Give your Valentine a gift of your time

As you might remember, I am a huge fan of regifting. However, let’s face it: regifting is not always an option. Take Valentine’s Day for example (yeah, people have actually tried that).

If the idea of giving your loved one the perfect gift is stressing out your mind and your wallet, it is time to take a step back. Great gifts don’t necessarily cost a lot of money.

If you really want to give something valuable, give your time. Give your Valentine vouchers good for breakfast in bed or a “pass” for some much needed free time. The possibilities are endless!  The best part is that you are just a few easy steps away from being a thoughtful, yet frugal, gift giver.

  1. Click on the sample below
  2. Complete the form with your gift certificate information
  3. Press the “create” button
  4. View and print your gift certificate!

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.

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