25 Fun Date Ideas That Don’t Break the Bank

Dating your spouse is important, but at times it is hard to find inexpensive date ideas. Here we bring you 25 Date Ideas that don’t break the bank!

Dating our spouse is important, but can be so expensive!  You can spend quality time with our spouse without breaking the bank.  Netflix or any other streaming services are great, but there so many other FUN things out there that you and your spouse can do and enjoy without it being overly expensive!  

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Here are 25 Dates that Won’t Cost Much!

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Have a Fancy Dinner In: 

Dress up in your fanciest clothes, set the table with your best dinnerware, light some candles, and cook your favorite meal to enjoy together.

Bake Together: 

Taste testing is the best part!

Go for a Long Late Night Walk: 

Hold hands and talk!

Play Board Games: 

You could make a friendly wager of loser has to give the winner a massage.


Pick a local shelter or cause together.


You can workout at home or hit up a local class you’ve been wanting to try.

Have a Video Game Night: 

Racing games, trivia games, party games, and dancing games can be so fun!

Have a Picnic: 

It can be indoor or outdoor, either way, lay out a blanket and pack a basket!


Explore the neighborhood in a new way, or explore a local park.

Watch Funny Videos on YouTube: 

There are plenty of funny compilations online.

Go to an Art Gallery: 

Look up your local art gallery; they sometimes offer free nights to display up and coming artists.


There are different websites you can look up that list different places where geocaches are located. Make sure you bring something to leave too!

Go to Open Houses:

While there, you can discuss your dream home with each other.

Have a Lip Sync Battle: 

You can even dress up to try to reenact the music video!

Fire and Smores: 

Have a fire in your backyard, snuggle, and make smores together.

Go See a Local Band: 

Many restaurants have live music on weekends and do not require you to eat dinner there to enjoy the music.

Nerf War:

 Borrow the kid’s nerf guns and have a battle!

Go Fishing: 

You can enjoy the peace of the outdoors, and see who has the biggest catch!


Drive away from the city, pull over, lay on the hood, and take it all in.


Look up local trails and go have fun!

Factory Tours: 

Many local factories give free tours, all you have to do is ask!

Thrift Store or Department Store: 

Have a contest to see who can put together the best and/or ugliest outfit. Don’t forget to try them on for each other too!

Water Balloon/Gun Fight: 

Fill them up, and fire away!

Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt: 

Many places allow you to build your own so you can pick as few or as many toppings as you’d like!


Sit in your car, or bring a blanket for the grass, and watch the sunset together. You can reflect on your time together while you watch the sun slip away.

There you have it!  25 simple, free, or cheap dates for you and your spouse.  What else would you add to the list?

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  • kelleyelly

    This is good. It’s really hard to have date nights after kids, so it’s good to see ones that are less expensive. My husband and I like to watch B rated movies and make fun of them. Great blog!

    January 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Thanks! It is hard to hate date night after kids! Did you check out our post with some of those ideas as well? We love date nights and love coming up with inexpensive date ideas! I love that you and your husband watch movies together!!! Stop by again soon!!

      January 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm Reply
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      That sounds like a great date idea! Watching movies isn’t my favorite thing to do, but watching one with the intent to joke and laugh with one another sounds like so much fun!!! I’m going to do this for our date night this week. Great idea!

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