We all love to spoil our beloveds and wish to make sure that they have the best experiences when they are with us. However, fancy outings and dinners at five star restaurants can get pricey.

Here is a list of top 15 date ideas, which will make your other half feel special and ensure wonderful memories, without hurting your pocket too much.

1. Go to a park

Parks are free to go to and what better than to spend time with the one you love, in the arms of nature? You can laze on the grass and talk, go silly on the swings or even have a small picnic.

2. Watch a movie at home

Bring out the blanket, make lots of popcorn and just spend time cuddled with your loved one, watching your favorite movie together.

3. Cook together

Choose your favorite dish and just cook. And if a food fight breaks out, even better!

4. Read each other poetry or stories

Nothing says romance better than poems. Your other half and you can spend an evening reading your favorite verses to each other and enjoying the magic of poetry. For those who are not fans of verse, short stories are always an option.

5. Play games

Drop technology for a day and have fun the old school way. Get competitive with your partner with games like UNO, Monopoly, Heads Up, Pictionary, Taboo or Scrabble.

6. Street food date!

Share a plate of yummy but cheap street food like vada pav, pani puri, dosa or dabeli and have a nice lunch, snacks or dinner date.

7. Sit in the balcony and just talk

Due to our busy schedules, most of us don’t get to spend enough quality time with our partners. Reserve an evening, switch off your phones, forget about the world and spend time just talking to each other.

8. A long early morning walk together

We all love our sleep but it is worth getting up to go for a nice long morning walk with the one you love.  You can have a cup of hot steaming chai or coffee at the end to enhance the experience.

9. Go to the zoo

A fun place and not at all expensive, the zoo is a good place to go for an enjoyable outdoors date.

10. Sit in silence and listen to your favorite music

The room lit up with fairy lights, you and your partner cuddled up and your favorite tunes playing in the background – the perfect romantic evening without any penny spent.

11. Make a vision board

If you and your partner are in a long-term relationship, making a vision board is a fun way of planning your future and a great way to spend time together.

12. Plan trips to far away places

You may not have the money now but there is no harm in choosing the best places for future romantic getaways, right?

13. Photograph each other

Spend an evening taking photographs of your other half in cute and crazy poses to use as your next wallpaper or to have photos of them to drool over!

14. Relive your childhood

Forget about your busy, mature lives for a while and have a blast doing kiddy stuff like coloring, pillow fights or blowing bubbles! A guaranteed fun time and lots of cute memories to go!

15. Do an art project

A creative way to spend time together; origami, candle making and lamp making are some ideas for some innovative art projects.