Here’s a few last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for men on a budget and out of time.
For Valentine’s Day 2011, men and women spent a lot of money for their ideas that included $3.5 billion on jewelry, $3.4 billion on dining out, and $1.7 billion on flowers according to CouponCabin.com.
In 2012, according to the National Retail Federation Valentine’s Day spending will reach $17.6 billion despite Jennifer Lopez’s 2003 hit “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
So, if your budget can’t keep up with the unrealistic standards of today, or you completely forgot about the upcoming holiday, you may want to try some of the following ideas:
1. Set your alarm clock a bit early and treat that special someone to breakfast-in-bed.
2. Plan a walk in the great out door and enjoy the natural surrounding around where you live.
3. Enjoy a movie night at home with a bag of popcorn and your favorite classic love story.
4. Compose a picnic with your loved one’s favorite food, a tablecloth and candles.
5. Search your local newspaper to find a free activity such as a public concert or an art show.
There is nothing wrong with not spending money on Valentine’s Day, if you can think of a genuine thoughtful idea from your heart, and no one has to know if you were too caught up at work to make plans far in advance.