Love really is such a beautiful thing that we have an entire day set aside to celebrate it — Valentine’s Day. The entire world will be filled with love on 14 February. There will be lots of gifts exchanged, romantic gestures and hearts everywhere!

While Valentine’s is a day to show love to your nearest and dearest it doesn’t have to cost the earth, especially if you are on a tight budget. We have put together a few tips to shower your other half with love and celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. 

SHARE LOVE AT THE MOVIES

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to plan a nice date with your partner, and a movie date is always an enjoyable and pocket-friendly experience. After the movie, you could grab an affordable meal at a local restaurant or ‘eatery’ you may not have visited before. Since most of our local cinemas are located inside shopping malls, it’s even easier to find affordable meal options.

HAVE A ROMANTIC DINNER AT HOME

Staying home on Valentine’s Day does not have to be boring, especially if you are a creative and fun couple. In fact, you may be doing yourself a favour, by avoiding the dreaded ‘Valentine’s traffic’. Planning a romantic date at home is a great way to share Valentine’s with your partner without getting an ‘Insufficient funds’ notification. Make the most of the evening by cooking a meal together, get dressed up like you are both about to visit a nice restaurant for dinner, light some candles, put on your favourite slow tempo Valentine’s playlist and enjoy your delicious home-cooked meal together. Take a trip down memory lane; reminisce about how you met and have an enjoyable time together.

PICK A SPOT AND HAVE A PICNIC

A picnic is a great way to enjoy a meal with your partner without the monotony and cost of a restaurant. For couples looking for peace, solitude and enjoyment on a small budget, a picnic is a viable option. You can pick the perfect spot at a nearby beach or a park to explore the beauty of nature, stock up on some snacks and drinks and have a relaxing time without the anxiety of an impending restaurant bill at the end of the date. Make sure you check the weather and proximity to your home when making plans.

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