Though many people hate Valentine's Day because they consider it a commercial holiday, some people just see it as an extra opportunity to enjoy a special day with their spouse or partner.

If you want to celebrate Valentine's Day but don't have a big budget to work with, you'll be glad to know there are plenty of inexpensive date ideas to consider. Keep reading to learn what they are.

Try These Inexpensive Valentine's Day Date Ideas

If you have the cash to spend on a nice dinner, that's great! Unfortunately, for many people a romantic dinner simply isn't in the cards. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't still have a great time - here are some fun and inexpensive Valentine's Day date ideas:
  1. Indoor Picnic

During the middle of winter, it is probably too cold to spend much time outdoors, but you can create a romantic indoor picnic with some basic supplies. Lay down a nice blanket and enjoy some wine and cheese as well as other snacks for a romantic picnic dinner. And don't forget the strawberries and champagne to finish things off!

  1. Photo Shoot

There is nothing more enjoyable than setting out on an adventure with your special someone and a photo shoot can make it even better. Pick a part of the city to explore with your partner and take photos of yourselves in as many interesting locations as possible. When you're finished, develop the photos and put them in a book to preserve the memory!

  1. Bake Something

Nothing says Valentine's Day like something sweet. If you're looking for a fun at-home date, try baking something with your spouse or partner. If you're feeling adventurous, try something neither of you has done before! To make things a little more interesting, open up a nice bottle of wine.

  1. Spa Night

You don't have to go to the spa to enjoy a relaxing evening. Start the date by soaking in a tub filled with bubbles and scented with essential oils then take turns giving each other massages. You can also throw in a facial mask and a manicure or pedicure, if you like.

  1. Board Games

If you and your spouse love board games, why not make it into a date night? Pick some of your favorite games to play or try something new. To make a real evening of it, order in some food or prepare some tasty finger foods yourselves to enjoy while you play.

  1. Paint by Numbers

You may remember paint by numbers from your childhood, but the modern version takes things up a notch. You can find paint by numbers kits that feature large, complex images that could take hours to complete - share the experience with your beau and enjoy a bottle of wine while you do!

You don't have to spend a lot of time to have an enjoyable evening with your spouse or partner - all it takes is a little creativity. If you don't want to break the bank this Valentine's Day, try one of the inexpensive date ideas provided above!

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