5 Low-Cost Valentine’s Date Ideas

By: HomeFirst Certified
January 30, 2014

You know that saying, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing?”

With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, that’s advice worth heeding. Come February 14, that special person in your life is going to expect something special and it’s your job to deliver. But before you pick up the phone to book reservations at a high-end restaurant, ask yourself one simple question:

“Do I have to break the bank to make my loved one feel special?”

Chances are the answer is ‘no.’ Some of the best dates are the least expensive ones. Not spending a lot of money can make you feel loose and pressure free.

Here are 5 ideas for a romantic, inexpensive Valentine’s Day date. For some, you don’t even have to leave your manufactured home!

1) Home-Cooked Meal: Why make a fancy reservation at a restaurant when you can have an even better experience in the comfort of your own home? Send your lady out for the afternoon. While she’s away, make her favorite home-cooked meal. You handle the cooking, table setting and cleaning. She doesn’t lift a finger! She’ll be amazed by your thoughtfulness.

2) Picnic: If the weather is nice enough, plan an outdoor picnic. Bring blankets and your loved one’s favorite foods, perhaps even chocolate covered strawberries! If it’s cold outside, organize a little indoor picnic – offering a nice change of pace from the traditional dining table experience.

3) Ice Skating: There’s something charming about ice-skating. Maybe it’s the handholding or the sound of skates carving up fresh ice. For under $30 total, you should be able to rent skates and gain admission to your local ice rink.

4) Karaoke: Just because you’re trying to have a romantic evening doesn’t mean you can’t let your hair down and have some fun! Karaoke is an intimate and invigorating way to bring a couple closer together. Find a song you both love and hop on stage for a duet. You’ll share plenty of laughs and smiles – and isn’t that what romance is all about?

5) Shopping: If you really want to show your loved one how much you care, take her on an all-day shopping marathon. Drive her around, carry her bags, buy her lunch and don’t complain a single time. Just don’t let her go overboard on the spending!

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