You want to spend quality time with your partner, family or best friends, but it can be tricky to find exciting things to do on a budget. Keep in mind that time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give someone! Here are some ways to show these people in your life that you care:
Is that weekly date night starting to put a dent in your wallet? Try seeking out 1. local art exhibits (some with complimentary refreshments!) that may be of interest. Also, 2. a picnic in the park or 3. free outdoor concerts are hassle-free activities that don’t require reservations. Feel like getting out of town? 4. Going for a drive is a great way to explore the area and share your favorite car tunes. If you’re looking for more of a nighttime activity, 5. stargazing is quite romantic.
Family and friends
It’s great to celebrate accomplishments with a fancy dinner on the town, but the dollars add up. Some alternative options are 6. staying in and cooking a meal together or 7. taking a walk after dinner to enjoy the sunset. 8. Volunteering with friends or family is another way to give back to the community while giving your time to someone you love. For a surprise, try cooking their favorite meal or 9. make them a playlist of music you both love.
It’s important to show appreciation at the workplace. Though these people may not be your closest of friends, it’s still simple to show them you care. 10. Bake treats for the office one day or 11. write notes acknowledging someone’s admirable behavior at work. Think of something that a coworker did for you and 12. mention it at the next meeting. Even the little things such as being on time and saying “please” and “thank you” show your gratitude.