5 cost friendly gift ideas for your Valentine

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be wondering what to get your partner for the special day. According to Britannica, “Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, is when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts.” Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love, but I believe that can be with your significant other, a friend or family too.

Gifts are an option, not a requirement. You don’t have to give your Valentine a gift to show you love and care for them. However, if you decide to get a gift, the gift you acquire should be a gift out of love or something you know the receiver will love and enjoy. Here are five gift ideas to give to your partner, friend or a family member on this year’s Valentine’s Day.

1. Flowers
Flowers are classic and beautiful and never fails to give whoever receives them a smile on their face. The only downfall about flowers is that they will eventually die. Other alternatives to real flowers are sola wood flowers or a LEGO flower bouquet. These alternatives will show that your love for that special person will never die and neither will the flowers.

2. Sweet Treats
Give the sweet person in your life a sweet treat! There are always Valentine’s Day inspired chocolates and candies at any store. If you want to make a DIY (do it yourself) treat, an easy and yummy option are chocolate covered strawberries. All you need are strawberries and chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate, dip the strawberries in the mixture and wait for them to dry for a personalized treat.

Kayla Deem, a junior at WLU said, “Sweet treats are my favorite gift to receive because I have a sweet tooth. I don’t eat that many sweets regularly so if someone gives me something sweet for Valentine’s Day, I’m happy.”

3. Valentine’s Day Inspired Stuffed Animal
Who doesn’t love stuffed animals? It doesn’t matter how old you are, grab your person an adorable stuffed animal that they can cuddle with when you aren’t there. You can get Valentine’s Day inspired stuffed animals at Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree or Amazon.

4. Valentine’s Cards
It may be a bit old school, but I still love getting cards or notes rather than a text. A handwritten letter to your Valentine will not only make them smile, but will show the person you care about them.

5. Nice Meal Out
A nice meal out on a special day like Valentine’s Day is always better than a meal out on a regular day. It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating love, friendship or family, the time spent together is enjoyable and special. A helpful tip in preparing for this gift is to make a reservation in advance to your restaurant of choice!

Ana Musap, a senior at WLU said, “I like going out to eat, especially on a special occasion. It makes me feel special.”

Don’t wait until the last minute to get that special person in your life a Valentine’s Day gift. The gift will make their day and show them the love and care you have for them, regardless of how big or small the present is.