Cost-effective creativity is the name of the game when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget. While it’s wonderful to spoil your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day (and every other day of the year), it can be challenging to manage spending. Here are 10 great ideas to celebrate the special person in your life for $10 or less:
1. Add a new wine to your repertoire
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a nice bottle of wine. Whether you’re thinking about a rich and hearty Cabernet Sauvignon in front of the fire or a lively rosé with a cheese plate, affordable wines abound at BevMo! Spoiled for choice? Ask an in-house expert for your perfect menu pairing.
2. Brighten the day with flowers from Safeway
It’s no secret that professional flower arrangements can be pricey, but you’ll find plenty of affordable options in the floral department at Safeway Issaquah Highlands. Choose from a rainbow of colors, plus blooming plants and elegant, single roses.
3. Banish winter with lip balm from Ulta Beauty
It goes without saying that nobody wants chapped lips on Valentine’s Day. At Ulta Beauty, you’ll discover dozens of options and flavors for combatting dry winter weather, including EOS, skinfix, Aquafor, Dionis, Hempz, Burt’s Bees, Neutrogena and Jack Black – all for less than $10 each.
4. Get cozy with socks from Zumiez
New socks won’t only keep your sweetheart’s feet warm this winter, they’ll add an extra touch of comfort – not to mention style – to daily life. You’ll find a fun selection at Zumiez, which features brands including Neff, Stance, HUF, RipNDip, Zine, Empyre and more.
5. Say cheers with new glasses from HomeGoods
Tired of drinking from the same mismatched wine glasses? Your sweetheart might be, too. Upgrade your glassware at HomeGoods, where you’ll find sets of 4 wine glasses – some from designer collections – for less than $10.
6. Make a coffee date
If the aroma of freshly brewed coffee instantly puts a smile on your sweetheart’s face, plan a coffee date. Enjoy quiet time together and savor a perfectly brewed cup of joe and pastry at Starbucks or Caffe Ladro.
7. Add sparkle to the day with accessories from francesca’s
When your sweetheart loves a little bling, francesca’s delivers. From sparkling earrings to flattering headbands, the boutique offers dozens of jewelry items for $10 or less.
8. Satisfy a sweet tooth with PinkaBella Cupcakes
Each year, the bakers at PinkaBella get to the heart of the matter with exquisitely decorated Valentine’s cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Sold individually and ranging in price from $3 to $5, Valentine’s cupcakes will be available in the shop beginning Saturday, February 11.
9. Be cheesy at MOD Pizza
If MOD Pizza is your sweetheart’s go-to pizza joint, consider a gift card. Available in any denomination, MOD Pizza gift cards put a smile on everyone’s face.
10. Send love to someone special with a greeting card
Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to show someone special how much you care, whether that’s grandma or a close friend. Share the love and send a greeting card with a personalized message. At La Boutique Jolie, you’ll find beautiful cards created by artists across the country.