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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you might be getting stressed trying to think of what to do for your loved one. Being tight on funds doesn’t make it that much easier either. Don’t worry though, there are ways to have a great Valentine’s Day without blowing all your money. Here are four ways to say ‘I love you’ to your Valentine on a budget!

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Dinner at home: Having a romantic dinner at home not only saves you money, but saves you from waiting for a table in crowded restaurants. This is the perfect opportunity to prepare your favorite meal, for your favorite person! You’ll get to prepare dinner just how you and your sweetheart would like it and you’ll also have privacy too. You can create a fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home.

Flowers: Buying a bouquet of flowers from a florist can definitely be expensive! Instead, pick some of the prettiest flowers from your local grocery store. And it doesn’t have to be roses either. Surprisingly, grocery stores create some of the most beautiful arrangements! This will not only brighten up the table for your date, but it will melt your loved one’s heart.

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Handmade gifts: Making a gift for your loved one is the perfect way to show how much you really care. Anyone could just go out and buy a gift, but making one shows that you actually put your time and thought into it. This is the perfect opportunity to show your creative side and it will mean everything to your loved one! There are so many of different handmade gift ideas out there. You can bake some desserts or even make them something special that they’d like. If your thinking about making cookies, check out this Chocolate Heart Sugar Cookies For Your Valentine recipe! If you’d like to make them a gift that they will use for a while, try this DIY Strawberry Sugar Scrub For Valentine’s Day! This easy and sweet sugar scrub is a great way to show your loved one how much you care.

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Bring the theater to your apartment: Today, you need to have purchased your tickets way in advanced if you want to go the the theaters, especially on Valentine’s Day. So why not bring the theater to your apartment! After dinner, end the night by moving on over to the couch and snuggling up to your loved one while watching a great movie. Don’t forget to grab the blankets, and pop some tasty popcorn!

It is definitely possible to have a romantic night in your apartment on Valentine’s Day. Not only do you save money, but you get to avoid the crazy crowds. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll show your loved one how much you really care, while saving money!

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Hi! My name is Christie, and I’m the social media content intern at ForRent.com. I have lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia for all of my life and I am currently a senior in college. I am a business marketing major at Old Dominion University and I can’t wait to see what the future holds after I graduate! I love spending time with my family and enjoy shopping whenever I can!

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