Valentine’s Day is a time of love and romance, but like many people it means spending too much money on expensive food, cards, gifts and flowers.
Fortunately, there are many ways to celebrate love without going into debt.
How to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Little Money
It’s the simplest thing that makes so much sense.
1. Make each other dinner for each other
This makes sense, but it’s also one of the best ways to cut costs. Eating out is very expensive. Instead of going out and having dinner at a restaurant he spends $50, make something special at home. Whether it’s chicken carbonara or chicken fingers, if it’s delicious and affordable (and preferably easy), it’s a win!
2. Have a picnic
Picnic food is easy to find anywhere, including Costco, Walmart, and Kroger. You can set up a romantic picnic anywhere. Place it outside if the weather is nice, or put a blanket on the living room floor or even the bedroom if the weather is bad.
3. Watch a movie
Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so it can be a cozy rest day for you and your Valentine. Let’s watch a good movie. But if action and horror movies excite you, they’re fine too.
4. Make gifts for each other
Use what you have at home to make gifts for each other and spend zero dollars or just a few bucks. Use your imagination and let your creativity work. Give gifts based on inside jokes, first date reminders, wedding memories, and more.
Or write a poem or a love letter. It means a lot more than someone else’s card you bought at her Walgreens.
5. go for a walk
Spend time together by taking a walk along the riverside or in the park. You can also take a leisurely stroll on the sidewalk in front of the house. Hold hands and stop and look at the scenery. There’s something to say when you stop to smell the roses that look into each other’s eyes and talk about nothing but what’s going on.
In our busy lives, this may be enough. And it’s completely free.
We hope this list has given you some great ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget. This is the day everyone feels special and loved by someone special.
Check out this beautiful drive-in photoshoot at a holiday drive-in in Leo, Indiana.