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Frugal Date Friday doesn’t always have to take a lot of time and definitely not a lot of money. When life gets busy, it can be easy to completely forget about dating your spouse, but that’s usually when its needed most.
Here are 10 quick and easy ways you can be thoughtful towards your spouse in 20 minutes or less.
1. Take a walk outside together.
It may be cold or even snowy, but being outside is good for you. It can help lift your spirits and a walk is a great way to get some exercise. Bundle up if necessary and take a quick walk, just the two of you. Take an opportunity to talk about something besides the kids and just relax.
2. Leave a love note.
Write a quick note thanking your spouse for something specific or write a general I love you. You can tuck it away in his briefcase or somewhere he’ll find it. It will be a simple way to show him you care.
3. Do one of his chores.
If your husband always takes out the trash, make his day and take it out for him. You probably feel like you do enough chores during the day, but think of how excited he’ll be when something he usually does is already done.
4. Buy a special dessert.
Next time you’re out grocery shopping, splurge and buy something your spouse loves. This could be a cookies, pie, or cake from the bakery. Added bonus, these things often goes on sale.
5. Make S’Mores.
You can make them in the microwave, fireplace, or fire-pit outside. If you make them in the inside, be sure to turn off the lights and light some candles to make it seem more authentic.
6. Serve breakfast in bed.
Make your spouse his favorite breakfast and serve it to him in bed. Don’t forget coffee or tea. Put a flower in a small vase for an added touch.
7. Send a sweet text or e-mail.
Your spouse works hard and its nice to let him know you appreciate all he does.
8. Give him a backrub.
Help him to relax by giving him a nice, long backrub.
9. Greet him as soon as he gets home.
Stop whatever you are doing and go welcome him home. You could even fix your hair and put on some make-up. Wear something you know he loves for an added bonus.
10. Listen to him tell you about his hobby.
Let him teach you about one of his favorite hobbies. Give him your undivided attention, ask questions, and show him you want to learn more about his interests.
I hope this lists encourages you that even with little to no prep, you can brighten your spouse’s day. You could even do one today!
Please share your favorite quick ways to encourage your spouse in the comments below.
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