Inexpensive gifts for that special someone


Tania Pacheco-Reyes, Editor

That time of the year is coming up when the snow is starting to melt off the grass and love is roaming the air. It’s time to start thinking about what gifts to give your loved ones for Valentine’s Day. It can always feel like a lot of pressure to come up with the right gift. However, there is no need to spend a lot in order to show your love and appreciation. Here are some ideas for some inexpensive gifts to gift your loved one.


A photo album and scrapbook filled with meaningful memories and photos.

Photos are the best way to remember memorable moments when you and a loved one had a great time. You can easily print out photos from your camera roll. Apps such as CVS and Walgreens Photos make it easy for you to select photos to print out. The best part is that typically a 4×6 photo is only 12 cents each.


Baking a treat or cooking a nice Dinner

The way to someone’s heart is through the power of food. A great gift for that special someone would be making a delicious Valentine’s dinner or a delicious baked good. To begin planning for this gift, look for recipes ahead of time. Some useful websites for dinner recipes are The Food Network. They have a variety of different recipes that are Valentine’s Day themed. For baking Valentine’s Day treats, Brit & Co is also a great option.


Crafting something meaningful

Put the wow factor in your gift by using your crafting skills. Nothing is better than a gift made with love! You can gather ideas by going to Pinterest, and searching through different boards in order to get a few ideas. Depending on what you want to make, there are different categories you can choose from. You can also gather ideas by talking to your loved one’s closest friends.


Writing a sentimental letter

You might not be a Jane Austen, but surely expressing your love and gratitude in the writing can be a great gift. Expressing your feelings of love and gratitude in the form of a letter can be really meaningful to someone. It isn’t every day that you express your feelings freely, so give it a try.


Enjoying the beauty of the natural world

Another great gift is planning a small trip. Of course, the beauties of the outdoor world are at no cost. Take your loved one on an evening stroll at the park with a lake. Maybe a beautiful location to see the sunset. You can make the gift even better by planning a small lunch and picnic.



The classic chocolates and flowers.

You can never go wrong with the classic heart-shaped chocolates and a bouquet of flowers. There are different types of chocolates that are delicious and inexpensive. One of the most popular, inexpensive brands of chocolates is Lindt LINDOR truffles.  When selecting flowers, there are different types of options that are inexpensive. There are usually inexpensive, premade bouquets at your local grocery store. These chocolates paired with a bouquet of flowers make for the standard, inexpensive Valentine’s gift.