What are your best frugal Valentine’s day ideas? Looking for something really fun and unique

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    Melissa

      I’m seeking innovative and frugal Valentine’s Day ideas as we’re opting for a budget-friendly celebration this year. Normally accustomed to going all out, I’m now looking for creative alternatives that still make the day special without breaking the bank. Whether it’s unique at-home activities, DIY gifts, or cost-effective yet memorable experiences, I’d love to hear your best frugal Valentine’s Day suggestions.

      Any insights on how to infuse romance and fun into the day without the hefty price tag would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you for sharing your creative and budget-conscious ideas for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration!

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      Kara

        I print out a page of colored hearts about 3 inches big and cut out a heart for each day of the month. I then write something I love about the person on each heart (one for each of my kids and for my husband). Every morning I tape one to their door. They love it!!!

        It’s a lot of work to come up with 28 things I love, but it’s cheap and so meaningful.

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        Kristen

          I got a quality card, name brand chocolate, fancy work socks all from dollar tree. Got my toddler Hershey kisses and a card too. Then I’ll make a steak dinner with twice baked potatoes and pear cakes (all from an Omaha steaks gift card I got for Christmas).

          Maybe a movie from Netflix and that’s plenty.

          You can check also: Frugal meals for Valentine’s Day go!

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          Amy

            think about all the “favorites” for each other to give – favorite candy, favorite beverage, favorite snack – and then watch a favorite movie – even if it is something from childhood. Knowing a person’s favorites and acting on them means a lot.

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            Lauren

              A few years ago, I made construction hearts for each day feb 1-14 for each child and my husband that had a compliment written on it. I taped it to their door each day. They still talked about it. I saw it on Pinterest.

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              Elizabeth

                White Castle requires a reservation to sit inside on Valentine’s Day. They serve you at the table and print out the menus.

                It’s cheesy fun.

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                Gwenda

                  We don’t really do Valentine’s, but I’d like to get a few coupons for chores like sweeping, washing dishes.

                  My husband would like to get some for a target practice date, cleaning out his truck.

                  Also, check out: Frugal tip: Buy clearance gingerbread houses and decorate for Valentine’s day!

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                  Denise

                    At home spa day. Treat eachother to an all-body sugar scrub, pedicures, massages, cook a yummy dinner together, then have a cocktail by the fire or by candlelight.

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                    Carrie

                      We don’t do anything. It’s an overrated overpriced holiday…. We would get the kids a little something when they were little, but now they’re teens. We wait till the next day when it’s on clearance and buy some candy.

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                      Jodi

                        Make a nice dinner at home. Something you wouldn’t normally make. I usually make seafood because my husband likes seafood and I don’t eat it, so I never make it.

                        If you really want a gift idea, have his vehicle detailed. It’s like getting a new car!

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                        Gigi

                          I’m making us a strawberry cake, coconut shrimp and Red Lobster biscuits. Will find a movie..never liked the inflated prices..

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                          Laura

                            Set up a fun scavenger hunt around the house that leads to a fun surprise like an ice cream date. make a nice dinner at home and play a board game or do a puzzle.

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                            Kellie

                              Do something special for each other, like clean the inside of his car (weather permitting) he could finish something you’ve really wanted him to do around the house.

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                              Kellie

                                Fondue or sushi, and an activity together (puzzle, exit the room game, board game, “adult time”, photo scavenger hunt).

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                                Beth

                                  We stay in and splurge on steak and add a simple vegetable and, maybe, a bakes potato.

                                  And, we watch Casablanca (because I met him in a bar).

                                  Who wants to fight for a reservation on Valentine’s Day evening and be in a crowd?

                                  Explore these too: Valentine’s Day Treat: Frugal Win with Sam’s Club Pizza Deal!

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                                  Scarlett

                                    Date night at home nice dinner and a game.

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                                    Vicky

                                      Take the kids to Grandma’s and have an “adult” night. Whatever that means to you.

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                                      Shelly

                                        Cook a meal together and watch a movie. Maybe one you saw on a first date.

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                                        Patrice

                                          Fix a nice dinner and order a movie.

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                                          Racheal

                                            Buy your candy the day after when it is 50% off.

                                            I just enjoy being with my Hubby whether it be watching TV/football (big Kansas City Chiefs fans here). Grocery shopping…or just talking with him in what the future holds.

                                            Our youngest graduates high school this year and the future is a work in progress.

                                            Consider browsing: Valentine’s Day Dinner Splurge Turns into a Frugal Reality Check

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                                            Amy

                                              Make your own charcuterie.

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