Who decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day less than two months after Christmas? Let’s face it, many of us are still reeling from the costs of gifts, entertainment, and paying the bills. The last thing you want to face right now, is the look of disappointment on your lover’s face when you present him or her with a handmade card when everyone else is going on hot air balloon rides, romantic sunset cruises and luxurious picnics for two…
Well, we’re here to tell you that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost you a dime. In fact, if you show affection all year round, your loved one will feel loved all year long, and whatever you do on Valentine’s Day will be special.
We have created a list of great (mostly FREE) ways to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day on top of the staple obligation-free back massages, watching stars or sunsets together, and making his favourite meal. Of course you can still create a love coupon book, too.
Post-It Love Notes
In your lunch break at work, swipe a stack of Post-Its and write down all the reasons why your loved one makes your heart flutter – the more, the merrier. Write one reason per note, and then arrange them in a heart shape on his mirror.
Breakfast in Bed
This is a classic… No need to slave away all day – just whip up some breakfast and eggs, heart shaped pancakes, or even his favourite protein shake. Remember, love is not about things, but rather the act of service.
In another take on the Post-It notes above, keep surprising him all day long by sneaking little love notes into his home, pockets, car and everywhere else.
To Do List
If your loved one is the kind to keep a to do list, use this opportunity to really show your love by waking up early and getting it all done. Then add another note at the bottom of the list “Spend the day with my love”.
No matter where you live, there should be a nature reserve or beach nearby where you can spend some time outdoors. That’s always a great way to connect.
A Night In
If you enjoy arts and crafts, make your own version of the Newlyweds game. Write down questions about your relationship and see if your answers match.
If you often send each other cute texts, you probably have many screenshots on your phone. Print them out, because he has probably forgotten about them.
Do you have any ideas we never mentioned? We’d love to hear about them. Please share it in comments below.
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