Five Ideas for Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentines day greeting card. Red coffee cup and gift box over february calendar. Top view

Valentine’s Day 2019 – $75 for flowers, $20 for chocolates, $150 for dinner, $100 present. Total= $345.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this February 14th without breaking the bank (or credit union) with these ideas. You don’t have to break your budget to show your Valentine how much you love them. Use these five date ideas to keep your day romantic:

  1. Cook dinner

Instead of going to an overpriced dinner at a fancy restaurant that takes weeks to reserve, go food shopping and make dinner at home. You’ll be able to cook something you both like and save money in the process. It’s a money saving idea and you’ll be able to spend time together. Click here for delicious Valentine’s dinner ideas you can make at home.

  1. Make a Card

Cards can be costly during Valentine’s Day and at times, you simply can’t find the right one to show your loved one how much you really care about them. Instead, make a card at home using a picture and add it to a colored piece of paper or a nice border. Add some text, and ta-da, you’ve made the perfect Valentine’s Day card. Click here to see different DIY Valentine’s Day cards.

  1. Choose a Coupon

Whatever you decide to do, take a look at Groupon for the best deals in the area for gifts for him or her, massage and spa gifts, flowers, restaurants, date nights, and more. There are numerous deals on so many things to do to make your Valentine’s Day special.

  1. Watch a Movie

After that delicious homemade dinner, you’ll want to relax. What better way to end Valentine’s Day than by watching a romance movie. Click here to see the best Valentine’s Day movies.

  1. Make a deposit

At the beginning of the year, we talked about Financial New Year’s Resolutions and sticking to a plan. Stick to your financial plan by saving money for a vacation that you can take during a different time of the year. Click here to learn about the different ways to save for your next vacation.

Whichever way you decide to spend Valentine’s Day, your loved one will love it because you were imaginative and showed initiative. Remember, Valentine’s Day comes once a year and you don’t have to spend a fortune just on this day; show love all year around.