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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts 

Are you still searching for the ideal Valentine’s Day present? Are you trying to figure out how to get your special somebody something genuinely unique without spending loads of money? Don’t worry you can find last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts and make this day memorable even if you only have $5 in your pocket.

Here is a list of 14 gift ideas, or we can say unique special presents for your special one at the very last moment of preparation.

14 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Less Than $5

Do not panic friends, we have got you covered with at-home date ideas, whether you’re in the other part of the world or another corner of the room. Here are 14 last-minute gift ideas that are all under $5.

One Rose or Grocery Store Flowers

It’s the actions that count and not the number of roses you can give.

If a bouquet of roses is out of your price range, see if your local florist sells single roses. A single red rose can often convey more than a dozen words.

With a little help, even the most basic grocery store bouquets can be transformed into something lovely. Remove the flowers from the plastic wrap, trim them, and arrange them in a vase. If you do not have a vase, take a glass jar, recycle it and fill it with flowers.

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Playlist

Do you recall mixtapes? Make a Spotify playlist for your special person to bring that sentiment into the twenty-first century. You do not even need Spotify Premium; simply download the free desktop version, create the perfect playlist, and share it with your Valentine. We think this is one of the greats last-minute Valentine’s day gifts, because you can include music you listened together with your loved one!

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Love Letters 

If you’re a book lover, then you must have read “The Wednesday Letters.” It is the story of a man who writes a new love letter to his wife every Wednesday.

Make this Valentine’s Day the start of your own Wednesday letter tradition. Give your Valentine the gift of a love letter, and tell him or her it is the first of many to come.

Love Letters
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Bulk Candy

Perhaps your significant other enjoy chocolate-covered almonds or jelly beans. A $5 gift that is personalized and also tastes better — than a cheap box of waxy Valentine’s candy can be put together from the bulk candy aisle.

When it comes to bulk candy, presentation is crucial. Create a present as unique as the recipient by placing it in an attractive box or bag and tying it with a ribbon.

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Massage Night

What else is better than giving your special person time to relax. Get some massage oil, some freshly washed sheets, and some towels to provide them with the massage they always desired. Refer to online resources that will teach you how to give an effective and safe massage.

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Handmade Card

One of the greates and most treasured Valentine’s Day gifts is often a handmade card.

Anyone can buy a 99-cent card with a pre-printed quote or message at the grocery store. Only you can create a one-of-a-kind card with your heartfelt love statement.

Handmade Card
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Book of Memories

Purchase a low-cost sketchbook or notebook. Then, on each page, write down a memory — the first time you kissed or met, the concert you both went or the first time you held hands. Make this book an actual book of memories by drawing, writing, or gluing in ticket stubs. It is likely to be one of the most unforgettable last-minute Valentine’s day gifts!

Book of Memories
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Art

Are you into drawing, sketching, or painting? Make a unique gift for your special someone with your original art. A flattering sketch or a portrait of the location where you two shared your first kiss or sketch you two together, etc. Anything that you think that can convey your love to them.

Your investment will be determined by how many art supplies you already have on hand, but hobby stores frequently sell inexpensive individual sheets of art paper. Even a simple ink drawing on good paper can be stunning.

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Love Thoughts in a Jar

You will only need a jar and a few pieces of colorful paper for this one. Cut or tear the paper into strips, and write a special message on each one. The strips should then be folded and placed in the jar.

Take a strip from the jar and read one by one each of your messages to your Valentine whenever he or she needs a little extra love.

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Poem

Write a love poem for your Valentine. It worked for Shakespeare, and it might just work for you as well. Choose from various traditional poetry forms, like the villanelle or the sonnet, or make your own.

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Homemade Cookies

Why not give your date a box of delicious homemade cookies while everyone else is getting ridiculously priced bouquets delivered to their valentines? You can also take these cookies on a stargazing adventure or a picnic.

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Song

Set your poem to music to take it to the next level. There are not many loved ones who are fortunate enough to have a song written specifically for them? You will learn that the best present does not have to cost anything if you are doing it for your special someone on Valentine’s Day.

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Old Shirt Turned into a Pillow

Make a pillow out of an old shirt or a T-shirt. All you will need is something for stuffing into the pillow. You can get that for under $5 at a craft store or even Target or Walmart.

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Band Performance

Do you have friends who can play bass and drums? If yes, then teach them the song you just wrote, or ask if they would help you cover a song that means a lot to you and your Valentine. Then surprise your Valentine with a one-of-a-kind concert.

Band Performance
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Book

Do you maybe have a favorite book that you think your Valentine would enjoy? Remove it from your shelf, add an inscription, and give it as a gift. It is just as personal as giving a stuffed animal, and you will be able to discuss the book afterward.

You do not want to separate with your only favorite book? We understand. Try finding it in a used bookstore. Used books are frequently available for under $5 and make excellent gifts.

If your special someone has a Nook, Kindle, or some other e-reader, there are many books under $5. Look for 99-cent listings so that you can give multiple books as a gift and make it look extraordinary. One more from our last-minute valentine’s day gifts list that has a personal touch!

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