You and your significant other don’t need to break the bank nor do you need to stay home and Netflix your favourite series during Valentine’s Day if you don’t have that much money to spend. These affordable date ideas will keep you active, allow you to explore something new and different together, and provide you both with priceless memories!

1. Take A Free Dance Lesson

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Put your dancing shoes on and do a little online scouring to find a salsa, swing, or ballroom dance class that you and your date can take to lose your inhibitions and learn something new together. Perfect for couples who love to dance and for those who are planning to tie the knot sometime in the near future.

 

2. Go On A Hike

Photo: Mr Wallpaper
Photo: Mr Wallpaper

Hiking will give you and your date a chance to have some meaningful conversations and enjoy nature together. Take time off, away from the distracting bustle of city living, give the hiking trail you’ve been meaning to try a go or explore a new one nearby. Plus, you get to enjoy some great, heart-pumping exercise and fresh air together!

 

3. Play Truth Or Dare

Photo: Savvy Sugar
Photo: Savvy Sugar

Now before you shut this idea off, look at it this way – rather than spending your night watching a romantic movie at home (so overdone), have some fun by playing a flirtatious few rounds of truth or dare. This gives you both the opportunity to spice things up in the relationship.

 

4. A Cooking Class

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Photo: 4.bp

Can you take the heat? Take a cooking class together to improve on your cooking skills and your bond with one another. Plus, it gives you both the chance to show off your skills by dining at home the next few weekends.

 

5. Splurge On Cocktails And/Or Dessert

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If you choose  to have a home cooked meal, you can free up your budget to enjoy some specially craft cocktails and/or champagne with scrumptious desserts to complete your evening.

 

6. Make Your Own Treasure Hunt

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This one would require a bit of pre-planning but you can send your partner (you along with them) on a treasure hunt. You can make the setting your home or around your housing area and the treasure can be a gift from you or a handwritten card sharing your feelings!

 

7. Create Handmade Coupons

Photo: Meredith.com
Photo: Meredith.com

Create handmade coupons with gifts your partner can use anytime, such as a massage, a night out, a chick flick night in and many more. This way, you get to keep the fire burning and give your significant other a Valentine’s that lasts longer than just one day!

 

8. Pack A Picnic

via Savvy Sugar
via Savvy Sugar

If the weather permits, pack a picnic and enjoy a little sunny weather. Bring a Frisbee or football for some friendly competition and enjoy some champagne and cheese in before or after.

 

9. Karaoke

Photo: CDN
Photo: CDN

Let loose by singing your lungs out to your favourite tunes together! Karaoke makes for the perfect date because it gets you and your date to open up and act a little sillier than you normally do! It’s affordable, it’s tons of fun and hey, so what if you can’t sing? Karaoke isn’t about singing, it’s about having fun!

 

10. Crafting Date

Photo: Merriment Design
Photo: Merriment Design

Whether you’re the artistic, creative and crafting type or not, spend the evening together crafting! It can be fun to spend time together making something for the other person and when the night is done, you’ll each have a gift that money can’t buy, and you would have the memory of a good time spent together.

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