50 Free Things to Do for Your Marriage This Spring
At last! The ground is thawing, bunnies are crawling out of their dens and spring is in the sweetly scented air. Here, 50 free and fabulous ways to celebrate your partnership this season.
Read a book out loud to each other
Instead of watching TV every night.
Start a daily (or weekly) journal
That you can read together in 10, 20, 30 years.
Slow dance in the living room
Or your know, swing dance (whatever suits you).
Turn your bedroom into a massage parlor
Bonus points for heating some stones and making it fancy.
Take a leisurely bike ride
If you want to be a cheeseball and ride on their spokes, go for it.
Whip your garden into shape for spring
Because nothing says romance quite like couples weeding.
FaceTime with your favorite out-of-town friends
Who says you can’t hang with Tom and Casey like you used to?
Have a movie marathon at home
Spring-themed titles optional.
Go on a long hike
Check out the nature coming back to life.
Turn your kitchen into a wine bar
Pick a bottle you’ve been saving, then do a tasting where you compare notes.
Aka go rummage for cool, old crap at your local flea market.
Plan a day drive
Plot out your rest stops, lunch spot and make a killer playlist.
Write little love notes
And sneak them into your hubby’s pockets.
Take a long shower together
Because it’s damn sexy. And eco-friendly.
Have an al fresco lunch in the park
Fridge-foraged picnics, FTW.
Call each other midday
Ya know, just to say I love you.
Go for a run on a gorgeous morning
No pressure, guys—power walks work, too.
See some art together—and critique it
Seek out a free gallery opening or museum day.
Feng shui your furniture
A new setup can lend a whole new outlook, honest.
Declutter all your junk
Because hoarding is a turnoff.
And have a garage sale with any castoffs
Woohoo! Funny money!
Bring each other coffee in bed
To start the day on a sweet note.
For a long time. Like, teenager-long.
Have a sexy text exchange
Just don’t leave your phone where your boss can see it.
Trade off cooking dinners for each other
While the other reads and drinks wine on the sofa.
Play a yard game
Like croquet or badminton (gingham outfits optional).
Share a cup of afternoon tea
It’s OK if it makes you feel 97.
Go for a chilly, early-season swim
...or maybe just dip your toes in.
Play tourists for the day in your town.
Pop into shops and snap selfies at landmarks.
Take a luxurious afternoon nap
When was the last time you snuggled and snoozed together during daylight hours?
Try some gentle yoga
Take an app or online tutorial for a spin.
At your local soup kitchen or animal shelter.
Or, you know, Spit.
Write out a big ol’ bucket list
Hopes, dreams, skydiving workshops.
Start planning your next big trip
Make a Pinterest board or Excel spreadsheet to doc your ideas.
Watch the sunset somewhere pretty
Like at a local park or waterfront.
Send your S.O. a Valentine
Stargaze in the backyard
With cozy blankets and a mug of cocoa for two.
And spend the day lounging in the sun…or streaming a double feature.
Pop by an open house
Write fake names on the sign-in sheet and fantasize about your future dream home.
Crash a local college's game day
And get nostalgic about your early days of courtship.
Read a long-form article each week
And discuss together over Sunday dinner.
Invite your friends over for a trivia night
“BYO wine, thanks, guys!”
Start an app (in the mornings or evenings) and clear some head space.
Explore a new neighborhood
And troll it for home and garden inspiration.
Dye Easter eggs with everyday ingredients
The couple that crafts together stays together.
Stroll through a farmers’ market
And nosh on all the free produce samples.
Test-drive your dream car
Go ahead: Take the Tesla for a spin.
Look through old photos
And have a good belly laugh. (R.I.P. hemp necklace.)
Have sex somewhere 'scandalous'
Like in the car or—gasp!—on the kitchen floor.