Racking your brain trying to think of the perfect cheap gift for a loved one? And by cheap, I don't mean cheap - but rather something inexpensive yet still touching. No matter what the occasion - birthday, holiday, or just because - these cheap gifts under $30 are perfect for the budget-conscious dater, or for those in new relationships (i.e. three months or less).
Started from seed, this unusual cheap gift may prove to be more interesting than many a video game. This ten piece garden gift comes with a terrarium, potting mix, a growers' guide and seeds to grow your own carnivorous plants, such as the sundew plant, venus flytrap and purple pitcher plant.
A little bit of magic makes these Northern Light Spheres glow at night. Well, okay, maybe it's the phosphorescence inside of them (which needs a full day of sunlight to "recharge"). Still, for those still in the magical first months of a new relationship, a little bit more sparkle surely can't hurt.
Depending on your budget and your intended's interests, you can easily purchase several magazine subscriptions on their behalf for less than $25, or one subscription or less than $10. Plus, magazines give back more than just once, as every time your date receives an issue, they'll immediately think of the person who bought it for them, and be thankful.
Does your partner need a jolt of something-something before getting up in the morning and facing their day? Then help them out with one of these inventive caffeinated perks.
In 1967, a miniature, pen operated microsynthesizer was invented called the Stylophone, and several huge musicians (think David Bowie and Erasure) took it on as an instrument of choice. More than forty years ago we didn't have smartphones, PDAs or even personal computers, but we did have the stylophone. Give your sweetie this retro (and super-affordable) instrument, and see what kind of music the two of you make.