We have found ten of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to give if you’re on a budget (and who isn’t these days?).
1) Create an indoor picnic
with available props, i.e., picnic tablecloth, paper goods. Share
finger foods and favorite treats along with a glass of wine. Spice up
“dessert.” Enjoy your picnic on the living room floor or in bed. Play
card games,board games, or make up your own.
2) Decorate a
unique-looking jar or box with craft items. Write numerous love notes
on small pieces of paper and fill the jar with them. Present the jar to
3) Make a framed group of photos that put your
relationship in chronological order of events, by months or years
(depending on how long you’ve been together).
4) Create a
favorite drink together. Try all kinds of ingredients. Enjoy
taste-testing. Be sure to record the ingredients, so you can make the
“your” drink again on Valentine’s Day year after year.
an at-home spa day for your mate. Deliver the gift in a basket filled
with inexpensive candles, bubble bath, rose petals, facial mask and
scrub. Then give your mate time to enjoy it. When he/she is done, heat
up towels in the dryer for drying off.
6) Watch an old movie at
home together, with popcorn and soft drinks and candy--movie-theater
7) When you make that special dinner…Just like when you go
to a fancy event and a “dinner menu” is put on each plate describing
each food item, do something similar. For example, on your menu, write
“Spaghetti & Meatballs, made with passion to be with YOU.” Don’t
forget to give your “event” or “restaurant” a name at the top of the
menu. For couples with children, get them involved in an all-family fun
Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Mom can prepare a dessert for two
(Chocolate covered strawberries, perhaps) and light the candles while
dad puts the kids to bed.
Plan a scavenger hunt. Write clues and place them in envelopes, and
place the envelopes around town. Make the final clue a doozey of a
9) What did you do on your very first date? Repeat
10) Write new “updated” wedding vows, both serious and
humorous, and share them with each other over a glass of wine in a