Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The average US consumer spends around $100 on Valentine’s Day. It’s amazing how quickly dinner, flowers, chocolates, and cards can add up. In case you think you’ve used up all your frugal ideas, here’s a few more to add to your arsenal:

  • Gift Ideas
  • Do that one chore or favor for your significant other that they’ve been hinting at for a while
  • A great resource for ideas is on Pinterest, when you search for Valentine’s Day
  • Photobooks of pictures filtered in with stories from your relationship
  • Make a framed collage of each of these states: the state your spouse is from, the state you are from, and the state where you live now in the center.
  • 52 reasons I love you: Take a deck of cards, hole punch them, and tie together with ribbon. On each of the cards, write a reason…some serious, some funny of why you love your spouse.
  • Other Helpful Tips:
  • Buy a Groupon deal to use for going out for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
  • Cards are notoriously overpriced. Save a few dollars by simply penning your love a note on stationary. Besides, it’s your words that matter, not the color or the words on the card.
  • The best way to save money is to cook dinner at home. We’ve made it easy for you, so all you have to do is become an E-Mealz member and get our free frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two that has an entire menu done for you along with grocery list.

At the end of the day, Valentine’s Day is just another opportunity to share with the one you love just how much they mean to you. The quality time and effort you put in will show far more how much you care than any expensive gift.

We’d love to hear your frugal Valentine’s Day gift ideas! Please share them in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. Rock Bottom T-Shirts

    Hi Emeals, great ideas. Just saw a nice take on the 52 reasons idea that you posted on the your dime your time blog. In theirs they used a jar and dropped notes inside with the reasons written on them.

    Another cool idea is to get a t-shirt and add something sentimental to it like tickets to your loved one’s favorite event and give that as a gift.

    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

  2. Beth

    The playing card idea is a fun one. I did that last year. At first I was having a hard time coming up with 52 reasons. Then the ideas just started coming to me & I had to buy a second deck!

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