Do you want to buy your partner something extraordinary but you are on a budget?
You may be feeling tremendous pressure because your anniversary is approaching or their birthday is coming up and you don’t have spare cash on you to buy them a present.
Or you may be worried because you feel if you give them a cheaper gift they may not be happy with it, and the last thing you want to do is disappoint them.
Well, if that’s your case, you don’t need to worry anymore because we have got you covered.
Let you in on a secret. It doesn’t matter if you give them a thousand dollar champagne or $300 watch, if the gift isn’t well thought; it may fail to make the mark and your significant other or may end up making them feeling disappointed.
Your gift should be one that is able to reflect your love. It should show that you care and pay attention to them. And fortunately, to show your love and to prove that you cherish them you don’t need to have a big bank balance. You can do that quite easily because we have collected ideas for thrifty romantic gifts that are on a budget and will definitely impress your partner and make them feel special.
If your partner is health conscious you can make your own healthy chocolate at home for them. The great thing about this particular recipe is that it’s so easy that even if you are a total disaster in the kitchen you’ll somehow manage to whip up these little delicious treats.
You will earn Brownie points with your partner for doing something for them that is totally out of your comfort zone.
This recipe is only three ingredients and it only takes ten minutes tops to make these dainty hearts.
Simply combine a cup of melted coconut oil with a cup of coco powder. Mix them together and then add about two tablespoons of maple syrup and a dash of vanilla. Spoon the mixture into Heart shaped moulds and then refrigerates for at least an hour.
Note: maple syrup quantity can be adjusted according to your taste.
If you don’t have heart shaped moulds you could use other shapes or just cut the chocolate in blocks once the mixture is set.
Here is another easy and delicious recipe from The Girl on Bloor.
This is perfect for your partner if heshe is skincare junkie. Even better if they are into natural and toxin free beauty products.
This scrub duo includes a lip scrub and a body scrub. The lip scrub is a personal favorite if mine because it frees your lips of the dead skin while adding a flush of color.
For the lip scrub, add two table spoons of caster sugar, half a tablespoon of coconut oil, and one tablespoon of Vaseline and a dash of red food color. Mix all the ingredients well together with a small spoon or stick and empty the mixture into a small jar.
For the body scrub use five tablespoons of ground coffee beans and just enough honey so you can get the consistency of the scrub you require. Add a few drops of your partner’s essential oils and your body scrub is ready.
Making your partner love coupons is a unique idea. To make your own live coupons cut chart paper into medium sized hearts with each heart identical in measurement. You can cut as many hearts as you require for your coupons. Punch two holes on the side of the heart and tie them with a cute ribbon. On each heart write something that your partner can redeem when they want to. A few examples are ‘Breakfast in Bed ‘ , ‘No chores for 12 hours’ and ‘foot massage’.
Don’t be shy to get creative with the coupons and you will be bound to make a bunch of good memories.
Create a mix tape
While mix tapes go back to the 90’s and were the greatest thing you could ever receive for a gift, but these things have gone out of trend and long forgotten. But in my opinion, nothing is a better gift than a mix tape because this is a kind of gift if made thoughtfully can speak volumes about what the partner feels about you. You can express your feelings through this and indirectly say the sappiest things that you would never dream to say in real life.
Plan a spa night
Everybody loves to be pampered to get away from the daily stressors of life and you simply can’t go wrong with this fool proof idea.
To create your room into a spa you will need to dim the lightning and set up candles, preferably scented. The candles will create a warm lovely glow in the room which will get your partner relaxed. You could also play soft music in the background.
Give your partner a full body massage with warmed coconut oil which is added with a few drops of lavender oil. This will provide a soothing feeling. Finish the ritual with a DIY face mask.
This idea will guaranteed make your partners limbs loose like jelly and you may just get a request for a repeat performance.