Valentine’s Day 2014 on a Budget

Valentine’s Day 2014 on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and for people who do not have a lot of money, the idea of not being able to afford a decent gift is one sure way to get into the doghouse, especially for the guy. However, Valentine’s Day does not have to put a big dent in the wallet if it is done right because the best gifts are the ones that are truly from the heart. Despite how mushy that might sound, especially to guys, it happens to the truth because sometimes small gestures can be more valuable to women then even the fanciest box of chocolates or a dozen long stem roses.








Make a Card:  

There is nothing more touching than a homemade card, especially if the guy writes things inside of it that express how he truly feels. Though the idea of bad poetry written in a card may sound cheesy, embarrassing, and like a second grade art project, any girl would be thrilled to get such a touching gift, and it will be something she keeps forever.

Dinner For Two at Home:  

Restaurants will be crowded on Valentine’s Day, and even if couples get to the place early, the price of dinner may be double or triple the amount simply because of the holiday. However, a nice quiet dinner for two at home is much nicer especially if a favorite meal is cooked, a bottle of wine is chilled, and the best part is that there are no crowds and noise to deal with.

Spending Time Together:

After dinner, moving into the living room for some quality time is the best way to wind down the evening. Stretching out on the couch together with a blanket while matching a movie or favorite television show, is a nice way for two people who love each other to just appreciate one another’s company without having to spend a lot of money.

Valentine’s Day comes once a year, but it does not have to be a stressful or expensive occasion if some thought and planning go into it.



About Jax

Jax is a freelance writer and Titanic historian who has been passionate about writing her whole life. She is new to The Trend guys but plans to devote that passion and energy to entertaining its readers for many years to come.


  1. My husband and I are going to be doing just what you suggested. A nice dinner at home and snuggling up to watch a movie. Perfect night with no waits in a crowded restaurant.

  2. We always have to celebrate our Valentine’s day on a budget so new ideas are always welcome! I think we will probably rent a Redbox movie and pop some popcorn for a relaxing evening together.

  3. We are not big valentines day people, we spend the night at home with the kids, and bring in some food, so i guess we do it on a budget!

  4. I totally agree. You don’t have to spend a large amount of money on a Valentine’s Day Gift. As long as you put in an effort to show love to your significant other it should count all the same.

  5. Dinner for two at home is always so fun. I love cooking together

  6. This is a great idea for V’ Day… People get carried away so a budgeted affair is smart.

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