So it's almost Sunday, and you either forgot it was Valentine's Day or didn't plan on having a date. That's OK — there are several easy gifts you can put together on short notice.
According to the National Retail federation, he average American spends about $147 on items like candy, flowers and jewelry for Valentine's Day. But you don't have to plan ahead to pull off a successful night. If you're a procrastinator, think outside the box. Skip the normal dinner-and-a-movie routine for something creative:
A magazine subscription. Show your loved one you're interested in their interests by getting them a yearlong subscription.
A deck of cards. You can also take a sharpie and writeone thing you like about your sweetheart on each card, then hole-punching and threading a ribbon through it. Ta-da: cheap and thoughtful.
A cooking class. This is a win-win scenario: Your partner gets a gift, and you get food. Check out online to select a cuisine you both love — or have never tried — and sign them up.