Cheap Valentine's Day ideas, gifts and hacks for romance on a budget
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Cheap Valentine's Day ideas, gifts and hacks for romance on a budget

08 February 2022

If you’re looking for cheap Valentine’s Day gifts and hacks with plenty of heart, we’ve got you covered with our Valentine's vouchers from all your favourite high street brands.

From free printable Valentine's cards to the best Valentine's flower delivery deals, our ideas for romance on a budget are bound to get your pulse racing.

What can I do on Valentine’s day with a low budget?

There’s no need to put a dent in your bank balance with expensive gifts and giant bouquets this Valentine’s Day, no matter what the hype surrounding the holiday tells you. It’s actually pretty easy to plan cute, cheap date ideas for Valentine’s Day along with a few little surprises while keeping your costs under control. Here’s how to do it:?

1. Choose cheap Valentine’s Day flowers that look expensive

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Spread a little love this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful bouquet of the best online flowers your budget can buy. Contrary to popular belief, you really don’t have to spend much.

It’s worth bearing in mind that supermarket florals can give some of the best online florists a run for their money. So, check out our range of Valentine’s Day coupons to cut the cost at your local.

Cheap: Not sure if your loved one will be at home to receive the goods? Simply post your flowers through the letterbox with Bloom and Wild for under £30 a pop. These cheap letterbox flowers even come with a next day delivery option, making them the absent-minded lover’s new BFF.

Cheapest: Marks and Spencer offers one of the best flower delivery deals for those on a budget, thanks to its stunning collection of blooms from just £25. Featuring pre-order Valentine’s Day flowers with free delivery as standard, you’ll save even more (and avoid a last-minute panic) if you shop smart and plan ahead.

2. Secure the cheapest Valentine’s dine in for 2 feast

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Of course, in a dream world, you’d whip up a three-course V-Day banquet that leaves your lover weak at the knees. But if the reality is more likely to be heightened blood pressure, burned pans and a mountain of washing up, a Valentine’s dinner for two could be just what the love doctor ordered.

With shareable starters, mains, sides, desserts and even a bottle at seriously affordable prices, here are the best Valentine’s dine-in deals for 2024.

Cheap: For the grand total of £20, you could pick up a starter, main, side, dessert AND a bottle of bubbly from the elite M&S Valentine's Dine In For 2 range. But just £12 will score you a Tesco Finest Valentine's Meal Deal consisting of a main, side, dessert and drink. From heart-shaped potato croquettes to a decadent chocolate brownie on the menu, there's no need to splash out on an expensive restaurant meal.

Cheapest: ALDI has stepped up to the plate, offering a £10 cheap and cheerful steak dinner for two with all the trimmings and a chocolatey dessert.

3. Grab cheap movie tickets or use the cheapest TV streaming service

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Cosying up with a movie is a date that’s as old as the hills. Just remember you don’t have to fork out for a full-price cinema ticket or streaming subscription if you’re feeling less than flush.

Cheap: You could save up to 40% on Odeon cinema tickets this year if you purchase through vouchercloud. Clutch at each other during the mile-a-minute espionage movie Argylle or marvel at the musical Mean Girls reboot both movies are released in February and would make for a fun Valentine's date.

Cheapest: Enjoy 40% off a NOW TV entertainment and cinema bundle for six months to access a huge collection of titles in just a few clicks of a mouse. Why not swerve the cheese and choose a thriller like A Quiet Place to give you an excuse to leap into each other’s arms? Or crack out Love Story, the original 70s tearjerker, to get those emotions running high.

And if you're looking for more cheap winter date ideas for a Valentine's Day at home — like YouTube karaoke and creating an at-home spa — we can help you out there too!

4. Save big with these homemade Valentine’s gifts

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When money’s tight, the idea of forking out for a pricey pressie on V-Day can seem overwhelming. But if you’re racking your brains for cheap Valentine’s gifts that you can create with your own fair hands while looking super sweet and thoughtful, try these on for size.

Cheap: Remember all those photos clogging up your iCloud? Photobox and Snapfish offer customers a certain number of free photo prints every month to get those beautiful mems off your phone and onto paper. Pop your favourites into a cheap frame or create a personalised scrapbook to treasure forever.

Cheapest: Use Etsy as inspiration to create your very own couple’s coupons or personalised date night cheques. The idea is that each one offers your beloved something they can cash in at a later date, be it breakfast in bed or a foot massage on demand. The great thing about this idea is you can be as creative and cheeky as you fancy and make the Valentine’s fun last longer.

Alternatively, scrummy baked goods like cookies, cheesecake or that banana bread you perfected in lockdown will never go out of style.

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5. Send free printable Valentine's cards or free ecards

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While you can send Moonpig or Thortful Valentine’s cards on a budget — especially with a Valentine’s Day discount code from us — there are cheaper options available, as well as virtual Valentine’s cards that cost literally nothing.

Cheap: Get up close and personal with Etsy Valentine’s cards for some cheap yet unique designs from independent illustrators — just search for the printable cards to sneak out of paying for postage.

Cheapest: Check out Homemade Gifts Made Easy for 80 free printable card PDFs or surprise them at work with the free Valentine's ecards from Greetings Island. It’s the 21st century, after all.

Celebrate the soppiest day in the calendar with our Valentine’s Day deals and get more for your money with vouchercloud.

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