Some people make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day and some don’t really pay attention to it. Others use it as an opportunity for a “GAL”-entines get together or anti-Valentine’s day. No matter which category you fall into, don’t blow your gift budget in the second month of the year! Here are some cost effective Valentine’s Day ideas that are still meaningful and can even be done with your “Gals”:
Cook a homemade meal - Rather than spending $50-$150 dollars on dinner at a fancy restaurant, use ingredients in your own kitchen and find a new receipe to try. You can light a few candle, open a bottle of wine and still easily stay within your budget.
Have a Game Night- If you want to do something a little more interactive, game nights can bring in a little healthy competition. If you have board games, then this is easy. If not, you can get some relatively inexpensively and there are tons of games you can play with just a deck of cards.
Movie Night- Grab some popcorn, get in your comfy pjs, and throw on that movie you've been meaning to watch. Even though renting or buying movies costs some money, it is a lot cheaper than two movie tickets. Plus, you can make as many comments you want throughout the film!
Explore your local city- Get your partner and go on an adventure! There are many free local events that are cost-effective and you can spend the night discovering the unknown. This is a perfect chance to bond with your significant other and have some good old fashioned fun!
Whichever way you decide to spend Valentine's Day, remember that it doesn't have to be dependent on money. Even if you're treating yourself to a "you-day," keep in mind that the priority is to enjoy the company and not spend time worrying about the cost!