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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide On a Budget

January 29, 2020
Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day

Are you the person who dreads this romantic holiday or someone who embraces it? Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with celebrating some extra romance on this Hallmark Holiday – we all know the world could use a little extra love. I don’t think, however, that this Holiday should be used as a means to spend a ton of cash, I like to go for something simple that means a lot to my husband. You can always reference my Father’s Day Gift Guide or Mother’s Day Gift Guide for some extra ideas but here are a few ways you can celebrate this Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.

For the Lady:

A Cute Bra & Underwear Set

Linger Set: Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Lingerie Set: Gifts on a Budget

There are a ton of sites these days that specialize in personal sizes and matching panties that aren’t crazy expensive. I just bought a few from Wear Lively that work great, and some other services would be Third Love, Tommy John, Cuup, Harper Wilde, Negative, and True & Co.

A photobook

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Photobook: Gifts on a Budget

This could be a photobook that represents just the two of you and all your sweet Instagram favorites or romantic photos OR it could be a family album focusing on your kids. Whatever it is, photobooks hit us in the heart and you won’t go wrong (Shutterfly is what I have used where you can upload photos directly from your phone!)

Date Night in A Box

Date Night in a Box: Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Date Night Set: Gifts on a Budget

There are some fancy subscription services that can help with this (e.g. Date Night in a Box) or you can create your own, which is less expensive. Throw a few cute “date night” ideas into a basket and celebrate at home. Some cute ideas could include her favorite bottle of wine with a new wine tumbler, a popcorn bin with popcorn, her favorite movie theater treat, and the latest DVD release (or Apple gift card where you can choose together).

Self-Care Set

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Self-Care Set: Gifts on a Budget

Show her you care about her mental health by creating a self-care set. Some examples would be a new book (ideas can be found here), bubbles, new shampoo and conditioner, a hair or face mask (I like this one), or a new yoga mat or meditation pillow.

A Cute Home Accessory

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Home Accessory: Gifts on a Budget

That could be something as simple as a throw blanket you can cuddle under together or a sweet accent pillow for a corner that needs decorating – women love this stuff. There are also plenty of boutique stores around town or on Etsy that carry wooden signs with adorable sayings.

For the Men:

A Temperature-Controlled Tumbler

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Yeti Mug: Gifts on a Budget

There are so many on the market and I have expressed my love for the Ember Mug, however, many tumblers are great that don’t run 3 digits cost. A tumbler is definitely not something most men will shop for but will end up loving. Yeti is most people’s favorite, but I have heard a few people think Best In Kits is comparable to the Ember.

An Everyday Essentials Kit

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Toiletries Set: Gifts on a Budget

I find that men don’t splurge on things like a shaving kit, travel bag, or travel toiletries, or a manscaped kit and I bet if they did, they would highly enjoy. Why not make him feel expensive when he gets ready in the morning or travels by providing a new kit he can enjoy from home or away?

A Journal

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Men’s Journal: Gifts on a Budget

With mindfulness being so important in this day and age, I find a journal to be deeply personal and also something men wouldn’t buy for themselves. Encourage your man to take time to write his thoughts or express daily gratitude by giving him a masculine journal. I bought this one for my husband and I love it… we’ll see what he thinks.

A Framed Momento

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Framed Momento: Gifts on a Budget

While women love pictures, guys thrive on ego. Try tracking down something personal or an accomplishment and get it framed. This could be his degree, a memorable concert, the scorecard from his best round of golf, a program from an awards banquet, or a personal project that he completed. Guaranteed he will appreciate this and love that you took notice.

I’ll say it again… a Coupon Book

Valentine's Day Gift Guide On a Budget: Quick, Easy, and Cheap gifts you can give to your partner on Valentine's Day
Love Coupons: Gifts on a Budget

Let’s be honest here, I’m not sure there isn’t a guy who wouldn’t love a good old-fashioned coupon book! I’m talking whenever they want, wherever they want, or some nice sexual fantasy he can finally play out!  Hubba hubba!

What has been your favorite Valentine’s Day gift or activity that didn’t cost a lot of money?

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