Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide.

Love is amazing and it is also free! Here are best ways to cultivate romance and love on Valentine’s Day by What’s On In Wollongong. Here are five ways you can fill your romance cup without taking out a loan. Here are our budget ideas for Valentines Day in Wollongong & Illawarra, that can still give a big romantic impact.

Wollongong Flowers and small beautiful gifts…

Brilliant Blooms in Fairy Meadow have a stunning array of plants, flowers and small gifts, visit them online or at their store and get inspired. A small house plant can bring joy and uplift everyday, or choose a small personalised bunch of flowers. Did you know more flowers and plants in your home actually uplifts our mood? Proven fact!

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide – Brilliant Blooms

Love is definitely in the air at Twig & Bo Florist – and their cute V-Day Window display is brimming with the L O V E! Orders are now open to order! Jump online to view their V-day collection and order. Twig & Bo Deliver across the Illawarra all day on Valentine’s Day – delivery bookings will be closed once run sheets are full, so first in.

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide – Twig & Bo Florist

Share a Romantic Picnic

Get inspired by our best Wollongong & Illawarra Picnic spots here. Great for a lunch or dinner date for when you don’t have the budget for a seafood extravaganza. Score brownie points with a thoughtful picnic instead. 

Depending on your available time, you can either create something from store-bought ready-made options or put in the hard yards and make it from scratch with sandwiches, cut fruit, and heart-shaped cupcakes. Make this one as simple or as complex as you like. Just add the picnic rug as well as a scenic spot on the beach, and you are sure to impress. 

If you are feeling creative, try your hand at a charcuterie board with an assortment of meats, cheeses, crackers and fruit to share. Oh, and don’t forget the wine or champers.

And for those with a little more budget…..We love Wollongong & Illawarra’s Pony & Wolf Pop-Up Picnics. They offer delux grazing picnic cuisine and styling (hint, nudge wink, they also offer proposal packages). Tell them What’s on in Wollongong sent you for the most romantic picnic of your life!

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide – Pony & Wolf Pop-Up Picnics

Book a Low-Key Dinner. Or get Takeaway in

Dinners don’t have to be expensive to be unique and romantic. Some of the best experiences as a couple are enjoyed over some cheap sushi and a few laughs. 

If you are looking for a some divine Italian catering for a candle lit dinner at home, we recommend Villa D’oro in Fairy Meadow. Takeaway trays start at $45.

Looking for something sweet to share afterwards? Head straight to Kürtősh in Wollongong Central for their title pastry dessert.

Sunset Cinema Wollongong – Romance under the stars

It’s hard to beat the romance of snuggling together outside with a movie, watching the sunset and the stars start twinkling overhead. Starting at a mere $22 for an adult ticket, it is a wonderful way to woo cost effectively!

Every summer, Sunset Cinema uses the stunning backdrop of the Fig Lawn in Wollongong’s Botanic Gardens to host a fully-licensed outdoor cinema experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Pack your own picnic and drinks to keep down costs.

UPDATE: Sunset Cinema Announces Ten Things I Hate About You as their Valentine’s Day feature. Book Now!

Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide – Sunset Cinema Wollongong

Surprise them with a personalised love letter

If you partner loves being told nice things, this option is perfect! If they love touch, gift them a massage in your love letter too. Here are some ways you can get the love letter happening…

Tell them what you first noticed about them when you met. Tell them the why you fell in love with them and when. Tell them their sweet unique quirks that makes you love them more. Tell them why they are so important to you and what you look forward to doing together. Make it a love letter they will keep forever!

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