Seven Valentine’s Day gifts for under $14

Destany Manns | Contributing Writer

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find your significant other a present that is both thoughtful and inexpensive. Here are seven gift ideas for under $14:
Teddy Bears — Most girls have said at least once that they would like a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day. It gives them something to cuddle with and remember you by.

“All I really want for Valentine’s Day is a Teddy bear,” said Asjah Wallace, a biology major from Charlotte, N.C.  “It doesn’t have to one of those big ones that you see on Twitter, but a nice sized one with a heart in the middle would be cute!”

Inexpensive teddy bears can be found at Walmart from $8.39 to $14.99.

A CD with a surprise on it — There’s nothing girls love more than originality. “Knowing that someone put in the time and effort to make me a gift would make me happy,” journalism major Tyla Barnes said.

Instead of going for the obvious, buy a pack of CDs and create a music playlist for different moods, or a collage of the time you’ve spent together.

“It doesn’t have to be the most extravagant gift, but to know that it came from the heart, that’s what matters the most to me,” Barnes said.
Flowers — A classic bouquet of roses will always do the trick. At the local grocery store or flower shop, roses or any other flower can be bought at a reasonable price.

Hayley Lawton, a journalism major from Houston, said, “I’ve never received flowers before, so that would be a really nice and simple gift to receive this year!”

Food — You can’t go wrong with food. A simple Cookout tray or ice cream date will definitely win your Valentine’s heart.

“In all honesty, I just want food or chocolate for Valentine’s Day. If a guy brought me back a cookout tray and had my order right, I would happy!” Connecticut native Raven Reaves-Jackson said.

Picture frame — Pick the cutest picture you can find, print it out at your local CVS, Walmart, or Target and frame it! Your significant other will love this personalized gift.

Gift cards — Sometimes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Buying your loved one a gift card to their favorite store will save you the hassle of buying the “wrong” gift. If you have trouble figuring out which store, most college students would enjoy a gift card from Starbucks, Chick-fil-A or Target.

Chocolate — When it comes to food, this is a Valentine’s Day favorite. From chocolate-covered strawberries to Godiva, you’ll be able to find this gift at almost any grocery store for a good price.

These gift ideas are bound to put a smile on your significant other’s face this Valentine’s Day. Make sure you grab that gift now before it’s too late!


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