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Ready for Valentine’s Day? Check out these DIY valentines ideas for college students

Antique sailors valentine, c. 1870. (Credit: Verne Equinox)

Antique sailors valentine, c. 1870. (Credit: Verne Equinox)

Valentine’s Day. It’s a hotly contested holiday: Is it a commercial way to exploit traditional romantic relationships? A way for florists and chocolatiers to bump up their annual sales? Or is it actually a positive celebration of romance that can expand beyond the hype and stereotype? However you celebrate – or ignore – the holiday, your friends’ feeds are sure to be flooded with news about Valentine’s Day. If you want to avoid the commercial aspects, or if you’re just in the mood to try something new and creative, check out our tips for some do it yourself college valentines ideas. Read more

Creative Valentines Day gifts for her, for him, for them!

Anthropomorphic Valentine, circa 1950–1960

Cheesy anthropomorphic valentine, circa 1950–1960 … Hopefully, you can top this.

Let’s face it: Valentines Day is quickly approaching, and if you have a significant other, he or she will probably expect something. Instead of forking over your hard earned cash on roses that won’t last a week, consider these thoughtful, yet unique, creative Valentines Day gift ideas for her and for him. Unattached? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to have fun on this holiday that is all about the love.

What to give her?

Alright, listen up. If you have a girlfriend on February 14th, then you really do have to get her something (even if she insists you shouldn’t spend a lot of money). Read more

Valentines Day ideas for the college student budget: Teddy bears, roses, and fancy diners NOT included!

Chocolatefondue

Valentines Day Chocolate fondue

If you are on a college student budget, Valentines Day can be a nightmare—the price of roses spikes, restaurants nicer than the campus dining hall are out of your price range and no one really needs another teddy bear! The good news is that it’s not too late to do something totally cool and inexpensive, without racking up your credit card bill. Check out these cheap Valentines Day ideas that will definitely woo your sweetie! Not into celebrating Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. We’ve got your Anti Valentines Day covered too! Read more