Time to ditch the typical and try some Valentines ideas that are unique, thoughtful and budget friendly for Valentine’s Day.
I will never tell my husband not to give me flowers or chocolate. With heavy emphasis on chocolate. 🙂 However there are many small, thoughtful and loving ways to say I love you this Thanksgiving for the sweetheart in your life.
10 Budget Friendly Valentine’s Ideas
- Get busy in the kitchen. ( No not that kind of “get busy”, although also budget friendly!) Bake their favorite treats! Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies or brownies into hearts and arrange in a store-bought valentines bag or box with a love note. Check out this recipe for wine gummies
- Make a dream dinner. You know the one you would normally pay over $150 between the two of you for. I am betting it will be at least half the prices. This of course takes from prepping and planning but get some pretty candles to light and set the table with pretty placements and decor and you are Valentine’s Day ready.
- Print out pictures. Sounds easy right? How many of you have your most intimate and important memories on your phone? Print them and create a photo book of your most fun and important memories together! Better yet you can log onto Snapfish and do it all online via the web and have it shipped! This might be too soon for this year but think ahead for next year.
- Plan an excursion! A surprise to a local winery and a packed basket of cheese, and fruit is a romantic way to say I love you. Maybe the guy in your life is a beer guy. Go to a local brewery for a tour and lunch with a beer pairing!
- Get pampered. For what you can spend on flowers, send her to the spa for a massage or to her favorite nail salon for a manicure and pedicure.
- Get the day off! The best thing you can offer a mom or the love in your life is the day off. Schedule activities for the kids, get them out of the house for the day or just get her out of the house to do what fulfills her most! All this takes is your time, no money needed.
- Create poetry. Ok, maybe not to the likes of British Sonnets, but you can put into words how you met and your love story in a blank notebook with some pretty graphics. Address the contents into chapters of your story and add personal photos or momentos!
- Take a class together! Schedule a couples painting or cooking class. Many times they come with food or wine and can be a great night out! Not to mention meeting other couples looking to get creative.
- Dinner and a movie. Create a date night right in your home. Plan a special dinner, candle light and your sweetheart’s favorite flick. Include popcorn, candy and special blanket to cozy up on the couch!
- Volunteer. Sometimes showing others love can bring you closer to the ones you love. Find volunteer opportunities at http://www.volunteermatch.org and volunteer as a couple to a ask close to your “heart”.
Don’t forget the kids! Click here for children friendly ideas.