One year for Valentine’s Day Zan surprised me with a romantic dinner on the beach. He packed a blanket, some candles and stopped by our favorite cafe for take-out. Another year, we took a short day trip to wine country and had a picnic, next to a lavender farm. There were no presents exchanged, just fond memories made and those are by far the most meaningful Valentine’s to me. I’m not sure why I have such a stigma about giving gifts for Valentine’s Day, I guess I just think it’s another excuse to buy more stuff, which we definitely don’t need! So with Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, I thought I would share some fun, last-minute date ideas that are romantic and budget-friendly!