Affordable Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Crowded restaurants, prix fixe menus, and pricey bouquets of roses might not be your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day. Think beyond the dressy dinner out, and discover casual and affordable ways to enjoy some Valentine’s Day romance.

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1. Fire Up the Romance

Cozy up with your valentine away from crowded restaurants. Set a fire pit in your own backyard, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with that special someone. A warm blanket and a night under the stars add romance to any relationship. Check out the Lawn & Garden category for an outdoor fire pit and other outdoor furniture to set the mood for your Valentine’s Day date al fresco.

2. Find a Live Performance

If you and your valentine share a love of music or art, look for a local concert or festival featuring the artists that you enjoy. Surprise your valentine with tickets to a big show, and wrap up your day with a cocktail at a nearby pub.

3. Take in the Great Outdoors

Nature lovers can celebrate Valentine’s Day outdoors. Pick your favorite local hiking trail or beach, and create a scavenger hunt for your valentine. Guide that special someone through a scenic trail with hints and clues leading up to a gift – jewelry and electronics are always safe choices – waiting at the end of the trail.

4. Wine and Dine at Home

Skip the crowded restaurant and opt for a wine and cheese tasting at home. Do a little research on which cheeses pair with which wines, and surprise your valentine with a romantic night in. Browse the Collectibles category for a set of antique wine glasses or other unique items to use for your date.

5. Work on a Project Together

Creative couples can bond by working on a special project together. Peruse the Art & Crafts category for inspiration, and set aside a weekend where you and your love can paint an abstract piece for your home. Create a piece that showcases your ability to work together and lets you bond in new and creative ways.

6. Cook Your First-Date
Dinner at Home

Go on your first date, all over again, this Valentine’s Day by recreating your first-date meal at home. Perhaps you enjoyed a first date of tacos and margaritas. Recreate that meal at home, allowing you and your partner to reflect on where your love first blossomed. Browse the Household & Furniture category for cookery and dishes.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be an expensive, lavish day spent in crowded restaurants or florist shops. Enjoy a romantic and affordable date night that you’ll both be talking about for years to come with a little help from ClassifiedAds.com!