Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and we all want to make sure that special someone has the night of their life. But that’s not always easy when you’re a broke college student! So here’s a quick handy list of some easy ideas that will keep the romance alive without breaking the bank!
“Netflix and Chill”
Cuddling + a great movie = the perfect quiet evening with your significant other
2. Make Dinner Together!
Who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal? Plus cooking together can be a great way to bond (and you get food in the end), and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out this great website that helps you cook amazing meals on a college budget!
3. Visit the Botanical Gardens
It’s free, close to campus, and absolutely beautiful on a day after classes. What else do you need for a perfect date?
4. Game Night
Board games, puzzles, or a game you make up together, this can be a great way to have a quiet Valentine’s Day in and still have a great time!
5. Dinner Downtown
There are plenty of places downtown that aren’t too expensive, like Moe’s, or classier places, like Brioso. Combined with a stop at All In or Spill the Beans after dinner and a walk back to campus, and you’ve got a great date without breaking the budget!
6. Make a Treasure Hunt!
Leave a little trail of love notes or clues for your significant other to find with a cute gift or date at the end! Bonus points if you leave the notes at places that are special for the both of you!
7. Write a Set of “Open When…” Letters
My personal favorite on this list, these are especially great if you don’t get to see your significant other often. Here’s a link with some cute ideas if you don’t know where to start!
8. Have a Spa Day
There are so many DIY tricks for this that you probably already have everything at home, not to mention it’s a nice way to spend some quiet time together!
9. Go Hiking!
Spend some time in the great outdoors and with each other! Here’s a link to find some of the numerous trails just a quick drive from campus. You could even plan a cute picnic when you finish!
10. Beach Day
Whether you’re at Y Beach or Secret Beach, you’ll be able to spend some down time with that special someone. You could even cuddle up with a bonfire if it’s chilly enough!