10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas on the cheap

Valentine\'s Day gifts don\'t always have to be about a dozen red roses. There are less expensive, but equally as thoughtful gifts for your sweetheart. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON – If you think the “v” in Valentine’s Day means “very expensive,” think again.

The average person plans on spending about $125 on the big day, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.

And while men may or many not be putting more thought into their gifts, they are putting in more money. Men will spend an average of $169 compared to an average of $86 by women.

But there are ways to keep the romantic holiday slightly cheaper and get something a little different for your Valentine.

Mainstreet.com has compiled a list of 10 gift ideas that will win his or her heart without breaking the piggy bank.

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