valentines day 2022

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $25 for Every Type of Valentine

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There are lots of ways to show someone you care about them without buying a present — like sending them a note or calling to say hi. But if your partner’s love language is receiving gifts, or you just want to surprise a friend with a little something, there are many personal (and affordable) Valentine’s Day gift ideas on Amazon for under $25. Below, we sought out the best cheap gifts for a range of valentines — from the tea obsessive to the dog parent, and of course the valentine who’d just like a (beautiful and ethically manufactured) chocolate bar.

For the valentine who buys the good vanilla

This vanilla extract comes recommended by pastry chefs like Natasha Pickowicz.

For the valentine who buys the good sardines

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These fish-patterned cloth tea towels would pair well with a bright, sustainably sourced tin of Fishwife.

For the valentine who thinks Hallmark cards are insulting

For the valentine who’s particular about their beard

As former Strategist writer David Notis noted: “Made in Germany. Pear-wood handle. Soft boar’s hair. What more could you want?”

For the valentine who’s particular about their nightstand

The lube we dubbed the best of the best, which comes in a stylish glass bottle you won’t be embarrassed to leave out.

For the valentine who thinks their showerhead is a microphone