Cheap ideas for a brilliant Valentine’s day
More than 141 million cards will be exchanged to loved ones on February 14th, in the name of Valentine’s Day.
Whether you love or loathe it, we have put together a list of the best ways to spend your day (on a student budget of course!).
Find out how to woo your loved one, or how to keep yourself entertained if you’re single.
You’re in a dilemma, aren’t you? You’ve got your Valentine to say ‘yes’ and now you’re worrying how to spend less than £30-20 on them…
Cook a home-made meal
Cooking is our easiest way to a cheap but romantic date and if you’re not so much of a cook, there’s always ready-made meals for two at all the local supermarket.
All you need to do is dish it out and serve it up with some romance.
Go see a movie
The old favourite is back: the cinema date. Just don’t forget to buy the best seats (at the back), and plenty of popcorn and treats. Remember to share them.
Make a gift
Making your Valentine a home-made gift could really woo them over.
For first dates, try making chocolate truffles (very easy but impressive!). Or if you’ve been together a while, buy a large picture frame and put all your favourite photos of you together.
Go out for a meal
Another classic is to take your sweetheart out for a bite to eat. Valentine’s night specials are getting cheaper and easier to do with set meals from around £20.
Choose the right meal, the right location and they could be all yours.
Check out our deals
Check the student deals section and look for our special Valentine’s day deals!
Not too impressed by Valentine’s, or just didn’t get anyone to ask you out on this faithful day? Well here are some ideas for you to put two fingers up at Valentine’s day and enjoy it by yourself.
If you’ve got some single friends, go to a singles’ night at your local club. You might get lucky!
Drown your sorrows – with cocktails! Get those Cosmos, Mojitios and maybe even mix yourself up an ‘Anti-Valentine’ cocktail. Who doesn’t love a cocktail? Check out a couple of our easy recipes.
Hold a party
Enough said really. At least you’re not in bed crying. Anything to surround yourself with your single friends and to just enjoy yourself.
Watch a movie
Get the girlies or boys round to watch the soppiest, cheesiest films ever. There’s plenty out there – get those tissues ready.
Watch the footie
Get the lads round for some footie, if there’s none on TV challenge your mates to a game of FIFA (as if you needed an excuse).
Order a take-away
House-mates all single and lonely? Rent the worst scary films ever made, order a take-away, sit back and well, scream.
Et voila. Simple ways to enjoy Valentine’s day without spending more than you need to. For more inspiration, see our 10 cheap date ideas.