Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day! Some look forward to Valentine’s Day, other dread it. If you’re dreading it, it’s probably because past experience tells you that Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag. Advertisements tell you that Valentine’s day should be filled with flowers, chocolate, and lavish gifts such as jewelry, expensive dinners or special trips. Common sense should tell you that you don’t need to spend a bunch of money to show someone you love them. This valentine’s day I wanted to share some ideas on how to give your valentine a gift that is thoughtful and from the heart, without costing you your life’s savings. Here are some great ideas of things you can do for that special someone this valentine’s day:

A jar of reasons I love you

This is something I did for my Mom on mother’s day and she absolutely loved it! The same concept applies for your significant other. Get a mason jar and write on little pieces of paper, all the things you love about them. It could be “I love your beautiful blue eyes” or “I love how you always make me laugh when I’m having a bad day”. These sweet sentiments can be used year round for that special someone to go through when they need a little boost. 

Baked goods made with love

Does your significant other love those chocolate chips cookies you make occasionally or that apple pie you made once for Thanksgiving? If so, treat them to it by making a batch especially for them. Everyone knows the best way to someone’s heart it through their stomach. 

Love notes

Write your significant other little love notes for them to open throughout the day on Valentine’s Day. Grab a few envelopes and some blank sheets of paper and write your heart out. You can write about whatever you want. Maybe you can write about when you first fell in love, what you love about them or everyday things that remind you of that person. Whatever is meaningful to the both of you is the best thing to talk about. You can write times on the envelope and have them open a letter at a certain time on valentine’s day. 

Painting of love

If you’re a parent, you love when your child draws you something creative and gives it to you. Well, have you ever thought about drawing or painting something for your loved one? You don’t have to be a artist, it’s the thought that counts. There are some many YouTube videos where someone instructs you on how to draw/paint something unique. You can check some out here:

Memory box

Create a box and fill it with memories! You probably have miscellaneous photos and notes lying around the house that you send to each other early in your relationship. Gather those up and put it in a box to gift to your significant other. It will give your partner a sweet trip down memory lane and you can spend the evening reminiscing about your relationship and how it all started. 

Time Off

If you’re not the DIY type, remember that just spending time with your significant other can be a gift too. If you both have some time off available at work, put in for Valentine’s Day off. This way you can spend the whole day together. You don’t have to go out anywhere special, you can just stay home and cuddle on the couch all day while watching your favorite movies.

These are just a few ideas of some things you can do to make your valentine feel special this valentines day. I know that this can be a hard day for some who are feeling the pressure of having to go above and beyond to impress their partner, so I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to go broke to impress your loved one on valentine’s day. Impress them by doing something thoughtful that they will remember for years to come. 


Mrs. Frugal

Just your average millennial trying to navigate life and get rid of debt by being frugal.

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