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Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those who are running out of time

Knock! Knock! It’s Valentine’s week. Even if you have forgotten the date, the lavish romantic displays throughout the city will remind you of the significance of this particular week.

Urgh! Is that a deep frown on your forehead? Has it something to do with the Valentine’s Day gift? I mean, are you still on a searching mode for the perfect gift for your sweetheart? Is money also a concern for you?

Well, I can understand your situation. (I have been in your situation a lot of time. Lol!) The entire country was on the celebration mode in the last 3 months. Obviously, that resulted in lots of meaningless expenses, and a huge number of credit card bills. So, it’s natural to have a tight budget for the Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Don’t panic and don’t lose hope. There are lots of quick, inexpensive, and last-minute gift ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Read below to see my gift ideas for an affordable Valentine’s Day celebration. It’s better late than never.

Last-minute budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas

These 4 last-minute budget-friendly gift ideas will surely win the heart of your Valentine and safeguard whatever little you have saved in the last few days.

1. Make ordinary gifts extraordinary with your personal touch

Just because you’re in a time crunch, it doesn’t mean that you can’t excel in the gift-giving department. You can buy ordinary gifts that are easily available and add a personal touch to them. That would make ordinary gifts extraordinary.

Picture frames are easily available. You can buy ordinary picture frames or collage picture frames from the market. Insert memorable pictures in the picture frames to make this ordinary gift extraordinary.

Just one tip: Select pictures that are special to both of you. Trust me, your Valentine will cherish the gift like a precious diamond.

2. Think what your Valentine loves to get gift ideas

Take a deep breathe and think about the stuff that your Valentine adores. For instance, most girls have a fetish for a good body wash. You can buy her favorite body wash and gift it to her. If your Valentine has a penchant for coffee, then you can gift her a basket of coffee, tea, and special cookies. You can decorate the basket with his or her name. Just take a print out of his or name in a paper and paste on the basket. You’re done.

3. Arrange a pampering session for your Valentine

A great last-minute Valentine’s day gift is to pamper your partner. You can book a day at the spa for him or her. You can also make an appointment in a parlor for a new makeover. Trust me, it’s a fabulous gift because your partner realizes that nothing is more important to you than his or her comfort.

4. Go on an impromptu picnic

Take a picnic basket and stuff it with sandwiches, cakes, chips, sodas, and other delicious snacks. Keep your cellphone at your home to give full attention to your spouse. Take your spouse to a nice park and spend quality time there. Go for a long walk and vent out your feelings to your partner. Make a list of 10 things you adore about your spouse and read them to him or her. If marriage is there on your mind, then it’s a perfect opportunity to propose her for that.

What else can you do?


Cook a sumptuous meal for your significant other to make him or her happy. Invite your partner to your house. Bake cookies for your partner or cook a three-course dinner for your partner – starting with entree and ending with a dessert. Serve the meal over a candlelit table. Play her favorite music to create a romantic atmosphere. Once the meal is over, you can give him or her a nice massage with essential oils. Trust me, your partner will remember this Valentine’s Day for a long time.

See also: Valentine’s Day – 7 Gifts to pamper yourself