I'm a huge fan of holiday plans, but I definitely think Valentine's Day can be a Netflix and chill kind of celebration. A lot of people think the red and pink holiday is when you're supposed to go all out, but I disagree. For one thing, most venues and restaurants seriously jack up the prices for a Valentine's Day "special." For another, there are so many cheap Valentine's Day gifts that are still sentimental and special, so why break the bank?
Look, if you're a person who prefers a big night out with hundreds of dollars invested in flowers, chocolates, and gifts, that’s fine. You are free to celebrate the holiday however you want. But I really think Valentine's Day is so much more than big plans for the evening. It's a chance to make an ordinary day in the middle of February a little more special for someone you care deeply about. And yes, V-Day haters, I know you can do that any day of the year. But you can also wear a party hat and blow candles out on a cake any day. Holidays are just fun, bottom line, and they don't have to break the bank.
No matter who you're shopping for this Valentine's Day, there's a cheap, thoughtful gift for $25 or less that’s perfect for them. Of course, if you just want to give your SO a coupon book for massages and home-cooked dinners, that's OK, too. But don't forget to throw one in there for a nap.