10 Unique Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Ideas
Looking for some great last minute date ideas for Valentine’s Day? This year, instead of spending a small fortune on an expensive dinner in a crowded restaurant, surprise your honey with these 10 unique inexpensive Valentine’s Day date ideas that will blow him away!
Pack an elegant picnic.
If the weather permits, pack up a full Valentine’s dinner in a picnic basket. Find a secluded spot near a lake or creek with a grill if possible. Set the scene with a white tablecloth, cloth napkins, and wine glasses (your can find plastic glasses that look like glass.)
Instead of the usual burgers and hotdogs, bring some steaks and/or lobster tails to cook on the grill. You can usually get decent steaks for about $8 each, and 2 lobster tails for around $12 each. You’ll enjoy a 5 star dinner for less than $60.
Enlarge your favorite couple selfie.
Surprise him with by having your favorite couple selfie blown up into a large picture. Have it framed and hang in your living room or bedroom.
Create a “love nest” in your bedroom.
Decorate your bedroom with lots of flowers, scented candles, and rose petals. Make it look like a honeymoon suite at a famous resort. Have a bottle of champagne chilling in an ice bucket. Pair the champagne with some strawberries (you know, Pretty Woman-style!). Be sure to wear something sexy to really turn up the heat!
Snuggle by a fire with a glass of wine.
There’s nothing more romantic than sipping wine by a fire on a chilly night. Purchase or build a fire pit in your backyard. Then pull up some chairs and wrap yourselves in a cozy blanket. Talk about your favorite memories, hopes, and dreams together.
Scavenger hunt with trail of rose petals and handwritten clues.
You can either set this up in your home and lead him to a gift. You can also go big by leaving clues that lead him to a place that has special meaning to you both–where you first met, your first date, the place you got engaged or married, ect. Wait there for him to arrive and recreate your special day all over again! <3
Take him on a brewery or winery tour.
Here in Central Texas, there are wineries and breweries popping up all over the area. If your area has a few wineries or breweries nearby, visit a few and do a wine tasting or beer and food pairing. Exploring new things together is a great way to keep the fun and romance alive.
Create a dream board together.
Buy an inexpensive cork board and start pinning your goals and dreams to it. It could be pictures of places you want to visit, pictures of your dream house, your wedding or honeymoon, where you want to retire…. the sky’s the limit!
Sip some drinks and have fun dreaming. Don’t discuss the “how” or limit anything. Just let the dreams flow, no matter how crazy they are! Not only will you have fun, you’ll might learn something new about each other.
Sign up for a dance class.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to learn Latin and ballroom dancing. It just looks so elegant and romantic, don’t you think? It requires couples to really focus on each other.
It’s especially true with the Latin dances… you can see and feel the desire expressed in the moves. Even if you have 2 left feet, the experience of learning something together can strengthen your bond. It might also create some funny memories, too!
Have a 3 course meal–each course at a different location.
Start out with drinks and an appetizer at one of your favorite places or a new place you’ve been wanting to try. Instead of rushing through, leisurely enjoy your drinks and a share a small appetizer. Then head to the next restaurant to enjoy your main course meal. Finally, walk or drive to your final destination for dessert. You could either do this with your tried-and-true favorite places, or be adventurous and try out 3 new restaurants all in one evening.
Above all, Enjoy!
There you go, 10 unique inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t take too much time to plan out. No matter what you decide to do to celebrate your love today, just cherish the time. Life gets so busy, and we tend to lose each other in the daily grind. Set everything else aside for at least today. Just focus on making each other feel special and loved!
Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day!
P.S. If you need a few more inexpensive ideas, check out my post Low-Cost Ways to Reward Yourself. These ideas are also great for celebrating YOU if you’re single.