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No Money This Valentine’s? 10 Ideas For an Inexpensive Valentine’s Day

Here are 10 creative and inexpensive gift ideas:

1. Make a card – or at least include one. The key to not overspending on gifts is to include the small touches that your loved one will appreciate. Write a note with heartfelt sentiments and couple it with your gift.

2. Put a twist on the plain old box of chocolate. Unwrap the box before you present it, and, beneath each chocolate, insert a slip of paper that says something you love about your partner (the more specific and detailed, the better.) You could also write down favorite memories or your hopes for your future together.

3. Eat in. Prepare a romantic dinner with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Don’t forget the mood music on the stereo and the fire in the fireplace.

4. Share a playlist of the songs that have been special to your courtship. Include your “song,” songs from movies you’ve seen together, and songs with lyrics that are meaningful to your relationship.

5. Cozy up by the fire and play your favorite game of cards.

6. Write 100 things you love about your partner and slip it under her dinner plate. Or write down 100 of your favorite memories that you’ve spent together so far.

7. Save some money by planning a lunch out, instead of a dinner. You’ll spend less on lunch and then you’ll have the entire day to do something together. During the meal you spend together, make a special point to listen more than you talk. Ask questions. Make your partner feel engaged and truly heard.

8. Share a favorite recreational activity together. Do you both love to hike, bike, run, walk, or Nordic ski? Plan an outing that involves your favorite (free) and shared activity.

9. Make an inexpensive photo book that documents your relationship. Online photo processing sites make it a snap to create a nicely designed book. Or you can save money by purchasing an inexpensive photo book and filling it yourself. Another idea: frame a favorite photo of the two of you together.

10. If you have a little money to spare, look for online jewelry coupons. Some of the leading online jewelers have special coupon codes for the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and many have deep discounts on “deals of the day.” You can also easily find deals on other traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, including roses and chocolates.

Combine several of the ideas above for a Valentine’s Day your partner is sure to remember for years to come.

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Six Inexpensive and Creative Ideas For Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, a day that each year puts fear into the hearts of men. Every year, you promise yourself that next year; you are going to do something different. If you still do not have any creative ideas for a special surprise, do not panic. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas (many inexpensive) that are sure to please your love on that special day.

Balloon Surprise

This one will require handwritten notes to your Valentine. Phrases like “I love you”, “Thanks for being you”, or “You mean more to me than anything” are good as well as sayings that have special meaning only to the two of you. You can write short memories of fun things you did together, a memorable vacation or a special moment you shared, like the birth of a child. Once you get the notes written, cut them into small sections. Make sure each note is small enough to be folded and placed in a balloon. You can purchase a small helium tank and balloons at most party stores. Take a balloon, insert a note into it, and then blow it up. When your Valentine comes home, have her pop each balloon to read your message of love.

Recreate Your First Date

Unless it was just a total disaster, your first date probably holds a lot of sentimental value for both you and your loved one. What better Valentine’s Day surprise could there be than to recreate the first date, a time when you first fell in love? Go to the same restaurant, rent the first movie you watched together, take her dancing to the same bar – whatever you did on that first date, make it happen again. Even if it was a disaster, you can recreate it, making it better the second time.

Getaway Trip

This one will require more money and a little preparation, but is sure to be great fun for both of you. Plan a secret weekend vacation. If you have kids, arrange for babysitters without letting your love know about it. Book the airline tickets, make the hotel reservations and when Friday rolls around, surprise her by having her bags packed, ready to go. Las Vegas is a great getaway destination. You can even renew your vows in a fun setting, like wedding chapel that has an Elvis impersonator do the ceremony. If you cannot afford a big trip, book a weekend at a bed and breakfast within driving distance. A getaway involving just the two of you will be fun no matter where you go.

Special Songs

Here is an inexpensive way to show her that you remember those special love songs. Make a compact disc of songs that have special memories for you and your Valentine. You can do this on your computer using iTunes or Windows Media Player. If you do not have the songs on a compact disc already, you can even download them from places like Amazon, Buy.com or iTunes for less than a dollar each. Each time she hears this CD, she will think of you!

Romance Scavenger Hunt

Buy small presents like a bag of candy kisses, a bottle of her favorite perfume or a single rose. Then create a few presents of your own such as a handwritten poem, a compact disc of special songs, or a handmade Valentine’s Day card. Write clues that will be attached to each present, telling her where the next present can be found. Make the last present something that will last a while like a picnic dinner, a bottle of champagne hidden close to the fireplace or lingerie in the bedroom.

Chocolate Fun

If you both love chocolate, this can be a very fun and sexy idea. Make a batch of chocolate pudding and feed it to each other sitting by the fireplace. You may want to place a blanket or something on the floor in case it turns into a playful food fight. To spice it up, remove one article of clothing each time you feed your loved one and ask her to do the same. This can even lead to a romantic shower for two, so have candles ready in the bathroom.

As you can see from these ideas, Valentine’s Day does not need to be anything extravagant. It just takes a little effort and creativity on your part and you can turn this Valentine’s Day into one that your special someone will remember forever!

Sara Fox is the owner of St Valentines Day Gifts. Get more Valentines day ideas by reading her newest tips on “How to Create a Romantic Valentine‚Äôs Day Evening at Home”.