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Top 10 Best Valentine Gifts Under $20

Updated on July 12, 2011
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Valentine Day is here again on February 14th. Most of people who have a girlfriend or wife or a close girl friend will know this Valentine Day as one of the most important day to celebrate. If you see on TV or movies, getting Valentine’s gift for her is just as easy as spelling ABC. You go to the nearest store or bookstore, pick a cute-valentine card, go to the cashier, then wait till the day, to bring her out and hand in the card to her. But in reality, guys know things are a bit trickier than that. But if you are busy, what can you do? One of the choice is search through Internet. One of the well known website is Amazon. So, here are few ideas for you.

Why $20? Why not $100?

Several reasons of giving $20 and under Gifts are:

  1. It doesn't look too cheap and it is within reasonable value.
  2. It provide a sentimental value for recipient either your girlfriend, wife, girl friend or close girl friends or daughter.
  3. If you are planning to spend more, you can save more money for yourself (aka own pocket) especially after past deep recession. The extra money can be saved for your emergency fund or future date budget.
  4. 20 bucks is commonly used compare to $5 or $10. Most likely, you can draw $20 from ATM Machine.

If you have more budgets, please check my other Valentine Gift ideas:

Note: This gift idea can be used for any other occasions such as Birthday Gift, Anniversary Gifts, Mother's day Gift or even Christmas. Happy hunting.

1. Chocolate

Why Chocolate?

Chocolate is sweet. Chocolate is tempting. Chocolate is just a perfect choice for Valentine Day gifts for her. Various types of chocolates are available in the market. Here is some.

A. Lindt Lindor Truffles Milk Chocolate

  • Weight: 25.4 oz
  • Contain 60 individually wrapped truffles
  • Milk Chocolate Truffles with Smooth Filling
  • Melt-in-your-mouth
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Available in other smaller and bigger amounts
  • Can mix and match based on your preference

B. Chocmod Truffettes de France Natural Truffles Dusted with Cocoa Powder

  • Size: 1000g ( 2.2 pounds )
  • Wrapped in 2 foil bags in the box
  • Fine chocolate truffles with rich and sensual flavor
  • Produced by France premier confectioner
  • Melt-in-your-mouth
  • Sensible price with 2 lbs of truffles makes it a great gift

2. Flowers

Why Flowers? Isn't that boring? But did you know more than 90% woman like flowers? Ladies just love flowers. That's the main reason. Try something different this year. Instead of always giving roses, try another flowers that will also delivers the same message for the special day. For those who doesn’t like fresh flower, try this ‘cute’ flower as well.

Two's Company Bee Happy Dancing Solar Flower

  • A set of a pink and blue dancing flower
  • Flower will move when there is light
  • Solar Powered, no batteries necessary
  • Pollen-less and no need to water
  • Small and portable
  • The cute movement will sure bright up the days
  • Weight 4 ounces

3. Jewelry

Why Jewelry? I thought jewelry is expensive? Because ladies have the desire to be fashionable, be trendy and look more beautiful. The right choice of jewelry is one of the ways to look sophisticated.

Silver & Pink Crystal Double Heart Charm Pendant Necklace

  • Pendant measures ± ¾” in length
  • Complimentary 18” silver snake chain
  • Classic, simple and adorable design
  • Necklace comes in colored foil gift box
  • Lovely gifts for lovely person


4. Fragrances

Why Fragrances? Because ladies know that “Look great, Smell Good” is very important to impress a man. Therefore tell her that you like the smell of her body.

True Love By Elizabeth Arden For Women

  • Eau De Toilette Spray
  • 3.3 Ounces
  • Beautiful and Feminine Scent
  • Intricately sophisticated
  • Light and last quite a while
  • Recommend use for day time


5. Purse or Handbag

Unlike men which one wallet is enough already. Ladies have the wide collection of different types and colors of handbags and purse. Each fits with certain clothing, certain timing and certain events. So, ladies will always be happy when you are adding their collection.

Satchel Bag Handbag Purse

  • Giraffe Print Faux Leather Material
  • Durable and good quality faux leather
  • Size 16L x 11H x 10W inches
  • Top Zip Closure and with Interior Zip Pocket
  • Silver-tone Hardware
  • With Cell and Sunglass Pockets
  • Can be configured in two different shapes
  • A must-have for everyday use

6. Photo Frame

Why Photo Frame?

Immortalize the love between both of you. Choose her expression that you like best, photoshop-ed with few words, such as “I want to see your smile forever.” Or choose the best and unforgettable moments that both of you have been going through. 

Melannco Collage Frame

  • Made of Black plastic with Silk Screen Glass
  • Can hold up to 10 Photos
  • Collage holds five 4x6-Inch and five 6x4-Inch photos
  • Collage is wall mountable, no easel
  • Dimension: 13.5 x 0.6 x 35.9 inches
  • Can be arranged horizontal or vertically


7. Blazer

Why Blazer?

Giving clothing as a present can give additional headache for choosing the type, size and model. Why not try a blazer that she can mix and match with her other clothing. Either for formal or relax occasion.

Metrostyle Boucle Blazer

  • Imported lady-like look blazer
  • Shiny Goldtone Button at the front blazer
  • Rich and gorgeous textured boucle fabric
  • With notched portrait collar, 3/4 sleeves and flap pockets.
  • Acrylic; Polyester lining
  • Treatment: dry clean
  • Suitable for work or casual

8. Hobby-related

Ladies are easily touched with the attention from men. Let her know that you are aware of what her hobby is. Either it is music, reading, sports or traveling. Here is an idea if she or both of you are sports-freak.

Bean Products Yoga Mat

  • 1/4" Extra Thick
  • High Density
  • 72" Length
  • Clean PVC (TM) Phthalate Free PER
  • High Grip Performance
  • Non-toxic and Environment Friendly

9. Yearly Magazine Subscription

Isn't this too cheesy? Can’t find any item that matches her hobbies? Relax. Another option is to find a magazine that she likes to read. A wide variety is available. Cosmopolitan, Oprah Magazine, Food Network Magazine, Fitness, Better Home, Cooking Light, Eat Well, and much more. Let her get her favorite magazine for the full-year at the door-step.


10. Gift Card

Why Gift Card?

 “Hmm… frankly speaking, because I have no idea what to buy anymore...”

Upssss… You’d better tell her diplomatically that, “I let you choose whatever you like.” Gift Card

  • Decide the domination from $10.00 up to $1.000.00
  • Few designs are available
  • Can be personalized with recipient’s name (except plastic card)
  • No expiration date
  • No additional fee
  • Redeemable towards millions of items store wide at or
  • Available for immediate delivery by email, to Facebook or Print at home.


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    • StephenSMcmillan profile image

      StephenSMcmillan 6 years ago

      I always love gifts! Very good hub!

    • chan0512 profile image

      chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA


      Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like this valentine gift idea article. Please check my other gift article.

    • KimberlyAnn26 profile image

      KimberlyAnn26 6 years ago

      Great Hub. I would be happy with any of these! Nice list of gifts!

    • chan0512 profile image

      chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA


      Wish I'm still dating, but I think my wife will be very happy. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Ellarose92 profile image

      Ellarose92 6 years ago

      wow i'm pretty sure any girl would be happy to be your girlfriend because you know just want to get!

    • chan0512 profile image

      chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA


      Thanks for your insight. Yes, I have done all of above gift ideas and they work. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Edoka Writes profile image

      Edoka Writes 6 years ago

      I love the magazine subscription idea. I've done that before and it was greatly appreciated.

    • chan0512 profile image

      chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Thanks for your kind words, Skear! Glad you like these ideas.

    • skear profile image

      Sam Kear 6 years ago from Kansas City

      These are some well thought out ideas, thanks!