Valentine’s Day Gifts On A Budget

How many times have you found that perfect Valentine’s day gift but lost your “heart” when you saw the price? Not everyone has $50 extra for that beautiful bouquet of roses.
Here are some meaningful but inexpensive ideas for a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win the heart of your sweetie for the rest of the year.

Hand Written Love Letter
Write each other a hand written love letter letting each other know all the reasons why you love each other. Warning! You will need a tissue when reading the one that will be written for you. This is one of those gifts that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Valentine’s Day Once A Month For A Year

Think of twelve nice things to do or acts of service gifts you can give to your valentine. Write these twelve ideas on decorated paper or 3X5 cards. Buy a nice basket or pretty box at a craft store or decorate a box you have around the house. Put all twelve cards in the box or basket and each month starting with February 14th of course, have your sweetheart pick one the acts of service cards and do what is on the card. You will both begin to look forward the the 14th of every month and will stretch Valentine’s Day out throughout the whole year.

Start Your Day With Love
On the morning of Valentine’s Day, wake up before your valentine and make a breakfast with all his/her favorite fixings. If you are making pancakes, make then heart shaped (practice this before the big day) and add a drop or two of red food coloring in the pancake batter.

Candle Light Dinner At Home

This is similar to the morning idea in the fact that you will be cooking. Make your valentine’s favorite dinner and serve it to him or her by candlelight. (Even if this means that you wait to eat until the munchkins have gone to bed. It can be difficult to prepare a large meal after a long day but you both have to eat, right?

Valentine’s Day gifts do not have to ruin your budget in order for them to be meaningful. These are just a few ways in which you can let that special someone know just how special he/she is to you.
Here’s to a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Dawn Holland is a wife, a WAHM of 3 boys and an RN. She teaches families how to build meaningful traditions that aren’t expensive or difficult.  For personalized children’s books and personalized baby gifts, go to www.BooksFromTheHearth.com

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