10 Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Ideas

10 Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I want to gift my hubby something from the heart that is inexpensive. So I decided to research and brainstorm some inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas.

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Ideas: 

Meet your spouse’s love language

Each person has one primary and one secondary love language. To better service and love your significant other, “speak” to them in their love language. The five love languages are gift giving, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch.

You can learn more about the 5 love languages and discover your love language at the official 5 Love Languages website. You could also gift your sweetheart with the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. This would be a gift that keeps on giving as you learn about one another’s needs.

Handwritten Note

Handwrite a note to your loved one telling him/her exactly what you love. Nothing says I love you like your own words.

In-Store Card Exchange

Visit a local store together and pick out cards for each other. Maybe pick one serious and one funny. Exchange them inside the store, read them, and then put the cards back. This is a fun way to show love without paying for costly cards.

Buy a Discounted Greeting Card 

Many dollar stores and hardware stores offer nice greeting cards at $1 or less. This is where my hubby and I purchase our cards.

Hide Love Notes 

On Valentine’s Day or throughout the week (OR ANYTIME), hide little love notes for your sweetheart. Places for notes: in the car, in his/her lunchbox, on a mirror in the bathroom, in the microwave, on the coffee pot, or in the refrigerator. Think of all the places your loved one visits on a normal basis.

Shop Thrift 

Shop a local thrift store for a gift. Thrift stores carry everything!!! One idea is to buy a thrift store vase then pick up some inexpensive flowers to add to it. Thrift stores also carry beautiful artificial flowers.

Home Cooked Meal

Stay at home for the evening and cook your sweetheart’s favorite meal and dessert! Add a special touch with dimmed lights and candles.

Movie Night

Choose a favorite romantic movie to watch at home. Many people have at-home options for picking movies (Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, etc). You can also visit a Redbox or your local library.

Have a Picnic

Depending on the weather, you can have an outdoor or indoor picnic. Throw down a blanket and serve up some picnic type food, order a pizza, or get some carryout.

Be Electronic FREE 

Turn off your cell phone and all other electronic gadgets and spend some quality time with your loved one. Nothing says “I love you” more than giving someone your undivided attention.



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