Gift giving is a Valentine’s Day tradition, but those gifts don’t have to be expensive. Given the current state of our economy, it makes sense to give Valentine’s Day gifts that really matter and that will last far longer than a few roses or a box of chocolates. Here are some free gifts you can give your Valentine.
The Gift of Listening
Take a few moments and listen, really listen to your special someone. Try to understand what he or she is truly saying in your next conversation. Listening is very romantic.
The Gift of Gratitude
No one trait is more highly prized and more highly overlooked than gratitude. Thank your Valentine for all those little things he or she does, and mean it.
The Gift of a Day
With Valentine’s Day 2009 falling on a Saturday, it works out really well to give the day to my Valentine. You don’t have to only give February 14th to your Valentine, you can give him or her any day you choose. Just the two of you, together, doing whatever makes him or her happy.
The Gift of Holding Hands
Remember the excitement of holding your Valentine’s hand when you were younger? Rekindle that excitement by holding hands again.
The Gift of A Walk
Taking a walk in the park is an inexpensive way to do several of these! You’ve already paid for the park in your tax dollars, why not use it to reconnect with that special someone?
The Gift of Dreams
When’s the last time you took a moment to share your hopes and dreams for the future with your Valentine? Why not use this opportunity to learn about his or her dreams for the future?
The Gift of Love
It all boils down to giving love to each other, of giving time and attention, of listening and having concern. All the money in the world is worthless if you don’t have someone to share it with, but having someone to share your life with is better than having all the money in the world.
Here are some other great Valentine’s Day posts from the Life Skills Network:
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