Post # 1
My BF’s birthday is today. Due to work, we can’t really celebrate until Saturday. I am also flat broke so I cannot afford to get him any gifts. And I am terrible at DIY stuff, so that’s out. All I have for him is a Hallmark card and the promise that I would attempt to cook his favorite meal on Saturday.
So I need ideas that we can do for his birthday that are free or very cheap.
I already suggested hiking because that’s his favorite physical activity. But his parents are treating us to dinner for his birthday on Saturday night and I am hesistant to go hiking since we would be rushed trying to make sure we got back in time.
I googled free events in my city but nothing sounds like it would be appealing to him.
Sigh. I just don’t know what to do. I really want to make his birthday great but I don’t have the money and it really, really sucks. I am the type of person that likes to go all out for birthdays and that usually involves money. Which I don’t have. It’s making me sad right now, like I was actually on the verge of crying earlier.
But don’t worry, Boyfriend or Best Friend doesn’t know that I’m sad. I’m not about to have him deal with an upset, crying girlfriend on his birthday! :p
Anyway, any ideas ladies?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@LadyBlackheart: If he likes hiking, then take him hiking on Saturday morning. Pick a local state park you’ve never been to and go early. Plan to go directly from there to his parents house (pack a change of clothes in the car so you can shower and change a this parents’ house.)
Red Top Mountain State Park with Lake Allatoona looks pretty. So does Lithia Springs. Hard Labor Creek State Park seems to have some pretty trials as well. Panola Mountain reminds me of Stone Mountain but looks way less crowded, plus who hasn’t been to Stone Mountain? What about Etowah Mounds which has old Indian mounds? That looks really cool!
Post # 4
You could do a short morning hike and have a romantic picnic lunch (I’m talking blanket spread on the ground, sandwiches, a bottle of wine, etc.). Also, maybe write him a letter that he can keep – it could even become a tradition.
If you really want to give him something, gift him a promise (coupon, IOU, certificate) for a future event or activity. Pick something far enough ahead that you can slowly save up for it.
Post # 5
Just be careful with the hike, because all National Parks are closed (thanks to our wonderful government). But that sounds like a nice idea and you shouldn’t have any trouble with timing if you’re not going out till dinner time. And if you are worried about timing, a nice drive to see a site or something like that is always an option. SO and I love to go for “aimless” drives and we always end up somewhere fun!
Post # 6
Can you spare $10? Go to the dollar store and get some baloons and ribbon. Blow up a ton of them and tie them everywhere in the house when he wakes up Sat morning. Itll be a nice visual surprise.
Then for breakfast make him something fun. Maybe pancakes in the shape of hearts since his parents are doing dinner.
Also get some small items you can wrap in tissue paper to give him through the day. Like his favorite candy bar, a $1 scratch ticket, a letter as a PP suggested.