How to have a Low budget Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is supposed to be a romantic and fun day, but often it winds up being a pain because you’re locked in to spending a ton of money. Just because you’re running a little low on cash from the books you just bought, doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great night with your someone special. Try keeping it low key with your date this year. Here’s our top 5 ways to make this V-Day inexpensive…

#1 Put on your apron- Just because you don’t want to pay $80 per person at an overcrowded restaurant for a fancy 4 course meal, doesn’t make you a bad boyfriend or girlfriend. Try something romantic like cooking for your date. Hanging out at home will be more intimate and you can even recreate your date’s favorite meal.

#2 Get crafty- Instead of buying them something, try making a gift, like a book of vouchers. This will show that you want to spend time with them. College budgets can be tight and it’s the thought that counts.

#3 Keep it sentimental- If you’re not a crafter and want to buy your date something, but don’t want to spend an outrageous amount of money, get he or she something with a deeper meaning rather than something over the top. You can buy something that reflects an inside joke between you two or something that they’ve been talking about that you picked up on. It shows them that you have been listening to them and that you really care.

#4 Use your words- You don’t have to have a fancy Valentine’s day to show how you feel. Simply writing a letter, poem or card that says those three little words can make all the difference this year.

#5 Reminisce- If your going out with someone you’ve been dating for a while, do something fun and special to the both of you. What did you do on your first date? Planning something like that, or something similar, will show that you remember and care about the start of your relationship.

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