Valentine’s Day on a Student Budget

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (and by that we mean very fast, it’s tomorrow!) we thought we’d give you a few last minute pointers on what to do for your loved one on that student budget. February 14th is often a time where prices skyrocket, not just for expensive meals out but even for flowers from your local supermarket. If you have a date who’s not too fussy either way, you might find putting off any romantic gestures until the weekend is your best bet-if not, then you’re at the right place.

First of all, get a card. Head to Allerton road early tomorrow morning for a range at Voglio or Hallmark, or try Lark Lane and Smithdown road for any last minute picks. If you’re completely out of luck, you might get away with making your own, maybe pass it off as romantic and heartfelt?

Second, present. In our experience, little and often is your best bet but if you’re neglectful for the rest of the year, Valentine’s is your time to shine. Lark Lane Gallery has lots of lovely trinkets and vintage wares on offer and Voglio, Allerton Road is a lovely gift shop where you might find a bargain. Homemade option, utilise any photos you have of you as a couple and make a photo album/collage of your time together.

Third, food. Lots of restaurants hike their prices up for special Valentine’s Day meals so try to stay local around Smithdown and Sefton Park, where you might find a student deal. If cooking’s your forte, get rustling up a special meal for your partner. Shop local if possible (especially after all the recent news) and you’ll be the thoughtful, caring partner of the year.

For a few extra ideas, Fact are showing Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Thursday evening and Shiverpool are offering ‘My Bloody Valentine’ tours around the city . Full alternative listings can be found here.