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Remember the good ol' days of dinner and a movie?

Granted, we can still do both those things without leaving the house, but it's just not as special since we've been cooking our own meals and watching movies on the couch literally every day since COVID hit.

If you're trying to think of fun and affordable things you can do at home with your partner, we have you covered.

Board Games

Price: $8.95 and up

Details: There's a surprising amount of games you can play as a pair. You can go for the classics like Monopoly, Scrabble or Bananagram, or play something a little more challenging like Catan (yes, there is a two-player version of the popular game!). Indigo has a ton of board games you can buy in store or online.


Paint By Numbers Kit

Price: $33.99

Details: How about you two pour a drink, put on some tunes and get your Rob Ross on? Painting's a great way to decompress after a hectic work week. We found a kit on Amazon that comes with two canvases, two sets of paint and brushes and one wooden easel.

$33.99 on AMAZON


Price: $13 and up

Details: Dust off that old record player and enjoy all the crackles and pops that comes with listening to vinyl. The quality of sound is incomparable to listening to an album on Spotify via iPhone. You can hit up Sonic Boom or even Urban Outfitters to find the latest record releases.


Food Delivery

Price: Varies

Details: Doing the dishes is so not romantic. Take a hard pass and instead, order in some delicious Thai food or Italian food through DoorDash. Delivery fees are usually $5.99. Don't forget to order dessert!


Picnic Basket

Price: $63

Details: If the weather's looking good, take your DoorDash delivery or self-prepared meal outside and enjoy it while the sun's still shining. We found this really cute picnic basket on Etsy that's $63—way cheaper than the baskets you can find at Indigo or Wayfair.

$63 on ETSY

Video Games

Price: Varies

Details: Do you guys have an XBox or PS5? There are a lot of two-player games you can have fun with like Minecraft or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. If you're both super competitive and into sports, you can play EA Sports FIFA 21 which is always a blast.


The Adventure Challenge Book

Price: $55

Details: All out of ideas? Couples can order The Adventure Challenge which is a scratch-off book full of exciting new activities you'll experience together. Don't worry, this book keeps it PG! It's a great way to be more spontaneous during such a dreary year.