10 Valentine’s gifts for under $10

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and trying to find the perfect yet affordable gift for that special someone may be difficult. Here is a list of gift ideas that your Valentine will adore and find thoughtful:

  1. A Mug

A  cute mug with a simple yet thoughtful saying or picture on it is definitely a go to gift for that avid coffee or tea drinker. You can find a cute mug at Ross,  Marshalls, or even Target  for anywhere between $3.99-$5.99


2. Memory Book

All you need for this are your favorite pictures of you and your boo and a cute book. You can find small books that are perfect for decorating at Ross for $5.99 and above. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/469781804862169761/

3. Candy Care Package

This is a easy way to give your sweetheart something sweet. All you need is a box of your shape and size preference. I recommend something small and shallow. All you need to do is wrap or decorate the box. Then fill it with tissue paper and place candy of your choice inside.  You can find a multitude of candy at Dollar Tree for only a $1 each. It is an easy, yet thoughtful gift for your sweetie. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/4855512077230159/

4. Flowers

This is the more traditional route, as this gift is especially great for your partner, friend, mom or even grandma. Albertsons has a single roses accompanied with some baby’s breath for $3.99 or six roses for $10.99. http://albertsons.mywebgrocer.com/Circular/Downey-Firestone-and-Rives/AE1A73587/Weekly/2

5. Socks

Nothing says I love you like the gift of warmth, especially in the cold month of winter and early spring. Find a cozy 3 pack of fuzzy socks at Ross for only $4.99. Another alternative to fuzzy socks are socks with patterns or designs on them. Forever 21 has a wide selection of these for only $1.90.


6. Picture with Frame

This is a simple yet  sweet gift for anyone. All you need is a picture frame from  Target ($5.99-$8.99)  and a picture of your choosing. Put these together and they make a very thoughtful and inexpensive gift http://www.target.com/p/single-image-frame-black/-/A-1575437

7. Lush Bath Bomb

This gift is definitely for any makeup enthusiast or bath lover. These gifts are perfect for relaxing and unwinding. The Valentine’s edition bath bombs are the ones I would recommend. They range anywhere from ($5.25-$10.95) http://www.lushusa.com/bath/bath-bombs/cupid/07174.htm

8. Stuffed Animal

These are any easy find and a very cute gift for your honey. Target offers a range of stuffed animal options from a traditional stuffed bear to a zebra for $9.99 http://www.target.com/p/manhattan-toy-huggables-liam-bear-soft-plush-stuffed-animal/-/A-5069403

9. Candle

This gift is a bit more romantic and a bit more tricky. I am warning you now that you should definitely be aware of the scents the person does and does not like. Bath and Body Works has a wide selection of scents from subtle to more intense smelling candles for $10.50. http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=118233106&cp=12586994.12936192.15285206

10. Fast Food

This gift is perfect for any food lover or person in general. Most fast food meal options are under $10. This can range from a full meal to a coffee. Places like: Dunkin Donuts ($1.27 per donut) , Papa John’s Pizza ($10) , Starbucks ($1.95 per cookie or cake pop and anywhere from $3-$7 for coffee), all offer items in the shape of a heart or Valentine’s Day themed. https://www.starbucks.com