You Really CAN Say ‘I Love You’ Without Spending a Fortune

Six Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Under $50

SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — With the current economy in crisis, most Americans are tightening their belts, which doesn’t leave much room for that special Valentine’s Day gift. In spite of the tight financial times, a few fun and unusual gifts stand out as sure winners…and all for less than $50.

For the Sweet Tooth: A Batch of Custom Cookies ($28 – $42,

The company’s unique printing process allows customers to take a jpeg of any design, photo or logo and transfer it to a cookie to create a one-of-a-kind custom edible treat. This Valentine’s Day, Gumdrop Cookie Shop is offering a number of gifts including one dozen custom cookies, which includes six photo cookies and six cookies with an edible message of your choice.

For the Fun Lover: Bejeweled Twist ($19.95, )

This latest installment in PopCap Games’ blockbuster gem-swapping computer game series features four modes of play so you and your Valentine can enjoy hundreds of hours of blinged-out fun that’s tailored to your mood at the moment. With nearly half a billion fans worldwide, it’s a safe bet your valentine is already a Bejeweled fan – or will be five minutes after installing this latest twist on the game. Available at:, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Fry’s, CompUSA and Target.

For the Environmentalist: SIGG Water Bottle ($19.99 – $

If your Valentine is truly “green,” they’re most likely trying to avoid plastic whenever possible. Give them a lightweight, refillable water bottle in a color and style to match their personality. Choose from an array of solid colors or pick the perfect design…Yin Yang, Keith Haring Heart, Reduce Reuse Recycle, Dragon, Peacock, Wheel of Karma and many more. Available at:, Whole Foods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI, EMS and specialty outdoor retail stores nationwide.

For the Techie and/or Fitness Enthusiast: Heart Rate Monitor Wristwatch ($34.99 – $ )

Your Valentine will think of you every time they check their pulse with the Ekho heart rate monitor It’s simple to use so your love can focus on their workout instead of worrying about complicated multi-functions. Some models also include calorie counting functions. Available at:,,

For the Humanitarian:

Make a donation to a cause that your Valentine feels passionate about. Most organizations will send a card stating that “A donation was made in your name.” The beauty of this gift…you can impress your Valentine by showing that you’re paying attention to what issue(s) really matter to them, and you set the price – with a gift where cost is literally immaterial.

For the Fashion Lover: Two-Year Magazine Subscription ($20 – $35)

Be it GQ or Details or Esquire for men…Elle or Vogue or W for women, you can’t go wrong with a 2-year subscription to your Valentine’s favorite fashion magazine. And for the newly united, a 2-year subscription says “I’m in this relationship for the long term!” Available at:,,,


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