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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DIY Alphabet Dating Book - A Cheap, Easy and Homemade Gift Idea!

DIY Alphabet Dating Book Easy Homemade Valentines Gift Idea - Cheap, Handmade Gift Project

I love my husband, I really do. He's awesome in so many ways and great at so many things... but there's one things he tends to be pretty hopeless at... deciding what to do. 

Whether we're heading out on a date night or just looking for something to do on the weekend, Jesse almost always makes me choose. 

Up until recently, we had our DIY Date Night Jar which has been so popular on the blog, however, we'd done all of those dates and I decided I needed to come up with something even better - and that's where this Alphabet Dating Book came in! 

DIY Alphabet Dating Book Easy Homemade Valentines Gift Idea - Cheap, Handmade Gift Project

For Christmas, I gave Jesse this book along with a challenge - to see if we could fit at least half of the dates into 2017. 

I thought it was going to be something he'd like but, let's be honest, it was also kind of a gift for me... 

Little did I know, Jesse loved it - and thus I decided I really needed to share it with you too! It's a super simple DIY gift idea that can be made in a million different ways - and it doesn't even need to cost a penny. 

So, let me tell you all about it! >> 



DIY Alphabet Dating Book Easy Homemade Valentines Gift Idea - Cheap, Handmade Gift Project

The idea is pretty simple. You create a book with date ideas for every letter of the alphabet. 

Since we already have a bunch of scrapbook style books, I decided to get this one printed. It ended up costing me less than $15, including postage (I used Kmart's print service) as I went for a small soft cover photo book. 

As you can see, the date ideas each have a check box next to them and a date spot so we can tick them off and mark down the date we completed them. Both Jesse and I are the type of people who LOVE crossing off to do lists so he's excited to tick them all off and look at what we've achieved. 

The date ideas can be tweaked and changed to suit your interests, however, I thought I'd share our dates to help inspire you in creating your book! 

DIY Alphabet Dating Book Easy Homemade Valentines Gift Idea - Cheap, Handmade Gift Project

A - 
Aquarium
Art Gallery 
Arcade 

B - 
Botanical Gardens
Bowling 
Bake Something 
Bike Ride 

C - 
Comedy Show 
Concert 
Coffee Date 

D -
Drive In 
Double Date 
Disney Movie Marathon 
Dinner Party for Two 

E - 
Exercise Together
Explore Somewhere New 
Education (Learn Something New Together)

F - 
Farmer's Market
Frisbee Game 
Fishing 

G - 
Golf 
Gift Hunt ($5 Budget!)
Gardening Day 
Game Night 

H -
Hike 
Help Someone in Need 
Horse Riding 

I - 
Indoor Rock Climbing
Italian Night 
Ice Cream Date 

J - 
Jigsaw Puzzles
Jump at a Trampoline Park
Jammies and Junk Food Night

K - 
Kitchen Date (cook something together)
Kayaking 
Korean Style Feast

L - 
Lunch Date 
Lazy Day 
Limbo Challenge 

M - 
Movie Date
Museum Trip 
Mini Dessert Buffet 

N - 
Night Markets
New Hobby 
Nerdy Date (I have no clue what this will be, ha!) 

O - 
Observatory 
Dinner by the Ocean 
Outdoor Adventure 

P - 
Pinterest Project 
Putt Putt Golf 
Picnic 

Q - 
Quality Time 
Questions Game 
Quadruple Date Night 

R -  
Random Act of Kindness 
Road Trip 

S - 
Swimming at the Beach 
Staycation 
Shopping Day 

T - 
Train Trip 
Theatre Show 
Tennis 

U - 
USA Themed Dinner

V - 
Volunteer Together
Vacation Planning 

W - 
Walk 

X - 
(E)xplore Somewhere New 

Y - 
Yum! (Menu with all of our favourite foods)

Z - 
Zoo 

But tell me, what are some of your favourite date ideas?
And what would your dream date look like? 
I feel like mine would be more of a date day (I'm all about that quality time!) spent just hanging out and doing whatever... especially if it was outdoors in the sunshine!

    
   


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