Budget-friendly ideas for date night this Valentine’s Day

Christmas and New Year’s are notorious for being the most expensive time of the year, so we’re right there with you when we say our bank account hasn’t fully recovered when February rolls around. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is not about the amount of money you spend, because it really is the thought that counts and usually these tend to be the best dates of all. From picnics in the park to curating a scrapbook of your memories, we’ve listed some of the most romantic and affordable ideas to woo your loved one this Valentine’s Day. 


Dinner party for two

Feeling a candlelit dinner but heading out isn’t an option? Create some ambience in the comforts of your home. Dot some tealights around the lounge, cook up a plate of pasta or decorate pizzas together alongside a glass of red wine and you’re good to go. This is a foolproof way to express your devotion without the heavy price tag. 


Picnic in the park 

A classic love story moment is the romantic picnic in the park. Pack a wicker basket full of goodies and don’t forget the bubbles as well. You could time it to watch the sunset, or simply bask in the peak of the summer sunshine. We can’t recommend a cheese board enough, but don’t forget to pack the utensils! 


Wine tasting at a Vineyard? Yes, please! 

I know what you’re thinking, vineyards are expensive, but we’re here to tell you they don’t have to be. A majority of vineyards offer complimentary or gold coin donation wine tastings and this is a great way to discover your next favourite bottle of vino. If we want to really impress, brush up on your wine knowledge with our article here.  



If you’ve been together for a little while now there’s no doubt that you’ve accumulated many a memory, so why not lay it all out for them to look back on with you? Pop some time aside each day and get creative, adding photos here and there. You could opt for captions to bring them back to that exact moment, as well as adding saved flight tickets or any other paper memorabilia from past trips. Leave a few pages blank and you can finish off the book together with all the memories yet to be made.