As we’ve noted before during the holidays, being a label whore when it comes to gifting isn’t a terrible idea. A $26 bar of Dior soap or $30 pair of Supreme boxers can feel so indulgent and over the top — in a great and glamorous way. To that end, we’ve rounded up 22 (relatively) inexpensive things from very expensive brands that make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts.
What is chicer than this bar of soap with the words “Miss Dior” written in coy cursive?
It should be noted that this pineapple-strewn Dolce & Gabbana tote bag is meant for a child … but she doesn’t need to know that.
These Melissa Joy Manning “wishbone” hoops are so lovely. And so cheap.
Very few men won’t appreciate a fancy new Want Les Essentiels dopp kit. This one is 30 percent off.
What’s more classic (and non-bank-breaking) than some simple bright-red lipstick from Chanel?
A pair of super-simple, somewhat art deco-y earrings from Jennifer Fisher.
Tom Ford beard oil = cheaper than pretty much anything else you can get from Tom Ford. Plus, his beard will smell nice.
This L’Agent by Agent Provocateur thong is sexy and elegant. Sexegant.
If she’s not a thong gal.
If you’d rather not spend almost $200 on this culty Le Labo perfume, spend just $50 on the same scent, but in body-wash form.
She’ll be able wear this Saint Laurent cuff pretty much every single day.
A basic, very handsome belt from Rag & Bone.
This romantic Eau de Rose roll-on scent from Diptyque is quite a bit cheaper than a candle. (And will last a lot longer.)
If she’s a statement bracelet kind of lady, she’ll very much like this 61 percent off Aurelie Bidermann cuff.
What a dainty offering from La Perla.
This Berluti tie — made from indigo and white cotton and silk threads — will go with almost everything.
Linda Rodin’s face oils are expensive. Less expensive? This incredibly cute lip balm ring from the culty makeup maven.
A delicate emerald ring from beloved L.A.-based (and expensive) jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer.
Cheaper than the Common Projects sneaker, and probably more useful.
There’s likely no woman who was ever unhappy to receive an Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. heart-shaped key ring.
A little face spritz they can keep in their tote bag for when they need a pick-me-up (and they’ll think of you every time).
Is it a little weird to buy underwear off eBay? Sure. But when it’s Valentine’s Day, you’re dating a fuccboi, you’re on a budget, Supreme’s online store is closed, and you don’t have time to wait on line in person at the New York shop, what else are you gonna do? (Note: These are not actually used boxer-briefs; they’re brand-new.)
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