14 affordable ways to say ‘I Love You’

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, (Friday 14 February – mark your calendars!) and we’re going to let you in on a little secret: It is possible to spend a little and still say a whole lot. 

Whether you’ve recently got together or have been with BAE for years, we found 14 affordable ways to say ‘I Love You’ without breaking the bank. From oversized personalised cookies to G&T gift sets and FENTY Beauty lip stains, cupid’s arrow has nothing on these sweet treats. 

Get ready to crush romantic gifting…

Millie’s Cookies personalised cookie

Freshly-baked and hand-iced to perfection, this giant heart-shaped cookie is available in milk chocolate, double chocolate and white chocolate. It’s adorable, affordable and oh-so thoughtful. 

Millie’s Cookies is available at intu Eldon Square, intu Chapelfield, intu Metrocentre, intu Derby, intu Braehead, intu Lakeside, intu Merry Hill, intu Milton Keynes, intu Potteries.

Chilly’s pastel pink bottle, £20

Keeping 500ml of liquid either cold for up to 24 hours or hot for 12 hours, this adorable customisable Chilly’s water bottle is the cutest way to stay hydrated.

Skinnydip is available in intu Chapelfield, intu Watford, intu Victoria Centre and intu Lakeside

FENTY Beauty Stunna lip paint, £19

Take a look from zero to one hundred instantly with a single stroke of Rihanana’s stunna lip paint in the shade ‘Uncensored’. This show-stopping pigment has a semi-matte finish which lasts for up to 12 hours, so you can seal it with a kiss without having to reapply. 

FENTY Beauty is available at Boots in intu Metrocentre, intu Eldon Square, intu Lakeside, intu Watford, intu Derby, intu Uxbridge and intu Broadmarsh.

Buffalo satchel backpack, £25

Featuring detachable and adjustable straps, this 2-in-1 backpack also doubles as a cross body bag in seconds. Available in dusty rose, petrol blue, mid tan, rose gold and rich tan – it’ll be hard to pick just one colour.

Typo is available at intu Watford, intu Lakeside, intu Derby, intu Trafford Centre, intu Eldon Square and intu Merry Hill.

INSTAX mini 9 camera in blush rose, £59.99

Cute, stylish and compact for easy snapping on-the-go, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi that instant cameras have and a smartphone just doesn’t. Thoughtful, romantic and rustic all at the same time, a polaroid captures each moment in the most authentic way possible, plus each shot makes for a super cute memento.

Currys PC World is available at intu Trafford Centre, intu Merry Hill, intu Metrocentre and intu Braehead.

Topshop black and white check taffeta mini dress, £39

Whether paired with strappy heels or biker boots, this chic monochromatic taffeta dress is both a show-stopper and a statement maker that we’re totally (and completely) in love with.

Topshop is available at intu Uxbridge, intu Potteries, intu Lakeside, intu Derby, intu Trafford Centre, intu Eldon Square, intu Braehead, intu Watford, intu Metrocentre, intu Victoria Centre, intu Milton Keynes and intu Merry Hill.

Ann Summers enchantee bodysuit, £45

Turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day and slip into this enchanting semi-sheer bodysuit by Ann Summers. Featuring faux-leather trims with snakeskin embossing and adjustable shoulder straps, it’s an all round sexy, seductive look perfect for Heart’s Day.

Ann Summers is available at intu Eldon Square, intu Merry Hill, intu Derby, intu Potteries, intu Lakeside, intu Trafford Centre, intu Braehead, intu Chapelfield.

Mixed sweetheart roses bouquet, £21

Make your special someone feel extra special this V-day, and gift them a striking bouquet of 30 Sweetheart roses in raspberry ripple shades of pink and white. If this bunch of floral lusciousness doesn’t sweep her (or him) off their feet, nothing will.

Waitrose & Partners is available at intu Watford and intu Eldon Square.

The gin and tonic gift bag, £30

If you have a gin lover in your life then you’re in luck because we’ve found the perfect G&T gift bag from Marks and Spencer. It consists of one 20cl London distilled dry gin No.1 spice, two bottles of Fever Tree premium Indian tonic water, salty snacks, plus lemon and lime, all wrapped up in a tote bag.

Available at intu Braehead, intu Lakeside, intu Trafford Centre, intu Merry Hill, intu Eldon Square, intu Derby, intu Watford and intu Metrocentre

SWAROVSKI bella heart rose gold plated earrings, £49

Perfect for pairing with a cosy knit jumper and a clean low ponytail, it’d be difficult not to fall in love with these two heart-shaped silk crystals placed in a rose-gold plated setting. J’adore.

Goldsmith is available at intu Lakeside, intu Merry Hill, intu Eldon Square, intu Braehead, intu Victoria Centre, intu Watford, intu Trafford Centre, intu Uxbridge, intu Derby and intu Metrocentre.

Gold colour pearl hair clip multipack, £12

The pearl trend is still going strong, and these pretty pearl clips are just the ticket to elevate even the simplest of hairstyles – perfect for days where you have zero time (or energy).

River Island is available at intu Lakeside, intu Uxbridge, intu Watford, intu Potteries, intu Trafford Centre, intu Chapelfield, intu Braehead, intu Eldon Square, intu Victoria Centre, intu Derby, intu Merry Hill and intu Metrocentre.

Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium Eau de Parfum, from £45.90

Ultra-feminine and beautiful, this irresistible fragrance of black coffee and seductive vanilla and white flowers makes the perfect Valentine’s Day pressie. YSL’s Black Opium is the scent of love and it’s totally swoon-worthy.

Debenhams is available at intu Potteries, intu Eldon Square, intu Uxbridge, intu Trafford Centre, intu Metrocentre, intu Watford, intu Derby, intu Lakeside, intu Merry Hill, intu Milton Keynes

Ted Baker bow make-up bag, £29

Instantly add a touch of glam to your usual everyday make-up routine with this adorable blush pink cosmetics bag adorned with Ted’s signature bow. Made from sleek, durable and easy-to-clean vinyl, you can finally wave goodbye to searching a seemingly bottomless handbag for that red lipstick.

Ted Baker is available in intu Lakeside and intu Trafford Centre.