7 Affordable V-Day Gifts for Your Significant Other

Gifts that won’t cost a thing…

Valentine’s day is coming up, and many get hung up on gifts during this time of year. The list is endless, from chocolates to roses and giant teddy bears. I have a gift guide of a few moments you can create with your significant other this year. 


  1. Baking

I started baking during quarantine, and now it has become my all-time stress-reliever. Plus, I love sharing my treats with friends and family. Find some cake inspo on Pinterest or TikTok and bake a few pastries such as cupcakes or a minimalistic mini box cake. You can use cake mix straight from the box or whisk up a TikTok recipe. A simple heart-shaped cake with a meaningful message piped in icing can be the perfect treat. 

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  1. Go Digital

Show some love through graphic design! There are a ton of Valentine’s Day templates on websites like Canva and Over. Think about exploring the digital realm this year and put a collage, card, or letter together. This graphic gift can even be used as a screensaver or print out. Personalize this gift with some of your favorite photos or quotes. Think about it as a V-Day mood board!

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  1. Get Crafty 

Go old school and hand make a valentine’s day card. Take it back to your elementary school days. You can print out pictures or use magazine cutouts. Polaroid pictures are perfect for this gift. You can include a love letter or get creative with v-day coupons such as “Valid for 1 Brunch Date.” 

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  1. Plan a Drive

Plan a social distanced trip! Getaway and go on a long drive outside of the city. I live in Oregon, and my to-go spot is the coast. Pack some snacks and catch a sunrise or sunset with your significant other. A nice view plus good company will make your day extra special. If you’re up for it, plan a picnic at the beach, park, viewpoint, or wherever you may end up driving. 

charcuterie board with fruit and cheese Photo by Kate Hliznitsova from Unsplash

  1. Movie Night

Grab all of your favorite snacks and plan a moviethon. Get creative and use your phone as a projector. Pop some popcorn and enjoy a cozy night in. Drive-in movie theaters are also really popular, so check to see any in your area. For a few extra bucks, an outdoor movie would be a great date night! 

Selective Focus Photography of Popcorns Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

  1. Cook a Meal Together 

Recreate your favorite takeout menu! What is a place you miss dining at? What place has the best burgers? Pretend it’s date night and have a cook-off. Change into a nice outfit and enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of your own home. 

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  1. Have a Self-Care Night

Share your favorite beauty skincare tips and tricks. Relax into the night with a mellow playlist and make some drinks while you both chill with a facemask. 

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I hope you take to one of these 7 fun and easy activities for Valentine’s Day! Remember, you don’t have to buy anything fancy. A gesture is worth 1000 words. Don’t splurge when you can create a special moment!