Valentine's on a Budget
Valentine’s day is widely known for spoiling our loved ones. These days however, a lot of people have less disposable income to splash. Luckily, it is possible to celebrate valentine’s day and show your partner how much they mean to you, spending a fraction of the amount that you would think. This article is aimed to provide readers with a guide to valentine’s day on a budget, focusing on romantic, cheap days out, cheap valentine’s gifts and valentine’s recipes for the perfect night in!
Cheap Days Out For Valentine's Day
Galloway Forest Park
What’s more romantic than a picnic in the forest or next to a loch? Galloway forest park is the ideal location to enjoy each other’s company with a picnic. A picnic can be made up for a reasonably small price and there is no cost for going to the Galloway Forest Park.
Culzean Castle is a beautiful setting to spend valentine’s day! Set just outside of Maybole, with beautiful walks, a swan pond and entry to the castle, it is a fantastic day out. There is a cost to get in but if you have a National Trust for Scotland membership, entry is free.
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Located just outside Dalmellington, the dark sky observatory gives visitors an opportunity to see the stars unlike they ever have before. What’s more romantic than gazing at the stars? Entry costs £15 per adult, but this does include a presentation, a tour and a chance to view the stars through telescopes. Click here for more information about the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory.
Cheap Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day
Surprising your loved one with a pamper day doesn’t mean you have to book them into a 5* spa. Buy nice bubble bath, bath bombs, and face masks, light some candles and pour your loved one a glass of wine and allow them to feel relaxed, pampered and spoiled.
5pm offer deals that would be perfect for valentine’s gifts such as spa days, meals out and experience days for a fraction of their original price. It’s worth having a look to see if you can treat your loved one to something they would love at a low cost. Click here to find a good deal.
Easy Valentine's Recipes
Treat your partner to an amazing meal without even leaving the house or breaking the bank!
Butter and Garlic Prawns
Butter and garlic prawns are a delicious starter for the perfect meal. Easy to prepare and cook, this recipe is perfect, even if you're not a great cook! For the recipe, click here.
Steak and Sweet Potato Chips
This steak and sweet potato chips recipe is easy and doesn't require you to stand in the kitchen all evening cooking! For the recipe, click here.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes are delicious and appropriately fit in with the Valentines theme. For the recipe, please click here.