Love is a beautiful thing, and having someone to share it with makes it even sweeter. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you are probably looking for the perfect gift to show your person that you love them. However, most Valentine’s Day gifts are quite expensive. So if Njaanuary left you are in a tight spot financially, here is how to hack Valentine’s Day on a budget.
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Break out the DIY gloves
If you’re on a budget, all the Valentine’s Day gift ads may leave you feeling like you’re not doing enough. From huge flower bouquets to lavish holidays and exclusive dining, it may seem like Valentine’s Day is all about spending a lot of money. However, you can get around that by doing it yourself.
With DIY, you can create a gift that you know your partner will love and make it more personal for both of you. For example, do not buy an expensive gift that they will forget about in a while. Instead, create a snapshot album. It is effortless to make and will be full of all the moments that defined your relationship.
Do you usually buy a Valentine’s Day card for your partner? You can save those coins and write them a note instead. Include all the reasons you love them. You can make it even more fun by turning it into a scavenger hunt, where they get the next note in a secret location that they have to figure out.
You can make it even more personal by using phrases and words from your favorite things as a couple, or by using a code that only your partner can crack. At the end of it all, a personalized love note from you will hold more meaning for your partner and can be something that they hold on to for years, instead of a generalized Valentine’s Day gift.
ust getting out of the house sometimes can lead to spending a lot more money than you planned. It gets even worse on Valentine’s Day as there are very many tempting things on offer for lovers. If you’re on a budget, your best bet is to stay indoors.
However, that does not translate to ruining your romantic day. Instead of going to eat an overpriced meal at a restaurant, you can invite your partner over and have some fun cooking a fancy meal together. You can even break out the candles and dress up for the occasion. Afterward, you can dance to your favorite songs or snuggle under the covers watching your favorite movies.
Alternatively, you can opt for a home spa day where you can perform a full body massage on your partner and pamper them the whole day. Spending time together with no outside distractions, including your phones, is a great way to bond and bring you closer as a couple.
If you and your partner are lovers of trivia, then Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to play some sexy games. All you need to do is create a list of questions separately that touch on your relationship. These could be simple questions like how you met or what song was playing on the radio on your first road trip.
Then, set up some sexy rewards for each correct answer and the timelines for carrying them out. This will help you to remember some of the moments that defined your relationship while you have fun and create new ones.
Acts of service
Valentine’s Day may be all about romantic love, but that shouldn’t limit you. Use this day to do something nice for everyone around you. It could be something simple like using your expertise to help someone to do something that’s been stressing them out.
You can even visit a local orphanage or animal shelter and volunteer your time. If you’re looking to help out a bit closer to home, you can do all the chores for a day or take care of the kids so that your partner can have a day of relaxation. Alternatively, you can be your partner’s love slave for a day and let them tell you what they want you to do.
Happy Valentine’s Day!