It’s Valentine’s Day and I know that most of you have plans for a romantic date with your special someone.
Indeed, Valentine’s Day is a commercialized holiday. Somehow, it’s always too costly to plan for that romantic date that you have in mind. If you come to think of it, it’s really expensive of having a good flower arrangement, the best box of chocolates and the reservation for a table for two in a romantic restaurant.
These expenses sometimes become a temptation to use our credit cards or resort into a cash loan just to make our Valentines a special occasion. Consequently, after that candlelight dinner and all the fun, you may end up with a lot of debt.
Are you looking forward to a debt free valentines date? These ideas will help you break up your relationship with debt.
We’ve come up with some ideas for a debt-free Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if you’re single or you’re taken or if you plan to spend this special day with your family. Surely, these activities will make your Heart’s day something to remember in the years to come.
After all, it’s not about how lavishly you spend on your Valentine’s Day. At the end of it all, it’s always the thought that counts above anything else.
Some Inexpensive Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Romantic Activities Indoors
There’s no place like home. Here are some ideas to spend your Valentine’s Day without scraping off your wallets.
Ask yourself; Why do you dig dining out on a romantic restaurant every Valentine’s Day?
Picture out the perfect place and ambiance for your Valentines date and then replicate it at your own home. If you’re creative, add some personal touch on your date by making a personalized menu and a restaurant name that combines your name and the name of your loved one, you can also include personal endearment on the menu list just to sizzle up the romance.
There are many easy-to-do recipes that you can incorporate into your favorite meals. In that way, you’ll be sure that all of your prepared meals will satisfy your palette.
If you’re blessed with a family, another good thing about it is that you don’t have to hire a babysitter when you celebrate the Valentines. You can even include your kids on the Valentines dinner and spend some quality time with them.
Spa Valentines Night
If you want a relaxing and pampering Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect occasion to set up a spa at home. Ample space in your living room or any spacious area in your home are the ideal places to set up stations for manicure, pedicure, facial, massage and yoga sessions.
You may not be an expert on these things, but the mere fact that you’re willing to pamper your loved one during this special day is a sweet idea.
Place scented candles in every corner of your home to invite a serene ambiance. You can also play soothing instrumental music that relaxes the mind, body and spirit of everyone who will hear it.
Make this the real deal and watch some tutorial videos in YouTube and other sites so that you’ll have an idea of how to do these spa sessions properly. I’m pretty sure that this Valentines activity will bring relaxation to the next level.
Art from the Heart
There are several definitions of art. It’s human instinct to appreciate the beauty of an artwork. Thus, make your Valentine’s Day memorable by creating a masterpiece together with your special someone. For art ideas aside from making paintings and sculptures, you can decorate tumblers and mason jars with your Valentine’s message to each other. You can also try making t-shirt designs using a software and have them printed out.
If you’re into arts, you can schedule a romantic painting session and make a lovely portrait during the Valentine’s night.
How sweet is it to be on the memory lane by watching your favorite movies during Valentine’s Day? Remember the first movie you watched during your first date? Get a DVD copy and surprise your special someone by memorizing some of the lines. It’s really thoughtful that you still remember those magical moments when you’re watching a movie together for the first time.
Romantic Activities Outdoors
A romantic getaway outdoors may not be too costly. Here are some activities that you can do during Valentine’s Day without hurting your budget:
A Stroll in the Park
It may sound a little bit normal, but a simple walk in your favorite park while exchanging sweet nothings is an ideal activity this Valentine’s day. Grab your favorite dessert on the go and sit on the park bench. You may reminisce about your experiences together and have some great conversations with your special someone. If you’re planning to go during the day, be prepared with your picnic basket and bring your favorite clubhouse sandwiches. You can also prepare your favorite beverage and of course, don’t forget to bring a romantic picnic mat for you to lay down and rest.
Start your day with a great cup of coffee and make your Valentine’s Day a wonderful coffee experience. It’s up you whether you prefer to walk down to the local coffee shop or grind your own blend and drive to your favorite spot. After all, the ideal Valentine’s coffee date is all about spending quality time while you’re drinking your favorite coffee blends with the person you love and taking the time to listen to what they have to say.
Bike around town
If you’re sporty enough, be in the wind and bike around town. You can rent a tandem bike and be inseparable while you’re touring the city. Enjoy scenic views and the tranquil atmosphere of the city while riding with your special someone this Valentine’s Day.
When was the last time you’ve visited a museum? Why not visit one nearby this Valentine’s Day? Explore the art gallery section and see some of the romantic paintings and sculptures and appreciate the stories behind it. You’ll be amazed by the fact that a museum visit is not a boring activity as you think it is, but in fact, you’ll definitely enjoy the tour.
Volunteer for Charity Works
One best thing that you can do this Valentine’s Day is to volunteer for charitable works like feeding program, tree planting activities and the likes. These activities will make your special day more meaningful as you share your love with others and the environment. It’s also appropriate to share your time and talents for the benefit of those who need a helping hand.
Now, you’ve got a lot of ideas for a debt-free Valentine’s Day. Are you ready for a frugal Valentine’s date?