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Last minute Valentine’s Guide: For those who are asking for trouble

Hands up who forgot about Valentine’s Day, or have just left it until the last minute?

It’s easy to do isn’t it?

We’ve just about got over Christmas, struggled our way through to the end of January running on fumes, and BOOM, another occasion to prepare for.

If you don’t have a romantic bone in your body, or day-to-day life is just so hectic it hasn’t been at the top of your to-do list, we are here to help.

Yes, it may be last minute, but it’s not too late to get sorted.

So keep calm, try to fight back the panic, I have put together some cheap things you can do, that will mean a lot more to your significant other than a rubbish, last minute teddy.

Eat in on Valentine’s Day

Let’s face it, if you’re still able to get a table at this short notice, chances are that restaurant isn’t that great anyway.

Plus, it’s going to be a lot busier, service suffers as a result of the massive increase in footfall and prices have probably gone up.

On that basis why not take the time to make something nice yourself?

Effort means so much more than cash, however, not everyone is capable, or has the time to prepare a three course meal.

Do what you can, it’s the thought that counts.

If you’re looking for cheap recipe ideas go and check out Reduced Grub and Thrifty Lesley, two experts at cooking top nosh on a budget.

If you really don’t like the idea of cooking yourself, why not try a Marks and Spencer’s Valentine’s Day dine in for two offer?

Skip dinner altogether

Take a romantic walk and watch the sunset.

Find a nice quiet spot and talk about the good times that lead to you being here.

Watch their favourite movie

Sometimes watching an old romantic movie can ignite the romantic flames in your own love life.

Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, all classics, just to name a few.

Forget flowers, get mixing

Ahhh the good old mix tape will always be a sure fire hit.

Obviously these days it’s more likely to be a mixed CD, USB, or Spotify playlist, whichever, they are a nice, easy way into their good books!

Flowers are expensive and they die, compiling their favourite songs takes time and effort, plus it lasts forever!

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