27 Fantastic Yet Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

27 Fantastic Yet Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Hey Diva’s, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you might be looking for date ideas that you and your partner can enjoy this year’s Valentine’s Day.

Even though, the pressure of making a great Valentine’s Day surprise is on the man, I’ve got both parties covered for this year’s Valentine’s Day. 

We all know that romantic movies, candy, flowers, and candle light dinners seem to be the common theme for Valentine’s Day date ideas, but your relationship deserves something exciting, fun, extraordinary, creative, and memorable yet inexpensive.

So I’ve compiled this amazing list of Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and for your sweetheart to take the hassle out figuring out what you can both do differently this year. 

Sit back, relax and keep on reading, but make sure to make a note of which one of the ideas below will align with you and your sweetheart’s interest this Valentine’s Day.

This list will give you a jump start on preparing a best laid plan for the both of you on that special day of love. 

Maybe you and your partner are too busy and need to make plans ahead of time, so preparing early is the best option. By preparing ahead of time, you avoid the hassle of trying to come up with a last minute idea make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.

So if you’re looking for some great Valentine’s Day date ideas that will put a smile on your partner’s face and melt their heart, then keep on reading. I’ve compiled an amazing list of Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for you and your partner.


27 Fantastic Yet Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Sit back, relax and let’s take a gander.

Here we go!

1.   Build a Fort

Building a fort is an easy task. You and your partner will just use and throw your favorite blankets over a chairs and put pillows underneath it and add little night lamp. 

Then enjoy the dinner just for the two of you under your fort. Maybe set up your laptop underneath your fort and watch romantic movies. Better yet, get creative with some empty cardboard boxes you have laying around.

2. Indoor Picnic

Plan a dinner date by having an indoor picnic. You could make it casual by making sandwiches with sweet tea or your favorite drinks together. You could also add up some exciting ideas by making fancier dishes like lobster and adding some champagne.

2.   Fun DIY Spa night

Pamper and Indulge each other with a DIY foot spa, face mask, and full body massage.  A stay-at-home spa date night will surely give you both a relaxing and nice pampering you both deserve.  A relaxing home spa will give you both time to focus on each other, relax, and rejuvenate.

Isn’t it fun and romantic?

4. Binge Watch

Instead of going out to a movie theater. Put on your favorite TV show, or favorite romantic movies to watch together. Make Valentine’s Day your day to rest and enjoy one another. It would be more fun to add some of your favorite snacks while just cuddling all day or night binging on your favorite shows or movies. 


5. Let The Snow Work for You

If you live in a region that snows a lot during the winter, then don’t hate it, embrace it.

To make it work for you, plan your date around the snow. Have a snow fight, make snow angels and build a snowman. They may sound simple but it is an amazing way to make some memories that you’ll treasure forever.

6. Turn the Date Night Into an Art Show by Drawing or Painting Together

If you and your partner both enjoy the arts, then this is the perfect time for you to have some fun by learning to paint together.  Put a new twist on Valentine’s Day by letting your creative sides really shine.


7. Have a Romantic Candlelight Dinner

Candlelight dinners can be the most romantic date for any couples in love.  Spend these romantic moments with your sweetie in the quaint solitude of your home. 

Create a romantic setting on your dinner table with a beautiful tablecloth, candles, and flowers. Prepare scented and romantic candles with flower petals and plan to make the menu for the dinner.

You can keep it simple with appetizers and desserts. Or if you don’t like preparing a meal, then simply find a nice restaurant that delivers and have them bring the food to you.

For the finishing touch, create a romantic mood with soft and melodious music playing in the background. You don’t have to spend a fortune to show how much you love each other.


8. Play Your Favorite Board Games

Board games are a fun way to learn more about each other. You will learn how your partner plays and how you both work together as a couple.  I’ve compiled a list of romantic board games below for couples that will add some fun to their romantic date night.

8 fun board games that will make your bond stronger:

9. Give Each Other Massages

Create a romantic bedroom experience for you and your partner with a sensual and aromatic massage.

Who doesn’t love a great massage?

This will create a more exciting and intimate moment in your Valentine’s Day date night.  There’s nothing like a sensual massage to get him in a good mood.

10. Do a Crossword Puzzle Together

Doing a crossword puzzle together is therapeutic for both of you. Pick one that you both can finish in a night. 

Puzzles are fun and creative.  You both will stay connected and have so much fun together. This is a fun activity that you can do together on Valentine’s Day. 

11. Watch a Concert on YouTube

Watching YouTube videos is fun and it is even more fun when you turn it into a date night with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. 

Plus, you can watch a concert without the hassle of going to a concert theater. No costly tickets, long lines, or noisy crowds be around.

12. Q&A Date Night

There is always so much to learn from each other. Valentine’s Day is the best time to learn more about your partner. Spend time with each other and listen to your partner’s heart and soul.

Here is a list of 238 questions to ask your partner on date nights. 

13. Read Books Together

This is a great idea if you both like reading books. Reading books together will surely spark more conversation and intimacy between the both of you.

Reading is a fun bonding experience. After all, the couple that reads together stays together.

This will certainly make your Valentine’s Day date night an experience that you both will never forget.  A new chapter in you and your partner’s book of love.

To make sure the memories are kept forever, don’t forget to write the dates inside the book of when did you both started reading it together.

Here are 5 of romantic novels you can read together if you are in the mood for romantic books:

14.  Read Old Love Letters, Notes, and Cards You’ve Given Each Other

Reintroduce that spark the love you have for each other by reading your old love letters, love notes, and the cards you have given to each other.

This will surely bring back the sweet and romantic memories you had and still have for each other. 


15. Learn How to Dance by Watching Instructional Videos on YouTube

Learning something new can add more fun into your Valentine’s Day date night, and you and your partner may want to try to learn to dance together.

There are plenty of free instructional videos on YouTube you can watch. It’s totally free.

16. Watch a Documentary

Spend your Valentine’s date night with your sweetie by watching some of these positive and heartwarming documentaries. 

Here are some of the Netflix documentaries you and your partner might enjoy watching.

  • The Punk Singer
  • Mortified Nation
  • Brooklyn Castle
  • Advanced Style
  • The Imposter

17. Write Out Your Love Story Together

Writing your love story together will surely add a deeper connection into your Valentines date night. You will both reminisce about how you have stuck together through good and bad times. 

18. Watch the Stars Indoors

Most agree that watching the stars with your loved one is really romantic and peaceful.  So if you live in your area where the weather makes for a great night outside, then grab the opportunity to spend your Valentine’s Date night outdoors.

But if it’s not possible, then don’t fret. You can check to see if your community has a local planetarium and go there together to check out the stars.

19. Go Rock Climbing

This is going to be an absolute blast for a Valentine’s Day date idea if you both like great outdoor activity. Or if you’ve both never been rock climbing before, then it’s the best time to experience it together. 

Check out your local outdoor recreational facility or local gym. It’s a great way to get in shape together.

20. Ice Skating

If you’re a new couple, this is the best Valentine’s Day date idea to break the ice! No pun intended. 

I mean it would surely be fun and great to have so many laughs while you two having fun skating or if one is struggling with balance and have a chance to hold each other.  Like “Catch me baby I’m falling for you.” Sounds romantic, doesn’t it? 🙂


21. Picnic In the Park

I’ve mentioned above the idea of indoor picnic.  So if the weather is nice outside, how about a picnic in the park? 

A picnic in the park is inexpensive too. If the weather is sunny and perfect in your area, then you might consider this Valentine’s Day date idea, and don’t forget to bring your favorite sandwiches and drinks too.

22. Music Expo

Check out your towns or neighbor’s city website to see what kind of music concerts they may have to offer.

These events are inexpensive too. You and your partner will both enjoy the music if you both like to experience the feeling of getting out and being around people.

23. Pet Store

Do you and your partner like the feeling of holding a cute and cuddly kitten or puppy? Then check your local listings for the nearest pet store. 

This a great way to spice up your Valentine’s Day by taking your loved one so they can hold a soft and cuddly puppy or kitten.

24. A Night in the Woods

Have you heard that you can book a one-night rental through Airbnb by spending only $100? That’s right! Go for it and make your Valentine’s Day exciting by spending a night in the woods.

If this sounds like a perfect break for you and your partner, then you might consider booking a room in a cabin and hitting the road together. 

25. Cook for You

Do you love to cook? Then instead of dining out, why not prepare a memorable dinner right in your kitchen?

So if you like this idea, then consider having a Valentine’s Day dinner at home in your kitchen by preparing a delicious meal for your sweetie.

26.Take a Hike

If you live near in a mountainous area that offer hiking trails, then go for a romantic hike.  Add some adventure to your Valentine’s Day.

27. Go to a Drive-in Movie Cinema.  Yes, these actually still exist!

This can be intimate and romantic, as you will be both in the privacy of your car and no need to wait in line or worry about finding a seat.

There you have it! I’ve given you 27 creative, fun, and romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas. I hope this will inspire you to create and plan a fantastic yet simple and inexpensive date with your sweetie!

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