16 Romantic Valentines Day Gift Ideas (Under $50)

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Love, Self

Inexpensive ways to pamper your boyfriend or girlfriend this Valentines Day.

From seriously-sweet to smoke-alarm spicy, we rounded up some of our top picks for pampering your guy or girl this Valentines Day.

Now, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy all those "thank you" kisses.

For Him:

Vosges Chocolate Mo's Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix, $12

Sweet or savory? Give him the gift of not having to choose with this delicious flapjack formula from the innovative folks over at Vosges, which can be delivered in box form or (even better) whipped up and served in bed Valentine's Day morning.


Old Navy Men's Printed Boxers, $8.50

Pin him down with these cupid's arrow-covered boxers from Old Navy. Not only are they festive, but they'll serve as a warm memory of you throughout the day.


Heart-Stitched Baseball, $9.95

Dealing with a sports enthusiast? Prove you're his biggest fan with this heart-stitched baseball from Hallmark, which can be signed with your own personal message.


Kiehl's Aromatic Blends: Patchouli & Fresh Rose Liquid Body Cleanser, $24

Keep it clean with this fresh Rose Centifolia-scented cleanser from Kiehl's (or don't — and insist you lather it on him yourself).


Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Candle, $38

The typically feminine massage candle gets a manly makeover in this cool creation from Emily & Tony. Not only does it feature a delicious vanilla scent, but it burns into a vegan oil that can be used all over the body.


Kyotofu Gluten-Free Heart Brownies Gift Box, $45

Why should your gluten-free beau miss out on all the fun? Thanks to these health-conscious creations (handcrafted in New York City at the Japanese dessert bar Kyotofu), he doesn't have to.


UncommonGoods Scratch Map, $20

Have a travel partner on your hands? Give him this clever map from UncommonGoods. After you've pre-scratched the places you've visited together, ask him to join you in marking some of the places you'd like to go next.


Broquet The Fire Breather Hot Sauce Tasting Set, $49

Add some spice to your relationship (or at least your kitchen) with this curated assortment of chili sauces from Broquet (warning: mints not included).


For Her:

1. Philosophy My Heart to Yours Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $17

Perfect for the girl on the go (both because she needs to relax and this is great for traveling), this escape in a bottle from Philosophy features a sweet, citrus-vanilla scent (we suggest test-driving the bubble bath together).


Signature Lace Original Rise Thong Rose, $25

Save yourself the embarrassment of trying to guess her panty size (and grief if you get it wrong) and opt for this romantic take on Hanky Panky's beloved, one-size lace original rise thong. Thankfully for you, it will still be around when all those other roses die.


Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, $49

Did she say no chocolate? Assuming she wasn't bluffing, scoop up this new palette from Too Faced. With 16 shades and a chololate-bar themed case, it packs all the sweet without any of the calories.


Victoria's Secret PINK V-Day Tee, $24.50

Not sure she's getting the message? Say it louder with this neon sleep shirt from the Victoria's Secret PINK collection. If you play your cards right, it will be you cuddling up to that soft, lightweight jersey at night.


Ralph Lauren Romance Valentines Day Gift, $88 for 3.4 oz. *in-store only
Talk about a sweet bonus! This V-Day, receive either a complimentary box of Dylan's Candy Bar candy or a dozen roses with the purchase of a 3.4 oz. or larger Romance eau de parfum - and that's not all. From Jan 26-Feb 11, customers can reserve a bouquet and pick it up from Feb 11-14 (she'll think it was all your idea).
6. Love: Quotes And Passages From The Heart, $14.99

Open your heart (by letting a variety of celebs past and present pour out theirs) with this sentimental collection of quotes and passages. Bonus points if you surprise her with one of your own.


Edward Marc Large Chocolate Lover's Heart, $35

If this heart shape box looks good enough to eat, that's because it is. Molded in signature milk chocolate and filled with a gourmet assortment of candies, this confection is a sweet tooth's dream (not to mention easy to clean up).


NARS Voyeur Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner Coffret, $49

Flirty and fashion forward, this heart-clad clutch from the NARS Guy Bourdin collection opens to reveal five Larger Than Life Eyeliners, including limited-edition shades Blue Dahlia and Most Wanted.