Valentine’s Date Ideas That Don’t Break the Bank

It’s that time of year again! The time where stores are filled with heart-shaped chocolates and everything is sprinkled in red or pink. It’s the month of love!

Yes, Valentine’s day can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re single, dating, or married, V-Day can be enjoyed by all with a little help from Gumtree.

Don’t let a small budget keep you from enjoying a Valentine’s day that makes your heart do flips. Check out our list of love-filled date night ideas that don’t break the bank:

  1. Picnic under the stars
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Grab a few of your favourite snacks or treats, as well as two blankets (one to sit on and one for warmth, of course) and get cozy in your back garden for an evening of stargazing.

Tip: Grab a telescope to see the stars up-close and personal!

  • Tour a local wine farm

Racking up a bar tab is expensive, but enjoying a quiet evening sipping wine doesn’t have to be. Many South African wine farms have stunning properties filled with walking paths, gardens, animals and more, all free for you to enjoy! Opt for a tasting rather than a bottle, and you’ll be able to enjoy an entire afternoon for close to R50 per person. Bargain!

Tip: If your budget allows, opt for a guided wine tour. There are plenty on offer on Gumtree!

  • Take a Hike
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There is nothing more romantic then watching the sunset or sunrise with the one you love. Grab a thermos of coffee and a few granola bars or muffins and head out on an early morning hike where you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise once you hit the top.

  • Build a Fort

Can you say Nostalgia? There is no better time to bring out your inner-child than when it’s time to build a fort! Grab sheets, blankets and pillows and build a fort for the ultimate snuggle movie-fest with your significant other. All you’ll need now is some popcorn!

  • Spa Night with Girlfriends
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Single ladies! This night can be a source of pain for some, but inviting your closest girlfriends around for a pamper evening is sure to lift your spirits.

Tip: Hire a mobile-spa to come to your home rather than attempting your own mani-pedis for a more relaxing evening.

For everything you’ll need to make this a Valentine’s Day to remember, head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find items close to home.

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