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Inexpensive but Meaningful Valentine Gifts

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It’s been about a month since Christmas, and it’s been a great month of no gifting occasions. I spent quite a bit of time and money on holiday gifts, and I don’t think I could do it more than once a year. However, we are three weeks away from Valentine’s Day and there are a few people you might want to give a gift.


Who Do You Want to Give Something To?

Since this is the day we celebrate romantic love in honor of St. Valentine, it should be a pretty short list. However, over the years it has broadened to an all-purpose day of celebrating love. As a kid, I loved getting my personal “mailbox” decorated to take to school to receive silly cards from friends and classmates. A few years ago, in a fit of nostalgia, some of my friends and I exchanged goofy valentine cards by mail since we were all single at the time. It was a fun exchange, and we all enjoyed getting mail. I think it’s great to remind your friends that you love them with a card. A romantic partner is probably the main person for most people, but giving something to your children/stepchildren/grandchildren is a sweet idea, too.


How Big is This Holiday to You?

Growing up, I was always told that this was just a Hallmark holiday, so a card was fine. For a really special card, you could get one of the pop-up ones or a handmade one on Etsy. Even with shipping and possible extra postage if you are mailing a card, it would be less than ten dollars. If you want to get a little fancier, add some fresh flowers. In many large cities, there will be a flower market that sells wholesale flowers for reasonable prices. If you aren’t set on roses, the prices will be more reasonable, too. In fact, flowers used to have meanings associated with them, and a suitor could send a message by his choice of flowers!

Still want to ramp it up? Food is the next logical addition. Chocolates are traditional, but what can you do if your partner doesn’t like chocolate? How about a heart-shaped pizza? Or try getting a single serving dessert like a fancy cupcake or a mini Bundt cake.

If none of these ideas are sparking your imagination, try something totally unrelated to the traditional gifts. How about a book with a short note on the flyleaf, a new houseplant, a framed album cover of a favorite artist, or even a portable phone charger for someone who is always looking for a place to power up!


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