It’s February, the love month! Couples and even friends are pretty excited about Valentine’s Day for some good reasons. We can use Valentine’s day to finally execute that long-waited fantasy date with our partner, friends, or even with our family!
While we are still navigating our way out from the coronavirus and the economic challenges it brought to us, I’ve thought, what are the cheap Valentine’s Date ideas we can give to our loved ones? Cheap yet can surprise them and provide a quality bonding time! Give us happy memories that can provide with relaxation this coming special day.
Here’s a list I came up with! Let’s dig into them.
Quality Six Cheap Valentine’s Date Ideas
#1. Homecooked Dinner Date
Home cooking is one of the cheapest and easiest! Cook your favorite meals together. One or two dishes that can satisfy your most cravings will do. Cooking together with your loved ones can bring various benefits. An article suggested eight relationship benefits:
- Cooking together can improve your connection.
- It can deepen the foundation of your relationship.
- Cooking and eating together creates positive memories.
- It can help you focus on simple things.
- Cooking together develops teamwork.
- It inspires curiosity.
- It develops better communication.
- Cooking together can bridge cultural gaps.
So, start planning what favorite dishes you would like to cook, create a checklist of ingredients, and be ready on Valentine’s day!
#2. Home Movie Date
Another cheap and easy Valentine’s date idea is to set up your home movie series! You can buy or make some quick snacks. Healthy snacking while binging some incredible films you prefer is enjoyable and relaxing. You do not need to watch romantic movies, but whatever movie can inspire and motivate both of you. Remember that the goal is for you to enjoy, build intimate connections, and relax together.
Here are some cool movies that can boost your Valentine’s home movie date:
- Crazy Rich Asians
- 50 First Dates
- Friends with Benefits
- The Beautiful Mind
- Silver Linings Playbook
- House Arrest
#3. Couple Doctor’s Check-up Date
Alright, this may sound expensive, but in reality, anything that has to do with your health is an excellent investment. Health is your most significant wealth. Together, you can schedule and have a doctor’s visit. Both of you can have a laboratory test like urinalysis, chest x-ray, and CBC, etc. Such tests are basic but highly important. Together you will learn and understand each one’s health status. You can support each other, plan, and execute a healthier lifestyle.
#4. Aromatic Candles with Massage Date
Surprise your partner with a massage and surround yourself with aromatic candles. You can also add some mellow music in the background to set and intensify the mood. Good luck with the next action!
#5. Evening Picnic and Stargazing Date
Evening picnic and stargazing is one of the romantic yet cheap and easy dates you can do this coming Valentine’s day! Oops! There’s a bit of a challenge with this date since we are still dealing with COVID-19. While some parks are still strictly regulated, you can make use of your garden or balcony. Set it up with some tasty meals or snacks, aromatic candle lights, and soft music in the background to add an intimate atmosphere!
#6. Be a Local Couple Tourist
Being a local couple tourist is another challenging Valentine’s date this year due to the COVID-19. But this is cheap, fun, and adventurous! Check-out your local official online site to get information on what are the do’s and don’ts and any requirements you need like quarantine pass or any alike. Check the best and opened tourist spots in your local area. The best time to support local industry today!
My husband and I are ex-pats based in Dubai, UAE. Luckily there are notable health mandates in the UAE, allowing locals, residences, and tourists-both local and international to enjoy outdoor activities despite COVID-19.
Here are some incredible benefits if you’ll a be a local couple tourist:
- You will feel more secure since you deeply know each other.
- You will get to know more about each other.
- You’ll have added memorable pictures to take.
- It lessens some tensions.
- You’ll discover new things you don’t usually see or experience.
- You can go back to the first place you met locally.
Valentine’s dates don’t need to be fancy and luxurious. Well, if you have money for it, why not? I have nothing against it. On the other hand, if you have other responsibilities to think about and take care of, being cheap is fair. With the right amount of love, respect, creativity, and gracefulness, you and your partner will have a fantastic and intimate Valentine’s date!
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