Valentine’s Gift Ideas Your Date Will Love if You're on a Student Budget

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    The countdown for Valentine’s Day has begun, and buying the perfect gift for your significant other can seem daunting. It’s difficult when you’re on a student budget and also want something that will convey your feelings. It may seem early, but rushing to get a last minute gift is no fun. We compiled a list of a few Valentine's gift ideas your partner will love.

    Any gift that you put your thoughts and effort into will mean a lot to your date. Valentine’s Day is all about showing how much you care. Of course, a little sappy romance helps when telling your love how you feel. 

    Here are five Valentine's gift ideas your date will love:

    Flowers and Chocolate

    There's something classic and romantic about flowers and chocolate on Valentine's Day. According to Statistics Canada, there were over 4 million rose stems produced in Canada in 2017, and that doesn't include the 12.4 million dozen that were imported. It is a gift that spells out romance, especially when you couple it with a hand written love poem. The poem doesn’t have to be written by you if you’re not poetic. You can use the work of other famous poets to woo your partner. You can get a valentine's card and slip the poem inside for a nice surprise.

    Home Cooked Candle Light Dinner

    This is another idea that can go a long way, if you take the time to plan it out. It doesn’t need to be a fancy dinner, you can cook what you know and dress it up nice. Set a nice table with some candles, play nice romantic low music, and serve your date a meal. If cooking is not your strong suite you can opt for a take out to serve.

    Jewelry and Watches

    This gift has been given throughout the years on special occasions to send the message of love. Many jewelry stores have sales around this time, that you can take advantage of. Shop around online, as well as, in stores to find the best price for you special gift. This gift doesn't have to break the bank, even something small can mean a lot. 

    A Framed Couple Photo 

    You can also give your love a photo of the two of you together in a nice photo frame. If you're a little crafty, you can get photo frames from a thrift store and re-purpose them. Add a custom sweet message on the frame or an engraving if you've got the budget to make it even more personalized.

    Gift of Time

    This is definitely the most important gift to give to your partner. Turn off your cellphone and spend the evening together, alternatively you can go on a date with your phone off. This is a nice gesture because you give your undivided attention to your partner. You both will have a chance to connect and have a romantic evening.  

    There are many easy ways to save money as a student, and still show the people you care about how much they mean to you. Valentine's day is all about the effort you put in, so anything that you take the time to think about, will be a gift your date will truly love.

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