Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away. It is never too early to start planning what you want to do with your special someone. You can actually enjoy your evening without spending any extra money, if you follow one of these tips!
1. Plan dinner in. Rather than spend money on dinner out, why not cook dinner for your special person. You can add in some special Valentine’s Day items such as red velvet cake, chocolate covered strawberries or something equally as special for desert! If you really want to win someone’s heart, plan on preparing his or her favorite meal.
2. Skip the flowers and go home made. Flowers are very expensive around Valentine’s Day (and they end up dying a week later). Why not make a gift instead? You could create your own coupon booklet filled with idea such as a massage, doing the dishes — or whatever it is that comes to mind.
3. Watch your favorite old movies. Pop some corn and curl up and watch some of your favorite movie(s) together. There are plenty of romantic titles from which you can choose. You will want to visit your library where you can check them out for free!! You can even visit Redbox for movies around just $1.
4. Get a massage. Rather than spend money at your local spa, why not take a moment to give that special someone a massage.
5. Remember the past. Talk about the moment you first met. You might watch your wedding video or even look at photos. What a great way to remember how you met and rekindle those fireworks.
6. Make a handwritten card or note. The best gift I ever received from my husband was a love note. In fact, I still have it and read it every once in a while. It was a gift which came from his heart and cost nothing more than his time and a piece of paper.
7. Go window shopping. If your budget is tight, why not window shop together. You can stop and pick up a coffee and then walk around checking out store displays, planning your dream shopping trip!
8. Opt for lunch rather than dinner. If you are on a tight budget, dinner can be pricey, whereas lunch might be a bit less expensive. You might have an easier time actually getting a table too, rather then trying to dine out on Valentine’s Eve.
9. Star Gaze. If it isn’t too cold where you live, you could build a fire, roast marshmallows and watch the stars. Just hope that Mother Nature doesn’t ruin your plans!!
10. Do nothing. There is no rule that says you have to do anything at all. I absolutely love the evenings when I can curl up with my husband on the sofa and just watch TV. Being alone together is all we really want.
Valentine’s Day is just that — a day. What matters most is your relationship and making sure you tell him or her how much you love and care for them every day of the year!