Cute Valentines Gifts Under $25


Love it or hate it, Valentines Day is just around the corner. If you’re like me, you don’t want to add to the sugar onslaught your kids gets at school, and yet it seems a shame to let the day go by without a few sweet treats. The solution? A few carefully chosen affordable gifts so those you love know you’re thinking of them. Here’s a look at maybe 10 (math was never my strong point) Valentines gifts under $25 from Market Mall to get hearts a fluttering.

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Cookie Gift

Because you can’t eat flowers, take home a festive George junior box ($12.95) of half a dozen scrumptious Cookies by George. While I’ve always been partial to Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk, I wouldn’t say no to any combo – except maybe oatmeal raisin. Far too healthy!

valentines body lotion
Philosophy products are a fave of mine.

I’m so in love with this Sweet Citrus Philosophy body lotion ($21). It smells divine and makes my skin feel so supple afterwards. Available at Sephora and The Bay.

Valentines Book
Well said.

I cracked up over this Love Book ($12.99) at Carlton Cards.

Funny valentines book

Surely you can see why.

French cut underwear
I’m on the fence about French cut.

During an interview  promoting her Intimates collection, Elle MacPherson said this type of panty was the most universally flattering, no matter what your body type. Shall we believe her? Pink sells these cheeky Cheeksters for $8.50 or five for $28.

cupid's arrow

So many possible uses for these playful Cupid’s Arrow feathers via La Vie en Rose. Who else is thinking baseboard duster? And let’s face it, at $4.95 it’s worth the experiment to find out just how it gets used.

David's Tea collection
More like it.

Fess up – did you meet your partner in a bar? Was it love at first sip? No matter. The Sweetheart Collection ($24.50) from David’s Tea will heat you up regardless.

Sex coupon book
Um, ok…

But if you’re truly in need of something hot, why not go for this Sexy Truth or Dare pick-a-sticks ($14.95) or an I Owe You coupon book ($7.95), both found at Twisted Goods.

Valentines movies
How retro!

If you’re hankering for a more laid back Valentines Date, pick up a few romantic DVDs from HMV. Yeah, you could download them, but they’re only $5 a pop, so why not make it appear like you actually put in some effort?

fuzzy pink blanket
Key to a cozy winter night.

Go full kitsch with this cozy heart throw ($14.95) from Quilts Etc. You can never have enough fuzzy blankets to snuggle under in my books. If only my husband and I read the same book. Humph!

pig shaped mug
Never too early to start saving.

Wee-ones will be tickled pink upon finding this little piggy mug ($14.95) from the Disney Store, especially if it’s filled with hot chocolate or even cereal (it’s large enough).

Blank valentines book
Almost homemade!

Another cute gift for kids is this What I Love About You fill in the blank book ($11) from Coles.

valentines gift box
Special rocks? Chocolates?

I can think of so many uses for this gold and red Love Box ($5.99) from Target. Stash candies in it, fill it with love notes, or maybe an assortment of sweet cookery items for the kiddies. Also at Target I found this Spatula (3.99), Apron (11.99) and Heart-shaped Pocket Pie Press (4.99). Adorable, right? It almost makes me yearn for those pre-schooler days. Almost.

heart themed cookery items
Baking is my jam!

How do you celebrate Valentines Day?

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36 thoughts on “Cute Valentines Gifts Under $25”

  1. On valentines day we have a family one with kids and buy them treats watch a fun movie and take out. Hubby and I usually celebrate on the 15 by going out fir dinner maybe some dancing just some quality time. I love and look forward to both days 🙂

  2. Carol-Ann Woods

    Usually my husband plans an elaborate surprise date, this year he will be away for Valentine’s Day:(

  3. I cook my husbands favorite meal in a heart shaped pan and we have fake champagne and yummy desserts!!!

  4. Katie Edwards

    We mostly focus on the kids now. We have a surprise for them when they wake up (a stuffed animal or book), and some chocolate for later. My husband and I try to go out for dinner, too, and have an actual conversation!

  5. Tara Becket

    25 years this year!!!!!!!!!! A nice meal is always prepared for the family with touches of love added in. I buy a card for my incredible husband, he buys me something special.

  6. Liz Tompkins

    We are heading to the mountains with a recently divorced friend. I’ll surprise her with a delicious chocolate fondue for dessert that we can all enjoy together and she won’t have to feel like she is missing out on a thing! Love should be spread around!

    1. Such a great idea! I just received a press release on how Feb. 14 is also Singles Awareness Day. It’s a bit tongue and cheek, but I agree with you on how it’s important to spread the love around. At some point in our adult lives, haven’t we all been single on Valentines Day?

  7. We don’t really celebrate.. restaurants are busy and flowers are overpriced! I always make the boys something a little special though!

  8. gillianbishop

    When I was single I used to call it “Old Maid Day” and I would have a party for me and all my single pals complete with loot bags. Now that I am married with kids we have a valentine chocolate hunt. It’s fun to see the kids so excited when they find them. Oh and we always order in after the kids go to bed.

    1. Love the chocolate hunt idea. Ordering in sounds great, but guessing your kids go to bed much earlier than Eve.

  9. zahra premji

    We dont go commercial, but I make a special dinner followed by his favourite dessert – Molten lava cake fresh out of the oven and then we settle in and watch a movie. Some years, we celebrate by having a board games night with some friends instead.

  10. sarahdeveau

    We never do anything special – a few little treats usually bought at a drugstore and a nice meal at home is enough for us. I usually host a Valentine’s Day party for my kids and their friends though, with crafts and cookie decorating.

  11. We usually try to get some time without the kids sometime around Valentine’s Day. And chocolate. Mmmm chocolate!

  12. We don’t do anything big for Valentine’s Day – usually just dinner out. Nice and low-key.

  13. We usually celebrate by having dinner in (I cook) and my boy friend brings me chocolates and roses (we’re so old school!!)

  14. Heather Lynne

    We’re going to a “ball” this year! 🙂 It’s a church dance, so we’ll see how fancy it is, but it should be fun! 🙂

  15. Holly Herman

    My husband and I do small things for each other like breakfast in bed and a card. Then we buy little boxes of chocolates for the kids and give them Valentines.

  16. Carla Navratil

    I usually buy some cards and some cute cupcakes. I would love to take my parents out for a nice dinner.

  17. Indulge in something with chocolate and celebrating we all desire to be loved and feel loved!

  18. We’re usually home bodies due to our work schedules So busy we didn’t get to honeymoon yet! So it would be nice to get out for a night on the town.

  19. Katrina Brady (@sweetmamabrady)

    We’re kind of last minute now. We wait and see what we feel like doing. That’s what comes of 31 years of marriage I guess lol

  20. Our Valentine’s is usually just a nice dinner and to enjoy your time with each other.

  21. I almost never do anything to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Unless my husband organizes a surprise for me…

  22. I celebrate Valentine’s Day by wearing red! My boyfriend and I like to have a nice dinner whether it is out at a nice restaurant or spending the time together and staying in. Regardless of what we do, I just love spending Valentine’s Day with my special someone!

    The Milestones special menu sounds delicious and I would love to surprise my boyfriend with a dinner night out! Thanks!

  23. I’m long distance with my boyfriend so while we would usually have a nice dinner, this year it will just be me! 🙁

  24. We used to just do take out and celebrate at home with a nice jacuzzi bath and hot Chocolate but this year, with a toddler and a newborn, we are going to go out for a family Valentine’s Day and do dinner out together and go to banff for the day to spend some quality time together 🙂

  25. Stephanie Warthe

    My boyfriend and I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year by staying home to cook a romantic meal together! It’s so much fun to try something adventurous that you wouldn’t typically cook on your own, and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour together. 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, fingers crossed!!

  26. Typically we have a nice family dinner, then the kids land on their computer, and mom and dad retire to their room to truly celebrate.

  27. Michael Pozzobon

    We’ve made it our tradition to give each other homemade Valentines every year, as a throwback to our elementary school days. Whether they’re painted, drawn or glitter-glued, it’s always hilarious and we’ve kept every last one. 🙂

    The three-course menu at Milestones looks incredible, especially since it’s my GF’s favourite restaurant! Would love to surprise her with an amazing Valentine’s Day meal!

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