Valentine's Day has become synonymous with displays of affection for friends, family and significant others. It's a time to celebrate our closest relationships with dinner dates, flowers or chocolates. But, you don't have to spend a ton of money to make the day special.

Even with a limited budget and COVID-19 restrictions, there are still opportunities to demonstrate our feelings for those we care about. Words, gestures and fun activities don't have to cost much money. Keep reading for a few ideas to make this Valentine's Day special, without breaking the bank.

Keep it simple.

Watch a movie or favorite show or have a game night at home.

Get creative.

Make your own bouquet of flowers for your special someone. Put your artistic skills to work and save money creating your own greeting card.

Dress up and have a romantic dinner at home.

Find a delicious recipe and cook a special, chef-worthy meal together, or bring in a meal from your favorite restaurant.

Enjoy the outdoors.

Go on a walk or have a picnic - a great, inexpensive way to get outside and enjoy time together.

Plan a scavenger hunt with hidden notes and surprises.

Create an indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt with hidden notes, photographs or small mementos representing shared experiences.

The options for celebrating a budget-friendly Valentine's Day are endless. However you choose to celebrate the day, have fun and enjoy yourself!