Valentine’s Day on a budget – Part 1

With a week remaining for Valentine’s Day, every couple’s thought would be “What shall we do for this Valentine’s?” For those on a budget, this is even a tougher question to answer. So I have compiled a list of tips for those trying to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget. This is Part 1 of 2. These tips will suit more for those who have been in a relationship for a longer period of time. This is because those new in a relationship often find this romantic day as a day to splash out and impress their dates.

  • Eating out on a budget

If you have been in a relationship/married for a while, there is no shame in choosing to use a voucher on a meal or selecting the cheaper set menu the restaurant offers. Usually during this period, many restaurants offer set menu deals for Valentine’s Day which are often at affordable prices.

For example –

Strada is doing a 2 courses + prosecco deal from £19.95. Pizza Express is doing a similar meal deal from £16.95.

Prezzo’s Valentine’s Day deal – 3 courses for £22.95 or 2 courses for £19.95. This also includes a glass of prosecco.

Just choose a lovely location such as by the river or go to your partner’s favourite restaurant.

  • Eating at home

If you choose to stay at home and eat in, you have two options. The first option is to cook your partner’s favourite meal. There are so many recipes online these days to help you cook easy meals or less time-consuming meals at home. You could even choose recipes based on what you have at home so you don’t have to go out and buy ingredients for just one meal.

The second option, which is also a lazier option is to order take away. These days many supermarkets have started to offer Valentine’s Day meal deals which you can also go for. These deals usually come out on the 9th/10th of February, so check out their websites or go in-store to find more about the deals.

For example –

Tesco’s Valentine’s meal deal – 2 sides, 2 mains, 2 desserts and a choice of wine or chocolates for £20

Waitrose is doing a £20 meal deal with 3 courses and a bottle of fizz

Morrisons is doing a £10 meal deal with 1 side, 1 main, 1 dessert and 1 drink

Check out you local supermarket for the deals they do and have a romantic night in.


NB. All prices are correct on the date of publishing this post.


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