Valentines: Spoil Your Special Someone Without
Breaking the Bank!
Valentine's day is almost here, the big day continues
to creep upon us and of course as always ... we
all scramble for the perfect gift but there's
always a problem -money! The big problem with
this holiday is that it comes right after Christmas
and just around the time all of us have paid those
dreaded credit card bills or right after we splurged
on a big extravagant gift for our special someone
If money is the problem or you've spent thousands
on a big gift at Christmas time, you can still
pull out a great gift because Valentine's is all
about love and romance, here's some ideas that
can help redeem you just when you need it.
The 14-Day Countdown
Just like the twelve days of Christmas slightly
altered! Beginning on the first day of February
start leaving coupons for a free full body massage,
a bubble bath or how about a manicure! Little
extras can be thrown in for steamy lovers like
a midnight meeting at your favorite spot or a
night out at a real hotspot or something as simple
as a shared burger down at the drive-in on the
corner. The sky is the limit and this builds intrigue,
not to mention how creative it truly is.
The Valentine Dream Box
This is a unique idea that can start off on
the first day of January and can be used a million
different ways; dreams for each other could be
a start. Simply take any kind of box, preferably
one with a lock on it so that there's no cheating
and make a slit opening just big enough to slide
in a note. Use two different colors of paper (pink
and blue) used to write notes for each other writing
down dreams for the other person, special thoughts,
ideas about the love you have for the other and
really let you imagination do the work.
On the big day, open it together and watch the
sparks fly as you take turns reading to each other,
mark the dates on each to stay on track.
Go Old School
Then again some couples tend to be a little traditional
re-creating their first date or re-visiting the
first spot where they met or the place they realized
they were hooked for life. Even if it's not possible
to go back to a monumental spot, recreating is
Think of various props such as napkins or food
or specific lighting or even music to set the
mood and any other items that can be obtained,
let the magic take over ... this is a beautiful
idea. The most important thing about Valentines
Day is that a couple can reflect on the past and
look towards the future ... together.
Show your special someone just how much you love
them and watch the sparks fly, after all love
and romance are two of the most prized possessions
that cannot be bought and your gift doesn't have
to be either.
About the Author
Lisa Gonzalez is a successful WAHM, a pizza junkie,
the owner of www.keywordprincess.com
www.zonemom.com and she rarely sleeps! Lisa
and her family call the picturesque coast of South
Carolina home where she makes her mark in the
world of Internet writing.