Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas

    Let’s face it, while most of us really enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day with our sweethearts, it can sometimes turn out to be a pretty expensive holiday.  The problem is that it lands less than three months after Christmas so many are still recovering from all the money they spent in December buying presents.  It’s important to remember, however, that making time to show your partner how you feel about them and enjoying some romance together is a necessary part of having a good relationship.  The good news is that you can show your honey how much you love him or her without spending a lot of money.

Make a love coupon book

Love coupons are a great way to surprise your special someone on Valentine’s Day.  You can create or print ones that are filled out already and also include blank ones that your partner can fill out with whatever task they want you to complete.  Some of the tasks that you can include on the coupons are enjoying a home cooked meal, getting a massage, cuddle time, or even breakfast in bed.

Enjoy an outdoor/indoor picnic

Going out to eat in a restaurant can get very expensive.  You can still spend quality time with your valentine while dining on some yummy cuisine.  The menu can include fancy meals that you created in your own kitchen or even be as simple as finger sandwiches.  This can be a very romantic option because it allows you to gaze into each other’s eyes and share an intimate moment together.

Write an old-fashioned love letter

In today’s modern times, we often use technology in order to communicate with our partner or loved ones.  When it comes to wooing your love or being romantic, nothing does that like a good old-fashioned love letter.  You can get a little fancy and use some pretty stationery and even add a touch of your favorite cologne or fragrance to the envelope.  Take time out to really tell your valentine what he or she means to you and why they are so special in your life.


    Remember, it is the thought that counts when it comes to opening your heart to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.  At the end of the day, it won’t matter how much you spend to make this day special.  The only thing that will be remembered is how you made each other feel.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you share your feelings with your loved one on Valentine’s Day without spending a lot of money?

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  1. I love this. Back to the basics. I still love getting love notes.

    • Those are the best. 🙂 I have kept each & every one I have received from my love and when things get a little difficult or we fall into routine, I read them to remember just how strongly we feel about each other.

  2. I totally agree with you. It’s how you made each other feel that will be remembered and not how much you spent.

  3. Personalized gifts are my favorite kind of gifts because they have SO much love & dedication. Last year, I gave my boyfriend coupons and he loved them and still uses them. Also I made a video for him this year with our pictures throughout the relationship. 🙂

  4. I love writing poems and that is what I do give my hubby. An picnic out in the patio would also be a great idea. 🙂

  5. My kids and I made handmade valentines using construction paper, markers, stickers, etc. Inexpensive but adorable!

  6. maria @closetohome says

    Coupons are alway so wonderful to give, it is the gift that keeps on giving. I made romance coupons for my husband at Xmas.

  7. It can definitely be expensive… and with social media it’s like a competition to see who gets the most expensive thing. I’m single and don’t have to worry about any of that, but I like all of these ideas.

  8. And with your husband, well the best gift that you can give them is basically Free too! LOL

    kids love it when you spend time with them.

  9. Great ways to spend time with the one you love. I feel like Valentine’s Day has the stigma of elaborate dinners and gifts. To me, it is about cherishing the one you love!

  10. Maybe I’ll pen a love letter yet today. That’s an awfully sweet idea and a great way to show your love.

  11. These are some great ideas. I always love those love coupon books. It is the perfect way to extend the holiday!

  12. I like using coupons to help save money on Valentine’s Day. Spending time together and going out to dinner with our buy one get one free meal is always fun!

  13. My husband and I don’t value Valentine’s Day like other couples do, but we do give each other little cheesy gifts because it’s fun and easy.

  14. Angela Saver says

    I really like the idea of the old-fashioned love letter! It really means a lot to me when my hubby hand writes a card or letter to me!

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