Who needs fancy restaurants or weekend getaways when a date night at home can be so much fun?
A happy relationship requires three things: love, trust, and effort. Most relationships turn stagnant because the people involved get complacent over time, which makes your love life a tad dreary. For a relationship to stay healthy, making an effort and surprising your significant other every now and then is imperative. If you don’t have the time or the resources to pull off a grand gesture, here are five innovative ways to surprise your partner at home itself!
If your boyfriend or girlfriend enjoys a bit of mystery, be creative and leave a paper trail with the cutest messages or riddles that double up as clues. To make things more fun, hide personalised gifts around the house for them to find as a reward. There’s scope for this to be incredibly cute, so make the most of it!
Whip Up A Meal
As the adage goes, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. And if you know gluttony is your partner’s preferred sin, this is right up your alley. Light some scented candles, dim the lights, pour some wine, and feed them their favourite meal cooked by you — it’s guaranteed to make them happy.
Movie Night Is Never A Bad Idea
Some of the best days as a couple are spent snuggling while you binge watch movies. Order a pizza, slip into the most comfortable pair of pyjamas you own, and rent or download a bunch of your partner’s favourite movies. Laze around and canoodle on the couch all day if you want — and if you don’t own one, Rentomojo’s here to save the day!
Stock Up On Their Favourite Things
If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you probably know them best, making this the easiest thing to do on the list. Fill a basket with things they love: chocolates, flowers, perfume, strawberries, a bottle of their favourite wine, cans of chips, a shirt or a dress, nutella, and bits of other whatnots. Once they get home, hand them the basket and sing, “These are a few of your favourite things” for added effect.
Have A Picnic Under The Stars — At Home!
If you’re blessed with a decent sized balcony, simply lay out the picnic spread outside, light a few candles, and you’re good to go. However, if you don’t have one, recreating the setting indoors will require a bit more effort.
Start by building a pillow fort. Then, sneak a small lamp in and lay out the picnic spread inside. If you wanna go a tad over-the-top, there are star-shaped fairy lights that you could try and ‘hover’ over the fort. If your budget is low, there are always glow-in-the-dark stickers for the ceiling. Sure, it won’t even be close to the real thing, but you’ll get A+ for effort, at least?
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