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Five Thrifty Valentine’s Day Ideas

Posted by Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:36 AM

Della Gillespie Valentine’s Day is coming soon and many people will be celebrating however there is often criticism regarding the cost for this day of romance. While we agree Valentine’s Day can elicit some cost; we also believe any occasion is what you make of it. We're big fans of saying "I Love You" in any way, on any budget. Here are five cost effective ways to let your Valentine know they are special!

1. Wrapped Flowers
Go to your Local Florist and pick up wrapped flowers. Gillespie Florists offers a large selection of sunshine bouquets, deluxe sunshine and constantly run specials on flowers by the bunch! Want to select your own flowers? We also sell them by the stem!

When you purchase wrapped flowers at Gillespie Florists, the cost is less because we are not paying a designer to arrange them in a vase. You can save 20%-60% off your total cost. The only downside is that most florists will not deliver wrapped flowers.

More than likely your Valentine already has a vase at home. If not, containers can be easily purchased at the florist or you can get creative! Go to a local thrift store and find unique ways to vase your flowers with found containers such as mason jars, ceramic pitchers, cookie tins and more!

2. Personal Chef
We're not saying hire a personal chef (although you could). Surprise your sweetheart with the best recipe on earth! Anything made by you, because it's made with love. Sounds corny but picture a candlelit dinner for two complete with your finest display of cuisine artistry! Add extra flair to dîner chez vous with a bouquet or wrapped flowers from Gillespie Florists and creatively arranged by you!



3. Surprise Picnic
Surprise your valentine with a picnic at work! We love this idea because
A. Homemade lunch prepared with love, B. A break from the ordinary work day and C. A lovely romantic gesture. and D. Also a great opportunity to pick up a beautiful flowering plant for office decoration!

4. Cupid's Treats
Treat your valentine with coupons and/or a homemade gift basket! Buy a Valentine’s Day card and on a separate piece of paper create a “Coupon” that gives her a body massage from you or a promise to spend a day doing what ever she wants and put that with the card. Make sure what you are offering something your valentine would really like even if you don’t, that is part of what makes it a great gift! Have a basket around the home? Upgrade the coupon idea to a homemade gift basket. Surround the envelope with coupon enclosed with a few of their favorite things including chocolates, bath bombs, candles, etc!



5. Think Outside the Box!
Does your valentine love movies, long walks in the park, window shopping at the mall, reading, ice cream, petting animals? Pick up the latest of your true love's favorite movie genre, treats, games, and put aside time to do some of their favorite things! Find more ideas for what to do around Indy here!

So, lets get down to the brass tax. Valentine’s Day is about letting your significant other know you love and appreciate them! It's not about the expense, it's another day to express yourself! Don’t the day of romance get you down; you can have a great holiday with out emptying you wallet!

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