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Five Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas

Updated on August 30, 2017
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Valentine's Day Ideas That Won't Break the Bank!

It is important to remember that the most precious gift you can give of all is your time and your love.

I know that you want to show this love in tangible ways so I have created a hub with a few ideas that will not break the bank but will still say "I love you"...and the ideas are for men or women!

Come along for the journey! You may pick up some ideas along the way. And you may be able to add your own ideas...please do!

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

— Helen Keller
Dinner for two
Dinner for two | Source

#1 A Romantic Dinner for Two

Create a special evening meal for the two of you. Make sure it is something simple that won't see you spending the evening in the kitchen...or something that can be prepared ahead of time.

Bring out the candles and the best dinnerware!

Remember to put on the romantic music while dining. You'll find that in years to come the music you play then will conjure up the memories and feelings of the evening and will likely become your special song.

After dinner you can watch a romantic movie if you feel inclined - use this time to eat chocolates or have a decadent dessert.

Finish the evening with a massage.

Keep it simple and just bask in the glow of each others company.

Can't cook? Order takeaways! You can place a picnic rug on the floor in the lounge and have your pizza or the Chinese you ordered...whatever takes your fancy.

Cheese Spread
Cheese Spread | Source

Ideas for Nibbles and Other Recipes

I always think dried apricots with a small teaspoon of cream cheese and topped with a dessert almond makes an attractive nibble to end or start with. It's simple and delicious!

A cheese board always goes nicely with wine....

  1. Decorate your cheeseboard with grapes and slices of fruit in season.
  2. Scatter the board with dried fruits and nuts.
  3. Make a cheeseball center-piece with cream cheese and dried cranberries and roll in chopped nuts.
  4. Add pate, salami, olives, gherkins...take care with pickled onions though unless you are both into them of course!

Let's Get your Opinions!

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

— James Earl Jones
Hand made Valentine card
Hand made Valentine card | Source

# 2 Make your Own Valentine Card

Creating your own card can be great fun. This way you can make it as personal as you like. You can even use a bought card and add your own personal touches to it!

It doesn't need to be elaborate and you don't need to be an artists either!

Would you make your own card?

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Love is friendship set on fire.

— Jeremy Taylor
Wooden love box
Wooden love box | Source

#3 Make a Box of Love

Purchase a small simple wooden box. You can paint or varnish the outside. Buy some red velvet and line the inside with the velvet fabric.

Place a key inside with a little message reading "You are the key to my heart".

If using a bigger box why not add a selection of yummy chocolates too? Perhaps a red rose?

Why not let your imagination run wild?

aromatherapy oils
aromatherapy oils | Source

#4 Love Box Number Two

Alternative contents to your box.

Either use a wooden box or small cardboard box lined with paper (or use red velvet as above).

Place aromatherapy oil in the box with a small hand written message:

"I know a great masseur. For your appointment call: (Your name and phone number)"

If you search online you will find yourself a free template for a voucher. There are plenty to be found by typing "print vouchers template". You can also buy a book of vouchers that you can then hand write your message onto. But really a label with a piece of string threaded through will be perfectly fine!

Do you like the idea of a love box?

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#5 Try Some Home Baking

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Valentine Cupcakes
Valentine Cupcakes | Source

Cupcakes can be so individual...print your message on the top or use a topper to convey your message. Just an edible heart on the top will be in keeping with romance. has always been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! Don't fret if you can't bake though. There's plenty of places to buy something special for your sweetheart! Add your own special touch to something you have bought.

Kindness in words creates confidence; kindness in thinking creates profoundness; kindness in giving creates love.

— Lao-Tzu

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      5 years ago

      You've presented lovely Valentine's Day ideas here. Thanks!


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