cheap valentines ideas

Finding the perfect inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite music lover is rough, but you can do it, and you can do it cheap, if you put your mind to it. These six ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully they spark something that can help you nail this holiday (and really, any holiday that you need a little help with).

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Does your significant other like music? Find their favorite music or your favorite love-inspired songs on CD or vinyl and wrap it up for them. If, for some unknown reason, they don’t already have it, grab them a membership to one of the music streaming services. Literally give them the gift of music.

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Handwritten Lyrics

Possibly the cheapest thing on the list, while at the same time being one of the cutest gifts you could give to a music lover. Musicians have the incredible ability to put into words what some of us never could. Find your favorite lovey dove-y lyrics and write them out for your love. This one doubles up on the “it’s the thought that counts” and gives them two gifts in one. If you’re really craft-y, you could do this in calligraphy or just really pretty writing and frame it.

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Concert Photo Book or Photo Wall

Do you and yours go to a lot of shows? Do you take pictures at the shows? This is your holy grail of Valentine’s Day gifts. There are a few different ways you can do this one.

  1. Print out the photos from shows and put them in a pretty book.
  2. Print out the photos and frame them for a wall of photos.
  3. Get the photos professionally put together in a book of your musical experiences.

Not only does this one show that you’ve done a lot of cool stuff together, but it’s something that can grow as your relationship grows.

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Scavenger Hunt

You two have been to shows all over the city together. Why not go on a scavenger hunt of your favorites? Not only can you reminisce about the shows you’ve been to, but along the way, there’s often a lot of opportunities to swing by the bars or eateries in the area to chat about them or revisit them. With some planning, this could be a home run present (and be super inexpensive).

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Mixtapes are something from the past that people used to do with actual tapes, but that doesn’t mean that’s where they have to die. Go old school, make a real mixed tape or CD for your S.O. with songs that remind you of them. Or you could go the digital route, and give them the link. This could possibly be the perfect background music for the dinner you make them too!

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Live Music

What’s a better gift for a music lover than the real thing?