It is that time of year when we all like to let our special someone know that we love them. Valentines day is filled with flowers, chocolates, dinner dates and presents; but for those wishing to save a penny, these methods of celebration will hurt our wallets. If you plan to celebrate love this holiday, check out these budget Valentines ideas the both of you will love.
Budget Valentines Ideas
DIY Night at Home
For those couples looking for a quiet night in and enjoy learning together, maybe try to put together a DIY night for your loved one. Decide what type of craft, art, instrument, or project you both would love to tackle (there are plenty of videos on YouTube to browse through) and invite your date over for a creativity filled, hands-on evening.
Home Cooked Meal
Nothing beats pulling out all the stops and cooking up your Valentine’s favourite dish and enjoying a romantic night at home. At the cost of just groceries and maybe a little prep time, surprising your date to a home cooked meal with some candles and wine is a perfect way to start your Valentines!
February may not be synonymous with spending a night outdoors, so keep things cosy indoors by opting in for your favourite flick. Grab some blankets, prepare a nice warm beverage, and select a few films with your beau that you want to watch. This is a great opportunity to order some takeaway and at just the cost of food, you will have hours of relaxed, comfortable fun.
A Night at the Theatre
If you both love drama, from musicals to Shakespeare, a night at the theatre may be a wonderful surprise gift for your date. Although prime seats can run up the bill, The National Theatre offers standing room tickets for no more than a fiver per person. Check out their performances beforehand and plan an enriching evening at an incredibly low cost!
Go Ice Skating
If your city doesn’t get cold enough to offer a free outdoor skating rink, most indoor ones will have an hour of free-skate at some point during the week. At the cost of just skate rentals (if you don’t own any already), this is a perfect and cliché romantic date idea. Handholding and exercise; what else could you both want? Opt in for a hot cocoa afterwards, and you got yourself a rom-com movie romance.