Can we have a quick heart-to-heart? Forgetting Valentine’s Day is akin to, say, forgetting an anniversary. It rarely goes over very well.
Ahead are romantic gift ideas that are both affordable and available at your local Walmart, Target or drugstore of choice. But don’t worry. These items are so impressive that she’ll never guess they came from the local drugstore or big box store.
In case you’re one of those “remind-me-again, when is Valentine’s Day?” kind of guys, we’ve got your back.
1. Bling and Bags Under $20 – a Perfect Duo from Target.
BaubleBar, a cutting-edge online jewelry retailer known for its whimsical “fashion” jewelry (read: not real), partnered up with Target to deliver major style at affordable prices.
In fact, the S.O., wife or GF could adore you more when you gift her two pairs of gem-studded earrings, along with a cute bag to carry them in — all for $20 and change.
- SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Love Drop Earrings — Sale Price: $10.39 | Reg. Price: $12.99.
- Heart-shaped with Crystal Rhinestone Earrings by Wild Fable — Sale Price: $4.80 | Reg. Price: $6
- Ruby+Cash “Mine” Zip Cosmetic Bag — Reg. Price: $4.99.
Deal Alert: Use the store locator to see if the items are available for free same-day pickup at a location near you. Otherwise, take advantage of Target’s free standard shipping. Target RedCard shoppers score an additional 5% off most purchases, and free two-day shipping.
2. A Smoking-Hot Makeup Palette That Puts “Naked” on the Brain, from Ulta.
Urban Decay has long been famous for its popular “Naked” eyeshadow-palette series. (Don’t get too excited — the Naked part was a nod to the nude-ish makeup shades.) But the line has been expanded to include a sultry selection of colors in their Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette — Reg. Price: $49.
Shade names include:
- Feelz (soft dusty rose matte)
- Turn On (pale metallic rose shimmer)
- Ambitious (metallic rose copper)
- Bing (deep mauve matte)
- Devilish (reddish plum matte)
- Young Love (metallic cranberry)
- Drunk Dial (deep metallic burgundy)
Need we say more?
Deal Alert: Click on Ulta’s Sales and Coupons tab to access a load of coupons; like an extra $3.50 off a purchase of $15 or more. Spend an extra $1 on a men’s sample gift for you, handsome, and you’ll score free shipping on your entire order.
3. Premium Chocolate and the Finest Bottle of “Vuv” Champagne from Target.
Bonbons and bubbly will make them sparkle with excitement — but you even more so, because you don’t have to go further than Target to scoop up a bottle of classic and classy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne — Reg. Price: $51.99. (It’s so premium one of the reality TV Housewives of Orange County “stars” had a spotlight installed in her mansion to showcase her stockpile of “Vuv.”)
Deal Alert: Take advantage of that additional 5% off and free two-day shipping for Target RedCard holders.
4. A Gucci Fragrance That Does Not Belong at Walgreens. But There It Is.
The ultra-luxe logo bottle of Gucci’s Guilty Eau de Toilette spray — Sale Price: $74.99 | Reg. Price: $99.99. is an unexpected gem found in the aisle a few down from your beer and black socks. The tagline says it all: “Designed for the glamorous, daring, and brave….”
Deal Alert: Right now, the fragrance is $25 off the regular price. Get an extra 20% off when you spend $50 with code ENJOY20. Walgreens also offers free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Check the store locator to see if the product is available for pick-up near you.
5. Ellen DeGeneres’ Cute Style at Walmart.
Everyone’s favorite funny woman is known for brilliant one-liners… and her eponymous line of completely cool clothing from Walmart. Seriously – her tennis shoes rival a pair of Stan Smith’s in looks and comfort. She’ll LOVE these two pieces for Valentine’s Day:
- Love Flag Dark-Wash Denim Jacket — Reg. Price: $30. This jacket has that perfect boxy fit, near-perfect shopper reviews, and comes in a multitude of sizes, from XS to XXXL. It’s fun and edgy, plus, it pretty much goes with everything.
- Love Flag Crew Neck Sweater — Sale $16.50 | Reg. Price: $22. This piece is as low-maintenance as sweaters get (machine-wash, tumble dry), and it still looks chic/nautical enough to stand in for a Ralph Lauren ad.
Deal Alert: Buy these together and score Walmart’s fast two-day delivery on orders of $35 or more. Next day delivery also available.
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You can also find a full list of V-day offerings on our Valentine’s Day Deal page.