Valentine’s Day is upon us, and though our hearts may be full, our pockets are pretty empty. But no need to splash your cash – it’s the thought that counts, and you’ll be surprised how a little goes a long way.
If you both lead busy lives and find it hard to make time for each another, this Couple’s Date Jar should do the trick. Choose from either the DIY jar, where you can personalize your own date suggestions, or the ready-date cards, which include fun suggestions like “create a new cocktail for yourselves” and “take a day trip somewhere new.”
Who knew stars came so cheap? Surprise your loved one with their very own star named after them. The gift set includes a registration form, certificate, astronomy booklet and the position of the star so you can locate it together in the midnight sky.
For the Valentine’s Day skeptics among you, this no-nonsense anatomical heart mug could be the perfect gift. It says “I love you” without the sugar coating, and comes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles. What’s not to love?
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton once famously wore vials of blood as tokens of their love for each other, but that’s not what we’re suggesting you do with this DIY gift. Insert a token to commemorate your love – a few grains of sand, a snippet of fabric, or some lines scrawled across a miniature love note – then seal it up, and present it in the brown jewelry gift box that’s included.
Truffles? These are no ordinary truffles. Organic, dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, these award-winning chocolates are probably the most delicious you will ever eat. The gourmet box comprises a selection of 12 truffles in four different flavors – Almond Caramel, Rhubarb & Vanilla Fool, Hazelnut and Banoffee – each dusted with cacao and boasting a rich, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Sublime would be an understatement.
An alternative to the single red rose cliché is this gift of 20 rose seeds, which promise to blossom into beautiful, rainbow-colored roses once fully grown. The cheapest item on this list (or anywhere, for that matter), these seeds are nevertheless a thoughtful present for the budding gardener — and they come with foolproof instructions.
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