For the hopeless romantics around the world, it’s that time of the year to start scrambling for gift and date ideas for Valentine’s Day. The options are endless if you have a lot of cash to spare for this February holiday. But for the couples who are a little tight on a budget, you’ll have to pass on the fancy dinner, weekend getaway and expensive gifts this year. Don’t worry, you can try one of the date ideas below to create memories on Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.
1. Food Truck-Hopping
No budget for a fancy dinner? No problem. Drive or stroll around the city as you explore and feast on cheap but yummy food truck meals. It’s fun, inexpensive but still romantic.
2. Indoor Picnic
If it’s too cold outside, you can still have a romantic picnic inside your own home. Throw a blanket in the middle of the living room, make heart-shaped finger sandwiches and sweet treats and have a bunch of your favorite snacks. For an outdoor movie date feel, you can also watch romantic flicks or series while having your cozy indoor picnic.
3. Planetarium Visit
Stargazing is sweet but with the cold weather, it’s probably impossible to keep still and enjoy the stars. Instead, just see the stars at the planetarium and channel your inner Ross and Rachel.
4. Local Brewery or Winery Tour
Drinks at the bar can be expensive but the prices for tour admissions are reasonably low. If you love craft beer or wine, you and your significant other can just do this activity instead of paying for expensive drinks at a bar.
5. Romantic Photoshoot
It’s that time of the year when it’s okay to act overly-cheesy in public so why not make this an excuse to have an outdoor couple’s photoshoot. No need to hire a professional photographer or own a fancy camera. Just find a nice spot, smile, have fun and show the camera how you love each other. Mother Earth, herself, is already beautiful so there’s no need to spend money to rent a studio to have a good backdrop for your photos.
Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t about how much money you are willing to spend but the quality of the time you spend with each other.