Here are 10 great creative romantic ideas to try at home with your loved one.
It could be that you guys are getting stuck in a rut and not communicating, or maybe you just love a little spark in your lives to balance out your day to day domesticity.
Whatever the reason, here some great ideas that will help keep that fire of romance alive and burning hot.
Some cost money, some don’t cost a dime so there is something for everyone here with a range from the expensive to the free!
1. Perform a Kidnapping
Now before you freak out at this one, what I am proposing is a simple gesture of picking your partner up from work, but then blindfolding them and driving around until they are disoriented. Little does your partner know it but you have 2 overnight bags in the trunk and you are on your way to the airport for a romantic weekend away!
What a great surprise this would be!
Have a look at these recent posts for ideas of some incredibly romantic getaways in Europe or the Americas:
All you need is a blindfold, some carry-on luggage, possibly a passport, and a sense of adventure!
Don’t try this one if your partner is not a lover of surprises, and let’s face it, not all of us are! You do need to titrate your romantic plans with regard to what your partner likes and dislikes.
2. Personalised Trophy or Medal
Have a trophy or a medal made and engraved with ‘World’s Best Lover’ or ‘BFF’ or something gushy and romantic and just for him/her. There are heaps of trophy shops around, and some places to even get it done online.
3. Embroidered Gift
I personally love receiving gifts that have been monogrammed with my name or initials on it.
Towels and sheets are great, but recently my husband surprised me with his and her matching pyjamas embroidered with our names! Such a thoughtful and elegant gift and it really makes you believe just how much your partner loves you!
Silk pyjamas, matching personalised number plates, pillow cases or bicycles are all real life embellished possibilities – be creative!
4. Historical Date
Any date night is a good date night, but how about surprising your partner with a date that involves a visit to a place that is special to your relationship?
If my partner took me to that beach where we first saw in each other the possibility of something more than friends, OMG I would just about melt!
That particular place played such a pivotal part in our relationship and the rock solid marriage that we have now, that a visit to it would make me feel that special romantic bond even more.
Or try a historical relationship tour for something amazing and stunningly romantic! Click below for details on how to do it:
5. Concert Tickets
Another great surprise date is to buy 2 tickets to his or her favourite band and then stash them in a place they will inevitably find them, like inside their make up bag, under their pillow, or as a bookmark in whatever they are reading at the moment.
6. Special Dinner
Cook a delicious dinner for your partner of their favourite foods, but use cookie cutters to make every thing heart shaped.
Serve dinner over a bowl of dry ice to make it even more mysteriously romantic! Candlelight always works a treat too!
7. Get Tattoos
His ‘n’ hers tattoos are very meaningful tributes to your loved one.
There are some great examples out there so pick a design that you both like and organise a time to get tattooed together!
It would be the ultimate display of commitment and dedication to your partner.
You don’t just have to get a heart tattoo with her name in it, there are a million and one creative and tasteful versions of partner tatts out there. And you can get it where it doesn’t show if you are worried about that sort of thing.
Get tattooed on a fleshy and not bony part if you want a less painful romantic experience!
8. Say I Love You
But say it with flair! Hire a sky-writer to say it in the clouds or write it out on the beach with coconuts before going for a scenic flight over the area.
Got a smaller budget? Write it with lipstick on the bathroom mirror or with a post it on the steering wheel of his or her car.
The scale or the cost of the gesture does not make it any more or less meaningful. It really is the thought that counts!
9. A Love Letter
When was the last time you wrote your sweetheart a love letter? Probably not since High School I am thinking…….
Now with a deeper love and greater experience, you will surely be much better at it!
Try writing it verse for verse on a number of postcards and then mailing your partner one per day for a long lasting love fest that will really keep them guessing.
10. Treasure Hunt
Plan a special event together such as a dinner out or a romantic movie in but make your partner find their way to you with a series of clues and hints.
This is meant to be a fun thing to do so don’t make the clues too hard!
Remember, it’s the thought that counts!
Spending a little bit of time and effort to surprise your partner is totally worth doing in order to see how much you make her melt with happiness and feel so appreciated and loved. It truly is the thought that counts and these wonderful creative gestures will be great fun to try on your partner.
You will need to calibrate your choice in romantic ideas specifically to your partner though.
If your loved one hates surprises, chances are she won’t enjoy being kidnapped too much. Or if he is not into tattoos, probably don’t book yourselves in to a surprise appointment at the local tattooist but go for a more simple romantic idea instead.
The ideas listed above are not a way to get something in return from your partner and as such, cannot be used as a bargaining tool.
They have to be selfless acts performed out of love for no other reason than to show your partner how much you really do care.
Show your partner that you appreciate them every day, not just Valentine’s Day or your Anniversary either!
Let me know how you go and comment your success stories below!