If you’re looking for cheap Valentine’s Day ideas with plenty of heart, we’ve got you covered. From free Valentine's cards to the best flower delivery deals, our hacks 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:
Send printable Valentine cards or free ecards
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.
Choose cheap Valentine’s Day flowers that look expensive
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 ‘Under £25’ collection. Featuring pre-order Valentine’s Day flowers with free delivery as standard, you’ll save even more (as well as avoid a last-minute panic) if you shop smart and plan ahead.
Secure a Valentine’s dine in for two feast
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 dine in 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 2022. Turns out we’re still happy staying at home.
Cheap: For the grand total of £15, you could pick up a starter, main, two sides and a drink from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. Tesco’s Finest dine in for two has one of the widest selections with everything from heart-shaped potato croquettes and duck breast to vegan chocolate brownies on the menu while Asda has upped the ante by adding a free Sky Movies voucher into its meal deal too.
Cheapest: ALDI and Co-op have stepped up to the plate this year by offering customers the chance to opt-out of the alcohol part of the deal and enjoy premium Valentine’s Day food deals for just £10 and £12, respectively. Tuck into delights like sea bass with roasted tomatoes or triple chocolate profiteroles, and dress up for the occasion to make your Valentine’s Day meal count.
Choose the right Valentine’s film
Cosying up with a movie on Netflix is a date that’s as old as the hills, but you don’t have to fork out for a subscription if you’re feeling less than flush.
Cheap: Rent an oldie but a goodie like When Harry Met Sally from SKY Movies for just a few quid or scroll through the Valentine’s Collection to find True Romance and enjoy some Tarantino cool.
Cheapest: Sign up for a free trial of NOWTV Cinema 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!
Save big with these homemade Valentine’s gifts
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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