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Archiwa tagu: Inexpensive

  • First Date Ideas: Hug Book

    On our very first date, my boyfriend and I walked into Chapters, a book store in the mall. We went into the kiddy section, and he picked out a book that was on display, it was called the „Hug” book. He read it to me out loud with all the cute little voices and actions […]

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    How To Surprise Your Boyfriend: Head Cheerleader

    Every Monday night my boyfriend goes to the gym to play basketball. One night I decided to surprise him by going to watch. I was extremely impressed by his game and he says I brought him luck. So now I go with him as his cheerleader. submitted by Lara

  • DIY Gift Idea: Hidden Message Jar

    Recently, I’ve read through the gift ideas on this site and thought of one of my own. I went to the glass store and bought a glass jar, along with a bag of beads (blue, which happened to be my sweetheart’s favorite color), and a bag of letters, which you can buy at any craft […]

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    Inexpensive DIY Gift Idea: Heart Rocks

    There are a lot of heart shaped rocks just lying around if you look for them. I found a few, picked them up and painted them. Then I wrote „I Love You” and various other little messages on them. My love loved them, and still has all of the ones I’ve given him. submitted by […]

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    Make Your Relationship Work Again: Happily Ever After

    My boyfriend and I were together for about a year and we were living together for the latter 4 months of our relationship. With all the stress from our jobs and other factors we started to argue more and more. Eventually we decided to take a break. After about a month of being just friends, […]

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    Inexpensive Outdoor Date Idea: Truck Bed Picnic

    My boyfriend was having a bad week. So, I borrowed his truck and cleaned it out for him. Then I went out and bought a bunch of tea candles and construction paper. Then I went home and made little candle holders and wrote sweet things on them like, „I love you,” „I love you because […]

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    Valentines Handmade Creative Card

    For Valentine’s Day one year, I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend but I didn’t have much money… So, I made him a card using an old CD case, construction paper, puff paint from the nearest craft store, and some small springs from old pens. I decorated the front and back covers with […]

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    Romantic Evening Ideas: Goodbye Modern World!

    Turn the T.V. off, no lights (electricity doesn’t work tonight!), no computer, no phone… Have a quiet evening together by candlelight and enjoy talking, playing games, and cuddling! submitted by Anonymous

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    Cute Gift For Summer Vacation Separation

    Every year my family goes to Myrtle Beach for a summer vacation. I wasn’t too happy about leaving my boyfriend for the week… The morning before we left, he came over to say goodbye and promise to keep in touch. He surprised me with a paper bag full of all my favorite snack foods, drinks, […]

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    Cheap Gift Idea: Going Overboard

    Here’s a good idea for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries etc.: Choose something your mate can’t get enough of, and go way overboard! My husband is a microwave popcorn-o-holic … for Christmas, I bought him cases and cases of microwave popcorn, stacked on top of each other, and wrapped up as one gift! He loved it! submitted […]

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    Boyfriend Birthday Ideas: 10 Gifts Of Love

    When I was dating my boyfriend. For his birthday, which was on the 10th, I gave him a small gift each day until the day of his birthday,and then I gave him, his big gift. He loved it he said no one had ever done anything special for him like that before. submitted by Kim

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    Relationship Ideas: Fun Inexpensive Rings

    One night I got the crazy idea in my head that we needed rings. But we’re in college and completely broke, so we drove to every grocery store in town looking for one of those gumball machines that has rings in them. After about 6 stores, we finally found one. Now he has a ring […]

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    Christmas Gift Idea: For A New Love

    My guy and I had been dating only 3 months when Christmas came around so I didn’t want to spend an outrageous amount of money on him. Although I did want him to know how much he means to me. I work at a bank so I found an old money bag and cut a […]

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    Inxpensive Everyday Romance: Fun on a Budget

    My boyfriend and I are both students and often strapped for cash. So, Saturdays are the BEST cheap date days. Head to your favorite toy store and play with the scooters and stuffed animals… visit a bookstore together, each picking out a book you’d like the other to read. (The erotica section can be very […]

  • Anniversary Gift Ideas: From Head to Toes

    For our 6-month anniversary, my boyfriend invited me over to his house for my gift. When I got there he had a bag sitting out on the table that said „I love you from your head to your toes.” Inside were 6 little packages: a toothbrush, lip gloss, eye shadow, skin lotion, hair things, and […]

  • If You Were Here

    Inexpensive LDR Ideas: If You Were Here

    My girlfriend and I were in a long-distance relationship, and I wanted to send her a little reminder from me. I made a little card on the computer that had „_____ would be more fun with you here” printed on the front. Inside, I made a list of all the things I do that would […]

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    LDR Ideas: I Love You Stones

    My boyfriend and I have just recently entered into a long distance relationship. I wanted to let him know how much I love him, and that I am thinking of him always. So, I went to Wal-mart and bought a small „treasure chest” shaped box made of cardboard. I painted it a shimmery blue. In […]

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    Long Distance Relationship Ideas: His And Her Picture books

    My boyfriend and I live far apart. We recently spent a whole week together in the Black Hills and took lots of pictures. Before he came I bought two blank books with metal covers and had them engraved with our nicknames for each other on the fronts. At the end of the week we put […]

  • Long Distance Relationship Gift: Here With Me

    My boyfriend and I live far apart from each other, and we only get to see each other two or three times a year. When we do get together, one of the things that I love the most is listening to him play the piano. It’s also one of the things that I miss most […]

  • Gift Ideas: Corresponding Gifts

    Find gifts corresponding to the letters in your lover’s first name. Avoid cliche presents like roses or chocolates, if possible. For example, TOM could be tomatoes(for his cheeks), oranges (his sunny personality) and marmalade (his sweetness) submitted by Anonymous

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    Date Ideas: Photo Safari

    We live in a small town, so after my boyfriend and I had been dating for a while, we pretty much ran out of new things to do. So, we decided to take my digital camera and go on a „photo safari.” We drove/walked around town, taking pictures of places where we shared fond memories, […]

  • Long Distance Relationship Valentines Day: Golfer’s Valentine’s Gift

    My boyfriend and I have a long distance relationship (4 hours away) and I have to work on Valentine’s Day. But what I have planned for him is a heart shaped candy box without the candy. I have plastic golf balls in the place of the candy with love notes painted on them, (he loves […]

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    Date Ideas: Personalized Aquarium Date

    I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend. It was our first special occasion together and our six month anniversary had just passed. I had smaller gifts to give him, but I wanted something extra special. I searched websites for places we could go on a date. I finally decided on taking him to […]

  • DIY Gift Ideas: Chinese, Anyone?

    Just for no reason at all, I surprised my boyfriend with a few things. First, I made a tape of love songs. Then, I typed up and printed the titles of the songs. After that, I cut them up to look like the fortune papers inside of the fortune cookies and put them in a […]

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    Romantic Ideas For Couples: Daily Art Journal

    My girlfriend and I have been together for a while now. She has been quite busy lately, so she hasn’t been able to spend as much time with me. Since her and I are both really into art, I went out and bought a sketch book. I drew a little introduction on the first page […]

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    Gifts For Men: Cheer Up Theme Gift Bags

    My boyfriend of 2 years was having a rough week at his new job. He was really tired and his check wasn’t as big as it was supposed to be so I wanted to get him something to cheer him up. I got 4 little gift bags in his favorite color (yellow) and 4 thank-you […]

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    Sensual Date Idea: Office Interlude

    I was supposed to meet my love at a small office after work. I knew no one else would be there, so I thought of an exciting way to spice things up on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday. I sent him a sexy email about a „hypothetical” scene involving me wearing a skirt and meeting him […]

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    Everyday Romance Inspirations: Clue Hunts

    I take index cards, and write clues on each one and hide them somewhere in the house. My husband finds the first one and reads the clue, and this gives him hints to find the next clue. This can go one for a rew minutes or through out the day. And the final card always […]

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    Date Idea: Movie and Skating

    My boyfriend took me to a movie and then we decided to go rollerblading. It was really cute and romantic because we went to the college campus in our town and since school was out no one was there so it was just the two of us and we had a blast skating!! It was […]

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    Inexpensive Date Ideas: Moonlight Picnic

    Last January I asked my boyfriend to come pick me up at home, and drive us to a scenic spot near our my home. I instructed him to just drive and not ask any questions at all. When we got there, it was almost sunset, so we parked his car in this nice park and […]

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    Long Distance Relationship Summer: Decorative Envelopes

    The first couple of summers my fiancé & I were dating, we happened to be apart. To make the distance shorter, we sent each other cards every week. We would each decorate the outside of the envelopes with meaningful or funny symbols of our relationship. To find different ideas took a lot of thought, but […]

  • Inexpensive Gift: Bucket of Love

    I always struggle for gift ideas for my honey. He is so important to me, and I always want to do something special for him. This year we decided to exchange gifts for our anniversary with a $30.00 spending limit each. I went to Home Depot and bought a metal bucket. I filled it with […]

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    Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Date: Mini Van Picnic

    For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend did the sweetest thing. It was very inexpensive, but super romantic. He took showed up in his Mom’s minivan (weird I know, but just wait) on Valentine’s Day evening. He told me to get in the car and look forward. He then proceeded to give me an appetizer (strawberries and […]

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    Getaway Date Idea: Memory Lane

    My fiancé did the sweetest thing for me the other night. He drove me to where he grew up and took me for a tour of the little town. He showed me the house he lived in, the park he played in, even the laundromat he could remember going to with his mom. He shared […]

  • Long Distance Relationship Gift Ideas: Cross-Stitched With Love

    My online love and I lived in 2 different countries, I sewed a cross-stitch for him with an eagle’s eye, wrapped it nicely with ribbon and sent it to him along with a nice card. He absolutely loved my work, he even framed it by himself and now it’s hanging on his bedroom wall. I […]

  • Sixth Month Anniversary Gift: Bottle of Love

    For our sixth month anniversary, I gave my boyfriend a clear, heart-shaped bottle. It had one heart bead in it for every day we had been together. I gave him a box of extra beads, and told him that we could put one more in at the end of every day. They were millifori, so […]

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    Inexpensive Home Romantic Idea: Black Light Notes

    I did this last night, I’ve yet to show my boyfriend, though I’m sure he’ll love it. You take the darker yellow post it notes and write on them with a highlighter (it won’t show up in regular light). Then you get an old lamp without a shade and a black light bulb (~$3-4.00 at […]

  • Long Distance Relationship Gift: Countdown

    My boyfriend is in the Air Force, so we didn’t get to see each other very often. Once we knew when we were going to see each other, I would make him a countdown. I would cut out hearts on different colored papers and write, “I Love You” or something sweet on it, along with […]

  • Inexpensive Anniversary Gift Ideas: Blanket Of Love

    My boyfriend is one of the hardest people in the world to buy gifts for, so for our one year anniversary I was at a loss for what to possibly get him. So while looking for ideas on this website I came up with this great way to show him how I feel and to […]

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    Date night ideas: Horsedrawn Carriage Ride

    My boyfriend knows that I absolutely love horses. After one of our dates, we were driving home when he took a road that went in the opposite direction. I asked him where we were going, but he told me it was a secret. We pulled up to this farm and he got out and walked […]

  • Long Distance Relationship Gift: Coloring Book Make-Up

    My boyfriend of 6 months lived 2 1/2 hours away. He had done something to upset me, so to make it up to me he colored pictures in a coloring book, ripped them out, and sent them to me with a little „I’m Sorry” message in the mail. He scored major “smooth” points with that, […]

  • Inexpensive Gift Idea: Blanket Full Of Hugs

    First you’re going to need about $20 dollars depending on the store you go to. Buy an inexpensive twin blanket that has a relatively smooth weave in your love’s favorite color. Next you’re going to have to go to the Fabric store. Buy a lot of complementary ribbon that will show up on the blanket […]

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    How to become exclusive in a romantic way

    This is how my boyfriend asked me to be his girlfriend: we had been dating for a while and one night I asked him if we could be exclusive and he told me he wasn’t ready yet. I cried myself to sleep that night and the next morning was all depressed when I went to […]

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    Long distance gifts: Charming Reminders

    I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for the past 15 months. My girlfriend and I try to see each other every two months, but money to fly is becoming as issue. When we do get to be together, we try to create lots of memories. I also started buying little charms to remember important things […]

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    Romantic ideas: Baking for Two

    When it’s cold and rainy outside, get together with your sweetheart and bake some sweet treats together. Bake a cake, muffins, cookies or anything fun and simple. For a romantic surprise, decorate a treat especially for your other half and eat it while watching your favorite movie! submitted by Anonymous

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    Unique date ideas: Volunteer

    Volunteer for your favorite charities together. Spend a Saturday building homes for Habitat for Humanity or cleaning up the city you live in. If you both love a hobby together ask a local Boy or Girl Scout group if you can do a demonstration or activity with all the kids. Doing things for others while […]

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    Long Distance Relationship Advice: Candy Messages

    Since my boyfriend and I don’t go to college close to each other, we have to find interesting ways to spend time together. Last year, he had one of my friends give me a bag of chocolates from him. This particular kind of chocolates had a cute, romantic message on the inside of ever wrapper. […]

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    DIY Gift Inspirations: Baby Bracelets

    My baby and I made for each other elastic bracelets similar to those that hospitals provide for their babies. We made them from lettered beads, heart beads, and plain beads (pink for her, blue for me) strung on elastic and all available at your local WallyWorld (Wal-Mart). We wear them when we are able to meet, […]

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    Date Ideas: Fishbowl Romance

    I’ve used this with almost every boyfriend and it works wonderfully! Any time you have a cute or romantic idea, maybe a fun date you’d like to go on or something, write it on a little slip of paper and put in a fishbowl, (I call mine, “The Bowl of Luv”). Then, if you’re ever […]

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    Six-month anniversary gift: Box Filled with Memories

    My boyfriend and I are 5 hours apart. I am in college and he is working full time. For our six-month anniversary I made him a box filled with our memories. I took a tennis-shoe box and covered it in red paper. Then put our picture on top and glued valentine conversation candy on top. Then […]

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    Everyday Romantic Ideas: Away From Home

    My guy was going to be away for a few days and I wanted to stay close to him. So when he went to work, I packed his bag for him. In his suitcase I put my perfume, some of my undies and a love note. He called me that night when he got in […]

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    Anniversary Ideas: Blanket Party

    My boyfriend and I are currently in an online relationship. He lives thousand miles away so we see each other once every couple of months. October 3rd was our one year anniversary of our first date. That night we had were on a birthday party of friend of ours so we weren’t able to celebrate, […]

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    Anniversary Gift: Anniversary Book

    For our first month anniversary I wanted to prepare unique gift so, I made for my husband an Anniversary Book. I bought hardcover blank journal and decorated it with different anniversary celebrating stickers. Inside- not forgetting to add a mock copyright page I made title page with instructions to the book. Every month we would […]