Valentine’s Day is around the corner and naturally, many stores and shops are overflowing with endless greeting cards, boxes of chocolates and red roses galore. Valentine’s Day is perhaps one of the most significant days of the year for couples as it is the globally recognized date for celebrating love and affection. It is also a very consumerist holiday and many find themselves having to break the bank when it comes to gifts, dinners, spa treatments and so on.
But what if you’re on a budget? Believe it or not, you don’t necessarily have to blow the bank in order to have a great Valentine’s Day for you and your partner. Some ideas for a Valentine’s Day on a budget can be found as follows :
- Greeting cards: While some of the most common things to be given on Valentine’s Day include teddy bears, chocolates, and flowers, a good old fashion greeting card is always a good idea. Depending on your partner’s personality, there is a wealth of possible greeting cards you could give them. These range from sarcastic, deeply romantic and everything in between. You can get one from your local store or order greeting cards online for Valentine’s Day and be sure to put a smile on your partner’s face.
- Practical gifts: When considering Valentine’s Day gifts, some options you will likely be bombarded with include very expensive and sophisticated gifts but if you’re on a budget, you can choose to give your partner a more practical gift or one that is homemade. An example could be filling a jar with a dozen notes on the things you love about them, making a DIY scrapbook of your favorite memories together or a short and heartfelt note that serves as a reflection of your relationship thus far. These will not break the bank in any way and will go along way in showing your partner how much you love them on Valentine’s Day.
- Budget dinners: While a five-course dinner at a Michelin star restaurant might be appealing, not everyone quite has the budget for this. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t break the bank, consider looking at listings in your local restaurants. Many will offer set menus for two at a reasonable price and this could serve as a good option for you. If all else fails, feel free to make dinner from scratch at home, light up some candles, play some good music and have a great time.
- Home movie night: Everyone loves a good romantic flick and Valentine’s Day is the best time for this. If you’re on a budget, dim the lights in your house and play one of your favorite romantic movies. A bucket of popcorn and some good wine will also set the mood for a good home movie night with your significant other.
- Act of service: Acts of service is one of the major love languages and you might want to look into doing this on Valentine’s Day. This includes fixing things around the house, helping them with a task they find tedious and so on. This will most likely be free and will serve as a practical display of love.
Whether you opt for a budget dinner or giving a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card, you do not need to spend a fortune to have a memorable Valentine’s Day with the one you love.