Affordable Valentine Gift Ideas

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It's important for couples to celebrate Valentine's Day but if you are on a budget, it can be hard. Here are some affordable ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there are a lot of women and some men, I suppose, that hope that their true love will surprise them with a big bouquet of flowers and a huge box of chocolates. I have always been the type of woman that prefers not to receive a huge bouquet of flowers because I know how expensive and temporary flowers are. As far as chocolate, I love chocolate, so I am always happy to receive that even if it’s not in the shape of a heart. Being married for over 18 years, I have always thought that Valentine’s Day was important for couples, but since Valentine’s Day is right after Christmas it can make it difficult for couples to want to celebrate it. In an effort to help ease any financial stress but also celebrate love on this beautiful day, I have come up with some affordable Valentine gift ideas.

Every household is different. Some couples have kids, some do not have any, some couples live on 1 income, while others live on 2-3 incomes, so no matter what your situation is, here are some affordable ideas that will ease the cost of your Valentine’s Day celebration.

  • Peruse Pinterest and choose a fancy meal that your loved one would not expect to be served. Surprise them with this meal and don’t let them lift a finger. Make sure to clean up as you cook and clean up after the meal has finished.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day the week after Valentine’s Day. This is one of my favorite ideas because everything will be on sale a week after Valentine’s Day. Some may consider this tacky but I consider it smart!
  • Skip going out to an evening movie and enjoy an afternoon matinee movie.
  • Have a picnic on your living room floor and choose a movie that neither one of you have seen.
  • Surprise your loved one with a sweet handwritten love note.
  • Set an allowed gift budget. Think outside of the box and gift within the set price.
  • Get the kids involved and help them make a sweet craft for mom. As a mom, I love to receive gifts that include a picture of my kids.
  • Send your Valentine a sweet letter or card in the mail. Even if you live together, do it. I love getting mail and this would be a sweet surprise.
  • Leave love notes all around the house, in her lunch box, in her car, etc.

Valentine’s Day is important for couples to celebrate. Some might say that it’s a ‘Hallmark’ holiday, but I disagree. I think it’s a great way for couples to take the time to recognize the love that they have for one another and celebrate. Do you have any affordable Valentine gift ideas?

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  1. Such great ideas. My favorite is celebrating a week later. Half price chocolate baby! Yum!

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