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20 Fun, Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $20

You can claim that your love may not cost a thing, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give or receive a thoughtful present. Don’t be limited this Valentine’s Day by the Andrew Jackson in your cavernous wallet — the best gifts can often cost $20 or less. Here are 20 fun ideas that smell fantastic, feel great, and look good. Read through for a pick personally anointed by Susan Miller, a tool that beats any makeup brush, and a pretty pair of earrings that you’ll want to wear all spring.

Fresh Zodiac Soap
$18 at Sephora

Where are my little Leos? Where are my Scorpios at? These soaps are personalized by astrology sign, and while they unfortunately don’t come with a reading or the number of her personal cell, they are blessed by astrology queen Susan Miller.

Kiehls Creme de Corps
$18 at Nordstrom

There’s only so much free Creme de Corps you can scam from the Equinox locker room.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Eyeshadow – Idealiste
$20 at Net-A-Porter

You just need one perfect eye shadow and this warm brown shade, made in Japan, is soft, rich, and blends with a single swipe.

Sephora Lotus Face Mask
$6 at Sephora

Sheet masking is the most fun you can have while remaining totally immobile (second to napping).

Marvis Toothpast
$14 at Amazon

If even your kimchi is artisanal, your toothpaste should be too.

Shiseido The Makeup Eyelash Curler
$20 at Nordstrom

Better than any drugstore eyelash curler and it has a wide, rounded base that makes it ideal for stubbornly straight lashes.

Smith & Cult Vegas Post Apocalyptic
$18 at Net-A-Porter

Just because Kesha gave up glitter doesn’t mean you have to.

Social Candy
$15 at Sockerbit

#TooSweet #Nomz #Swedishgummiesdoitbetter

RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream
$18 at Nordstrom

It smells like a Mounds Bar and it’s pure — the cleanest and least-processed coconut oil–derived cream possible.

Beautyblender
$20 at Sephora

If you have one, it’s probably really gnarly from overuse so it’s time to replace it. If you don’t have one yet — what are you waiting for? It’s cheaper, smaller, and blends makeup better than any brush.

L’Occitane Hand Creams
$12 at Sephora

A hand-cream favorite with over 1,500 four-star reviews on Sephora that is lightly perfumed to smell like almond cookies. Mmm.

Mango metal pendant earrings
$16 at Spring

Pictures are deceiving — these earrings are dramatic and long. Wear them when you hate everything in your closet and you’re in dire need of a pick-me-up.

& Other Stories Floral Lace Briefs
$19 at & Other Stories

Underwear that is not only pretty but also comfortable enough to wear beyond special occasions.

Canvas Dauville charcoal pebble dish
$12 at Spring

Use this pretty tray to store rings or delicate earrings.

H&M satin blouse
$13 at H&M

Keep the top two buttons undone, add a lacy black bra and you basically have mastered the Carine Roitfeld look.

ASOS envelope cross body bag
$16 at ASOS

Despite its $16 price tag, this silver clutch looks way more expensive. Tuck it under your arm for a night out and then switch to the cross-body strap when you decide to have just one more drink.

Bushwick Kitchen Gochujang Sriracha
$16 at Food52

Gochujang (a sweet Korean pepper paste) is delicious. Sriracha is practically a desk-lunch staple. Together? The genius combination is somehow even better. Get this and your meals will never be the same.

Zara metallic knit hat
$16 at Zara

If you’re going to wear a hat to get through the next few gray weeks, it might as well be a shiny, happy one.

Topshop skinny scarf
$6 at Topshop

Styling tip: Loop this around your neck to make a suit feel less stuffy and more Gucci-approved.

Carole bow choker necklace with faux fur pom pom
$8 at Nordstrom

Still into the choker trend but want something a bit softer? This pom-pom style is kawaii and inexpensive.

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20 Fun, Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $20