At my first job, I worked with a woman that had been married for over twenty years. After a few years of marriage, they decided to save money on Valentine's Day gifts by cutting out the purchase of Valentine's Day cards. Instead they would go to the card shop together, browse the cards and present their favorites to each other to read. This save money and provided time for them to spend together. After that they still celebrated with dinner out.
No matter where you are in a relationship, brand new starting out or several years in, Valentine's Day expenses can add up quickly. There are so many options like flowers, candy, dinner out and other gifts that you may give your significant other. Sometimes it is hard to know what to buy and when to stop spending. A Valentine's Day budget can help. You may also try giving a gift from the heart, cooking from home or another option to save money this year. What was your best Valentine's Day gift?