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The Day of Love… but not for our bank accounts.
According to WunderKind, Brits spent approximately £1.37 billion on Valentines Day in 2022.
The pressure to showcase your love for someone by buying them gifts and taking them out for dinner can be overwhelming.
But whether you are single, or are in a committed relationship (or a situationship… we’ve all been there!) – you can enjoy and celebrate Valentine’s Day without it needing to break the bank.
In this article, I am going to give you five different ways to celebrate V Day without spending your entire life savings.
1. If you love to cook
Try out a new recipe with your partner. Pick your favourite cuisine and get yourself on Pinterest to find a yummy meal and make it a fun activity to do together.
HelloFresh and Gusto are amazing food box delivery services that deliver all the ingredients right to your door, so you don’t even need to go out!
Did you know – A study conducted on romantic relationships found that 87% of those surveyed believe that cooking is one of the top activities couples can do to strengthen their relationship.
2. If you love wine
Why not try out Wine Tasting at home – you can buy DIY Wine Tasting kits costing between £25-35 per person and you get all the joys of the experience, without having to leave your front room!
Or go super DIY and make your own wine tasting kit! Go to your local supermarket, buy a few different bottles of wine, (and some cheese if you feel fancy) and have a go yourself at home.
3. If you love to be creative
Whether you both love to get crafty or just want to try your hand at something new, why not plan a DIY evening for you and your partner. And remember the fun is in the process, not the end creation!
You could have a painting date, or make scrapbooks with all your favourite memories with each other. Put some music on, pour yourselves a drink and step into a fun but therapeutic activity – a great way to spend quality time together.
4. If you love to laugh
Take the pressure off of your partner to make you laugh and let someone else do it. Someone whose job it is to make people laugh! A great date idea is going to check out a local comedy gig. Check out The Top Secret Comedy Club in London that have FREE and £5 tickets for comedy nights.
5. If you love to explore
There are so many fun FREE things to do in all the major cities around the UK, and yet we never seem to get around to actually checking them out.
From museums to galleries to walks around beautiful parks, most of the free activities are great for a daytime date and there is no limit on how many you can squeeze into one day – who doesn’t love a challenge?!
These ideas are great for you and a partner, but also can totally be done alone or with your girl friends (Yay for Galentine’s day!). No shame in taking yourself on a fun date or having a night in with your besties on the day of love.
Laura Ann Moore is a certified financial coach, financial wellbeing speaker,and host of the Mind Money Soul podcast, talking about finances in a fun, judgement-free way to help people feel good about money, get financially confident, and build wealth.