Frugalista Gift Ideas: Presenting Love, Competitive Style


Love is a game that two can play and both win. Eva Gabor 


No need for your chess lover to pick up games in the park. The portable Winning Strategy Artisan Crafted Wood Chess Set lets them strategize anywhere, any time. Small enough to fit into most brief cases. Great for commuters and travelers too. Magnets hold pieces in place.

$25 $50 (*Get extra savings with Novica automatic welcome codes or from email signups) 

Similar travel boards also available at Amazon, and Walmart. 


Physical–especially competitive–activity is good for them.  Sometimes that brings pain. The Back Wave II might seem unromantic, but soothing your lover certainly qualifies. Every time this device eases their pain, they will sigh and think of you.



Whether she’s a Saints fan, French or New Orleans ex-pat or lover of all things French, she might adore the Diamond Fleur De Lis Pendant. In sterling silver. Since it’s a symbol of fidelity, make sure to throw that in as you present this gift. Bonus Offer: Sterling Silver/14K Rose Gold Diamond Double Heart Pendant for $59, Reg. $250 with this purchase for limited time. 

$33  $50  Reg. $100 (Get an Extra 15% off for a limited time)



Get him the stainless steel Fleur De Lis Ring to make this fan’s, ex-pat’s or Francophile happy.

$50 herzberg


For the diehard fans, caps like the Brooklyn Dodgers MLB Anniversary 59FIFTY Cap make a memorable gift. One that reminds them of you when they wear it–and they’ll wear it often. Except for those who display it (still thinking of you as they pass the display). These Limited Editions, made of 10% cashmere and 90% wool, sports their team’s embroidered (raised) logo on the front with the 59th Anniversary patch on the side and the organizations (i.e. MLB) on the back. (Sign up for New Era Mailing List & Get 10% off Your First Order)

$59.50 (Insider Price: $47.60)   


 Amazon also offers these caps and has one in leather for $99.

Both Amazon and New Era Cap offer MLB, NBA NHL and some collegiate versions.


frugalista.blog_GolfPutter_love2If they love golf and want to improve their game, gift the EEZ-READ Putter. They’ll love that it’s engineered for tour players and caddies. Allows multiple readings. Available in 3 different putter sizes.




As a solo gift (or 2 or 3) or packaged with sport gift, expect long-lasting appreciation of the Hot Ginger Muscle Soak from your recipient. They can use the six soaks in a bath, or you can massage directly into the sore muscle. Made with essential oils that not only unknot muscles, but condition skin too. 


Also available at Amazon for $16.


You could also pair this book with a great bike accessory.

Love a bicyclist? Gift Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations. It offers fantastic trips for all level cyclists; as well as interesting and varied locales for adventure, both internationally and in the U.S. Even if your gift recipient goes nowhere, they’ll enjoy the breathtaking photographs.





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3 comments on “Frugalista Gift Ideas: Presenting Love, Competitive Style

  1. DC @ Young Adult Money
    April 29, 2014

    Oh I like the chess board! I would love to get a nice chess set as a gift.

    • frugalistagiftguide
      April 30, 2014

      Novica has great, unusual gifts – and purchases support artisans all over the world. BTW, you might want to print pics of chess board and leave it in strategic places;-). Thanks for stopping by! Do come back.

  2. frugalistagiftguide
    February 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on frugalistagiftguide and commented:

    Valentine gifting isn’t always easy. Check out these “unusual” gifts for ideas – or the perfect gift for your love/friend.

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