Every year in the coldest part of the winter is a day to celebrate what warms us the most – Love. Don’t let the conventional Hallmark manufactured sentimentality get you down, it’s 2020 and that means we can elevate and embrace all forms of Valentines; from just friends to friends with benefits to BFF for life & love, here are 50 gifts for $50 and under to help spark the flames and warm the heart.


Twin Flame Beeswax Candle

Creating a calming atmosphere is key to romance, as is good lighting. This sustainably sourced hand dipped beeswax candle is perfect for that and the subtle natural honey scent will be embraced by all.


Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes: A Cookbook

Cooking a meal with your loved ones is such a great way to share intimacy, fun, and then bonus! – a meal, let this super accessible award winning cookbook inspire you to stay in for date night.


Laduree "Juste un Baiser" Box of 12 Macarons

Paris is referred to as the most romantic city in the world, so why not get some gorgeous Parisian sweets for your gorgeous sweetie? These macarons are worth all the hype.


Hoya Heart Plant

How about a heart shaped plant you can both tend to? Just like a relationship, but with less watering.


Diptyque Paris Feu de Bois/Wood Fire Small Candle

For when you don’t have a fireplace but you wanna have the mood.


Coast to Coast Organic Body Cream

The most luxurious whipped body cream made with ecologically sound wild harvested California redwood and Maine Pine infused organic oils, the natural scent is rare and wonderful. High quality ingredients will nourish skin and make you glow from the inside out.


Kinky Truth or Dare

Spicy Dares or Spicy Truths, you pick when you play this fun sexy game.


Criterion Channel 4-Month Subscription

Time to upgrade the “Netflix & Chill” with the ever classy and important Criterion Collection films. A few viewing suggestions from this cinephile- “In the Mood for Love”, “Wings of Desire” (spoiler alert: an Angel actually leaves heaven to be with his beloved on earth!! swoon), “Jules et Jim”, and “Some like it Hot”.


Got a Girl Crush Magazine

Finally, a good looking Women’s magazine by Women that is truly intersectional, inspiring and inclusive. Empower the femmes in your life with this great read.


Seascape Strawberry & Rose Geranium Jam

Breakfast in bed just got 100% better with this gourmand delight preserve from LA’s incredible irresistible restaurant, Sqirl.


A Witches Guide to Intimacy, Sex Positivity, and Herbal Aphrodisiacs Zine

A wonderful zine to help anyone embrace, understand and communicate their sexual needs. After all nothing is more sexy than deeply knowing oneself and practicing consent.


Bean Vibrator

Waterproof, quiet and a wide range of settings good for both targeted and broad pleasure, this palm sized body safe vibrator is a total winner.


Gustav Klimt The Kiss 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Spend quality time together away from devices building this puzzle, which is totally frame worthy when finished.


Underwood Rosé 4-Pack

Bring this great wine on a picnic or hike without worrying about bringing a corkscrew or breaking glass in spot you might be sharing a blanket and relaxing on.


ANK Ceramics Pink Mug

The kind of pink that’s still cool with folks that have a pink aversion, and still on theme for Valentine’s Day, made by hand in beautiful Maine.


Internet Cookie Subscription 1/2 Dozen

Self-described “esoteric cookies”, every combination from this inspired baker is a foodie’s dream come true.


Alchemilla Star Drop Earrings

For “star cross’d lovers” from this sustainable and conscious jewelry brand that donates 5% of online sales to local Black Lives Matters organizers.


Le Papier D'Armenie Starter Box

How cool are these little incense papers? Fold them accordion style and then light one end to release the fragrance from these easy to carry booklets.


Goodnight Moon, Organic Lavender Hand Dyed Sleep Mask

Hypoallergenic & sustainable (aka good for your skin and the environment) hand dyed sleep mask filled with fragrant organic lavender and plush bamboo fiber to make a sweet aromatherapy pillowy sleep aid.


Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin "Je T'aime...Moi, Non Plus" LP

Quite possibly the sexiest album ever made, originally banned in many countries worldwide upon it’s release and created by one of the greatest real life couples, no music lover’s collection would be complete without it.


Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

A well curated collection of The Maestro of love poetry Pablo Neruda’s poems. Use this as inspiration to write your own.


Heart Notebook in Blossom Pink

High quality clothbound notebooks available in grid, blank or ruled to fill with poems, drawings and feelings.


Feelings Rhinestone Bobby Pin

When you can’t find the words to express how you feel, give your crush this pin to wear in their hair and think about you.


Honey Mama's Bar 8-Pack

Uniquely delicious and many health benefits from the high quality raw ingredients, you’ll be hooked on these in no time.


Dreamweaver Mist

Fat & The Moon put magic in a bottle and called it Dreamweaver, a calming, good dreams and vibes inducing herbal spray that smells terrific and is a nighttime/naptime self care routine must have.


L'epicerie de Provence Lavender Syrup

From one of the worlds most beautiful floral farming regions comes this fragrant lavender syrup that is a wonderful addition to sparkling water, cocktails, smoothies, ice cream and even savory marinades.


DS & Durga Perfume Sample Set

DS & Durga are some of the most visionary perfumers out there, with fine fragrances inspired by whole histories, legends and mythologies both fiction and non-fictional, specific compositions of scent to conjure gorgeous realms. Don’t worry about finding the perfect fragrance for your special someone, with the sampler sets you can select various ranges of perfume to try.


300 Count Organic Cotton Solid Sheet Set by Threshold

Soft and made with low environmental impact which is also better for your skin and hair, these are the ultimate sheets for beauty rest and anything else 😉

$46 (Queen Size)

J.Hannah Nail Polish

The most gorgeous, elegant and inspired nailpolish out there, J.Hannah writes “Inspired by artists’ palettes, natural elements, and the muses who we envision channeling specific colors or moods.” It’s 7-free non-toxic and if you can’t decide on a specific color for your own inspiring muse, there is a 3 color box set too.


Rose Nectar, Sister Spinster

You know how a dozen roses is traditional for this holiday? Well here’s like, a dozen of a dozen roses in a bottle. Rose infused brandy, rose honey, rose glycerin and rose water with essences of summer solstice wild rose and rose quartz, add this to any cocktail/ beverage or have a few drops directly to the tongue to add some floral love.


Lip Palette Les 4 Rouje in Passion

From the ultimate French romantic cool-girl style icon Jeanne Damas comes this multi-use gorgeously packaged lip palette aptly named Passion, because if you’re going to have lipstick kiss prints left on you, you might as well have the best.


A League of Their Own Floral Gift Set

Perfect for your pals, families or “budding” relationships, this gift set of poppies, a cute vase and a fancy chocolate bar was put together by Farmgirl Flowers, an ethically sourced and green-minded Floral delivery company founded by women.


Thunderbird Bandana

If you’re not on the bandana wagon yet, you should be- endlessly useful and stylish, this 100% cotton made in Japan specifically for Native American denim company Ginew, is a perfect gift for someone who might eyeroll at all the girly stuff this time of year.


Apartamento Magazine

The coolest interiors and everyday life magazine, Apartamento never fails to showcase great writing and talent from around the world, it’s perfect for the design and aesthetic obsessed.


Spark Romance: 50 Ways to Deepen Your Connection

Beautiful graphics on these faux matches with printed prompts not too overtly sexy to spark romance in any stage of your relationship.


Dandelion Chocolate Wrapped 3 Bar Set

From San Francisco’s small batch bean-to-bar chocolatiers Dandelion Chocolate is this splendid luscious gift set meticulously wrapped and includes tasting notes.


Rose Large Sketchbook

Brighten up a workspace with this noteblock that has rose gold edging which reflects the light in an oh-so-lovely way. Great for leaving little love notes, gratitude lists and the everyday checklist alike.


Bee Feed Flower Mix

An extraordinary mix of annuals and perennials that attracts honeybees for both beekeeping and also the bigtime gardening benefit of pollinating your other plants. Get outdoors for some cute gardening time and grow flowers together, and win mega points.


Olo Fragrance Cedar & Rose Roll On

Inspired by Portland Oregon’s rose gardens and forest, anything Olo makes is exquisite and yes, they offer samples as well.


Purl Soho Beads & Tassels Necklace Kit

Craft Night! work on these simple & stunning necklaces together and then exchange the ones you made in a sweet gesture of connection.


Rackk & Ruin Stippled Stud Earrings in Brass

Buying jewelry for someone can be tricky, here’s a specially hand crafted pair that will be universally loved and go with any outfit, which means the wearer is sure to cherish them a long time.


White Tea Rose Mélange

Rishi tea makes masterfully blended, well balanced teas from good, ethical sources, you can taste the difference, and in this bright & floral blend featuring jasmine and lavender scented green tea, white tea, rose and mint, you’ll find a delightful bouquet to share with someone over good conversation.


Beam Paints Four Color Palette

Any creative will love these high pigment lightfast watercolours made by hand and wrapped in beeswaxed canvas, plastic free and very very special, the story behind this small business is worth reading on the site too.


Pleasure Activist Potion

Infused with various ingredients to bring about pleasure, this natural tincture is created by herbalist Dori Midnight with these intentions: “may it awaken desires, invite orgasms of body, mind, and spirit”. Oh La La!


Brooklyn Candle Studio Love Potion Limited Edition

Jasmine, lavender and mandarin blend together in this lovely candle reminiscent of a fresh picked bouquet, and packaged in an adorable but not obnoxious vintage inspired box.


Portable Cassette Player

The mix tape didn’t die, so you can still have your “Say Anything” moment playing your jams to your heart’s desire. Remember when Mix tapes where the ultimate gesture of wooing someone? Still are.


Rose Quartz Crystal Lamp

Rose Quartz is said to be the healing crystal of Love, whether or not you believe in that, this lamp is definitely a source of radiating beautiful soft mood-setting light.


Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

A visionary artist way ahead of her time, Hilma af Klint’s abstract paintings were inspired by her mystical and spiritual beliefs and were only recently exhibited to the public, decades after her passing. This fantastic book collects her oeuvre in a way sure to captivate any reader.


Penco Prime Tinder Pencil in Red

Smooth, strong and made with a true California incense cedar barrel, this attractive red pencil is a striking combination of a traditional and mechanical pencil, and will quickly become a personal favorite.


Trillium Soaps Gift Box Sets

Some of the finest made organic soaps with well balanced scents and a great smooth lathering feel without drying your skin at all, heightening any bathing experience.


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