Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you haven’t come up with a plan for the special day, these last-minute ideas may be helpful.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money, going out to fancy places or having an elaborate plan; it’s about spending time with your valentine. Several Dunbar students are scrambling for a last-minute gifts and plans to celebrate the holiday.

Make a Coupon Book

Julia Radhakrishnan
Make coupons for silly adventures, fun activities or other ideas.

A coupon book is a fun gift to make for your sweetheart. There are many different “coupons” you could make. Some ideas for different coupons include an ice cream date, a movie or a free car wash.

For this project, you will need colored paper, scissors, pens, a hole-puncher, yarn and creativity.



Turn Your Home into a Movie Theater

Zoe Williamson
Pop some popcorn and have your own movie night at home.

A movie night at home is an inexpensive way to have alone time with your significant other.

You can head to your local Redbox and pick out a movie together, or if renting a movie isn’t for you, new television shows and movies have recently been added to Netflix.




Fast Food With Your Valentine

Julia Radhakrishnan
From Feb. 11-14 Chick-Fil-A will serve heart shaped biscuits.

Some restaurants are doing special promotions for Valentine’s Day.

For example, Chick-Fil-A will be serving chicken nuggets and chicken minis in a heart-shaped container.





Bring Out Your Inner Chef

Zoe Williamson
Baking a last minute treat like brownies proves that it is the thought that counts.

A simple dinner at home can mean just as much as a fancy dinner downtown. It’s a cheaper option, and your valentine will be impressed that you took the time and made the effort to cook a dinner just for them. There are many ways to make this more personal and heartfelt as well. For example, you could set out flowers, light candles or even set up a “picnic” in your house.



Capture the Moment With a Picture Collage

Klaire Johnson
Staff Reporter Klaire Johnson made a collage for her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for an easy craft to make for your loved one, a picture collage is a thoughtful gift to make. It is also a great way to reminisce on memories that you have made together.

To make this project, you will need a poster board, pictures of you and your valentine, scissors, a hot glue gun, double-sided tape, ribbon and a marker.