Clever Ways to Save on
Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and between buying flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and stuffed teddy bears it can seem overwhelming to get your sweetheart a gift. Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day and go nontraditional by showing off your creativity while saving money in the process. We all know that the cost can quickly add up on this special occasion so if you are willing to be more sensible to what you buy and DIY then here are some suggestions to keep in mind.
Consider cooking rather than heading to a restaurant. It will probably be packed at many places on Valentine’s Day so get out those pots and pans and cook up a romantic meal for your beloved. Make their favorite dish or better yet try a new recipe.
Don’t buy flowers. Make them instead. Flowers die, and we know this so why not make lasting memories by making origami flowers from your loved one’s favorite magazines, print out of their favorite book, or scripture. This way the flowers will last forever.
DIY your sweeties Valentine’s Day gift. Make them a greeting card with their favorite poem inside, make a photo collage of the two of you from shared memories, write them a love letter, or make them a bouquet of their favorite treats. The ideas are endless.
Start the morning off right with breakfast. Nothing is more romantic in the morning than breakfast in bed. Get up really and make your love one their favorite foods and surprise them before they start getting ready for the day.
Be a kid again. Have some fun with acting like a kid again by going to entertainment facilities like Dave & Busters, Putt-Putt Golf and Games, or even Incredible Pizza. There are so many places to choose from. Ride the bumper cars, play laser tag, go a round of golf, play the arcades, or even make a competition out of the night and see who can get the most tickets, prizes or highest scores on tournament games like basketball and car racing.
Run a romantic hot bubble bath. Who doesn’t like coming home from a long day at work and seeing a nice hot bubble bath is waiting for you. Set the mood and turn off the lights and light candles. Go an extra step and have rose peddles leading them to the tub. Play some romantic music and let them soak their worries away.
Netflix and Chill. Stay in and watch a movie. No need to spend money on a movie and snacks when you can stream your favorite movies to your TV and pop your own popcorn. End the night cuddling with your love by the fireplace if you have one. Get out a book after the movie ends and just read a few chapters while you snuggle with each other.
Skip the club. No need to stand in a long line on a cold night to listen to music surrounded by a large crowd. Instead stay home and listen to music. Turn off the lights, light candles, and create a romantic atmosphere.
Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day show you care by doing things from the heart. There is nothing wrong with spending less and enjoying more of each other’s company.
If you have a clever way to save on this year’s Valentine’s Day please share. Tell us what was the most romantic Valentine’s Day you had in the past.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!