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Last-Minute Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Did you forget about Valentine’s Day? Here’s a list of last-minute frugal Valentine’s Day ideas to help you have a memorable day on a budget. And get you out of the doghouse!

Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas on a budget

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Did you forget about Valentine’s Day?

Or did you just run out of time to plan for a memorable big day?

Well, I’ve got a great list of last-minute frugal Valentine’s Day ideas to get you out of the doghouse!

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is already here? I personally have never liked this holiday. I’m not a fan of red or roses, although I do love chocolate!

I’m also not a very romantic person. Give me a quiet night in with no chores and I’m a happy gal.

However, if you are looking for a memorable Valentine’s Day, then I have a great list of Valentine’s Day ideas for you. These are great if you are on a budget and trying to save money!

Last-Minute Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas

Go on a hike

Spending time together as a couple out in nature will bring you closer together. It’s quiet and relaxing and you have plenty of time to soak in all of God’s amazing creation. Look for souvenirs you can bring home to remember your special time together, like heart-shaped rocks or leaves. If the weather is nice, then get outside and go on a hike together.

Write each other a love letter

Remember the days of letter writing in high school? Letters don’t have to end with graduation. My husband still writes me little notes once in a while and folds them in all of his crazy ways, just like he did when we were in high school. Take the time to sit down and write a letter to your loved one, even if it’s just a list of all the things you love about them.

Re-read Old Love Letters

If you have saved love letters from your honey over the years, pull them out and read them together. This is great for bringing back memories of how much you loved each other and wanted to spend every second together. Make it even more memorable by playing music that you listened to during the year you met.

Stay In

Don’t worry about fighting the crowded restaurants and expensive meals on Valentine’s Day. Stay in and fix a nice dinner at home with your favorite dessert. Light some candles, tell Alexa to play romantic music and have a nice quiet dinner alone.

Play Tourist in Your Own Town

Chances are there are places in your town or close by that you haven’t seen yet. Take the weekend and explore the places you haven’t seen yet. Spend time at a museum or look for shows playing nearby. Just get out and enjoy it!

Make Something Special

Handmade gifts are the best because of their sentimental value. A lot of thought and time goes into something handmade, making it more special than a storebought gift. Even if it’s just a sweet card, it’s the thought that counts.

Give Your Time to Someone Else

Spend time together focusing on others and not on yourselves this Valentine’s Day. Volunteer at a local homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or animal shelter. Helping others has many great benefits for our mental health, and doing it together as a couple can bring you closer together.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost a lot to be a romantic and memorable day. This list of frugal Valentine’s Day ideas proves just that. I hope you’ve found something helpful here!

How do you spend your Valentine’s Day?

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Happy Valentineโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you!! Happy Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Youโ€™re welcome!!

  2. Great tips, Michelle!! Love the writing letter one!! Iโ€™ll have to try that!! Happy Valentineโ€™s Day!!๐ŸŒธ

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  3. COOL IDEAS MICHELLE!!! Have a nice day!!!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  4. christinafayerepurposed says:

    We stay in! Well, most of the time the Hubs has to work anyways. He is a police officer and has a wonky schedule. Tonight it’s pizza with my 17 year old son and my sister watching chic flicks! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

    1. Sounds like a great Valentine’s Day to me! I’d rather be home than fighting crowds. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s night! Praying your hubby stays safe!

      1. christinafayerepurposed says:

        Thank you!

  5. I love writing love letters together โค๏ธ. That always means more to me than any gift. And giving your time to service is another great idea! I have been wanting to do that more lately. Thank you for sharing, Michelle ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    1. Writing love letters together is such a sweet thing to do! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  6. Wonderful ideas!๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!

  7. All of these are great ideas for Valentine, I especially love the writing letter one. I hope you’re having a fabulous day. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you’re Valentine’s Day has been great!

  8. Great ideas Michelle! We stayed in this Valentines because I had to work night shift, but sometimes a cozy night in is just right!

    1. Thank you! I’m sorry you had to work, but a cozy night in is great!

  9. This is a very sweet post! Staying in and getting cosy is just as romantic as going out, I say!

    1. Thank you so much! I agree with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I hope you had a very special Valentine’s Michelle. You give us all some great tips and material. Thank you my sweet friend.

    1. Thank you so much! My Valentine’s Day was quiet. I hope yours was nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Those are wonderful ideas and ones that we used during our first few years of marriage, simply because we were poor college kids!

    1. I remember those days! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much!

  12. These are cute ideas! Thank you for sharing. Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day Michelle! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Thank you so much! I did have a nice Valentine’s Day. I hope yours was nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I love your tips on this. Especially the love letter and playing tourist ๐Ÿ’ž

        1. Thank you so much!!

          1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—

  13. Great ideas and love how inexpensive it is.

    1. Thank you so much!

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