What are some cheap but creative gifts for Valentine’s Day?

Author and relationships expert, Holly Bourne, answers a question on how to make Valentine’s Day cheap and different.

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“I’m here with the Youth Action Northern Ireland youth workers and champions! We want to know if you have any ideas for some cheap but creative gifts for Valentine’s Day?” – YANI

Any homemade gifts and show you ‘get’ them can go down well – whether that’s making them a playlist, or cooking their favourite meal.

If you live near a city, there’s usually a lot of free exhibitions in museums and art galleries.

Or you could volunteer together. Not only is that free, but you get a warm fuzzy glow from helping others, while also getting the same warm fuzzy glow of staring into your partner’s eyes.

Another thoughtful (and free!) idea is making a treasure hunt for your partner – hiding clues around the house, or sending them on Snapchat – with a prize at the end. Top tip: You can be the prize!

More information

  • The Mix is a free, confidential multichannel service giving young people in the UK the support, information and practical tools they need to be healthier, happier and more resilient.
  • Go to Money Advice Service for free and impartial money advice.