It’s really easy to overspend on Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent a whopping $20.7 billion on Valentine’s in 2019. Indeed, the social pressures to celebrate Valentine’s in a grand manner is still there, regardless if you’re single or taken. In this article, I’ve included 4 tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank!
Create your gift
There’s no need to spend a lot of it comes to Valentine’s gifts. Anyone would be thrilled to receive something from their significant other.
If you have any talents, you can use them to create a special gift for your loved one. For example, if you’re an artist, why not create a piece of art for your partner? If you’re a musician, why not create a song specially made for them? If you’re a writer, a beautiful love poem dedicated to them would surely make their heart flutter. See, there’s no need to shell out any money if all you want is to make your partner happy for Valentine’s Day.
Eat in instead of out
One of the most costly things about Valentine’s Day is going out on a date. Many couples prefer to eat out during this special day, but the thing is, eating out on Valentine’s can be quite an expensive option.
If you want to save money and still have an amazing town, why not just have your Valentine’s meal at home? You don’t even have to be particularly good at cooking to pull it off. Remember, the most important thing about any Valentine’s Day activity is that you get to bond with your partner while you’re doing it. Plus, if you think about it, there really isn’t much difference between eating in and eating out, except you’ll have to deal with a lot more people if you choose the latter.
Do something you both love
If there’s one thing in the world that you can’t buy with money, it’s time. And sadly, when things get really hectic, sometimes you just can’t help but spend less time with the people you love.
Valentine’s Day is all about giving and receiving love, so why not achieve that at the same time by doing something you love with your partner that doesn’t cost any money? If you like movies, why not have a movie marathon at home? Do you like romantic dinner dates? Well, how does a candlelit dinner at home with instrumental music sound for you? Honestly, nothing feels better than spending time with your loved one, no matter where that may be.
Go to a local event
Regardless of where you live, there will always be free local events available to you during Valentine’s Day. If you’re trying to save money on Valentine’s Day, you can take advantage of these free events and still have an amazing time with your significant other.
The best way to find these events is through online pages or social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also check out local newspapers, as they sometimes announce events on there too.