Valentine’s Day is the day to let your loved ones know how you feel but it is also one of those occasions where picking out a gift for them can be a little bit tricky despite being much easier to please. Men, no matter who they are, your husband, your boyfriend, your father or your brother, are not easy to buy gifts for. They are not only very picky but they also have very limited choices. It becomes a little bit harder when you are shopping on a tight budget. However, there is no need to fret. You can do a credit check prior to your shopping trip to assess your budget. The good news is, no matter how small your budget is, you will still be able to find some creative and good gift ideas that such as the ones listed below without breaking your bank accounts.
1. Cook for them- Cooking for your loved ones is not only one sure way to melt their hearts but it is also a good way to save money. There is no need to bring them to fancy restaurants or to expensive bars, all you need to do is to take a trip to your kitchen, check what items are already available and look for recipes that incorporate those items. The good thing about cooking for them is you might not even need to spend a single penny. Furthermore, with the effort you exerted and the time you allotted just so you can cook their favorite dishes, you will be assured that you will be well appreciated, no matter how your cooking turned out to be.
2. Take a trip to the dollar store- Before you go buying chocolates or candies, why not take a trip to the dollar store first instead? Here, you will be able to find tons of chocolates, candies, flowers, plants and other interesting Valentine’s Day gift ideas for only a dollar. This will enable you to buy more for your loved ones instead of just a single box of candies.
3. Video games- Yes, video games are expensive but they are also sold at second-hand prices. Second-hand prices usually range from $10 to $30. You could simply scout for those priced at $10 and choose one among them. Video game retailers check these discs before they accept them so there is no need to worry about whether the CD has scratches on it or whether it will still work or not. If your husbands or boyfriends love video games, surprising them with one will surely brighten up their faces during Valentine’s Day.
4. Clothes- Clothes are practical gifts therefore, giving them one will assure you of being appreciated by your loved ones. Check out outlets and discount stores such as Ross, Tj Maxx and Marshalls which offer designer clothes at very low prices. Some can even be bought for less than $10. Keep in mind that when buying clothes for your loved ones, make sure that they will be able to use them. For example, if your boyfriend loves to go to the gym, buy him a new gym shorts or shirt or if your husband is an office man, buy him a new polo or a new necktie. Buying clothes that are in accordance to what they love to do and to who they are will make them be pleased about your gift more.
5. Personalized Coupons- To make your Valentine’s Day gift more interesting for your husbands or boyfriends, give them Coupons from the Heart which is available for only $6. These coupons can later be redeemed by your loved ones for things such as back rubs, body massages or movie nights. You could also opt to take a cue from this interesting gift idea by creating your own. By creating your own, you will be able to offer your man coupons which he will surely love.
It might be indeed hard to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for men but do not let the stress of picking out the perfect gifts hinder you from giving them the gifts that they deserve. Go through the suggested ideas mentioned above and hopefully you find the one that will allow you to best express how you feel.