Show your love. Save some money.
Valentine’s Day can sometimes place a financial burden when you are looking for creative ways to celebrate with your partner. But, having a romantic evening with the person you love most can be easily done without breaking the bank.
Cook Their Favorite Meal At Home
Eating somewhere nice can be very expensive. On top of the price of the actual meal, you’ll have to factor in things like transportation, parking, and add-ons like wine and cocktails. Rather than drop a day’s worth of income on a fancy dinner, why not plan out a homemade meal for a fraction of the cost? Consider your partner’s favorite dishes of choice, look up a few recipes from the experts, and put together a shopping list. You’ll find that you’re spending significantly less money, and you’re putting forth a meal made with love.
While preparing a meal for your partner is plenty romantic, creating a meal as a team is quality time that can make your date unforgettable. Ask your partner if they would like to cook with you. An idea would be to try to recreate a past romantic dinner date at home.
Spending Time Is A More Personal Investment
It’s easy to associate romance with spending money. But doing something special can mean something simple if you and your partner are both busy and have a hard time making time.
You can easily build a romantic day with your partner that won’t see so much as a dime leaving your account. There are several cost-free activities like going to the library or a local museum, having a picnic in the park, or just having a conversation where you catch up and really reconnect with each other.
Make It Personal
Try your hand at writing a poem that expresses your feelings for that special person or giving them a massage to help relieve tension.
Another great way to be romantic with your partner is to indulge in your favorite hobbies together. If either of you like to play board games or video games, setting aside time one evening to cooperate or challenge each other can hit the spot and even lead to a new weekly ritual.
Consider making a personalized coupon book filled with coupons of your partner’s favorite things that they can exchange for a massage, bubble bath, candlelit dinner, movie night, day trip, etc.
Simple Does It
If you have a passion for saving, consider doing your next date night at home and save bundles of money. And by putting that money away, you and your partner can save up for a well-deserved splurge like a cozy vacation for two or a new happy home for your growing family.
A romantic evening isn’t about how much money you spend — it’s about how much loving thought is put into the gift.