As the holidays roll around and we get caught up in the flurry of purchasing gifts for our friends and loved ones, it is important for us not to neglect one of the most important gifts we have been blessed with...our partners. We know that in this economy money is very tight but that is no excuse for us to neglect spending some quality time with our partners. Now is the time to get creative and I believe that these budget friendly date ideas can help you to have a magical date this holiday season.
#1 An Open Air Picnic
Rather than going to a fancy restaurant and spending an exorbitant amount of money on food, why not grab a blanket, make some sandwiches and head to a nice botanical garden or beach. If you don't have either a beach or garden close by then why not make use of your own backyard? It can be a very romantic experience to spend some time alone together surrounded by the beauty of nature and the best thing about it is that you only have to pay for transportation and the food items you'll need to make the snacks.
This is a really interesting double date idea. Games like Twister, Taboo, Pictionary and Sherades are alot of fun and help add extra conversation pieces and interest to a date night. You would be surprised at how this experience can help you to enjoy your partner in a way you probably never have before.
#3- Movie Night
Now this in't the conventional buy a movie theater ticket type of movie night. Instead, you can begin your date night at home with a nice candle light dinner that you and you partner make together. Who knows, the heat in the kitchen could lead to some spice in the bedroom. after sharing a lovely meal together, you can curl up in each other's arms on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a DVD of one of your favourite holiday movies.
#4- Road Trip
Although the car ride can be dreary, arriving at your final destination can be a thrilling experience. Plan a short road trip that will take you to some part of your country that you've never been to. If it's not too far from home it won't be a very expensive venture and it would be a great adventure that has the potential of bringing you closer together as a couple.
#5- Ice cream Outing
I love ice cream and I am quite satisfied with sitting down with an ice cream cone and enjoying good company. Ice cream may not be for everyone but the basic idea is to go out for a simple sweet treat that will allow you to spend some quality alone time with someone you love.
This holiday, make the effort to spend some quality time with your spouse. It will be worth it.