Valentine’s day: a day that is often synonymous with extravagant spending. This year, surprise your loved one with heartfelt gestures that will not only allow you to stay in budget, but to connect with your significant other in a way that money can’t buy.
1) Rent Some Board Games
Monopoly and Tock aside, the board game world is quite vast! This Valentine's Day, go to a specialized store or your library, if board game rentals are available, and rent several games for an evening of guaranteed laughs.
2) Try Video Game Demos
If you and your partner are into video games, look for free demos and video games on your computer or your favorite console. Think they might be bad? They probably will, and that's what makes it so much fun!
3) Check out Free Local Activities
We often forget about the free or inexpensive activities that are available in our area. Is there a nice photo exhibition in your town right now? Artwork on display at the local gallery? A new trail to hike? Take the time to see what's going on near you and, most importantly, take things into your own hands so that the other person can enjoy the day without worrying.
4) Rediscover Each Other
Even after many years, your partner may still surprise you! Try the question game, where you ask the other person something you don't know about them. For example:
"If you could have dinner with any celebrity, which one would you choose and why?"
"What is your fondest childhood memory?"
If you're lacking inspiration, there are several websites and free mobile device apps that offer some really fun sample questions to get to know the other person better. We bet you'll discover new facets of their personality...
5) Make their Day
Tell your significant other that today, you're in charge of everything. Make them coffee and breakfast and serve them in bed. Do the dishes and any other chores that usually fall to the other person.
If your partner enjoys relaxing, run a bath and warm up their robe in the dryer for total comfort when they get out.
If your partner is a big movie buff, find his or her favorite movies and watch them with him or her, even if it's not normally your style.
Remember, it can cost you very little to make the other person happy!
And if you have any ideas of grandeur for the next Valentine's Day, don't hesitate to talk to our financial advisors. They'll guide you to the savings strategies that will help you achieve your wildest dreams!