Five Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas
Love is in the air….
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And while you may be still be madly in love with your partner, your bank account may not be feeling the love as much. But that doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on meaningful ways to express your love and affection. In fact, there are lots of ways to show someone you care without spending a million dollars (ok, maybe that figure is a little high but you get the idea) on expensive jewelry or dinners.
To help, we put together our top five ideas to lead you in the right direction…
- Make Personalized “Love” Coupons
Create cute, customized note-like coupons that your partner can redeem any time. Choose to do something nice and loving like a 30-minute massage with oils and calming music. Another idea is to do something that you know would ease some stress one day, like cook dinner or clean the house. Offering to take over any task you know your partner would appreciate is a great way to free some time up for your loved one to do more of what they enjoy.
Or, if you want actual coupons for the gifts you need, Valpak.com has Valentine’s Day offers from some of the best (and most popular) retailers around.
- Creative, Thoughtful Gifts…emphasis on thoughtful.
Take a min to say the things you love and appreciate about your partner … things that you think or feel the whole year through but may not take the time to say. Now’s the time to say it! Write a poem or a short letter just saying how you feel.
Another thoughtful, inexpensive, idea is to gift a book she/he has been talking about … or maybe a movie he/she loves (think, memories from teenage years). With either choice, nothing says you care more than a gift that shows you’ve actually been listening.
- Cook a Romantic Meal
I’m sure you’ve heard that food is the way to someone’s heart. So, show you took the time and care, while saving some money in the process. Of course make sure it’s romantic … music, candles, roses … you get the idea. Even if you can’t cook, the thought and effort will go a long way. Oh, and if you buy flowers, put some thought into the type of flower you choose … is there one you know she likes? Is there one kind that brings back a sweet memory you to share? It will mean more and show your deep consideration if the flower provokes memories. Not to mention, you can save money with some other varieties.
- Use Daily Deals
It may not scream romance at first, but the fact of the matter is that there are lots of coupons out there that can get you discounts on the things you are probably planning to buy anyhow. At Valpak.com, you can save money on flowers and gifts, as well as discounts on dinner or spa treatments. Whether it’s your favorite brand or your favorite local brunch spot, there’s sure to be something you can use.
- Make a Memory
Plan a picnic or star gazing … or maybe even a long walk on the beach, yes. These are the things that memories are made of …