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Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The holiday of love promises fancy dinners, red roses, chocolates and the infamously chalky conversation hearts that, frankly, don’t belong anywhere near a candy dish.
But if your partner or date is *not* a bore and appreciates sentiments that boast a bit more creativity, my super single self is here to help you pick perfectly inexpensive alternatives to all of those predictable Valentine’s Day gifts you’re thinking of.
These 14 Amazon products under $14 make ideal gifts for those whose one true love is food (which is probably all of us, TBH). They’re also great to buy for yourself if 2022 is the year of practicing self-love and not requiring the affirmation of a partner to define your self-worth. (Go you!)
Now go tell Cupid to trip on his bow and arrow because you’ve got things covered with the list below.
Heart Pancake/Egg Rings, $6.69
Breakfast the next day may be just as important as the dinner before — wink, wink.
There’s no wrong time or place to show off your french fry pride (ketchup earrings not included).
Go full meta and make cupcakes for your cupcake. And then gift these molds so they can return the favor.
Made With Love Apron, $11.99 (Orig. $22.99)
Here’s to hoping your mate won’t trade this in for a “Made with Arsenic” apron for next year’s Valentine’s Day.
6-Inch Heart-Shaped Mini Pan, $11.50 (Orig. $12.06)
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so stick your heart right in there. Your pancake heart, that is.
Candy Nipple Tassels, $8.82 ($11.03)
If you are what you eat, it may be time to change your name to Nipple Tassels.
A dozen cookies is much preferred over a dozen roses. And if your date disagrees, then it’s safe to assume that the relationship won’t work out.
These are a clever way to hide love notes, condoms and engagement rings.
Save the actual spooning for later and gift these in the meantime.
If you’re not planning to turn up the heat in the bedroom, the least you can do is turn up the heat in the kitchen.
Heart-Shaped Tongs, $6.99
The move is tongs over thongs this Valentine’s Day. Lingerie is expected. Something to toss a salad or flip a hot dog is not.
Your date doesn’t have to water them, put them in indirect sunlight or even feed them — a true win-win-win.
Frankly, every bottle of wine deserves a heart on top.
Easy-Flex Heart Silicone Mold, $10.39
Because nothing says “shut up and enjoy this fancy cocktail I just made you” more than heart-shaped ice cubes.
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