Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas Whatever Your Budget

Written by    Last updated: January 15, 2013

There are so many thoughtful ways you can show the one you love how much they mean to you and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sometimes the sweetest gestures are the simplest. Here are some of our most romantic ideas to show them you care. 

Valentine Couple Exchanging Gifts

Write a love letter

You don’t need to spend hours on a piece of poetry, just a few heart-felt lines straight from the heart will be treasured always.

Dedicate a love song

Music is so romantic, the sound can set the mood while the lyrics will make a statement for you. Give your lover a special album or dedicate a meaningful song to them.

Cook a special meal

You don’t have to take your loved one out for an expensive meal. Nothing could be more romantic than a lovingly home-cooked meal. Go for aphrodisiac foods and eat by candle light.

Dress up and strip off

Get some pretty lingerie on and perform a striptease as you take it off. Frilly undies could leave a lasting impression on him, while silk shorts would be a lovely surprise for her.

Watch a movie

Buy a romantic DVD you know he’ll love and watch it together in the dark with a box of chocolate love hearts and a bottle of bubbly.

Give a massage

Get some lovely massage oil and treat your loved one to a sensual massage. Who knows what could happen next?

Bring breakfast in bed

There’s nothing quite like breakfast in bed, brought to you by the one you love. Make it special by giving him/her their favourite foods with a special twist such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on fresh crusty bread, or croissants with butter and jam and a freshly brewed coffee. For lovers of kitsch, you can even print your love message on toast!

Share a candle-lit bath

There’s nothing quite like a scented bubble scented candle-lit bath for a perfect end to this most romantic day of the year. Get some chocolates, pick a favourite bubble bath oil for both of you, and get some candles, lie back and relax!

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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