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Inexpensive Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is finally here and if you’ve been following us here at TalkingCents, you’ve probably prepared a great day for your special someone filled with thoughtful inexpensive gifts, fun budget-friendly activities, or an affordable and delicious dinner. Even if you’re working on debt management, a wonderful Valentine’s Day is possible!

Try ACCC's inexpensive Valentine's Day gift ideas!

Try ACCC’s inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

If you haven’t planned anything yet, don’t fret! It’s never too late. Check out these last-minute, inexpensive Valentine’s Day gifts sure to impress that special someone without breaking the bank:

Start sifting through old photos of you and your significant other. Choose your favorites, throw them on a memory stick, and head to your local CVS or Target. You can create personalized photo books, greeting cards, collages, picture movie DVDs, etc. The options are endless and usually pretty inexpensive. You can even print photos right from Facebook. Use a Kodak Picture Kiosk locator to find a kiosk at a store closest to you. The best part is that many of these projects can be done in a quick amount of time, so head out on your lunch break to get started and swing by on your way home to pick up the finished product.

Don’t have dinner reservations? No problem. If you or your significant other is determined to go out on Valentine’s Day, you can check sites like Groupon and LivingSocial for last-minute Valentine’s Day deals on everything from dinner to wine tastings to massages and even painting or dance lessons. You can find great date ideas that fit in your budget.

Bake your loved one’s favorite dessert. Check sites like Pinterest for creative ideas on how to jazz up even the simplest desserts like a vanilla cake.

Are you feeling particularly creative and ambitious? Write your loved one a song or poem. Knit them a pair of mittens. Make a scrapbook. Remember it’s the thought that counts.

Buy tickets to an event your loved one has wanted to attend. If the event is far enough away, you will be able to score a great deal. Don’t forget to check daily deal sites and places like StubHub to score the best price. Package the tickets up nicely in a festive gift box (try the Dollar Store) so your loved one has something to open. We hope he or she loves these inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Finally…don’t forget the card!

If you’re struggling to pay off debt, ACCC can help. Schedule a free credit counseling session with us today. 


Madison is a Marketing Communications & Programs Associate at ACCC. She is excited to share her tips on saving money and being financially responsible here on the Talking Cents blog!

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