Alright, so we’ve all been there before…$ is tight but we want to do something special and meaningful for those that we love =) One thing that I have noticed is how many times people confuse the price of something is equivalent to the meaning behind the action. However, what we all need to remember is that it’s all the little things that add up to make a beautiful gesture for those that we love. So here a few unique simple things that you can do with your loved one that either is free or pretty thrifty.

-Picnic- use and old guest bedroom sheet/blanket, make some sandwiches and snacks and grab your sweetie and go!)

-Cloud Watching- an oldie but goodie where you can share your imaginative side together-this can be an excellent conversation starter

-Frisbee- Oh yes, I will admit that my husband and I do go to the park and toss it around a bit 🙂 Highly entertaining!

-Games/Cards- Uno, Go Fish, Rummy, Spades, or my personal favorite Phase 10– this is a card game for a double date or a small group

Positive Affirmations:
-Post It Love- use post-its to say sweet somethings and then randomly place/hide them around the house for your sweets to find. The best is when they find one that you placed (and forgot about) months before!

-Lipstick & Mirrors – make use of that old lipstick that is no longer your color and write something sexy or sweet on a mirror

– Digital Love- make a sweet video, or text poem and send it to your sweets on your lunch break

-Handmade Card- this is not limited to just the ladies- use random scrap paper and embellishments to create something masterful for your love

-Make Paper Roses– there are a few YouTube videos and tutorials on the web

-Collage- take old photos of the two of you and make a collage of memories

-Photobook- Generally, for  $20 or less you can make a hardbound cover book of you and your partners adventures together-this makes an EXCELLENT gift for military members!

-Wine & Dine- Find a brand new recipe, go to the grocery buy a yummy but cheap bottle of wine.(seriously some of the $2 ones are better than the $20+)  and all the ingredients, make something delicious for your sweets.

-Bake a Sweet- bake something sweet for your sweetie 🙂 The mix and eggs alone are less than $10 and they will appreciate the effort

What ideas or creative and budget friendly have you done for a loved one? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

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