How to Save Money this Valentine’s Day
On average, Americans spend $143.56 on the Day of Love. Here's a way you can celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.
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When you think of Valentine’s Day, you can’t help but think about a certain number of items you’re supposed to get your partner. The holiday rush has come to an end, and you may be low on your budget. On average, Americans spend $143.56 on the "Day of Love." There's a way you can celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Here’s what you can expect to spend on this romantic holiday.
THE ITEMS YOU’RE EXPECTED TO GET
The classic treat for her consists of roses, an elegant dinner out, chocolates, and the perfect love letter. On the other end, men typically receive material things such as watches, clothes, or an electronic device.
Flowers and a night out for dinner can be quite expensive if you don’t make any preparations. In order to avoid this, you’ll have to make some simple changes. When it comes to flowers, whichever she prefers, here are your options. If you’re in a bit of a rush, Trader Joe’s is a good place to pick out some flowers. The prices are affordable, and you’re sure to find something she’ll like. If you have more time on your hands and want more of a selection, try Los Angeles Flower District in Downtown. You’ll want to get here early to avoid traffic and to find a parking spot. The flowers are fresh, the prices are fair, and you'll always have a wide selection. The next big expense is dinner. Instead of going out, treat her to a home-cooked meal. Brush up on your cooking skills, choose a meal she’ll love, and be sure to set the mood. Doing this will help you save money and still have a special Valentine to remember.