LOVE: Show it with a little extra care and attention.
LOVE: Show it with a little extra care and attention.

Five romantic gestures that don't cost a thing

LOVE don't cost a thing... or does it? Is Valentine's Day just another day of the year or a special day to spoil your loved one?

The most popular gifts usually purchased are flowers, chocolates, pamper products, alcohol, jewellery, candles and lingerie.

We should all keep the fire burning in our relationship without using a "Day" as the main reason to indulge but if you would like to show your appreciation for your one and only, here are some less expensive and more personal ideas for any day of the year.

1/ DANCE CLASS

THERE are local classes available to learn how to salsa, samba or tango to name a few. Ignite some passion and fun and reconnect with your partner, this could be a new experience. Some restaurants have free learn to dance classes available too.

2/ LOVE PACK

MAKE a list of some of your partner's favourite things and put together a love pack that not only shows that you know what they like but you know that they will appreciate and use the items. Some suggestions can be pamper products, alcohol, favourite cheeses and sweets.

3/ TAKE A DRIVE

GRAB a picnic basket filled with goodies and a blanket or fold-up chairs and drive to a special location. Switch off from the world and wine and dine at a local park or scenic lookout and enjoy your day together.

4/ COOKING CLASS

LOOK at what cooking schools or restaurants have to offer in your area and cook a meal together. This then gives you the opportunity to sit back and appreciate your creation and each other, over a drink and a chat.

5/ GET ACTIVE

It's important to stay healthy and exercise, so why not do it together? Go for an early morning bike ride, swim or take a walk at sunset.


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