Romantic and Inexpensive Ways to Say “I Love You!”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 | 19 comments

Romantic and Inexpensive Ways to Say “I Love You!”

For a romance writer, I am not very creative when it comes to Valentine’s Day. However, the most romantic times I remember have been the times when my husband and I stayed at home for a candlelight dinner. I did some research on creative and inexpensive ways to say “I love you.” I’ll give you my top five favorites and then present an opportunity for you to win a great Valentine’s gift for a special woman in your life.

  1. Since Land of My Dreams contains some of my original poetry, I like the idea of writing a poem for your spouse, printing it on pretty paper, and framing it. I did this for my husband for our 25th anniversary, and he loved it. He’s not that into poetry, but the fact that I took the time to write it and frame it meant a lot.
  1. Fill a jar with chocolates and notes rolled up and tied with red ribbons. Each note should be redeemable for things like backrubs, and kisses, or a special activity to do together. You can also write down a special memories and notes telling what you love about your spouse.
  1. Find someone to watch your children and spend a quiet evening alone together. Fix a special dinner or plan and cook it together. Spend some time looking at your wedding album and sharing memories, or watch a romantic movie while you enjoy a special dessert.
  1. Have dinner at a restaurant where you had your first date or that has special memories for you. If the weather is nice, take a walk and talk about when you first fell in love. Tell your spouse about all the things you love the most about them.
  1. Spend a day doing something that your spouse loves, even if it’s not your favorite thing. The fact that you care enough to do it with them will mean a lot more than any gift you could give.

Okay! Here’s the opportunity to win a unique Valentine’s gift for the special woman in your life:

Land of My Dreams has been described as “so much more than a love story.” It is the tale of an American college professor, wounded by life, who seeks escape with a job in Scotland. She meets a man with a painful past, and they discover new love together, but nothing works until they resolve their individual relationships with God, the Creator of love.

 Land of My Dreams spans the distance between New Mexico’s high desert mountains and the misty Scottish Highlands with a timeless story of overwhelming grief, undying love, and compelling faith.

There are several activities you can choose from in the Rafflecopter below. Each one offers an entry to the contest for a special Valentine’s Day Gift Box, loaded with contents for a Scottish Tea. The recipient will receive a copy of Land of My Dreams autographed especially for them. Also included is a box of Highland Blend Tea from the Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company, a two cup teapot, a package of Scottish Shortbread cookies, and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. So the fun of a Scottish tea can last beyond Valentine’s Day, I have included a recipe book of Favourite Scottish Teatime Recipes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Norma Gail

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. These are all really good ideas and what a cute prize giveaway.

    • I’m glad you like it! Thanks for commenting!

    • I’m glad you like it, KC!

  2. Great ideas for sharing Valentine’s Day. Very cool giveaway.

  3. Thanks Robin! We’re so glad you stopped by!

  4. Love your ideas and your book sounds like a wonderful read.

    • Thank you for taking time to comment! I hope you’ll be back again!

  5. Love your ideas and your book sounds like a wonderful read

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kathy! I hope you get a chance to read it!

  6. I love this Valentines giveaway. You are so creative. Good luck with the book!

    • Thank you, Sandy! I appreciate you stopping by!

  7. This is a perfect Valentine’s Day package. Perfect!!!

    • Thanks for commenting! I appreciate you visiting the website

  8. Great ideas, great V-Day gift!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!

  9. I adore this gift basket! Very nice idea for Valentines Day!

    • Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by!

  10. This gift basket is awesome! Thank you for the given chance 🙂 And girl can never have enough books, right! This is the best gift for me.

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