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19 Things on Sale That Would Make Good Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, people, so we’re officially in gift-giving crunch time. And while finding a thoughtful present for your valentine that’s within your budget may seem like a challenge, that’s where I — your friendly neighborhood deals editor — come in. I’ve scoured the internet to find gifts on sale that only look expensive and will still arrive by February 14. (Some will require expedited shipping, which I’ve noted when applicable.) I tried to keep most things under $100, but we have more in-depth coverage for the best gifts under $50 or under $25 if you want more wallet-friendly options. You can find every single gift guide we’ve written for Valentine’s Day here.

Rosenice Gua Sha Jade Tool

Using a jade gua sha stone can increase circulation and enhance lymphatic drainage — and an at-home spa day is a sweet Valentine’s Day activity you can do together.

If their phone is always out of juice, get them this magnetic battery pack from Strategist-favorite Anker. A built-in foldable kickstand means they can watch videos while charging, and there is another version on sale that has a PopSocket attachment.

And if they’re always out of juice, get them this single-serving Nespresso machine. It can brew both coffee and espresso in a variety of sizes at the touch of a button.

For a valentine who likes the finer things in life, the 100 percent mulberry-silk pillowcase our readers purchased more than 21,000 times last year is only $20 with an online coupon. Strategist contributor Rio Viera-Newton considers it a dead-on dupe for her $89 silk pillowcase from Parachute, so it’s great for silk first-timers or people who want a ton of color options. (There are 22!)

$35 for 4

The budding mixologist will appreciate a set of elegant coupes from Strategist-favorite Italian glassware brand Bormioli Rocco. Pair these with a bottle of prosecco to complete the gift.

For the D&D newbie, Dimension 20 cast member Ally Beardsley recommends spell cards, which will streamline the spell-picking process — and can become part of a game you’ll play together forever.

From $23

I know these aren’t the sexiest gift, but there is a valentine who would appreciate fuzz-lined Crocs.


For an extra-dry valentine, pick up this thick but nongreasy body butter from the Body Shop. It’s on sale in a variety of scents — including coconut, mango, almond milk, and (my favorite) satsuma.

This may be called a “scarf,” but it’s really a blanket you can wear in polite society. (It will arrive by the February 14 with expedited shipping.)

We’re longtime fans of candle brand Boy Smells, and you really can’t go wrong with any of the scents from the Kush family. This one has notes of cannabis, brushed suede, lilac, and white musk.

Rhone makes Carson Kressley’s favorite “indestructible” pants to travel in, and though his exact style is sold out in most sizes, you’ll be pleased to know that I spotted this very similar pair on sale at Nordstrom.

The perfect gift for a foodie (that you’ll get to enjoy too) is a massive chocolate panettone. (It should arrive by Valentine’s Day with 3-Day Express shipping.)

This cashmere scarf from Everlane makes a bold fashion statement, and the pink-and-brown option isn’t so festive that you couldn’t wear it after February 14.

From $78

When in doubt, a cuddly hoodie is always a nice gift. This one is available in several colors, but the ones in gray and green have the deepest discount.

For the ecofriendly beauty lover, Tarte’s limited-edition cheek-stain stick is 30 percent off in a sheer coral shade.

To pair with the cheek color, pick up this plant-based mascara from Well People, which is one of our favorite natural mascaras for voluminous, “spiderlike” lashes.

If they prefer a classic eyeliner-and-mascara look, nab this duo from another of our favorite clean beauty brands, Kjaer Weis.

Bodum’s classic French press is one of our favorite ways to make hot coffee at home, and the bubblegum pink is especially festive. (It should arrive by February 14 with FedEx Express shipping.)

But if they’re more of a tea person, they’ll appreciate this transparent teapot that’s great for admiring their brew while it steeps. (It should arrive by February 14 with FedEx Express shipping.)

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19 Things on Sale That Would Make Nice Valentine’s Day Gifts