With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, all thoughts have suddenly turned to February 14th and what you are going to do to make sure that your special day with your boo is the best ever. Of course, in an ideal world, we would all love to whisk our partner away for a luxury break filled with gifts and fine dining, but a little thing called money often has something to say about those dream plans! Don’t worry though, you can have just as much fine on a budget. Here are thirteen cheap ways to treat your Valentine!
1 Breakfast in Bed
The ingredients can be as inexpensive as you want them to be, the main point of bed in breakfast is that it shows a lot of care and affection on your part! It feels super luxurious to be woken up by the delicious smell of a hot breakfast that you can eat without having to get out of the warm!
2 Photo Album
Take some time to compile a bunch of your favourite couple photos and make an album out of them. We rarely get to have physical photo albums these days, so a specially made one feels really special.
3 Mix Tape
Go old school with a CD or cassette and make a mix tape of all your favourite songs to give to them: it could be songs that you know they love, or songs that you share as a couple. If you want to be more modern, it can always be a mix USB!
4 Homemade Card
There is only so much affection that you can convey than with a generic store card. It will feel much more special and intimate if you can hand make a card instead.
5 Exciting Date Night
A date doesn’t have to be expensive to be exciting. Try to think of some things that you can do together that are low cost but still super fun. Picturesque hikes, picnics, even something like sneaking in to a movie theatre!
6 Love List
Present your partner with a list of all the things that you love about them, it will make them feel warm and fuzzy inside and won’t cost you a thing!
7 Baked Goods
Commit some time to the kitchen and bake them something delicious. Cookies, biscuits, a cake, anything that you can put your love into the making of!
8 Favourite Meal
Get the apron on and treat your partner to their favourite meal. If you are a terrible cook, then there are bound to places you can order in from that are relatively cheap!
9 Remote Control
I’m not talking about toy cars, I’m talking about allowing your partner to have complete control of the TV remote for an entire evening, it’s a big sacrifice but one that they will appreciate!
10 DIY Coupons
Present them with a list of personalised coupons and cheques that they can cash anytime they want. Things like favours you can do for them, sexual or otherwise!
11 Leave Notes
Get up early and decorate the house with lots of little romantic sticky notes that they will notice in every room they enter.
12 Romantic Walk
Plot the route of a romantic walk that you can take together. It’s lovely to just be able to stroll along with someone, holding hands and talking.
If you have some empty space on your wall, make a sweet collage of your favourite pictures that you are in together.