Whether you're still recovering from Valentine’s Day extravaganza or are working towards saving up for a big goal, planning an expensive date night sounds less than ideal right now. The marketing push to buy, buy, buy in the name of love is so outdated - why don't we flip this around and get a little creative instead?
We've rounded up a list of ideas that are thoughtful, genuine, and best of all, low budget.
Cook Their Favorite Childhood Meal: They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so why not opt to prepare something yourself instead of spending on an expensive meal out? To make the meal even more special, ask his mom what recipe of hers is adored by your love. Maybe she'll even be willing to pass it along! You'll get brownie points for thoughtfulness, plus it'll be so much better than a boring and overpriced fixed menu.
Personal Massage: Sure, you can choose to buy a massage service for your man as a gift. But why not elevate that by doing it yourself? Treat him to a full-out 60 minute massage in the comfort of your home. It is seriously too easy to find professional guidance through YouTube. Get searching and watch a few videos that will have your partner thinking you're a pro! Set the mood with oils, low lights, and vibey music - clothes optional.
Fulfill A Fantasy: Every couple has a sexual fantasy, so why not cross that off the bucket list today? Within budget and reason, of course. Get brainstorming with your partner and start to prepare whatever needed in advance. Having a special night to look forward to ahead of time will only build desire and excitement around it!
Go Stargazing: If you two love a good adventure, you don't have to go too far or spend on a weekend getaway to feel like you're on vacation. Consider driving down to Everglades National Park for an incredible view of the night sky. Imagine the sunroof open, the backseats down, and a bottle of wine as you get a prime stargazing position with your sweetie.
Get Creative: Couples often bond over things they both enjoy, but what about trying out a new skill or hobby that neither of you are too familiar with? Maybe you choose to take turns drawing each other, or play photographer and make your partner get all dressed up for "professional" photos. You can opt to go to a karaoke or improv comedy night at a local lounge. We guarantee you'll feel closer as you laugh your butts off together.