Bag? She’s got it.
Shoes? She’s got it.
Ring? You’re not ready for that.
We’ve all been there: you both agree not to do presents, mostly because at this point you already have a lot of stuff and everything seems like a waste of money.
But you still end up with a skillfully wrapped package in your hand from her. It’s a non-pact kind of pact. The best you can do is open your apps, select a random gift quickly and blame the late arrival on the delivery man.
Or you can simply not listen to her when she says no to Valentine’s day gifts and impress her with these budget-friendly, not-so-common options instead.
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1. A Coin Bag
A little something to store the essentials like coins, lip balm or keys would be great, don’t you think?
2. Floral Earrings
The popular belief is that nothing says love like the combination of red and jewellery. Those who agree can order these dainty earrings for their girl and the ones who don’t may continue scrolling.
3. Animal-Themed Socks
Cute is the keyword. Fluffy socks are just the icing. I am yet to find a girl who didn’t love this combination.
4. A Sling Bag
Teddy bears are out of trend but sling bags are not. If the bag aligns with her choices, don’t think twice before buying this baby.
5. Delicious Designer Soap
Think beyond cake. Think cake-shaped soap. It’s aesthetically pleasing, made with top-class materials and fits your budget. You don’t have a reason not to buy it.
6. Monogrammed Candle
Candles are a very common and highly appreciated romantic gift. It’s the monogram that makes this one special and worthy of your attention.
7. Rose Gold Loaf Soap
It smells amazing! And that’s the reason enough to get this loaf but it is topped by an elegant crystal-like design that’ll tempt you further to gift it.
8. Ayurvedic Lipstick Sampler Kit
Not every girl enjoys makeup but if yours do, send this lipstick sampler kit to her. It’ll allow you to skip the hassle of looking for the perfect shade and quality—it comes with a range of colours and the ingredients are natural. Totally risk-free.
9. A Tote Bag
It’s the kind of bag she’ll definitely use and yes, she needs it. A girl always needs more and more totes. It’ll be good if one came from you.
10. A Silicone Phone Case
Perfectly elegant and feminine design. She’ll appreciate a beautifully-patterned phone case if hers is not so new.
11. Assorted Aam Papad
Probably the oldest form of candy in a new uniform presented to you. Aam papad is a safe option. You really don’t have to worry about its quality, taste or presentation. It’s all aces.
12. A Silicone Airpods Case Cover
Who doesn’t enjoy a few spoons of chocolate spread? But what’s new in gifting her a bottle of Nutella? Get her the Nutella AirPods case cover instead. Of course, the present will make more sense if she’s actually nuts about Nutella.
13. Ceramic Mug & Mug Warmer Set
You like a warm cup of coffee? So does your partner. Gift them a mug warmer so they can have a break whenever and wherever they want. It’s a gift they won’t see coming.
14. Dino Keychain
Ross Geller’s love for dinos is a rare quality to find and we won’t surprised if your lover shows no interest in dinosaur merchandise.
But if your partner is fond of anything crystal-y, they’ll enjoy this dino keychain for a long, long time. The pastel colours are absolutely elegant.
15. A Pillow Case Set
A good gift is pleasant to the eyes. It’s no surprise that we’re trying to convince you to get your lover the cushion cover set, but its selling point lies in the need. If you feel your partner enjoys comfortable and good quality, pastel items, this is where you invest.
16. A Keyboard Weekly Planner
This super cute weekly planner is designed to be kept below your laptop or keyboard as you file your to-do list. It’s not only a great gift for your partner but also something you can buy for yourself.
17. Designer Face Mask
Are you or your partner still wearing the same old cotton/N95 mask to work and weddings? Because if you didn’t already realise, much, much better options are available and affordable.
18. Quirky Handmade Earrings
How would you describe your girl’s personality—Foodie? Colourful? In love with pink? A fan of Cartoon Network? If any of these words align with her, she’ll love the donut earrings.
19. Immunity-Boosting Candies
While Goosebumps offers a lot of tastier options in flavourful chocolates and candies, this one will fit right into your budget and is healthy. So think about it.
20. Breathable, Sustainable Face Masks
Breathable masks are not a gift limited to your lover (you can give it to your entire family) but she’ll certainly appreciate the gesture if you chose these sustainable, much cuter lifesavers.
21. DIY Dum Biriyani Kit
Making dum biriyani at home is not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s time-taking. But what if you showed up at her door with a DIY kit and cooked it together? Combine it with a nice drink and call it a successful date.
22. ‘If You Had To…’ Card Game
Confession of a team player: card games are addictive. The larger the group, the funnier the outcomes. But even if you two play it on your Valentine’s day date, it’ll make a fun impression and break the curse of boredom.
23. Disappearing Ink…For A Prank War That You’re About To Start
For a man who loves to prank but hasn’t pranked his girlfriend yet, this ink seems like a perfect option.
24. Probiotic Drinks
Curd and yoghurt seem to be the old news but the trend of kombucha as probiotics is fairly new. And you might want to hop on it with your girlfriend.
The selling point: good taste with a hint of kink and impressive packaging. While a soft drink or a Starbucks coffee won’t, this drink totally qualifies as a gift.
25. Self-Care Journaling Prompts
A lot of girls journal. A lot of girls are into self-care. And if your partner is a woke individual, she will appreciate these colourful and super-positive prompts.
Some of the prompts might even say the words you haven’t been able to. That’s what makes it a beautiful, rather unforgettable Valentine’s day gift.
26. A Pick-Me-Up Doormat
Your partner may or may not be looking for daily motivation but this pick-me-up doormat with a positive message will add a good spirit to her day.
27. A Vintage Vase
Spoiler alert: most women appreciate a vintage item, especially when made in glass. Looks like the vase fits the criteria. You can add a small bouquet to the presentation if you want.
These are not your regular, run-of-the-mill Valentine’s day gifts. They’re handpicked.
The agenda is simple: to show you all the impressive options you have if you’re a bit tight on budget and can only let go of Rs 500 from your wallet.