A bag of gummy worms attached to a new book for the "bookworm", a container made to look like a medicine bottle filled with chocolates (label it vitamin "C") for a chocoholic, or even a jar of Hershey's "hugs" and "kisses". Charlene from Seattle, WAFor me, it would be either bake something (breads or cookies), wrapped real pretty or buy or acquire tickets to an event that you would both attend together! Stephe Choose something that relates to a hobby or that simply says you care.Remember when Valentine's Day consisted of red and pink paper rectangles with cutesy text and a small heart-shaped box of candy? According to the National Retail Foundation (NRF), Americans are expected to shell out an estimated .6 billion this Valentine's Day.Whether you're short on funds or just don't feel like forking over all of your cash to cupid, here are a few ways you can celebrate the 14th without going broke.It reminds her of her own happy childhood, when it seemed that her parents made all of her material wishes come true despite challenging economic times.
And as if those gifts weren't enough, she purchased one more big gift: a GPS, she recalls. , writes that anyone in any relationship, even a new one, should expect to give and get a gift. I want to buy a fun gift that's appropriate and personal, but am on a limited budget.The Temple professor takes holidays very seriously, especially Christmas.Or was it a wine refrigerator to help fulfill his inner sommelier? What happens if one half of the couple goes for the gold while the other half doesn't even show up for training? Self-proclaimed cyber-dating expert Julie Spira says people should keep it simple: a card and a box of chocolate - "fine chocolates," she stresses, so avoid the dollar-store selections - to show you care.In any case, it was thoughtful and special and memorable. It was the beginning of the relationship so I tried to smile, but it was horrible," recalled Williams-Witherspoon, 50, of Darby. But Rich Santos, the dating diaries blogger for Marie Claire magazine, says if there's any question about gift-giving, it's safe to assume it's not happening.Buy yourself a chocolate gift, meet someone new, or use the day to comfort yourself after a recent breakup.