Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas

by mickeykessler on February 11, 2011

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By: Juliana Weiss-Roessler

Valentine’s Day is about showing you care, not who can spend the most money, so when you’re brainstorming ways to celebrate, go back to the basics. What can you do to make the day special for the one you love? Here are a few low-cost ideas:

Make dinner instead of going out. A fancy dinner at a restaurant can run you $50 to $100, but you can often make that same meal at home for much less. For example, crab legs can cost a pretty penny if you eat out, but you can find frozen, pre-cooked crab legs at the supermarket for $8 to $10 per pound. They’re surprisingly easy to make. Just pop them in the oven at 350°F for eight or nine minutes. Then serve with melted butter, lemon wedges and a nice bottle of wine, and you’ve got a fancy meal for a fraction of the restaurant price.

Have a picnic. There are few things more romantic and it makes for a cheap date. Take some time to enjoy each other’s company away from cell phones, email and the other distractions of modern life. Scope out the location in advance and don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on or a tablecloth to cover the picnic table. Bring along a candle to really set the mood. Your date will appreciate the planning.

Make breakfast in bed. Surprise your loved one with heart-shaped pancakes, eggs, bacon and a glass of orange juice first thing in the morning. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, this is a particularly nice way to celebrate the day if you both have to spend it working away from one another.

Create your own gift basket. Instead of buying a pre-made one at the store, create your own and fill it with all the things that your significant other loves best. Your date will appreciate the personalization and extra thought that went into the gift, and you’ll save money.

Make a custom music mix.
Pick songs that are meaningful to both of you, represent different events from your relationship or just set the mood. You can present it as a gift or simply have it playing in the background while you enjoy dinner.

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