Valentine’s Day is just around the corner once again. For many of us, this day of love means spending cash on lavish Valentine’s Day gifts or Valentine’s Day experiences to impress our partners. But if you’re still suffering from the Christmas money crunch, impressing your loved one this year could be a challenge. With that in mind, here are some Valentine’s Day ideas that are impressive, but budget-friendly.
Breakfast in bed
Nothing impresses your partner more than waking up on Valentine’s Day with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious home-cooked breakfast. Get your chef skills working by preparing the perfect breakfast of eggs, bacon, grilled mushrooms, and tomatoes. And it definitely wouldn’t hurt to add some sausages, beans or hash browns.
This is a fantastic way to start the V-day celebrations without burning a hole in your hip pocket.
Secret notes or candy hearts
Keep the love going by hiding notes or candy hearts where you know your loved one will find them – in the bathroom, under the pillow, beside the phone, or even on the steering wheel of the car. After that big breakfast in bed, finding these notes will make them feel more special and loved than ever before.
Get fit together
If you’re on a tight budget right now, forget about those fancy Valentine’s Day dates, and do it differently this year. Take this opportunity to celebrate by doing some exercise together. Think biking or hiking in a picturesque setting, taking an early morning jog or walk along the beach while the sun comes up, or even doing some yoga together. If you’re up for it, you can go dancing and do some romantic steps together.
Okay, let's face it, flowers and chocolate will always be a part of any Valentine's Day celebration. But they also usually come with a price. So why don't you do something different this time around? Combine them and give your loved one chocolate flowers instead. It's one of those Valentine's Day gift ideas that are budget-friendly but romantic just the same. And, of course, impressive. They are readily available online – just check out Tastebuds, Chocogram and Edible Blooms. Make sure you order them early enough so they get to you before the big day.
Nothing says “I love you” better than Valentine’s gift you’ve made yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re not an expert arts and crafts person - what matters is the effort, time, and the love you pour into your DIY creation. It could be anything from a simple Valentine’s Day card, a heart-shaped tray that’s filled with different sized chocolate love hearts or you can even pick up some letters to spell LOVE from a craft shop and secure then to a rustic wooden board. You don’t have to spend a lot of money because it’s the thought that will count most here.
A romantic picnic
Get your picnic basket ready. Fill it up with your favourite things (don’t forget the champagne and chocolates) and head out to your favourite park with your loved one. If the weather doesn’t favour you on Valentine’s Day, just relocate to your living room. The fact that you’re together and enjoying your favourite foods and bevvies on this special day will make it impressive and romantic without having to break the bank.
A trip down to memory lane
If you’ve been together for a while now, one of the most lovable Valentine’s Day ideas is to have a trip down memory lane. Dig through your old photos together and reminisce about days past when your love was just starting to bloom. To set the scene, lay them on your bed or a blanket on the ground and scatter around some rose petals. Light up a candle and just talk about the old times for hours. How romantic does that sound!
Make dinner together
Who says you have to spend Valentine’s Day dinner at a fancy restaurant? This year, make it more memorable without having to spend a lot of cash. Make dinner together at home and match it with your favourite wine. Set up your table beautifully and light a candle in the middle. Voila! A candlelight dinner at home with a lot less money spent and a lot of time for bonding and sharing sweet nothings.
The night is still young after dinner. So, snuggle together on a couch and watch some movies until you both feel sleepy. Make sure to have plenty of popcorn and drinks ready for this special evening date.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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