Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? We don’t really but we do try buy something for one another, even if it is just a slab of chocolate or something small. February is such a tough time to have a celebration day, money is tight in January and most of us are still recovering in February so everyone is looking for Valentine’s Day gifts on a budget, or is it just me?
I also think we have gotten so caught up in the whole commercialism of Valentine’s Day and the assumption is the bigger the gift, the more you are loved. Personally I am all about the well thought out gifts over grand displays of affection.
I am happiest when I’m right next to you.
Coffee is the language of love, isn’t it? Well it is my language so a coffee date at Seattle or Starbucks fills my cup and is under R100! You kill two birds with one stone here, you have a date and you have coffee!
Handmade vouchers. We have actually done something similiar to this idea before and it is so much fun. Basically you write out different things the person can redeem over time – foot massage, they will cook dinner etc. If your partners love language is gifts of time, then this is a really great idea.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Are you looking for budget jewellery gift idea? Check out Redi Rings silicone rings, they are R300 and you can get them for both men and ladies. I got David one for Christmas and he absolutely loves it.
Make their favourite dinner. I hate making dinner, it is an irrational hate but it is what it is, so having dinner made for me would be the perfect gift. It doesn’t have to cost you anything because you probably have all the ingredients already. On one of our first Valentine’s Days, David made us sushi,while it wasn’t particularly budget friendly, it was such a fun idea.
Movie night at home after the kids have gone to bed. It is so easy to get your favourite movies, make some popcorn and snuggle on the couch and enjoy the time just being together.
Chocolate is always a win, provide you love chocolate. Put together a hamper of their favourite chocolates or whatever sweet treats they like.
Write a love letter. Have you ever sent your partner a love letter? No? Now is the time!
You don’t need to spend any money to show your person that you love them, in fact I think sometimes the smaller gifts that have been thoughtfully put together can be more meaningful. When your budget is tight you have to get creative and your partner will then receive something unique and a little extra special.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?