Cheap Gifts: For Those on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you may not know what to get your beloved. I would always tell my husband I prefer something handmade or cheap when we were a pair of college students on a tight budget.

Budget friendly gift ideas
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I think one of the hardest things to do in a new relationship is find a gift perfect for my new beau. If I am honest, I hadn’t had a new lover since 2000, but even then with the person who would become my husband, I had a hard time.

Below, you will find a few ideas on budget friendly or homemade gifts.  Each budget item will not go over $26.00 (us).

Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas

A Chocolate Treat

Is there anything more intimate than chocolate covered strawberries? What’s more is that you can make them yourself, showing you care enough to bake something for him or her.

Mix it up by giving her Godiva Chocolate Truffles (12.92 Amazon Prime). As four truffles come in the gift box, you could take turns feeding each other. Yum!

A Ticket Stub Diary

When you make memories with your significant other, she or he could keep them forever with a DYI scrapbook. This book would hold ticket stubs from the movie or concert you took them to. Buy the scrapbook, tickets, and give it as one gift.

Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer (13.99 Amazon Prime) can hold any ticket: movie, concert, and even a Broadway play. This scrapbook can serve as a reminder of the early days in your relationship as you both grow together.

A Mega-Fan Themed Gift

Is your date into Doctor Who? Perhaps, they have read the Harry Potter books seventy-nine times and are going through them for an eighth. For these people, a themed present centered on their fandom is the way to go. They will cherish the item—as long as they didn’t buy one themselves.

Looking for a DYI? Why not put together a gift basket for their favorite fandom?

An Intimate Game

A game centered on your relationship can make your bond stronger. If she or he is the type for that. In any relationship, communication is the key to happiness.

Vertellis Relationship Edition (19.99 Prime) helps you recall happy memories, discuss subjects that truly matter, and plan for the future.

Whiskey Stones

Perhaps, your partner likes a good, stiff drink? You can buy whiskey stones so their ice will never water down their drinks.

An exclusive Whiskey Stone set (19.99 Prime) has a high cooling technology that will allow their drink to stay cold for at least an hour.

Do you have some budget friendly ideas for couples? Let me know in the comments.

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Lydia lives in New York with her husband, a dark fantasy novelist, as well as their daughter. They are regular contributors to several charities, including the rescue of exotic cats from abuse.

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