Want to know the best cheap date ideas for Valentine’s Day?
You are in the right place because, In this post, I’ll show you how to have fun on Valentine’s day on a budget.
Can i be totally honest with you?
I suck at giving the perfect gifts.
Such special days like valentine’s day, birthdays, and the holidays always keep my brain busy because I am continually trying to give the perfect, budget-friendly gifts.
But that said, as much as we would all love to spend as much money as we want on gifts and events to make our partners feel loved,
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The chances are that specials days like Valentine’s can leave a big hole in your pocket or budget.
Besides, not everyone has the necessary financial situation to go on a spending spree.
But the good news is you can have a great valentine’s day without spending a lot of money.
After all, like j lo said, love dont cost a thing, right? ?
Sometimes all you need to do is explore other options, and you’ll be surprised to find out that there are inexpensive ways to have a great Valentine’s day with your partner.
So let’s get down to it.
Cheap Date Ideas for Valentines Day
Seriously how do you have a special valantine’s day without spending a lot? Keep reading and You’ll find out.
1. Make Thier Favorite Meal Or Desert
I love food on any day, so I know I would love it more if my favorite meal or a savoring dessert is made with love by my husband.
So this is a great idea, and even better if you love to cook.
If cooking is not your thing, you could consider baking or making them a nice mocktail or cocktail to compliment any meal.
2.Make A Fun Note Jar
Here’s another great cheap valentines day idea you could try with your partner.
How does this work?
You start by writing some fun, inexpensive activity or something you would want to do to your partner or have your partner do ito you.
Cut the paper into small pieces and put them in the jar.
Then take turns picking these ideas from the jar and doing what’s written.
3.Want A Romantic Dinner? Have a Romantic Candle Light Dinner At Home Instead.
Usually the first plan that comes to mind on valentines day is going out for dinner.
But this time, why not skip the expensive dinner and have an intimate candlelit romantic dinner at home instead.
Make it memorable, go the extra mile while still dining at home.
4. Want Flowers? Opt For Another Option besides Roses.
Now we are on the subject of flowers, and if you would care to know, my favorite flowers are peonies and not roses? ; not that you asked, but I just wanted to share.
Now, back to Valentine’s day.
Roses are usually the first choice for Valentine’s day’s flowers.
However, if you want to enjoy the day on a budget, you may need to consider skipping the roses all-together.
Look for other options that your sweetheart may love ( hint; Peonies ?) and buy those instead. Because chances are because of the high demand, roses are more expensive on Valentine’s day.
And another thing, instead of having the flowers delivered by a florist, you could deliver the flowers yourself.
Not only will you be raking in a few savings, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see your partner’s excitement.
5. Netflix and Chill With A Romantic Movie.
This is another favorite cheap date idea because I love a good movie.
Pick an enjoyable movie that you would both like, preferably a romantic one, but hey, it’s your day, so any movie you and your partner would enjoy works perfectly.
I particularly love prime video because it is included in my prime membership and has many amazing movie options.
Netflix also never disappoints when it comes to entertaining tv shows and great movies, and that you can binge-watch.
So go ahead, pop some popcorn ( it’s cheaper at home ) and Netflix and chill with your partner.?
6. Want Valentine’s Day Trip? Have a Staycation Or Go To A Hotel Instead.
Skip the travel expenses by having a staycation or going to a hotel nearby instead of a trip.
This way you can recreate a little part of being away without actually travelling.
7. Want A Gift? Look For A Sale.
Why buy a gift for full price when you can snag it on sale.
Explore coupons and deals; you’ll never know what you will find.
Perhaps a superb meal in a fantastic restaurant for half the price?
Or a great deal on the perfect gift. ( well, I wouldn’t know what an ideal gift was even if it looked me in the face) but I hope you see where I am going with this.
8. Give Each Other Massages.
Raise your hands if you love a good massage?♀️
If you raised your hands with me, this is another one of my favorite cheap date ideas for Valentine’s day.
You can also take it up a notch by having an at-home spa day.
Not only will you be saving money by not going to an actual spa, you will enjoy the day feeling refreshed.
Having have a great spa experience at home is easier than you think. Enjoy massages, facials, and amazing scents.
Here are a few of my favorite home spa kit items you may need. feel free to check them out, i think you’ll like them too?
- Foot, Nail, Face 10 Piece Spa Set
- Pedicure Tools 18 in 1
- Scented candles
- Bath Bombs
- Massage Oils
- Massage Stones
- Facial Steamer
- Aromatherapy Oils
- Foot spa Massager
So try this out, have a spa day with your partner, sip on some wine, and enjoy a zen romantic evening.
9. Have An Indoor Picnic.
It’s probably cold outside anyway. So how does being cuddled up inside on the floor for an indoor picnic sound to you?
So go ahead and try this inexpensive date idea.
10. Explore Free or Budget-Friendly Events In Your Neighborhood
The truth is, you dont need to pay a ton to have fun.
You can enjoy activities with your partner that doesn’t cost a ton.
For example. You could go to museums, art galleries, rollerblading, snowshoeing, wine tasting, food tasting and lots more.
These are all fun and inexpensive events you can do on Valentine’s day.
12.Choose a different date.
For the longest time, when I think about Valentine’s day, what comes to mind is usually restaurants packed full.
Or partners who forgot to buy gifts, out there looking for last minutes gifts.
Plus all the adrenaline of finding the perfect gift and making it the perfect day.
What if I tell you that you could have a valentines day celebration on a day completely different from the rest of the world and it would still be a special day for you and your significant other?
So why not chose to celebrate Valentine’s day on the day before or the day after valentine.
Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be avoiding all the chaos that comes with the day.
13.Mix Your Drinks
This is an exciting cheap date idea for Valentine’s day, and you may come up with your own mix, completely new and different, lol, you just never know.
Play bartender and make a budget-friendly cocktail mix with your partner, there are many recipes on youtube that you could try and add a little twist, and you just never know what you come up with.
Afterward, you could both settle down and enjoy your cocktails together, how fun.
14. Pick Creative and Thoughtful Gifts Over Expensive Gifts
The best part about thoughtful gifts is that they dont have to be expensive.
So it’s time to get creative and come up with thoughtful gifts to put a smile on your partner’s face without having to break the bank.
Simple and yet inexpensive.
You could also try your hands on DIY and handmade gifts.
I personally find these gifts so thoughtful and priceless, and I am sure your partner would too.
Handmade and DIY gifts will also allow you to add a more personal and creative touch to gifting.
15. How About breakfast Instead Of Dinner
Naturally, a valentine’s day date is usually a fancy restaurant dinner.
To switch things up and save money, it may be a better idea to have breakfast or lunch instead of dinner at your favorite restaurant.
The bottom line is this
You dont have to go over your budget or go broke to have a memorable and remarkable Valentine’s day.
Make no mistake about it; You can have the best day with these inexpensive and cheap date ideas.
So what are you waiting for? try these cheap date ideas to make your partner feel special on Valentine’s day or any other day of the year?
Do you have any other ideas to for dates on a budget? i will like to hear about it.
Let me know in the comment below.
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