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!
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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?