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Valentine’s Day is here (well, almost), and if you haven’t yet shortlisted any gifts for your partner, we’ve got your back! While it’s totally okay to go overboard and shower your S.O (significant other) with love aplenty, there are some who like to show their feelings a little differently. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts that are both thoughtful and affordable.
Even if you’ve got a small budget – or a picky partner! – this is the perfect way to say “I care” without resorting to The Notebook levels of cheese. What’s more, with Carrot, you can create a collection, compare prices, and even build a ‘pick your gift’ collection.
Read on for some easy, non-cheesy gifting!
Sentimental Valentine’s Gifts For Him
1. Long-distance touch bracelet set
This long-distance touch bracelet set can be the ideal gift for a partner who appreciates sentimental gestures of love. When one of you taps your heart, err, bracelet, the other’s vibrates gently to let them know that you’re thinking about them.
2. Capsule letter message in a bottle
A cute way to communicate with your partner the Does your S.O need a daily dose of your ‘love pill’? Try this cute capsule letter message in a bottle. Fill them with your inside jokes, flirty zingers, cute love notes, and gift them to your lucky partner.
3. Kissing mugs
If you’re ok with a little cheese on Valentine’s day, here you go! This pair of kissing mugs is a gift that your partner might find a tad cheesy but unique and totally adorable. Shaped like two faces smooching, these mugs are just perfect for sipping your coffee or cocoa with your partner while you curl up under the blanket.
Affordable & Cheap Valentine’s Gifts For Him (because love is enough)
4. Customized fresh flowers
Send your partner flowers that are as unique as them. Instead of the typical red or white roses for Valentine’s day take time to learn your partner’s favorites–flowers that represent their personality. After you’ve chosen the perfect bouquet, complete it with a DIY card or a sweet message that will make him smile.
5. Portable phone charger
This is a perfect and practical gift idea for a busy partner who’s always on the go. If they’re someone who needs their phone charged and ready at all times this is a gift they’ll love. With this portable charger, you can be sure that they’re always able to stay available and connected, especially to pick up your calls.
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Your Husband
6. Old-school popcorn machine
Are you a couple who spends their weekend binge-watching Netflix? Then give your movie nights a fun twist. This old-school popcorn machine brings back all the nostalgia with a tasty pop!
7. Vintage journal kit
If your partner is an established or aspiring wordsmith, a vintage journal kit is the perfect, thoughtful gift.
The beautiful leather binding engraved with a tree of life pumps its aesthetic appeal. You will surely earn an Insta tag in his story with this cute little gift. Like what you see?
First Valentine’s Gift For Boyfriend
8. Jerky heart box
When the relationship is still fresh and you don’t want to come on too strong, give a gift that will make his tastebuds tingle.
You can’t go wrong with this Jerky heart box, an assortment of beef jerky snacks. There are twelve individually packed jerky pieces to snack on the go.
9. Wooden AirPods case
Does your partner often misplace their AirPods? Gift them this unique case to keep their AirPods secure, so they’re always ready to pop them in to take a call or zone out while listening to their fav playlists. This is a sleek wooden case with fine leather lining, convenient to carry anywhere.
Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts For Boyfriend
10. Sexy truth or dare
This is one of the most creative Valentine’s Day gifts for your partner if you’re looking to spice things up. Choose the after-dark version of this truth or dare challenge and make the most of your date night! Prepare for racy prompts, like taking off each other’s clothes without using any hands, and 100 other seductive questions and dares!
11. Miniature indoor fireplace
How about adding a little extra romance to dinner time? This cement fireplace is just right to set the mood for it. Place it on any flat surface, coat it with rubbing alcohol, and voila, you two are all set for a romantic dinner by the campfire!
12. Gift experience voucher
For the adventurer and adrenaline junkie, gift them an experience they’ll absolutely love. But here’s the twist. This Virgin Experience gift card lets them choose the experience for both of you. They can select from racing Lamborghinis to a NASCAR ride-along in Charlotte, and so much more!
13. Bluetooth shower speaker
Does your partner sound like they’re auditioning for America’s Got Talent every time they jump in the shower? Make their bath time more fun (and drown out the noise of their singing) with a Bluetooth shower speaker! All they need to do is connect the speaker to any Bluetooth-enabled device before stepping into the shower and they’re all set to shuffle through their favorite karaoke tunes!
A note of caution: The shower may turn into their stage, don’t say we didn’t warn you! 😜
DIY Valentine’s Gifts For Him
14. DIY Plaster Statue Molding Kit
If you don’t mind getting a little dirty for Valentine’s Day this is a great gift! Create a memorable keepsake statue with this plaster molding kit and preserve it for years to come.
15. A coupon book
Let your partner know how much you love them, by pampering them with a fun coupon book! Cut out and write the coupons to your partner to use whenever they want! Here are some ideas to get you started: “romantic dinner by me,” “chore of your choice,” “sensual back massage,” or “breakfast in bed.” Get creative and add choices they will love!
This coupon book made our list of non-cheesy Valentine’s Day Gifts for him because you have full control over the coupons. No need to overload the cheese if that’s not your style!
16. Gin making alcohol infusion kit
Does your partner love mixing up cocktails? If so, this is the best non-cheesy Valentine’s DIY gift for him. This kit makes three bottles of craft gin at home, along with one super easy cocktail recipe. Why not give them a chance to learn some cool bartending skills? Bonus – you get to sip on some tasty drinks without even heading to a bar.
Personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him
17. Personalized gift box
Customize this foldable magnetic gift box with your most memorable moments and messages. Plus, there’s a small space for a gift of your choice. When you gift this cute little box to your partner, it’s undoubtedly going to bring back some great memories of the times you’ve spent together.
18. Linen photo album
Gift your partner a gorgeous photo album book with some of your loveliest memories. This can also double up as a décor in your living room.
19. What I love about you: fill-in-the-book
Although we love our partners, sometimes it’s difficult to actually say the words. Luckily, with this book, you don’t have to. This fill-in-the-book allows you to take a moment to jot down what you love most about your beau. The jokes that made you laugh, how you feel when your partner walks into the room, and the first memory of meeting your partner.
Download the free Carrot Chrome extension to get started creating your gift collection or wishlist. Not to mention, you can even add a buddy to collaborate, view your ideas, and give you a little help in choosing that perfect (non-cheesy) gift for your S.O.