Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Valentine's on the cheap, courtesy NAIT students

We asked 5 students how they share the love without breaking the bank

Valentine’s is known as a day that should be filled with love and kindness, candy and flowers and possibly jewelry and fancy dinners.

That all sounds fantastic, but what do you do when you’re a student on a budget? If you’re worried that your funds won’t stretch far enough to give your loved one a Valentine’s Day to remember, don’t worry! Diamonds and a five-course meal are not necessary for a meaningful Valentine’s. It’s all about spending time together and appreciating one another.

That said, five NAIT students share their ideas on how to have a memorable Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.

1. Pizza, Netflix and vino oh my!

"Did you know, Domino’s Pizza offers students a variety of discounts on pizza? What’s better than a Netflix and pizza night? Toss in a cheap bottle of wine and you have the perfect low-key evening." – Jenna Winterburn, Radio Broadcasting

2. You skate circles around my heart

"How about a romantic skate at an outdoor rink with some hot chocolate in hand. After all we do live in Canada, what’s more Canadian than skating outside under the stars?" – Katherine Pearsin, Business Administration

3. Pictures are worth a thousand hearts

"Print out pictures of you and your loved one and make a scrapbook or multi-picture frame that can be treasured for years to come." – Amanda Masachuk, Operations Management

4. Fifty reasons why I love you

"You can buy a heart-shaped box from the dollar store and put little paper love notes inside. It can be all the things you love about that person or new date ideas you both want to try." – Iwona Bednarczyk, English as a Second Language

5. You da bomb!

"Bath & Body Works has bath bombs under $10. It’s an inexpensive yet romantic and relaxing gift. Maybe a homemade card along with the bath bombs, makes a simple but thoughtful gift." – Nelson Waziri, Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management


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