33 Valentine's Ideas That Are Creative And Inexpensive

1. Acts of Service

Does your loved one hate emptying the dishwasher, taking the car for an oil change or putting away laundry? For Valentine’s Day this year, why not surprise them by taking over a chore for them! It’s a little act of romance that will be greatly appreciated.

2. *No Phones* for 24 Hours

Are you the type who is always looking at your phone, even when your significant other is speaking to you? If that’s the case, which it is for many of us these days, I highly encourage giving your loved one a FULL day, completely detached from your device. The gift of your undivided attention for Valentine’s Day is something they are sure to love.

3. The Ultimate Love Book

No matter what stage in the relationship you are, it is always a good time to be a better partner. There is a famous book that teaches you how to communicate love. Some of us need love in the form of gifts while others need love in the form of affection. You may think by telling your partner you love them is enough, but if they receive love by acts of service then they won’t hear you. I highly recommend reading togetherThe Five Love Languages [$9.95]

4. Hand-Written Letter

There is nothing more romantic or touching than when someone writes down on paper how they feel about you. Do this for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Tell them exactly what you love and appreciate about them. Nothing says I love you like your own words.*Bonus Idea*Send the letter to Loveland, Colorado where it will be stamped with a special message and mailed directly to your mate. Getting a love letter in the mail would make anyone swoon. Look up “Loveland Remailing Program” or just send your letter to: Postmaster, Valentine Re-Mailing, 446 E. 29thSt., Loveland, CO 80538.

5. Secret Notes or Candy

Hide notes or candy hearts where you know your beloved will find them. For instance, you could tape a love note to her steering wheel, slip another one in her wallet, and another onto her toothbrush. Waking up in the morning to find a post-it note on the coffee maker from your loved one saying he loves you is the best


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