If you have a honey by your side, it’s hard to deny the appeal of Valentine’s Day. But don’t panic, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive or over-the-top. Here is a list of low-key gift ideas that can still show your S/O how much you care.
Cook his favorite dish
There’s something to be said about classic date nights. After all, the way to many people’s hearts is through their stomach! Prepare a meal that he loves or surprise him with something new. It doesn’t have to be complicated; the effort is what counts.
Make a “slumber party” pack
Even if you’re living with your partner, having a slumber party is a goofy way to have fun and get nostalgic together. In the pack, include your favorite sleepover items from the past like microwave popcorn, cookie dough, movies and video games. This gift is friendly on your wallet too because the movies/games can be ones you already own or ones you can stream online. The only actual cost here is the junk food!
Arrange romantic mood-lighting
This is one for those who have a flavor for the dramatic. Hit up your local dollar shop or general discounter and stock up on these romance-starters. Once you’ve picked your candles, strategically (and safely) place them all around your home. If you’re really feeling extra, include a loving note next to each of your candles. You can even craft a story for him to follow that will conclude in the bedroom.
The gift of song
Ah yes, the glorious gift of music! This can come in many forms depending on how your partner best likes to listen to music. You can get them a subscription to a streaming service or a record if they’re old school.
Get creative with a DIY
If you’re not very crafty, use a service like Etsy for some help. Some ideas can include a phone case with a collage of their favorite things on it, couple’s string bracelets (which aren’t difficult to make!) or a decorative picture frame with a cute photo of you and your S/O together.
Make a card
Thoughtful cards are one of the most simple and classic ways to show someone that you care. The best part about cards is that when people really like them, they keep them forever. Pour your heart out about how much you appreciate your partner and why. You may not be a gushy person, but hey–it’s Valentine’s day so you have an excuse.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, make sure it comes from the heart.