Under $20: Budget Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Love springs eternal—but not your bank account. We know you want to express your feelings to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, but money woes might be holding you back. So check out our budget Valentine’s Day gift guide, where we’ve rounded up great gi

By: Catherine Andrews

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Wooden key necklace, $18.
Show your loved one that he or she holds the key to your heart with this handmade cherry-wood key necklace.

“I [heart] my bike” bell, $8.
Maybe your loved one loves their bike more than they love you. No worries—win them over with this kitschy bike bell.
Lavender lovebird sachets, $12.
Sweeten up any spot with these patchwork lavender-scented sachets, stitched together in the shape of lovebirds.
Embroidered sleeping masks, $15.
Nothing’s more important to a relationship than the time spent in bed . . . sleeping, of course. Make sure to give your loved one a good night’s rest with these adorable eye masks.
Two-toned umbrella, $19.95.
Keep that special person dry in a cheery sort of way with these jewel-colored umbrellas from the Museum of Modern Art.
Polka-dot tights, $14.95.
How perfect would these tights be to wear on a Valentine’s Day dinner date?
Heart-shaped earbuds, $15
Add a little love to your music-listening experience with these bright red, heart-shaped attachable earbuds.
Nintendo mints, $8.
We guarantee that any video-game lover or fan of retro stuff will adore this Nintendo-controller-shaped box of mints.
Media pocket, $19.
Is your significant other a total gadget fan who can’t keep track of his or her Blackberry, iPod, iPhone, PDA . . . and so on? Give the gift of gadget protection with this cute felt pouch that will save iPhones and the like from nasty scratches.
Steel fire starter, $11.95.
Still feel sparks in your relationship? Get literal sparks with this magnesium steel fire starter. Sparking the two components against each other emits sparks of 5,500 degrees, which can light a campfire on paper, dry grass, or bark. Perfect for the outdoorsy person in your life.

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