Guest Blog: 5 Romantic Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank This Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about that special someone in your life. Whether you’re celebrating twenty years or twenty days in love, you will discover that you don’t need a lot of money to celebrate your passion for each other. Here are a variety of ways to express your love without breaking the bank this year.

1. Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are one unique and creative way to express how much you care. They are gifts that keep on giving. Cater your gift basket to appeal to his or her taste by including a special message like Happy Valentine’s Day or a special inside joke that is shared by you and your companion. The good news is that most gift baskets can be purchased for under forty dollars. The most economical option, however, is to make your own. You can purchase the baskets at thrift stores, buy the accessories at clearance sale prices, and leave the rest to your creative genius!

2. Coupon, Anyone?

Another inexpensive romantic gift idea is a coupon. Treat you and your significant other to a nice restaurant with a buy one get one free coupon that you can find in flyers or monthly publications. Perhaps
you and your loved one have just started dating; many restaurants offer discounts on parties of four or six to cater to a more casual outing with friends. Whatever option you choose, you can’t go wrong with an elegant dinner at your favorite restaurant.

3. A Day At The Zoo

Why not treat your significant other to a day at the zoo? Nothing is more relaxing or romantic than spending time together watching your favorite animals. Most zoos are open year-round and even offer discounts during the winter months, allowing visitors a full day pass for ten dollars and under. Having fun at the zoo is a great way to break the monotony of the relationship and explore your inner child.

4. A Lovely Picnic

A picnic at a beautiful park is another great way to enjoy the great outdoors and your love for each other at the same time. Bring your favorite sparkling champaign and some crackers and cheese, but don’t forget the bread crumbs for those wandering geese. It’s a great way for you two to bond and get in tune with nature.

5. Keep It Simple

Last but not least, you don’t have to paint the town red to have a good time. The most important gift that you can give the loved one in your life this Valentine’s Day is…you! Light some candles, turn the lights off, and put your favorite movie in the DVD player for a night of romantic bliss. You can rent a movie at most movie stores for under three dollars and now there are even one dollar DVD rentals that are placed outside restaurants and convenience stores.

Like they say, it’s the thought that counts. These are just a few affordable and unique ideas to help you and your significant other celebrate each other’s love on Cupid’s Day.

IMG_0370About the Guest Author: Elisabeth

Elisabeth loves spending Valentine’s Day with her fiancee, Matt. They enjoy the simple things of the holiday, which include spending time together and a BBC marathon on the Telly! In her day to day life, Elisabeth is a regular contributor to http://firsttoknow.com

10 Responses to Guest Blog: 5 Romantic Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank This Valentine’s Day

  1. Thanks for sharing the ideas! How to stay romantic without being broke should be a mission-possible…
    The most long term effective contributions, so I found in my work as a life coach, is the ‘shared experience’ items – like the zoo or picnic which you suggested; see http://www.online-counseling-dr.com/happiness_in_marriage.html.
    Cheers,
    Dr. Joe

  2. Chocolate. She wants choclate.

  3. Great ideas as usual; the gift ideas can be incorporated year round…
    Thank again

  4. What about flowers? What i don’t like about valentines day is how we are expecting something from our partner. The best way is little surprises like flowers and little notes on occasions and days when it’s not expected.

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  8. These are also good tips for Christmas. I think a nice gift basket is a perfect present for someone special. Thanks for the list.

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