Even if you don't have a lot of cash now, you can still find wonderful, romantic gifts to give. These affordable and thoughtful gifts are all priced at around $25 US dollars and are available online. Each reflects a generosity of spirit and an understanding that sometimes the best things in life are, if not free, at least fairly inexpensive.
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones the recipient can choose for him or herself. It may not seem romantic at the time, but a gift card motivates a loved one to indulge -- and that's always a good thing! Choose a style and denomination here. And if she doesn't have a Nordstrom nearby, she can use the card to buy a gift for herself online.
Did you see this at the movies? It's even better the second time around. For the holiday, add this to her home collection to remind her that love is forever -- even after you both grow up.
If you can't leave yet on a Caribbean
vacation, stroke the flames of passion at home. The Kama Sutra Love Essentials kit includes Original Oil of Love, Love Liquid Sensual Lubricant, and Sweet Honeysuckle Honey Dust with feather applicator. Mmm!
This rich, red, robust wine from Argentina is still affordable... and quite delicious. Since a glass of red wine a day is reportedly healthy, enhance hers with a bottle of this terrific wine.
Is part of the fun of travel dressing up with her best jewelry? This lightweight, foldup 8 x 3.25 x bag can also double as an evening bag with a Mardi Gras paisley print.
Help her to keep her skin soft and do good while she's at it. Ultra-rich lotion is gentle scented with natural oils and juicy citrus.
Chocolate plus a game to play? Not since hydrogen and oxygen merged to form water have two more essential elements united. So put aside your 30th-anniversary edition of the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" video and oompah-loompah this romantic gift, which includes 3 oz. chocolate dessert topping, a game board, 2 brushes, and 2 game pieces. Who wins? He or she who devours the most chocolate, naturally.
Is she a reader with a taste for modern romance and recipes? Alyssa Shelasky's "Apron Anxiety" is a page-turner of a story of a woman who could barely boil water, fell in love with a chef, and ended up becoming quite a cook herself. Simple recipes are included.
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Set the scene with a scent that transports you to a romantic place with a gift candle. The Pacifica brand uses fragrances sourced from around the world. Choose Tahitian gardenia, Brazilian mango, Lotus garden, Mexican cocoa, and other lush scents.
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Lake Champlain chocolates are made in small batches in Vermont and offer good value for the quality they provide. These three different, delicious, and great-looking canisters contain enough to keep insides sweet and hot for quite a while.