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The Cheapest, Nicest Valentine’s Day Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands

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As we’ve noted before during the holidays, being a label whore when it comes to gifting isn’t a terrible idea. A $50 Chanel hand cream 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 30 (relatively) inexpensive things from typically very expensive brands that would make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts.

Rachel Comey Arc Earrings

Sculptural earrings that look much more expensive than they are.

Yves Saint Laurent Heart and Arrow Rouge Volupte Shine Collector Oil-in-Stick Lipstick

Packaged and ready for Valentine’s Day.

Charvet Solid Silk Knit Tie

You might not be able to afford a custom Charvet shirt, but a skinny knit tie is much cheaper and always appreciated.

Gucci Pursuit Treck Slide Sandal

You could always opt for a pair of striped socks from Gucci, but these slides make more of a statement.

Moncler Quilted Down Puffer Scarf

While still on the pricey side, this pale pink puffer scarf is a fraction of the price of Moncler’s slick down parkas — and would be like wearing a mini-jacket on your neck, sort of.

Alexander McQueen Skull Money Clip

For the Alexander McQueen stan who wants to be subtle-but-not-so-subtle about his allegiance to the designer.

Everlast X MCM Mini Visetos Coated Canvas Glove Bag Charm

For the fashion-forward boxer in your life.

Fleur du Mal Satin Hipster

Nothing fancier than silky underwear.

Prada La Femme Satin Body Lotion

It will look luxurious on any vanity table, and the smell of Prada’s vanilla and ylang-ylang lotion? Divine.

Tom Dixon Bump Set Of Two Short Glasses

From Tom Dixon’s Bump collection, to impress your valentine with your mixology skills.

MM6 Maison Margiela Transparent Clutch

This MM6 Maison Margiela clutch in a refreshing transparent blue is pretty sweet.

Versace Flower Logo Tag

A perfectly purple, perfectly frivolous bag tag from Versace for your valentine.

Cult Gaia Dome Bamboo Bag

Surprise her with this Cult Gaia bag that’s currently 50 percent off.

Etro Printed Foulard

The tiny prints of cars, hot air balloons, bicycles, and airplanes on this silk Etro scarf are just too cute to pass up.

Kenzo Logo Tag Beanie

We love how the bold stripes of this Kenzo beanie take us back to grade school.

Jacquemus Le Gadjo XS Leather Cross-Body Bag

For the Jacquemus fan who’d rather wear his wallet around his neck (or is really into tiny purses at the moment).

Y-3 Logo-Print Mini Wrist Pouch

For the hypebeast who dares to go smaller — and is already over fanny packs, gift this wrist pouch from Y-3.

Alessi Dental Floss Dispenser

A cute little guy to divvy out your floss, for the valentine you share a bathroom with.

Maison Margiela By the Fireplace Lidded Candle

A spicy yet sweet scent from Maison Margiela: the perfect blend of notes to strike for Valentine’s Day.

Tom Ford Lip Color

What’s more classic (and non-bank-breaking) than some simple bright-red lipstick from Tom Ford?

Chanel La Creme Main

If not for the egg-shaped packaging alone, this buzzy new rose-scented hand cream will be a delightful gift for any valentine who’s always complaining about her lizard skin.

Kiki De Montparnasse Silk Tie Briefs

How flirty are these satin side-ties?

Kiki De Montparnasse Silk Soft Bra

Complete the set with a matching bra.

Le Labo ‘Santal 33’ Shower Gel

If you’d rather not spend almost $200 on this cult-y Le Labo perfume, spend just $53 on the same scent, but in body-wash form.

JW Anderson Logo Embossed Leather Bag Charm

Cheeky in just the right way, with a hint of Memphis design.

La Perla Silk-Satin Pajama Shorts

Perfect for lounging around the house after a romantic night in.

Diptyque Eau Rose Soap

You can’t go wrong with a subtle, rose-scented, plant-based soap from Diptyque.

Rodin Lip Balm Ring

Linda Rodin’s face oils are expensive. Less expensive? This incredibly cute lip balm ring from the cult-y makeup maven.

Jennifer Meyer Gemstone Thin Ring

A delicate emerald ring from beloved L.A.–based (and expensive) jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer.

Elsa Peretti Apple Bookmark

There’s likely no one who was ever unhappy to receive an Elsa Peretti gift from Tiffany & Co. This one will be a nice treat for avid readers.

Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol

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).

Supreme Hanes Boxer Briefs

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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The Cheapest Valentine’s Day Gifts From Expensive Brands