1. Luxury candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Having received a complimentary care package full of V-day goodies from Dylan’s, I can vouch for the quality and uniqueness. Know a Hello Kitty lover? Want to impress a history buff with a time capsule full of nostalgic candy from their birth decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s)? Or maybe you want to blow someone’s mind with a 5lb, 10″ tall grape-flavored Gummy Bear the size of their head? From candy pajamas to chocolate covered oreos, they have a little something for everyone for less than it costs to send a dozen roses. (Candy tastes better than roses, in case you didn’t know…)
2. If you really prefer sending flowers this Valentine’s Day, be sure to maximize your coupon savings and cash back opportunities. Right now you can get deals up to 50% off PLUS another 20% in cash back when you use Ebates (for free) to shop for flowers from FTD or ProFlowers.
3. Are you crafty? I’ve assembled a list of great ideas to show your romantic or thoughtful side with my Pinterest board “Little Romantic Gestures.” Many of these ideas can be executed with a sharpie pen and other common household objects.
4. Do you have Amazon Prime? If so, you can get lots of great gifts delivered with their free 2-day shipping well before February 14th. They also have some helpful gift suggestions for you, including coveted Essie nail polish, adorably plush Betsey Johnson robes, a Chromecast, or even a giant inflatable donut with pink frosting and sprinkles. As always, check Ebates first for up to 8% cash back on your Amazon purchases (including Amazon Local which is Amazon’s new daily deal website similar to Groupon, LivingSocial, etc).