Valentine’s day isn’t supposed to be about how much money we spend on our loved ones. It’s supposed to be about celebrating our love for each other. Here are 15 best no spend valentine’s day activities and gift ideas.
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Start the morning off by making breakfast
. Here are a few ideas to get you started
Use a metal cookie cutter to make heart shaped pancakes. If you’re really festive you can add a drop of red food coloring to the batter. But I would prefer strawberries and whip cream. Use whatever you have on hand.
Coffee is always the way to my heart. Bring your loved one a coffee in bed. After letting them sleep in of course! If you have any coffee liqueur, chocolate syrup, orange brandy or whip cream you can make some yummy combos.
Give your loved one the gift of time. Let them take the day off from household chores. BEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT EVERY.
Easy No Spend Valentine’s Day Gifts
While gift giving is not necessary to show someone you love and appreciate them. It’s always nice to receive a unexpected gift.
Get crafty and make homemade cards for each other. Use what you have around the house. It’s the thought that counts.
Use your Spotify free account to create your own Valentine’s day playlist of romantic songs. Include ones that has special meaning for you and your loved one.
Make an edible bouquet. Grab whatever fruit you have around the house and try your had at making an edible bouquet. Have you heard of bacon roses? These look awesome.
Instead of going out for dinner. Check out some free events in town and then have a quiet dinner at home. One Valentine’s day we checked out the ice sculptures lake Louise and had picnic by the lake. Of course this is weather depended.
Get outside. Go Ice Skating. Go tobogganing. Or simply going for a walk. Bring youown hot chocolate or a special treat.
Why not plan a potluck with friends. Whether you’re single or attached, getting together with friends such a fun way to spend Valentine’s day. Ask everyone to bring a dish and their favorite board game. Spend the night with good company and a ton of laughs.
Valentine’s Day is the day for a worldwide celebration of love. Every year on February 14th, people from around the world exchange flowers and acts of love in the name of St. Valentine’s. The day itself is now known as a day of love but it has dark origins.
February 14th was chosen as the day of love because of a Roman feast called Lupercalia. The feast lasted from Feb 13th to the 15th and it was a hedonistic festival which featured extreme traditions such as hitting naked women with the hides of dead animals because they believed that it would make them fertile.
The festival of Lupercalia was little more than a drunken revel but the Christians managed to make it a little more respectable. The name Valentine came from the name of two Catholic men (both called Valentine) who were executed on February the 14th by Emperor Claudius II sometime in the third century.
The Catholic Church decided to rename the day of love in memory of the Valentines’ martyrdom and make it more Christian in an attempt to banish the pagan rituals of Lupercalia.
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8 thoughts on “15 BEST NO SPEND VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES”
Great suggestions! I really like the idea of making a special playlist (perhaps featuring your wedding songs!) and staying and making a special dinner. It always is great to have a glass of wine, laugh and make a lovely meal together.
That’s such a great idea about your wedding song.
Awesome post! I am looking for things to do now and I am going to take your advice and search for free events in my area. Thanks for sharing!
When I was researching for this post, I came across so many free events I had no idea about. We are going to check some out this year.
I also love not spending money on “Hallmark” holidays. Now to convince my husband…
Yes! There really is no need to spend money, when there are so many free things you can do.
I LOVE this post! I, too, am a big proponent of taking this lovely holiday and making it about families and friends. Activities are so much more rewarding and, as you point out, less expensive than the commercial hype. Thanks for the wise words!
Thanks! Quality time together is the best gift ever.