It’s that time of year again! No one wants to be a scrooge on Valentine’s Day and offend their significant other! But equally, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank. So here are deferit’s top affordable Valentine’s Day tips that’ll keep your heart as full as your wallet!

1. Picnic

Cheap, easy, and romantic! What more could you want? Design you and your significant other a cute cheese-board and some home-made snacks and sit in your favourite park. If you’re in Sydney, why not try Barangaroo Reserve or Wendy’s Secret Garden. Check out these ideas for making an Instagram-worthy cheese board on the cheap!

2. Hike

Not for the faint-hearted, but if you like the outdoors there is nothing more romantic than a leisurely hike with your partner. Just bring some snacks and a bottle of wine if you’re feeling particularly adventurous and you’ll have an affordable solution for Valentine’s day.

3. DIY Movie Night

Netflix and chill? You can do better than that! Set up some duvets and comfy chairs, put on a movie and turn off the lights. For bonus points, make some home-made popcorn as well. You can snuggle up and watch a movie without having to make other theatre-goers uncomfortable!

4. DIY Romantic Dinner

Be the head chef at your own Michelin star restaurant! Surprise your significant other by showing off your culinary skills with a 3-course extravaganza! Not only is this much cheaper than a $100+ Valentine set menu, it is much more romantic!

5. Write letters to each other and read them aloud

Writing cards on Valentine’s day is normal, but we reckon going the extra mile and actually reading your parter’s letter aloud is way more romantic. It may seem intense, but give it a go and we are sure you’ll love it!

6. Recreate your first date

Ok, so we will admit, this one is not necessarily that cheap. But if you are like most of us (and certainly me), your first date wasn’t that expensive. There is no better way to reinvigorate a blossoming romance than by remembering the moment in which the seed was first planted.

So there you have it, that should be your Valentine’s plans for the next 6 years! So what are your favourite low-cost Valentine’s day plans?

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