Published on February 8, 2016 12:12 pm, by Jen Bakker
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. 6 weeks in to the year and it’s time to go shopping again. Make sure that you check your balance before you hit the shops. Have you budgeted what you would like to spend?
For some girls it’s all about hearts and flowers, others it’s the bling and still other’s it’s the thought that goes in to making Valentine’s Day special. Going crazy on a gift is a nice thought, but don’t get caught up in the moment and spend next month’s rent money.
There’s an increasing amount of literature saying that it’s experiences not material items that provide that warm feeling that comes back time and time again in the form of memories. Money makes the world go round but it’s worth remembering material things come and go, but it’s the memories that last forever.
There are lots of ways to make your girl feel loved that won’t cause you to overspend. A few candles and a nice meal might be what it takes or if you enjoy the fun of gift giving and surprising your woman, why not go quirky and creative this year? Inexpensive doesn’t have to be cheap.
Finding an experience that helps your Valentine feel the love is easy. Here’s a few things to inspire you and get your creative juices going:
For the more traditional who would like to present their partner with a token. Here’s some quirky gifts ideas that are creative and easy on the wallet:
Jen is an experienced banking professional who loves wine, coffee, finding a bargain and of course her three beautiful children. Since Jen's first budget led her to buy a home at 20, Jen has passionately helped others to make better decisions with their money.