I enjoy reading and presenting you with these takes on spending money on Valentines. The information for this post is presented by blogger Emma from The Money Whisperer. Do check her out for ways to do better financially.
On the matter of getting children involved in Valentines Day, ie. gifting them or giving them cards and expecting them to do the same, for example, Emma says
‘We don’t get our children (4 and 6) involved. They understand that mummy and daddy give each other a card and gifts etc but they don’t receive any from us, and I don’t expect anything from them either. I tell them I love them every day of the year, not only on one day!’
Here are her views on her significant other’s spending habits at Valentines:
‘We don’t do extravagant gifts at Valentine’s Day which is absolutely fine with me. We both have birthdays in January, so with Christmas then birthdays, we really don’t need more big gifts. Chocolate and flowers are perfect.’
Emma was asked, Do you think couples should agree to a spending limit for valentines? Why or why not?
We don’t talk about limits – we just both know now after many years together that we don’t spend a lot on gifts. We’d rather have a really nice meal – either out or a takeaway.
Here is Emma’s view on the statement that ‘men are rubbish at choosing/buying proper Valentines gifts:
What is a ‘proper’ Valentine’s gift to one person, isn’t the same for another so I don’t really agree with the generalization. Some people may expect more than I do and be disappointed when they don’t get it; why set yourself up for the disappointment I say!
Now the Fun Bit on Spending Money on Valentines
Tell us about the most rubbish valentine gift you ever got
Easy! Chocolate body paint. I mean, who actually wants chocolate all over their bed?
Tell us the one thing (that money can buy) that you wish you could get for Valentines Day OR share a pic of something you want or plan to give this Valentines Day (family friendly please).
I’m so old school; the nicest thing I could receive is a handwritten card with something meaningful inside. Day to day life just chugs along and sometimes it is nice to stop and appreciate those we love for their qualities. I like to hear what my husband still loves about me!
I love hearing from Emma and the big thing I will take from this is ‘ sometimes it is nice to stop and appreciate those we love for their qualities’. So money doesn’t even have to be spent for one to enjoy a lovely valentines day.
I know that some people are thinking that money bloggers tend to splash the cash at valentines time. What do you think? Share your views in the comment box below.