investing and money trends. As a co-host of The Ramsey Show, America’s second-largest talk radio show, Rachel reaches 18 million weekly listeners with her personal finance advice. She has appeared on Good Morning America and Fox News and has been featured in publications such as Time, Real Simple and Women’s Health magazines. Through her shows, books, syndicated columns and speaking events, Rachel shares fun, practical ways to take control of your money and create a life you love. Learn More.

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