Livin’ It Lufbra Series: Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Valentines on a budget

(This post has been updated for Valentine’s Day 2017)


In this Livin’ It Lufbra episode we’ll be helping you ‘get lucky’ this Valentine’s Day… With our list of events and activities to help you treat that special someone (or yourself), plus our usual monthly round-up of the hottest student deals.


Happy Valentine’s Day!


Whether you’re completely loved up, or enjoying single life, Valentine’s Day has become one of the widest celebrated holidays — second only to Christmas!

Millions of pounds are spent every year on cards, gifts and flowers by couples wanting to treat their significant others, or indeed those looking to win over their crush, on this special day.

Love it or loathe it, it’s almost upon us, so we thought we’d give you a few ideas and money saving tips to help you celebrate this loved-up holiday!


Events & Activities To Celebrate Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day 3 Course Dinner At La Gondola


La Gondola


If you’re feeling the need to splash out a little bit and really treat your other half, why not book at table at La Gondola and take advantage of their Valentine’s Day set menu. At £28.95 a head it’s not the cheapest, but it’s certainly not the most expensive either!

Enjoy a fantastic 3-course meal in a wonderfully romantic setting — available Saturday 11th, Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th February. Sounds perfect, especially since St. Valentine himself was Italian too!


Staying In Is The New Going Out


Rustle up something to impress this Valentine’s Day

If £28.95 per person is a little out of your budget, staying in and cooking for your Valentine is a sure fire way to rustle up a little romance on a budget!

You don’t have to be a culinary genius either, stick with something simple, add a few candles, romantic music and some flowers and you’re bound to impress – just make sure you boot any lairy housemates out for a few hours to avoid any party crashers!


Catch A Movie Together


Go old school with a cinema date this Valentine’s Day


So, this one may be pretty old school, but how many of us bother to go to the cinema anymore when we can just ‘Netflix and chill’?!

But Valentine’s day is a special occasion, so why not pull out all the stops for a proper date and treat your special someone to a night at the movies. There’s nothing quite like sharing a nice warm box of popcorn and watching something romantic on the big screen!


Treat Yourself (Or Someone Else) – Top Valentine’s Day Deals & Offers


ASDA Valentine’s Day Dine In For Two – £10


ASDA Valentine's Day - Dine in for two for £10

If you fancy the idea of cooking your crush a fabulous meal to win them over but know you’re hopeless in the kitchen, ASDA have got your back this year.

Their Valentine’s Dine in for Two deal is just £10 and includes 3 courses and a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic fizz!


FREE Limited Edition Starbucks Drink on Valentine’s Day


Starbucks has announced they’ll be offering two limited edition drinks for 4 days only in the run up to Valentine’s Day.

The Molten Hot Chocolate and Molten Chocolate Frappuccino drinks will be available in UK stores from 10th – 14th February, with an exclusive buy one get one free offer on Valentine’s Day!


FREE Valentine’s Day Gift Cheques



If you’re really feeling the pinch after Christmas and New Year and could do without another spending spree, why not print off a selection of Valentine’s Gift Cheques or make a little booklet of romantic IOU’s.

Each token is redeemable for a service of some kind — it could be breakfast in bed, a massage, or a night off doing the washing up. Thoughtful presents like this are a great idea if you’re struggling for cash and they’ll go down a treat with your Valentine too!


Bouquet of Flowers Delivered for Under £20 this Valentine’s Day


Red roses


Looking to do the traditional dozen red roses thing but don’t have a spare £50!?

Instead of paying through the nose for roses just because it’s Valentine’s Day, choose from a range of beautiful flower bouquets on the Flying Flowers’ website.

They’ve got some lovely arrangements and the best part is delivery is FREE!


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