It can be tricky deciding on a way to treat your lady. In an ideal world, we’d all have tons of money and not think twice about whisking them away on a romantic adventure.
But, reality is a little different. With responsibilities like car payments, rent, perhaps a mortgage, debts, and rainy days to save for, not much money is left over for anything over-the-top romantic.
Fear not: here are five ways to treat your lady without breaking the bank…
1. Cook them a meal
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but women are equally impressed with a thoughtful meal. The tough part is making it delicious. Whether it’s a juicy burger, a steaming bowl of pasta or a humble jacket potato, you’re sure to make your partner feel special by cooking for them. Make it a surprise by doing the food shopping in secret beforehand, then keep her from the kitchen. Dress the table, create a playlist of songs that are special between the two of you and then tuck into a tasty meal together.
2. Encourage them to take a little ‘me’ time
Between work commitments, family, friends and other activities, it can be hard to carve out time to recharge. So, encourage your better half to leave their phone out of sight and run them a bubbly bath to relax in. Take on their chores for one evening, leaving them to lounge around to do all the things that make them feel rested and recuperated such as watching The Bachelor or reading a book.
3. Host a picnic for two
If you and your lady are outdoorsy, take a day to head out into the countryside and pack the perfect picnic. You can buy an arranged picnic basket or put together your own spread to devour after laying out a tartan blanket in a tranquil spot. Make an afternoon of it, enjoying the fresh air and quality time together outside of the house.
4. Settle in for a movie night
Do you and your partner find it hard to agree on a film to watch? Well, relinquish control of Netflix and agree to watch whatever your partner chooses. Make the living room cosy with fairy lights and candles, pop a big bowl of popcorn and get a cozy blanket to snuggle up …it’s the perfect way to treat your lady and will help you both to unwind after a busy week.
5. Buy them a magazine subscription
Finally, consider buying something useful and affordable like a magazine subscription. Not only is it the kind of gift they can enjoy when they’re able to steal a quiet moment in the week, but it’s also the kind of present that encourages a bit of quiet time to indulge their own interests. If you’d like to buy her a magazine subscription, take a look at what’s available online and order them something you know they’ll enjoy.