Celebrating Valentines Day Cheaply

There are many things you can do you for love for Valentines that are inexpensive:

1.  Make your own Valentines Day Card.

2.  Don’t make a card at all, write a poem or a hand written note.

  1. 3.  Buy a card at the dollar store or in the $1 section of the cards.

4.  Use the left over red and silver foiled candy from Christmas (if you have any left).

  1. 5.  Buy a heart cookie cutter and cut your own heart-shaped cookies, bread, cheese out for a heart effect.

6.  Make dinner versus going out to eat.  Find a yummy dish you both like and make it.  Think about it.  A $15 chicken dinner at a restaurant, might cost $4 if you made it yourself.

7.  Look for a coupon for a restaurant if you do go out, to save some money.

8.  Share a meal if you go out, think of Lady and the Tramp sharing spaghetti.

9.  Go to a fast food restaurant and order off the kids menu, it’s cheaper and appropriate portions.

10.  Take your love out for breakfast, instead of dinner, its cheaper.  Look for a coupon.

11.  Buy rose petals in a bag verses on the flower. This is much cheaper if you are going to make a spread of roses or trail.  Ask the florist if they sell petals by the bag.

12.  Rent movies online or find a movie you haven’t watched on TV or on Netflix, Hulu, etc that you are already subscribed to.

13.  Buy your love something you need for the house versus something frivolous.

14. Melt some chocolate chips and dip in strawberries, pretzels, bananas.  Very inexpensive.

You can save money by using one or more of these ideas and maybe splurging on another area.  Holidays shouldn’t break your budget.

Note:  You can also use these tips for anniversaries.

How will you save money on Valentines Day?




  1. Just spent the day making heart pan cakes with the kiddo – not the whole day of course. It was more fun eating them of course because I was completely stressing out about my son wanting to remove the cakes from the pan.

  2. Great tips! I call V-Day the “Hallmark Holiday” and usually don’t spend much money…it’s the little things that make me feel special. I never like to do things because everyone else is doing them! Visiting from Vb.

  3. Those are great ideas. :) WE just had a ncie get together with family with a nice dessert. I remember one year when I was a teenager my parents didn’t have tons of money, but my dad found a pink napkin and wrote on it “I love you”. Either that was for Valentines Day or their anniversay. My mom always told me that meant more then candy or flowers, because he made an effort to DO something(it didn’t matter what), to remember her. I think she still has that napkin. :)

  4. These are really great ideas! We keep Valentine’s Day really low-key around here and are always looking for frugal ideas. We encourage the children to make cards by hand for every holiday. It is cheap and the recipients always appreciate it more!

  5. Awesome ideas! Love your blog. Following in all your social plug ins from Voiceboks!

  6. Such great ideas! We made a heart shaped pizza together to celebrate. Minus the frustration of maneuvering the dough to its heart shaped perfection, an inexpensive and fun way to celebrate. :)

  7. I so agree…just being with my husband is what makes me the happiest!
    I am now your linky follower too!

  8. We made heart shaped cinnamon rolls! My hubby and I are saving our night out for this weekend after pay day hits. Great post!

  9. I made a card this year, but then decided it didn’t look good enough and bought one instead! I made a cake too, and doing that probably did save money.

    • I’m sure your card was beautiful. My husband has a saying “It’s good enough for who it’s for”. So when he questions things I do, I tell him It’s good enough for who it’s for. :)

      Making a cake is a great way to save money!

  10. Added you back to my G+ circles, thanks for coming by Happy Hour!

    I love the tip about breakfast instead of dinner. I LOVE going out to breakfast, it starts the day out fun and is so much less expensive. :)

  11. Hi! I found you from the Winky Linky blog hop. I wish I would have thought about getting a card from the dollar store. I paid $8 for a card this year, and it was just a simple Valentine’s day card! One year for my mom’s birthday, my dad gave her a gift and then folded a piece of paper in half and wrote “This is your card” on the front and put $7 inside. He went to go buy her a card, but when he realized how expensive they were he decided to just give her the money instead!

  12. glad I found your blog. Super cute with a ton of good ideas.
    #14. Melt some chocolate chips and dip in strawberries, pretzels, bananas. Very inexpensive. Is one of my favorites on this list.
    Following you and stumbled your page. thanks

  13. I remember I did a personalized card for my xBF… He was all surprised because the whole week before the Valentines we are together and he could not figure out how I did it so fast. I made it 1 month before the valentines day.


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