Whether you’re celebrating your first or 15th Valentine’s Day together, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a gift. We’ve scoured luxury retailers online to dig up some of the cheapest, nicest things from the fanciest brands — including an entry-level Aesop toothpaste, affordable Smythson stationery, and a status-y hand cream — all inexpensive enough to make great gifts.
Hydration meets a veritable object d’art.
A diary from the Bond Street store can be steep — but this set of 50 “correspondence cards” are as lovely as they are inexpensive.
Why not pair with these pencils from Emporio Armani to add a little flair to love notes?
This neat vial of leathery-scented spray would be just as nice spritzed on your sofa cushions.
A handsome notebook in a classic Paul Smith print.
Those AirPods that your Valentine got for Christmas need a case to keep them safe. We like this one from Off-White.
Or how about this option from Palm Angels, which comes with its own lanyard?
We like these intense-looking incense sticks by Gucci, which are made from bamboo and dyed a striking beetroot colour.
More affordable than a bottle of Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique.
Celebrate (in moderation).
This mini-wristlet (height 12cm, width 19cm, depth 1.5cm) is small enough to stash a couple of bank cards and a lip balm.
Whomever you’re buying for, socks will never not be a well-received gift. Socksss, a Stockholm-based tennis sock brand, has everything from ombre to tye-dye pairs, but we like this Cinnammon Spice option.
This cheery, colourful purse charm from Chloé is 100 percent brass (and engraved).
If your valentine never misses an email from Jack’s Flight Club, they’ll love these globe-trotter stickers from Moncler.
If you can’t quite splurge on a Mulberry handbag, why not pass go as one instead?
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