That lover’s time of the year is approaching once again, and if you want to show your significant other just how much they mean to you, but don’t have much money to spare, try these gift ideas that say “I love you” without burning a hole in your pocket.
Here are a few ideas to make Valentine’s Day special for you and your partner without breaking the bank.
Minimize rather than eliminate: Instead of purchasing a dozen red roses for an exuberant amount of money, buy a single red rose or maybe a small box of chocolates to let them know you were thinking of them.
Homemade gifts: Hallmark cards are overpriced and sometimes don’t say exactly how you feel, so why not make your own personalized card that expresses just how much they’re the only love in your life.
Stay in for a romantic night: Face it, if you haven’t made a reservation at a restaurant by now, there’s a slim chance they’ll be able to fit you in. Instead of dealing with an expensive and crowded night out, cook your own homemade meal and pop in a romantic movie and snuggle on the couch all night!
Take a walk down memory lane: Look through old photos throughout your relationship and reminisce on your favorite times spent together.
Exchange cheesy, but thoughtful gifts: You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on diamonds and flowers to say “I love you.” A simple trinket like a goofy keychain or personalized music playlist that reminds you of your loved one can be just as thoughtful as diamonds.