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30 best Valentine's Day gifts in 2023, hand-selected by a very picky shopping editor

Stuck on what to give your beloved this Valentine's Day? These gift ideas start at just $1.

collage of valentine's day gifts: davids tea cupid's cafe tea set, cadence packing containers, heart shaped sunglasses, burt's bees lotion, jenny bird gold XO earrings, coach flower wristlet, aesop body oil, red heart waffle maker
30 best Valentine's Day gifts chosen by me, your internet shopping friend (photos via Amazon, DavidsTea, Coach Outlet, Nordstrom & Jenny Bird)

Call me a sucker for a good colour scheme, but Valentine's Day is one of the best, if not the most aesthetically pleasing, gifting occasions of the year.

Whether an attempt to spice up your love life, treat a friend to something special or draw a not-so-subtle hint for your office crush, Valentine's Day is your time to shine.

So be it for your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend or whomever else needs a little bit of love this Valentine's Day, scroll below to shop 30 gift ideas they're sure to appreciate. Oh, and one more thing — they're all under $50.

Best Valentine's Day gifts under $15

Custom Fridge Magnets

hand holding Custom Fridge Magnets of small children (Photo via Etsy)
Custom Fridge Magnets (Photo via Etsy)

These high-quality custom magnets are printed in high-resolution and have been called "super cute" by Etsy shoppers. "Obsessed with how these came out," writes one reviewer. "The pictures are so clear and [they] came out even better than imagined! 10/10 would buy from again."

$1 $3 at Etsy

Red Hearts Nail Tattoos

Red Hearts Nail Tattoos pink nails with red hearts on hand  (Photo via Etsy)
Red Hearts Nail Tattoos (Photo via Etsy)

These adorable red heart stickers are "incredibly easy to use" and "look so cute," according to Etsy shoppers. The Etsy shop Tattoorary offers dozens of other nail decals, including strawberries (shop here), daisy flowers (shop here) and butterflies (shop here).

$6 at Etsy

Lakrids by Bülow Passion Fruit Chocolate-Coated Liquorice

Lakrids by Bülow Passion Fruit Chocolate-Coated Liquorice in yellow balls on black background (photo via Amazon)
Lakrids by Bülow Passion Fruit Chocolate-Coated Liquorice (photo via Amazon)

Upgrade your tried-and-true candy and chocolate with these mouth-watering white chocolate and passion fruit-coated sweet licorice treats.

$13 at Well.ca

Espresso Martini New York Poster

Espresso Martini Headline Poster in black and white in frame on pink background (photo via Etsy)
Espresso Martini Headline Poster (photo via Etsy)

This funky poster is available in an instant digital download format so shoppers can customize the print size to their needs. It's "so cute!" raves one Etsy shopper. "I am truly obsessed!"

$7 at Etsy

Reusuable Undereye Crescents

Reusuable Undereye Crescents with black carrying case (Photo via The Detox Market)
Reusuable Undereye Crescents (Photo via The Detox Market)

Toss out those single-use undereye masks for good with these reusable crescents from The Detox Market. The under-eye patches come free of products so that you can personalize them with your own serums and creams.

$12 at The Detox Market

Detox Mode Body Crescent

Detox Mode Body Crescent in brown wood on beige background (Photo via The Detox Market)
Detox Mode Body Crescent (Photo via The Detox Market)

So...what is it, exactly? These body crescents are designed to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems to help release stagnant toxins and energy, boost well-being, soothe sore muscles and diminish the look of cellulite.

$15 at The Detox Market

Bedsure Satin Pillow Cases

Bedsure Satin Pillow Cases in grey silk (photo via Amazon)
Bedsure Satin Pillow Cases (photo via Amazon)

Give the gift everyone wants this Valentine's Day: a good night's sleep. These satin pillowcases are a must-have for healthy hair and skin and come backed by 230,000 reviews on Amazon.

$14 $19 at Amazon

Best Valentine's Day gifts under $25

Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum

Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum in white tube on white background (Photo via The Ordinary)
Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum (Photo via The Ordinary)

This fan-favourite brow and lash serum promotes a thicker, fuller and healthier look and comes backed by more than 1,200 five-star reviews.

$16 at The Ordinary

Burt's Bees Essential Gift Set

Burt's Bees Essential Gift Set (photo via Amazon)
Burt's Bees Essential Gift Set (photo via Amazon)

It's a well-known fact that you can't go wrong with a gift of Burt's Bees. This pack includes a body lotion, moisturizing lip balm, foot cream and a cleansing cream.

$16 at Amazon

Cuccio Cuticle Revitalizing Oil

hand holding yellow bottle of Cuccio Cuticle Revitalizing Oil with black dropper (Photo via Amazon)
Cuccio Cuticle Revitalizing Oil (Photo via Amazon)

Dry, cracked hands — meet cuticle oil. This milk and honey cuticle oil is formulated with a rich blend of oils to moisturize, protect and nourish dry, brittle, cracked cuticles, nails and skin. Oh yeah, one more thing: it has more than 94,000 ratings on Amazon.

$18 $19 at Amazon

Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Heart Shaped Acetate Sunglasses in black on white background (photo via Amazon)
Heart Shaped Acetate Sunglasses (photo via Amazon)

These fun heart-shaped sunglasses are available in a handful of colours and come backed by a 4.7-star average rating on Amazon. They're "gorgeous," writes one shopper. "[I] always get compliments when wearing" them.

$19 at Amazon

Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers

Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers in yellow on marble background (photo via Nordstrom)
Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers (photo via Nordstrom)

If you can't afford to give a Dyson Airwrap this Valentine's Day, do the next best thing and gift your beloved a set of low-maintenance rollers.

$16 at Nordstrom Canada

Snore No More Roll-On

hand rolling Snore No More oil on wrist  (Photo via Saje)
Snore No More (Photo via Saje)

If all you want for Valentine's Day is a good night's sleep, why not try this Snore No More roll-on for size? The roll-on is blended with tranquil and comforting essential oils to relieve minor respiratory conditions and encourage deep, open and clear breathing.

$24 at Saje

Before & Après Work Mug and Wine Glass Set

Before & Après Work Mug and Wine Glass Set (photo via Indigo)
Before & Après Work Mug and Wine Glass Set (photo via Indigo)

For a limited time, Indigo shoppers can save 50 per cent on this adorable two-piece drinkware set. According to reviewers, the set is the "perfect gift" for friends and colleagues.

$15 $30 at Indigo

Wonder Blading Lip Stain Masque

 brunette woman applying Wonder Blading Lip Stain Masque on red and blue lips (Photo via Wonderskin)
Wonder Blading Lip Stain Masque (Photo via Wonderskin)

Nothing short of a makeup miracle, this lip colour kit won the coveted Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2020. The innovative lip product leaves you with vibrant all-day colour that won't transfer, fade or feather; plus, it's waterproof.

$22 at Wonderskin

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker (photo via Amazon)
Dash Mini Waffle Maker (photo via Amazon)

Take breakfast in bed up a notch with this cute heart-shaped waffle maker. The Amazon best-seller is backed by more than 190,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars.

$24 at Amazon

Best Valentine's Day gifts under $50

Corner Zip Wristlet with Wildflower Print

Corner Zip Wristlet in Signature Canvas with Wildflower Print (photo via Coach Outlet)
Corner Zip Wristlet in Signature Canvas with Wildflower Print (photo via Coach Outlet)

This seriously pretty wristlet is crafted from the brand's signature coated canvas and smooth leather and features two credit card slots. "It's amazing," writes one shopper, calling it "the perfect size to fit anywhere."

$34 $98 at Coach Outlet

Jenny Bird XO Studs

XO Studs earrings in gold (photo via Jenny Bird)
XO Studs (photo via Jenny Bird)

These adorable XO stud earrings are dipped in 14k gold and pair well with Jenny Bird's entire Love Collection.

$45 at Jenny Bird

Lovehoney x ROMP Switch Clitoral Suction Stimulator

hand holding light purple Lovehoney x ROMP Switch Clitoral Suction Stimulator (photo via Lovehoney)
Lovehoney x ROMP Switch Clitoral Suction Stimulator (photo via Lovehoney)

An exclusive collaboration between Lovehoney and ROMP, this affordable sex toy has more than 1,500 reviews singing (screaming, if you will) its praises.

$32 $40 at Lovehoney

Cadence Skincare Staples

Cadence Skincare Staples in Pacific to hold skincare and hair products while travelling (photo via Cadence)
Cadence Skincare Staples in Pacific (photo via Cadence)

Maintain your skincare routine on the go with these 100 per cent leakproof and magnetic capsules. The aesthetically pleasing travel capsules can be filled with any product, from retinol serums to shampoos and are made from 20 per cent recycled ocean-bound plastic and 30 per cent excess manufacturing material.

$42 at Cadence

Biossance Rapid Radiance Set

Biossance Rapid Radiance Set with green and pink skincare products, eye cream, serum (photo via Sephora)
Biossance Rapid Radiance Set (photo via Sephora)

This "must-have" skincare set from Biossance is valued at $118. It includes four of the brand's best-sellers, including the Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream, Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, Squalane + Omega Repair Cream and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil.

$46 at Sephora

The Skin Deep {The And} Couples Edition Game

THE SKIN DEEP {THE AND} Couples Edition Game in black box (photo via Anthropologie)
THE SKIN DEEP {THE AND} Couples Edition Game (photo via Anthropologie)

This 199-card question game is designed to help you strengthen your connection with your partner. The Skin Deep series is famous on YouTube, click here to watch their videos.

$29 at Anthropologie

Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit

Gel Manicure Kit with red nail polish, nail files, red lamp (photo via Le Mini Macaron)
Gel Manicure Kit (photo via Le Mini Macaron)

Save money at the salon and get perfectly-done gel nails at home with this innovative kit from Le Mini Macaron. The kit includes everything you need for a DIY gel manicure, including a mini UV lamp and polish.

$35 at Le Mini Macaron

Team Canada Future Legacy Mini Belt Bag

Team Canada Future Legacy Mini Belt Bag in sonic pink (Photo via Lululemon)
Team Canada Future Legacy Mini Belt Bag in sonic pink (Photo via Lululemon)

While you're likely familiar with Lululemon's famous belt bag, its new Team Canada bag is also worth mentioning. Every purchase of the versatile accessory supports Canadian athletes through the Canadian Olympic Foundation and Paralympic Foundation of Canada.

$38 at Lululemon

Cupid's Café 12 Tea Sampler

Cupid's Café 12 Tea Sampler in pink and red striped box (photo via DavidsTea)
Cupid's Café 12 Tea Sampler (photo via DavidsTea)

All you need is love — and tea! This decadent sampler set includes 12 sweet and best-selling tea blends, with two servings per flavour.

$29 at DavidsTea

Lake & Skye Eau De Parfum Discovery Set

Lake & Skye Eau De Parfum Discovery Set in black, pink and red box (photo via Anthropologie)
Lake & Skye Eau De Parfum Discovery Set (photo via Anthropologie)

This parfum discovery set from Lake & Skye includes six of the brand's beloved scents, allowing you (or someone special) to discover your new signature scent.

$32 at Anthropologie

Nathalie Lete Titania Serving Platter

Nathalie Lete Titania Serving Platter, white hands tattooed with colourful flowers (Photo via Anthropologie)
Nathalie Lete Titania Serving Platter (Photo via Anthropologie)

This handpainted serving platter is dishwasher and microwave safe, not to mention an absolute stunner. "You can use this for food or holding jewelry," writes one shopper. "Either way, it's gorgeous! It's a good size and the detailing is beautiful."

$48 at Anthropologie

Céla Crème de la Crème

Céla Crème de la Crème body lotion on sand background (photo via This is Céla)
Céla Crème de la Crème (photo via This is Céla)

This decadent body cream from Canadian skincare and spa brand Céla is formulated with richly hydrating Amazonian cupuaçu butter, Abyssinian oil and more.

$37 at Céla

John Derian Sticker Book

John Derian Sticker Book with person's eye and eyebrow on cover (photo via Amazon)
John Derian Sticker Book (photo via Amazon)

This Valentine's Day, why not give the unexpected and gift this aesthetically pleasing sticker book from revered designer John Derian? The book offers a curated collection of over 500 stickers to add a touch of beauty to any surface.

$45 $48 at Amazon

Aesop Breathless Botanical Massage Oil

Aesop Breathless Botanical Massage Oil (photo via Nordstrom)
Aesop Breathless Botanical Massage Oil (photo via Nordstrom)

This luxe botanical treatment oil is the perfect accompaniment to any at-home massage. It's the "perfect massage oil," lauds one Nordstrom shopper.

$45 at Nordstrom Canada

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