Valentine’s Day has been made into a holiday where it is all about marketing and commercialism. Many people do not like to get into the habit of falling into this marketing trap to spend money on cards, flowers and chocolate candy but they still like to acknowledge their spouse or partner on this special day. Unfortunately your significant other may still want to celebrate this day even if you do not want to. The good news is that there are several things you can do that will keep money in your pocket and will still make the other person happy. Here are some tips on how to do this.
Purchase Flowers In Bulk
If the other person in your relationship likes to receive flowers and you do not want to pay the price for red roses you might want to consider buying them in bulk. By shopping for flowers at the warehouse stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco you will find that these flowers are much less expensive than your typical florist.
Go To Lunch Instead Of Dinner
One of the most popular things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by going out to dinner. Of course the restaurants will all be crowded during the dinner hours. You might want to consider taking the love of your life out for lunch instead of dinner. Not only will it be less crowded but also most restaurants are less expensive during the day than in the evening.
Buy Jewelry When It Is On Sale
Another popular theme for Valentine’s Day is to give jewelry. If you want to purchase a piece of jewelry for your partner you might want to start thinking about making your jewelry purchase soon after Christmas is over. This is when the items will be discounted. Once you purchase it you can then hide it until Valentine’s Day.
One of the most thoughtful gifts you can give on this holiday is a photo album filled with pictures you have taken together. Another idea for this album is to write some about some of your favorite memories together. This will show him or her exactly how much you care. This is a perfect gift if you are trying to show how much the other person means to you while at the same time trying to save money.
Breakfast In Bed
A great Valentine’s Day surprise would be breakfast in bed. This might involve you hitting the grocery store the day before to get the breakfast supplies and it will require you to get up early in the morning but it will definitely be a good surprise that will not cost you a fortune.
Do Something You Did On Your First Date
To show your partner how much you care and how romantic you can be you can do something you did on your first fate for Valentine’s Day. It does not matter if you went ice-skating or to see a movie. Replicating the activity will help to remind the other person why you fell in love.
If you like to spend time in the kitchen together cooking you should make a fancy meal together that you can both enjoy. If you have kids that are old enough you might be able to get them to serve you and help clean up so you and your partner can relax and enjoy the evening.
Valentine’s Day can end up costing you a pretty penny if you have not watching how much money you will be spending. The above ideas are only a few ways that you can still be romantic while at the same time saving money.
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