Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas

Plan a great night while saving money.

By on February 12, 2013

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while it can be ultra romantic to pull out all the stops with decadent chocolates, long-stemmed roses and fancy dinners, men and women can be equally romantic on a budget – all they need is a little creativity and their smartphones.

This Valentine’s Day, avoid breaking the bank by checking out these budget-friendly apps to help tell that special person you’re thinking of them.

For the person who needs a little help with romance, check out the Helpful Romantic, which provides more than 110 ideas to sweep your partner off his or her feet. There are ideas at various price ranges uniquely generated for your significant other based on his or her personality.

If you don’t want to spend a ton of bucks on expensive presents, get “hearts and crafty” with Martha Stewart’s CraftStudio App. The app helps users create custom cards, scrapbook pages, keepsakes and more. Import your own photos and decorate with an endless array of digital embellishments to add that personalized touch to any gift before you save, print or share.

Give a spontaneous Valentine’s Day gift to anyone special with Treater, a one-time use mobile payment card that can be redeemed instantly just like a credit card for quick gift items, like a cute cupcake or a chocolately drink, or big ticket items, such as a massage.

Ditch that expensive dinner reservation and instead put on your chef’s hat and surprise your sweetie with a home cooked dinner. Show your commitment in every bite using Epicurious to find delicious for your Valentine’s Day feast and background information on the world’s most seductive ingredients.