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Hello I'm am out of work this valentine's day so money will be tight . So can anyone help with suggestions as what I can do for my hubby this valentine's. Thanks in advance

jackoam43
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Dilligaf
Dilligaf1 month ago

Do some IOU vouchers. Put things on them like, have a candlelit dinner, or share a bath, they can be as romantic or as raunchy as you want. Each one can only be used once and you can't make up an excuse to get out of whatever it says.

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

This sounds a good idea thank you I will have to put my thinking cap on and make some IOU. X

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

This sort of idea/gift is a good thing for anyone who is strapped for cash. It is especially good for elderly folk who may have everything they need but lack someone to help them out with various things like appointments, diy, outings, company. Get a notebook and write something on each page that a person may like you to do for them, and you are willing to do. E.g. Clean skirting boards, now the lawn, clean the windows, take for a picnic, to the cinema, visit with cakes and spend time having an afternoon tea. So many things single or older people would like to do but can't without help or company.

Give them the book and they can tear out a page for you to honour the pledge when able.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

Make a nice meal with whatever you have in the freezer. You could make a cake? Then offer a massage.

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

Perhaps make something, whether it’s a little scrapbook of some of your favourite photos and memories or bake your partners favourite sweet treat

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees1 month ago

If you do this, I think Boots still has their deal on for photos - something like 50 photos for 99p?

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

MeestairChrees That's brilliant! Certainly perfect for this, very budget-friendly! πŸ™‚

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

I like the scrap book idea too. I had a load of pictures done at christmas . Thanks

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dholly39
dholly391 month ago

we never really celebrate it (although this year my husband wants to) but usually i do a little something to show i thought of him, i done a cheese and meat platter one year (hes a foodie)

i dont a nice surf and turf meal one year also

last year i baked 2 of his favourite cakes with these love heart shaped tins i brought for 1.99 in b&m and got him some chocolates.

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie1 month ago

How lovely are you....I hope your hubby is thinking and putting in some effort into your valentine's. Have a lovely time.

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

Aw thank you . My hubby always puts alot of effort into buying me gifts so I'm lucky that way x

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Send him TWO cards, one obviously from yourself the other written by someone whose writing he doesn't recognise, then you'll have a good excuse for not giving him anything.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

David! I am shocked that is very naughty lol πŸ™Š

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that would be cruel lol.

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie1 month ago
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rls
rls1 month ago

Me and my husband don't do Valentine's Day. Our thoughts are why wait for just one day a year to show affection. That's just our view point. If my husband came home with flowers I'd be suspicious, we do romance, but it's the little things like him fixing a puncture in my bike and me taping the football for him when he doesn't know it's on

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

I feel like you. We don’t need a so called day to appreciate each other and say I love you. A kind loving gesture means far more than extravagant gifts so I’m sure your husband will understand your limited funds. Money doesn’t buy love or happiness just makes life more bearable.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

@ris Furthermore if "money is tight" it should be "tight" for both partners in a good marriage.

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TiaTia
TiaTia1 month ago

Just some special time together doesn't have to cost money. How about a nice long walk, maybe pop a bottle of wine in the fridge before you go out if you have one, and then cosy up and watch a romantic film together. Oh and don't forget to remind him how much you love him πŸ’• . Whatever you do or don't do you'll still be together and that should always be special πŸ™‚

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

Thanks everyone you have all been amazing and given me a few ideas I'm so grateful. Hope you all have an amazing valentines xx

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

jackoam43 Glad you found all the suggestions amazing - have you got the two cards yet?

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ no but I'm thinking about it . Haha davidstockport

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 month ago

Home bargains do some great valentines bits and bobs cheap. Rose petals for the bed, heart confetti for the bath, little heart stickers you can write on to leave around the house, heart fairy lights. Doesnt cost much and can always keep the extras for birthdays and anniversarys.

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jackoam43
jackoam43
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1 month ago

Thank you I will have a look tomorrow when I'm out and about thanks all you have been great x

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

I always think its more about the time spent together than how much you spend. I'm not bothered if I even got a card really. I would rather spend quality time alone talking and just enjoying each others company. If you can cook, how bout cooking up his favorite meal?

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jackoam43
jackoam43
Original Poster
1 month ago

We spend alot of time together , and I cook every night but on a friday I do us something special. So was looking to do something a bit different for valentines . Thanks

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JaneWest
JaneWest1 month ago

jackoam43 I am so with you on that it's the same for me and my hubby

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JaneWest
JaneWest1 month ago

Things are tight with me too, so I am making a card doing a 3 course meal, garlic mushrooms on toast, Mustard chicken, and strawberry cheese cake and I won a bottle of wine at New year

It's the things you do that count

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jackoam43
jackoam43
Original Poster
1 month ago

That sounds lovely jane. Sure your hubby will like whatever we do . I've had a few ideas off here. Thank you for you comment

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

We don't tend to celebrate it, it's just another day for us, we have all year round to spoil each other.

What about a movie night? Snuggle up on the sofa with some snacks and a good film.

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