Inexpensive Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriend or Wife
It's that time of year again, Valentine's day! Sometimes it's a dreadful holiday whether or not you're in a relationship, there are all types of stresses that come with this day. But it really shouldn't be that way. If you're stressing because there is no romantic love in your life, you should take 2010 to have a different attitude. It's just another day and a chance to love and pamper yourself no matter what stage of life you're in. I'm no Dr. Phil, but letting a naked angle with a bow and arrow get you down is just plain ole silly. Holidays are just a way for the industry to try to boost the economy with spikes in consumer purchases anyway. There's no reason why you shouldn't use this day to give yourself some love! If you are in a relationship, the stress of Valentine's day is still there. How do you top the gift you bought last year? How do you think of creative ideas besides just dinner and chocolates? What if you don't have a lot of money? If you're with someone and Valentine's Day has been a dud in the past, also let 2010 be the year where you're not going to let anything get you down.
If you don't have money, set up a picnic in the park and find projects to do together. Spending time together is ultimately the idea of this romantic day. Do small cheesy gestures around the house for laughs and be silly. Do not take this day so seriously. If you are planning on buying gifts, don't waste your money on trinkets that spell out, "I love you". Instead, know your partner's interest.
If you're looking for gifts for your girlfriend or wife, ask yourself, what does she like? Is she a fashion girl? Is she into cooking? Has she been mentioning she needs more scarfs or jewelry or perfume? Is there a book she keeps saying that she wants to read? Is she an eco chick? Women are pretty easy to shop for in my opinion. You have so much to choose from with us. When thinking about what to get for your woman, keep in mind that we want to feel 3 things: pampered, sexy and appreciated. With those 3 things in mind, you should have no problem coming up with the perfect day and gift for your girlfriend or wife. Here are some ideas:
90% of women love massages. Spa day? Easy enough! If you don't have money, how else can you pamper your woman? Draw her a bath and put rose petals in the tub and light some candles. Simple, easy AND cheap. If you don't have a bathtub for some reason, how else can you pamper your girl? Well, if on a normal day she cooks for you, take out time to learn a recipe and give her a break! Cook her a meal and don't forget the little romantic details. Light candles, put rose petals on the table and give her love messages in her pasta. She will melt. You can literally go to the dollar store and find red table linens, red toasting flutes with hearts and other Valentine's day decor that makes her feel like you totally put in the effort to make it special for her. It does not take a lot of money to please a woman. It just takes effort. If you're not that creative and you can't cook, pamper her with gift certificates to get her nails done or to the tanning salon. How much is that? Like $20-$30? Cheap and very much appreciated!
Lingerie is the easiest way out. After you draw her a bath, lay out some lingerie and surprise her. Lingerie makes a woman feel sexy and ultimately, it is a gift for the guys. You don't always have to go for the high end La Perla lingerie in order to make your woman feel sexy. I have found a bunch of sexy lingerie under $50 that'll do the trick. If your girlfriend is normally self conscious about her body, this might not be the way to go. Sometimes I feel sexy just by putting on a pair of delicious high heels. One year my boyfriend got me these really hot stilettos that I get compliments on every time I wear them. Every time I get a compliment, I feel sexy and I think of him because I felt like he knew exactly what I liked. However, if your girl isn't a shoe gal, how about drawing her a bath and then laying out a date night dress that she can wear to dinner later. If you drew her a bath and laid out a sexy dress that she can wear to dinner later (whether you eat in or go out), you will be scoring major points for Valentine's day!
At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel appreciated. We not only want to see it, we want to hear it. We all want reassurance that this is the relationship we want to be in because the other person appreciates all of the things you do throughout the year. One Valentine's Day, my boyfriend left a gigantic oversized card on my windshield and wrote down a huge list of all the things he appreciated about me. It was cute, funny (mainly because I'm notorious for getting parking tickets and I thought it was a huge parking ticket), romantic and thoughtful. I will always refer to that moment as a great Valentine's Day surprise. So remember, tell the other person how much you appreciate them. If you're creative, write a poem or a silly love song to make them laugh. However you do it, it's important to reflect on why you're in the relationship rather than pick at all the things wrong with it. This is a day where you shouldn't be allowed to bicker, but rather enjoy the other person's company.
With those 3 things in mind, I promise you will have a successfully enjoyable Valentine's Day. You can't go wrong if you put forth the effort. One thing I dislike the most is when I ask my boyfriend, "so where are you taking me for dinner?" and he replies, "I don't know, where do you want to go?" Ugh! So annoying. Have a plan in mind and show that you thought of specific ideas to appreciate the other person.
If you're still at a loss for gift ideas, here are some of my top Valentine's Day Favorites:
Lingerie from $14.99-$38
Sexy Stiletto Shoes From $20-$150
Sexy Valentine's Day Date Dresses under $50