Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs on a Budget

February 11, 2015

4:30 pm

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you still don’t have a gift for your love.

The burden of having to surprise him or her is starting to weigh you down, especially because you’re a busy entrepreneur on a tight budget. The good news is, there are many ways you can express your love without having to spend a dime. The bad news is, most people expect a gift on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking to for an affordable yet thoughtful gift for V-Day gift, we have a few ideas for you. We created a list that includes some great gifts that will cost you less than $50:

For Her

1. Flowers– $35

Women love flowers, especially when they are surprised  when they least expect it (And can brag about it with friends). So go on and surprise your lady with a curated bouquet. There is even an app that does all the work for you,  BloomThat App, where they will deliver flowers within 90 minutes of your purchase.

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2. Plan a Sexy Game Night- $35-$50

If you and your partner are into games, then get you chessboard out and spice things up! From Poker to Jenga, make it a night of naughtiness. She will love the thought and effort you put into making it a night of fun. Make sure to stock up on the wine or/and cocktails, hit up a local adult store for the basics, and plan out a game night for the two of you. Apps you can download to have some fun include: Play With Me, iKamasutra and Sex Adventure.



3. What I Love About You By Me Book– $10

Tell her how much you love her with words. This small hardcover book spells out exactly what you love about your special girl. Complete each page’s fill-in-the-blank responses and simple prompts with racy disclosures or heartfelt sentiments, and you have the perfect personalized present.

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4. Unique Art of You and Your Loved One – $5

If both of you are Tim Burton fans, or you just appreciate art, this can be a quirky gift idea she will cherish. Fiverr offers user many options of animations and designs, you will find something that will surely make her smile.

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5. Breakfast in Bed- $25-$50

Wake her up with kisses, coffee and pancakes. A way to create a special breakfast for the two of you is to have sweet breakfast in bed.  This means you will have to sneak out of bed and prepare something delicious–or attempt to–but it will be worth seeing how surprised she will be to be spoiled in bed.  Try a baked French Toast Casserole or heart-shaped pancakes.


Bonus idea for her: Flavor Infuser Water Bottle– $15

A very useful gift for a practical girl, this water bottle is a yummy gem. It’s a great way to keep hydrated while she is on the go. Get her some lemons or strawberries, so she can start her week with some tasty water.

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For Him

1. Das Can-in-Stein– $14

If he loves beer, he will love this gift. It keeps the beer cool and your man feeling like he is drinking in some old tavern.

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2. Working Man’s Hygiene Kit– $50

If he rarely has the time to get a new toothbrush, he will appreciate the gift of a full toiletry (minus the toothbrush). This all-natural set was created for the working man. From soothing sore feet, to healing cracked lips and knuckles, to buffing the dickens out of dry skin, this kit goes beyond simple cleansers.

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3. Bitcoin- Up to $50

It may not be romantic to give money, but in this case he will surely appreciate your forward thinking. Decide how much you will spend on Bitcoins and find a reputable site. You can use a Bitcoin voucher service for the physical gift, and you’re good to go.


Production Of Bitcoins By Mike Caldwell of Casascius

4. Star Wars Silk Ties– $49

What’s not to love about these ties, they are uniquely fun. If he is a Star Wars fan, he will love this gift.

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5. Special Bottle Opener– $23

No accomplishment should go unnoticed, especially after a tough day at work. To open that celebratory beer, give him the You Earned It Bottle Opener. Made in the USA from solid brass, each serves as a little reminder that a refreshment is always warranted.

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Bonus Gift for Him: Maple Bacon Morning Coffee– $7

What a great way to start a morning: coffee and bacon. Get it all in one cup with a this artisan roaster coffee that combines 100% Arabica coffee beans with the comforting flavors of maple syrup and bacon.


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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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