Whether you've been dating just a few weeks or married for over 50 years, most couples deserve a day of romance. Plan a romantic outing your partner will appreciate and add small items to immortalize the day's adventure. For couples operating on a tight budget, enjoy a romantic setting by walking to a nearby park or beach.
Depending on your region, plan a picnic for the beach, park, a high-rise rooftop or even your own backyard. Provide a picnic basket filled with a collection of supplies and gourmet foods, such as cheese, crackers, hummus, fruit and sandwiches. Include a dessert, like a box of truffles or red velvet cupcakes, as well as a thermos filled with iced tea or hot chocolate, depending on the season. For an added touch of comfort and elegance, include a specially designed water- or sandproof blanket, linen napkins and napkin rings. In order to create a romantic setting, include candles and portable MP3 player speakers inside the picnic basket.
Plan a romantic daytime outing, such as a trip to a museum, rose garden, arboretum or poetry reading. Place the tickets and items related to the setting inside a keepsake box. For instance, for a visit to a garden or arboretum, include a single rose or flower, as well as a hand-printed invitation or letter detailing the day's events. For a poetry reading or museum outing, include a book of poetry or a postcard of a famed painting, respectively. Tuck the invite inside an antique glass bottle for added romance. Provide your beloved with a disposable camera and photo album so she may commemorate the day.
Enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation by assembling a spa-themed gift basket. Include a gift card for a couples massage at a nearby day spa. Some facilities also feature cafes which serve up a collection of organic teas and sandwiches for lunch. Fill the basket with a host of spa goods as well, such as facial scrubs, masks, lotions, massage oils, soaps, loofah mitts and bath sponges. Include a set of cozy flannel pajamas, as well as a matching robe and slippers. For a cold or rainy day, load the basket with a copy of his favorite movie on DVD and a warm blanket.