Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts

There are two great things about being cheap on Valentine’s Day:

1) You save money on an otherwise very expensive consumer holiday.
2) You have a chance to give a much more personalized and thought-out gift.

I’m a big fan of DIY gifts, especially when they come from a source of love and thoughtfulness over frugality. Some of the best gifts that I’ve received (and given) have been monetarily inexpensive, but had so much love, time and thought placed into them, that they had me shedding a tear of happiness.

With that in mind, let’s talk about some wonderful gifts that you can give your loved one without spending big bucks.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Idea #1: Make the gift

There’s something so unique and touching about receiving a hand-made gift. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a craft. Other great ideas are:

  • A video
  • A poem
  • A handmade Valentine’s card
  • Writing a song
  • A beautiful letter
  • Cooking/baking something
  • Coupons (sexy or loving!)

Idea #2: Use Fiverr

Fiverr has some awesome gigs for Valentine’s Day, from having someone sing a song dedicated to your love, to making a beautiful graphic of you both. Below are a few gigs I found particularly amusing – and the best part is… they only cost $5!

Valentine’s Love Book
Valentine’s Love Book – a romantic option
Professor Puppet expresses your love
Professor Puppet expresses your love
Lego Couple Graphic – bc it’s freaking adorable!
Lego Couple Graphic – bc it’s adorable!






Idea #3 – Make it a day of appreciation

Often, we’re so bogged down with routine, stress and work that we forget to show our love & appreciation for each other. Valentine’s Day is a great chance to put all the exhaustion aside and show your partner just how much they mean to you. Whisper sweet nothings in their ear, kiss them with passion, and make them feel desired and cherished.  A massage is always a great gift idea that can help soothe tension away and make your other half feel cared for.

nightskyOne of my favorite ways to enjoy the holiday is by spending quality alone time together, especially in a quiet and relaxing spot. Depending on where you are, that could mean sitting by a fireplace with hot coco, or stargazing at the park. Talk to each other and really listen – it’s one of the best gifts you can give each other.


Are you also a frugal Valentine’s gifter? Share your budget gift ideas below!

About Ronnie E.

Ronnie is the frugal Latina of the group. Hailing from the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bolivia, she lives and breathes frugality. She loves to figure out how to spend less money and takes on the challenge of finding great deals and cheaper options every day.

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