You don’t need to spend a fortune to show the one you love that you care. And to prove this point, we’ve found 35 thoughtful presents under £20. Our compilation of cheap Valentine’s Day gift ideas has everything from sweet treats to literature and floral delights.
We’ve searched high and low and discovered some great ‘grow your own’ pressies, as well as classic treats such as chocolate and flowers. It’s safe to say that if you’re looking for cheap Valentine’s Day gift ideas that don’t blow the budget, we’ve got you covered!
Love-in-a-Mist Seeds – Suttons
Adorkable Valentines Pencil Set
Now this is geek chic! We love this Adorkable Valentines Pencil Set, from £3. Each retro hex HB pencil shows a unique dorky love message for your geek.
Love is Love Socks – The Sock Shop
There is nothing we don’t adore about these Love is Love Socks, £3.99. Bright and vibrant with a message of love and inclusivity for all – even better, 20% of the proceeds go to the LGBT Foundation.
Grow Your Own Scotch Bonnet Kit – Etsy
We don’t think there is any better way of saying ‘I think you’re hot stuff’ than with this Grow Your Own Scotch Bonnet Kit, £4.95.
Make Your Own Origami Bouquet – Paperchase
Red roses are a beautiful emblem of love. But the problem with freshly cut stems is that… they die. Remove that obstacle with a floral treat that will last much longer: the paper Make Your Own Origami Bouquet, £5.
Tender Shea Solidarity Soap – L’Occitane
There are a myriad of reasons to adore this heart-shaped Tender Shea Solidarity Soap, £5. It’s moisturising, cleansing and smells glorious, but it comes with a charitable incentive, too. Up to 500,000 children go blind each year globally because of Vitamin A deficiency – every soap sold will provide a year’s supply of Vitamin A for three children through UNICEF’s International Vitamin A Supplementation Programme.
The Mr. Men Book of Love – Paperchase
One of the greatest love stories of our time… The Mr. Men Book of Love, £5.99, is the perfect cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea for the Mr or Little Miss of your dreams.
Clear Honey Teddy Bear – Conran Shop
We don’t know why this is a perfect Valentine’s gift, it just is. Everyone needs a cute Clear Honey Teddy Bear, £7, which will make breakfast time much more fun!
Precious Heart – Hotel Chocolat
Ribbon-wrapped, this Precious Heart, £7.50, is a cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea that’s both decadent and delicious! And we adore the love birds design – what’s more, it’s made with hazelnut milk, so is totally vegan friendly!
Queen of Hearts Strawberry Flavour Shortbread Biscuits – Whittard
Cute shortbread in the shape of a heart – what’s not to love about these delicious treats? The Queen of Hearts Strawberry Flavour Shortbread Biscuits, £8, were inspired by the Queen of Hearts’ famous tarts; all-butter biscuits are made all the better with a hint of strawberry. Yum!
Lobster Biscuit – Not On The High Street
Is there a cuter way to tell them you love them then saying ‘You’re my lobster’? Saying it with this snappy Lobster Biscuit, £8.50.
The Gold Panther Photo Frame – Graham & Green
Fill this kooky frame with a fun photo and you’re on to a winner! The Gold Panther Photo Frame, £9.95, is perfect for anyone that loves the jungle-themed interiors craze.
Yellow Submarine All You Need Is Love Tote Bag – Truffle Shuffle
The Beatles said it best, ‘All You Need Is Love’, well… love and something cool to carry your shopping in like this Yellow Submarine Tote Bag, £9.99
Valentine Treasure Box – Cadbury
Everyone loves chocolate, right? And this Cadbury Valentine Treasure Box, £10, is filled with some classic treats. We especially adore the Roses Gift Box alongside the Dairy Milk Bar with an ‘I Love You’ sleeve. Sweet like chocolate.
Balance and Renew Himalayan Salt Bath Soak – Down Your High Street
The Balance and Renew Himalayan Salt Bath Soak, £10, will help your loved one feel zen and relax. The mineral-rich salts are reported to aid hydration and circulation, and are delicately scented with essential oils of Geranium, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Ylang Ylang.
Ellen DeGeneres Love Mug – Amara
A good old cuppa shows them you care, and your true love will adore sipping a brew from this cute china mug. Royal Doulton Ellen DeGeneres Mug, £12, Amara
Personalised Gin And Tonic Love Socks – Not On The High Street
Shopping for a gin lover? Then they’ll appreciate the comparison to one of the world’s greatest ever pairings, gin and tonic, along with the cosiness of some soft woollen socks. Even better, they can be personalised with your initials! Personalised Gin And Tonic Love Socks, £12. Want some more gin-themed ideas? Check out our Gin A-Z
100 Dates Scratch Off Poster – Prezzybox
This 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster, £12.99, is the perfect cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea if you’re looking forward to romantic dates in the future. It’s filled with plenty of inspiration of things to do with your loved one when the world returns to normal!
Valentine’s Brown Bear – Lego
Delight your valentine with the adorable Lego Valentine’s Brown Bear, £13.49. The bear comes with a cute red heart, a picnic blanket decorated with buildable heart-shaped balloons and colourful flowers. A romantic cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea for Lego fans!
Jet Black Heart Nitro – Brewdog
The perfect cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea for the ale-lover in your life, Jet Black Heart Nitro, is a decadent tipple. £14.25 for four 402ml cans, this beer has notes of bitter cacao, roasted coffee and dark berry fruits. Dark hearted and divine!
You’re My Lobster Notebook – PrezzyBox
The lobster of love is back again… and this time you can personalise it. Snappy and adorable, the You’re My Lobster Notebook, £14.99, is a cute and thoughtful cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea.
Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda – Waterstones
An enduring love story, the letters between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald give insight into one of the greatest love stories of the 20th century. A gorgeous read filled with over 300 notes of love and adoration. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda, £14.99.
Heart Microwaveable Hottie – The Gift Experience
While the wind is whistling and the nights are cold, your special someone may need something cute (other than you) to warm them up. And this Heart Microwaveable Hottie, £14.99 is the perfect cheap Valentine’s Day gift idea.
Neon Love Framed Print – Dunelm
This hand-painted neon-light love image, comes in a classic black frame so it will suit a variety of settings at home. Say it with words, and art! Neon Love Framed Print, £15
Sweetheart Letterbox Gift – M&S
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey… Tasty treats made easy with this Sweetheart Letterbox Gift, £15, that’s packed with chocolates and gummy sweets, and there is even a bag of Colin the Caterpillar & Connie (his GF) to indulge in.
Homemade Heart Cookies – Etsy
Another treat for the sweet-toothed – these Homemade Heart Cookies, £15 for four, are adorable in every way!
Boska Cheese Baker – Amara
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like indulgence in cheese, and this Camembert baking set is the perfect piece. Ideal for a Valentine’s treat night, we love this Boska Cheese Baker Set, £17.
Sophie Conran Gold Cake Slice Gift Set – Amara
A cheap Valentine’s day gift idea with a touch of luxe, give this slicer along with a sumptuous chocolate cake for maximum brownie points (or even alongside a gooey brownie for that matter!) Sophie Conran Gold Cake Slice Gift Set, £17.
Luckies of London x Print Club Puzzle – Anthropologie
While away the hours in the company of the one you love, relax and do a jigsaw. And this 500 piece one by Print Club London is one of the coolest and cutest around. Luckies of London x Print Club Puzzle, £18.
A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Graham & Green
It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a natural poet, A Poem for Every Night of the Year, £18.99, is filled with literary gems. You’re loved one will adore the romance of a verse each night.
Premium Bottled Quarantini Cocktail – Down Your High Street
We might be locked down this V-Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t raise a toast with a delicious cocktail. Treat your Valentine to a bottle of Quarantini, £19.99, featuring top quality gin, elderflower cordial, cloudy apple juice and fresh lime juice. Plus you’ll be sharing the love with the NHS, as the proceeds are donated to health service charities. Want some more cocktail ideas? Then you’ll love The Ultimate A-Z of Cocktail Themed Gifts.
Elmo Love Is All You Need Red Sesame Street T-Shirt – Truffle Shuffle
This will put a smile on the face of your true love, especially if they have a thing for the best ever Sesame Street character (and who doesn’t?). Elmo Love Is All You Need Red Sesame Street T-Shirt, £19.99.
Ultimate Afternoon Tea Selection – M&S
Take the romance up a notch…. organise a romantic treat with the Ultimate Afternoon Tea Selection, £20. Packed with some real M&S gems, this is sure to delight. Everything from classic Victoria sandwich cake and all butter Viennese raspberry creams to delicious chocolate brownie mini bites. There’s even coffee and tea to serve alongside.
‘Sexy Thyme’ Thyme And Mulberry Scented Candle – Not On The High Street
If puns are your thing, we’ve found the perfect gift. The ‘Sexy Thyme’ Thyme And Mulberry Scented Candle, £20, by Scents of Humour is one of our favourite named products ever.
Valentina Red Notecards – Papier
The utterly gorgeous Valentina Red notecard set, from £20, can be personalised with initials. A wonderful gift for your sweetheart, and who knows, they may use them to write some sweet nothings to you.