Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day, but you’re worried about funds? You don’t have to compromise romance for money! This blog post will give you plenty of ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in the sweetest way possible and not over-spend.
You can start by spoiling your partner with a breakfast in bed! To make it extra fancy, add a rose on the tray. Find out your partners favourites and treat them to those.
Dinner at home can be just as romantic as in an expensive restaurant. Surprise your partner and prepare something special for that day, including a lot of aphrodisiac foods like chocolate and strawberries, however, maybe stay way from oysters 😉
You can even cook a meal together to spend some more quality time. Chances are you will both be glad to save a couple quid in the current climate so who can complain? Then just light some candles and open a bottle of wine. Celebrate an amazing V-Day with no worries about your budget.
If neither of you feel like cooking, we have a solution! Tesco and Waitrose are here to help. A Valentine’s dinner for two including a starter, a main, 2 sides, dessert and wine/fizz will only cost you £20 at Waitrose and 3 microwavable dishes for £20 at Sainsbury’s. You can also cut the cost of chocolates by visiting the Thorntons website. There are also some humorous gifts you can get from Hotel Chocolat., if you want to make the occasion a little light hearted. Now just stock up on wine/fizz from Tesco Finest for around £8.50 a bottle.
Flowers can be expensive but compared to other Valentine gifts they can make the most impact for the lowest price. You can get the Paradise bouquet for only £15.99 deviled with chocolates from eflorist. A lovely way to treat your partner on this special day is flower decorations. You could create a tail of rose petals leading your loved one to further surprises like stuffed toys or other gifts. Alternatively create a heart shape with the flowers. It’s so simple, so inexpensive but it will make both you and your significant other feel very special.
You want to spoil your Valentine’s date with some gifts, but lack the funds? Try a DIY project or vamp up a in-expensive item from a charity shop. Avoid buying cheap items from shops like Poundland, it’s going to make a better impression if you spend some time creating something by yourself. This way your other half will get a unique gift which will have much more meaning than mass produced gifts, even if they are more pricey. Some of our favourites are: picture scrapbooks, baked goodies in handmade boxes, paper flowers and scented soaps.
You could even organise a drinks and crafts night where you can both have some fun trying out new DIY projects. These could include: painting, sewing, ceramics, your only limitation is your imagination. For extra points, make it heart shaped!
Hobbycaft has card making sets which you can purchase if you want your card to have a more personal touch. Paperchase also has some great offers for Valentine’s with objects that could complete your decorations including balloons and confetti. Handmade presents with love are one of the best valentine’s day gifts.
This is a perfect way to celebrate V-Day for a sporty and active couple and it doesn’t have to cost you anything! Pick a spot with a lot of beautiful views which you can admire together. If the weather permits it, you could even have a picnic once you get to your destination.
This Valentine’s Day idea is for the adventurous ones out there and it will take some preparations, however the outcome is movie like. Your aim is to create a treasure hunt where your loved one has to follow clues and solve riddles to finally get to the designated destination where you have prepared a surprise.
What you’ll need:
- Task ideas
- Final destination/ surprise
All you have to do is write a few clues or tasks they have to perform in order to get to the final destination. Lots of fun is guaranteed and an unforgettable experience. A+ for effort and barely any impact on the wallet.
Spa Night At Home
Giving your loved one a massage doesn’t sound like a bad idea, especially if it doesn’t cost you any money and you get to see the smile on their face. We guarantee it’ll be a cheap valentine’s day for you.
Look for free events in your area or even plan a day trip close by attend some free activities. You could go for a stroll in the park, on the beach, visit museums or craft stores. Here are some examples of free events you might want to check out:
- Lush Valentine’s Day Event
- Valentine Open Day (Little Holland House)
- A Valentine’s gift day & craft fair
- Petrelli Launch– Valentines Day Special
It isn’t the epitome of romance to be thinking of your bank balance when you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved one, but lets be practical! It’s very likely that your partner wouldn’t want you to over-spend during this occasion, so there’s no shame in keeping it low-cost. Hopefully our V-Day ideas showed you that low-cost doesn’t necessary mean low-key or low-effort and they definitely won’t break the bank!