Valentine's Day 5 {Frugal} Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you thinking of ways to enjoy the day with your special Valentine? If you are on a budget, you can still enjoy this special day with the one you love. With a little preplanning and creativity you can have a perfect date.

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While Valentine’s Day has become a large money-maker for stores and companies, you don’t have to spend a lot to show you care. In fact, I don’t know anyone who would not appreciate a hand written letter telling how much they are loved. Instead of 20 pounds of chocolate, a regular size candy bar wrapped with a ribbon shows just as much love without all that extra candy.

Most of us want to spend time with the one we love on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes there is no way around the budget for an extravagant meal and gift, but making this a special day can be done.

Valentine's Day 5 {Frugal} Date Ideas

Dinner and a movie night in – put the little ones to bed early and/or lock the teens in their rooms. ;)  A quiet dinner and a movie at home is a wonderful way to spend an evening together.

*Go out on the cheap – take a drive around town, stop for an ice cream or a coffee and spend quality time talking, just the two of you.

*Spend time at a local bookstore – grab a cup of coffee or tea and find the comfy chairs in the bookstore and spend an hour or two reading and browsing books together.

 *Star gazing – I can't think of a better and more romantic way to spend a quiet evening together. If you don’t happen to live where it is warm, don’t forget a blanket and some hot cocoa.

 Picnic – plan a lunch time picnic at a local park. If the park has a lake with ducks, don’t forget to bring a bag of bread to feed them.

While Valentine’s Day comes during the week most of the time and job schedules are a mess, why not postpone your special day until the weekend where you both will have a more relaxed time to spend together.

As you can see, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

**These are just a few of my favorite ways to spend time with my husband.