Valentine’s Day Under $30: Affordable and Local Gift Guide for Women
Flowers and chocolates are a thing from the past! If you’re reading this, that means Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day) is approaching and you have no clue what to give to your loved ones. Luckily, this gift guide provides you small and yet meaningful details to express your love in a creative way to your significant other, mom, best friend, or special women in your life (or even yourself #treatyoself). We kept it affordable and locally sourced from Puerto Rico. Ready to upgrade your gift game on Galentine’s? I got you, boo!
1. COLORFUL sangrías – ST. GRÍA
Sangría Bottle $19.95
Valentine’s Day + Chocolate and Booze. Name a better trio, I’ll wait. Who doesn’t love to wind down with a tasty drink on Valentine’s Day? This gift is perfect for the girls who are the life of the party! St. Gría is a local shop in Puerto Rico that gives sangría a fancier and edgier way to savor spirits. They have three colorful tropical flavors:
- Acerola y Cha Cha Chá (made with vodka and hints of ginger)
- Mangó y Miel (made with whiskey, mango, and honey)
- Pitahaya y Playa (made with champagne, dragonfruit, and a pinch of coconut)
2. kombucha – Jíbara Kombucha
A Bottle of Kombucha $12.00
If sipping on sangrías isn’t your thing, Kombucha is the perfect choice for you. Recently I’ve been loving the Kombucha trend and this brand happens to be my local favorite! I got to try the Watermelon, Lemon, and Mint Kombucha and it was a tropical experience in my mouth. It’s light, fizzy, and citrusy! Plus it has tons of probiotics and good bacteria to promote gut health.
3. heart shaped brownies – Artsy Brownies
Heart Shaped Brownies $13.00; Order through Instagram’s Direct Message
There’s nothing more thoughtful than gifting 100% homemade heart-shaped brownies. Artsy Brownies PR has the yummiest brownie-stagram I’ve ever seen! They have different Valentine’s special menu such as brownie cups, personalized messages in frosting, and these yummy heart-shaped brownies like the ones above. Affordable and freakin’ delicious! Ideal for your sweetheart with a sweet tooth!
4. Cookies – TasteBuds PR
$22.50 + tax; Order through Instagram’s Direct Message
This year we’re ditching the flowers and gifting cookies! If you are more of a cookie fan than brownies, you MUST follow this page! TasteBudsPR specializes in chunky, bulky, and mouthwatering giant cookies. Every bite is an explosion of indulgent flavors like chocolate, red velvet, and cereal. Currently, they have a special Valentine’s cookie box perfect for sharing desserts with your loved one.
5. Amethyst Bath Bomb – Soul Botanics
Amethyst Bath Bomb $14.00
This gift is excellent for the hardworking person in your life that deserves a relaxing me-time (that includes yourself, too). This bath bomb has rich lavender scents, an amethyst crystal, and 50mg of CBD, which makes it perfect to unwind after a long day or on Valentine’s Day.
Use my discount ALANIS15 to get 15% off on your purchase + FREE SHIPPING! Go on, indulge yourself in a relaxing spa day with these amethyst bath bombs or this cleansing roller to enhance your meditation sessions.
6. Gua Sha – Turquesa
Gua Sha Face Tool $12
Who doesn’t love a good skincare routine? You’ve probably heard about the benefits of applying gua sha in a skincare routine. It promotes blood flow circulation, lymphatic drainage, and improves your skin by giving a natural facelift. It has been used for many centuries and now, it’s a beauty craze and a staple for all the skincare junkies in your life!
7. artisanal rose soap – coco lovers
Rose Artisan Soap $6.00 and Coconut & Rose Face Mist $12.00
Instead of giving out roses, perhaps give rose-scented skincare products! Coco Lover is a brand that specializes in hair care and skin care products sulfate-free, cruelty-free and paraben-free. So you know that every product is guaranteed to nourish your skin and well-being. It’s a cute detail for moms or for friends who are getting into the skincare world!
8. Coffee Scrubs – LATTUGA ORGANICS
Travel 3-Pack $20.95
It’s always cariñito o’clock somewhere, right? We all love to have radiant and glowing skin! These travel-sized coffee scrubs are vegan, cruelty-free, and aroma-therapeutic. Each travel size scrub has different properties and ingredients that calm the mind and nourish the skin with antioxidants. It’s a must for every deep self-care routine in the shower!
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9. Bombón t-shirt – Palabreo
Bombón at $20 + Sticker at $3.65
For all the boss ladies in your life, this Bombón T-Shirt celebrates women who feel confident and powerful every day! I love shirts that are versatile for any occasion! You can either dress it up or make it look casual with a pair of jeans. Pair up Bombón with a blazer and it’s an excellent gift for the business stylish co-worker or BFF.
10. At Home diy Candles – Blessed Scents
DIY Kit is on sale for $30; Original Price $35
If your friend, co-worker, best friend, mom, or even you, are obsessed with candles, have you considered making one from scratch? Now you can! This DIY Kit is the most creative gift for candle lovers in your life. You can choose whichever scent you’d like to create.
11. Blind Book Date – Bookmark PR
Price varies depending on the mystery book!
Bookmark annually hosts an interactive event at their book store in which they wrap the book in paper and attach to it, are details of what’s the book about. You get to choose if the small description of the mystery book interests you enough to buy it. It’s a thoughtful gift for yourself or for your friend that always has a book in their purse/bag.
12. Statement Earrings – Hazel Grae Clay
Solar Coconut Statement Earrings at $22
Statement earrings are the best accessory to show off your personality. These earrings are locally handmade, with love, in Puerto Rico with clay, and are stainless steel gold plated. These delicate statement earrings can be used for everyday wear, making them perfect for the fashionista boss girl! Hazel Grae packaging is absolutely beautiful and highly recommend buying her earrings!
13. Zodiac Sign Necklace – Nómada PR
Zodiac Sign Necklace at $24; Order through Instagram’s Direct Message
We all have one friend who’s really into astrology (that friend is me). If you know your friend’s zodiac sign, this necklace will be a very thoughtful detail to give out on Galentine’s Day. It can serve as a friendship necklace for your group of friends or squad!
I hope this small gift guide helped you ease the stress of Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Not only it’ll make your friend, mom, co-worker, yourself smile, but also you’ll make one small business even happier! Remember, the most important thing about this holiday is to spread love and be grateful for the people who are part of your life! Happy shopping + Happy Valentine’s Day.