The most romantic day of the year is around the corner. There is no doubt that the ongoing pandemic has a severe effect on Valentine’s usual spirit. Some people plan to outdo themselves this year to make up for the stress of 2020 and the fact that they couldn’t see their loved ones for months owing to the lockdown.
However, buying gifts for your loved one doesn’t have to empty your pockets. Valentine is more about celebrating relationships rather than buying gifts for loved ones. You can make it memorable without necessarily spending so much. Here are a few budget-friendly ways to not go broke this Valentine’s season.
- Budget! Budget!! Budget!!!
Sure, you are tired of always coming across the word ‘budget,’ but we must always plan for money happiness. Create an affordable list of things you would like to buy for your loved one/ones and stick to it. Do not exceed your budget. Stay within your means.
- Stay Home
Although love is in the air, the pandemic is not over just yet. You do not have to go to a fancy restaurant, pay for parking, tip the waiters, and spend a ridiculous amount on food and wine. So why not stay home, cook a nice lunch or dinner, perhaps together, and binge-watch shows. Just enjoy the company.
- Check for Valentine’s Day Offers
If you are an extrovert who loves going out to visit new places, be on the lookout for specials. A lot of restaurants offer good deals on Valentine’s day in the form of discounts. In other words, shine your eyes for discounts.
- Get Creative and Think outside the box
Most times, you do not necessarily have to break the bank to impress your loved one. Think outside the box; you can try your cooking skills, try karaoke, etc. You can write a poem, make a card, create a picture collage, and more! Sometimes, being creative is more about making memories than spending a ton of money, especially if you personalize the gift.
Go easy on yourself this season; after all, love doesn’t cost a thing, right?