Inexpensive Valentine’s Day 2019 Date Ideas
Over the years, Valentine’s Day has grown from a day of love and sharing to over-the-top, costly gifts. With jewelry stores persuading you to spend hundreds on a piece she’ll rarely wear and travel destinations urging you to book a last-minute couple’s get-a-way to an exotic island, we thought we’d get back to the basics.
Valentine’s Day date ideas don’t have to be extravagant, covered in rose pedals (although we do kind of love the gesture), or measured in carats. These inexpensive date night plans are the perfect way to spend time with your partner and not break the bank.
Chocolate Cooking Classes
Skip the boxed chocolates that everyone will buy this season and learn to make your own. Check out your local chocolate cooking classes, like this one in Dallas, TX. Sign up for a group or date-night class. You’ll have just as fun making the candy as you do eating them! (If chocolate classes aren’t available in your area, go for a regular cooking class. Still tons of fun and good food to enjoy.)
Are the two of your fans of unique beer? Check out a nearby brewery. The Grapevine Craft Brewery in Grapevine, TX offers a taproom and food truck schedule. Experience a fun date and find a new favorite beer.
Have a retro date night with a game of laser tag or air hockey at a nearby arcade. A little competition can be a lot of fun. Grab your tokens or game card and head to the Pac-Man machine.
At-Home Wine Tasting
Not in the mood to battle the restaurant crowds? We totally understand. Head to your local winery or just the corner grocery store and grab a few bottles of wine neither of you have tried. From sweet dessert wines to the dry whites, try something from each category. You get to drink wine at home may even find a new favorite.
Get off the couch and out of your comfort zone with a dance class. Pick something that’s fitting for you as a couple – ballroom, hip-hop, the Tango – and give it a try. You’ll work off the chocolates and maybe find a new hobby.
Is there really any better chocolate treat than a semi-melted smore? Light the fireplace, firepit in the backyard, or start a small bonfire. Stock up with plenty of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars. Find the perfect roasting sticks and get cozy!
Make It Personal
If you’ve agreed that you’ll do Valentine’s Day gifts this year, but you’re sticking to a budget, a personalized gift is the perfect idea. A personalized pocket knife with your initials for him or a bracelet with a personal message for her are gifts that will be used year-round.
Make Valentine’s Day 2019 memorable with an at-home date night or get creative in a new dance class. When you make the night or your gift personal, you’ll create the perfect memory.