To many men Valentine’s Day means only one thing: a thinner wallet. However, you can still spoil your loved one without necessarily spending a small fortune.
Although many believe that Valentine’s Day is just a devious gimmick to make money, it is not ideal for your partner to be the only person who is not spoiled on this day. There are ways to make your sweetheart feel special on this Valentine’s Day without you having to turn your pennies until the next payday. In 2016 Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, so you are going to have her all to yourself the whole day.
Here are 10 affordable ideas:
Start spoiling your sweetheart early on Valentine’s morning. Wake her up with a hearty kiss and coffee. Breakfast in bed is always a good idea and you could, for example, cut the toast in the form of a heart.
You can plan a treasure hunt at home. Leave clues everywhere in the form of notes or sweets that lead to a bigger surprise.
Have a picnic on the lawn or even on the sitting-room floor. Buy some of her favourite snacks.
Watch a romantic movie. If both of you like to watch movies you can have a nice movie binge or watch your favourite TV series all day long. PS: Keep the tissues close by if you are going to watch a romantic movie.
Do something nice together. If, for example, you like board games, you can get a whole collection of games. Or perhaps you like cycling? In the late afternoon cycle to a spot where you can watch the sunset together.
If you don’t have money for a big bunch of red roses, you could always pick a flower or two in your garden. If there are no flowers in your garden your neighbours could perhaps help or you could, for instance, buy two cheaper bunches of flowers and combine them.
Chocolats are synonymous with Valentine’s Day. If you cannot afford an expensive box of chocolats you could always be creative with cheaper chocolats. For example, buy a few packets of Smarties and put them in another container such as a glass bottle with a pretty ribbon around. Various shops usually have small heart-shaped chocolats for sale days before the time at affordable prices. You could also think about baking something nice such as a chocolat cake with your sweetheart and learn to know each other better behind the stove.
A hand-made or even hand-written card will definitely make an impression. In this card you could tell your partner exactly how you feel and why you appreciate her so much. You can also include a well-known love poem or write down your own creation. You could also compile a list of 10 reasons why you love her.
Make your loved one a CD with all your favourite songs on it. This could be songs that remind of certain events in your relationship or that simply remind you of something precious. Listen to the CD together and reminisce about those special times.
If you feel a bit more adventurous you can put together a mini-spaday at home for your partner. Buy a face mask, candles and rose leaves. First draw her a bubble bath by candle light, pour her a glass of wine and play music. Perhaps you could also give her a nice massage.