Valentine's gifts at every price

” With only days to go until Valentine’s Day, students might be starting to sweat a little about what to get their special someone. Chocolates, flowers, cards, and teddy bears are always appropriate and appreciated but as most students are on a tight budget, there are a wide variety of inexpensive but creative ideas as well.”

With only days to go until Valentine’s Day, students might be starting to sweat a little about what to get their special someone.

Chocolates, flowers, cards, and teddy bears are always appropriate and appreciated but as most students are on a tight budget, there are a wide variety of inexpensive but creative ideas as well.

As most people already know or have heard, the average cost of flowers seems to double during Valentine’s Day. However, grocery store floral shops tend to have better prices compared to the typical independent floral shop.

At local Giant Eagle grocery store you can get a decent bouquet of flowers for $8.99. However, if his/her flower is a rose, you can expect to be paying anywhere from $29.99 for a dozen rose bundle to $4.99 for just one long stem.

If students are looking to get a bit more creative and looking for something homemade try a craft store.

Your local craft store offers a number of options at an affordable price. Not to mention that the gift will come straight from the heart. And what’s not to love about that?

Vicki O’Dell, the Craft Coordinator for Pat Catan’s, helped create and personalize ideas suited even for the most artistically challenged individuals. She also made an important point.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about someone. You can do something for yourself, O’Dell said.

O’Dell suggested buying a paper Mache picture frame ($1.31), paint ($.50), glitter ($.89), and some finishing accents ($1.00- $1.79). Students can then customize the frame with their own details, such as favorite quotes or the lyrics to a song. Then put a picture of you and your significant other or maybe you and your best friend.

However, some people may be feeling unsure of their artistic talents, the traditional route of flowers, candy, and cards can still be creative.

Jeremy McCord, an accounting major, has decided to recreate his first date for Valentine’s Day. After dinner and flowers, he wants to take her on a walk.

On our first date we went on a walk down the Cuyahoga Falls River, he said. Recreating a first date is always clever when one want to reminisce over the first time you bonded.

So even if nothing is planned, there is still time.

Head to you local craft store and talk with the craft coordinator because you are bound to find something.

Call news writer Jessy Ferraro at:

330-972-7362

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