Close your wallets, and put away your credit cards because I’ve got Free Valentine’s Day Gifts that only cost you effort.
Previously, money was spent with less caution as interest rates were low, which reassured Canadians they would be ok.
Catching and keeping up after the pandemic, more Canadians are giving up what they can’t afford to make ends meet.
What can you do for Valentine’s Day with no money?
Valentine’s Day gifts haven’t been a big deal at our house, but we’ve created a fun day without the extra expenses.
Today, I want to share 10 free Valentine’s Day Gifts using items you have stashed away at home.
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
Source Freebies To Make Free Valentine’s Day Gifts
I told you that no money was involved with the 10 Free Valentine’s Day Gifts I’m about to share; however, I said nothing about sourcing.
Sourcing free stuff to boost what you need to make Valentine’s Day a success at your house is easy.
Most times, you won’t have to meet someone. You are getting free stuff which means no face-to-face meetings.
Once you have a plan in place, perhaps you’re short an item or craft product that you may find for free.
Ways To Find Free Valentine’s Day Gifts
You never know unless you ask and look to see what people are getting rid of.
- Check Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji for Free Valentine’s Day Gifts
- Put an Ad on Facebook Marketplace or Freebie groups
- Ask a neighbor, family, or friend if they have what you need, for example, red construction paper or heart cookie cutters.
Valentine’s Day Changes For Canadians
- In 2023, Canadians will spend $62.2 on average for Valentine’s Day, down 2.8% in comparison with 2022 ($64)
- The Canadians’ budget for Valentine’s Day has declined by 33.8% since 2019, when it reached $94
- 63.3% of Canadian participants to Valentine’s day say inflation will have an impact on their spending this year
- This year, the number of Canadian participants in Valentine’s Day considering having dinner outside is up 111%
1. Visit The Public Library
Many public libraries will host free Valentine’s Day events for the family that involve movies, crafts, or cartoon characters.
It’s also a fun day for kids to socialize with other children and make new friends.
Getting out of the house with your family doesn’t mean spending money if you access free public areas in your community.
2. Create A 365-Day Positive Affirmation Jar
Something we started doing a couple of years ago as a Valentine’s Day gift to each other was to create a positive affirmation jar.
We fill the jar with notes of love and positivity once a week; we pick a note from the jar.
Over a cup of coffee in the morning, we would read the note we picked for each other.
It’s a great way to start the week and remind each other how much our love matters.
Free Valentine’s Day Gifts Love Jar
Another fun idea is the 365-Day Love Jar, filled with daily notes for your loved one.
- Red paper – Reasons Why I Love You
- Green paper – Quotes About Love
- Orange paper – Memories and Special Moments
- Black paper – Song Lyrics that Remind Me of You
- Yellow paper– Words of Encouragement
3. Design A Couple’s Coupon Booklet (Free Printable)
I’m a fan of the couple’s coupon booklet because it’s fun to create, and you set the rules.
We cut two sheets of 8×10 white paper into equal strips and staple them to create a coupon booklet.
Once a month, until the coupons were gone, we’d pick one and follow through on the instructions.
Making Valentine’s coupon booklet can also be a fun family craft that includes kids of all ages.
I’ve included a free printable for those who want to print our free Valentine’s day gift coupon booklet.
4. Free Valentine’s Day Gifts – Coloring Printables
Our son loves to color, so I created a few Free Valentine’s Day Gifts for kids who enjoy arts and crafts.
There’s no shortage of crayons, markers, or colored pencils at our house, so this is a craft we complete as a family.
Once done, we hang them on the front door in our hallway for February as a reminder of our love.
Sometimes life gets hectic, and if we must stop at the front door for one second before we exit the home to smile, it’s worth it.
Be My Valentine Friend Free Coloring Printable For Kids
Happy Hearts Valentine’s Day Free Coloring Printable For Kids
5. Spend Quality Time Together
Whether alone or with the family, spending quality time together is essential.
Think back to the last time you did something that wasn’t planned but spur of the moment.
If you’re a planner, set up a movie night at home with your favorite homemade snacks.
Going for a walk and reminiscing about when you first met or married.
Bring up the good times, so you never forget how they made you feel on the inside and as a couple.
Break out the family games and get the kids involved in a night of laughter.
Free Valentine’s Day Gifts Baking From Your Pantry
Bake a batch of Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts Valentine’s cookies and a cuppa hot chocolate.
The idea is to do what you all want without outside influence, family, or friends.
6. Free Valentine’s Day Gifts Online Event-Brite
Event Brite offers free online Valentine’s Day Gifts if leaving home is not on your agenda.
You’ll find about 59 Free online events for Valentine’s Day that you can watch alone or with a loved one.
All you do is sign up for the event and Event Brite will email you the details.
7. Unconditional Love Is Free
It’s easy to get sucked into the commercialism of special holidays such as Valentine’s Day, which is often met with anxiety.
Unconditional love doesn’t need, want or desire “stuff” to show how much someone cares.
It is love with no strings attached, where you offer love free from outside influence.
Often a reminder of unconditional love is all that is needed without the bells, whistles and debit card.
8. Go For A Romantic Walk
We enjoy going for a romantic walk holding hands talking about memories we’ve made together.
Although we talk about life, which can sometimes have highs and lows, we remember the good times.
I remember the day I landed in Canada as a permanent resident and saw my wife, and knowing I didn’t have to leave anymore.
Mrs. CBB will tell you the same, apart from she couldn’t wait to see me walk through the airport gate.
The realization that our journey to be together had come true after countless hours of work putting together immigration documents had finally come.
9. Make A Playlist Of Songs
Both Mrs. CBB and I love music, and you’ll often find either she or I have it playing when we are at home.
I’ll be in the basement at my desk blasting tunes she can’t stand, and she’ll be upstairs blaring Harry Styles.
Creating a playlist of songs is a romantic gesture that either of us would be happy to receive.
Even though we don’t care for the music we listen to, it’s a way to say; I still love you even though your music selection sucks.
10. Window Shopping Without Kids
We hardly, if ever, get out of the house alone without our son.
A trip to the mall for an hour or two looking through stores, chatting, and perhaps a sit-down coffee is all we need.
Thankfully, I have a day off during the week when our son is in school, and we can do this.
Shopping allows us to learn more about what each other likes by showing instead of telling.
Sometimes we might walk downtown to look in boutique shops to see what our city has to offer.
You don’t have to spend money to look around the city you live in.
Enjoy Each Other’s Company For Free
To summarize, couples often struggle to find time to be alone, which is essential for growth.
If not, on Valentine’s Day, work towards finding time when you can spend a few hours together.
Any of the above suggestions for Free Valentine’s Day Gifts can be ideal for a date night or a romantic pick-me-up.
Discussion: What free Valentine’s Day gifts you’ve given or received from a loved one?
Please share your comments below with other readers.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Valentine’s Day.
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