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7 frugal, alternative Valentine’s Day gifts

If you're thinking about what to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, it pays to think outside the chocolate box. Picking these nontraditional gifts won't just impress your loved one with your creativity, it will save you money, too.

If you’re thinking about what to give your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, it pays to think outside the chocolate box. Picking nontraditional gifts won’t just impress your loved one with your creativity, it will save you money, too.

Demand for Valentine’s Day staples (red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and other traditional gifts) is sky-high right now, elevating the prices — and costs will only increase as Feb. 14 creeps closer.

The trick, therefore, is to find gifts that are still sweet and romantic but don’t have the same markup. If you’d like to dodge the expense of pricey Valentine’s Day gifts, consider these alternative money-saving presents.

[See: 10 Ideas for Dating on a Budget.]

 

 

[See: 7 Signs Your Romantic Partner Is Financially Unstable.]

 

 

 

 

[See: Check, Please: Paying the Bill in 6 Awkward Situations.]

 

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