Valentine on a budget

Valentine is almost here and you want to make sure that special someone in your life understands how important they are to you.

A lot of people go all out with expensive, candlelight meals with champagne and spend on a larger-than-life arrangement of flowers as the means to express their love for a loved one. Despite this popular belief, you do not need to spend a fortune to achieve your goal.

We’ve got plenty of Valentine’s Day budget ideas for anything from gifts to date ideas, so you can celebrate love without breaking the bank!

1. Have dinner at home:

Candles and Valentine’s Day go together.

Make a romantic dinner for your Valentine at home by making a favorite food. Play romantic music and, if possible, decorate with flowers.

Involve your partner in the kitchen if possible, It would be more fun.

2. Paint and Dip

Paint watercolor portraits of each other.  Children’s watercolor paint kits are inexpensive and include one or two brushes. These can be found in stationery stores or most malls.

 You don’t even need special paper to make them work; regular printer paper will suffice! Allow them to dry before hanging them up and appreciate them every day.

Don’t be concerned about being a good artist. Watercolor is inherently messy and difficult to control, so your painting may not look like your partner in the end! That’s OK; the thought is what counts.

3. Movie night date

How about watching some of your favorite movies together?

Convert your living room into a movie theater. Make some popcorn and watch a movie you both enjoy. If you can’t agree on anything, pick a movie for each of you.

Sharing a good movie with your Valentine is simple, pleasant, and intimate.

4. Write a love letter

Go old-school this year and write your sweetheart a hand-written love letter. Don’t be afraid to gush a little, especially if you’re not generally a romantic person.

Everyone enjoys reading about how much they are loved in the words of the person who loves them. It could just be a card with your favorite memory of your time together so far but it will show them just how much you care, without having to fork out on an expensive gift.

5. Organize a picnic.

Pack some tasty snacks and a blanket (it’s Valentine’s Day😏😍 ) Then go to your desired locations. It could be a beautiful park with a view, the beach, or even your own backyard. Candle lights in a jar, some cookies, or chops are a great way to start the romance!

6. Gift a ‘LovedUp’ Plan to your partner

Valentine is just the perfect time you show sweetheart that you care about them and their future.

You can create a ‘lovedup’  savings plan for you and your partner to kick off your journey to financial intimacy while saving for a common goal.

 

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