If Valentine’s Day is all about the love, why are we always being pressured into buying flowers, decedent chocolates, and dinner at high-end restaurants? Why is it that we’re led to believe that the more money we shell out, the more love there is in our hearts?
There’s nothing inherently wrong about spending tons of money on Valentine’s Day – after all, it’s your money. But feeling like you MUST spend money and do lavish declarations of love… that’s where the problem begins to set in.
And, since most of us are still reeling from the holiday season, if there was ever a time to be feeling that way, this certainly isn’t it.
But in the end, we get it: you want to do something nice for your significant other. If you want to wine and dine them on a budget, check out our blog post about how to have a cheap night. If you want to make him/ her something specialized and personal, well, look no further.
If you’ve got an artistic bone in your body, now’s the time to stretch it! Whether you like to paint, or write, or create melodies, there is almost nothing more romantic than creating art for a loved one. Whether it’s in the form of a poem, a song, a painting or something else, and if it’s from the heart, they’re sure to love it.
It’s as they say: the way to a person’s heart is through their stomachs. Junk food happens to land on the fairly inexpensive side of the food spectrum, and everyone loves having their favourite snack in tow, so it’s a win win! Take a trip to the convenience store, and load up!
Similar to the idea above, people LOVE their food! While breakfast in bed is something that’s as old as time itself and seemingly reserved for Mother’s Day, literally everyone would appreciate their favourite foods delivered to them straight as they wake up. Find any opportunity to shape the food in hearts for some added bonus points!
Candles are so timeless they’ve sort of become the default gift for when you don’t know what to get someone. Even though they’ve gained a bit of a reputation as a last-minute-gift, there is nothing last minute about making your own personalized candles! At the end of the day, candles are such a popular gift because people like them. Put your own spin on the old school gift by fashioning one specially for your significant other.
Sugar scrubs are crazy inexpensive, totally customizable and so great for skincare and relaxation! The ingredients are so simple that they’re probably in your cabinet right now. If your significant other is crazy into hygiene and personal grooming, this is such a great way to feed their habit without spending too much. To make the scrub better, ask your significant other what their favorite scent is, and add it to the scrub!
All of these gifts take less than a few hours to get in order, and won’t compromise your budget! Best of all, the person that they are meant for will LOVE it. Don’t sweat this Valentine’s Day, and DIY your gift!