If you wanna show someone you care this Valentine’s Day, it’s not always about champagne and the best restaurant in town. There are plenty of ways you can show your loves that are both personal and creative that won’t break the bank.
Here are 10 cheap Valentine’s Day ideas that both you and your significant other will love:
Cook Dinner for Two
For those of you with a talent for cooking, why not whip up your partner’s favorite meal? It’s more romantic at home anyway—especially if you have the place to yourselves!
Dress up the table a little bit, light some candles, it might be a bit cheesy but you’ll look amazing in the flickering light.
If you’re not the best in the kitchen don’t worry, why not look up a new and simple recipe to try? Making the effort to do something outside of your comfort zone for your partner will make them feel very special.
If you’re lucky enough to have nice weather in February, pack a basket and go somewhere pretty near you, like a park or the woods. Being out in the countryside can be incredibly peaceful and romantic, and you don’t need to worry about getting dressed up. Just stay comfy and snuggle up on a blanket.
If the weather’s not so good, why not have the picnic at home, or even in your bed? This might sound a little “slobby” but if you’re both slobs together, who cares?
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Hiking or Cycling
If you’re both outdoorsy you could plan a hike or bike ride if the weather permits. This could be a great way to get out together and keep fit at the same time.
Bowling is another cheap activity that is fun. You could even hang out with other couples or friends and have a tournament.
Spa at Home
Why not pamper each other? Face masks, massage, the possibilities are endless! Nothing beats a spa day at home.
Movie or Netflix Marathon
This could be combined with the bed picnic idea. Take out, anyone?
Go to an Exhibition
How about doing something a bit more cultural? There might be something interesting at either an art gallery of museum near you. It could be a great way to do something different and thought provoking.
Paint together, draw each other, do some pottery, or macaroni art! Even if you’re not a professional artist, this could be really fun and you’ll have a souvenir to keep afterwards to remember your special night.
For those of you who have a little more time on your hands to prepare something unforgettable, why not set up some clues either around the house, or even in town to send your partner on a hilarious wild goose chase? The effort you make will surely be appreciated.
Try a dance class together! Salsa, bachata, and ballroom classes are a great way to spend time together and you both get to gain a new skill. If you already have the moves, go to see some live music and show everyone what you’re made of.
If you are on a very tight budget, but you want to do something special for your partner, consider one of the 10 ideas. For information on how to improve your money situation, seek advice from anna macko.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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