Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Tips for Saving Money This Valentine’s Day

Is it possible to have a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day on a budget? Valentine’s Day is such a romantic holiday, and many of us give in to the marketing associated with it and spend way more than we can afford. The answer is yes, of course. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and below you’ll find some helpful suggestions for celebrating this day while not feeling like you took Cupid’s arrow through your pocketbook.

Bringing Gourmet Home

Enjoying a gourmet dinner at home can save you money but also is more intimate at the same time. Set the mood and create an inviting environment by dimming the lights, using red table linens, and lighting candles. The cost will much cheaper than going out to eat plus you can customize the menu and make your sweetheart’s favorite dish.

Put Some Elbow Into It

Rather than give your sweetheart a gift certificate to go to the spa and get a massage you can offer the massage yourself. And ladies, guys like massages too.

Find It Free

For all those parents who plan to get out for the evening on Valentine’s Day enlist the help of “free” babysitting by calling Grandma and Grandpa. If you’re spending money on going out, try to save on babysitting. Plus Valentine’s Day will be fun for your kids too if they get to see their grandparents.

Sometimes The Early Bird Isn’t The Winner

You can always try celebrating Valentine’s Day after February 14. That’s not all that uncommon of a practice. When Valentine’s Day falls during the workweek it is sometimes impractical to celebrate the holiday on the exact day it occurs. This year Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week on a Wednesday, so you can look for ways to celebrate the holiday on the following weekend. Candy and other Valentine’s Day merchandise is usually discounted the day after.

Look for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a discount so you can have just as much fun but at a fraction of the price.