These Awesome Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Are Affordable AF

Don't let love leave you penniless. Here are some crowd-pleasing picks from local Etsy vendors, all under $30.


Chocolate & Bergamot Honey

PhoHoneyCo | Phoenicia
— $14 —

Gifting some honey to your honey may sound cheesy, but this luxe variety is nothing like your average store-bought pantry staple. Infused with bergamot and unsweetened chocolate (a V-Day essential), this organic wildflower honey shines best atop almond butter toast or fresh berries. And if this standout Catskill shop has you buzzing for another bite, make a beeline for other incredible flavors like Ginger & Orange, Chai Spice, and the limited edition Mint, Lemon Balm & Tulsi — or try out multiple with a gift set.


Letterpress Greeting Card

WishboneLetterpress | Kingston
— $5 —

Whether supplementing a gift or simply telling someone you’re thinking of them, Wishbone’s giant selection of hilarious cards — along with those of a naughtier variety — are guaranteed to make the subject of your affection fall in love. All cards are lovingly printed by hand on antique printing presses in Kingston, and the power couple making them may even inspire you to get a little more creative with your Valentine’s plans this year.


Vegan Organic Hawaiian Red Sea Salt Caramels

Feedyourface | New Paltz
— $12 —

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, treat them to a box of locally made vegan caramels. These pink-crusted ones hit the spot with a dreamy balance of sweet and salty. Not only are all the caramels dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-syrup free, and virtually soy-free, but they are all wrapped with yarn made by a fair-trade women's cooperative in Nepal. In other words, it's totally OK to pick up a secret stash for yourself as well.


Sweet & Warm Massage Oil

​Herbaceutikals | Kent Lakes
— $18+ —

For anyone in need of a serious spa day, this organic oil offers the ultimate zen experience — without the monetary investment. And though a masseuse is unfortunately not included, therapeutic scents like rosemary, cinnamon, and calendula flowers will simultaneously relax and invigorate your senses. The Putnam-based online apothecary also carries a line of all-natural soaps, salves, and balms for all of your other skin needs.


Chalk Painted Vase

HudsonRiverCraftings | Red Hook
— $6 —

If you plan on picking up a bouquet for your sweetheart, keep in mind that the flowers are just as special as the vessel you store them in. This hand-painted vase offers understated country-style elegance that won’t distract from your floral variety of choice. And if you go for the romantic single rose approach, these adorable hand painted vintage bottles appropriately compliment the gesture.


Personalized Family Print

Pine and Poem Baby | Albany
— $18+ —

For the OTP that just welcomed a new addition, this too-cute family print is a sweet way to celebrate the occasion. Show your sweetie how over-the-moon you are about the happy family announcement with a personalized footprint work that you can cherish forever. Prints can be customized by footprint, font color and style, and child's name and date of birth, so feel free to swap out the Valentine's Day colors for something that suits your style (or your nursery colors).


Te Amo Tote Bag

Lcdezines | Albany

— $12 —

No matter what your honey's love language is, they'll be head over heels to receive this sweet canvas tote. Perfect for packing CSA goodies, used bookstore hauls, or pretty much anything else, the 100-percent cotton bag will serve as a small, yet meaningful reminder of your love. Want a different design? Just check out the full lcdezines store, which is stocked with V-Day designs galore.


Lemongrass Beeswax Candle

FreshOutTheHive | Albany
— $14.99+ —

While most wax candles can be toxic and harmful for your health, these all-natural candles are made in the Catskills with simple ingredients that help purify the air in your home. Opt for lemongrass to refresh your senses, or check out other scents like Smokey Tobacco, French Market, and Morning Coffee that offer a fresh alternative to heavy, artificial fragrances. Spring for one, or go for a gift set.

Related: This Is Where to Find the Best the Best Chocolate in the Hudson Valley

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