February 14, Valentine’s Day. A day of love, new or old. With this special day coming so close on the heels of the Christmas holiday season, it may be a hard time to buy your loved one an expensive Valentine’s Day gift. So consider these free and inexpensive gift ideas for him or her, and give the gift of love this February 14th.
Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him or Her #1: Homemade Dinner
Make a homemade meal for your loved one. Consider a simple chicken-dish or vegetable stir-fry. Fondues are also romantic recipe ideas for homemade dinners. You can have them as your main dish, or as appetizers using a cheese fondue set. For dessert, chocolate fondues are romantic and tasty.
There are many recipe ideas online and you can improvise along the way. No matter the food selection you choose, be sure to create the right mood. Light some candles and play some music you both like. Take care to set the table ahead of time and do any prep-work beforehand to eliminate as much mess as possible. Snacking on some wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries can also help set the Valentine’s mood while dinner is finishing cooking.
Free Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him or Her #2: Relaxing Foot or Body Massage
This gift is absolutley free to offer and, if your loved one likes massages, it will be much appreciated. Set the mood when giving the foot or body massage by:
- Dimming the lights in the room
- Play relaxing music
- Have your partner get comfortable in a chair, on the bed or couch
- Use scented or unscented massage oils for a smoother massage
- Unplug the phones, turn the cell phones off and avoid all distractions
Go ahead, spice it up a little too if you feel adventurous. Rub a rose, petal-end, along your partner’s body. Lightly brush his or her skin with a soft feather to accompany the massage. Take time to enjoy the moment and spend some quality time together.
Free Valentines Day Gifts for Him or Her #3: Bubble Bath
If your partner likes bubble baths then here is another free gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Use it on its own or in combination with other free and inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
Draw your partner a nice warm bubble bath. Light some candles in the bathroom, but be sure to follow candle directions to ensure no unfortunate fires break out. Play some soft music in the room and dim the lights or turn them off and allow the room to be lit up by candlelight. While your partner is bathing, you can offer to massage his or her back or offer a foot massage.
Consider jumping into the tub yourself and joining your partner. It can be a time to relax in a quiet environment or a time to chat and enjoy some quality time as well.
Free and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him or Her #4: Homemade Crafts
If you are good at making crafts or or other forms of art such as painting, poetry or wood-working, you have an advantage. Consider making something for your loved one with your own hands. This is also a great idea for children who wish to make something for their parents or grandparents.
If you are not sure what to make your loved one for Valentine’s Day, look up some ideas online. There are some free gift ideas on the Internet as well as others that may have minimal expenses associated with them. Creating photo albums of fun times together or making a jewelry box are only some of the many gift ideas out there.
No matter what you choose, remember: Valentine’s Day is a day to tell that special person that you love them. It’s a time to relax and enjoy each others company. It doesn’t have to cost lots of money, nor is it necessary to spend outrageous amounts of money on gifts. The best gifts come from the heart and will form loving memories for years to come.