It’s been an interesting year to say the least, some of us have been dealt a kinder hand than others but everyone has had to
deal with some change. And now that the new normal kicks in and we normalize and get on with our lives. We even get back
to celebrations that bring a bit of joy and spark in our lives.
One of these fast approaching celebrations is Valentine’s Day.
And though there is some fear about the high expectations your loved ones may have, I am here to assure you that a
meaningful Valentine’s Day celebration and a meaningful expression of ones love to another doesn’t have to an expensive
Here is our curated list of the 2021 edition of affordable ways to
say I love you.
- Breakfast in Bed: This year Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday
which means for even the partners that are working will
potentially be off and can wake a little later than they usually
do and if you’re like me, you will have an off as well which
means no stress about the day ahead at work, no meetings to
prepare for. Why not use to freedom to wake up before her
and head to the kitchen and cook her something you know
she loves and along with her coffee (or tea/juice) in bed. What
a wonderful way to start your Sunday morning.** Be sure to
add a flower of her choice to add a spark
- Jewelry: I know it’s counter intuitive. The idea of affordability
and jewelry seem at odds with each other, but hear me out.
You could buy her something made in 925 Sterling Silver or
Recycled Brass which is plated with 14kt or 18kt gold instead
of the base material being gold, and a top quality of cubic
zirconia and Swarovski crystals instead of diamonds. And the
value proposition for the same looking jewelry turns on its
head. At Zaoule you can find jewelry made from sustainable
materials like recycled silver, brass and stainless steel starting
from as low at $30, and the packing and finishing will match
any top fine jewelry retailer.
- Pack a picnic lunch: A cool breeze with the need for
perhaps a light sweater and the sun standing proud as you
and your loved one are sitting on a comfortable mat under
the shade of a tree. Enjoying the fresh air and a delicately
prepared picnic lunch with a mix of sandwiches, pies and
some cake. If you’re not in the mood for cooking, there are
so many cafes that can pack you a picnic basket with the
- Home Cooked meal: We like to end with the classics. Don’t
want to spend a lot of money making her Valentine’s Day
special? No worries but you need to still put in the work.
Chalk out a menu, pick all the things she loves, try and
avoid all those things in the run in to the 14th of Feb. Make
sure you stock up on all the ingredients and when the day
comes, tell her that you’re cooking dinner and she isn’t
allowed in the kitchen. Light a candle, open her favorite
bottle of wine and enjoy. Do as many dishes as possible,
but make sure to only partake in the task if you can
achieve at least a decent result. Don’t worry she knows
you’re not a chef so she’s not expecting the quality or
finesse of a Michelin Star chef, just make sure the meats
are not undercooked and the potatoes not burnt and you’ll
be fine. And remember don’t burn down the house.