Valentine's Gift Ideas

Best affordable Valentine’s day gift ideas for your special one

It is almost that time of year again, love it or loathe it; Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you want to get something special for your loved one and still have enough cash left to spend at West Hills Mall, we have plenty of ideas for you to stuff up your sleeve.

It’s tricky, it’s always been tricky. We are less than two days from that day you must express your love to that special one. On Valentine’s Day, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to come up with just the right gift, especially when there is need to stay within budget. Let me paint you a picture. Your bank account is nearly tapped out, you still need to spend a good time at Labadi Beach resort, eat out and lay in enough ramen noodles to last through the month.

However, you can’t go wrong by making the effort to show and recognize your love on Valentine’s Day—even an anti-snoring solution band isn’t such a bad idea if your partner snores—but you could go wrong by just ignoring the day entirely. Aren’t your loved one worth it?

While finding that perfect gift, you still have to strike the right balance between price, quality and putting a bright smile on the face of your loved ones. To strike the best balance, I gathered the top five gifts I could find for free, GH₵100 or less. Benchmark busters they’re not, but they aren’t budget busters, either.

Crystal Luxury Watch (GH₵50) — Buy Online

Crystal Luxury Watch
Crystal Luxury Watch

This is a beautiful timepiece that celebrates the timeless and elegant love spirit, capturing the atmosphere of valentine’s day. Perfect for those who know that the right accessory makes all the difference.

This ultra-thin (22mm) leather wrist watch is suitable as gift to your loved one on val’s day.

Valentine’s Day Post-It Notes (GH₵ 10)

Don’t get it twisted, not everything special comes with a fee. In fact, the best things in life are free. Why not make a really romantic gesture that is sure to make your partner feel special by leaving sticky notes around the house. Write notes about your feelings and favorite things about your special person. Fill a page of sticky colorful notes with loads of romantic gestures and stick them in the fridge, wardrobe, on the walls, on the door handle.

Making a post-it note is not really as difficult as you imagined and should cost you less than GH₵10. You will need the following items:

  • A pair of scissors. You can get one from your kitchen or purchase a brand new one online.
  • Carbon paper. Well, not really. You can use a plain A4 paper or some leaves from your diary—never a good idea, though. However, if you must get fancy and use a carbon paper, you can purchase one from your nearest stationary store for less GH₵3.
  • Glue or paper gum to hold it all together. You can purchase Ever super glue from any store in Ghana for just GH₵1.

Now you have all the items in place, next is to cut your carbon paper into small pieces. You can cut them in different shapes if you wish like a heart, circle, flower, etc.

To be on the safer side, you can write out the messages before cutting. This will help you save both paper and time. If you are unsure of what to write on your valentine post-it note, don’t worry, we have compiled a list of valentine’s message for friends, your family and for your lover.

Breakfast In Bed

Trust me, it never gets old. Breakfast in bed always works!

It really is the little things that mean a lot, and what is better than breakfast in bed? This will put your partner in a great mood from the start of the day; they will definitely get out of the right side of the bed.

Why not? You can go a step further and be creative. You can make heart shaped pancakes of fried eggs with using a special cutter. Check out your local discount store for some cheap Valentine’s Day themed plates and glasses; they are guaranteed to put a smile on your lover’s face!

Surprise your beloved one with a luxury perfume

On valentine’s day, hundreds of thousands ladies get an engagement ring of their favorite. With more than 70% growing the purchase of chocolate products, flower boxes, luxury jewelry and branded perfumes. A true love idyll!

One of the most gifted and most favorite gifts that both women and men adore and appreciate as much as love is perfume!

We all have heard the phrase “love is in the air.” That’s why we have assembled a list of enchanting love fragrances for a Valentine’s Day gift:

Women’s Fragrances

If you are looking to spice up your female counterpart, these perfumes will do wonders on any woman:

Lauren Jay Paris Brown Orchid Gold Edition Eau de Parfum Spray (GH₵59) — Buy Online

Lauren Jay Paris Brown Orchid Gold Edition Eau de Parfum Spray
Lauren Jay Paris Brown Orchid Gold Edition Eau de Parfum Spray

Brown Orchid is an 80ml luxurious and sensual fragrance, that is evocative of iconic fragrances of the past that Brown Orchid is modern and timeless. Brown Orchid is long lasting and with wide spread aura. It is an oriental chypre.

Smart Collection Polo Black Eau de Parfum (GH₵64) — Buy Online

Smart Collection Polo Black Eau de Parfum
Smart Collection Polo Black Eau de Parfum

This Smart Collection Perfume Fragrances for Men and Women manufactured is a valuable quality European fragrance line composed of French oils. Formulated with high-quality French Fragrance Oils to an exacting standard Made with a variety of designer styled 3.3 oz / 100 ml natural spray bottles back to the industry, along with custom molded caps and metal spray actuators, and cellophane wrapping all attributes abandoned by other manufacturers long ago in pursuit of cost savings.

Men’s Fragrances

Getting the perfect gift for him is not always easy. We have done our best to compile a short list of the very best affordable perfumes for men.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray (GH₵72) — Buy Online

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray

The house of Paco Rabanne’s fragrance for men is announced as a fresh and sensual blend of notes, with glittery shine of gold.

1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray is a 100ml perfume created as sensual and clean, with sparkling and sweet notes of grapefruit, in the beginning that announces the floral heart notes combined with the base of leather and wood. Masculinity and power was given by leather accords, that makes it smell more refined, manly and powerful.

Avon Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum (GH₵80) — Buy Online

Avon Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum
Avon Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum

This new scent of the Avon Far Away Gold is inspired by the original Far Away, with enhanced oriental and floral notes. Experience the long lasting sophistication of rich Mohéli ylang, precious Indian jasmine and seductive Madagascar.

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum Spray (GH₵97) — Buy Online

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum Spray

Aventus by Creed is a sensual, audacious and contemporary scent. It is inspired by the dramatic life of a historic emperor who waged war, peace and romance with equal magnitude. Perfect for the bold, spirited and confident, Aventus opens with tantalizing top notes of blackcurrant and Italian bergamot, blended with Calville Blanc apples and sparkling pineapple.

A woody and heady centre is complemented with notes of roses, Jasmine blossom and patchouli, while a rich base of oak moss, ambergris and a touch of vanilla provides a final flourish to this sophisticated scent.

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Ebenezer Obasi

Senior executive editor at EwtNet
A web developer, IT undergrad, terrible entrepreneur, internet freak and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Ebenezer has been writing on technology since 2012, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.

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