Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest gift giving events of the year. That’s why this year I started looking for cheap Valentine’s ideas.
You don’t need to spent hundreds on fancy dinners, jewelry or 12 dozen roses to make a splash this Valentine’s day. There are tons of ways to save money on meaningful St. Valentine’s Day gifts without breaking the bank.
Below you will find 5 ways to save money on Valentine’s day and still have an amazing time.
5 Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas
1. Experience Something
Most things that you and your loved one can do on St. Valentine’s Day can be relatively inexpensive.
Rather than taking your significant other out for a night on the town, consider a quiet homemade dinner at home and a rented movie.
Sometimes low-key St. Valentine’s Day celebrations are the most special. Board games or other home entertainment can be fun.
I love to do the “getting to know you” quizzes as it often opens up a ton of conversations and can lead you to strange directions.
My favorite are these 36 Questions That lead To Love from the New York Times. Try them, they are so much fun!
Listen to music, talk to one another about your dreams, and just enjoy each other’s company. Good conversation and company are free.
2. Small Meaningful Items
Just because you can’t afford a large or extravagant gift, it doesn’t mean you can’t buy your loved one some truly meaningful small gifts. Fill a gift basket with a variety of items that he or she will enjoy.
For a lady, this might be stationery, stickers, lotions, jewelry, and other items on sale. Throw in some of her favorite candies or other trinkets as well, depending on what interests her.
For a gentleman, this might be gizmos, gadgets, tools, and so on. It won’t hurt to throw in some of his favorite treats as well!
3. DIY A Gift
Draw your loved one a portrait, create your own greeting card, or make a list of everything you love about him or her.
Write a poem and frame it simply. Take any ordinary thing and make it into something special by customizing it to suit you and your loved one.
Homemade gifts help you save money, while also giving a truly meaningful gift to someone you care about.
Here are some great ideas for DIY Gifts
DIY Teacher Gifts – lots of good ideas here that would work at any time.
4. Keep things simple
You should never overlook something as simple as cooking a meal at home. Making an effort and showing you care by giving your time is one of the most thoughtful things you can do.
Pair your loved one’s favorite meal with their favorite dessert and you have an inexpensive gift that is thoughtful, meaningful, and sure to be remembered for many years to come.
5. Make it Romantic
St. Valentine’s Day is all about love, so ramp up the romance!
I like making my own chocolate covered strawberries (they cost a fraction of the price at a regular store). Add a nice bottle of wine and some music and you have the perfect romantic evening.
Don’t be afraid to create your own gift or do something inexpensive without sacrificing the fun and enjoyment. St. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be an expensive holiday – just one to be enjoyed with your loved one!
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