As we’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day, it seems like everyone is talking about romantic gestures and how to show love. Sometimes in this month of love we forget about our friends and family that have our love, too. We’ve compiled a list of some inexpensive and easy ways to show your loved ones how much you truly love them.
1. Mail them a handwritten letter.
Everyone loves getting fun, unexpected stuff in the mail, so why not make your loved one’s day by mailing them a letter? The letter can be anything from “I miss you” to “these are the things I love about you”. Get creative! Add color, drawings, or use a fun colored pen to make it even more personal.
2. Make them a playlist of songs they’ll love.
Making a playlist is an easy and fun way to share the music you love with others. Compile a list of songs that remind you of them or you think they’ll enjoy and simply share it with them. This can easily be done on many music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
3. Call and remind them.
This seems so simple, but a call can make someone’s day. Everyone from grandmas to little kids enjoy getting a phone call reminder that they are loved.
4. Cook or bake for them.
There’s the urban legend that “the way to a man’s heart is his stomach”, but we think that may be true for everyone. Anyone would appreciate a home-cooked meal or baked good, especially when it’s made with love.
5. Invite them to do something you love or vice versa.
Showing others the things that make your heart skip a beat allows them to get to know you better and gives them something to connect with you about. Asking them to do something they want to do shows that you also care about their interests.
6. Offer to help with chores.
Help with even the simplest of chores can be the biggest relief. Think of all the times you wished you had help with your own chores.
7. Get crafty.
Do you like to knit? Paint? Draw? A simple handmade gift can go a long way. A scarf knit by you is going to mean so much more than a scarf bought at a store, because you took time out of your day to do something nice for the recipient.
No matter what you decide to do, this list is full of great ideas for you to show your loved ones that you care about them.