Low-Key Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Valentine's Day

I have never really been that into Valentine's Day...we always get each other something, but since it's a Hallmark holiday, we never over-do it. I would rather go all out for birthdays and our anniversary and keep it low-key for Valentine's Day. 

Here are some budget-friendly, low-key ideas for a romantic and cozy Valentine's Day with your special someone!

For Her

Beauty items are quite inexpensive and always appreciated :)

There are many options for thoughtful, but low-budget jewelry - Etsy is a great place to look, you can find unique pieces for as low as $20-40 (I found the cute "XO" sweater on Etsy too!)...and these gorgeous crystal Windsor Store earrings are only $10!

I know that I would be tickled pink to just get a bottle of wine and some of my favorite candy!

For Him

I sound like a broken record...but these adorable Nintendo cufflinks are from... you guessed it, Etsy ;)

A nice shaving brush and cream can be a thoughtful (and useful) gift for under $50.

If your man likes to hit the gym, this Belkin iPhone armband is under $30 and great for listening to music while working out!

This year, I will most likely get Aaron a 6 pack or growler of his favorite craft beer - such a simple gift, but it is something that he will absolutely love...I think it's best sometimes to just keep it simple instead of going overboard.

Another thing we will be doing this February 14th is staying in, and having a movie night - one of our favorite things to do together! Light some candles and snuggle up with a glass of wine, pizza and popcorn... it is way more cost-effective than going out, and can be just as fun and romantic ;)

What are your plans for this Valentine's Day??


  1. Love this board. We don't do much for Valentine's Day either, especially with our wedding anniversary 2 weeks later. A card (and roses) are the requirements ;)

  2. I totally agree! We always stay in for Valentines day...make a great meal and crack into one of those special bottles of wine. Way more intimate and meaningful in my opinion!

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  3. I am all about low key for Valentine's Day! Love your list.

  4. we are thinking dinner in and movie night this year too! a snuggly, quality time-filled valentine's day :) happy wednesday! xx.

  5. My favorite part of Valentine's is that we stay in and my husband makes lasagna. So much better than going out!!

  6. Our valentines day will be super low key as well!! Take out and watching the new season of House of Cards on Netflix!!! Can't wait! :) And then throwing in a couples massage on Saturday!

  7. I agree 100%! Staying in and having an evening together can be just as enjoyable as going out! My husband and I don't do too much for Valentine's day either.. although this year we happen to be going to a concert! Which is just because we want to and it just happens to fall on v-day! ;)

  8. The growler idea is great! Guys are so hard to buy for!

  9. Those cuff links are hilarious!! My husband doesn't play video games so he probably can't appreciate them. Heck, I don't even play video games but they're pretty dang cute!

  10. Such a festive board! Love the earrings!


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