10 thoughtful and budget-friendly Valentine's Day ideas

10 thoughtful and budget-friendly Valentine's Day ideas

With Valentine’s day just around the corner I thought it would be a good time to look at some thoughtful and budget friendly ideas! It doesn’t always have to be big, grand gestures and sometimes, the smallest things are most cherished.

1. Homemade Dinner Date or Cooking Class

Instead of going out for an expensive cooking class or a meal at a restaurant, find a recipe online, gather the ingredients, and learn to cook a new dish together at home. Set the mood with candles and soft music for a romantic and cosy evening.

2. Scavenger Hunt

Create a personalised scavenger hunt with clues that lead your partner to meaningful locations or memories you've shared. It's a fun and thoughtful way to reminisce about your relationship.

3. DIY Love Coupons

Make a set of DIY love coupons that your partner can redeem for simple favours, such as a massage, a movie night of their choice, or breakfast in bed.

A love token scratch card which has been personalised with a special message, date and initials. It has been photographed on a pink and white background and the gold heart on the card has been scratched off to reveal the message.

4. Star Gazing

Wrap up warm, grab some extra blankets, and thermos of your favourite hot drink, find a quiet spot, lay out a blanket (or grab some camping chairs), and spend the evening stargazing. You can use a stargazing app to identify constellations and enjoy each other's company under the night sky.

5. Memory Jar

Create a memory jar together. Write down favourite memories, inside jokes, or things you love about each other on small pieces of paper. Read them together on Valentine's Day or save them until your anniversary..

6. Picnic in the Park

Pack a picnic basket with your partner's favourite snacks and head to a nearby park. Enjoy a simple, relaxing day outdoors, complete with a blanket and good conversation.

A personalised 'love you' card with the recipients name. This card has been shot on a pink background surrounded by stationery and dry flowers.

7. Bookstore or Library Date

Spend an afternoon exploring a bookstore or library together. Choose a book for each other or pick one to read together, and then enjoy a quiet reading session.

8. Outdoor Adventure

Take advantage of the outdoors with a low-cost adventure like hiking, biking, or exploring a nearby nature reserve. Enjoy the beauty of nature and each other's company without spending a fortune.

9. Board Game Marathon

Dust off your favourite board games or try out new ones. Have a friendly board game competition or work together to conquer a challenging game.

You're a catch valentine's day card featuring pink and purple fish. The card has been photographed on a pink and white background with stationery and dry flowers surrounding it.

10. DIY Spa Night

Create a spa-like experience at home with DIY face masks, relaxing music, and scented candles. Pamper yourselves with a spa night without the spa price tag.

Remember, Valentine’s day doesn’t need to be an expensive ordeal. Keep it simple, and do the things that matter to you. 

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