Valentine’s Day is one week away, and, for all you couples in love, it’s time to start finalizing your ideas for one of Hallmark’s favorite days. If you’re at a loss as to what to do, or if you need a little help thinking of more ideas, keep reading. Here’s how to have a love-dovey-on-a-budget Valentine’s Day.
Gift ideas: If you already have the restaurant reserved or the day planned, here are a few gift ideas that might put your Valentine’s Day over the top.
Pick up a mason jar from a craft store and give it to your loved one. Tell them you will start collecting all your movie, sporting game and concert tickets to put in the jar. The jar will then become a collection of all your dates—and all your memories.
If you’re the crafty type, why not pick up a canvas from a craft store and design a décor piece for your boo. I’m not the artsy type (I can’t draw a stick figure to save my life), but there are some very easy ways to write on a canvas board. For example, you can glue wood letters to a canvas and then paint over it in one solid color. The letters will stand out, and all you had to do was use glue and paint.
Another cheap, but thoughtful gift idea is to make an alphabet of your love. Cut out 26 small pieces of paper and write a letter on each one. Below the letter, write what you love about them, lyrics to your favorite song or something cute you want to say. For example, for “e” you can write, “every single day I am grateful for you.”
Date ideas: If you have absolutely no idea what to do on Feb. 14, hopefully, some of these ideas will help put a smile on your date’s face.
I’m a girl and I love having my picture taken (yes, I realize that sounds a bit conceited). However, I also bet I’m not the only girl who does. So guys, why not ask a friend to take pictures of you and your girl and pretend you’re on a photo shoot. You will not only have a great way to spend Valentine’s Day, but you can print out your favorite picture and you’ve got two gifts in one.
You can also plan a picnic (I feel like I tell everyone this date idea). It is simple and romantic, and this is the only time you can do it in Florida without melting. Plus, all you have to do is bring a blanket, buy some subs and drinks from Publix, and bring napkins.
If you’ve been with your loved one for awhile now, why not reenact your first date? If your first date was two weeks ago, this may not be such a good idea. But if you’ve been dating for at least a few months, this could be a great day to relive how your relationship started. Try to plan the date almost exactly, and show your boyfriend or girlfriend that you love them as much as you did then.
If you’re on a budget for Valentine’s Day or if you’re ready to go broke, your loved one will appreciate the effort you put into your special day. Hopefully, a few of these ideas helped spark the perfect day. And remember, if you’re shopping at Hallmark, go now, otherwise you and every other last-minute person will be there next week.