12 not-basic Valentine’s Day gifts for her under $25

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Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day and playing “Single Ladies” on repeat or are currently snuggled up with your boo thang on the couch as you read this, thoughts of Valentine’s Day have undoubtedly crossed your mind at least once or twice. No matter who you’re shopping for, gifts that are anything but basic are sure to make anyone’s day.

So, here are my favorite Valentine’s Day gifts to treat yourself or your significant other to on February 14th that aren’t giant teddy bears or chocolates (although chocolate is welcome as a gift in my house any day).

Shop: Mimeo Photo Book, starting at $9.99

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Photobooks are some of my favorite gifts to give for just about any celebration because of how thoughtful and inexpensive they are. These timeless keepsakes are always a hit!

Shop: Lightweight Gold Hoops, $12.95

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Meet the gorgeous hoops that your gal pals or girlfriend will wear again and again. Hypoallergenic and nickel and lead-free, no one will be able to tell that these cost less than $15.

Shop: Cheese Board with Cheese Tools, $24.99

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Cheese boards are basically my love language and, if there’s one around, you can bet that I will be there, too. This durable hardwood tray opens to reveal the stainless steel tools nested inside. Just think of all the possibilities for picnics in the park and date nights!

Shop: Customized William Sonoma Apron, starting at $24.99

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If the kitchen is your bestie’s favorite room in the house, this customized apron is calling her name. It’s the perfect gift for the cook or baker in your life.

Shop: Urban Map Glass, $16

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Show your significant other some love with an intricate map of their favorite city etched into a glass. These gorgeous pieces make a real statement and are the perfect way to toast to her town.

Shop: Lush Big Hugs Gift Set, $22.95

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Prepare to get big hugs when you give this Big Hugs gift set. This set is the perfect gift for a relaxing night in thanks to the bubble bar, body lotion and bath bomb made with lavender, orange and rose.

Shop: Saucey and Wubs Designs Dainty Pearl Necklace, $25

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Meet the updated version of the pearl necklace you grew up seeing. This dainty pearl necklace is sure to be a gorgeous everyday style staple you’ll be reaching for again and again.

Shop: Custom Wine Label, starting at $5.10

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These custom self-adhesive labels are the perfect way to take any ordinary bottle of wine or champagne to the next level. 

Shop: Ban.do Find Joy Mini Notebook, $11.95

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Give the gift of 160 pages of new opportunities for joy, love letters, poems, journaling and more. Just looking at this notebook will make her smile!

Shop: 100 Dates Scratch-Off Poster, $15

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With this poster, you’ll have idea after idea for great dates that you’ll both love. A hot air balloon ride or trampolining? The choice is yours!

Shop: Rx Candles, $19.99

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Show your love with a fresh 100% soy wax candle in white linen. Handmade in small batches with premium oils in Los Angeles, Rx Candles burn clean and are long-lasting, while making your home smell amazing.

Shop: Urban Outfitters Octagon Curio Box, $18

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This gilded brass curio box is a gorgeous way to keep your loved one’s favorite pieces safe while keeping them on display.

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