Last Minute Affordable Valentine Gifts That Don’t Suck

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Oreos from Dylan's Candy Bar
There’s no judgment here. You got busy. You forgot. You just met your soul mate on Tinder this weekend. Whatever your reasons for waiting until now to shop for Valentine’s day gifts, here are some last minute suggestions that won’t break the bank.

1. Luxury candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Having received a complimentary care package full of V-day goodies from Dylan’s, I can vouch for the quality and uniqueness. Know a Hello Kitty lover? Want to impress a history buff with a time capsule full of nostalgic candy from their birth decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s)? Or maybe you want to blow someone’s mind with a 5lb, 10″ tall grape-flavored Gummy Bear the size of their head? From candy pajamas to chocolate covered oreos, they have a little something for everyone for less than it costs to send a dozen roses. (Candy tastes better than roses, in case you didn’t know…)

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Oreos and Gummy Candy from Dylan's Candy Bar  

2. If you really prefer sending flowers this Valentine’s Day, be sure to maximize your coupon savings and cash back opportunities. Right now you can get deals up to 50% off PLUS another 20% in cash back when you use Ebates (for free) to shop for flowers from FTD or ProFlowers.


FTD Sample Valentine's Day Sale Flowers

3. Are you crafty? I’ve assembled a list of great ideas to show your romantic or thoughtful side with my Pinterest board “Little Romantic Gestures.” Many of these ideas can be executed with a sharpie pen and other common household objects.


Little Romantic Gestures Pinterest Board by Lisa Tufano

4. Do you have Amazon Prime? If so, you can get lots of great gifts delivered with their free 2-day shipping well before February 14th. They also have some helpful gift suggestions for you, including coveted Essie nail polish, adorably plush Betsey Johnson robes, a Chromecast, or even a giant inflatable donut with pink frosting and sprinkles. As always, check Ebates first for up to 8% cash back on your Amazon purchases (including Amazon Local which is Amazon’s new daily deal website similar to Groupon, LivingSocial, etc).

Donut Float image courtesy of Jenn @ Haute off the Rack,

Donut Float image courtesy of Jenn @ Haute off the Rack,

1 Comment
  • Mai T.
    April 14, 2015

    The giant inflatable donut with pink frosting and sprinkles is the cutest thing ever!

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