Spending quality time with your significant other is important, but all of your outings can begin to add up. So how do you continue making your relationship special without breaking the bank? Here are our favorite date night ideas when you are on a budget!

Skip the Main Course

Instead of going out to eat and getting an appetizer, main course and dessert – just get dessert! Stop at an ice cream shop to get some ice cream for a few dollars and spend some bonding time together while eating your sweet treat.

Go for a Drive

Just get out and go for a drive. You can talk and play music while looking at the fancy homes in the neighborhood or stop at your local river or park. It’s the time together outside of the house that matters and not so much the activity.

Have a Family Babysit

Having to pay a babysitter when you have children can add up. Try taking turns with a family when it comes to babysitting. You watch their kids one night so they can go out, and then another night, they would watch your children. This will help save money on babysitter costs!

Get Breakfast

Breakfast is usually a cheaper option than dinner. Go to your local diner and enjoy the hour together talking and eating French toast and bacon.

Run Errands Together

Instead of being the only one to go get groceries, have your significant other come along. You can spend time chatting in the car and aisles. It’s a great way to get out of the house and do something different, even if it is just grabbing groceries and going to the bank.

Go for a Hike

When the weather is nice, the outside is your best option for dates! You can go on a hike, have a picnic at your local park, just enjoy a walk around the neighborhood, ride bikes or kayak. There are plenty of fun things to do for free outdoors.

Play Board Games

Setting up some board games and having a game night is another great date option. You can relive memories of playing these games in the past and get competitive with your partner. Loser does dishes?

We hope you pick one or two of these lower cost date options to enjoy with your loved one! Spending time together and doing different things will allow you to continue growing your relationship without overspending.