Valentine’s Day is here once again. Many Americans plan to drop some serious money on the holiday. If you and your partner are money conscious or working towards being debt-free like we are, there are some gifts that can show your love and support. Here are five gifts I love for debt-free or money conscious couples.
Give the Gift of a Money Tree
I’m a certified plant lady – I accrued more than 20 while I was pregnant. One of my favorites is the money tree. The money tree represents wealth and is thought to bring you luck in your finances and/or profession. In some cases, it is believed that the money tree brings about a great sense of well-being and even luxury. Ours hangs out in between our desks in the office. It has brought us a fair amount of luck. Plants like the money tree can be a great gift because they will continue to sprout new growth throughout the year. Not to mention, having plants has been proven to benefit people’s moods and increase happiness. So, it makes a great gift.
Pay for Special Budgeting Tools
There are a lot of paid fintech tools on the market. See if the person you are buying for is currently using the free version of any paid app and pay for a few months or even a year. Typically, paid versions of the app unlock new financial tools and additional help. If they use the app on a regular basis, the change can truly make a difference in their finances to have the paid tools available.
Buy a Financial Planner or Journal
If the person you’re shopping for isn’t necessarily tech-savvy or prefers to write things down, a financial planner or journal may be a good gift option. Personally, I write everything from our budget to financial goals down in a planner. So, each year, I spring for a nice one and use it for the next 365 days. Journaling is also something that can help people on a debt-free journey and, honestly, journaling can be therapeutic. Buying a nice planner or journal can be the perfect gift for someone on a journey of their own.
Purchase Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
This one is a little more expensive than the other gifts listed above, but it is a great gift for money conscious couples. You and your partner can go in on the purchase of the online program together and take the courses. Over the span of the Financial Peace University program, you will both learn more about finance and get on the same page about your money. Giving this kind of gift can draw you two closer together and improve parts of your relationship. It’s another gift that keeps on giving.
Make a Cash Rose
If money is your love language, make your own cash rose. For this, you decide how much you want to spend. Get the cash together (using small bills is a good idea). Then, watch this YouTube video instruction on making your own cash rose. Your honey will surely appreciate the gesture.
Readers, what do you think of these gift ideas? Do you have any to add?
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Amanda Blankenship is the Director of Social Media for District Media. In addition to her duties handling everything social media, she frequently writes for a handful of blogs and loves to share her own personal finance story with others. When she isn’t typing away at her desk, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog. During her free time, you’re likely to find her with her nose in a book, hiking, or playing RPG video games.
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