Friday Finds, Jan. 29, 2016

Valentine’s Day is at our throats around the corner.  There’s a lot of marketing effort to get you to part with cash to show your loved one how much they mean to you.  Is it necessary to spend money on a “hallmark holiday” like Valentine’s Day?  I’d rather have the cash.

Having trouble coming up with ideas that won’t break the bank but will make your beloved feel special?  I present here an assortment of inexpensive gift ideas and ways to make your day special.

I really love this little book.

what I love about you a to z

Lauren at The Thinking Closet wrote “Thinking Outside The Gift Box”.  She’s clearly a gifting genius.  This looks like fun to make and it will awaken a lot of gratitude for your beloved.  I predict some great conversations as you look through it with your darling.

Smart folks avoid restaurants on Valentine’s Day.  Who needs the crowds and expense, right?  Cooking at home can be romantic too.  Chloe at Her Campus has some clever ideas for heart shaped food.  Pizza hearts, anyone?  Surprise your sweetie or cook together, whichever you enjoy more.  Both can be very romantic.  Kisses while cooking?  Yes, please.

Mini-Heart-Pizzas

If you must go out on Valentine’s Day, go out for lunch instead of dinner. It’s likely to be cheaper and maybe even less crowded.  Or go to an upscale place and have dessert and coffee, and skip the expensive meal.

How about making a playlist for your sweetie?  You can make a romantic playlist, dance music, music for running, or music for whatever hobby you enjoy together.

My favorite Valentine’s Day idea is a quiet walk holding hands – just the two of you.  It’s great for your body and relationship, and it’s free.  Sounds like the ideal “gift” to me.

I’d love to hear your ideas on inexpensive gifts for your sweetie in the comments.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

 

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