On Valentine’s Day you want loved ones to feel like a million bucks. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of money. Especially coming off the pricey holiday season, you probably want to conserve some dough. The key is to find reasonable items without skimping on functionality or style. We scoured the market to uncover 10 bang-for-your-buck gifts under $30 — and most are way cheaper. Trust us: No one will be the wiser. From a sexy stainless steel watch and a modern ring that looks like it belongs in a museum to a cool vertical hanging garden, these finds will make you wonder why you would ever pay more. Your bank account just may whisper: I love you.
These Swarovski hoops feature super-sparkly stones that look just like the real deal. (I recently saw a friend wearing these earrings and was fooled into thinking that the “gems” were diamonds.)
A sleek stainless steel watch for 20 bucks? Nope, a sleek stainless steel watch with an alarm, world time indicator and LED light that’s water-resistant for 20 bucks!
She’ll feel oh-so-fancy when she unwraps this chic, beautiful bottle of perfume, with notes of peach, pear, jasmine, vanilla and cedar. Free shipping.
This marvelously minimalist 14-karat gold-plated sterling silver ring shines bright like a diamond — even though it doesn’t have one.
A gift for those who enjoy the simpler things in life, complete with an analog dial. But just in case that special someone’s itching to join the 21st century, this retro AM/FM radio Includes a jack for playing music from a tablet, iPod, MP3 player or other digital audio player. It’ll look adorable sitting on a counter or bookshelf.
Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? And even better if his tie is accented with gold. He’ll look totally polished with this matching gold set—and think it was at least triple the price.
Give a love interest your heart with this luxurious faux-fur pillow sure to elicit squeals of joy. In a perfect shade of pink, and a sizable 25 by 21 inches, it will be the highlight of any décor.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a leather wallet that holds as much as this one (it’s a trifold), at such a ridiculously low price. It doesn’t hurt that it’s devilishly handsome. Free shipping.
Treat a plant enthusiast to an out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day present with this sculptural vertical garden meant for succulents, air plants and other small greens.
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