That Special Unique Valentine Gift

unique Valentine gift

February 14 is known as Valentine's Day and is celebrated around the world as a day of expressing love for those dear to us. This is most commonly done through romantic gifts of flowers or sweets and notes or cards of appreciation or love. While some couples ignore this day, saying that it's popularity is fueled by the greeting card companies, many others enjoy setting it aside as a day to spend together and focus on their relationship.

Are you trying to find a unique Valentine gift to give your sweetheart this year? If money is tight, here are a few frugal, yet romantic gifts to help you surprise the one you love on Valentine's Day.

Use one of these ideas for Valentine gifts, or use these as a jumping off point for coming up with your own special unique Valentine gift!

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  • Make a balloon bouquet: Using transparent balloons, fill each balloon with small colorful items such as love notes, confetti, and flower petals. Blow them up and attach them together with a ribbon to create your balloon bouquet! Note: You can make confetti by using colorful paper and a hole punch. If you have a heart shaped hole punch, that is even better!

  • Create a CD: Include your favorite love songs (or songs that have special meaning to the two of you) and put it in his or her car, ready to play when the engine is started.

  • Photo: Get a friend to take a sexy picture of you and have it framed for your love.

  • Lottery: Make a personalized scratch and win card for them. Take a heavy piece of paper and draw hearts on it. Using a permanent marker, write something you will do as a prize in each heart. Color over the top of each heart with red crayon until the crayon is really thick and you can't see the words anymore. The rules are, only one out of three hearts can be scratched.

  • Decorate the lawn: This is a really fun and unique Valentine gift the whole neighborhood will know about! Cut hearts out of sturdy paper and put the pointed end of each heart between the prongs of a plastic fork. Write messages on the hearts if you want to and stake them all over the front yard by sticking the handles of the forks into the grass.

  • Reminder of your love: This gift takes a little planning but is a lot of fun. Give your valentine a card that says, "Whenever you see a pink (lavender, red, whatever color you like) ribbon, remember how much I love you." Put the first bow on their car, backpack or bike. Then drive or walk along the route to your love's school or work and tie big bows on random trees, stop signs, bridge overpasses, snowmen, etc. Be sure to remove them later!

  • I love you pillow: On a light solid colored pillowcase write or sew a special message like, "Sweet Dreams", "True Love" or "I love you" on one end. Using your computer, print a picture of the two of you on iron-on transfer paper and iron the transfer on the center of the pillowcase.

  • Indoor picnic: Cook a nice dinner and serve it on the floor - in front of the fireplace is nice, if you have one - on a blanket. Use candles and have soft music. Some white Christmas lights make it an especially romantic celebration!

Do you have a unique Valentine gift idea?
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Do you have a unique Valentine gift idea? Have you experienced an especially romantic Valentine's Day? Whether you planned it for your sweetheart, or they surprised you with it, share your story with us!

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