Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about expensive dinners, priceless jewelry, limo rides and luxury trips. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’d say that V-Day gifts that cost less are usually those that mean the most.
There are numerous ways to be romantic without breaking the bank. If you want to impress your significant other with something on Valentine’s, here are budget-friendly romantic gift ideas that might inspire you.
Cook for her.
Instead of spending a lot eating in a fancy restaurant, why not cook for her at home? Unleash the chef in you and woo her with your cooking prowess. To make it more romantic, make it a candlelit dinner, in a table set for two. If your girl is a breakfast lover, you can prepare breakfast in bed. Who knows, you might get early dessert.
Write her a love letter.
When was the last time you gave your girlfriend a love letter? Most men don’t let their feelings show, let alone write them on paper. If you want something really thoughtful to give, write her a declaration of your love. Don’t worry, just as long as you write from the heart, you’re headed in the right direction. If you further need help, you can get writing tips from various websites.
Revisit the place where you had your first date.
Relive memories by visiting where you went and what you did on your first date. There’s nothing more romantic than remembering the sparks and jitters of a first date. If you want, you can ask the same music to be played or ask the same waiter/waitress to serve you (if she/he is still available).
Watch a movie at home.
Now can be the best time to stay home and watch your favorite movies together. Snuggle together on the couch (under your favorite blanket, if you may) and go for movies you love, especially those with romantic themes. Remember to have dark chocolates within reach.
Buy couple items
Couple items are becoming popular nowadays. Affirm your relationship by getting couple shirts, keychains, mugs, or jewelry for the both of you. If you think uniform clothing is too cheesy for you, you can opt to get something similar but not exactly matching. For instance, you can get same-colored shirts, or shirts with the same theme, but different designs.
Make your own
Valentine’s gifts that are DIY are highly appreciated by women. If you’re the techie guy, you can make a thoughtful movie about the two of you or mix music on a CD. If you’re the handyman, you can craft her a jewelry box, a bookend, or a bookshelf for that matter.
Do you have other romantic suggestions for your girl on Valentine’s day?
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Guest Author Bio: Melissa Page is a passionate writer and social media contributor who works with Buyer at Large, the home of affordable Valentine’s day gifts for women. When she isn’t writing, she’s bowling with friends.