Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Creative, affordable gifts for women and men

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Stop wasting your money on expensive gifts that are lame or predictable.

From innovative jewelry to cool technology, PIX11's Betty Nguyen found some cool, creative gifts that women (and men) really want, and don't cost a fortune.

It might seem stereotypical, but lifestyle expert Carey Riley says you can never go wrong getting your valentine a beautiful bouquet.

"1800flowers.com is super simple... They have a lot of different selections, from wild flower bouquets to roses, and succulents," Riley says.

If you prefer flowers that last all year, Saaya Rose has 100 percent real floral arrangements preserved to stay in full-bloom for 365 days. A rose box starts at $79.

Jewelry more your loved one's style? Lulu DK has a Valentine's Day collection with necklaces that reveal a secret message when you spin them. "You can even do birthstones," Riley adds. All are under $100.

Another option is the Moderne Monocle, a carefully crafted necklace that also serve as a fashionable alternative to reading glasses.

If you want to glam-up your leading lady, the Palm Pact contain makeup, a mirror, and a money holder. Best part? It attaches right to the back of your smart phone. They're $20 and perfect for that on-the-go Valentine.

For those who believe beauty starts from within, there's the Honey Belle facial rollers provide a relaxing massage while stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles. They come in a variety of different gem stones, starting at $28.

We haven't forgot the men in our lives. For those who need help remembering where they put things, there's Adero. These Bluetooth-enabled smart tags connect to an app that help keep track of your valuables.

If you want to amplify your man's love of music, this Bluetooth-enabled sound bar connects to almost any electronic. For $99, it's almost half-off at VistaShops.com.

Interested in a super-affordable gift that's full of personality? These fun socks from Nicole Miller come in a variety of different prints and are only $4 each on Amazon.

We can't forget about the littlest Valentines! Mia's Moccs makes affordable leather moccasins for babies and toddlers in a wide range of colors. At $30 a pair, you can show love for your tiny Valentines in a variety of ways.

Need more ideas? Check out John Partridge apparel for men and women (and pets), or cute yoga pants from Asher & Emery, on sale for under $18.

 

 

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