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10 Valentine’s Dates On A Budget

Life · Married Life · February 6, 2017

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Oh Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it. Some people find it too commercial, and others look at it as a day to spend with someone they love, be it a significant other, friend, or family member. I personally love it, but I don’t like the “obligation” to spend a lot of money. So today I am sharing 10 Valentine’s Dates on a budget so that no matter what you do you have ideas!

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10 Valentine’s Dates On A Budget

  1. Cook together at home and shop for the meal together. This is such a fun activity because I love cooking with Andrew. We always have the best time chatting. Bonus if you can have wine during! I wish I could haha.
  2. Plan a picnic. If you live somewhere with nice weather go on a Valentine’s picnic! You could each be responsible for part of the meal. If it’s too cold, picnic inside!
  3. See a double feature at the $1 theater! Surely you missed a movie or two here and there. Go see them on the cheap and each of you pick one!
  4. Go ice skating! Always a fun time.
  5. Go somewhere like Target and take a $25 budget and find something fun for each other!
  6. Have any gift cards laying around? Use them and have a date for free somewhere.
  7. Instead of dinner, go out for breakfast. Usually a lot less expensive but still fun.
  8. Take a workout class together. Bonus if you try a new one.
  9. Go for a hike, walk, or bike ride. Still spending time together but also staying healthy.
  10. Cuddle up on the couch with popcorn and wine and watch a movie!

There are so many ways to have a fun Valentine’s Day date on a budget. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to show someone you love them. That’s not what it’s about.

What Valentine’s dates on a budget would you suggest? Leave them below!

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  • 79 thoughts on “10 Valentine’s Dates On A Budget

    1. Yulissa

      Love your ideas! Speacially the breakfast. We usually go to dinner but breakfast could be more fun and different

    2. Annemarie LeBlanc

      These are all great budget friendly ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. My husband and I are fine with staying home, doing movie marathons with popcorn or wine and cheese. We enjoy the simple pleasures in life and of course, being thankful for the blissful years of togetherness. I’m sharing this post with my daughter. It is her 2nd Valentine’s day as a mom and I know she’ll love to celebrate it with her husband and son.

    3. Brit Strawbridge

      Yes!! These are all great ideas πŸ™‚ We try to do a lot of these frequently – my husband is big on treating each other ‘special’ all the time…but I would definitely love to go out to the movies more haha. Target would have been #1 on my list…but it left Canada πŸ™ …still in mourning. Thanks for sharing!!

    4. Chrissy

      These are all really fun ideas! We never really celebrate Valentine’s Day because it’s also my dad’s birthday, so it’s kind of his day, but we always do something special the following weekend to make up for it. This year we are taking a 2 day trip to Berlin bc it’s also my birthday weekend! So looking forward to that!

    5. Tammy

      I LOVE the $1 theater. Hubby and I go a few times a year. A time to hold hands and enjoy each others company. We have Day Dates at least once a month where we will get in the car and go some where we haven’t been before. Great list.

    6. Carrie

      These are great! Love the idea of going out to breakfast instead of dinner because it is less expensive. Also the cooking together, especially since both my husband and I love to cook. Thanks for the ideas!

    7. Alicia

      I enjoy Valentine’s Day with our kids and husband every year. We tend to pick a meal and I cook it and kids help do a cake or something fun for dessert πŸ™‚

    8. Kate

      This is full of such sweet and fun ideas, I often find people try to impress but often its is the simpler date nights which work best. Unfortunately for me I married a chap born on Valentines which means none for me! I was mad. Enjoy yours.

    9. CourtneyLynne

      Omg so many cute ideas!!!!! I would of never thought about a Valentine’s Day breakfast! That sounds like a great idea

    10. Leslie Soto

      These are all great ideas. My hubby & I always spend Valentine’s Day snuggled in at home with our son so I think some of these low key ideas are perfect for family time. I love the idea of going out for breakfast instead, I truly think that one is my favorite and going to Target together with a $25 budget to buy something for each other. I love it!!!

    11. Meghan

      While I don’t have any $1 theatres around, I go prefer matinees! All of these are great ideas. Me and my boyfriend don’t celebrate but we are planning on coming together for the day.

    12. Nellwyn

      These are all great date ideas! Cooking together is always fun and I love picnics! It’s a little too cold for them right now here in Toronto but I’ll have to remember to plan one in the spring.

    13. Dearlyndsey

      These are such cute ideas!! My favorite is the picnic we try to go on these pretty regularly. Last year we took our picnic out on the lake with our kayaks. It was beautiful although it wasn’t on Valentines day it was still fun.

    14. Divya

      I think we’re spending V-Day in this year! We have a gala on the 11th for his medical school so that’ll be our big hurrah and then we’ll have a nice and quiet night in. (Yes, with wine! Don’t worry. I’ll drink enough for the both of us!)

    15. Ghastly Girl

      I love all of these! Sometimes the smallest ideas end up being the most memorable. In fact, some of the best dates that I can remember began as some of the least “exciting” ones lol.

    16. Lisa Grooms

      All of these are fab ideas! My husband & I will most likely cook together at home & watch a movie! Oh & bowling was another idea that came to mind! ?Thanks for sharing!

    17. Emily

      I love the Target idea! So fun to pick out something small and thoughtful for each other…although we usually end up getting each other candy!

    18. Alicia

      I love the idea of going out to breakfast/brunch instead of dinner! Dinner gets so expensive, and quite honestly, I prefer brunch foods anyway!!

    19. Jen

      Great date ideas! I love Valentine’s day but hate spending a lot of money on it … I think I’m making my husband a card and maybe we’ll go out for breakfast – love that idea!

    20. Alexis

      I love your ideas! I have my date ideas post scheduled for Friday and we have a couple of the same ideas. I love mixing things up for Valentine’s Day!

    21. Eryn Lynum

      Great ideas! We actually prefer breakfast (or brunch) dates over dinner dates not only for saving money, but because we’re not dead tired after a day of work and baby raising πŸ˜‰

    22. Natasha

      Love all of these ideas. I’d love to go ice skating with the Hubs, we haven’t done that together. The idea about going to somewhere like Target with a $25 spending limit is genius…I can really require imagination. Great list.

    23. Southern & Style

      On actual Valentine’s Day we’re doing the cooking at home thing. We have steaks in the freezer (luckily we have a beef farm, so we’re set πŸ˜‰ ) and I’m going to go all out cooking a traditional steakhouse dinner, since the hubs will be working late. But then, the following weekend he’s treating me to a surprise date. It all balances out πŸ™‚

      xoxo, SS

      Southern And Style


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