If your 2012 budget for gifts and recreational spending is tight, don’t worry! Valentine’s Day isn’t about spending money on your loved one; it’s about spending time together.
There are plenty of inexpensive options to impress your date! For instance: visit a museum to experience culture and spark lively discussion with your partner. Local libraries often offer free or discounted passes to nearby museums. A night at the cinema is expensive, but you can cut the cost by seeing a matinee. And, instead of a blockbuster, try an indie film at a boutique movie theater. Go on a local wine tasting tour. There are several regional wineries within a short drive that offer tours and samples for a nominal fee. You can rekindle your valentine’s inner child with some winter play! Go ice skating, sledding or cross-country skiing and follow it up with some hot cocoa!
Whatever your valentine’s interests are, show them you care by spending your time. They’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness and your financial savvy!