Giving a gift to your sweetheart does not need to break the bank. You can show your Valentine that you care in many ways! Here are 5 quick tips for frugal Valentines day gifts:
1. Say it with words.
Sometimes words speak louder than the most expensive gift. A handwritten note that spells out your love and devotion is the most thoughtful gift you can give. Often times the words “I love you” are not said enough. Writing not your forte? Try a video or voice recording that tells that special someone you love them. Or search online or at the library for some nice romantic poems and put a collection together to express your sentiments to the one you love.
2. Chocolate is always a winner.
Some say that Chocolate is an aphrodisiac, I don’t know about that but it sure pleasures the taste buds. My own personal favorite way to show my family my love is to make hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries. They think I spent all day making this luscious dessert but little do they know that it takes almost no time or skill to make them. Just melt some chocolate (I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips) and dip washed and dried strawberries. Lay them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and pop in the fridge for 30 min or more. To serve put on a pretty platter.
3. Save on Flowers.
Roses are another traditional Valentines day gift to give but the price of a dozen roses from a florist can break the bank at $50 or more. Instead, look to your local grocery store for a deals with a dozen roses at about half price from the florists prices. If cut roses seem a waste of money another thoughtful gift is to buy your sweetie a rose bush from the local garden center. My husband have given me a rose bush every year and those bushes mean more to me than any cut flowers he could give me. Each year as those bushes bloom I am reminded of his love for me.
4. Dine in instead of eating out.
The cost of a fine dinner out at a restaurant can be expensive. Instead of eating out consider setting up a romantic dinner at home (if you have children either wait till they go to bed or send them to the sitters). You can make a fabulous romantic dinner for much less. Set your table with a nice table cloth, some candles and put some soft music on the stereo, or spread a blanket on the floor and have a picnic. Don’t forget the bottle of wine or champagne!
5. Create gift coupons
Coupons are a Valentine gift that keeps on giving. You can make coupon on your computer using standard programs such as Microsoft Word. Some coupon ideas: a massage, a night out without the kids, a movie date, breakfast in bed, car wash, pedicure or use your imagination!
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If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day treat you have got to try this amazing recipe for Cherry & Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats. This is just a little take on your standard Rice Krispy treat but with the addition of some lovely chopped dried cherries and some semi-chocolate chips.
I also added a few drops of red food coloring to make these a lovely pink color which is just pure fun for Valentine’s Day. Of course food coloring is optional!
All of the ingredients in this recipe are frugal and things you can normally get rather cheap with coupons and sales. The dried cherries might be the hardest item to find a deal on but if you watch for it there ARE coupons and sales on dried fruit. Other ideas for saving money on the cherries is to buy in bulk at stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco or shop online at Amazon.
You can serve these to your family and friends right out of the pan. Or dress them up cute to pass out to the kids at school or co-workers at the office!
Here is how to make these yummy Chocolate & Cherry Rice Krispies Treats:
1Gather your ingredients: Butter, Mini Marshmallows, Rice Crispy Cereal, Dried Cherries, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips and if you want…red food coloring.
2In a large bowl, microwave the butter and the marshmallows together for about 2 minutes until the marshmallows are soft and puffed.
3While the marshmallows and butter are in the microwave, chop the dried cherries into large pieces.
4Remove the marshmallows from the microwave. Stir in the red food coloring if using. Gently stir in the cereal and the cherry pieces until everything has been coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add in the chocolate chips last.
In a large bowl, microwave the butter and the marshmallows together for about 2 minutes until the
marshmallows are soft and puffed.
While that is in the microwave, chop the dried cherries into large pieces.
Remove the marshmallows from the microwave. Stir in the red food coloring if using. Gently stir in the cereal and the cherry pieces until everything has been coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add in the chocolate chips last.
Pat the mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Cool and cut into squares to serve. Best if eaten within a day or two of making.
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[/pullquote]About This Movie
[quote style=”1″]The starriest cast you may ever see sparkles in a hilarious and heartwarming romcom from the director of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries. Stories crisscross, collide and boomerang in this look at a day in the life of love. There’s a proposal. Flowers that didn’t get sent. A big fat secret that’s finally told. The “I’ll show up and surprise him” that ended up surprising her. Fights, kisses, wrong turns, right moves and more. Whether new to or through with love, you’ll fall in love with this 19-star, funny-side-up celebration of romance.[/quote]
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If you are like me, scrambling for some cute Valentine’s Day card and/or gifts here are some adorable printables (not the coupon kind) that you can print out to create your own hand crafted V-day gifts!
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