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.
9. Mix It Up
Remember back in high school, when you and your beau would make mix tapes for each other? You carefully picked each song for its weighty symbolic value. Thanks to the advent of iTunes, you no longer need a double cassette recorder to create a compilation of love ballads. And, they don’t even need to ballads. (Down with mushy remakes of Mariah Carey — halleluyah!)
If you’re stumped for ideas, try visiting artofthemix.org. Upload the mix to his mp3 player and leave a heart-shaped note to enjoy on his morning commute.
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.