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With these cute gift ideas, no one will accuse you of being cheap – or not caring.

1. Cheap Valentine's Day token of love

1. Cheap Valentine's Day token of love
Courtesy Elisa Mardegan

A gift of loving affirmation is like a morning cup of coffee: warm and welcome (Like this spoon from Etsy.com).

2. Personalised key fob

2. Personalised key fob
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A cute and inexpensive way to give the key to your heart—or, house—is with this personalized keychain, which can be customized with your own message or photo (like this one from Zazzle.com).

3. A novel approach

3. A novel approach
Penguin Random House

books editor Dawn Raffel suggests these romantic novels (each under $20): Esmeralda Santiago’s epic tour de force Conquistadora; New Yorker humorist Calvin Trillin’s funny, sweet, moving tribute to his late wife in About Alice; Ann Patchett’s new essay collection This is the Story of a Happy Marriage; or the Romantic Comedy of Manners Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, about the endearing relationship between two lovers of literature by Helen Simonson.

With these cute gift ideas, no one will accuse you of being cheap – or not caring.

4. Wear your heart on your sleeve

4. Wear your heart on your sleeve
COURTESY LPTSHIRT

Personalise a t-shirt for the love of your life so everyone knows his status (from Etsy.com).

5. Smell of success

5. Smell of success
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Nothing says “I love you” more than a DIY gift, especially if you aren’t crafty. On the cheap, you can concoct an addictive scent for a bubbly, fun Valentine’s Day bath. Check out the recipe here.

6. Let them eat cake!

6. Let them eat cake!
Bakerella.com

Kitchen DIY: Get inspired and find step-by-step instructions for these adorable teddy bear cake pops at Bakerella.com.

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With these cute gift ideas, no one will accuse you of being cheap – or not caring.

7. DIY bouquet

7. DIY bouquet
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Take a bunch of always inexpensive carnations, then use tips from Real Simple to arrange them in a pretty bouquet.

8. Bottle up your feelings

8. Bottle up your feelings
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Write how you feel, wash out a glass bottle, and cork up your note for an amazingly personal, inexpensive Valentine’s Day keepsake.

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