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Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas: Stay At Home, Save Some Money, Show Your Love

Valentines Day

First Posted: 02/14/2012 2:02 pm Updated: 02/14/2012 2:02 pm

Attention procrastinators! Today is Valentine's Day. Yes, you should have set plans weeks ago, but fear not: we've compiled five easy at-home dates you can make happen in time. We've aimed for a variety of price ranges, and each is modular enough to be broken apart and added to another date. Dates are arranged in order of estimated cost, ranging from $15 to $60.

All of these work better with an element of surprise mixed in. Set up as much of the date in advance as possible -- put out the candles, pour the wine, and have that rose ready as soon as your love walks in the door. Have better ideas? Let us know in the comments, and good luck!

$10 - $20
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Single long stem rose: $5
Hand-written love note (extra points for origami): Free
Candles: Free (if you already have 'em)
Wine: Hit Argonaut's sale section upstairs, grab a decent red: $5 - $7
Red velvet cupcake: $5 (or save money and make it yourself)
Picnic at home: Lay out a blanket, whatever romantic food you can assemble out of the fridge (go heavy on the cheese), and wine

Total: $15 - $17, depending on what you have in your fridge

Filed by Ryan Grenoble  |