Valentine's Day is day that puts a lot of pressure on you, especially when you're in a relationship to get the perfect gift for the person you love. And I'm sure if you are like me, you want to shower them with gifts even when can't financially afford to do so. But to be honest, it isn't how expensive the gifts are but the thought you put into them when you decided what to give them. Valentine's Day may be a commercial holiday but it doesn't have to be. Treat your special someone to a little extra without spending every last dime you have. There are many ways to shower your loved ones without spending a lot. Here's a list of the top 10 different budget gift ideas that will show your valentine how much you love them.
There are many creative ways to do this. You could make a candy bouquet or creatively packing them favorite candies in something. This is a great gift because it will show how much you pay attention to what kind of candies they like and dislike.
This doesn't mean you have to go out and buy them a dozen roses or an orchard (because boy those are expensive) but a half a dozen roses or even very pretty carnations would do just fine. Pick flowers that their favorite colors or colors that have deep meaning in your relationship.
This is a very sweet idea because you can fill it with your favorite photos of the two of you or with photos representing for relationship milestones. It could be cheap too because some websites such as shutter fly often do free prints where all you have to do is pay for shipping. You can buy a cheap photo album or sketch book and add the pictures to it with some scrapbooking paper.
4. Cooking Dinner
This is a great idea because instead of going out and being in a crowded restaurant that could possibly turn out bad, you could stay at home and cook dinner for your significant other. This is a gift, especially if you don't do it very often. So crack open that bottle of wine and enjoy a nice fancy dinner at home!
5. Movie Night
Instead of trying to go see a movie, in another crowded place, why not kick your feet up and enjoy a nice movie marathon from the comfort of your own home? Pick your favorites and your love's favorites, hang out in your pjs and cuddle up watching movies all day. It doesn't seem like much, but to others, it could be a perfect gift because they get to spend all that time with the person who means the most to them.
6. Photo in a Picture Frame
This one is simple yet meaningful, especially if you don't have many photos together. You can buy a decently nice frame or you can buy a plan one and decorate it. As for the picture, it doesn't cost much to print out a single photograph. Print out their favorite photo and put in the frame, wrap it up and voila, a simple, yet sentimental gift.
I mean really, who doesn't love wine? You can get some nice wine for not so expensive prices either. Wine is good for just about any occasion, especially if you pick something that the person you are giving it to loves. So make sure you pay attention to their particular taste in wine. Do they like dry wines, or sweet wines? Do they like something really fruity or something more rich? Hopefully you know the answer.
8. Valentine's Day Coupons
These are simple, yet sweet. You can create the coupon book yourself or probably find one in a store such as Spencer's or something like that. These coupons can be anything from extra hour of cuddling, to a massager or somethings little more adult. They could also be for something like, having your choice in where to go for dinner or something where they other person has to plan an entire day out and about. The possibilities are endless.
This one may be on the more expensive side of cheap gifts, but books are always a good choice. This is especially true when you know your significant other has been eyeing up a specific one for months. Books are a great way of saying, "Hey, I pay attention to the little things you've said or looked at."
10. Bubble Bath by Candle Light
This one is a little cliche but still holds a very romantic touch. This a great way to stay intimate after a long day and relax by enjoying the company of each other. This is a nice way to unwind but yet still stay close to each other. Add a little aromatherapy scents and you've got yourself a wonderful, relaxing night.
You don't have to spend all your money on your Valentine. You shouldn't have to spend a lot of your money to feel like you are showing that you love someone. Simple, yet meaningful gifts work just as well. Gifts that hardly cost anything but still can have a sentimental value to them mean a lot more than something that cost a lot of money. So shower your significant other with your love, time and affection rather than gifts that your money had paid for. Here is only 10 of many different options that you have to still give them something without breaking the bank.