10 Frugal Holiday Dates for You and Your Spouse
As the weather gets cooler and the holidays are right around the corner, there is a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to romantic dates for you and your spouse. Are you looking for some frugal holiday dates that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 frugal holiday dates that have helped keep us on our toes the past 20 years of marriage!
Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate
Whether you are an expert skater or not, this date will be a lot of fun! Skating (or slipping and sliding around the ice together) will give you an experience that you just can’t get during the warmer months. Top your fun afternoon off with a hot chocolate of hot chocolate as you talk about the great time that you had together.
Is there anything greater than sitting by the light of the fire (in the fireplace) and enjoying the company of the one you love? Add the lights from your Christmas tree to the setting and it’s perfect for a candlelit dinner for two.
When looking for a place to enjoy holiday music, you don’t need to head to a professional venue to get what you’re looking for. Look into local high school and college events for a budget-friendly concert that will get you and your spouse into the holiday spirit.
Holiday Lights Tour
It seems that each year more and more people go all out with their holiday lights. What a perfect opportunity for you to make a date of it! We like to bundle up, hop in the car and explore areas that we rarely visit. Add some Christmas music and warm drinks to the mix and you’re all set for a great time!
Baking Christmas cookies and other delicious treats is almost as common as sending cards to family and friends…who says that you can’t turn the baking into a date? There will be romance (and flour!) in the air as you and your spouse chat and joke as you bake. This is one of our favorite ways to loosen up and wind down during this busy season.
Build a House
Similar to baking, building a gingerbread house is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Turn on the Christmas music, pour a couple cups of eggnog and get started on building your house together.
The mood created by the anticipation for a holiday parade is unlike any other…the cool weather, the excitement and, with your spouse, and the romance make it perfect for a date. Head to your local parade and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.
Join the Hustle and Bustle
There is plenty of hustle and bustle to be found this time of year. Looking to get in on the action? Then head to a local mall and window shop, hand-in-hand, as you spend quality time together. Duck into one of the restaurants for a quick snack or head to a local restaurant for a romantic dinner for two.
The joy of giving to others is best felt during the holidays. Starting your date by volunteering to serve a meal at a shelter or volunteering in a different setting will remind you about the blessings that you’ve been given. The joy that you feel will lead to great conversation as you go for coffee or dinner after your experience.
Looking for a quieter date with your spouse? Then find a forest preserve or arboretum and take to the trails. Whether it’s hiking or cross-country skiing, exploring a winter wonderland with your spouse will make for a great time together. Don’t worry…the sparks between you will keep you warm.
Do you have other ideas about frugal holiday dates to share with your spouse? Please share your ideas!
Enter to Win the Christmas Blessings Giveaway!
Another year, another Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. And some of the best things about this time of year is that it’s a time of gratitude, togetherness, and celebration.
I have teamed up with some pretty generous bloggers for the 9th annual Christmas Blessings Giveaway to bless FIVE families this year. In the past, we have had two winners for this giveaway, but this year we wanted to give to even more families – we are giving away $200 gift cards to 5 families! Each winner will get a $200 gift card to wherever they choose – a restaurant, clothing store, grocery store, online retailer – any place that offers gift cards!
There are lots of entry options in the Rafflecopter form below – the more you enter, the better your chance of winning! I know it can seem tedious and time-consuming to go through all the entries, but isn’t a chance at $200 worth it? I think it is! Plus, all of these amazing bloggers donated their own money towards the prizes, so this giveaway wouldn’t be possible without them. I hope you’ll take the time to check out each one. Who knows, maybe you will find some new blogs to follow.
The giveaway will run from Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 23rd (ends at 11:59pm EST). The winner will be notified by email shortly after the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers. Please be sure to read the Rafflecopter terms and conditions upon entering.