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Valentine's Day on the cheap?
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Valentine’s Day on the cheap?

Valentine’s Day on the cheap?

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day can be expensive, especially when January felt like such a long month if you were paid early in December!  So here are my top 5 ideas on how you could save a few pennies this Valentine’s Day.

  1. Pay £1 for a trial box of flavours and recipes to help you create a Valentine’s Day dinner that will have your partner loving you even more. They come in letterbox friendly packaging (so no trips to the post office sorting office to collect this bad boy). And if you order quickly, you should have it in time for your special meal.
  2. Get 500 6×4″ photo prints and just pay from £1.49-£3.99 for delivery. Then get yourself on Pinterest and see how to make something personal with them. Or just wrap them in nice tissue paper, stick them in a pretty box and tie a ribbon around it, I know I love getting photos as gifts. It’s like getting a box of memories.
  3. If you don’t feel like cooking, why not take your partner out for a meal? Because it’s too expensive, I hear you say. Well Taste are offering a 3 month free trial of their Taste card which gives you discounts in hundreds of restaurants all over the UK. So it’s not just a treat for Valentine’s Day, you can splash out for a couple of months (and not just on pay day). You should check the terms and conditions for the restaurant you choose though as some restaurants may have a clause that it can’t be used on Valentine’s Day (or sometimes the weekend before/after).
  4. Make your own card. I hear you over there thinking, so give my partner a card that looks like a 4 year old drew it in crayon? (Hey don’t knock it, some 4 year olds are super awesome at drawing.) No, you can do better than that! Get yourself on Pinterest and search for ‘DIY Valentine’s cards’, trust me the search results are endless. You have everything from the simple cards and free printable designs for those who aren’t very creative, to more complex ideas for those of you looking to impress with your artistic talents.
  5. In general, I tend to use shops like Poundland, Bargain buys, B&M and Poundstretchers when putting together little parcels or gift baskets for Valentine’s Day. In those shops you can normally pick up cards, gift wrap or a gift basket kit (that looks quite professional even if I do say so myself), novelty gifts like mugs, socks, photo frames, soft toys, keyrings, etc. normally for £1 or so.

How do you plan on saving money this Valentine’s Day?  Let us know in the comments below.  Or as always, drop us an email.