Rather than spending a ton of money on one person, why not create your own Valentine’s Day gift? With just a little bit of time and some inexpensive materials – you can give the perfect gift to that special someone. Here are ideas for an inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift.
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! For those of you who don’t have the cash to spare, here is some Just Under 100 gift ideas for your special someone.
- Travel Mug
Forget the flowers and chocolates – give your significant other something they can use every day. A travel mug is perfect for both of you. Not only will it keep their morning coffee steaming hot, but it will make them think of you wherever they go!
- Hanging Plant Terrarium
Dress up any space with a little greenery. By making a hanging plant terrarium, you and your significant other will have something to enjoy all year long.
- Shrine Box
This shrine box is perfect for holding those special things that we often find ourselves forgetting about. For example, this would be the perfect place to store my apartment keys – which I frequently lose…
- Homemade Coconut Oil Soap
Coconut oil soap is great because it moisturizes as well as cleanses – leaving skin smooth and soft! It can also be used as shampoo or body wash.
- Magnetic Poetry Board
Use magnetic poetry pieces like these to make a cool magnetic board! Because they’re repositionable, each message can contain several messages within a single phrase.
- Paperclip Candleholder
This is an easy way to turn the paper clips you have lying around into a cool candle holder. Perfect for your significant other’s desk or countertop.
- Miniature Puzzle Boxes
Make cute puzzle boxes that are just the right size for holding little tokens of love, like chocolates! After assembling these, seal them with resin so they are waterproof and durable.
- Homemade Bath Salts
I recently made these bath salts for my boyfriend – he loved them! By adding essential oils like eucalyptus and peppermint, your room smells great after a long day.
- Succulent Terrariums
Succulents are perfect for creating miniature gardens in your home. The containers can be any size, so you get to decide the scale of your terrarium. If you’re feeling fancy, try using an old lightbulb to create a hanging terrarium!
- Felt Coasters
My boyfriend and I made these felt coasters last year in about 20 minutes – they’re super easy! Use scrap fabric to make custom coasters in whatever colors or patterns fit your significant other’s style.
- Homemade Chocolate Truffles
There are tons of recipes online that can teach you how to make truffles at using chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter.
- Coffee-Scented Candle
Fill your significant other’s home with the smell of coffee – without having to brew any! This scented candle is perfect for burning during breakfast or reading time.
- Cute Miniature Books
Find some old miniature books at a thrift store, then use them as containers for small tokens of appreciation that your significant other will love! Fill each book with something different, like money or notes about how much you care about them.
- Document Storage Boxes
These document boxes are just the right size for holding important documents like credit cards, licenses, bank statements, and tax returns. Use scrap fabric to make custom print boxes in whatever colors or patterns fit your significant other’s style.
- Personalized Photo Gifts
Print out old photos of your significant other and present them as a gift! There are tons of websites that will turn your pictures into postcards, photo books, table puzzles, and more. You can also print out any pictures you find online and use them as cards or gifts.
Activities for Valentine’s Day
Despite of giving gifts to our loved ones, we could not deny the fact that activities and outings for valentine’s day would complete the celebration. When it comes to ideas of activities, we should keep in mind the things which suit both of us and be enjoyable as well.
- View Romantic Movies & Take a Slice of Pizza
This is an oldie but goldie! Grab some pizza and watch your favorite rom-com – this is great for those long winter nights spent snuggling on the couch with your S/O.
- Go Bowling at Your Local Bowling Alley
Bowling is a relatively cheap date idea that everyone can enjoy together. It could also help to bring along someone who doesn’t bowl or strike easily – they’ll surely enjoy watching a pro bowl a strike.
- Participate in a Run Together
Running is a great way to spend time with someone you love and also get some exercise in. You can choose from different distances – from 2K runs, 5K runs, 10K runs, half marathon or even marathon races. And if you’re feeling adventurous enough, go for an ultramarathon!
- Go on a Picnic at the Local Park
Grab your significant other and have a nice romantic picnic in the park nearby. You can bring along some food, drinks and games that suit both of your interests. It’ll be unforgettable memories when you mark it as an annual tradition for Valentine’s Day.
- Plan a Game Night
Bring out all of your board games and video games, then settle down on the couch for an evening filled with fun and laughter! You can also choose to watch movies or anime series that you both enjoy.
- Enjoy Some Coffee & Cake
If you’re living together or just celebrating Valentine’s Day at home that day, treat yourself and your sweetheart to some coffee and cake! Sit down together and spend some quality time catching up on things; this is great for those days where work leaves little to no time for socializing.
- Go Geocaching
Geocaching is a great way to explore new places and find unique treasures that others may have hidden in the area. You can hunt for geocaches together or separately, and you’ll make some fun memories in the process.