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Low-Cost Valentine’s Day Gifts

Finding a special gift for your loved one on Valentine's Day can be tough. O Bee to the rescue! Here are some creative low-cost V-Day gift ideas that will impress your date and your wallet.

  1. A year in memories –Collect a sampling of some of your favorite photos of you and your boo from the past year. Facebook is great for things like this! Using a single-hole-punch, punch one hole at the top and bottom of the left side of all the photos. Then use ribbon to tie the photos together in a booklet.
  2. Write a handwritten letter – With technology dominating our every day lives, writing a handwritten poem, card or letter is a classic romantic gesture and will definitely earn you brownie points with your loved one.
  3. Pizza Pie – Studies show, creating something with your partner strengthens your bond. Making a pizza together is super easy and super fun! Stop by your favorite hometown pizzeria and pick up some premade dough, grab some fresh ingredients at the grocery store and voila!
  4. Homemade Cookies – Edie Bryn was the Olympia Brewery coffee shop keeper for many years. One of her specialties was “John’s Cookies,” named after her husband, John. Take her recipe and make it your own by adding your honey’s favorite ingredients, maybe cinnamon or dark chocolate chips? Then name your cookies after him or her to make it an extra special gift.
Cookie Recipe

  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup nuts (your choice)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coconut
Cream butter and sugars well. Add egg and vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder, salt soda and add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, coconut and nuts. Drop on greased sheet and bake at 350 degrees 8 to 10 minutes.


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