Romance is the most important factor that adds spice to a relationship. However, for most people, the idea of romance is taking their partner for a romantic holiday to an exotic place, taking him/her to a date at the most expensive restaurant, or may be buying expensive gifts for him/her. Though there is nothing wrong with these ideas, not everyone can afford such luxury. Nevertheless, romance does not lie in the money that you spend for your loved one, but it actually exists in the little things that you do for him/her. It may be just a simple thing like, making a cup of coffee or tea for your wife, when she comes home after a tiring day at work, or just watching a football match that you utterly despise with your boyfriend. In short, what I mean to say is that, one does not need loads of money to do something special for their partner. Rather, there are various inexpensive ideas that brightens up the day for your partner and makes it truly memorable for him/her. So, if you like the idea of doing something exciting for your partner without spending all your money, here are some ideas that can come to your rescue.
Breakfast in Bed
If you are married or living together, this is a really good idea that you can try at home. Though you can try this idea any day during the week, the weekend will be the best time as you and your partner will not be in a hurry to rush for work. Wake up before your partner, and dish out his/her favorite breakfast. If you are planning an elaborate breakfast, it will be a good idea to prepare few things on the previous day itself. For a romantic breakfast menu, you can include things like eggs, toast, coffee or juice, muffins, fruits, etc. Arrange all these foods on a big tray and to your partner in bed. Do not forget to place a bunch of flowers and the morning newspaper with the breakfast. Your partner will surely love the pleasant surprise that you planned for him/her.
Picnic at Home
Who said you have to go to a park or to a lakeside to have a picnic? Rather, you can actually have a picnic in your living room or on your terrace. For decoration, you can place some plants and flowers, lay a mattress, or comforter with a few comfortable cushions. To set the mood, use lights of various colors. Pack a picnic basket with some finger food, sandwiches, fruits, and a bottle of wine. If you are having a picnic on your terrace, set the place for a romantic night using candles, a cozy blanket, music, and the likes.
Make a Scrapbook
A memorabilia with your pictures, some love letters, of passages from romantic poems, will be ideal to give to your partner. Buy a colorful scrapbook from your local dollar store and paste the pictures in them. You can also add some love souvenirs that you have collected during the course of your relationship, like movie tickets that you saw together, a rose that he/she gave you, etc. You can also write your feelings about your other half in the scrapbook to make it the most special gift that he/she has ever received. The idea is to serenade your partner, so that your love for him/her will never be questioned.
Apart from these, some other romantic things that you can do for your loved one are writing a poem or a love letter, sending roses to his/her workplace without any reason, going for a long drive at night, preparing a bubble bath, or a body massage at home, etc. One must remember that the most romantic moment is the one which is done unexpectedly i.e. one need not wait for Valentine's Day, or even an anniversary for making a sweet gesture towards one's partner. So, try one of these romantic ideas, and I assure you that your loved one cherishes it for the rest of his/her life.