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Five Valentine’s Day Ideas On A Budget

If you’re tightening the purse/wallet strings this Valentine’s Day, but still want to show a loved one you care, I thought it would be helpful to share five Valentine’s Day ideas that are budget friendly, and only really require time and effort to pull together.

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Cook A Meal

This is one of my favourite things to do for the beard, although I’m not that great a cook. I think of the things I know he likes to eat, pick something and cook it for him. I’ll set the table all nice and make sure dessert is included too.

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Pop Up Cinema

Buy a new film (you can pick these up from Amazon/ HMV for under £5 at times), then go to your local supermarket and pick up a bunch of gummy and chocolate sweets. When home, grab a warm blanket and some fluffy pillows and create a comfy area on the couch, making sure to put all remotes you need nearby. Separate your sweets into individual bowls (or cupcake cakes work just as well) and have your own pick n mix and film night. If you want to go all out, grab some Ben & Jerry’s too.

Indoor Picnic

Another of my favourites. Places like Asda, Tesco and Iceland all do a stupidly big range of party food for a tiny cost. Pick up a cheap picnic blanket, or use an old blanket you have at home, buy lots of picky food and lay it out on the floor to nibble at in the evening. Team this with a bottle of wine or some cider and you’ve got a romantic picnic that means you won’t freeze any favourite appendage off.

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Homemade Gifts – Hampers, Sweet Boxes

You can buy hampers and boxes from Amazon for dirt cheap. If you know your other half has a particular fondness for a type of food, buy one of these and fill it with all the treats they would like. If it’s a fitness fanatic, fill with protein bars and cookies, if it’s a sweet tooth, invest in the 3 for £1 gummy bags from Asda, for a savoury fan, fill with things like cheese crackers, beef jerky, preserves and even a stinky bit of cheese!

Breakfast in Bed

If you’re lucky enough to be at home on Valentine’s Day this year (it’s a Tuesday), treat a partner before they even have the chance to full wake up with breakfast in bed. It could be a full English, continental or porridge topped with their favourite mix, regardless of what it is, it’s the effort and thought that counts.

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Are you going all out or having a night in?

Thanks for reading,
S x

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