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Best Ideas and Gifts to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just days away. Bless you, if you are prepared and way ahead of the game. For the rest of us, it might be tempting to just ignore the day altogether and assume our spouses, kids, grandkids, friends, family, and co-workers, will think we forgot and give us a pass. However, I do not recommend that! The way I see it we still have time, and that means options

Valentines day greeting card with rose flowers and gift box on white wooden background

Make sweet treats

You have plenty of time to make these sweet treats in your kitchen befitting the day. Check out Yummy Sweets to Make for Valentine’s Day.

Date night

Plan a date with your love, even if your wallet is a little thin. Get creative to find reasonable and fun alternatives that require only pocket change—or with any luck, some that are absolutely free. I have a few ideas for you in Great Dates for Couples on a Tight Budget.

Plan a Fun Family Party

Here are 8 Fun Family Games for Valentine’s Day to get you started.

Give a gift

Find the perfect little something for those special someones in our lives—there is still plenty of time to do this, too. What follows are great gift ideas that are sure to please but won’t break the bank, divided into three categories. You can click on one to jump to that category or read straight through. Enjoy!

Best Valentine Gift Ideas for Her

Best Valentine Gift Ideas for Him

Best Valentine Gift Ideas for Kids


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  1. Jo says:

    Perfect timing Mary. We are preparing for a long driving trip to visit family and I have just started wondering about my plants in our absence. The bathtub hack may be just the answer. (Have been following your column for years. Thank you for all the things you’re taught me!)


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