Frugal Yet Fabulous Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

By Purex | Feb. 11, 2013 | Family Life

All you need is love, but a little chocolate or a thoughtful gift now and then doesn’t hurt. Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your love and rekindle the flame in your relationship. Consider these frugal yet fabulous gift ideas to show that special someone just how much you care.
 
Scrapbook
 
For those of us that have trouble parting with precious keepsakes, scrapbooking is a great way to preserve fond memories while giving a creative gift. Before you begin, take some time to plan the items you want to include and organize your thoughts.
 
Once you have a framework in place, invest in an inexpensive binder or photo album and decorate the cover with some markers, paint or paper cutouts. Continue by filling the pages with memorable items such as ticket stubs, photographs and other familial souvenirs that have been taking up space in drawers and closets throughout your home. Just finding these items may be the toughest step to scrapbooking, so don’t be discouraged if it requires a little effort.
 
Children love scrapbooks for quick glimpses into your family’s memorable history. Hubbies or significant others have been known to cherish such thoughtful gifts so deeply they may even keep them in a safe place far out of the clutter zone and dust them regularly without prompting.
 
Trinket Box
 
A trinket box is perfect for kids and husbands that have a tendency of leaving little doodads or mementos all over the house. First, find a container you have laying around or pick up an inexpensive wooden or ceramic box. Once you’ve found the perfect box, personalize it with a painting, collage or other design that has some meaning to the recipient.
 
Kids can store pocket contents and small, miscellaneous items inside that may otherwise end up nestled in the couch or carpet somewhere. As for your hubby, it provides a convenient place for him to keep spare change or keys so they don’t get lost or spread across the floor and counter.
 
Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
 
Give the sweetest gift of all with homemade sugar cookies in pretty packaging. To achieve the perfect color, just add a few drops of gel food coloring (ideally rose pink or scarlet red) to the batter. Then use a cookie cutter to cut out hearts, bake and cool. After cooling, use a frosting pen to decorate the cookies with tiny sugar hearts or other garnishing.
 
For individual cookies, you can cut pieces of decorative cardstock to fit inside flat cellophane bags and tie them shut with a ribbon. For a larger ensemble, a creative arrangement on a fancy plate always looks nice. This gift is sure to make your husband appreciate you, because you know what they say, the quickest way to a man’s heart is his stomach. Just don’t let him eat too many!
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Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you to give a frugal yet fabulous Valentine’s Day gift. Now you just have to worry about your significant other doing the same.