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Off Beat Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day on a Budget

The day of lovers–that’s what Valentines Day is all about.  But those constant, influx of commercials can make some Canadian couples feel uneasy and filled with anxiety. If the idea of this holiday looming scares you, there’s no need for it too. No one ever said you had to spend a fortune to express your love. That’s a sad myth. It’s the thought that counts, believe it or not. Most women appreciate a man just showing them they can be romantic. Finding something uniquely different can really make the heart throb, and save a great deal of money at the same time. It isn’t that you’re going cheap either–just more original! After all, what is so romantic about dinner and a movie? You’re fighting crowds and having no privacy either.

Let’s move on to ideas that really make this day blossom with love…

Off the Beaten Path for Valentines Day


Where should a lover begin when planning a Valentine’s Day date? Some men know and some just remain confused. You don’t want to fall into those cliche activities any longer. Just imagine taking your love for a day at the spa–rather than a high priced dinner out. What do you think matters the most? I’d say most would take the spa day, any day of the week! Let’s look at some other amazing ways you can spend Valentines Day with your lover without over spending, or the day being all about money in general!

  • Why not go to a romantic exhibit? At one of these drinks are served, and some serve finger foods. What would be more intriguing and authentic than enjoying fine arts together and having an animated discussion over what you view? Of course, you have to enjoy art–but it’s an idea.
  • Why not cook together at home? Choose some cuisine you’d enjoy creating together and simply enjoy one another’s company. Have a nice bottle of wine to go with it, and maybe some kind of luscious dessert. You’ll both be all set!
  • Rent a cabin for a couple days. The price isn’t too costly and you have amazing amenities–hot tub, fireplace, guest champagne, and so much more! You can have that intimate time you want while enjoying the wonders of the outdoors in a rustic, ambient atmosphere.
  • A winter picnic would be dynamic, wouldn’t it? Even if you’re in a colder region, bundle up in some warm, cozy blankets together. Enjoy a cup of soup and warm sandwich. It’s romantic and unique–this is what matters the most!

c1bf66c11de9c95460d7c9b0356db5baJust remember what this day is all about! Show your significant other exactly how much they mean to you as an individual. You don’t have to follow all the hype, just be you. You don’t even have to intentionally budget your Valentine Day spending either. When you focus on what is most important everything else falls into place.



5 Clever Ways You Can Save BIG On Valentines Day


Valentines Day: it’s one of the most commercialized holidays out of the year, next to Christmas.  There is no doubt that this particular day can take a toll on an individuals wallet, but why?  Through the years, Cupid has appeared to present the idea that the only way for lovers to express love and care for one another is through spending that hard earned money, but how much truth really exists here?  It shouldn’t empty your purse to put a smile on someone else’s face, do you think?  We don’t think it should at all.  The sad truth is that restaurants, jewelry stores, floral shops, and even boutiques hope to capitalize on this day, but you don’t have to get yourself caught up in the craziness of the holiday.  There are plenty of ways to express love, gratitude, endearment and happiness.  Are you ready to learn how and see just how you can save some of your money at the same time?

Yes, You Can Save A Little Cash On Cupids Day

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Never forget how nice it is to show someone else how much they mean.  We don’t want this to get overshadowed in the money shuffle.  It is the thought that counts the most, and if you’re ready to have a memorable day with the one you love, think creatively, but stay realistic about your budget too.  The following below great ideas are very romantic, and we’re sure your Valentine’s will be wholly appreciative to you for thinking of them!

Why not cook a romantic meal together?

There is nothing more romantic than a man in the kitchen who truly is passioned about what he is doing.  Cooking a beautiful Valentines meal together could be the most memorable moment a couple can share.

Take a cooking class together!

This can be a lot of fun, and it can teach that man a thing or two as well!  Cooking classes are fairly inexpensive, and they provide a couple time together, which is always important!

Create an original and well thought out coupon book!

These never go wrong, and more importantly, they are worthwhile!  While it is a traditional idea and gift, look for original ideas to put into it.  The coupons are for what you think is most rewarding!  And guess what–this costs nothing!

Take dancing classes together!

If neither of you are very good dancers, taking a dancing class together can be very sexy!  You can laugh with one another, versus laughing at one another!  Better yet, you can learn some sexy moves that will turn you both on!  It’s inexpensive, romantic and spicy at the same time.

Create a photo album of memories on Valentines day

What can be more emotionally connecting?  Going through old photos and looking at what you’ve experienced up to this point is very emotional!  Once again, it’s free and you can have so much fun putting a gift like this together with each other!

If you really think about what all you can do to show your special someone they mean more than they’ll ever realize, you’ll find there really are some amazing activities out there that cost little to nothing.  You don’t have to go to an expensive restaurant or spend a fortune at a retail store.  You can save money at this traditional holiday, without ever making your special someone feel less than the most important thing in your life! Couples want to feel connected and time shared is the best way to make someone feel they matter!  Of course, for women, having that little something extra doesn’t hurt though!

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