Money saving gift ideas for your spouse
It doesn’t have to be, but Valentine’s Day can be a costly experience. Being in a relationship does not mean that you need to empty your bank account every February! There are numerous gifts you can give to your sweetheart without breaking the bank. Here are four ideas for low-cost, high sentimental value Valentine’s gift ideas.
There’s a reason love letters are a classic. Write your spouse a love note – something personal to you to let him/her know exactly how you feel about them. Poetry is always a romantic idea, and you can always copy out a select verse from a poem to include in the middle of your love note, or even compose your own love poem. If you were going to get a card anyway, why not make your own? You can personalize your card and include your own special note inside, rather than counting on the mass manufactured items which won’t actually have anything to do with your relationship. Put together your own card and include your own romantic message for your spouse to discover.
A romantic meal for two has long been a Valentine’s Day staple, but you can make it even more romantic by going to the effort of cooking a fancy meal yourself. Rather than paying a chef, invest your own time and effort into making the perfect meal for your lover. This can be as many courses as you want, and allows you to customize the dining room and house in a romantic way. Transform your home into an atmospheric restaurant for the evening by turning all the lights off for the night and lighting the entire house only by candles. It could even by an idea to shape all the food into heart shapes and even use food coloring for that pink edge.
Go to the effort of making your partner a mix tape with a collection of their favorite tracks to enjoy when driving (if they have a cassette player). Recording songs onto a cassette takes significant more effort than simply putting tracks together on your computer when burning a CD, so this can show that you put real thought and time into the gift. Of course, there’s no point putting together a mix tape if they have no means to listen to it! CDs are therefore the better option for most people. If you think your partner would rather listen to their current albums and mixes which already contain their favorite songs, then start a new one from scratch. Pick out a collection of songs that make you think of your lover, or ones that you feel express your emotions towards them.
Love coupon books, vouchers or IOUs can make for an intimate and personal gift. Consider making vouchers for your spouse with offers such as:
- Good For One Shoulder Massage
- Good For Two Hours Of House Cleaning
- Good For One Homemade Meal
The coupons can be for whatever you want, for as many things as you want! These can range from the boring mundane chores which you can spare your partner from, to something altogether more naughty and appropriate for Valentine’s Day!
Do you have any money saving gift ideas for Valentine’s Day? Share them below!