25 Valentine’s Gift Ideas Under $25

I don’t know about all of you, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day gift ideas… I’m all about something practical that my husband will actually use! I know, I know, we ladies really like to give the most ROMANTIC gifts possible. But, if your man is like mine, romantic gifts are actually more thoughtful than they are mushy.

banner for inexpensive valentine gifts for him with items like a laptop sleeve and love oils

What Is Your Ideal Gift?

My ideal gift to give has to be:
1) something he will use
2) something thoughtful
3) something super cool that he will love!

It doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of cash, it just means you need to get a little more creative! Here’s a list of fantastic Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are sure to please your man! We’ve covered everything from gadgets, survival gear, date nights, and intimate moment ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a romantic success!

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  1. Personalized Laptop Skin Add some personality to your husband’s laptop with this Design-A-Skin where you get to choose a photo to personalize his laptop! You can personalize his laptop with any photo, image or graphic of the two of you, your kids, or family. The Design-A-Skin easily attaches to the top of his laptop with the use of 3 easy steps. Includes residue-free removal so he can change it whenever he wants!
  2. Good Clean Love Oil Sampler Eco-friendly gals and guys will appreciate that these bedroom aids are vegan and made of all natural ingredients. This makes for the perfect bedroom gift to celebrate the day of LOVE. You can also get this Love Oils Gift Set to try out as well!
  3. Basic Survival Kit This gift is ideal for the hard-core outdoor adventurers! This Basic Survival Kit has everything your spouse needs to stay safe (and alive). The eight-piece kit contains a lightweight ripstop nylon bag with waterproof zipper, a Gerber Mini-Paraframe knife, an emergency whistle, a fire starter, waterproof matches, a snare wire, an emergency cord, and cotton ball fire tinder, and SOS Guide. You’ll feel a bit safer with your husbands outdoor adventures knowing he has this survival kit for the ‘just in case’ moments!
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  4. Room Service: A Romantic Gift Here’s a FREE, meaningful gift idea that is perfect for him or for her! AND we’re gonna give you everything you need for it. It doesn’t get much better than that! I mean, who wouldn’t love to be given a little pampering? Because,  if you can fill your spouse’s stomach AND their heart… well, you’ll have one happy honey!
  5. You/Me & A Carved Tree There’s just something so romantic about carving your initials in a tree. Don’t you agree? Create this meaningful, DIY gift idea that can also double as romantic bedroom decor! And the best part is – even your “manly man” should appreciate it. Let’s face it, coming up with a DIY gift idea for a man can be tough. Especially when it comes to a frilly, pink holiday like Valentine’s Day. But wood carvings can be rustic, and sentimental.
  6. I’ve Kissed the Ground You Walk On…Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it… and if you are anything like the majority out there – you have procrastinated in figuring out something cute to do for your sweetheart! This will literally take you less than 15 minutes to prep! Sprinkle a trail of rose petals AND Hersey’s Kisses along the ground leading to whatever destination you have in mind. Then use this darling, FREE Printable to turn your evening into a truly special event!
  7. iPod Nano Watchband Is your guy a music man? Well, this super-cool iPod Nano Watchband will turn his sixth-generation iPod Nano into a watch with a built-in clip to attach it firmly to his wrist. Not only will he look cool, but his Nano will be where he can access it at a moments notice.
  8. iPhone Cover and Wallet Guys like to be minimal, and they don’t like to carry around a lot of stuff, so this two-in-one iPhone Cover and Wallet hybrid will suit their needs perfectly! He can slot up to three cards and even slide in some cash. There is a handy thumb-release button that will expel the cards when he needs them! Super slick!
  9. David Beckham Homme CologneGetting romantic with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day starts with him smelling ah-mazing! Not all colognes are created equal, and neither are their prices! Yikes! But if you want to give your man a scent that is amazing with a price that your purse will like, then this is the perfect match for both of you!
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  10. Je Taime Hotel – Create a romantic stay-cation for two for Valentine’s Day! What an amazing gift for the hubby that works hard!! Stop delaying the vacation of your dreams because you don’t have money or time off of work. Create your {almost} dream vacation right at home. Plus, we’ve got these Free Printables to really create a romantic mood for two!
  11. What I Love About YouThink of characteristics you love about your spouse for every letter of the alphabet and then find photos that illustrate the qualities on your list. Use this post that will show you how to put them together to create a fun mini book printed and bound professionally for less than $5!
  12. Sleek Card Case Nothing else says “professional male” better than this polished gunmetal finish business card case. Sleek and contemporary – this card case is just right for the guy who wants to look good while still maintaining a professional air about him. You can personalize it with his name or initials and even get a matching money clip for a gift that’s got it all.
  13. Smoldering Violation Ticket – Let’s be honest here… Valentine’s Day is SO about the intimacy {wink}. Well, this is going to make for  the best intimate date ever! Tease and flatter your spouse with a violation ticket and get exactly what you want in the process. The cherry on top!? Free printables!!
  14. Popcorn Lover Basket This is the perfect sampling for the popcorn lover in all of us. The collection includes six all-natural seasonings and 16 ounces of Premium White Gold Kernels perfect for popping. This set is perfect for the man that loves his movies and his popcorn!
  15. Leather Grooming Kit Whether they’re international bound or heading for a weekend getaway, this exclusive Leather Grooming Set is every male traveler’s must-have accessory. Quality constructed of durable, natural colored genuine leather featuring smooth, supple finish and fine stitching detail. This is a personalized gift that he will actually use!
  16. Ultimate Bicycle Kit Keep your husband’s wheels (and legs) thriving with this portable set of travel-sized stainless steel, chrome and tin polish, wash and wax, sprocket and gear oil, and natural insect and bug repellent made to help blaze his own trail. A thoughtful gift for the roadie and off-roader alike.photo collage of 6 cheap valentines day gifts
  17. Valentine’s Day Countdown Want to let your man know how much you adore him!? Make this Valentine’s Day surprise an extremely memorable one! I promise it’s sooo much easier than it looks, and it’s a gift that you can use over and over again! But, THIS year – use it to surprise your man on Valentine’s Day! Who WOULDN’T want to read 24 compliments about themselves!?!
  18. Cuddle Kit for 2 Let your spouse know your intentions for a night of cuddlin’, snugglin’ and lovin’ with this cuddle kit basket. Fill the basket with an assortment of chocolates, bubbly drink, candles, romantic music, a lovey-dovy movie or whatever inspires your romance! And did I mention this comes with FREE PRINTABLES? Oh yeah – we’ve got you covered. A little prep makes for a LOT of cuddling and more!
  19. The FIVE Senses Gift Show your man the love by using ALL of his senses! This gift just may lead to other activities once he opens it! Hint, hint!
  20. The Stump Stand Does your spouse use their tablet often? Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that are the most useful! This is a 3-in-1 stand that provides multiple viewing positions for any tablet – Ramp, Lean and Upright. It’s portable and is weighted for stability, but still offers the perfect size and shape for grab-and-go use.
  21. PowerTube External Battery Pack This is a fantastic gift for the man that constantly uses his electronics! He can charge up his cell phone, iPod, or various other electronics wherever he may be!
  22. Send a Panty Gram Capture your sweetheart’s imagination with this fun and flirtatious gift. Completely surprise him as he pulls the cutest romantic lacy panties out of the envelope, along with a personalized card from his secret admirer! After he logs onto sendapantygram.com to read your personal and confidential message, he’ll never forget this gift – or the one who sent it to him! Love this idea but not the price? Grab our romantic Panty Gram instead, save money and time with this sassy idea! collage of 3 cheap valentines day gifts for him
  23. Love Shack Date Night Turn your bedroom into your very own Love Shack and escape for a night of romance! This is a romantic at-home date you can pull together in no time at all. No money or babysitter required! Just grab our printable and build your own little Love Shack to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
  24. Oyster Subscription Give the gift of reading with Oyster, the Netflix for eBooks. Oyster gift subscriptions make simple, thoughtful presents for any reader and offer unlimited access to a growing library of over 100,000 great titles. For only $9.95 per month and with books for all kinds of readers, Oyster is the best all-in-one reading experience. Plus, the first month is FREE!
  25. Riesens Why I Love You We know you have plenty of “Riesens” to love your spouse this Valentine’s Day… so why not whip this little ditty up and give it him or her as a fabulous gift!? It’s easy to put together and is sure to leave your spouse feeling like a million bucks! Plus, the candy really is just an added bonus on Valentine’s Day!

Want more amazing gift ideas for your main squeeze? Check out this Valentine’s Day Round Up: Gifts post OR this amazing post that Michelle put together of over 110 amazing Valentine’s Day gifts… let’s just call it the ULTIMATE V-Day Gift Guide for Him!


I am a very outgoing person that loves spending time with my family and friends. I have a thirst for knowledge, I am completely at home in the kitchen, and my biggest passion in life is snow skiing. I've been married to my sweetheart for 15 years and we have 3 children. I also love to travel!

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