Savings Secrets: 6 last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas for him and for her


Valentine’s Day is in a few days, so what are some inexpensive, gifts that you can get last-minute? Here are six ideas to help you save AND get a nice gift for the love in your life. 

For Her:

Luxury sheets

Luxury sheets aren’t exactly a necessity, and that’s why they will make the perfect gift that she’ll be thankful for. And the best way to get a good deal on some high thread-count, luxury sheets? Use one of the weekly coupons at Bed Bath & Beyond, or check out your local Goodwill. Clean the sheets before surprising her with them on the bed. She’ll never know you saved money, and got her something really nice! 

Potted plants or flowers

Flowers are nice, but I’m always frustrated with how quickly they die. That just seems like a waste of money. Potted flowers and plants can cost you around $6, and last a long time. A dozen roses will cost you $20 or more, and be gone within a couple days or weeks.  Homemade sugar scrub

Guys – it’s really quite easy to do, inexpensive and she’ll be shocked and pleased that you actually made her something special. Just mix the following ingredients together and put them in a nice container: 

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 2 tsp honey
For Him:

Techy all the way

Let’s face it ladies, for the most part guys like techy gifts. Pick out that tech item that he’s been eyeing and hide it in a nice new tie or collard shirt. I love hiding gifts within gifts – they always make for a fun surprise. Check out Goodwill for a nice shirt….there are some really nice ones there that will save you some money!

His favorite beverage or food item

Planning a romantic in-door picnic with his favorite beverage and/or food item will both make him happy AND save you money by staying in. 

A good read

If he’s a reader at all, a great gift idea is a new book within in his favorite niche. Barnes & Noble has some excellent deals on book towards the front of the store. 

Will you be doing anything extra special this Valentine’s Day? What are some of your favorite gift ideas for him or for her? 

Crystal Collins is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at


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