I love Valentine’s Day, I really do... but gift giving holidays can get expensive quickly! To make sure that things stay reasonable this year, John and I agreed to only exchange cards. Along with our cards, we decided we would go on a mini-date! We are planning something budget friendly, but still great fun!
Here are 5 Valentine’s Day on-a-budget date ideas!
1. Breakfast out
Instead of having dinner out, go out for breakfast. My hubby lovesss breakfast, and I loveee going out to eat – so it works perfect! Your meal will be half the price, but you still get to enjoy a little dining out!
2. Catch a matinee
John loves movies, and quite honestly, I’m growing to love them too... but sometimes movie tickets can be expensive. To lower the cost (and to avoid the crowds – big bonus!), go see a matinee!
I don’t know about your hubby, but mine likes to be outside and active. If you have never heard of geocaching, you need to look it up – it is basically a treasure hunt (just not for actual treasure!). There are different levels of difficulty, but all will be a good time!
4. Dessert date
If you just can’t get away from a night out, opt for dinner-in and dessert-out. You’ll still get a tasty treat and the fun environment, but not have to break the bank.
5. Start a tradition
Let's get real for a second... I have absolutely no recollection of what John and I did for Valentine's Day last year - someone please tell me I'm not alone?! Start a tradition associated with your holiday so you not only have a little something special to anticipate, but also fun times to look back on (and remember!).
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Any good date ideas?!