Valentine’s Day has always been special to me. Not only is it the national “Day of Love”, but it’s also my mother’s birthday and my parents wedding anniversary! When it comes to me and hubby, we’re always finding new ways to surprise one another on Valentine’s Day. He gets a kick out of my creativity and I absolutely love the way he makes me feel extra special on that day. Throughout the years we’ve done the usual dinner and a movie, double date, and concert. However over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed doing different activities and keeping it budget-friendly. If you’re still trying to figure out what to do for or what to gift your significant other, here are 5 last minute Valentine’s Day ideas!
1. Breakfast & an Early Movie | Find a cute coffee shop in town and enjoy a cozy breakfast. If you really want brownie points, make your honey breakfast. Nothing says “I love you” like a thoughtful breakfast in bed. Afterwards, head to the movie theater, preferably before 12 noon, and enjoy a movie.
* Money Saving Tip: Most movies are cheaper during the morning and early afternoon hours, so an early movie date is perfect if you’re on a tight budget.
2. Relax and Zen Out | Couples massages are everything. Spend the day with your boo at the spa and get the works. Enjoy a hot stone couples massage, add on a facial and while you’re at it take a yoga class! Some health and wellness spas offer massage/yoga class packages; take advantage of that because after all, there’s nothing better than a day of relaxation.
3. Get Active | If you’re into trying new things and you thrive on being active, going to Sky Zone for a morning workout is a wonderful idea! I shared my Sky Zone experience in this post and I must say, it was one of the most exhilarating and challenging workouts I’ve done in years. This idea is perfect for an active and fun-loving couple. Roller skating is another way to have fun and be active. I haven’t been in years, but I think it’d be really cute to hit the rink with hubby for a few hours of skating.
4. Plan a Day Trip | I love a good day trip! It’s so fun to pick a place and just GO! It doesn’t have to be something extravagant. A day trip to DC to visit a few free museums is a great idea. Visiting a nearby state, just for a day of lunch and shopping, is also an option. A change of scenery for a few hours is always nice.
5. Dine and Dash | This is not what you think. I want you to pay for your meal, let’s be clear on that. What I’m suggesting is to dine at one restaurant and dash to another for dessert! Be completely spontaneous and decide to eat a 3 course meal at 3 different locations. Decide on one place for appetizers and drinks, dine at another restaurant for dinner, and pick up dessert on the way home! Life is too short not to be random, so live a little and have fun!
So tell me, do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Any last minute and budget friendly ideas you’d like to share? Let me know!
I hope that whatever you decided to do this year, you remember that Valentine’s Day is really about expressing your love. You don’t need to spend a fortunate to do so nor do you have to be in a relationship to express your love. Call up your girlfriends and make it a girl’s night. Have dinner with your kids or enjoy a spa day with your Mom. It’s all about showing love and spending a little extra time with those near and dear to you. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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