Valentine’s Day often gets a bad rap for being another commercialised money trap created by confectionary companies. But it can also be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with that special someone in your life. Valentine’s Day can remind you to spend some quality time with the people you care about most. To help make it special, we’ve made a list of the best cheap Valentine’s Day Gifts in New Zealand. These cheap-but-cute gift ideas will help show your loved ones you care–without breaking the bank!
- Gift them a month’s subscription
- Valentine’s Day cupcakes
- Make them a gift basket
- Homemade Photo Board
- Board games
- Personalised Valentine’s Day flowers
- Fruit tree
- A day of relaxation
- Custom Valentine’s Day gifts
- Homemade Valentine’s Day chocolate box
1. Gift them a month’s subscription
Has your beloved been dying to try something but reluctant to spend the money? Maybe they’ve wanted to try a language learning app, or they’ve wanted to try a new streaming service. Gifting a month’s subscription this Valentine’s Day can be a cheap way to encourage your sweetheart to do something they enjoy without having to stress about money. Best of all, a month’s subscription won’t send you broke!
2. Valentine’s Day cupcakes
Nothing says I love you like a batch of freshly baked cupcakes! Not only do they show your sweetheart that you took the time and effort to make them something special, but they’re also cheap to make!
You can put a cute Valentine’s Day spin on them with decorations like candy love hearts and edible confetti.
3. Make them a gift basket
Rather than buying a generic hamper or gift basket that only has a couple of things they like, make them a gift basket that really speaks to their interests. You can pop down to the local bargain store, get a cute basket, and fill it with the little things they love.
If you’re in touch with your inner baker, you could bake them a batch of love heart cookies for their basket. Nothing says “I love you” like a basket of cookies.
Your beau will appreciate the personal touch and you can keep your credit card safely tucked away!
4. Homemade Photo Board
Whether you’re a seasoned scrapbooker or it’s your first time, making a photo board is fun, easy and cheap! It’s also a sweet way to show your special someone that you love them. Grab all your best photographs, visit a cheap shop for some decorations and supplies, and spend an afternoon putting together a photo board. Your loved one will be thrilled with your efforts and you can hang it up proudly in the house.
5. Board games
Most people have a board game from their childhood that they used to love playing. So why not scope out some of your true love’s favourites and gift it to them this Valentine’s Day? This is an inexpensive way of showing your loved one that you want them to relax and have fun, and spend some quality time together.
6. Personalised Valentine’s Day flowers
Flowers may seem like the obvious choice for Valentine’s Day, but you can make them special with some simple personalisation. Head down to your local farmer’s markets and pick out your partner’s favourite blooms. Farmer’s markets often have fresh flowers for low prices, so they’re wallet-friendly!
To put a personal touch on it, head to a local thrift store and find a vase that your partner would love. Pop your flowers in the vase and tie them off with some pretty ribbon in your partner’s favourite colour. You’ll create a personalised gift that shows you care–while keeping your credit card in your wallet.
7. Fruit trees
Many people don’t realise that some fruit trees actually grow very well in pots. It also makes it easier to care for them. So if you’re looking to give your beloved a gift that will last, but won’t stretch your finances, consider a fruit tree!
Plus, everyone loves a good ol’ fruit tree! And any chance to use cliche phrases like “our love could grow anything” is a great Valentine’s Day gift (the one day of the year when romantic cliches are okay).
8. A day of relaxation
Is your partner often stressed and constantly on the move? This Valentine’s Day, offer to take care of them for a day so they can just sit down and relax. This could mean making them a special breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or it may mean giving them a massage and doing their nails. Gifting them a day of relaxation can be the perfect way to recharge their battery and show you care. Your partner will thank you for it and so will your bank balance!
9. Custom Valentine’s Day gifts
Custom gifts can add that personal touch that regular gifts lack. This Valentine’s Day give that special someone a custom gift like:
- Personalised mugs
- Photo Books
- Custom aprons
- Personalised wine glasses
- Personalised puzzles
10. Homemade Valentine’s Day chocolate box
Sure, you could buy just any old chocolate box on Valentine’s Day. But why not show someone you really care by giving them a homemade chocolate box?
A homemade chocolate box adds a personal touch to your gift and shows your partner that they’re worth the effort. Simply grab a cute box from your local bargain store and fill it with all your lucky love’s favourite chocolates and candies. Then, leave some love notes inside to make it extra special. Your sweetie will appreciate the gesture and so will your wallet!
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