The Procrastinators Guide to Planning an Epic Budget Friendly Valentines

Valentine's Day has arrived, and love is in the air! If the holiday has caught you by surprise and you are coming up empty handed for Valentine's day ideas, have no fear. Our Valentines Day Deals Guide is all you need for the perfect, romantic holiday, that won't break the bank.

Pamper Them

Your Valentine deserves some TLC, and nothing serves that purpose better than some quality spa time. Set them up with the super convenient Spa Finder gift card for a Valentines Day present that's sure to be a hit. Just set your amount, personalize with a message, and your sweetheart will get to choose from a variety of spas for a perfectly indulgent gift.

Kick it Old School with a Mix Tape

Remember that thrill of opening up that romantic mix tape? Bring that tradition back this Valentine's Day. You can score blank cassette tapes or CDs for cheap via online retailers like Amazon or Best Buy, or hop over to your local drugstore. It will set you back about $5, and you'll have a blast with this blast from the past.

Make your own Valentine Card

This year, instead of going for the ready-made, get crafty with it and make your own. Head over to Michael's or a craft shop of your choice where you will find great Valentine's day ideas at serious savings. Get some friends together and make it a social event while you create thoughtful Valentines for your boo or bae.

Get in Touch with your Artistic Side

Do you have a hidden artistic talent? Maybe you're handy with a paintbrush, or you're a wordsmith who can craft beautiful poetry, or you've got a knack for storytelling or photography. Whatever your artistic bent may be, now is the time to get in touch with it. Create something personal and meaningful for your sweetheart. Not only is it free, but it's also priceless in terms of romance.

Serve up your Bae's Favorite Dish

Of course, you've been paying attention to what your sweetie's favorite eats are. Surprise them with a delicious, home-cooked version of their favorite dishes. Even if you are not about to be featured on Top Chef Masters, you'll still earn major points for this totally thoughtful gift.

Flowers: Go Local

If flowers are an absolute must for your beloved, keep it simple. Head over to your local public market and visit the daily stalls for gorgeous, fresh flowers for a fraction of the cost that you'd find at a florist. You'll be getting a great Valentines day deal and supporting local growers at the same time. Don't have access to a public market? Stop by your local grocer. They'll be having great deals on Valentine roses and assorted flowers, and you can have fun arranging them yourself.

You Oughta Be in Pictures

Chances are, you've got a bazillion pictures of you and your boo just hanging out on your smartphone. Why not showcase your love in pictures with a good old fashioned slide show? Set it to some mood music, and watch together. You'll have a great time reliving all those wonderful memories. And it's free. Win-win!

Wishing you and yours a happy, budget-friendly, Valentine's Day!