5 Ways to Save on Valentine’s Day
February the 14th is a day of love and romance, and for some, a shed load of spending, too. If your bank balance isn’t looking up to an expensive Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together 5 cheap ideas to make your beloved feel like a million dollars.
1. Love tokens
Ok, so we may or may not have stolen this idea from Joey from Friends, but love vouchers are actually a really good idea. Whether you promise to make dinner for a whole week, wash up for a whole month or give foot massages on demand, it’s a great way to do something really nice for your partner.
2. Organise a surprise day out
A surprise day out is really thoughtful, and can be done on a meagre budget. There are lots of places to go for free such as taking a romantic walk in the countryside or visiting a gallery or aquarium.
3. Make breakfast in bed
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest impact, and breakfast in bed is always going to score you Brownie points. Who knew boiled eggs and soldiers could be so romantic?
4. Prepare a three-course meal
Restaurants can be super expensive on Valentine’s Day (and a tad cheesy) so why not dine in at home? Set yourself a budget and prepare a delicious meal yourself for just a few pounds. If you’re set on going out, find some money saving vouchers and save some cash that way.
5. Buy them a gift they really want
Before you buy a big bouquet of flowers or some over-priced chocolates, think about what your loved one actually really wants. Maybe they’d prefer a manicure or a new CD of their favourite band? Try and do some digging a few weeks before so you don’t waste money unnecessarily.