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Gift Guide for a Football Fan

Show the Love Without Breaking the Bank

Show Love Without Breaking the Bank Gift giving doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, the best gifts may just be completely free. A little bit of thought and creativity can go a long way towards showing you care. Perhaps even more so than expensive items might suggest.

The best reason to go cheap is because it's better. We're going to figure out how cheap we can get and still show we care.

Why do we Celebrate Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is believed to be a Roman fertility rite re-labeled and re-purposed when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire.

In the last half dozen decades it has evolved from sweetheart appreciation day to an expression of consumerism closely watched by economists.

Sweetheart Appreciation Day

Valentine's Day is the day you show your sweetheart you love him or her.
  • Presence - You show up. Well, showing up is the absolute minimum. You may need to prepare yourself a little mentally. Try to forget about the project at work or the bills piled up on the kitchen table just for a few hours. Remember, this is all about him or her, not you.

  • Experience - You take him or her to his or her favorite place. In the old days, the experience might be a trip to the local ice cream parlor or burger joint or simply sitting in the backseat of the car. Again, it's all about him or her, not you. Try to figure out what his or her favorite activity is. Is it skiing, going to a concert or movie or going to a ball game?

  • Stuff - You make a little gift by hand, perhaps a card or a food item. If you're handy with scissors, paper, markers and glue or can bake cookies you've got it made. Otherwise, despair not, there are still ways. Look below.

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