One lucky person came home to a downpour of hearts in the bedroom. Apparently there are 579 hanging hearts from the ceiling, one for each day the couple has been together. This sentiment of love is definitely one of the most thoughtful things we've seen (not to mention inexpensive). We have also been touched by the thoughtfulness of a friend's gesture and would love for you to weigh in after the jump on your own inexpensive ways to show someone you care.
- Our most memorable gift of late happened when we ran the Long Beach Marathon last year. Since we reside in Echo Park, we asked a friend of ours who lived in Long Beach if we could shower at their place after the race. When we arrived at our pal's pad, hanging in the hallway to greet us was a large, handmade sign that said "CONGRATULATIONS." We're not sure if it was the emotion filled day that added to our thankfulness but we remember that gesture fondly.
- This year for Valentine's Day, we plan on getting our beau out of laundry bankruptcy. Helping him out with this task will definitely put a smile of gratitude on his face.
- Because photos rarely make it out of the digital realm, order a single print of you and your partner. You don't even need to frame it--just place it in a card and let them decide where to keep it.
- Making Valentine's Day fortune cookies are an easy way to show a group of friends that you care for them.
- Ask a friend or significant other over for breakfast (even we know how to scramble up some eggs and fry bacon). Enjoy the morning over coffee and bring out some old photos to reminisce.
What are some inexpensive ways you plan on treating your friend and/or sweetheart this year?