This post is all about cheap winter date ideas.
Are you looking for cheap winter date ideas?
Winter can be such a hard time to plan fun dates because it feels like all of the fun activities are in summer.
I’ve put together a list of 21 cheap winter date ideas that will be sure to heat things up a little bit!
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1. Indoor Movie Night
Nothing is more romantic in winter than getting super cozy indoors and watching movies together.
If you want to make things extra cute, build a blanket fort and watch movies on your laptop in there. Make sure you make tons of snacks and hot cocoa.
2. Ice Skating
Ice skating is the perfect winter date idea.
If you’re a pro, you can show off your skills. If you’re not the best ice skater, you have the perfect excuse to hold his hand the whole time! Win-win ;).
3. Wine and Paint Night
Sure, you could go to one of those wine and paint studios. But those can be really expensive!
Grab a bottle of wine and some canvases and get creative. You can follow a Youtube tutorial if you’re having trouble coming up with things to paint.
Channel your inner child and go sledding together. You can find really cheap sleds at Walmart or on Amazon.
This is a classic winter date idea that will make so many fun memories for the two of you.
5. Have an Indoor Picnic
An indoor picnic can be so romantic when it’s too chilly for an outdoor one.
Make a meal or order takeout and lay out on a blanket in the living room. So much more intimate and romantic than eating at the table!
6. Go See Holiday Lights
No matter what city you live in, there’s probably a holiday light show somewhere nearby.
Walk or drive through the lights for a super cheap winter date idea. Make sure you pack a few mugs of cocoa to make things feel extra cozy.
7. Take an Online Cooking Class
Learning a new skill together, like cooking, can really heat things up (pun intended).
In-person cooking classes can get a little expensive. A much more budget-friendly option is to take a virtual cooking class or just follow a Youtube tutorial. Go grocery shopping together to get everything you need and then get cooking.
8. Decorate Cookies
Have a baking and decorating night. What gets you in the holiday spirit like baking cookies and spending the night decorating them?
If you have extras, hand out cookies to neighbors and friends!
9. Decorate a Christmas Tree
If you both celebrate Christmas, make a fun date night out of decorating your Christmas tree.
Play holiday music, put your fireplace on or light a festive candle, and get to work. Such a cozy and cheap winter date idea.
10. Do a Puzzle Together
Doing a puzzle together can be so cozy and romantic. This is such a perfect cheap winter date idea.
Brew a pot of coffee because you’ll be using some serious brain power for a few hours!
11. Volunteer Together
Volunteering at a soup kitchen can be a great way to get in the holiday giving spirit and pay it forward.
If your relationship is newer, this date idea can also help you determine what kind of person you’re dating. Watching how your date interacts with people who are less fortunate can give you a glimpse into how caring they are as a person.
12. Go For a Hike
Bundle up in tons of layers and go for a winter hike. If it’s just snowed recently, this will be so pretty and romantic.
Once you get back home, you have a perfect excuse to cuddle up together on the couch with a hot beverage.
13. Go Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is a great affordable winter date for when you want to be active but it’s just too cold to go outside.
Gets the blood pumping and you’ll definitely heat up right away!
14. Visit an Arcade or Game Bar
There’s something so nostalgic and fun about playing arcade games. Go and just have fun with it or make it a competition. Loser has to buy the next round of drinks ;).
15. Go to a Hockey Game
Hockey games are usually really cheap as far as sports games go. You can get tickets as low as $9 for college students where I’m from.
I’m not a hockey fan at all but you’d be surprised how fun it is to cheer on a team together! Plus, your man is guaranteed to be into this idea.
16. Go to a Holiday Market
No matter what holidays you celebrate, it’s so much fun to walk around a brightly decorated holiday market.
Plus, you can shop for some gifts for family while you’re there.
17. Visit a Botanical Garden
If you’re not quite ready to accept the fact that it’s winter, head to a botanical garden for a glimpse of the tropics.
Most cities have indoor greenhouse gardens that you can visit year round. They’re also usually city-operated and super affordable.
18. Have a Board Game Night
Cozy up indoors and play some board games together.
Not into board games? Play card games, video games, or drinking games if you’re of age.
19. Visit a Museum
Most of us probably haven’t visited museums since we were kids.
It can actually be so relaxing and nostalgic to wander through a museum together. Plus there are so many types of museums in the bigger cities so you’ll definitely find something that fits with both of your interests.
Check to see if you have any history, art, or science in your town or a nearby city.
20. Build a Snowman
If you live somewhere that gets snow in the winter, take advantage and build a snowman.
After all the snowy fun, make sure you head inside to cuddle with some hot cocoa when it’s time to warm up.
21. Go Bowling
Bowling is the perfect indoor sport for when it’s chilly outside. Plus, it’s super affordable.
Go just the two of you or grab some friends for a double date and get a little competitive.
This post was all about cheap winter date ideas.
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