Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you find it completely unnecessary to splash out on an extravagant meal, expensive necklace or luxurious trip away, you may find yourself in need of inspiration for cheap gift ideas. Discover how to woo your other half without breaking the bank this February 14th.
Make Afternoon Tea at Home
Afternoon tea has become quite a trend in the last few years and while it’s an extremely delicious British pastime, it can be pretty expensive too, let alone on one of the most romantic days of the year.
You’ll end up paying over the odds for fingers sandwiches and scones just because it’s Valentine’s Day and, let’s face it, there’s usually a sandwich filling you’re not fussed on anyway. So, why not create your own at home?
Make sandwiches you know you’ll both love and, if you’re feeling really adventurous, make your own baked goods from scratch. If not, you can pick up some posh pastries from the supermarket.
Treat your significant other to a spot of home afternoon tea this February 14th. They’ll truly appreciate the time and effort that has gone into it and you won’t have to spend a small fortune at a hotel or swanky restaurant: win-win!
Make Handmade Coupons
Handmade coupons are perfect if you want to pamper your bae without going overboard. You can find a range of templates online and print them out or make them by hand; it depends on how creative you are!
Come up with ideas you know they’ll appreciate, from breakfast in bed to a back massage. Not only are these coupons a cheap way to spoil him or her on Valentine’s Day, they’ll reveal your thoughtful side too. Try and make the coupons as personal as possible to gain extra brownie points.
This idea will go down a treat; there’s nothing more romantic than taking a trip down memory lane and reliving your first date. Whether you went to the cinema, dined out at a restaurant or went for drinks, these are all experiences you can recreate at home.
If you went to the cinema, get hold of the film you watched and create a dreamy setting in your living room. Buy Pick N Mix, turn off the lights and watch the film you first watched together in the comfort of your own home. This is a truly unique way to spend Valentine’s Day and, best of all, he or she won’t expect it!
If you have a pull out sofa bed in your lounge, even better; you can stay put until morning! It’ll be a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget.
About the Author – Joy Richards is the sleep and wellness specialist at Happy Beds, the UK’s leading bed and mattress store. At Happy Beds, Joy blogs about sleep science, shares her top tips and stylish bedroom design ideas.