Showing someone how much you mean to them can cost nothing, and with the cost of living increasing, now is the time to take on board our ways to show your other half some appreciation on a budget.
Why break the bank with a flashy meal out when you can do it at home for more than half the price? Having a home-cooked meal on Valentine’s Day can save you money and help you bond in the kitchen. This shared activity allows you and your better half to enjoy each other’s company and cook something you will both thoroughly enjoy. Whether you want to make it a three-course, fine dining experience or you just want to indulge in your favourite freezer food on a plate – both are ways of saving money with your loved one this February.
Why not order a pizza, pull out the dusty board games, and bring out your fun-loving side with a special games night on Valentine’s Day this year? From enjoying a game of chess to a good game of Jacks, Two’s, and Eight’s, there’s so much fun to have on a budget and at home this Valentine’s Day. Another amazing game that we love is a good old Murder Mystery pack, which can be bought online for £20 which gives you the detective coat for the evening and allows you and your significant other to solve a cold-case murder mystery from your sofa – so much fun.
Fancy a taste of luxury from your own kitchen? Well, the perfect way to do just that is by doing your own DIY wine tasting. With a variety of bottles available from your top-of-the-range and budget supermarkets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Get in a few bottles and enjoy the evening with each other as you sip away at your favourite wines. You could even make a list and compare each other’s favourites at the end of the evening – you never know, you may have similar tastes… Oh, and pairing this with your favourite meaningful songs, a good cheese board, or even your favourite rom-com is the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day on a budget.
What’s more loving than having a little bit of a sweet treat with your loved one on Valentine’s Day, right? With a mixture of naughty and nice, making your own chocolate-covered strawberries as a gift for your partner is the perfect way of saying those three little words. With a sweetness overload, you can show your own sweet one how much you love them through the simplest of ways; and they’re our favourite Valentine’s Day snack.
At the end of the day, you don’t need to break the bank to show someone that you love them. With these 4 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget, you can put effort into those who matter without having to spend a fortune and it means something to them too. Let’s hope Cupid comes to celebrate with you this year, right?