Whether you are in a new or an old relationship, or you just need a little bit of a boost in the love department, these simple romantic ideas will benefit you.
1. An Historical Tour
If this is possible logistically, i.e. if you still live in the same town that you used to when you were first dating each other, then this is a great way to rekindle any lost romance between you by finding where it came from in the first place.
Go on a tour of the places that meant a lot to you both in those early days of dating.
For Brian and I, we would visit the beach where we walked with a borrowed dog in the sunset, the top of the hill we we first kissed, our first official out at dinner and the theatre, that first place we ‘you know’, that stretch of beach where he proposed.
Oh my goodness I am feeling all fuzzy and in love just thinking about it! Try it!
2. A Handmade Gift
Something that you have made yourself is oh so much more meaningful to give to your loved one.
It really shows that some thought and love has gone into it.
Making a sign out of an old game of scrabble spelling both of your names, your kids, family, love – whatever will fit in a crossword style and then framing it in an inexpensive photo frame is a lovely gesture.
How about trying your hand at making some heart shaped chocolates, some beaded jewellery, a knitted scarf.
3. Breakfast in Bed
This is always a nice, simple idea.
Everyone loves waking up to the smell of a delicious home-cooked breakfast served in bed. Invest in some heart shaped cookie cutters to shape toast or pancakes and heart embossed cutlery and napkins to make it extra special. And a single red rose in a vase will top it off perfectly!
4. Romantic Bath
Set up the bathtub with hot water, bath salts, rose petals, candles and wine. Lead a path of rose petals from the front door to the bathroom.
You might even get invited to partake!
5. Spell it out
Whether it’s post-its, or dinner arranged just so, or chocolate or lipstick on a mirror. Your partner turning around and seeing a subtle I love you message is so romantic.
Hide post-its all over the house. In her make up drawer, in his work shoes, on the inside windscreen of his or her car.
Little love notes are so sweet and romantic!
6. A Mystery Trip
If you really want to splash out, a spontaneous mystery weekend break would be such an amazing thing to do to for your partner.
Send a mysterious text with instructions where to meet and when. Pack a bag, and whisk her off to the airport! Blindfolds are also a fun addition to this game, although you must know your partner well enough to know that they will not freak out.
So there you have 6 potential ways to make your relationship a little bit sweeter with a range of spending options from $0 – $1000.
Comment below to let me know how your surprise goes!