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.
Packaged and ready for Valentine’s Day.
You might not be able to afford a custom Charvet shirt, but a skinny knit tie is much cheaper and always appreciated.
You could always opt for a pair of striped socks from Gucci, but these slides make more of a statement.
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.
For the Alexander McQueen stan who wants to be subtle-but-not-so-subtle about his allegiance to the designer.
For the fashion-forward boxer in your life.
It will look luxurious on any vanity table, and the smell of Prada’s vanilla and ylang-ylang lotion? Divine.
From Tom Dixon’s Bump collection, to impress your valentine with your mixology skills.
This MM6 Maison Margiela clutch in a refreshing transparent blue is pretty sweet.
A perfectly purple, perfectly frivolous bag tag from Versace for your valentine.
Surprise her with this Cult Gaia bag that’s currently 50 percent off.
The tiny prints of cars, hot air balloons, bicycles, and airplanes on this silk Etro scarf are just too cute to pass up.
We love how the bold stripes of this Kenzo beanie take us back to grade school.
For the Jacquemus fan who’d rather wear his wallet around his neck (or is really into tiny purses at the moment).
For the hypebeast who dares to go smaller — and is already over fanny packs, gift this wrist pouch from Y-3.
A cute little guy to divvy out your floss, for the valentine you share a bathroom with.
What’s more classic (and non-bank-breaking) than some simple bright-red lipstick from Tom Ford?
How flirty are these satin side-ties?
Complete the set with a matching bra.
Cheeky in just the right way, with a hint of Memphis design.
Perfect for lounging around the house after a romantic night in.
You can’t go wrong with a subtle, rose-scented, plant-based soap from Diptyque.
A delicate emerald ring from beloved L.A.–based (and expensive) jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer.
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.
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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