5 Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

I know some people aren’t huge fans of Valentine’s Day, but I quite like it. A day dedicated to love filled with chocolate and hearts? Yes please! This is mine and my husband’s first Valentine’s Day as a married couple so I did buy him a little something, (I can’t tell you what though just in case he’s reading this, Hi baby!) but in the past we have had years I just couldn’t stretch the budget to include presents so I’ve had to be a little creative. I thought today I would share some of my favourite ideas.

  1. Cook their favourite meal. I think most people enjoy a good home cooked meal, but when you know someone has cooked something just for you I feel like that makes it that little bit more special. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just whatever you know they will enjoy. There’s a good chance we’ll be having lasagna this Valentine’s Day.
  2. A list of things you love about them. My son loves treasure hunts and hide and seek, so a few years ago I wrote little notes of things I love about him on brightly coloured post-it notes and hid them around our living room. He had an awesome time finding them all and loved reading all the wonderful things about himself. Afterwards I stapled them together to make a little book of love for him to keep.
  3. Bake them something. Who doesn’t love freshly baked cookies or muffins? That says love to me like nothing else. Similarly to cooking their favourite meal, bonus points if you make their  baked good of choice!
  4. A book of coupons. The key to this one is only making vouchers for things you can deliver on. There is no point in promising someone a 10 minute foot rub if you hate feet. You will only regret it later. Some better ideas might be an uninterrupted bath, a date night, an afternoon nap, or the last piece of cake. Whatever your significant other would appreciate that you are happy to bestow. If you haven’t had time to organise anything, even just an I.O.U or two for the other options on this list would be a great idea.
  5. Yourself, wrapped in a bow. Simple, yet effective 🙂

What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

7 comments

    Haha, I love the last one!

    Ali | 10 months ago Reply

    I've tried all of them EXCEPT the last one! Haha. We've got our anniversary 2 days after Valentine's Day, so we don't really do much for VD. But the list of things you love of them was a great idea for early in our relationship :) #humpdayhype

    Fi Morrison | 10 months ago Reply

      Well now you know what to do this year Fi! I'm sure it would make a lovely anniversary gift too!

      Budget Mums | 10 months ago Reply

      Well now you know what to do this year Fi! I'm sure it would make a lovely anniversary gift too!

      Budget Mums | 10 months ago Reply

    A few years ago I made an I Love You book. Every page had a new reason I loved my husband and a little picture or photo of us. Cost effective and adorable.

    LuLu | 10 months ago Reply

      That is such a lovely idea LuLu! Thanks for sharing :-)

      Budget Mums | 10 months ago Reply

    Ha ha love the you wrapped in a bow! Every husbands dream right! These are great tips for doing it on a budget and also really meaningful things too! It can get expensive but I love that these ideas really show how much you love someone even without the flowers! #humpdayhype

    Suzy @ In The Lyons Den | 10 months ago Reply

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