Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to know if you are ready? Did you go all out with jewelry and candies, or do you have plans for a little fine dining in the evening? The truth of the matter is V-Day kinda is an investment as there is really no getting around dishing out dough.
If you happen to be short on cash or just don’t want to spend a small fortune to show someone how much you love them, we have a few ideas for you. As the saying goes – home is where the heart is and we can think of no better way to get the romance going than in your own abode. The smallest of gestures can become truly thoughtful leaving a lasting impression on the intended.
Remember – it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag (well, in an ideal world at least).
- Relaxing bath. Draw a bath for your beloved as soon as they come home from work. This will help to set the mood and keep things comfy. Extra credit to those who provide bath-side service of wine or champagne.(Gotham Tub Pillow, Waterworks)
- Illuminate with candles. Candles are an absolute must when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Use them around your house to enhance the intimacy. (Artisan Pomegranate Blend Soy Candle, Evoluxe)
- Pathway of petals. If a bouquet of roses and other popular flowers are too expensive for your budget, purchase a small bag of fresh petals for a similar sentiment. You can also buy a few stems (or a half dozen) and crush them yourself. Once you have your petals, create a pathway to the dining room for a romantic dinner or the bedroom for…you know.
- Shower for two. Let’s not kid ourselves – winter dries our skin. Sure you may not think about this on Valentine’s Day, but try swapping out all shower gels in exchange of handmade soaps. We are thinking a shower for two with a little background music and of course, candlelight. (Oatmeal Milk and Honey Handmade Soap, Theme Fragrance)
- Love notes. Everyone can appreciate a love note so leave a few for your beau to find. Popular spots include inside the medicine cabinet, briefcase or coat pocket. (XOXO Sticky Notes, The Paper Source)
- Dine in. Eating indoors can save you money so make sure the presentation is professional. Cut down on half of your grocery list by serving smaller portions of your appetizer. Use appetizer serving pieces to mimic a fine dining experience. (Porcelain Appetizer Spoon, Crate & Barrel)