Valentines Day cost too much! This valentines instead of cut roses, why not rose bushes- then your valentine can plant roses and have roses throughout the season. Or some other planted flower- primroses are nice this time of year.
FOR YOUR HUBBYS, DADS, SONS
Instead of candy how about some chocolate chip cookies or their favorite cookies- you could purchase a tin or box at the thrift store to put them in, or just put them in a box. A gift baked with love.
SPECIAL HINT FOR THE GUYS
Instead of Dinner out How about making a dinner? A little pasta, a little wine will win you points more than an extravagant dinner that will end up with alka-seltzer. Spaghetti is the easiest thing to make- Just boil the pasta for 10 minutes- use a big pot for this, like the one you really want to grab to change oil on your car with, spray a little pam in the pot (pam is probably in the cabinet over the stove) or use a tablespoon of oil, use a jar of sauce, if you like brown some hamburger, add that to sauce. Heat the sauce in a saucepan (that's the little one of the pots) , open a bottle of wine, warm some garlic bread(available at most super markets) in the oven and I bet you will build big hubby points!
FOR YOUR MOM
For my mom this year I am getting her some diabetic sugar free candies from Boehm's- a local chocolate company, buying them loose, not boxed and putting them in a heart shaped jewelery box. See's candies also sells chocolates not boxed. Or some specail pastries.
HINT TO MY SOMEONE SPECIAL
I know this is about being thrifty- but I better be getting better than a chili dog at Matt's gourmet hot dogs this year or there will be trouble!