Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans planned to spend just under $200 on their Valentines last year. After the year we’ve just had, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that number rise. After all, we want to do whatever we can to bring joy to our loved ones! But you don’t have to spend that much to wow your partner – I found dozens of Valentine’s Day gifts under $100 – some prices as low as $6! 


Homegrown Garden Deluxe Culinary Herb Grow Kit  ($45)

Growing things can be incredibly satisfying, and this kit — which looks like home decor — makes it easy to grow tasty herbs right at home. You and your partner can assemble the pots together, and once the herbs grow, you can indulge in their flavors.

The After Party from Fella ($35, originally $69) 

This box is a must for a stylish man who loves to entertain – even if it’s just a party of two. This box features an assortment of go-to items, like a guidebook for spirits, cocktails, and wine, a jumbo ice cube tray for whisky and other spirits, and a smokey-scented candle to set the mood. 

We Are Knitters Mini Happy Cushion ($40)

This knitting kit is a sweet at-home activity for your crafty partner or Galentine. It comes with everything they need to create an adorable heart-shaped pillow. 

Rifle Paper Co. Five Year Keepsake Journal Set ($60)

For your favorite journal-keeper, this beautiful set of five journals will keep them busy for years to come. Each journal has a hardcover wrapped in book cloth, a ribbon bookmark, gold foil accents, and journaling prompts. The dates are blank so the journal can be started at any time. 

Hush Hush Projects Fog of Love ($40-50)

Ideal for game-lovers who are looking for engaging ways to pass the time, Fog of Love is a game where each player creates their own character and then encounters a series of situations where decisions involving your “partner” will need to be made. Available in a variety of gender variations.  

Nocs Binoculars ($89)

These colorful, portable binoculars will enhance your next hike. They are compact and waterproof so you can bring them pretty much anywhere, and they come with a carrying strap and lens-cleaning cloth. You can even use them with your smartphone to take long-distance photos, which will come in handy for capturing the view, but also for sporting events and performances.  

Papier Susannah Garrod Lips, Lips, Lips Writing Paper Set ($35 and up)

This is a thoughtful gift for your partner who is a letter-writer. The graphics are picture-perfect for Valentine’s Day and the signature at the bottom can be customized for a personal touch.  

Drinks & Eats 

Wolferman’s Bakery Valentine’s Day Crate ($49.99)

Valentine’s Day breakfast and snacks? Handled. This crate is packed with tasty baked goods and preserves, including English muffins, chocolate swirl loaf cake, buttery heart-shaped cutout cookies, chocolate-covered galettes, and strawberry preserves.  

Rastelli’s Maine Lobster Tails ($85.00 for 4 Maine lobster tails)  

No need to worry about what’s for dinner! These fresh and delicious wild-caught Maine lobster tails come fully cleaned, in the shell, and ready to bake, broil, steam or grill. Pair with a veggie and you’ll be ready to eat. Rastelli’s also has wonderful meats.

Pizzolato M*USE ‘Paloma Rosé’ Spumante Rose Secco ($17.99 for 750ml and $5.99 for the individual serving size)

The packaging alone sold me on this sparkling, organic Rosé. The glass bottle has a diamond pattern, which is accented by a sparkly rose gold label and seal. The label can be removed easily so the bottle can be used for decoration. And the Rosé is delicious!

Ferrari Brut NV, Trentodoc with Chill Box by Ferrari Trento  ($26.99)

When you pop a bottle of this 100% chardonnay blanc de blancs, you’ll experience the great history of Ferrari Trento’s award-winning sparkling wines. Made from the first Chardonnay grapes planted in the Trentino mountains by Giulio Ferrari in 1902, this lovely Italian bubbly is smartly packaged in a chill box that keeps it cold for up to four hours. 

Cork Pops Hot Lips Foil Cutter ($6)

This lip-shaped foil cutter is perfect for Valentine’s Day. A fun addition to a special bottle of wine for your sweetie.

Cozy at Home

BooSocki  ($14.99)

Boosocki socks feature designs by independent artists. Their Relationship Collection makes defining your relationship effortless, with several cheeky options. My favorites? Their “I’m Taken” and “I Think I’m The One” socks.  

Unwilted ($85 and up) 

Why not give blooms that last forever? These handcrafted, paper flower arrangements retain their beauty indefinitely, and they are maintenance- and allergen-free. Each petal and leaf is hand-cut from Italian crepe paper, constructed to achieve a realistic look and feel. 

UrbanStems Everlasting Love With a Dried Bouquet in The Suri ($115)

UrbanStems offers a stress-free experience for ordering both fresh and dried flower arrangements and I love this colorful dried flower arrangement, which will live on long after fresh flowers would have wilted. 

Vahdam Teas Blush Gift Set ($18.74)

This trio of Vahdam’s unique, delicious, and healthy blends is a warming wintertime gift for your tea-loving sweetheart. The set of loose teas includes Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea, Saffron Premium Masala Chai, and Earl Grey Masala Chai, all nestled in a gift box. 

Yogibo Aroma Heart ($20)

A thoughtful gift for your partner who is in need of a little extra comfort these days, this lavender- and peppermint-scented heart-shaped pillow can be warmed in the microwave and placed on any areas requiring TLC.

Organic Loven Rianne S Heart Vibe ($34.99)

Organic Loven is a BIPOC-owned business founded by holistic sex educator Taylor Sparks. This tiny, 10-speed vibrating heart is made of medical-grade silicone and is designed to provide discreet pleasure to your partner. 

Ostrichpillow Heatbag ($60) 

For the sweetheart who is always cold, give them this soft jersey, microwave-activated heatbag to snuggle up to. 

Felina Geena French Terry Jogger Set ($39.95) 

This super-soft French terry lounge set is perfect for long days of WFH, corralling kids, and the occasional errand. The fit is flattering and l love the sporty accent stripes! Be prepared, she might wear it every day. Available in blush and grey in sizes XS-XXL.  

Corey Paige Designs “Graffiti Love” Framed Print ($60) 

If your sweetheart needs a dash of color in their WFH space, these Graffiti Love prints are available in three bright and cheerful colorways. The pieces come with a ready-to-mount frame in white or black.

Feeling Fancy

Catherine Weitzman Rose Petal Heart Necklace ($68) 

This branch-adorned pendant is simply gorgeous. Designer Catherine Weitzman transformed a rose petal into a heart shape pressed between glass handmade in Hawaii.

Maison Miru Black Heart Charm & Red Heart Charm ($39 each)

These tiny, edgy heart charms can be added to an existing piece of jewelry, or Maison Miru has gorgeous earrings and necklaces in varying lengths and styles to choose from. I wear both hearts on a 16” chain and love them! 

Out and About

Kibou ($89)

This vegan leather pouch, which can be worn as a fanny pack or a crossbody, is a must for moms on the go who want to travel light. It has features like a built-in waterproof pocket for wet wipes, interior slots, a key hook, and a built-in detachable changing pad that can be replaced with the Bou-Boo Bag First Aid kit when baby is no longer in diapers. The exterior and lining can be easily wiped down and disinfected. 

Moral Code’s Entry Tech Kit ($39)

This simple, elegant pouch keeps all of your tech accessories organized. Its soft leather interior contains three separate pockets to protect your cables and charger, and the leather tie bounds the whole package together. Available in a variety of colors.

Green Goo Outdoor Adventure Kit ($24.95)

The products in this kit are a must when your partner heads off on their next hike. The kit includes all-natural, plant-based, and sustainably sourced bug spray, first aid salve, cool mint lip balm, and hand sanitizer.

Beauty & Wellness

LifePro Fitness Sonic Mini Quiet Massage Gun ($149.99)

This cordless post-workout massage tool is easy to handle but tackles sore muscles with real power. It comes with a variety of attachments and has its own carrying case. 

Smith & Cult – Decadent Nostalgia Set ($36) 

If she’s doing her nails at home, this luxurious kit will make a beautiful gift. It contains two popular shades in a velour pouch with a nail file:  Lovers Creep, a deep Bordeaux, and 1972,  a shimmering retro rose gold. 

Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Care Gift Set in Pretty in Pink ($49)

If pink is more her thing, this set from healthy nail-care brand, Dr.’s Remedy, will do the trick. It contains three lovely pink polishes and an acetone-free enriched nail polish remover in a canvas pouch. Dr.’s Remedy is dedicated to clean nail care enriched with organic ingredients. 

Nuria Mini Brights Set ($42) 

This set contains four of Nuria’s signature skincare favorites in a cute canvas travel cosmetic bag. The set contains mini sizes of the Defend Skin Restoring Serum, Defend Triple Action Eye Cream (one of my go-to’s), Hydrate Refreshing Micellar Water, and Hydrate Moisture Replenishing Serum. All proceeds from this set will be donated to the nonprofit She’s the First.  

Disco Starter Set ($55, $44 with subscription) 

For guys who love self-care, this complexion-boosting set is a must. It contains a full-size face cleanser stick, face scrub, and face moisturizer, scented with refreshing eucalyptus.   

Butter By Keba Gift Luxe Bundle ($80)

This unisex phthalates-free gift set includes generous sizes of body butter, salt scrub, body lotion, and a lightly scented perfume oil. A delightful gift for someone suffering from winter dryness or someone who struggles with fragrance sensitivity. 

Hylunia Spa-in-a-Box Chocolate Bliss Facial set (originally $85. Save 15% off with code VALENTINE) 

This vegan, natural, ayurvedic, and plant-based skincare set is designed to replenish and hydrate your skin while also helping you feel relaxed and refreshed.  The set includes a facial cleansing lotion, rose water mist, four antioxidant mask packs with green tea, chocolate powder jars, antioxidant cream, and a fan brush.

Knack Herbivore Calm Experience Gift ($97.00)

For your bath-loving partner, this set comes with a Pink Clay cleansing Bar and Calm Soaking Salts from Herbivore Botanicals, as well as a sisal body scrubber, wooden soap dish, a spearmint-eucalyptus-scented candle, and matches.   

Ornami Skincare Self-Love Vibe Bundle ($99.00)

This set from Black-owned, independent brand Ornami Skincare was created to engage the senses and encourage self-care and wellness. The mirrored box includes 100% natural, handcrafted body butter, sugar scrub and glow oil, a soy candle, a calming herbal tea, Spotify playlists, and a gratitude journal.

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  1. Felicity Steve

    Amazing Valentines Day Gifts – I am hoping for beautiful surprises!