Whether you’re newly smitten or in it for the long haul, finding new date ideas can be a challenge, especially when trying to stick to a budget. Here are a couple fun and frugal date ideas to help keep things fresh without breaking the bank!
Connect with nature: Whether you’re located in a city or a small town, Mother Earth can provide some pretty great entertainment. Take a walk in a local park, find a nearby trail to hike, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, try renting a tandem kayak or a couple surfboards for some waterborne fun.
Get crafty: If you live together, tackle a DIY project for the house or flat. If not, try making a fun gift for each other with affordable craft supplies (lolly sticks, anyone?). Even if the project you make is more of a #pinterestfail, you’re sure to make some great memories along the way.
Just relax: Schedule in some much-needed R&R with an at-home spa session. Turn off your phones, light some candles, draw a bubble bath, sip some bubbly, and treat each other to a relaxing massage. Enjoy the intimate moments spent pampering each other.
Play tourist: Discover your city together! No matter how small your town is, every city boasts its own local attractions and hidden gems that make for a fun day of exploring. Alternately, if your hometowns aren’t too far away, take a trip down memory lane by taking turns touring your old stomping grounds.
Share your passions: Whether it’s drawing, writing, playing a sport, or practising an instrument, teaching your honey about your favourite hobby is a great way to grow closer. Plus, you’re bound to learn something new in the process – and not just about each other!
In the end, it shouldn’t matter what you and your sweetheart end up doing as long as you’re enjoying one another’s company. What’s the best cheap date you’ve ever been on?