Whoever said ‘Love don’t cost a thing’ probably didn’t have a girlfriend. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you boys better be bringing your ‘A’ game. Since I’m a huge fan of saving money and also a hopeless romantic, I’m going to give you some pointers.
Even girls know Valentine’s Day is commercialized so Hallmark can sell cards and so florists can sell roses for three times there value. But when she tells you that she seriously doesn’t want you to worry about getting her anything, she’s seriously lying. This is one of those times where it will definitely benefit you to hire an interpretor because what she hears herself saying and what you hear her saying are two totally different things. What she is really trying to say is ‘Yes, I want something dummie. It’s Valentine’s Day, be serious. But I don’t expect you to drop a small fortune.’
So here are some thoughtful, budget-friendly, and admittedly corny options.
- A single red rose. One is not necessarily the lonliest number. And red symbolizes love, passion, and beauty. A handwritten note about how much she means to you or how beautiful she is, is a plus. But if you’re not word savvy, Google some love quotes or poems.
- Homemade picture frame. These can be picked up at your local Walmart for about $5. And don’t forget to pick up some puffy paint, glitter pens and stickers so you can bedazzle the heck out of it! Extra points if you slide her favorite picture of the two of you in there!
- Surprise lunch date. Call her boss ahead of time to make sure it’s okay that you steal her away for an hour. You don’t have to take her anywhere fancy, just the idea that you planned this ahead of time is enough, and she’ll love the extra time with you.
If you’re a real Don Juan then give this a shot. Have the picture frame already at her desk or in her car in the morning and bring the red rose with you when you come to pick her up for your surprise lunch date.
See, Valentine’s Day can be made easy and affordable. I have total faith that you won’t screw this up. Don’t let me down. Go get ’em.Brought to you by Mills Properties