Valentines Day is only a few days away, and if you are looking for some inexpensive things to do or to get for your sweetheart you came to the right spot. Here are six ideas that will impress your significant other without breaking the bank.

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

1. Look for resturant specials or deals If you want to share a delicious meal at a romantic restaurant with your love, think smart. Check out sites like Groupon to see what Valentine’s deals they have available. This will allow you to sample some place new at a reduced rate. 2. Pick up appetizers and have a candlelit dinner at home Skip all the long waits and stress that comes with going out to eat on Valentine’s Day, and just call in a take-out order at your favorite restaurant. To save a few bucks go tapas style and bring home a variety of appetizers for you and your loved one to share over a candlelit dinner. This is something that my wife and I do quite often, and we find it quite enjoyable. We get to enjoy all the goodies of our favorite restaurant in the comfort of our own home. 3. Have a picnic with some wine and cheese You can avoid the restaurants all together, and have a European style meal with some wine, cheese, crackers, and meats that you can find at your local grocery store. Then setup a nice picnic scene on the floor of your living room with a blanket, basket, and some nice music. If the weather permits take your sweetheart to a local park, or the beach.

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

When it comes to gifts sometimes handmade gifts are the best, because it allows you to add a sense of personalization that you can’t get from a store bought gift. Here are a few inexpensive gift ideas that will really tug on those heart strings. 4. Make a game Make a customized trivia game that you both can play on your date. Print out cards that contains questions about your relationship that you take turns answering. It makes a nice keepsake, and your significant other will be impressed that you remembered all those details. If you want to take it up a notch you can create a board game. In this scenario you can each take turns moving pieces around a board, and if you land on a specific square you have to answer a trivia question. Printable board game templates are easy to find online, and you can get it printed and laminated for pretty cheap at your local print store. Be creative! 5. Make activity cards Do you remember those cards we used to make our moms for Mother’s day that used to say things like Good for one hug? Who said those cards had to die after we grew up? Bring those cards back and make a version for your sweetheart. Think of all the activities that they dread doing like the dishes or making dinner, and make a card for it. Finally add some sweet activities like free hugs, and foot massages. Wrap it in a bow, and you have a cool gift that your Valentine will love. If you are looking for other printable options head over to and check out their list of 140 free printables. 6. Create a Photo book If a picture is worth a thousand words, than a photo book is worth a few million. If you are like me then you probably have tons of photos of you and your mate that are sitting on a computer somewhere. Bring those photos to life with a photo book. Stores like CVS or Walgreens make it easy to make a photo book, and they are pretty inexpensive. You can upload photos from your computer, or pull them from your Facebook or Flickr account. They also give you the ability to pick them up in store, so you don’t have to worry about if your gift will make it in time. At the end of the day it really is the thought that counts. It could just me me, but I feel that if take the time to think of something fun and thoughtful that would win out the typical jewelry and fancy dinner that is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Your Valentine wants to feel that you care about them, and if you follow some of the advice here they will know. I hope this was helpful; If you have any other suggestions for inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas feel free to leave them in the comments. I wish you and your significant other a very Happy Valentine’s Day!]]>