They say that love doesn’t have to cost a thing – nope, it actually does. Spending quality time means spending money as well. From gifts to movies to dinner to vacations – yes, being in a relationship can sometimes be expensive. BUT that is if you go for expensive ways to spend time with your partner.
Here are 7 inexpensive, unique and fun date ideas for every couple who are on a budget:
Grab a blanket and head outdoors with a cup of hot cocoa in hand and watch for shooting stars. Acquaint yourself with the constellations while you snuggle up with your loved one. This is also a fun quality time that you and your partner can spend with your kids.
Enjoy a picnic day at the beach or the park or even your own backyard while you sit down and share a packed meal together. Bring a portable speaker for your music or a board game that you can play with.
Speaking of games, you can host a game night that you can spend with your partner or with your other couple friends. Play board games, card games or even video games. You can have a pot luck type of “party” so that you don’t have to spend much on food and drinks.
For the active slash sporty couples (or even those who want to start an active lifestyle for 2016), you can do outdoor activities together such as jogging, hiking, biking, swimming, badminton… You can even watch a local sporting event together. The options are endless.
Plan a road trip together. It doesn’t have to be that far… I’m sure that there are a lot of places in your local area that you haven’t explored yet. It’s also a fun way to visit local attractions and snap new photos for your next Facebook post.
Dedicate a day where you and your partner can do charity works. Not only that this will be something that you can enjoy together, this is also a great way to benefit the community.
Challenge each other with a cook-off or a bake-off. For couples who are both cooking pros, choose “new” recipes that aren’t on your usual weekly meal list. For more challenge, why not try a foreign cuisine? If you both suck at cooking, then this is a great way to learn it together. More kitchen mess, more fun! And if you’re a pro and your partner is not, then this is the perfect time to teach your partner on how to cook a meal or two.