February 12, 2019

Valentine's Day is a mere 24 hours away and, if you're done with your planning, gift buying, and list making, you're probably one of the few. The last-minute gift givers, however, may need a quick motivation boost before the day of love arrives because, whether you're single, taken, or planning a day for your kids or friends, Valentine's Day can bring with it a lot of unforeseen (and unnecessary) pressure. 

This post focuses on non-material Valentine's day gift ideas that require little time and money to put together but earn major points in the thoughtfulness category. Luckily, Valentine's Day can still be just as special with or without a bouquet of flowers or a chocolate bar. 

1. For the kids: Create a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt

Go as crazy or simple as you want, but every child is bound to love a creative scavenger hunt with a special prize just for them at the end. We love this scavenger hunt with free printable clues from Wunder Mom. 

2. For your galentines: Host an at-home spa day

Armed with your favorite DIY beauty recipes, invite a few (or a lot) of your gal-pals over for an evening of pampering. The best part of DIY spa days is that most of the "treatments" can be made using ingredients you already have lying around your house. 

3. For yourself: Treat yourself to a commitment-free evening

If you're single this Valentine's Day, give yourself the gift of a night completely free of expectation and pressure. Do whatever YOU want to do. Maybe it's relaxing with your favorite book in the hustle and bustle of a nearby cafe, or maybe it's going out with some friends. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it's with your own self-care in mind. 

4. For your partner: Recreate your favorite restaurant experience at home

Even a simple night at a restaurant can add up, so if you're trying to keep things budget friendly and non-gift focused this year, consider recreating the mood of your partner's favorite restaurant in your own dining room. Cook up a favorite meal from their menu, decorate in a similar vibe, and spend an evening with just the two of you. Who needs restaurants, after all? 

How are you spending your Valentine's Day? Are you focusing on non-materials gifts this year? 


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