Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you have a significant other in your life, chances are they have expectations for a special date night. Valentines day dates can be expensive activities, and as the weather gets colder, the options for creative dates seem to dwindle. Here are 5 inexpensive date ideas to try this Valentine’s Day.
- Home-cooked dinner
Make it a night in, and plan a romantic dinner for two at home. Plan out the whole dinner yourself and surprise your significant other with a fully prepped meal, or go shopping for the ingredients as a couple and cook together as part of the fun. Either way, staying home and cooking for yourselves makes for a romantic, yet cost effective dinner date.
- Dessert date
Feel like going to a restaurant, but don’t want to spend too much money? Skip the dinner and go straight for the dessert. A dessert date is a great way to get out of the house for a romantic evening while still keeping within your budget.
- Games night
Pickup your favourite snacks, pull out your favourite 3 board/card games and have a games night at home. If you want to make it really interesting, turn it into a tournament. Whoever wins 2 out of 3 games wins a free dinner, courtesy of the other person.
- Dollar store raid
Get creative with your Valentine’s Day date and visit your nearest dollar store with $5 – $10 each. Without going over the spending limit, buy gifts for each other and reveal them when you get back home. This takes the pressure off the stressful gift-buying process and turns it into a fun activity that’s bound to result in some laughs.
- Ice skating
Pack up a thermos filled with hot chocolate and head to your nearest public skating rink. Ice skating makes for a great date as it’s active and fun, yet still romantic and extremely cost effective.
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Valentine’s Day should be an opportunity to enjoy time with those you love, not an occasion to overspend only to regret it for weeks to come. Celebrating your relationship shouldn’t have to cost you a fortune, so this Valentine’s Day, don’t let it.