February is the month of love! With Valentine’s Day approaching, it is always an exciting feeling to think about spoiling the one that you admire. Although with all of that happiness and excitement might come the daunting feeling that it could be financially difficult to pamper your significant other. Luckily, it does not have to be that way! Here are some inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas to make that day just as special!
1. Make your own chocolate covered strawberries together!
Chocolate covered strawberries are a delicious Valentine’s Day staple. Head to the grocery store, buy the ingredients you need, pour a glass of wine, and create a date night full of making desserts and watching your favorite movie! Tis the season for red, white, and pink so definitely be sure to buy colorful frosting and heart shaped sprinkles to decorate your creations! This is a fun, yummy, and inexpensive idea!
2. Snuggle up at home and watch a movie
Speaking of watching a movie, you can never go wrong with a stay at home movie night! Sometimes it is difficult to agree on a movie that both you and your other half want to watch every other day of the year. So to make this extra romantic, watch something that you know they love! Whether it is a sappy romantic comedy, action packed film, or their favorite Disney cartoon, just the fact that you are agreeing to watch it with them will make it all the more special! This is the perfect way to unwind from the hecticness of life! Remember to bring make the popcorn!
3. Take them out on a picnic
Picnics have always been a romantic gesture. Just you and your love sitting outside in the warm sun enjoying a delicious homemade lunch makes the perfect date. If you live in a state where it is warm enough to go the local park for a picnic– do it! This is an inexpensive idea that anybody is sure to appreciate. If you live in an area where it is way too cold to be outside, no worries! Indoor picnics are totally just as thoughtful as they would be if they were outside! Location does not matter, it is the company that does!
4. Make them a delicious home cooked meal
There is something exceptional about enjoying a home cooked meal made by the one you love instead of going out to eat. While eating at a restaurant is enjoyable as well, making your meal at home gives you the opportunity to personalize the meal with something extra that you know your significant other likes with no added cost! Not only that, but you can dance around the kitchen, cook together, and just enjoy each other’s company in your own home!
5. Write them a heartfelt letter expressing how you feel!
Love does not need to be shown by expensive materialistic gifts. There is something moving about a handwritten letter expressing how you truly feel that will melt anybody’s heart. The fact that you took the time out of your busy schedule to sit down and write about how much your significant other means to you is sure to bring a smile to their face. One gesture will mean a lot and your words will be treasured for a lifetime.
6. Enjoy their favorite pastime with them!
Most people have that one pastime from their childhood they loved to do! Ice skating, playing softball, dancing — no matter what it is, find a place where they can live out their childhood passion! For example, if they were a performer growing up, check the local community theater to see what production they are going to be putting on! Let them embrace their inner theater nerd! If they loved to sing, head to the local karaoke bar! Seeing their inner child come out is sure to make their Valentine’s day and yours!
Overall, there are so many creative and inexpensive ideas that you and your significant other can do together in this Valentine’s day! Materialistic items are not everything and that is important to remember. While showing your love every day of the year is imperative, make them feel like the only person in the world especially on Valentine’s Day!