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Valentines day ideas for her

Valentine Day gifts for him or her

Instead of buying your loved one the typical flowers, chocolate, and Hallmark card for Valentine’s Day, give them something from the heart. Priceless Valentine’s Day gifts for her or him are the most thoughtful and appreciated and are typically inexpensive. After doing some research, and from former experience, we have created a list of priceless Valentine’s Day gifts your special someone will love.

Check out our list below:

Valentine Day romantic gifts

Make dinner yourself! Skip the expensive, over-crowded restaurants on Valentine’s Day and make a romantic dinner instead. Surprise your loved one with their favorite meal and their favorite wine or cocktail. If you are not much of a cook, pick up take out and pretend it’s your own; they don’t have to know, and if they do, they will appreciate the gesture. Dining in also allows you to enjoy some one-on-one time with your loved one without dealing with the loud Valentine’s Day restaurant crowd. So light the candles and start cooking (or ordering) and sweep your special someone off their feet.

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with home-made love coupons. Stick them in a card or place them on your loved one’s pillow to surprise them when they wake up. Love coupons are easy to make and are inexpensive. Simply divide a piece of paper into six rectangles, write the request, decorate, and cut! If you are short on time, pre-made, printable coupons can be found for FREE online. Click here to download these love coupons for FREE at Just print and fill in your coupons to easily create this special gift!

Instead of buying pre-packaged chocolates and candies, make your own treats! Making them yourself allows you to customize and personalize your sweets according to your loved one’s preferences. You can bake a heart shaped cake with a special message on top, or make delicious chocolate candies with your loved one’s favorite ingredients, like peanut butter, inside! Delicious, personal, and inexpensive; viol ah!

Create a gift basket filled with their favorite things! Baskets can be purchased for cheap at the dollar store, as well as candy and snacks. Depending on your loved one’s interests, consider filling their basket with beer or wine, concert or sports tickets, specialty foods, cooking supplies, beauty supplies, arts and crafts, and more! Deliver the basket yourself to make the gift extra-special!

Surprise your loved one with a scrapbook or photo book of your favorite memories together. Include funny and sweet quotes and captions for your pictures, as well as any mementos including ticket stubs, programs, etc. to make your gift even more personal and special. Not so crafty or don’t have the time? Photo books can be made quickly and inexpensively online without ever having to leave the comfort of your home! Some of our favorite websites to use are and They are currently offering 40-50% photo books until February 12th, making them even more affordable!

Instead of buying a generic Hallmark card, make your own card! Personalize your card by writing a special message, poem, or song inside. Make your card extra special by spritzing it with your most seductive perfume or cologne, and by adding a photo of your favorite memory together on the front or inside of your card.

Surprise your loved one with secret messages! Write a secret message on a piece of paper or a post-it note and place it somewhere for your loved one to find. Tell them why you love them, or excite them with hints of what to expect later Valentine’s Day night. You can even make it into a game by hiding multiple messages for them to find throughout the day by placing notes in their jacket pocket, their lunch, or in the fridge. They will be excited to find and read each one!

Skip dinner and plan a fun activity instead! What does your loved one like to do? If they like sports, take a trip to the batting cages, play hoops, or hit the slopes! If they are into art take them to a museum or gallery opening; they are inexpensive and some are even free! Ice skating can be a fun, romantic activity for Valentine’s Day as well. No matter what you decide to do, spending time together and enjoying each other’s company is the best present you can give.

Pamper them! Surprise your loved one with a romantic massage or foot rub. After a long day at the office, nothing is better than winding down with a glass of wine and a rub down. Purchase a bottle of scented massage oil and clear out an area for your loved one to relax and lay down. Light some candles and turn on some romantic music to set the mood. Then get to work; they will love you for it!

Make a Spotify Playlist of songs that describe your relationship. This will allow your loved one to take a piece of you everywhere, and they will love that you created it yourself.

Are you planning a romantic getaway for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Don’t let lack of funds get in your way! Apply for a personal loan with Mariner Finance today!

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