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Valentine’s without the pricey punchline

Some people go all out for Valentine’s Day, others refuse to celebrate it because they say it’s too commercial, and then there are those who like the idea of a day that’s focused on showing their partners how much they care, but do not want to spend a lot of money on buying expensive gifts.

If you haven’t bought a gift for your significant other or if you’re stumped on what to give them don’t worry. Keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is a time to show your love and have a good time together and there are plenty of thoughtful ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.

We’re big fans of keeping things simple and there’s no need to stress out over finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. So if you’re looking for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts, Youtility has got your back with some helpful money-saving ideas for you to try:

Leave a love note

Some people love simply being told, “I love you.” One creative way to tell someone those three little words is to write a love note. You could even make it a quest to find the note with a scavenger hunt around the house, or maybe jot down the things you love about them and hide the notes in unexpected places.

Make a Valentine’s playlist

Be sure to include any songs that have special meaning to you as a couple, such as the first song you danced or kissed to. To make it a real surprise, pop the playlist onto a CD or on their iTunes without them knowing about it so that it plays when they go to work.

Cook a homemade meal

Cooking or baking at home can be much more meaningful than buying something from the local shops or ordering a takeaway. Take the time to prepare a special meal for your significant other to show them how much you care.

Scope out a deal

If there was ever a time to take advantage of online deals such as Groupon, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity. You can find a variety of discounts on traditional V-Day activities like spa days, cooking classes and restaurants. Or even painting classes with a “bring your own beverage” policy are a great way to get out of the house and get away from the cliché chocolates, flowers and dinner date route.

Netflix n chill

Whoever said spending big bucks was the only way to celebrate? There’s nothing wrong with choosing to have date night at home with your Valentine. Pop open a bottle of your favourite beverage and indulge in some of the best Rom Coms that Netflix has to offer whilst snuggled up on your couch.

Give alternative blooms

Red roses are a Valentine’s Day classic, but they can be overpriced around Valentine’s Day. Consider succulents, which can be bought for considerably less and they actually last longer. If you prefer to give flowers, your money will go much further on nontraditional blooms such as daisies, hyacinths and any non-rose arrangements, which can be found for less.

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