10 Free Ways to Show Your Love

These gifts from the heart are sure to impress your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

Americans are expected to spend less on gifts and cards for Valentine’s Day this year -- an average of $63 compared with $67 in 2009, according to the National Retail Federation. We’ve come up with ten ways to say “I love you” without spending a dime.

Make coupons for favors. Create coupons redeemable for a massage, favorite homemade meal, car wash or whatever your loved one desires.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.