Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Budget-Friendly Treasures

By Cathleen Freedman

All you need is love, but still—who doesn’t love getting a gift every now and then? We know, we know: getting struck by Cupid’s arrow proves to be expensive. Date nights at the best restaurants in town, diamond rings, and luxurious weekend trips upstate add up. But believe it or not, you can make hearts swoon without spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars. And, no, we aren’t implying that you should buy a Whitman’s Sampler box of chocolates with a side of grocery store flowers and call it a day. Instead, we procured the best (and most reasonable) something specials to sweeten the deal this Valentine’s. Pair these with a bottle of wine, candlelight, a heartfelt speech, and a picnic for two for best results.