30 Budget Ideas For Valentine’s Day22 Comments February 10, 2009 / Posted in Lifestyle Design
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Valentine’s Day is nearing again and are you out of ideas and do not know what to do. I had written a list of 30 ideas for you and these are ideas that do not require you to break the bank. Read it through and enjoy!
30 Ideas For Your Valentine’s Day
1. Write a love letter.
A great way to show your love and it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
2. Provide a massage.
A great way to show affection and it does a great job in relaxing your partner.
3. A stalk of rose
A stalk or rose will do job if you are able to package it to look magnificent. You can present it in a nice box with gifts and cards.
4.Make your own chocolates.
You do not need to spend a bomb on chocolates. Why don’t you do it yourself rather than buying it off the rack. Here are 2 recipes you can use, Valentine chocolate strawberries or Valentine chocolate caramel slice.
5. Bake biscuits.
If your partner love biscuits, you can try baking some biscuits and here is a recipe for baking Valentine biscuit.
6. Cook a nice dinner for two of you.
Restaurants are mostly fully booked and their prices are off the roof just for Valentine’s Day. Why not prepare your own candle light dinner? If both of you like seafood, try these recipes here.
7. Make your own Valentine’s Day card.
Get creative! Make a lovely card for your dear ones and you can watch this video to learn how to make a Valentine’s Day pop up card.
8. Make a chocolate fondue
9. Write a poem.
All you need is a paper, pen and some creative juices. Never written a poem before? Maybe you can give it a try now.
10. Create a music CD
Create a CD filled with love songs and make it better by creating a CD cover with a photo of both of you. Add in a couple of songs that have great titles that you can connect them together to create a short love note.
E.g. Tonight I celebrate my love with you and I want to tell you that you are my one in a million. **Note**Words in italic are song titles.
You will be able to create a short and sweet love note by using around 8 – 10 songs.
11. Sing a love song
Are you a great singer? Now is the time to show your talent! Sing a song live or record it in a CD as a present. You can combine idea number 9 with this to create a “higher value” product. One of my friend actually sang some love songs and recorded it in a CD as a gift for his girlfriend and she love it… until the moment she knew he did this before and gave a CD to his ex girlfriend. Anyway, I believe this is a great idea that you can use too, erm.. once?
12. Record a video
Record a video of you showing your gratitude to them and just remind them again just how much you love them. Pick a moment to play the video, such as the moment when you are having your home made Valentine’s Day dinner.
13. Create a scrap book
Love notes, photos of both of you and other mementos can be collected to help create a scrap book.
14. Write a list
Write down a list of what you love about him/her and decorate it to give it as a gift. It will be great if you can write down 50 things or 100 things you love about her to make the list a significant one.
15. Have a picnic session.
Having a picnic with you love one is a good romantic idea that you can use. If it is not something that you are doing frequently, it can be a refreshing experience for both of you.
16.Visit the beach.
Visit the beach together and take a stroll there to listen to the waves or pick up the seashells. You can have a picnic at the beach too.
17. Bake a lovely cake.
If your Valentine love cakes, bake a cake for him/her and you can learn how to bake a Valentine’s Day cake with step by step instruction using the link mentioned.
18. Create love coupons
Love coupons can be given to your Valentine and they may redeem it whenever they want. If you know what they are interested in, just create the love coupons in regard to their interest. Some ideas you may use are massage, back rub, home cooked dinner, car washing and etc.
19. Take a walk
Have both of you been going to the same hangout almost everyday? Make a plan and take a walk together in places that you have never went before.
20. Create love notes.
Create short and sweet love notes and paste them in the house where they can see. You can paste multiple love notes in the house to direct them to a gift.
21. Make your own candies.
Have a sweet tooth? Make some candies for your Valentine or do it together. Here are some recipes that you can try.
22. Pick wild flowers
Pick some wild flowers and you can either make it into a bouquet or use it to decorate a card.
23. Breakfast on bed.
Nothing beats waking up in the morning to see your Valentine had already prepared a delicious looking breakfast that is just right beside your bed. Pay attention to the little details and prepare something your Valentine would like to eat and decorate it with some small gifts or flowers. Bits of food on the bed can be rather displeasing and you may want to serve the breakfast in a breakfast-in-bed-tray and here are some recipes that you can try.
24. Have a weekend getaway.
Plan a short trip to for a weekend getaway. It does not need to be far and it can be in one of your local hotels too.
25. Plan to cook together.
Instead of cooking for your Valentine, let them join in the fun. Choose your own recipes and shop for the groceries together. Cooking together can be a rather enjoyable activity.
26. Valentine’s Day Dessert
How can we miss out desserts in Valentine’s Day? Try this chocolate with mango meringue recipe.
27. Write a song
Know how to play an instrument? Why don’t you write a love song for your Valentine?
28. Do something your partner like which you regularly shun from.
Does your partner love to do something that you do not have much interest in? If that is the case, open up your world on Valentine’s Day by accompanying them to do the things they love and learn more about it.
29. Craft idea 1
Create a small gift using simple materials such as tissue box or seashell. Watch this video and learn how to do it. **Note: I love the idea of using the tissue box.
30. Craft idea 2.
Make a bouquet of paper roses. The paper rose in this video is amazing. A bouquet of this paper roses will definitely beat any roses that you can buy from the florist. Watch the video and learn how to fold paper roses for your Valentine.
Bonus. Craft idea 3.
Make a gift bag, decorate it and give it to your Valentine. Watch this video to learn how to make a gift bag for your Valentine.
4 more days to Valentine’s Day and if you still do not have any ideas of what to do on that day, choose one or combine a couple of the ideas in the list of 30 to create a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It’s my turn to choose now from the list of 30 .
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