7 Last Minute #Free Gifts to Show Your Love on Valentines Day

Holding Hands

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to show that special someone in your life just how you feel. Sometimes it’s simply the little things that say the most.

Some of these ideas do require materials, but they should be materials you have readily on hand, hence the “free” aspect.  If you’ve been searching for ways to show how you feel, any of these grand gestures will help make the message clear:

Serve a Valentines Day dinner “picnic style” in your living room, or if weather permits, outside.  Add some candles for ambiance, use the fine china, and break out that bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion. However you serve things up, the break from the same routine and the romantic setting will help convey your sentiment.

Make a CD filled with love songs and present them to your significant other, or if you have access, pop the CD in their car player and leave a love note on the dashboard.

Print up some love coupons to gift.  Create your own or use online resources like American Greetings to put together a booklet from the heart.

Write a poem. Use a nice piece of paper or a hand constructed card and pour out the sentiments in your heart. Don’t worry about rhyme or stanzas, your significant other will be relishing the words, not the format.

If poetry isn’t something you are comfortable writing, then simply choose words that make you think of your significant other and how much you love them.  Draw the outline of a heart on a sheet of paper, then fill it in with the words and/or phrases you came up with.  Viola- beautiful poetic sentiments in Valentines Day style!

Go for a drive, and park someplace with a great view of the sunset. Share a quiet, romantic moment together and take the opportunity to tell your loved one how much you care.

Snap a sexy picture of yourself and send it electronically with a Valentines Day wish, or print out a copy for your significant other’s wallet. Camera shy?  Put on some red or bright pink lipstick and just send a closeup of your lips puckered for a Valentines Day kiss.

Give a year filled with love. Take 365 small pieces of paper and write one reason your love your significant other on each piece. Place them in a decorated jar or coffee can, and your loved one can read one each day from now until next Valentine’s Day.

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Pam
    • February 11, 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing these tips. I haven’t gotten anything for anyone yet.

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