Whether you’re buying for a new valentine or your spouse of several years, finding something that is thoughtful, useful, actually nice, and also under £10 is something of a task. Luckily, we like a challenge at the Strategist UK. We’ve scoured the internet (and our archives) to find 19 gifts, all under £10, for even the hardest valentines to buy for. While most of the gifts are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. To find presents for everyone else on your list, visit our gift-guide hub.
For the valentine who leaves messages on the shower door
These heart-shaped notes will be perfect for any bons mots.
For the valentine who is all about ambience
For the valentine who is trying to reduce his plastic use
This French soap features crushed rosemary, thyme, and oregano.
For the valentine who needs a spa day
These aesthetically pleasing exfoliating mitts will make sitting in a tub full of Radox feel like luxuriating at Soho Farmhouse.
For the valentine who does a mean roast chicken
Berbere, an Ethiopian spice mix, features fenugreek, cinnamon, and garlic, and is delicious used in soups, stews, and, yes, even the Sunday roast.
For the valentine who runs a little cold
Cosy socks are a universally appreciated gift.
For the valentine who is in three book clubs
This elastic bookmark includes a word marker so they can see exactly where they left off.
For the valentine who grinds their own coffee beans
You could get them a bag from a roaster they haven’t tried before, like Brixton’s Volcano coffee.
For the valentine who rates their snacks on TikTok
For the valentine who always has a biscuit at 4 p.m.
This chocolate from Pump Street is made with sourdough crumbs and sea-salt flakes.
For the valentine who just retired
For the valentine whose doodles should be framed
Rhodia notepads are suitably status-y, even if your valentine just wants to write the shopping list down.
For the valentine who is a diligent hand washer
For the valentine who has never reheated a ready meal
For your valentine who has their Uber Eats order down pat
For the valentine who still has a basil plant from 2018
For the valentine who’s trying out the pomodoro technique
For the valentine that has an Olaplex shelf
For the valentine that lost their keys (and their tile)
This cutesy cloud magnet can keep their keys and trinkets safe and sound.
For the valentine that brings their diffuser over when they stay
This bottle is designed to help them nod off, with notes of lavender and sandalwood.
For the valentine who doesn’t want to do presents
A little bottle of fizz doesn’t count.
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