Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget

January 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s been a long year. You deserve to spoil each other. Buy that special gift if your budget allows it.

For some couples, the most romantic gift they can give each other is the gift of saving money. While some couples might prefer diamonds, chocolates and fine wines, for others, nothing says sexy like diligent budgeting and staying on track with their financial goals.

It’s important to be on the same page with your loved one approaching Valentine’s Day. There’s nothing worse than having your loved one splurge on you, only to realize in that moment that you didn’t return the favor.

If saving money is in the cards this year for you and your loved one, you will be happy to know you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make someone feel loved and special.

Valentine’s Day should be a time to celebrate your love for someone and let them know how special they are to you. This can be accomplished, and is usually appreciated more, by sweet gestures or inexpensive gifts.

The following are some creative and inexpensive ways to show your love to your significant other.

  • Candy box or bag. Give them candy and write a meaning on it for them. For example, Hershey’s kisses because I love to kiss you. Smarties because I think you’re really smart. Snickers because you make me laugh. Gum because I am stuck on you. Hearts because you have my heart. Red Hots because I think you’re hot. Cheesy? Absolutely. But it’s the right amount of cheesy and it just might work!
  • Make them breakfast. Get up early and surprise them with breakfast in bed. Get the day started off right and show them you are thinking of them first thing in the morning.
  • Make them a card and include a list of qualities you love most about them. Things you don’t mention on a daily basis but that mean a lot to hear. Be specific here. People tend to remember compliments when they are specific.
  • Create a photo book of your favorite pictures together and favorite memories. You can accomplish this in one of two ways. Either print out photos and place them in a photo book, or many websites allow you to create your own photo book.
  • Do some chores. I know that doesn’t sound very romantic but it really will mean a lot. Surprise your significant other and do the laundry, unload the dishwasher and/or clean the house. Do something that will give them a break from the daily grind.
  • Love coupons. Give them coupons for special things. For example, a coupon for a foot massage or a coupon for a back rub. One of the best love coupons is a coupon to win an argument!
  • Date night at home. Be romantic. Light some candles. Fix them dinner and have some wine together. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your relationship and spend some quality time together.
  • Put together a Spotify playlist with songs you know your loved one will enjoy. Be sure to include the one that you both think of as “our song.”
  • Make a memory box. Find an inexpensive wooden or metal box and put items in it from events or experiences you have shared. This could be a movie ticket, concert ticket and pictures from special events. Bring the box to dinner and enjoy the memories together!
  • Baked goods. You can rarely go wrong with backed goods. Make their favorite cake, cookies or dessert for them. Nothing says love like overloading on your favorite sweets made by your sweetheart.

Try one of these sweet gestures and your Valentine’s Day is sure to be a success!