I love Valentine's Day even if sometimes it seems overly commercialized. You really don't have to spend spend spend to let someone know how much you care for them. In fact sometimes actions speak louder than gifts. So with these tight and austere economic times, why not try something different for your valentine this year? Don't think of it as "cheap" think of it as "memorable".
Here is a quick guide to the love styles of each astrology sign and cheap gifts to go with them:
ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are very robust in their love making. While they may not admit it, they love a challenge. So give them one! Pretend you are a territory that needs to be conquered. Tempt your Aries with bold Australian, Spanish or South American wines, red flowers of any kind or a saucy adventure.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans love luxury, sex and good meals. So your plan for them this Valentines day could include a romantic meal in a cushiony cuddly environment. (Maybe at home?) Ply them with desserts but not too much. They may not know when enough is enough. And this is a bad thing....?
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis have been known to play mind games. So give them a mystery to solve this Valentines Day. Flirt with them and let them come to you. Little puzzle gifts that can lead them to your lair can be fun and eventful. Dress as a package that they can unwrap.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are cuddly, romantic and sensitive. So their environment is very important to them. Some small romantic gifts can help unlock their love. Red roses, boxes with large bows and maybe even a pet will melt their hearts. Then what will you do?
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are generous and love to be the center of attention. Maybe you can arrange to have them lavish you with fabulous gifts. Of course you would do it to make them feel good! Tell them they are the sexiest. Tell them they are gorgeous and vital. They will be like putty in your hands. Mold them.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos can be practical so a lavish over-the-top gift may make them feel a little uneasy. Keep it simple and honestly heartfelt and they will respond. Virgos are earth signs so they can be very senual if treated the right way. Patience, endurance and warmth are the tickets to your journey with them.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras are attracted to attractive folks and beautiful objects. So make yourself look as sexy as possible and see if they bite. Small artistic objects will capture their attention as will tasteful flowers or a small box of gourmet chocolate. Keep it stylish and trendy, just like they are.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios are very intense, jealous and passionate. They also happen to love sex. That should make a chocie of a Valentines Day gift very easy for you! Sensual oils, sexy underwear or reading material will make them steam to a boil. When in doubt, wrap yourself up as a gift.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians love to spend time and create adventure with their special valentines. Take them on a journey to new and exotic places. You don't have to travel far - discover a foreign restaurant in your neighborhood or rent a bevy of intereting movies for a night together. Netflix anyone?
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns may seem practical and conservative but they ache to be loved and can be very earthy if given a chance. Unlock your Capricorn's sexuality with some tasteful small gifts designed to pique their interest and enhance their status. Designer anything.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are cool, calm and collected... that is until they set their sights on their valentine. Get their blood pumping by joining them in their personal cause and make them feel that they are the leader of the pack. Take them on a walking tour or get them a unique and weird little gift. No - not nose hair clippers.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces are hopeless romantics who just love holidays like Valentines Day. They can be moody and intuitive so find something that can feel their inner soul like candles, oils, books and special quiet time. Spoil them with attention and let them know how much you love them.
FOR ALL SIGNS
Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart, 2008 Astrological Calendar: With Horoscopes for Everyone
Her for Her: HerScopes: A Guide to Astrology for Lesbians
Him for Him: Gay Astrology: The Complete Relationship Guide for Gay Men