Looking for a simple gift to give your Valentine or Galentine this year and not really sure where to start? Since we are all staying home a bit more these days, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite gifts to add joy at home this year. Whether or not you love the idea of Valentine’s Day, we think any opportunity to celebrate is a good reason too! So here are our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for under $20.
I know a lot of people look at Valentine’s Day as singles awareness day or just another greeting card holiday, but we think love should always be celebrated. Buy something for your best friend, make a cute snack spread for your kids, a special Valentine’s Day Brunch, or show yourself some love and treat yourself! These days Celebrating LOVE is all about making the day what you want! And these Valentine’s Day gifts can add joy to someone’s day, whether it’s a spa day at home, an opportunity to start something new, or a special gift for a plant parent. Here are all our favorite magical gifts for Valentine’s Day.
Where to find Valentine’s Day Gifts for under $20
We always start with some of our tried and true favorite places to find fun gifts for not too much money. We love shopping small when we can, so we always check out Esty. Other favorite places for fun, magical Valentine’s Day gifts are Target and shopDisney Valentine’s Gift Shop. Plus, we’ve collected all of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts on our Amazon storefront. Check out the Disney Valentine’s Day Gift Collection we’ve built so far!
Valentine’s Day Mini Waffle Maker
The Dash mini waffle makers really might be all the rage right now, but we have had our standard mini waffle maker in this brand for a pretty long time now and I can tell you, they are worth the hype. Not only do they come out with fun seasonal designs, but they also are just $10 and make a pretty darn good waffle. Especially if your Valentine only needs to make a few waffles at a time, we love its small size for easy storage. Why not make it festive with the Dash Mini Heart Waffle maker in red and in pink for cozy, cute breakfasts or brunches? Hearts are cute all the time; no need to save this one only for Valentine’s Day. And if Target is sold out of these, you can also find them here on Amazon!
Valentine’s Day Self Care Spa Day
How do we love self-care? Let me count the ways. Truthfully, I think 2020 made a lot of people realize just how important self-care is. Even if your Valentine didn’t have time to practice more self-care, why not help them out a little? The Patchology PoshPeel is like a fresh start for fatigued feet and was always one of our favorite products back in our long-lost days of Park Hopping at Walt Disney World. There are so many ways to give self-care this Valentine’s Day! Be creative and look for things like unique bath bombs, or maybe even a new planner to help them stay organized and less overwhelmed.
Give a Cozy Valentine’s Day Gift
Truthfully, anything cozy is always my go-to when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Many of us are still dealing with cold weather and even if you’re not, there’s just nothing like curling up with a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, or ruby cocoa and relaxing. We were so happy to see Target now carries some super cute and inexpensive throw blankets. This Cozy Disney Throw and The Child Mandalorian throw are just $15!
Valentine’s Day Gift for the Coffee Lover
If your Valentine is missing Walt Disney World, grab them a bag or two of Joffrey’s Coffee! They have so many flavors, many of which you get at Walt Disney World, and even offer quite a few flavors in decaf. Or if they’re someone that everyone gets coffee for (that’s me), why not grab a cute mug? If your Valentine has been missing their usual coffee house lattes, we think getting a frother has been one of the best decisions we made this year. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly frother, and something a bit smaller, this handheld frother works wonders.
Give the Gift of Mindfulness for Valentine’s Day
It’s safe to say we could all be a little more mindful and a little more disconnected from our phones. Everyone finds their own way of doing this, but in recent years adult coloring sheets have become so popular because it’s such a great tool to improve mindfulness. We especially love one artist on Etsy who always has some of the most beautiful coloring sheets and offers them in both printed and digital form. You can find her work here. If you’re looking for a whole book for your Valentine, Target has some great options and we really love this Thomas Kincaid coloring book with some of the most magical scenes.
Valentine’s Day Gift for the foodie
Sometimes cookbooks can be a bit pricey and some of our favorites, unfortunately, do go above our $20 price tag here. But Amazon actually has some pretty inexpensive, but very effective cookbooks you can get for your food-loving Valentine. We love the Entertaining with Disney cookbook, we even wrote a book review about it and you get all sorts of party and Valentine’s Day ideas. The Unofficial Disney Parks cookbook is a great cookbook for all 6 US Disney Parks. With so many recipes to choose from, it’s easy to find something everyone will love.
Is your Valentine more of a Harry Potter Fan? No worries! This cookbook is great and is one we’ve used in the past for our Harry Potter movie marathon weekend. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook has tons of recipes including Pumpkin Pasties and Pumpkin juice and even main courses like Cottage Pie.
If cookbooks aren’t their thing, there are always fun kitchen utensils to be found. Williams Sonoma always has great pieces and you can usually find a few things for less than $20. These pancake molds are just adorable and we are also big fans of this slightly impractical but also super cute Mickey spatula.
Magically Inspired Office Decor for the Work From Home Valentine
Does your Valentine Work from Home? Or are they a student with a desk or office space? Help them add a few magical touches to their little setup with a Disney-inspired mouse pad . Or maybe a felt letterboard to allow them to create inspiring quotes to keep them motivated.
Delight the senses with a themed candle
Maybe your Valentine is a former jet setter who finds themselves missing a special place while at home. Snag a candle scented with something reminding them of their favorite place. Etsy has all kinds of Disney-inspired scents including rides or attractions and even some of your favorite theme park foods. Is your Valentine more of a homebody? You can even find candles scented like some of your favorite fandoms, and we love how unique these candles are! Want a candle that smells like Sirius Black or Draco Malfoy? Look no further than Etsy for some of the most creative scents and support a small business in the process!
Valentine’s Day gifts for the Plant Lover
A lot of people spent time learning to care for plants during their time at home last year; so basically we know there are a lot of new plant moms and dads. Celebrate their love for plants with cute gifts like fun planters, prints for their plant space or even a plant subscription! We’ve been members of succulent studios for a while now and we can vouch that they have never let us down yet. For $10, the recipient gets 2 plants per month. Use our referral code to get $5 off your first box. See shop the post below for some of our favorite themed planters!
Valentine’s Day Makeup
Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day gifts are the simplest. For the Valentine who loves all things beauty, Colour Pop has some of the happiest palettes on Earth. From Princess palettes to The Child palette that’s totally out of this world, these palettes are perfectly pigmented, while also staying well within budget. At just $16 each, their eye palettes are some of the best we’ve tried. And if you need something even a little more budget-friendly, lip glosses are just $8 , glitter gels are just $10 and blushes and highlighters are just $12. With so many choices, there’s sure to be something for every makeup fan at the right price.
Hopefully this post has helped you find the perfect gift for you Valentine this year!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .