15 Fun & Frugal Valentine Gifts for Anyone

Valentine gifts don't have to cost a lot to mean a lot. Check out this list of fun & frugal Valentine gifts for some great ideas for anyone!**This post contains affiliate links.

Valentine’s Day is all about love. It’s a day set aside to show the one you love the most how much you appreciate and cherish him or her. You can do this in a variety of ways, such as enjoying a fun (and budget-friendly) night out or sticking a heartfelt note in a special place to be found. But, let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t really complete without some token of appreciation, in other words a Valentine gift of some sort.

I’m not saying you have to go out and spend the money for a new ring set or an expensive pair of earrings (although if that’s what you have planned that also makes a great gift). What I do suggest is that you pick an item or two from this list of fun and frugal Valentine gifts. You’ll be able to give a gift your significant other will love without breaking the budget!

Budget-Friendly Valentine Gifts to Celebrate Your Love

Remember, cost doesn’t equate value. So, take some time to think of a gift that will mean a lot to your other half that is within your budget. Here are a few of my favorite ideas.

1. A Plant

Flowers are a Valentine’s Day staple, but they don’t last. Try choosing a plant instead. Even a rose bush is a less expensive option compared to purchasing roses from a flower shop on the big day.

2. Homemade Candies

My man is a chocolate-lover, so one year I made him chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, he loved them! Think about a candy your significant other enjoys and see if you can find a recipe to replicate it at home.

3. A Scrapbook

Few things are more valuable than memories, so why not spend some time putting together a scrapbook as a Valentine’s gift. Have old tickets, special notes, and pictures? A scrapbook is the perfect place for them. You could even make it a special tradition to add a page each Valentine’s Day.

4. A Favorite Snack

(We’re all about food around here if you hadn’t noticed.) A favorite snack is the perfect gift on Valentine’s Day. My hubby loves this Carmel popcorn, and I know he’d enjoy me making him some as a surprise. I could make it extra special by packaging it nicely or putting it in a new tin. Does your loved one have a snack he or she loves? Think about making it and giving it as a fun and frugal Valentine gift!

5. A Handmade Gift

Whether it’s a card, a picture frame, or a poem, your Valentine will love that you took the time to make something. Get a little creative and create a handmade gift for your Valentine.

6. A Favorite Beverage

Coffee, anyone! That’s definitely something I’d love to get for Valentine’s Day. Select a high-end bag of coffee for your Valentine that you don’t normally by. Or, what about a fun new tea to try? Think about what your honey likes to sip on and step it up a notch with a pretty ribbon or special note as a great gift for the holiday!

7. A Massage

This one can literally cost you nothing and will definitely be a gift your significant other will appreciate. Let your loved one relax a little and then give one another massages. Set the mood with some candles and lavender essential oil.

8. A Completed Task

Don’t we all have a list of things that needs done? Surprise your valentine by marking one of those things off the list.

9. A Movie

Valentine’s Day is a great time for a movie night. Look for an “oldie but a goodie” to get a real deal on a movie. (The Notebook is one of my favorites, and you can get it at a great price right now!)

10. A Basket of Chocolate

Does anyone else love Dove chocolates as much as I do? Maybe not, but either way a basket of chocolates makes a great Valentine’s gift. Stock up before the holiday rush and get general chocolates (not the ones in the seasonal aisle) to save extra. Make it extra special with a handwritten note, and you have a great gift for your valentine!

11. A Jar with “365 Reasons I Love You”

We all need to be told that we’re loved, so why not give your significant other a gift all about love? Repurpose a jar by filling it with 365 reasons you love your valentine, and you have a meaningful gift that costs next to nothing.

12. A Personalized Mug

A few years ago, I hand painted a mug for my hubby, and guess what! That’s right, he still uses it every morning! Make your own personalized mug by painting one or doing one of those fun Sharpie projects, and you’ll have a gift that is frugal, fun, and functional.

13. A Book

You guys know I love books and think they make the perfect gift! So, go ahead get a book for Valentine’s Day. Choose a classic or a new thriller. Either way it’ll be a heartfelt gift if your significant other enjoys reading.

14. A New Game

We also love playing games with one another and our family and friends. So, this is another great option for Valentine’s Day. Pick a new game that you can enjoy together and give it as a gift on Valentine’s Day.

15. A Bit of Quality Time

Nothing says, “I love you” more than spending time together. Set aside some time just for you and your valentine and enjoy one another’s company. No phones, no television, just sitting, talking, and sharing with one another. This one’s a no-cost gift, but, I promise it will be well worth the investment!Valentine gifts don't have to cost a lot to mean a lot. Check out this list of fun & frugal Valentine gifts for some great ideas for anyone!

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So, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you have any other fun but frugal Valentine gifts in mind?

10 thoughts on “15 Fun & Frugal Valentine Gifts for Anyone

  1. Lysa @ Welcome To My Circus

    Such great suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifts! I like #7 especially because for about 9 months leading up to my wedding day, I had written a simple one or two line love note to my now husband every single day up until our wedding day. It meant so much to him that he saved every single one! He told me that no one had ever loved him as much as I do because no one ever took the time to really show and express it the way I did by writing him those love notes!

    Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas. Stopping by from the #SHINEbloghop!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
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  2. Maria

    What a fantastic list. I love the plant idea. My husband always gets me some kind of potted flower for Valentine’s Day and I actually prefer it rather than chocolates or even a card. It’s something I get to enjoy even after the fact, and serves as a great reminder of his thoughtful sentiment towards me.
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    1. Leesha Post author

      Thanks, Maria! I love that idea, too! There is just something beautiful about letting a flower or plant grow much like our love does for one another over time. How fun! 🙂


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