This Valentine’s day if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the romantic dinner and two dozen long stem roses, then here are some simple and inexpensive ideas for you to make and give to still show you care.

For example if you believe the way to the heart is most definitely through the stomach then how about some cute cut out toasts with love heart fried eggs to greet your loved one in the morning. Or if you want to go even further then get the heart shaped cookie cutter out

…….. Making cookies is a great way to get kids involved as well - as is printing love hearts on fruit or making love heart paper chains.

For more spontaneous ideas... well you can decorate the bedroom with love heart balloons and flower petals or add some stickers to a bedroom or bathroom mirror and remember Red Pink and White generally are the colour themes to use !