2019 is whizzing by already. It’s half term next week, yet I feel like the children have only just returned to school after the Christmas holidays! We’re almost half way through February which means the day of love is almost upon us. If you’re feeling withdrawal symptoms from Christmas then this is the perfect excuse for another burst of gift shopping and present giving.
In this blog post I will share some last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas to suit all budgets and (hopefully) don’t have long delivery times. So whether you’re totally broke, on a shoestring or you have cash to splash, here are some ideas for all of you.
So you’re broke as a joke and have precisely zero pounds to spend. No worries. Not everything has to cost a pretty penny. You can save money on Valentine's Day gift shopping. Be inventive and come up with your own unique gift. It could be your very own at-home spa evening. Treat your other half to a candle lit bath followed by a massage.
Create your own set of ‘IOU’ Valentine’s coupons that can be redeemed for special treats or tasks. These could be naughty, luxurious or even housework or chores they detest doing!
If you’re great at baking and you’ve already got the ingredients in your store cupboards, then bake them a cake, some delicious brownies or whatever you are great at whipping up.
All these things can be prepared in no time at all, well a bit of time for the baking, so no need to panic if you’ve left things until the last minute.
Money is tight, but you’ve got a bit of disposable cash to buy a gift, so what do you choose?
If you’re traditional romantics then flowers and chocolates for her are always a winner. For him, he’ll probably just want the chocolates!
To make it more personal then skip the generic flowers and choccies and instead buy them a bunch of their favourite snacks and treats. Buy a gift bag and fill it with their favourite goodies.
A romantic meal for two at home or their favourite takeaway on the night is easy to organise and surprise them with.
These things can be purchased from most local shops and supermarkets right up until the day. It’s a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea winner!
A bit more budget
So you’ve got a reasonable amount of cash to spend, but you’ve got no time left to traipse around the shops to search for the perfect gift. You’ve left it too late and time is no longer on your side. Never fear as you can still get something they love either online or from a store near you!
Whilst gift vouchers may seem like a cop out, they are perfect in this situation and can be found at most major supermarket stores, even your local Co-ops! Who doesn’t love receiving free money to choose exactly what they want?
A subscription is also the perfect last minute gift idea, as well as being the gift that keeps on giving. There are so many subscriptions to choose from such as a flower subscription, snack boxes, beauty boxes or their favourite magazine.
Plenty of cash to splash
If cash isn’t an issue and you’re looking to splurge, then the world of gifts really is your oyster. For the person who has everything then how about a DNA testing kit? This is a unique gift that could reveal details of their ancestry or more specific tests can be purchased such as DNA health or fitness tests if they’re passionate about keeping fit and healthy and want to maximise their goals. if you're not sure which DNA testing kit to go for then check out DNA Weekly who have done the hard work and compared the best DNA kits online.
A spa day or weekend spa break is always a winner. Who doesn’t love a guilt-free opportunity to relax, kick back and be pampered for a while, away from the hectic-ness of our busy lives?
If they get enough relaxing or can’t sit still for more than two minutes, then an experience day could be the one. From racing supercars around a track to skydiving or a helicopter ride, there’s an experience out there to suit all tastes and levels of adrenaline.
All these things can be purchased online and given as a voucher. Some DNA kit websites offer vouchers too so they can pick which test they want to do, or you can choose for them.
There we have it. A few last minute Valentine’s Day gifts to suit whatever budget you may have that don't require weeks of planning or ordering in advance!