Valentine's Day: 11 Cheap Gifts, Ideas for your Significant Other
Cheap gift ideas for Valentine's Day.
You don't have to have a lot of money, love chocolate, or get an expensive piece of jewelry to enjoy Valentine's Day. Some of the best gifts don't cost a dime and they're the most memorable, to.
1. Create an indoor picnic with available props, i.e., picnic tablecloth, paper goods. Share finger foods and favorite treats along with a glass of wine. Spice up “dessert.” Enjoy your picnic on the living room floor or in bed. Play card games, board games, or make up your own.
2. Decorate a unique-looking jar or box with craft items. Write numerous love notes on small pieces of paper and fill the jar with them. Present the jar to your sweetheart.
3. Create an at-home spa day for your mate. Deliver the gift in a basket filled with inexpensive candles, bubble bath, rose petals, facial mask and scrub. Then give your mate time to enjoy it. When he/she is done, heat up towels in the dryer for drying off.
4. Gals, Make the entire day full of his favorites: the breakfast of his dreams, the dinner of his dreams, TV that is his favorite, his music, etc. Don’t say anything about it, surprise him all day long.
5. Guys, If you want to cook dinner, remember, she doesn’t care what you make. There are many easy recipes on food web sites that look like you spent hours in the kitchen. Be imaginative and set the table special. Play romantic music softly while you dine. Leave the clean-up until morning!
6. Special Dinner Reminder: Just like when you go to a fancy event and a “dinner menu” is put on each plate describing each food item, do something similar. For example, on your menu, write “Spaghetti & Meatballs, made with passion to be with YOU.” Don’t forget to give your “event” or “restaurant” a name at the top of the menu.
7. Movie Night: Pop on one of our Top 10 Valentine’s Day movies, make some popcorn and snuggle up on the couch with your sweetie. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, throw in a bottle of wine and you’ve got yourself a good night!
8. Make Coupons. If you’re short on money this Valentine’s Day you can still treat your loved one to some goodies that will cost you no money at all. Get some paper, markers, stickers, scissors and make some creative love coupons that your sweetie can redeem for things like a massage, special meal or everyday chores.
9. Visit an Art Exhibit. If you’re excited about art, you can visit an art exhibition. Afterwards, you could buy a piece of memorabilia from the exhibit, like a calendar or poster, as a present. If you prefer to remain indoors, you could rent a movie, and make some microwave popcorn. Alternatively, you can cook dinner together or order takeout, to enjoy a romantic, candlelight dinner with each other.
10. Have a 15-minute kissing session and try some new ways and places to kiss. The same old smoocheroo can get boring. Use your imagination…and perhaps a little whipped cream, chocolate syrup, etc.
11. Foreplay, then sex. On a regular day, sex can just be sex. But make it special on Valentine's Day by heating things up before hand. Try new things, make it last. Savor the moment. Finally, if the idea of prolonged foreplay without it leading to penetration is painful, think of it this way: There's no better time than Valentine's Day to make the sacrifice -- and she'll remember it for the rest of the year. Win-win.