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. Before overheating the credit card again why not have a look at your bank account? Have you budgeted what you would like to spend?
Going crazy this month on a gift for your loved one is a nice thought, especially if you don’t get caught up in the moment and spend next month’s rent money. If you’re anything like me you don’t really budget for V. Day. A few candles and a nice meal is all it takes to make this girl happy. If you’re a bit the same, but you still enjoy the fun of gift giving and surprising your man, why not go quirky and creative this year?
Inexpensive doesn’t have to be cheap. As a bonus there is an increasing amount of literature to tell us 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, money, money makes the world go round. But it’s worth remembering in our pursuit of the perfect gift, material things come and go, it’s the memories that last forever.
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 man with a token. Here are some quirky gifts ideas that are creative and easy on the wallet:
Creative (and easy on the wallet) gift ideas:
Whatever you do and whatever you decide, remember the spirit of the day, and that’s for your true love to feel the warmth of your love on this day.
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.