Being broke is tough, especially when you’re in a relationship. Wanting to give your partner the world but only being able to afford Sangotedo. We see you and have your best interests at heart, so we’ve curated a special list of low-budget gift ideas for that special someone.

Peace of mind

No stress, no long talk, just sweet, tender loving. But just for the day because you have to remember that in everything, wickedness is key. 

Handmade coupons for hugs and kisses 

A handmade coupon? Talk about love and intentionality. If they don’t shriek and act excited, it means the love isn’t strong because what’s better than hugs and kisses from you?

Cut and join albums 

It could be physical or digital. As long as they contain images of you, they’ll love it. You could also sprinkle a picture or two of them because you’re nice.

A handwritten note 

“Roses are red. Violets are blue. Your eyes shine bright when my lips do muah”. Light work — you don’t have to do much. 

Handmade gift box

Go around their space, pick up little keepsakes and chuck them in a box. Maybe it’s the empty wrapper of the plantain chips you ate after your first date, or the brush they use for their shoe. Anything works.

Give yourself a spa day 

Think of it this way. If you look good, you feel good, and that should be enough for them. 

Make a playlist

Music that inspires them (to break a bottle on somebody’s head) or slow love songs that make their heart sing with joy. Put them all in a playlist for your boo.

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