Having some budget-friendly romantic gestures is always a great idea. Sometimes it's hard to make time for huge romantic gestures. Wouldn't it be nice to have a few easy and cheap alternatives in your bag? Not only will it show your partner how much you care, but if you're like millions of women, your life is busy and you don't have the time to plan a huge romantic night. Here are five easy budget-friendly romantic gestures to keep the romance alive even if you aren't rolling in money or have a hectic schedule!
1. Gift Game
Buy your man a small gift that will be meaningful or fun for him. Remember it's the gesture that counts here. Next, hide the gift, either wrapped or unwrapped somewhere around the house. Write out clues on an index card, such as "this is the place where our daughter took her first steps." When he goes to that spot, there will be another clue that will lead him to yet another clue and eventually the gift. Not only will he appreciate the gesture, but he will have fun taking a trip down memory lane. This is one of my top favorite budget-friendly romantic gestures.
2. Favorite Meal & Movie
Go all out and make his favorite meal including appetizers, main course, side dishes and even dessert. Rent or buy a movie that he's always wanted to see and have a special date night at the house where he doesn't have to plan anything or lift a finger.
Recognize how hard he works by doing his chores for him one afternoon so that when he comes home he can relax and maybe the two of you can enjoy a nice evening together. The appreciation you convey will speak volumes to him.
4. Date Night out
Plan a date night out on the town. Call a babysitter and make it just about the two of you. Wear his favorite outfit, go to his favorite restaurant and then follow it up with something fun like the movies or bowling.
Let's face it, men thrive off praise and need to be told how good of a job they do. If he's finished a project or did something that you asked, make sure that he knows how much you appreciate it and how good of a job he did.
It's fun to go all out to show each other how much you care, but often times it's the little things that keep the romance going. Here's to keeping the romance alive!