Be my (budget) Valentine…

First Published: 13/02/2023

Be my (budget) Valentine…

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day is losing popularity. In 2009, their data showed 72% of people aged 18-34 and 65% of those 35-54 said they planned to celebrate Valentine’s day. That number is now down to just 51% of all respondents under 55 saying they will celebrate.

Are we faking our love?

Valentine’s Day alternatives have popped up in response to challenging what has become an overly-commercialised day. Not only are people celebrating the love that they have for their significant other, but also their friends, family, and even their pets, whilst some people choose to pamper themselves instead.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost you lots of money. Expensive jewellery is not always necessary and flowers don’t always last as long as you expect. Whether you’re spending the day on your own, with friends, or with your partner, here are some cheap Valentine’s Day ideas so your bank account will feel the love too.

How to celebrate this Valentine’s Day

It doesn’t have to cost the earth to show loved ones you care on Valentines Day. Make them a personalised compilation of romantic songs or serve breakfast in bed. Or what about creating your own cards and flower arrangements? Whatever your gift of choice, there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the day without it breaking the bank. Check out the sites below for ideas and have yourself an amazing Valentines – if you’re really savvy it needn’t cost you a penny!

If you’re single there’s plenty of ways you can take care, boost your mood and love yourself, such as

  • Planning a date with your best friend
  • Doing something kind for someone
  • Pampering yourself with a nice beauty treatment or cake
  • Writing down all the things you love about yourself and your friends

Or perhaps wait a just 24 hours and and celebrate Singles Awareness Day on Wednesday 15 February 2023.