Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably going to have to do something about it. Many people say it’s just a capitalist ploy to get you to spend money on useless gifts you don’t want. Whether this is or isn’t the case, the fact is even if you and your partner share this belief, you’ll both feel pretty guilty on the day if you haven’t planned anything. Regardless of what you think of Valentine’s Day, it can be so hard to think of what to do – especially if you’re sticking to a budget! Fortunately, I’ve put together a few ideas for cheapskates – enjoy!

  1. Cook a romantic meal in.
  2. Spend all day watching movies.
  3. Use up a 2 for 1 cinema voucher.
  4. Spend all day in bed.
  5. Make a fun day out of a household chores.
  6. Have a bubble bath.
  7. Visit a free museum.
  8. Go for a walk.
  9. Watch a boxset.
  10. Get a bottle of wine from the supermarket.
  11. Breakfast in bed.
  12. Make homemade cards for each other.
  13. Create a photo collage together.
  14. Go for a run together.
  15. Order a cheap takeaway.
  16. Have a spa day in your own home.
  17. Go to the beach.
  18. Home bake chocolatey treats
  19. Use Groupon to find a cheap activity.
  20. Light candles around the house.
  21. Talk for hours.
  22. Make pancakes.
  23. Play strip poker.
  24. Make a fort (for the inner-child in you).
  25. Go volunteering
  26. Do some gardening.
  27. Re-decorate a room.
  28. Upcycle your old furniture.
  29. Go swimming.
  30. Go for a coffee.