Looking for a fun adventure you can have—even when "stay at home" orders are in effect? Here's an adventure tailor-made for you and your loved one.
Acts of Service
Acts of Service got you stumped? Designate a "Honey-Do" Bank in your home. Instruct your spouse to drop in Acts of Service suggestions as they come to mind and then periodically pull one out and do what it says. Repeat often to keep your spouse's love tank full and chores accomplished.
Find a local or online trophy shop and create a customized trophy for a friend or relative. Be creative and fun, but most of all make it personal. For example, if your mother prides herself on her Southern Fried Chicken recipe, this would be the perfect trophy.
Does someone you love like a particular sports team? Pick up a hat or a jersey you think they would look great in, and maybe get yourself one too so you can support the team together!
Bath bombs can be a sensory explosion for the person who loves relaxing in a bath. Add moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling soft and you've got yourself the perfect gift.
Technology has given us wonderful opportunities to give the gift of learning. If you know someone who is interested in a topic, trade, or craft, consider gifting them an online course. There are many online schools out there, such as Masterclass, CreativeLive, and Udemy, that host classes on a wide range of topics. Do a little exploring, and see what courses could be fun to gift.
Words of Affirmation
Write a list of genuine, specific compliments or affirmations on individual scraps of paper and put them in a jar, so they can be opened and read whenever your loved one needs a pick-me-up. (Also, the only cost is some time and a container!)
Now and Laters
Get a little physical with your spouse playing this sweet game. Pick up a few packs of individually wrapped Now and Laters®. Stash them around the house for your spouse to find. Instruct them that every time they find one to let you know. When they do, they get a 60-second hug or kiss now AND 60 seconds toward a massage or other agreed upon activity later when they “cash in” their candy.
Date at Home
Acts of Service
Arrange to have a friend or family member watch the kids overnight and then plan all the details for an exquisite evening of dinner, along with some enjoyable and relaxing activities—click for ideas.
Often airlines will offer exceptional specials to certain locations this time of year. Why not jump on your favorite airline's website and check their general specials (for example, this page at Southwest)? Choose your departure city, find the most financially reasonable destination, and book a trip! Plan it further by looking into hotel deals and searching for the most interesting restaurants and sights to see!