Valentine’s Day on a budget

Treating the special person in your life is the norm on the 14 February. But if you are still recovering from festive debt  it is possible to buy that special someone something on a budget. We give you the top ten gift options for him and her for under R300.

For her:

1.       Perfume for under R100

When it comes to women, nothing can make her feel more attractive than smelling great. But it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to make your lady happy. For only R93 you can buy her a Revlon Love Her Madly perfume set, the Revlon Splendid Perfume set or the Revlon Illusion Perfume set at Zando.

2.       Affordable necklaces

For Valentine’s Day you can get her a range of affordable G Courtre necklaces to make her feel like a queen. The G Courture marble drop necklace in grey will cost you R151 while the G Courture water stone necklace will cost you R143.

3.        Pretty underwear for under R300

You don’t have to fork out a fortune to make her look sexy this Valentine’s Day. You can get her the Shelley range of two pack mesh bras at Edgars in seductive black and red for R249 or you can get Shelley’s two pack boy-leg or thongs for R149.95.

4.       Ceramic vases

If making the home look pretty is her thing, Mr Price’s ceramic vases will make her heart skip a beat this Valentine’s Day. You can either get here the smaller ceramic diamond vase for R69.99 or the bigger ceramic facet vase for R199.99.

5.        Candle-lit

Mr Price’s affordable candles and holders will make the perfect gift for your lady. You can buy from their range of pretty bio degradable flower pot wax-fill candles, in various colours for only R39. Their Valentine’s Day votive candles will cost you only R59.99 and at these prices you can throw in the Decal Rose Lantern for R229.99 and still keep to your R300 budget.

6.       Affordable sleepwear

Woolworths have a range of affordable, yet pretty, sleepwear that will suit a lady with good, affordable taste. A satin gown will cost you R225 while a pair of satin pyjamas will cost you R299. Most of their cotton pyjamas are under R200 and you can throw in a pair of bow trim band slippers for R69.90 or bow print mule slippers for R65.

7.        Watch it

Woolworths‘ ranges of watches are funky yet affordable and are on special for Valentine’s Day. These specials include the Leopard band round watch for R199 and the rectangle animal print watch for R250.

8.        Bag lady

Woolworths’ range of affordable bags will make lovely gifts. You can get the cut out clutch bag for R250 while the pleated front hobo bag will cost you R299.

9.       Good grooming

Making her feel pretty can also be affordable. Mr Price’s nail polish pack will cost you R49, lip gloss tubes for R39 and fruity nail art for R49.99. The three sets will cost you under R150.

10.    Hair accessories

Hair accessories are cute gifts and are also very affordable. Mr Price has the diamante flower break and the velvet bow Alice band for R39 each. A set of floral Alice bands, in a range of funky colours, will cost you R29 while the fabric bow headband will cost you only R15.99


For him:

1.       Backpacker

If he likes being outdoors The Nike classic Backpack, costing R250 at Sportsmanswarehouse, will suit him perfectly.

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2.        A good book

If he is into reading the life story of a man’s kind of man you can get him Mark Boucher’s autobiography called Through my eyes for R200.

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3.      Eye spy

You can get him the 360 Degree Mirage Binoculars for R250 at Sportsmanswarehouse.

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4.       Shirts and tops

Linx lightweight stripe V-neck Tee lilac shirt will cost you R124 at Zando while Markham also has a range of tops ranging from navy shoulder patch T-shirts for R120 to red lover graphic T-shirts for R140.

5.       Affordable fragrance for him

At Edgars you can also make your man smell good at a fraction of the cost. Their Valentine’s Day specials include the 100ml Club Casino Eau de Toilette and the 100ml True Blue Original Eau de Toilette for R169. And if you purchase the 100ml of English Leather cologne spray for R219 you get a free branded wallet.

6.       Wallets for him

You can make his money look even more attractive with a stylish wallet. At Woolworths the Stitch Billfold wallet will cost you R279 while the stich credit card case will cost you R159.

7.       Boxer shorts

This year he can look like a stud by night with Woolworths funky boxers. The heart print trunks will cost you R89.95 while the Love Theme Boxer shorts will cost you R95.

8.       The notebook

If he likes being organised he will appreciate the Canvas Notebook at Woolworths for R199.

9.       Shoe shopper

This might be a risk but if you know your man’s style and size, the Antonio Valente lace up dress shoe at Zando for R219 will be a perfect gift.

10.   Grooming gift

This year he can also feel good about taking care of himself with the Ahava Men’s Time to Energise exfoliating cleansing gel for R220 at Zando.