Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s often the most thoughtful gifts that make the best impression with your loved ones!
To help you make 2015 a Valentine’s Day to remember, the team here at Poundstretcher have put together 4 budget Valentine’s Day ideas that will show your partner how much you care, but still allowing you to stick within your price bracket on this special day.
Bake Cute Cupid Cupcakes
For the Red Velvet cupcakes:
• 350g plain flour
• 450g sugar
• 1 tbs cocoa powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 2 eggs
• 225ml vegetable oil
• 225ml buttermilk
• 1 tbs vinegar
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1-2 oz red food colouring
To make these romantic Valentine’s Day cupcakes, first preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Whisk the eggs and add all the liquid ingredients, combining thoroughly. In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients, then add the liquid mixture and stir thoroughly. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers (the recipe should provide around 24 cupcakes) and bake for 20 minutes.
For the icing:
• 8 oz cream cheese
• 225g soft butter
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 840g icing sugar
Beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy, then add the vanilla. Sift in the sugar and use the mixture to top the cooled cupcakes. Finish off your cupcakes with heart-shaped toppers to show off all your hard work, and enjoy.
Shop the full range of kitchen essentials to create your cupcakes here on the Poundstretcher website.
Cook Breakfast in Bed
What could feel more special - or more romantic - than breakfast in bed? This cute heart-shaped eggs in a basket idea is the perfect start to your Valentine’s day.
Simply cut a heart shape out of a large, thick slice of bread. Fry or grill the bread gently on one side while you crack an egg into a bowl, separating the white and the yolk.
Then place the bread, cooked side down, in a frying pan over a gentle heat and pour a little of the egg white into the heart-shaped hole. Top it off with the yolk and cook until the egg is done to perfection. Serve with tea or coffee, a big smile and a kiss!
Run a candle lit bath
Why not run your loved one a relaxing warm and scented bath packed with bubbles this Valentines? Turn out the lights and add some candles for the ultimate relaxing soak. We’ve got a great selection of scented candles to choose from here at Poundstretcher, available from only £2.99.
Create Picture Perfect Memories
For a thoughtful and inexpensive gift idea, simply find a number of photos of you and your loved one from a special occasion or memory. Print off, and fit them into a multi-frame to showcase all of your happy memories! We have a selections of cheap photo frames from only £1.99.
Do you have any great, cost effective Valentine’s Day gift ideas?
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