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Romantic Valentines Ideas on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you are single, or have been in a significant relationship for many years, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spoil the people/person you love. We have compiled a list of 5 Valentine’s Day ideas for any budget.

Valentines on a budget

Make his or her day super special by using all 5 ideas below:

Chocolate Covered strawberries!

Valentines day, Chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries

They are the symbol of love and romance and so easy to make! Take 10 minutes to make this romantic classic.

What you will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • Wax paper
  • Airtight container for storage (recommended: Empty heart shaped container)


  • Gently rinse strawberries and dry on paper towels.
  • Lay out wax paper or parchment paper to let your strawberries dry on when finished. The chocolate will harden quickly!
  • Use chocolate almond bark (Found in the bakers section) and follow melting directions on the package.
  • Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and place on wax paper to dry. When completely dry, transfer to heart shaped candy box to deliver to your valentine.
  • Enjoy!


Valentines Day, Romantic Candles
Set the Scene with romantic candles

The scene can change the entire mood! With a quick stop at your local dollar store, you can find several items to help set the scene and give your partner an image to remember!

You can find rose petals by the wedding items, and candles (battery operated as well) to help set the mood for your Valentine’s Day.

Love Coupons

Valentines Day, Love Coupons
Love Coupons

Think of all the things your partner enjoys. Get crafty with some paper and scissors and make some coupons for your partner to enjoy themselves.

Some of the ideas we like are a 30 minute foot rub, scalp massage, date night, favorite meal, a night out with friends on me, and more. Spend some time being creative and being thoughtful of things your partner will enjoy. Need more inspiration? 30 printable Love Coupons That Will Make Their Heart Melt

Romantic Dinner

Valentines Day Dinner
Romantic Dinner for 2

Now that you have the mood set and dessert ready, take the time to prepare a romantic meal.

Looking for dinner to serve this Valentine’s Day? Try one of the romantic Valentine Recipes on for recipes from shrimp scampi, filet mignon to pasta.

A Romantic Movie 

Romantic movies to on valentines day
Romantic movies on valentines day

Cuddle up on the couch after dinner and enjoy the chocolate covered strawberries, while watching a romantic movie. You may even bust out some of the love coupons afterwards.

Need some inspiration? Try one of the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day.

Planning to get married after this romantic day? Mariner Finance can help you make your day with your loved one unforgettable! Learn more about our wedding loans today. Enjoy your special day!

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