It’s the beginning of February and this means one thing and one thing only: Valentine’s Day is approaching! The most romantic day of the year is less than two weeks away and the pressure of doing something wonderful on the 14th for our other half is building. But does doing something wonderful mean having to spend lots of money?
A fancy restaurant, lots of champagne, a big bunch of flowers and an expensive present – is this what your Valentine’s Day normally looks like? It’s very normal if your answer is ‘yes’ but we don’t think it has to be that way; we think you can show your partner how much you love them and how much they mean to you by spending next to nothing!
Have a look at our money saving tips for Valentine’s Day and let us know what you think…
Have a romantic night in – instead of splashing out on a really expensive meal at a restaurant, why not have cosy night at home and cook your other half a 3-course meal? The ingredients you need definitely won’t cost as much as eating out and the thought and effort you put in to the evening will be really appreciated by your loved one.
Make your own gifts – as well as saving some cash, chances are you’ll have a lot of fun if you give each other home-made Valentine’s gifts! You can also make them a lot more personal than anything you can buy in the shops. What about a photo collage of all your favorite pictures of you together? Or even a mix tape (retro but trendy!) of all their favorite songs?
Deliver your flowers yourself – this way you’ll save on the delivery charge, which can often be almost as much as the flowers, and you’ll get brownie points for being extra romantic. It’s definitely a win-win idea!
Choose cheap champagne – not many people can tell the difference between good champagne and the really expensive stuff so if you’re planning to share a bottle with your other half this Valentine’s Day, go for the less expensive option and save on some cash.
Romantic gestures – remember, the most romantic gestures are often the ones that don’t cost any money. Posting love notes around the house requires imagination and effort, running your other half a candle-lit bubble bath ready for when they get home costs absolutely nothing and money doesn’t need to be involved when spending quality time together.
Valentine’s Day is about showing your loved one how much they mean to you but it doesn’t have to mean breaking your bank balance to do so. Do you have any nice plans for Valentine’s Day or any money saving tips? Leave us a comment below to let us know what they are…