Treat your ~true love~ this holiday season. From Seventeen
Greetabl takes all the work out of gift-giving. Here's how to create your own.
They're affordable, fun, and original.From Country Living
February 14 can feel like a money pit. Regardless of how you spend the holiday (Takeout dinner? Homemade cocktails? Living room dance party?), you’re going to be spending on the holiday. And lest you forget, it’s nice to have a new outfit. While you could just recycle that little black dress you’ve worn for five years straight, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to dress to impress — whether you’re fancying up for your partner or hosting a Zoom movie marathon with your three best friends.But pulling out all the stops for a jaw-dropping look doesn’t necessarily mean pulling out all the cash in your wallet. To prove it’s easy to look great without draining your piggy bank, we rounded up a selection of stylish dresses that each ring in under $150. Click through now to find the one that will make your Valentine’s Day that much sweeter.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team, but if you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.The Reformation Jennie Dress, $, available at The ReformationUO Ballina Tie-Shoulder Mini Dress, $, available at Urban OutfittersYours Midi Smock Dress, $, available at ASOSStorets Evelyn Ruched Knit Dress, $, available at StoretsC/MEO Collective Square Neck Mini Dress, $, available at Amazon& Other Stories Neck Bow Ruffle Mini Dress, $, available at & Other StoriesEloquii Square Neck Maxi With Full Sleeve, $, available at EloquiiOPT Nour Dress, $, available at ShopbopEverlane The Cotton Mockneck Dress, $, available at EverlaneBB Dakota A-line Dress, $, available at AmazonIntimately All My Love Shine Wrap Slip, $, available at Free PeopleScoop Square Neck Mini Dress, $, available at WalmartHalogen A-Line Dress, $, available at NordstromMadewell Space-Dyed Midi Sweater Dress, $, available at MadewellH&M Sweatshirt Dress, $, available at H&MMango Ruched Floral Dress, $, available at MangoDamselflyGoods 90s Vintage Dark Pink Thin Strap Dress, $, available at EtsyAnthropologie Bias Slip Dress, $, available at Anthropologieendless rose Smocked Neck Mini Dress, $, available at VerishopCOS Sleeveless Fluid Wool Mix Dress, $, available at COSTopshop Black Star Print Shirt Dress, $, available at TopshopFree People Jessie Midi Dress, $, available at AmazonAerie Twist Back Sweater Dress, $, available at AerieCurvy Sense Athena Deep V Maxi Dress, $, available at CoEditionSimple Flavor Floral Midi Dress, $, available at AmazonLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Your Valentine's Day Look Just Got So Much BetterLace Lingerie Sets To Buy Up For Valentine's DayJewelry Gifts To Get Your Valentine's Day Date
Love is in the air. From Harper's BAZAAR
Spread the love all the way to your child's classroom! From Country Living
The official holiday of wining and dining. From Delish
Just helping you secure your place as Mom's Favorite Child (you're welcome).From Cosmopolitan
Make your special person feel appreciated with these customizable Valentine's Day gifts that are both premium quality and affordable.
You know they need all the help they can get. From Women's Health
Think outside-the-chocolate-box.From Delish
Skip the chocolates, bring me coffee.
Did your favorites make the list? 😍From Country Living
If you ask us, the absolute best gifts are edible. Very few have been known to reject a personal platter stacked full of warm cookies — or, better yet, a basket of cupcakes sprinkled and frosted to perfection. So, unless you have a bunch of sweets-opposed peeps on your Love Day gift lists, the fresh-baked treat idea is a good one.Don't go the Willy-Wonka route and turn your kitchen into a chocolate factory this year — instead, switch off your stand mixer and enlist some help from the online pros. From Milk Bar to Sugarfina and Levain Bakery, the 22 sweet shops ahead will ship treats straight to you and your most-loved giftees' — no recipes, hot ovens, or dirty pans necessary. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Vosges ChocolateVosges website states: "We are on an everlasting quest for ingredients at the pinnacle of their taste profile, making it our mission to carefully select the finest ingredients Mother Nature and our farmer and artisan partners have to offer." And that's exactly what they do with their luxe truffle collections, chocolate bar gift sets, and Northwoods Cranberry Pecan Toffee. Plus, you can use code SACRED15 for 15% off your V-Day order. Vosges Chocolate Exotic Truffle Collection, $, available at Vosges ChocolateMilk BarWhile you won't necessarily get to snap your very own Instagram pic outside one of Milk Bar's infamous neon pink signs, you can still enjoy its many desserts by shopping online. Fresh-baked cakes, cake ball truffles, pie, and cookie tins are all on the menu — and now with new annual flavor offerings, too.Milk Bar Cookie Faves Tin, $, available at Milk BarDylan's Candy BarAn NYC classic, Dylan's online sweet shop is brimming with tackle boxes of colorful candy creations — the shippable spread spans creative treats from bouquets of chocolate-covered donut pops to cake pops, signature chocolates, rainbow hard candies, and much more.Dylan's Candy Bar Belgian Chocolate Covered Indulgence, $, available at Dylan's Candy BarDancing Deer Baking CoHot tip from our comments section — upstate New York's Dancing Deer Baking Co has a box of molasses clove cookies that could make a grown R29 reader cry (OK, she didn't say that but the words "best" and "I've ever had" were used). Sadly, those are sold out for now so we suggest trying the sampler.Dancing Deer Baking Co Deer Classics Gift Basket, $, available at Dancing Deer Baking CoUncommon GoodsAn unexpected spot to find beautiful tasty treats is the internet's corner of curiosities, Uncommon Goods. Here's one example of a delightful little gift — a wine-shaped container filled with tasty truffles. Check out all of the small businesses and makers like this Pennsylvania-based baker, Neil Edley.Uncommon Goods Bottle-of-Wine Chocolate Truffles Box, $, available at Uncommon GoodsCheryl's CookiesThese are decorated and frosted with delicious buttercream icing. (Pssst, there's even an assortment of gluten-free options for our friends with food allergies.)Cheryl's Cookies Cheryl's Long Stemmed Buttercream Frosted Cookie Flower, $, available at Cheryl's CookiesPartake FoodsIndulge in this coveted black-owned brand that offers delicious cookies in every variety — you can even find vegan and gluten-free options here. Chocolate chips, cookie butter, and carrot cake flavors are abundantly available to ship right to your door. Partake Soft Baked Cookie Butter Cookies, $, available at Partake FoodsDavid's CookiesGive the people what they want; an entire tin of chocolate chunk cookies. No nuts, no teeny tiny chocolate chips, just the good stuff from this reliable, top-selling cookie lover's brand — that also happens to ship out delicious cheesecakes to pies, too. David's Cookies Fresh Baked Decadent Jumbo Cookies, $, available at David's CookiesDoughees By M.Dough.WMargo Wolfe’s Miami-based M.Dough.W features brownies, Oreos, caramel, rainbow cookies — you name it and they've stuffed it inside a gooey, fully-cooked, and ready-to-eat cookie dough.Doughees by M Dough W Build A Box (12), $, available at Doughees by M Dough WCarlo's BakeryFrom chocolate fudge cake and rainbow slices to ooey-gooey butter cookies and cannoli kits, you can find it all at Carlo's Bakery. Trust him — he was on Cake Boss. Carlo's Bakery Cannoli Kit - 12 Pack, $, available at GoldbellyMagnolia BakeryAsk almost any New Yorker, and we bet they will say that Magnolia Bakery sells some of the world's best-tasting cupcakes to banana pudding...like, ever. Available in a deliverable variety of flavors with seasonal frostings, this shop's sweets are prime Valentine's gifting material.Magnolia Bakery World Famous Banana Pudding - Party Sized, $, available at Magnolia BakeryBake Me A WishIn addition to brownies, you can send cheesecakes, cupcakes, giant cakes, traditional cakes, baskets, towers, and pies. Plus, 5% off all purchases goes to Bake Me A Wish's Small Business Empowerment Fund.Bake Me A Wish Gourmet Brownie Sampler, $, available at Bake Me A WishWicked Good CupcakesAs seen on Shark Tank, the family-owned team at Wicked Good Cupcakes offers up a fun way to serve and eat, cupcake-in-a-jar. They even have your gluten-free bases covered with a giftable GF package for two, four, and six.Wicked Good Cupcakes Cupcake Jar Custom Pack (12), $, available at Wicked Good CupcakesSugarfinaHome of the OG and ever-popular rosé gummy bears, Sugarfina boasts an equally tasty lineup of specialty treats — from sugar lips to peach bellini hearts, dark chocolate-covered scotch cordials, chocolate vodka shots, and much more — that can be shipped nationwide. Sugarfina XOXO 8 Piece Candy Bento Box, $, available at SugarfinaHarry & DavidAs stated in the brand's Insta profile, the folks over at Harry & David take gift-giving and entertaining pretty seriously. So much so that they offer what seems like hundreds of pre-wrapped items at a moment's notice, which comes in handy for some especially in last-minuting gifting dilemmas.Harry & David Valentine's Day Truffles in Keepsake Box, $, available at Harry & DavidRuss & DaughtersLocated in New York's historic Lower East Side for over 100 years, Russ & Daughters is an institution beloved for its appetizing bagel spread, a good schmear, and babka. The sweet yeasted cake is perfect for breakfast — or anytime.Baked By MelissaBaked By Melissa delivers cupcakes in innovative mini-form, so you can sample the best in seasonal flavor variety — from Cornbread Crumble to Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie, and the shop's "original greats," like Red Velvet and Mint Cookie.Baked By Melissa Latest And Greatest Cupcakes Gift Box, $, available at Baked by MelissaSweet Mae's Cookies At Sweet Mae's, you'll discover flavors you didn't know existed — all in a stuffed cookie. Yes, you heard that right. Stuffed! 100% homemade, some options are traditional while others are unique. Think: sweet potato, peanut butter marshmallow, and bourbon caramel pecan. Mmm. Murray's CheeseWhile Murray's Cheese is known for — you guessed it — cheese, the dairy mongers also have a nice selection from Rustic Bakery and Callie's Biscuits to add to your gift or send alone.Murray's Cheese Callie's Biscuits Cocoa & Cream Cookies, $, available at Murray's CheeseGodivaIt's never a bad idea to fall back on reliable-sweet classics during hectic celebration times — and Godiva's bundles of adorably packaged truffles to chocolate-covered pretzels and hot-cocoa mix hits the easily-deliverable mark. Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box, $, available at GodivaStroopiesThe Stroopwafel is a Dutch treat that this Lancaster, PA-based bakery dubs as, "stroopies." They're shipped via the delectable gourmet site Mouth — which also has oodles of other local treats to buy. But, back to those Stroopies: unwrap, pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds, and enjoy the heavenly gooey caramel goodness. Also available gluten-free!Wolferman's BakeryWhether you're hosting or gifting, Wolferman will deliver any Valentine's or post-Valentine's brunch treats right to your doorstep — from baskets of fluffy English muffins to flaky pastries, toppings, and more. Wolferman's Bakery Kringle Heart Wreath, $, available at Wolferman's BakeryChesapeake BayChesapeake Bay is known for its scrumptious crab cakes but also has some sweet treats on the menu. Indulge in Valentine's Day sweets or even an entree menu. Take note of this chocolatey, heart-shaped cake. Mmmm. Chesapeake Bay Chocolate Heart Cake, $, available at Chesapeake BayNothing Bundt CakesFounded in 1997 by two dedicated bakers, this shop has since then become an authority on all things bundt cake. Sold in various sizes including a traditional 8-inch version as well as bite-sized, "bundtinis," there's something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?What To Gift The COOL Guy In Your LifeThe Best Gifts To Give Your RoommateGirl Scout Cookies Will Now Deliver To Your Home
Let them know they've got a pizza your heart!
PSA: You don’t need a date to wear ’em!From Cosmopolitan
From beauty treats to cute essentials, all of these Galentine's Day presents are sure to put a smile on your best friend's face.
These ideas transform little hands, fingers, and feet into precious holiday keepsakes. From Good Housekeeping
Why didn't we think of this? 🌹😂
It definitely didn't start with conversation hearts and chocolate boxes.