10 charming and cheap Valentine’s Day gifts
We all love to love on Valentine’s Day but for those who like to live frugally or are living on a budget it can feel like there’s a lot of pressure to spend money. Before you buy gifts check out our vouchers and shopping pages for some fantastic Valentine’s offers. However if you would prefer to spend less we’ve come up with this list of alternative gifts.
If you’d rather treat your partner but on a budget but avoid a Chandler style panic. We think your other half will love these as much as any expensive gift.
Go to the park
Wrap up warm, pull together a picnic and find a picturesque spot in the park to settle and enjoy a lunch. Bring blankets and hot water bottles to snuggle up closer with. Prepare for rain with an umbrella or choose a location under cover – you can never be too prepared for the British weather.
Make a scrapbook with photos, poems and quotes of your lives together
A gift of memories is fun to look over with each other for years to come. You could even work on the book together, each of you bringing your own side to the stories that fill it.
Feed each other grapes, chocolate, ice cream and other yummy foods
If you’re worried this could end up more Hot Shots than Top Gun don’t – it’s all about the setting. Make sure everyone’s in the mood to eat, light candles and make sure you have the heating on, there’s nothing sexy about woolly socks and extra layers.
Walk along the beach together
Play in the sand, run with the dog, paddle or even collect pebbles and sea glass. The beach is a fun place to be whatever your age.
Declare you love publicly
Do you both enjoy going to the football? Perhaps you could get a message on the jumbo screen? Can you play guitar? Perhaps you could serenade your partner outside their window. Or head to their workplace and announce your love to a canteen filled with people. Films are a great source of inspiration for public declarations.
Make a homemade meal together
Skip the hustle for dinner reservations and spend the night in cooking a delicious meal together. There are plenty of recipes for the can’t cooks and won’t cooks out there. Why not treat your loved one to an intimate meal with candles, wine and your perfect playlist.
Rein-act your partner’s favorite romantic movie scene
This isn’t for the faint hearted but perfect for role play aficionados. If this isn’t your thing you could always hand over control of the remote and put on their favourite movie. Just don’t forget the snacks!
Re-visit your first date
Try to do everything you did the first time you went out, sharing old memories is always romantic. Talk about how you felt about each other, what your expectations were and any funny or special things that happened. Each first date is unique and finding things that are the same or similar will bring back that first spark.
Give a massage
Giving your partner a romantic massage is a great way to show how much they mean to you and how much you care. To give a romantic massage you need to set the scene, with a little preparation you can turn your bedroom into a relaxing paradise.
Write a love letter
Don’t worry that love letters are a thing of the past – they’re not. If you write it effectively you can make them laugh, cry tears of joy and deepen the connection between you to. And if you hate your hand writing, make a video or a photo album with captions.
As you can see there are many ways you can save money and still have a fantastic time this Valentine’s Day. Tell us about your plans or most enchanting but frugal Valentine’s Day dates on our Facebook.