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29 Cheapest, Nicest Valentine’s Day Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands

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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 rounded 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.

Wear your heart on your sleeve (by wearing it on your chest).

An actually nice face mask, adorned with a red heart, would make a very useful and stylish gift this year.

Hydration meets a veritable object d’art.

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Considering Loewe’s highly covetable candles can cost up to £300, this mini one is a steal.

Heart-shaped homeliness (at a fraction of the cost of a cast-iron).

A diary from the Bond Street store can be steep — but this inexpensive set of 50 “correspondence cards” would lend love notes a little flair.

This neat vial of leathery-scented spray would be just as nice spritzed on your sofa cushions.

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A handsome notebook in one of Paul Smith’s signature swirls.

Those AirPods your valentine got for Christmas deserve something nice to be stashed in. We like that this Off-White one comes with a lanyard to keep the case safe.

A leather charm you can get personalised with your own handwritten message.

We like these intense-looking incense sticks by Gucci, which are made from bamboo and dyed a striking beetroot colour.

Because you probably can’t gift a wax jacket for Valentine’s Day, why not opt for a grain-leather cardholder instead?

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An affordable accessory in a dramatic, romantic hue.

We like the Art Deco detailing on the lipstick case.

Hand muffs are the cold weather accessory of 2021, according to fashion editors — this Supreme version is about the same cost as one of their T-shirts, but far more practical.

These decadent pink truffles would make a suitably maximalist token this Valentine’s Day.

We are big fans of Danish design brand Hay, and think this marble rolling pin would make a handsome addition to any kitchen.

More affordable than a bottle of Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique.

But for the Aesop fan (who has enough hand cream), this clove, mint, and anise toothpaste would be an inexpensive gift.

With notes of cardamom and leather, this is a decidedly grown-up deodorant.

Rains Tote Bag
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Get him a grown-up replacement for that ratty Daunt Books tote he’s had since 2011.

An inexpensive piece from the sought-after Wales Bonner x adidas capsule collection.

This mini-wristlet (height 12cm, width 19cm, depth 1.5cm) is small enough to stash a couple of bank cards and a lip balm.

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These dark-chocolate-coated candied orange peels look delightful.

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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 preppy red-and-white pair.

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29 Cheapest Valentine’s Gifts From Expensive Brands