The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine's gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less.
We're gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don't hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won't break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website. Case in point, their 'Return to Tiffany' Mini double heart tag pendant is an affordable $100, AND it comes in a glorious Tiffany Blue box just like items 100 times that price. (Speaking from experience, the box alone just might make your Valentine squeal.)
If you're looking for something a bit less expensive or if your sweetie is more of a gold girl, this True Birds 'Love-O-Meter' Pendant Necklace ($48, from Nordstrom) might be a good choice. It actually spins and lands on 'varying degrees of love worded in French on one side and English on the other.'
She like things a bit more sparkly, you say? How about Juicy Couture's CZ Tennis Bracelet with Padlock ($78)?
Girls who wear jewelry need something to put it in, which leads us to these lovely Audery Jewelry Boxes ($26-$79) from Pottery Barn. Each was designed to resemble the stylish luggage 'that was popular during the era of luxury train travel.'
Another name that exudes luxury is Coach. (Again, no hyperventilation, please.) This darling Jewel Medium Skinny from the Poppy collection is 48 dollars.
Flowers are lovely, but they don't last forever. Or do they? The Deconstructed Rose Pillow Cover from West Elm will, and it only costs 49 bucks.
Besides flowers, the other thing associated with Valentine's Day is kisses. This Andy Warhol, Lips 1959 poster from Room & Board ($49) would be the perfect gift for the sweetie with an eye for style.
Speaking of style, if your baby is a fan of fashion, Betsy Johnson's Rose Chiffon Babydoll ($75) from Von Maur is the way to go. BTW, Van Maur has free shipping and gift wrapping always. They're customer service is outstanding too.
While we're still in the bedroom, take a look at this luxurious robe from Restoration Hardware. It's their spa-worthy Monogram Hydro-Cotton Robe ($79).
We mustn't forget your baby's little piggies. They're sure to stay toasty in a pair of Ugg Rylan slippers ($90).
Perfume is another quintessential Valentine's Day gift, and this I Love Fragrance, Five Solid Perfumes Set from Pacifica ($45) has all the olfactory bases covered.
For the literary lasses out there, the Sentiment Pearlescent Ivory Rollerball Pen with 10k gold plated appointments ($100) from Cross, might be the best Valentine's Day gift ever.
Or perhaps a journal in which to compose poetry. If so, one of these Colori Italian Leather Refillable Journals ($45-$85) from jennibick are a worthy option.
In my opinion, every romantic evening as well as every writing ritual should include lighting a candle. Florapathic's Luxury Soy Candles ($65) are just the candles for the jobs. Made of EcoSoya soy wax and 100% pure essential oils, these babies are lux through and through. Available in 18 different scents, the 11.65 oz candles burn for 60 hours. Florapathic also offer 100% free shipping to US customers.