13 – Interesting and budget-friendly ways to surprise your valentine

Valentine’s Day is one day in the year dedicated to couples. Romance is in the air, and whether you’re sixteen or sixty, you’re bound to be affected by it. It’s a day to surprise your valentine with a wonderful, thoughtful gift. It’s the thought that counts and you need not make a dent in your bank balance to make your Valentine happy. A gift which is inexpensive, yet shows how much you care has much greater value. Here’s a list of some budget-friendly gifts for your valentine. Better yet, some of the gifts are things you can give every day to keep the spark and romance alive:

1. Weekly date

dating couple

Starting with this valentine, commit to spending quality time with your partner. It could be just feeding the birds in the park or a fancy outing – the idea is to enjoy the company of your partner. And what could be a better day to start this if not on Valentine’s day? Don’t forget some flowers and chocolates though!

2. Give him/her a much-needed rest

Give your loved one some much-needed rest – do all the chores, clean up the house, so that she can put up her feet for a day and enjoy relaxing on the couch. If you are married for decades and seem to have lost the spark, this is the best way to surprise your valentine.

3. Write poems

write poems

Write poems for her/him. If you’re not the poetic type, just write your feelings for him/her. Heartfelt feelings on paper are better than a poem and would make him/her feel really special. Besides, they don’t cost a thing. Yet they are truly valuable.

4. Visit an amusement park

Amusement parks are fun and cheap. You would be just as happy as giddy teenagers in love as you enjoy the different rides and feel the thrill again.

5. Cook a romantic meal to surprise your valentine

Cook a romantic meal

You can cook your partner’s favorite meal on Valentine’s day. Light some scented candles and take out your best china. With romantic music playing in the background, you can’t go wrong.  Strawberries and cream or some fondue chocolate is a great dessert your that loved one would love to have. Your Valentine will certainly be blown away by your efforts!

6. Pick some wildflowers

Flowers speak their own language – pick some pretty wildflowers if you can, or select her favorite flowers to make a personalized bouquet.

7. Plan a sunset picnic

sunset picnic

Get a babysitter if you have kids and surprise your loved one with a picnic at sunset. The food need not be elaborate and wait for the stars. Enjoy some vino under the stars – and when the moment’s right, surprise your valentine with a gift!

8. Make a CD of his/her favorite songs

This is one gift which never grows old – whether you’re a teenager or a middle-aged human; you can make a CD of his/her favorite numbers.

9. Create a digital album to surprise your valentine

 social-media

Collect the photos of both of you offline or social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and create a lovely digital book of memories. You could add some music to make it more personal and write about the times when you felt really close to him/her.

10. Go crazy and shout out your love…

…online. Instead of shouting from the cliff tops, declare your love online. Tweet about it and get others to retweet it! Valentine’s Day is the day you can be a little cheesy, and can also be forgiven for it! You might even put up a sign on your lawn declaring your eternal love for your soulmate.

11. Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed

Start the day with breakfast in bed. Add a lovely flower too! Women love to be pampered, and breakfast in bed tops the list when it comes to pampering tactics. Make a cute effort on this special day and surprise your valentine.

12. Watch a classic romance movie at home

Snuggle up and watch classic romantic movies to rekindle sweet memories with your significant other.

13. Recreate the magic

togetherness

If you remember the first time you went on a date with him/her, recreate the magic of the first date. Dress up for the occasion and don’t forget the flowers.

Valentine’s Day gifts need not be pricey at all. Express your feelings with interesting, thoughtful gifts which say you care.

Before you go…

Confessing your love to someone special requires your utmost efforts and fresh ideas. Simply putting your feelings in writing or straight away saying “I love you” is not at all romantic. You need to express your love out loud and make the occasion special to your loved one.

Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion for all those who are planning to propose to the love of their life. It is not an easy task and can even make a brawny man quiver.

You don’t need to worry because every problem has a solution, and if you haven’t been able to come up with some new ideas, we might do you some good. Below are some classic ideas of proposing to your precious one.

Romantic ways to propose on Valentine’s Day

Create a romantic environment

romantic proposal

For a romantic proposal, you first need to create a romantic atmosphere. If you are at your place, you can light candles all around the room. In the center of the room, make a heart-shaped design with rose petals and place a diamond ring in between. You should keep the background red with a combination of black color. This will surely make your partner appreciate your efforts.

Record a personal home video

Record a personal home video

When you plan something special for your partner you should always remember to put some personal efforts to it. The beautiful moments you had captured with your partner can be combined with some romantic song playing in the background. At the end of the video, you can record your proposal this will certainly leave your partner surprised and emotional.

Up in the Air

hire a plane with a big banner displaying your partner’s name

Expressing your love in a unique way is quite challenging. If you have a fat wallet, you should certainly go for this one. You need to hire a plane with a big banner displaying your partner’s name and asking him/her to marry you. This way you can telecast your love for your partner all over the place. Make sure that you are with her at that flabbergasted moment watching her go on cloud nine.

Say it loud

 dance together

You can take your partner to a party where you can dance together. You can then ask the DJ to play your partner’s favorite song. After the song is over, you can ask the DJ to pass on the mike and then you can confess your love and feelings. Propose to her out loud on the dance floor and make it a day to remember.

Propose with food

Propose with food

You can take your partner to his/her favorite restaurant, arrange everything beforehand with the manager. When you reach your destination don’t get anxious or excited about the event. Keep your calm and casually ask for the menu. The moment your partner opens the menu, he/she will be surprised to see your romantic proposal. You can even put some more creative ideas to it depending on your partner’s choice.

Special Delivery

 decorate your partner’s mailbox

You can decorate your partner’s mailbox with some red and white ribbons. Before she takes notice of it, place an extra special package inside the mailbox. You can write your proposal and place a proposal ring inside the package. Make a call and ask her to receive the package, and watch her face light up as she sees the proposal.

Summary

We all want to express our love and do something extraordinary on Valentine’s Day. Proposing on such occasion is nerve cracking so if you want to make your Valentine’s Day an unforgettable moment, start working on it now! Always discuss your plans beforehand with your close friend for feedback. Be romantic and express your love to the fullest on this coming Valentine’s Day.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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