Thinking up original Valentine's Day gifts can be a challenge—especially when you've got a strict budget to stick to.
But even if diamonds, extravagant dinners or hundred-dollar lingerie are out of the question, fret not—it's often the smaller, super-thoughtful gifts that make the largest impact anyway.
Here are Valentine's Day gifts for both genders that are sure to delight—and that'll keep your wallet happy, too.
This handy-dandy present shows that you think of your guy as the ultimate MacGyver—and that subtle pattern barely even seems Valentine's Day-inspired.
Victorinox Swiss Army "Electro love" knife, $24, swissarmy.com
Delicate upper-finger rings like this one are right in line with the current minimalism trend—they're chic, comfortable to wear and shockingly affordable.
Mignon memory ring in sterling silver, $20, catbirdnyc.com
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A sophisticated serving tray both of you can enjoy—whether you're entertaining with a group or having a wine and cheese party for two. Use chalk for labeling purposes, or just to write some silly messages.
Medium slate cheese board, $19.95, crateandbarrel.com
Damien Hirst's butterfly mosaics are incredibly beautiful. Bet you never thought you could own a piece of Hirst's work for less than $25!
Virtue anamorphic cup and saucer by Damien Hirst, $23.72, shop.tate.org.uk
The ultimate manly-man lip balm, this is super-moisturizing but doesn't appear glossy. What better way to initiate a kiss?
Facial fuel no-shine moisturizing lip balm, $9, kiehls.com
For the perfect ruby red Valentine's Day manicure that's not at all gimmicky.
Rad nails "foil back to basics" set in shiny red foil, $20, radnails.com
If your Valentine's a music maven, he'll love this monogrammed holder for his favorite earbuds—it'll feel personal and keep those cords from tangling.
Saddle leather earphone case, $15.50 (or $22.50 with monogramming), potterybarn.com
Classic push-up styles are great and all—but when it comes to sexy comfort, there's nothing like a pretty little bralette.
Ruffle bralette, $20, honeydew intimates, shopbop.com
What dude doesn't go crazy for cured meats?
Bacon sea salt, $8.95 for 2 oz or $16.95 for 4 oz, thefillingstationnyc.com
Not to get all Fifty Shades on you, but this bracelet actually is super-sexy—and somehow still subtle.
Handcuff "Ditsy" bracelet, $10.52, Asos, myluckymag.com
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