Finding romantic gifts for your partner on a budget is achievable and is possible without any compromise on the sentiment associated with a romantic gift!
Special romantic times of the year are often seen as an excuse to splash the cash on your other half to show them how much you really care. But in today’s struggling financial climate Anniversaries and Valentine’s Day can be difficult to afford. With earnings going down and bills going up, many people are left wondering how they are going to afford to show their love for their partner this year. However, romantic gifts do not need to be expensive. Read on to find out ways you can give romantic gifts to your partner that have not cost you the earth!
Take Advantage of Special Offers or Money off Coupons
It may seem a little controversial to use money off vouchers as a way to save money on romantic gifts, but it makes a lot of sense. Search the internet for deals on flowers and chocolates, or check out voucher websites such as Wowcher and Groupon. You can save up to 80% on the cost of luxury items, meaning your romantic gifts haven’t cost you a fortune.
Why not plan your romantic gifts in advance, buying things when they are on special offer rather than waiting until the week before Valentine’s Day when everything is likely to be 50% more expensive.
Going Out For a Meal
If you are going out for a meal, then look for special offers or money off coupons. If both of you are struggling financially then neither of you are going to complain about saving money this way. Why pay more for something, when you can pay less?
Staying in for a meal can be even more romantic than going out. You do not have to be an amazing cook in order to impress your other half, and you will save a small fortune on drinks. The Guardian recently advised that:
Simple dishes will impress if they are presented on an ironed tablecloth with napkins, candles, a handwritten menu card and your loved one’s favourite music in the background.
Staying in for a meal will save even more money and with a little thought can be even more romantic thank going out.
Get Them Something That They Really Want
Rather than spend a fortune on lots of little things that your other half didn’t really want, why not buy them something that they do want. Save money by not purchasing expensive cards and flowers if what you other half really wanted was something else, such as a piece of jewellery.
If your other half wants jewellery then do not worry that it is going to cost you a fortune. Jewellery on the high street can set you back quite a bit of money, but you can save if you purchase your jewellery online or consider buying pre-owned jewellery. In a recent article Debretts Jewellery said:
Previously worn jewellery can be much cheaper than buying it brand new and can look just as good. Once a piece has been professionally cleaned and reconditioned you are never going to be able to tell the difference.
the key thing to remember is that doing something doesn’t have to equate to spending money.
Even if you have no money at all to spend, you can still give your other half a romantic gift. Here are some of our romantic gift ideas that won’t cost you a thing:
- Breakfast in bed – Staying in for a meal has already been mentioned but giving your partner breakfast in bed, with toast cut into heart shapes and flowers picked from the garden is a romantic gesture that cannot fail to impress
- Write a love letter – Write a letter to your partner telling them all the things that you love about them, remembering how you met and how they make your life complete. A letter is much more personal that any card.
- Leave Messages – If you have to go out to work on your special day then leave messages about the house, on a post it note stuck to the kettle or on the magnetic letters stuck to the fridge.
- Create a Scrapbook – Make a scrapbook of photos to commemorate your pastimes, with messages of your love for each other.
- Massage – Give your loved one a massage, use scented oils if you have them and set the mood with romantic music and candlelight.
It is possible to give romantic gifts to your partner without getting yourself into debt. Just use a little imagination and do something a little different. Take advantage of offers and vouchers so that you can save money on gifts and meals out. Above all, get each other what you both really want and don’t waste money on little things that don’t matter.