We’re not really big on Valentine’s Day around here. We don’t usually exchange fancy gifts or do anything lavish. Usually by the time February roles around we’re just recovering from the Christmas extravaganza, and buying more gifts just for the sake of having a gift to give is a little over the top.
To be honest, I’d rather use that money to do something or go somewhere with my husband instead of spending it on a gift that neither or us really needs or wants. So even though we don’t officially exchange gifts, I still like to do something thoughtful for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I typically try to make it homemade and low key while at the same time really special and something that lets him know how much I love and appreciate him.
So this year I decided to create some fun coupons for him that he can use throughout the year. Coupons are special because it’s like a constant stream of gifts all year long. And you can even completely customize them and personalize them to your heart’s content!
It seems that even though you can find so many Valentine’s Day coupons online, a lot of them are already filled out. I really want to personalize my coupons and make them completely special, so the ones that are already filled out just don’t work for me. So I decided to create my own!
I’m sharing them with you so that you, too, can make your very own personalized Valentine’s Day coupons for that special someone. They are completely blank, so you can make some not only for your special Valentine, but also kids, friends, and family members.
To assemble the coupon book, print it out on some nice card stock and cut out the coupons. Punch two holes in the side, and tie it together with ribbon or twine. Fill out the coupons and give them to that special someone. Isn’t that the easiest Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever made?
Here are some ideas for filling out and personalizing your Valentine’s Day coupons for anyone and everyone on your list:
- Think of the person’s hobbies and special interests. Someone who enjoys baseball would love a coupon for a trip to the ballpark. Or maybe volunteer to help the budding gardener plant a flowerbed. Think about how you can incorporate their interests into something you can do together!
- Think of the person’s dislikes or struggles. Is there a chore the person really hates to do? Make a coupon that gives them a day off from it! Who wouldn’t appreciate that? Is there a project the person has been putting off? Maybe a coupon offering to help them out will give them the motivation they need to finish it!
- What do you enjoy doing together? Whether it’s going to the movies, eating at a favorite restaurant, or hiking at a local park, the recipient is sure to appreciate a coupon that includes a favorite activity with you!
- What has this person been asking you to do? Is there a place the recipient has been wanting to visit but you’ve been putting it off? Is there an activity they really want to do but you just can’t find the time? Including something like that in a coupon lets your special someone know you’ve been listening and their wishes are important to you!
- Surprise them! Give a coupon for something completely out of the ordinary that they would never expect! (But be sure it’s something you’re actually willing to follow through with!)
Do you have any ideas to add to the list? Let me know in the comments! Here’s an example of a few coupons I filled out already! (If you can’t tell, my husband’s primary love language is food!)
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