42 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

42 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine's DayValentine’s Day can quickly become an expensive holiday. Whether you spend it with a significant other, a friend, or by yourself, it’s easy to want to splurge on fancy restaurants, expensive drinks, and extravagant outings. This year my husband and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget, and you can too! Here’s some inexpensive ideas for Valentine’s Day that will let you saves a few bucks and still enjoy doing something fun this holiday, no matter who you’re spending it with!

Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Significant Other
  1. Make a special Valentine’s Day treat, like my Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cream Cups
  2. Take your SO on a hike or scenic road trip
  3. Give your SO a back or foot massage without expecting one in return
  4. Star gaze together – all you need is a blanket and a bottle of wine
  5. Go for a walk together and talk about your favorite memories
  6. Create a dating bucket list together – set a day of the week or month to celebrate date night and cross ideas off your list regularly
  7. Cook a from-scratch meal together – try a new recipe or try a food subscription box
  8. Take a romantic bubble bath together (granted your bathtub is large enough)
  9. Gift a few of their favorite things like beer, a magazine, candy or flowers
  10. Watch the sunset together
  11. Enjoy a Redbox movie night with popcorn and candy or ice cream
  12. Go ice skating and get some hot chocolate
  13. Visit a museum or historic site nearby that you’ve never been to
  14. Start a “What I Love About You” jar – throughout the year, write down reasons you love your SO and favorite memories you shared and put them in the jar. Next Valentine’s Day, open the jar and be reminded of all the reasons you love your SO and all the things you’ve done together throughout the year.
Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Friends
  1. Go on a fast-food outing
  2. Have a slumber party
  3. Netflix and chill
  4. Drink wine and make dinner together
  5. Have a crafting date
  6. Scary movie marathon
  7. At-home spa night
  8. Go people watching at the mall
  9. Go window shopping at an outdoor mall
  10. Buy a selfie stick and spend the afternoon taking photos in random places
  11. Write letters to each other to open in 5 years
  12. Go on a date to your favorite local coffee shop
  13. Take a mini-road trip and jam to your favorite tunes
  14. Make smoothies or cocktails at home
Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Yourself
  1. Take a bubble bath
  2. Start a new at-home exercise routine
  3. Visit your family
  4. Call an old friend and catch up
  5. Volunteer at a local animal shelter
  6. Give yourself a mani or pedi
  7. Read a new book
  8. Order take out
  9. Binge watch your favorite show on Netflix
  10. Get organized
  11. Start a new hobby
  12. Craft
  13. Attend a fitness class
  14. Go to a comedy show

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

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