Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t break the bank


Andrea Zamora, Features Editor

The month of February is the month to show appreciation towards a special person. Many people buy expensive gifts. Rather than breaking the bank, there are several ways to show your loved one you care that is both inexpensive and sentimental.  

Instead of going to a restaurant for dinner, you can stay home and cook dinner for you and your other half. Romance can be simple; just because you use your kitchen does not mean it won’t be special. The solution is to cook a delicious meal with dessert, and decorate the room your own special way.

The most simple and easy way to show affection is to make a card. A handwritten letter, where you can express your feelings signed by “Your Valentine” would make it even more sentimental on Valentine’s Day.

There are so many different ways for you to create these cards. You can draw a picture, cut stuff out if you like arts and crafts, or you can write an expressive love poem or love letter.

If you really are not the creative type, you can design one online. These homemade cards can be treasured for a lifetime. It is a way you can express yourself and say how you feel about your significant other in your own words.  

Alternative gifts can also be considered when it comes to Valentine’s Day. A book, for example, is the perfect gift for any occasion depending on whether or not your partner enjoys reading.  

Music is another great alternative gift. You can buy or download songs for your partner. Song should be the ones that your partner would enjoy the most. If you know how to play an instrument, you can also create a tune and play it for you partner. Even if you don’t sing, you can speak your love to the other person. Or you can make a mixtape or a mix CD of songs that remind you of your partner, which is a timeless and creative gift they will love.

Trying one of these ideas can maybe make this Valentine’s Day even more special. Instead of spending a ton of money, get creative and make this year special!