On this holiday, as a college student you’re often low on money and there is all these things that you want to do for the special people in your life. Whether it is taking your other half on a date, going out with your friends or family, you just want to be able to do these things. There are many opportunities to do things with them without going into further debt. Show the people you love in life how much they mean to you, but be fiscally smart! FUN FACT: on average, men spend double the amount of money on Valentine’s Day gifts than women spend. The average amount a man spends is $130.
Here are some ways you can celebrate this special day:
Your significant other: restaurants and movie theaters are packed during the week of Valentine’s day, so taking your consider staying at home. If you’ve got a streaming service subscription like Hulu or Netflix, pick out a couple movies you can watch together and be comfortable in your own home laying on the couch. Check out these movie suggestions. You two could also make dinner together. It’s fun and intimate way to spend quality time without dishing a ton of money. Here are some quick and cheap recipes!
Your friends: use the environment to your favor! There’s a lot of places you can to with your friends for free-99. Whether it’s morning, dusk or evening, hiking is a fun free thing to do. At each time of the day, the beautiful scenery will be different no matter what time you go. If you’re not much of the hiking type, you can have a picnic at the beach! Take a dip, soak up the sun, and have fun in the sand. Spending quality time doing activities like this, allow for stronger friendships and bonds to form. The plus side to having your friends with you is the millions of photos they’ll take of you to make sure that social media post is looking just right.
Your family: consider staying in and opting to have a game night. It can be as simple as setting up a sweet line-up of board games such as Pictionary, or Scrabble. It could also be something as elaborate to making your own Minute-to-Win-it games. Click here to check out some game ideas! If you’re more of low-key family, something like cards or even karaoke will do. The main point is that you have fun with the people you love.
You can always find different fun and exciting things to do without wasting money. What are some of the ways that you’ll be showing love to the people you care about this Valentine’s Day? Comment below!