Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you are probably wondering how to celebrate without spending a lot of money. After all, you don’t want to break your bank account in order to have a memorable evening.
Valentine’s Day is always a time of celebration and love. But it can also be a time when people feel pressure to spend a lot of money on gifts, dinners, and other things. These expenses can be hard to afford for some people. That’s why we’re going to show you fifty ways that you can enjoy Valentine’s Day without spending a lot of money.
Here are 50 inexpensive fun Valentine’s Day date ideas that won’t break the bank.
1. Have a picnic in the park
Pack a blanket, some sandwiches or snacks, and have a romantic outdoor lunch or dinner.
2. Watch the sunset together
Find a nice spot where you can watch the sun set while having meaningful conversations.
3. Take a walk around your neighborhood
Spend some time exploring local shops and restaurants, as well as people watching.
4. Play tourist for the day
Explore the city like a tourist and act as if it’s your first time there!
5. Try an escape room challenge
Work together as a team to solve puzzles and clues in order to escape the “room” in 60 minutes!
6. Make Valentine’s cards
Create your own cards with paper and markers. You can also make art using paint or other craft supplies! Send your love through handmade cards with heartfelt messages written inside them.
7. Have a game night at home
Play board games, card games, video games, and more! Have a fun competition by playing your favorite board games, or learn how to play something new.
8. Bake something together
Bake a cake or cookies for each other in your own kitchen. It’s extra special if you write messages on the cakes or cookies too!
9. Visit an animal shelter or zoo
Spend time with animals and soak up some of their love for a feel-good afternoon together.
10. Take up a new hobby together
Visit a local community center to see what classes they offer that might be interesting to try out.
11. Wake up early for sunrise
Watch the sun come up together and start your Valentine’s Day off with a beautiful morning!
12. Have a movie marathon
Snuggle up with some popcorn and watch all your favorite movies back-to-back! Don’t forget the box of chocolates and some cherry soda. Yum!
13. Take online classes together
Find free online courses, such as language lessons or cooking classes, that you can take and learn something new at the same time.
14. Have dinner at home
Cook a delicious meal together instead of going out to eat at a restaurant! Bonus points if you light some candles for extra ambiance.
15. Make desserts from scratch
Experiment with new recipes for delicious, homemade desserts.
16. Go dancing
Put on some music and have a dance party in your living room, or head to an affordable club nearby!
17. Visit free museums or galleries
Take some time to explore art, history, and culture at local museums and galleries without spending a dime!
18. Attend open mic nights
Go out to support local talent at an open mic night near you. Many of them are free or have low cover charges!
19. Have a karaoke night at home
Sing along to your favorite songs together in the comfort of your own home. You can also record yourselves singing for keepsakes!
20. Work on a jigsaw puzzle
Spend quality time together piecing it all together until the picture is complete.
21. Get some takeout and watch a movie at home
Get your favorite takeout, settle in with a movie, and enjoy some delicious food together.
22. Take a scenic drive
Listen to upbeat music on the way and appreciate the natural beauty around you.
23. Go stargazing
Look up at the night sky and count the stars that are twinkling above you!
24. Make Valentine’s Day decorations
Decorate your home with handmade crafts or buy affordable decor from local stores.
25. Have a picnic indoors
Enjoy all of the fun of a picnic without having to leave the house! Get cozy on the floor, surrounded by pillows and blankets, while enjoying snacks, drinks, and conversation.
26. Create a photo album together
Gather pictures of your favorite memories and make a scrapbook or online photo album out of them.
27. Do something silly together
Put on funny costumes or have an impromptu dance party! Anything that will get you both to laugh and enjoy each other’s company is worth doing.
28. Have a backyard picnic with a view
Set up an outdoor picnic area in the backyard and watch the sunset while enjoying snacks and drinks.
29. Watch a live streaming performance
Tune into virtual performances from local artists for free, or check out concerts and shows from all over the world without having to leave your living room!
30. Visit a nature spot near you
Enjoy the tranquility of nature and get some fresh air together.
31. Have a spa night at home
Give each other massages or do face masks for a relaxing evening with your significant other!
32. Celebrate Valentine’s Day twice
If February 14 falls on an inconvenient day, plan a second small celebration around another time that works better for both of you.
33. Write love letters to each other
Write down all the reasons why you’re in love and exchange them to be read later. You can even make it into a game where you guess the other person’s words.
34. Plant a tree together
Plant a tree in your backyard or buy plants to have around the house in celebration of your love.
35. Have an at-home picnic with fondue
Set up a romantic dinner date atmosphere right at home and enjoy some delicious melted cheese!
36. Create a cozy lounge space
Designate an area in your house where you can relax, unwind, and spend quality time together away from all distractions.
37. Go on a virtual shopping spree
Browse online stores for gifts for each other and make it into a game by seeing who can pick out the best present!
38. Make breakfast in bed
Surprise your significant other with a special breakfast that you’ve made just for them!
39. Have a wine and cheese night
Bring out the fancy glasses and plates and enjoy some charcuterie boards with different kinds of cheeses and wines.
40. Take an online cooking class together
Learn how to make all sorts of dishes from the comfort of your own home by taking advantage of free classes offered on the internet.
41. Recreate your first date
Relive all those old memories by recreating activities from when you first met.
42. Take a virtual tour of a museum
Explore art, history, and culture from all over the world by visiting online exhibitions offered by museums around the globe.
43. Play virtual trivia
Challenge each other to a game of trivia or find an online quiz for you both to take together!
44. Learn something new as a couple
Take a language course or learn how to play an instrument with your significant other.
45. Recreate a movie night
Grab some popcorn and candy and watch a romantic comedy or action movie together.
46. Dance the night away
Put on your favorite tunes and dance the night away in your living room!
47. Enjoy an outdoor bonfire
Gather around the fire-pit with blankets, hot chocolate, and s’mores for a cozy evening under the stars.
48. Have a game night
Choose one of your classic board games or find something new to play together as a couple.
49. Do arts and crafts together
Get creative with DIY projects like making jewelry or pottery—or just coloring in coloring books!
50. Send a Text
Sending texts is an easy way to show someone that you care about them without spending any money!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive to be special and memorable. With these 50 creative, low-cost ideas, you can plan a romantic day for your significant other without breaking the bank! Have fun and enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️❤️