Do you want to celebrate your Valentine without leaving the bank? Here are some cheap Valentine’s Day ideas for gifts and dates on a budget.
Valentine’s Day does not have to be expensive. Sometimes, showing your loved one that you love them is as easy as telling them. Write a quick love message on a post-it note and leave it where your husband or wife will see it first thing in the morning, like in the bathroom mirror. Better yet, write many posts and go out all over the house, even in unexpected places.
Mix Tape Love
Even if you have not done a mixed tape since high school, the hand-picked tunes are a great free gift for Valentine’s Day. Create a romantic and personalized playlist to show your boyfriend or girlfriend that you care! If music is not your thing, photocopy some of your favorite stories or poems to present your loved one as a “literary playlist”.
Make breakfast in bed
It’s a classic for a reason: instead of worrying all day about how to prepare the perfect romantic dinner for your Valentine, try breakfast in bed and get a full day’s credit for it. A flower, a chocolate and a heart-shaped tablecloth are all you need to make eggs, toasts and a fruit bowl seem especially festive.
Lunch is for lovers, too!
This is the most expensive item on this list, but it still does not have to cost much. If your boyfriend or girlfriend really wants to go out to eat at Valentine’s Day, consider meeting during work for a romantic lunch. It will be a pleasure to meet during the day, and the lunch menus are less expensive than those of the dinner. As for what to do at home that night? We leave it to you.
Make a four-poster balloon bed
Celebrate your relationship by making a balloon screen on your bed. Get a balloon for every year or month you have been together and attach a note (or a picture!) To each one that contains a memory you have shared or a place you have visited as a couple. The colors of the balloons floating above you will create a unique and romantic atmosphere.
Candy Dots Valentine
Making a homemade card is always a simple and appreciated Valentine’s gift. Add something a little fun by buying a candy dots sheet in advance. Then, you can cut them out like construction paper and stick them on your now edible Valentine card.
Steal a love poem
If you really can not speak with words, let the professionals help you! On Poets.org you will find tons of classic and contemporary love poems that you can copy onto a card, read aloud or print and leave the house. However, keep it only in one or two poems: your Valentine’s Day card will not mind that they are from someone else as long as you show that you have thought about your selection, so do not overdo it by choosing each love poem on the site . !
A literal journey through your relationship
Have you been with your Valentine forever? (Or what seems to be forever?) Make this Valentine’s Day special by touring places that were special to your relationship. This is especially fun if you moved from town: visit where you met, where you used to go to appointments and other important places. Make the most special excursion by visiting a new place at the end and telling your loved one where you expect your relationship to go in the future.
Replace the Valentine’s bouquets with paper flowers
Every year, florists raise prices before Valentine’s Day, because they know they will take the easy way and only buy some flowers! Do not pay high prices or take the easy way by making tissue paper flowers. They are easy, cheap and show much more thought than buying some at the florist (or the service station).
Go out with a massage
We promise you this: your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse will never refuse a Valentine massage! Make it special by lighting a candle, lighting music or setting the mood. It may be the best Valentine’s gift of all time, and you can still do it at the last minute.