Great Gift Ideas for Celebrating a Frugal Valentine's Day : #5

Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day

Last year, Americans spent nearly $18 billion on Valentine’s Day — that’s an average of $120 per Cupid’s arrow!

But with the economy tanking and job losses hitting an all time high, even lovebirds might not be in the mood to sing. The good news is that romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of ways to woo your Valentine while appealing to a pocketbook of any size. So join us as we take a look at frugal and imaginative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

5. Court the Element of Surprise
Sending flowers is overplayed. Giving heart-shaped boxes of chocolate is passé. Instead of going with an overplayed — and over-priced — gift option, try to court the element of surprise. Sweet, heartfelt and frugal surprises. Like filling her office with red and white balloons (the kind you blow up and tie yourself — not the costly helium-filled ones). Or packing a picnic lunch with all his favorite snack foods. Or scoring two tickets to that Indy rock concert she has been dying to see.

If surprises aren’t your forte, try paying closer attention to the little things. Believe it or not, your sweetie drops lots of little clues all day long about how and when he or she would like to be surprised. In fact, picking up on those clues will probably be the biggest — and sweetest — surprise of all.

For more great and non budget-busting Valentine’s Day gift ideas check out our article – Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day.

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