Cost Saving Hacks For Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it seems like every year, it keeps getting more and more expensive.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend an average of $181.85 per person on Valentine’s Day this year. That’s definitely not cheap!
Luckily, there are a lot of hacks and tips that can help you save money this Valentine’s Day.
My Fiancé and I never go all out for Valentine’s Day. For one, neither of us are huge fans of the holiday. But the real reason is he has a birthday in February, and I have one in March, so we usually save the bigger celebrations for those. Just because we don’t go all out though, doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate.
Here are some of my favorite cost-friendly ways to save money, while still celebrating this year.
Make Your Own Bouquet
Now this will take some creativity, so if you don’t feel like you’re the most artistic, you may have to ask a friend for some help. Instead of spending a ton at a florist, you can buy individual bunches of flowers at grocery stores (Trader Joes usually has the best), and make your own bouquet. Not only is it MUCH more affordable, but you can also customize it with your partners favorite colors and flowers
Make Your Own Card
Cards can be ridiculously expensive. I saw a card the other day that cost $6… that’s crazy. Make your own card at home on Canva, or Adobe Express, or even Paint or Word if it’s all you have. You can make it more personalized, and print it at home, and suddenly you’ve saved yourself that $6! As long as there is a heartfelt message inside the card, I don’t think anyone cares how fancy it looks on the outside.
Make a Meal At Home
The biggest expensive for Valentine’s Day is going out to eat. Restaurants are packed on this day, so why not, take a little extra effort, and prepare a meal at home for you special someone? Grocery store have made it SO easy. Even if you’re not the best cook, you can get pre marinated, or even “ready to cook” options at most grocery stores!
Hopefully these tips will help you to not break the bank this year for Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s about spending time with the people you love, not how much you spend, right?