Sometimes it's hard for your wallet to keep up with holidays and anniversaries. Still, these inexpensive (and by inexpensive, I mean almost free) gifts can leave the impression of a lifetime. Score points this Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary or holiday with these inexpensive ways to show you care.
The handwritten letter is trumped by the age of convenience and instant access, but the art of putting pen to paper is a sincere way to show you care. Besides, handwritten letters stand out. He'll be impressed that you took the time to write (especially when you could have easily sent him an email). Want to sweeten the deal? Spray it with your favorite cologne and drop it in the mail. Chances are, he only gets bills and junk in his box, so your good-smelling letter will be a pleasant surprise.
Single Exotic Flower
Any reason is a good reason to give someone flowers. Flowers make any day special. With flowers, a tight budget can work to your advantage. Instead of opting for a dozen roses, which can be expensive, choose a single exotic flower. Something rare and special. The more rare and beautiful, the better. Keep it in the flower shop paper and give it to him as if it's your first date. He may not respond to the gesture like a game show winner while you're around, but he'll tell his friends how sweet you are later.
Put on your director's hat. But, instead of filming endless reels of your puppy running in circles, film a short for your shortie. Record a private message just for him. Let your imagination be the creative director. Create a private channel for him on YouTube and post a special message or set up a Facetime or Skype date just for him.
I've always been a fan of the playlist. They're a great way to communicate any message. Why argue, say you're sorry or "I love you" when a playlist can do it for you? Your compilation can be about sappy love, wild fun times or a tribute to Nicki Minaj. Who cares? He'll appreciate getting a good gift that keeps on giving. Services like iTunes allow you to create a playlist and share it with someone special.