The romantic day of the year is upon us! As most other holiday gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts can be pricey… but you can impress your sweetheart this year and still leave your budget intact. Remember what mom and dad used to say? “It’s the thought that counts.” You just have to use some creativity (and lots and lots of love) to come up with one of the most thoughtful gifts for your Valentine.
Let the creativity begin! Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Order a Customized Jigsaw Puzzle
Shutterfly.com lets you create a jigsaw puzzle out of a photo of you and your sweetheart.
2. Cook a Romantic Dinner
Home-cooked candle-lit dinner for two? This is surely a romantic way to tell your sweetheart how much they mean to you. Pick up the ingredients for your loved one’s favorite meal and prepare it for a romantic evening.
3. Put Together a Bag of Your Partner’s Favorite Sweets
Charm a loved one with a bag of their favorite candies. Find a decorative bag at grocery store and fill it with sweets you know your love craves. Tie a big red bow and voila!
4. Breakfast in Bed
Cook up your sweetheart’s favorite breakfast and present it with some flowers and a card bedside.
5. Handmade Romantic Card
Let your artistic side flow! Even if you aren’t Michelangelo himself you can certainly create a masterpiece card that your love will adore. Create a sweet or silly card and fill it with love.
6. Make a Printed Photo Book
Create a small photo book with a couple of pictures highlighting special experiences together. There are sites online that let you upload photos and construct a photo book. Here are just a couple mentioned in The Washington Post.
7. Create a Video Collage
For the more tech-savvy, create a video montage with photos of you and your sweetheart with their favorite song in the background. Most computers nowadays come pre-installed with free easy-to-use video editing software.