Feeling stuck for ideas on day dates to do this Valentine’s Day?
You’re not the only one! You may be feeling the pinch too after the Christmas festivities, but fear not! Mr Nutcase is here with 5 cheap and easy Valentine’s day date ideas to treat and surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day. You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy quality time with the special person in your life!
Check out our 5 affordable and simple Valentine’s day date ideas to do with your partner. Don’t forget to check out some of our gift ideas for under £15 while you’re at it!
1) Baking day
After the enormous success of the Great British Bake Off in the UK, it would only be right to honour Mary and Paul by having a super competitive baking day date with your partner! There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to feel the love on Valentine’s Day. Save money on expensive desserts too! Perhaps a stylish new york cheesecake, or a classic victoria sponge. Of course, whoever wins, you get to enjoy both cakes at the end. No soggy bottoms here I hope!
2) Pub lunch and an afternoon walk
What could be more romantic than a hearty and comforting pub lunch, followed by a leisurely afternoon walk in the fresh air? Find a cosy local pub, grab a few beers and relax. The walk after will be perfect in helping you to walk off the food coma afterwards! Pick somewhere you’ve never been to before and get exploring with your loved one! If you have a cute dog, definitely bring that too.
3) Home cinema
If you’re not feeling venturing out for the evening (the cinema is expensive!), why not create your own Valentine’s version at home for just the two of you! Pick a cheesy rom-com like Sleepless in Seattle or something more creepy like Woman in Black if you’re both into horror or thrillers! Put on Netflix, some comfy blankets and make some buttery popcorn. Et voilà, your own cinema theatre at a fraction of the cost!
4) Bar hopping
Want to head out somewhere nice without going for dinner? How about bar hopping! Go out with your loved one for a Valentine’s wine fest and pop into a few of your favourite places and let the drinks flow. You could be more adventurous and make a day date out of it, and reminisce over past dates and memories over a glass of Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc. Just remember to drink sensibly!
5) Local gig
Nothing screams Valentine’s day date like a small and intimate concert in your local town in the evening. Check out upcoming gigs and try out a band you’ve never heard of before! This saves you some pennies but you won’t miss out on a fun and exciting atmosphere of a big arena! Try a genre you both love and recreate moments from those heady honeymoon period times!
These Valentine’s day date ideas are just a few suggestions, it’s nice to keep the day special and unique to you and your loved one. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy your day (or night) together! Of course, don’t forget to check out our fantastic range of personalised and quirky gifts for some more gift inspiration if you’re feeling lost for ideas! If you have a more generous budget for your loved one, be sure to check out our round up of the best luxury gifts to give on Valentine’s Day.