Holidays like Valentine’s Day can be difficult if you’re on a budget. There’s so much pressure to spend money on your clothes, gifts, and date activities. But Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love, not about paying a small fortune. Luckily you don’t have to spend a lot to have a nice Valentine’s Day! If you and your loved one want to have a nice Valentine’s without spending tons of money, take a look at these 10 Frugal Valentine’s Day Date Ideas!
1) Watch a Movie at Home
If you’re on a budget, going to the movies on Valentine’s Day may not be the best idea. Tickets are more and more expensive every year, even if you’re not seeing a movie in 3D. Instead of paying high ticket prices, just stream a movie from Netflix or Amazon and have a nice frugal Valentine’s Day date at home!
2) Have a Picnic
If you don’t have freezing temperatures in February, a picnic can be a lovely inexpensive way to spend Valentine’s Day! Pack a basket with both of your favorite foods and take it to a park, lake, or even just a nice part of your backyard!
3) Homemade Dinner
Nothing beats a home cooked meal! If you’re the one who usually does the cooking, then maybe your partner cooks this meal. Or you could cook together!
4) Ice Skating
Ice skating is always a fun frugal Valentine’s Day date idea! If your local temperatures are too warm for safe skating on a real lake, go to an inexpensive ice rink instead.
Karaoke is a lot of fun! If you can’t find an inexpensive karaoke bar, look into getting a karaoke game and microphone for your gaming console or PC. You could even just use an inexpensive karaoke smartphone app!
6) Go for a Walk
There’s no need to try to be fancy on your frugal Valentine’s Day. Instead, enjoy the day with something simple, like a nice walk. But don’t just take a walk in your neighborhood. Go to a nice walking trail, park, or a pretty part of town. There’s no problem with adding some window shopping to your walk!
7) Take a Class
Many couples take a class on Valentine’s Day. As a result, you can often find coupons or discounts on lots of fun classes, like dance classes and cooking classes. Pick something that interests both of you, but not something that you’ll take so seriously that it won’t be fun. If you actually learn something useful along the way, that’s just a bonus!
8) Have an At-home Spa Day
It’s always so nice to relax at the spa! It’s not so nice to have to pay high spa prices, though. Have a frugal Valentine’s Day date and have an at-home spa day. You’ll both come out of it looking great and feeling refreshed!
9) Repeat your First Date
A romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day is to repeat your first date! If your first date wasn’t exactly frugal, simplify it down to a less expensive version. The point is just to remember the start of your relationship and to enjoy each other’s company.
10) Watch the Sunset or Stargaze
It doesn’t cost anything to stare at the sky! Grab a blanket and go camp out somewhere where you can get a nice view of the sky and watch the sun set. Stay out a bit later, and you can watch the stars!
Have you ever been on a nice frugal Valentine’s Day date?