February 10, 2016

Last Minute Valentine's Gifts Under $10

You've either suddenly been invited to a girl's night for Valentine's day or you've been so busy you forgot to get your significant other something. Even if you don't fall into either of these categories, I think you'll want to save these ideas for a rainy day.

Notes of affirmation
Decorate your roomate/boyfriend/best friend's door or mirror in a sticky note heart! On each one, write something you love about them or just something to make them smile. This costs only a couple dollars as pink sticky notes really don't break the bank :) 

Simple snack
Get a box of microwave popcorn and address each packet to a Valentine. I think this one is great for coworkers or classmates because it's easy to make several of these. Simply get some tape or cute ribbon to attach each little card that says, "You make my heart go pop!"

Get the printable here

Valentine's day inspired makeup 
This ones for the girls in your life. Head to the drugstore and scout out some great pink lipstick or nail polish. (You could do red, too if you so wish!) You can wrap in cellophane and tie with cute ribbon for extra presentation points. 

Go traditional 
Flowers and chocolate, ya'll. Flowers and chocolate.

The "girls rule" gift
If you and your bestie have decided "girls rule, boys drool" and you're just going to have a BFF celebration this Valetine's Day - this will be a great gift. Buy a couple February editions of girly magazines (Cosmo, Glamour, etc.) and gift them to her along with...well, a glass of wine! Or a Diet Coke...whichever you happen to have on hand! 

Valentine's Day breakfast
Instead of gifts, do a Valentine's Day breakfast with your boyfriend, sorority big, etc. The donut shops always have cute, Valentine's themed donuts that you guys could much on. Or, you could raid your fridge to see what you can whip up. Let me direct you back to my favorite banana-egg pancakes recipe. 

What are you getting your loved ones for Valentine's Day? How will you celebrate?

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  1. these are all such great ideas! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com/

  2. I love the popcorn Valentine's idea- so cute and easy!

    xoxo A

  3. I absolutely love the notes of affirmation idea!

  4. These are so thoughtful, I love affirmation ideas! I got my fiance a mason jar full of notes of affirmation about 2 years ago for our anniversary and like to randomly add some when I'm visiting!

  5. Great ideas, Cristina!
    I love pretty much all of them.

    xoxo, Jenny

  6. These are great gift ideas, Cristina! I expect to receive one of each, in my mail box, by Valentine's Day ;)

    XO, Rachel

  7. These are all fabulous ideas! I really like the "girls rule" gift!
    -Anna / http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  8. Food is always a winner in my book when it comes to gifts!
    xo, Syd

  9. I love the idea of breakfast as a gift! Great idea! And, for me, food is always a winner when it comes to gifts... ;)
    Amelie xo

  10. A Valentine's Day breakfast sounds perfect! Food will never disappoint and is always appreciated!
    Rebecca xo

  11. These are some great gifts for last minute Valentine's Day! I like the idea of breakfast... who doesn't love food?!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  12. I actually was considering taking my boyfriend out for brunch on Valentine's Day! Love these ideas!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  13. I actually was considering taking my boyfriend out for brunch on Valentine's Day! Love these ideas!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  14. I love the notes of affirmation idea! I live across the country from my boyfriend so whenever I go home to see him I leave him little notes to find in the days and weeks after I'm gone. A little cheesy but I think he appreciates it!
    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  15. My boyfriend use to hide notes all over my dorm while I was in class and it would always be fun to find them and read them! These are such great ideas, thanks for sharing!!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  16. These are fantastic ideas! I'm going to leave some sweet notes hidden for my husband to find! Thanks for the idea!

    xo Ashley

  17. Super cute ideas and very affordable too! I wish my boyfriend liked popcorn because the "you make my heart go pop" line is so cute!!! I'll have to think of a creative line for his favorite food.

    Lauren | www.alilstyleblog.com

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