Valentine’s Day has so many fun and romantic traditions. Children pick out their favorite themed Valentine’s cards to hand out at school, parents create crafts and treats for school parties or home activities, and significant others plan a special date with the perfect gift to celebrate their loved ones. Dozens of flowers, expensive chocolates, diamonds, and extravagant dates fill our social feeds every year. While these romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas are extraordinary, it isn’t always feasible to spend thousands of dollars to plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day for the person you love most. No matter how much you want to.
Planning a romantic date doesn’t have to mean spending a ridiculous amount of money. You can plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Planning something special for your significant other will show them how much you care and listen to what makes them feel loved. Check out some of our favorite inexpensive gift ideas for Valentine’s Day to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date that your significant other will not forget!
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day
The greatest gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Think about some of the best gifts you have received and why they were so meaningful. A romantic Valentine’s Day date doesn’t have to break the bank to show your significant other how much you care. Sometimes less is more, and you can easily plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day with a romantic gift using some of these inexpensive gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Create Your Own Themed Gift Baskets
If you are having trouble coming up with romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas, try thinking about things your significant other loves to do. Do they love game nights or movie nights? Maybe they enjoy wine tastings or just being pampered. Create a beautiful and romantic Valentine’s Day gift by making a date night gift basket to give them a dream date at home with some of their favorite things! And don’t forget to cover all of your bases. If it’s an activity for both of you, make sure you have childcare covered for the kids and create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. Light candles, pick out their favorite flowers, open a bottle of wine, or create a special playlist. However, you set the mood, make sure it is well planned to make your significant other feel special. Here are a few of our favorite themed date night gift basket ideas!
Movie Night at Home Gift Basket
If your significant other loves a good flick, create the best possible date night gift basket with a movie night in with their favorite treats. Set the scene (pun definitely intended) and make it cozy! Add cozy blankets and pillows to the floor or sofa to create a comfy space to snuggle up and enjoy your favorite movies. If you already have a projector, set up a movie night under the stars in your backyard for added romance. Pick a theme for the evening and watch a specific genre or series. For older movies, you can find actual DVDs pretty inexpensively at local stores or even on Amazon. Actual DVDs are great for the date night gift basket and are great mementos to have from the evening. Or research ahead of time to see what streaming platforms you can use. Light candles, dim the lights and make sure to fill the basket with all of their favorite treats. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions to complete the perfect movie night basket.
Spa Day at Home Gift Basket
Sometimes a spa day is exactly what the doctor ordered. However, spa days can come with a very high price tag. If your significant other loves to be pampered, turn your home into their own personal spa! Draw a bubble bath surrounded by candles and rose petals and dim the lights. Have a peaceful spa playlist playing in the bathroom and have their favorite beverage waiting by the tub. Have a cozy robe and slippers ready for them to slip on after their bath. Set up a massage station for a relaxing back or foot massage and make a gift basket full of all the spa day necessities. Schedule a nap for them in the itinerary after being pampered to help complete the perfect Day. Here are a few of our favorite spa day products to add to your gift basket!
If your significant other enjoys trying something new, an at-home wine tasting date is the perfect inexpensive gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Create a beautiful date night gift basket by selecting five to seven bottles of wine for you and your significant other to try. Include additional gifts for your evening like new wine glasses, crackers, gourmet cheeses, and nuts.
If you want to do a blind tasting, pre-label each bottle with a number and create a key to reference after your tasting. You can place each bottle in a paper bag to hide the name and type of wine. Have a carafe of water and a plate of crackers close by to cleanse your palate after you try each wine. Provide a spit bucket to create the full effect of an official wine tasting. Write down your guess and rating for each wine and compare them together.
After the tasting, enjoy a delicious meal together over candlelight. Rating each wine is an enjoyable way to find a new favorite wine together and create a meaningful memory. Prepare for the evening with some of our favorite bar items!
If you and your significant other enjoy a little competitive fun, create a game-themed date night gift basket! Fill a basket full of board games, card games, and yummy treats and drinks. As always, don’t forget to set the mood! Light candles, select their favorite candy and flowers and have their favorite drink ready to escape into a fun and romantic game night. Check out some of our suggestions to create the perfect date night gift basket.
Make Something Meaningful
Sometimes the most thoughtful gifts don’t come from a store. Think of a few romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are special to your significant other. Write a song or poem about what they mean to you or a meaningful memory you share. Frame song lyrics from your first dance at your wedding or create a photo book of your favorite memories together. A sentimental and thoughtful gift is something they will hold on to and cherish forever.
Subscription boxes are so fun and the gift that keeps on giving! Plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day by giving your significant other something they love throughout the year! Find a company that your significant other will love and have boxes of their favorite things delivered to their door each month! You can select how often your significant other receives a box to make sure it fits in your budget. And many of the subscription boxes are more affordable than you might think! Have the first box sent to you before Valentine’s Day so that you can give them the box on the day and have all future deliveries sent to your significant other. Each month they will receive an extra special reminder of how much you love them and think about what will bless them! Here are a few of our favorite subscription boxes!
If you are trying to think of a romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea, look no further! The Adventure Challenge subscription box is for you! Finding time to plan date night can be challenging, but it’s so important to have uninterrupted time with your significant other. The Adventure Challenge boxes offer so many different fun and exciting date night activities for you and your significant other to fall in love all over again. From dinner dates and adventure dates to more romantic date plans, you can select the box that is just right for you and your significant other. Each date night is perfectly planned to let you and your significant other just let loose and enjoy spending time together. The Adventure Challenge box is definitely a Valentine’s Day gift to keep your date night’s spontaneous and exciting!
If your significant other enjoys keeping their bar stocked with different premium liquors, Taster’s Club Stock the Bar Club is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Each month you will receive a different type of liquor ranging from rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey, gin, and bourbon. Or, if your significant other prefers sampling one specific type of liquor, you can select to receive different kinds of that liquor. The Stock the Bar Club is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for those who love to entertain and sample different types of premium liquor.
Birchbox Beauty Subscription
Birchbox is the perfect gift to let your significant other discover new beauty products to add to their regimen. Each box contains a mix of skin, hair, and makeup products. Your significant other will need to fill out a beauty profile for this subscription to ensure the right products are curated for their box. So this one will need to be gifted through a sweet card first so that they can complete the beauty profile first.
A coffee subscription is a really thoughtful gift for the coffee lover in your life! Fill out a short survey to specify if you would prefer whole beans or freshly ground, espresso or decaf, and light, medium, dark, or a variety. Each month you will receive four different coffee flavors making between 16-24 cups of coffee a month! Who doesn’t love a fresh cup of coffee to start their day? A coffee subscription will definitely be a favorite Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, and if you are lucky, they might even share!
Meal Delivery Subscription
Suppose your significant other likes to cook but is tired of grocery shopping and coming up with new recipes. In that case, a meal delivery subscription like Martha Steward is a really thoughtful and delicious Valentine’s Day gift. Complete a short questionnaire to specify the types of food you would like to cook and select how many meals you receive each week. From there, you can choose each recipe for each week or have Marley Spoon pick for you for a fun surprise! You will receive a weekly box containing everything you need for each meal with a beautiful recipe card that you can keep to make again!
Audible is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift if your significant other loves to read but doesn’t have a lot of time to curl up with a good book! The Audible Premium Plus package includes one free title each month that is yours to keep! A subscription to Audible is definitely the gift that keeps on giving.
Plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date or weekend away by gifting an experience that you and your significant other won’t forget. Planning something new that is meaningful to your relationship will create lasting memories and show how much you love them.
Plan the perfect date night or a weekend getaway with Groupon! Groupon is a great site to find romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas through exciting activities or weekend getaways at a discounted rate. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, this is a great site to find fun and new things to do in your hometown or in a new travel destination!
For an extra special Valentine’s Day, plan a weekend away together! Sites like Airbnb and Priceline help you find great deals on travel experiences for the perfect romantic weekend away. For an extra touch, find a creative way to gift the experience to your significant other. For example, wrap new luggage tags to give with a Valentine’s Day card telling where you are going for your romantic getaway!
A meaningful and romantic gift doesn’t have to cost anything at all! If you are trying to come up with romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas that don’t require spending any money, plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day by finding ways to help relieve stress for your significant other. To have a tangible way to gift this, create a sweet coupon book that they can redeem at any time. Each coupon can have something specific to your significant other—for example, a foot massage or a night off from making dinner. Think of things they love or would love a break from and do that for them!
Or turn a romantic Valentine’s Day date into the “14 Days of Love” and do something extra for your significant other each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. You can create a card for each day for them to open in the morning, letting them know what you will be taking over that day. For example, wash and detail their car, clean the house, grocery shop, get the kids up and ready for school while they sleep in. Think of their day-to-day responsibilities that you can take over to give them a much-needed break.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Did any of these inexpensive gift ideas for Valentine’s Day stand out to you? We would love to hear some of your favorite romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas in the comment section below!
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