10 Tips to Spend Less on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready for love but your wallet is not? Below are some tips to have a good Valentine’s Day celebration without emptying your bank account.
Flowers

1. Buy roses cold.

The best roses are kept inside a cold chamber. They lose life every minute outside this temperature. This means you should not get your flowers from the side of the road. It is unlikely they get the best products anyway.

2. Do not buy roses online.

You may find a great deal, but have you ever seen a refrigerated delivery truck? Your roses are sure to die after a day or two.

3. Look for tight buds.

They will blossom in a few hours and stay alive for days. If you buy perfect flowers now, they will start to wither when your lover receives them.

4. Ask for flower food.

Make sure your flowers come with a tiny packet of flower food. It is not a gimmick to make you spend extra – it makes a big difference in quality.
Dinner

5. Celebrate at home.

It does not make your celebration less special. Pick a cozy spot on your home and remember to light some candles!

6. Make it rain rose petals.

Sprinkle the petals throughout your date area to add a luxurious and romantic feel to your celebration.

7. Go light on dessert.

Sorbet is an excellent Valentine’s Day dessert because it is light and refreshing. It is great for your wallet and it will also not weight down the romance.

Jewelry

8. Buy local. Do not buy diamonds online.

It is best to see the stones in person and under magnification. Use the internet as a price guide but buy local.

9. Look for the certificate.

Diamonds come with a certificate that verify their cut, carat, color, and clarity. The manufacturer’s trademark must be on the item, too.

10. Buy beautiful.

Remember that you are not tied to diamonds. You can buy other jewelry that your budget allows. Just buy beautiful and your lover will sure appreciate it!