Going out on a date for Valentine’s Day can be compatible with your commitment to sustainability. It’s even possible to have a fantastic Valentine’s Day date if you’ve also made a commitment to frugality. We hope you your partner and family have an awesome Valentine’s Day with one of these dates. Here are Date Ideas for Homesteaders to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Thrift Shop Scavenger Hunt
A typical thrift store is filled with interesting items that are fun to see and talk about. You can make up your own thrift store scavenger hunt list or print one from the internet before you head out.
Each partner has an identical list. You agree upon a time limit to find the items. To avoid having a cart full of stuff to put back on the shelves, you could take pictures of the items with your phone. When time’s up, whoever has found the most items wins the challenge. For the rest of the evening out, the loser has to wear something the winner picks from the thrift store.
Help Someone Else
Volunteering together is a wonderful way to grow closer and do good for your community. The experience gives you something meaningful to discuss afterward. It’s not difficult to find organizations that can use the services of two adults for a few hours. In your community, these types of organizations may need volunteers:
- Soup kitchens
- Senior centers
- Homeless shelters
- Nursing homes
- Food banks
- Animal shelters
Hit the Books
Although a bookstore would also be a great place for a scavenger hunt date, there are other ways to enjoy an evening at the book shop. You could pick a funny children’s book to take turns reading aloud to each other. Find a recipe in a magazine or cookbook to cook together later. Set a budget (perhaps $10) for each partner to purchase a Valentine’s Day gift from the bookstore. Then, meet in the in-store cafe to exchange gifts and enjoy a sweet treat.
Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you have fun with one of these Date Ideas for Homesteaders to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day!