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5 Valentine’s Day gifts under $50 she’ll actually like

Jeanie Ahn
Senior Producer/Reporter

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – do you know what you’ll be giving your significant other on Feb. 14? For under $50, Redbook magazine’s market director Cristina Pearlstein guarantees these gifts will impress your sweetheart (no trip to Victoria’s Secret necessary).

1. Metallics Away Clutch at thufri.com - $44 with promo code “REDBOOK20” for 20% OFF. (Original price: $55)

Most women are picky when it comes to things they wear – but this is an extremely versatile, universal cross-body bag that works with almost any outfit. It’s a great day-to-night accessory that she can take to work or to an event at night. It has the look of a small clutch but more than enough room for your wallet, cellphone, keys, and more.  

2. Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel set  - $45 at Nordstrom
If you’re with someone you haven’t been dating long, this is an elegant gift and isn’t too personal. “This set gives her three scent options to choose from so you aren’t putting all of your eggs in one basket,” says Pearlstein. The packaging is also classy enough that you don’t need to wrap it – toss a bow or tie a ribbon on it and you’re good to go.

3. Aqua Stud Earrings - $45 at rachaelryen.com with promo code “REDBOOK” for 10% OFF. (Original price: $50)

Like most of the jewelry from Rachael Ryen’s site, these earrings look so much more expensive than they actually are. “It goes to show you that you don’t have to splurge on diamond studs – there are lots of great, affordable jewelry options out there,” says Pearlstein. These “aqua chalcedony” stud earrings hold cushion cut gems in 22-karat gold-plated bezels so they won’t tarnish as easily. 

4. LOFT bangle sets - $24.50/set at Ann Taylor Loft
These bangle sets can easily be mixed and matched with things already in her jewelry box. It’s an all-occasion accessory for any outfit and she can wear them all at once, or one at a time.

5. Old Navy Heart Print PJ’s - $12 for the top (original price: $14.94) and $8 for bottoms (original price: $10.94)

For $20, you can buy this cute PJ set without feeling awkward in a super sexy lingerie store, says Pearlstein. The heart-print loungewear is comfortable, 100% cotton and comes with the color options of red and black.


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