Find a great local fish and chip shop, get takeaway and drive to the nearest park or beachfront to have a greasy picnic. Bring napkins!
The Bookshop Date! Take your date to the nearest cafe-bookstore and send them on a mission to find their five favourite books.
You do the same. Sit down over coffee and cake and tell each other about the books and why they are important to you. Read them your favourite excerpts and vice versa.
Pack your bathers and beach towels and go to the local swimming pool for the day. Splash!
Have a Sunday morning breakfast together with the Sunday papers. Find a well-reviewed restaurant - breakfast will be within budget even if it does have "hats" or "stars"!
Rent a rowboat and take it out on the lake/river together for a lazy afternoon on the water.
Play a game of chess together - best out of three. If that sounds boring, consider strip chess! (Pawns do not count for taking clothes off, only the big pieces!)
Go see a sporting event together. Barrack for different teams. Loser team buys winner team dessert!
Tour a museum together and soak up the history!
Movie marathon! Visit the video store and theme your marathon by actor, genre or matching words in the titles. Stock up on snacks and snuggle on the couch together.
Visit an art exhibition together and be "arty" in your interpretations of the works! Or just genuinely enjoy the creativity together...
Go to the markets together and shop for picnic food - find new things to try! Then head to a nearby park and laze around for the afternoon.
Find a trendy local cafe and while away a few hours with your date over coffee, snacks and magazines! Simple, but lovely.
Head for a nature walk in a National Park area, take a picnic and soak up the majesty of nature together!
Bake gingerbread people together - get cutouts for both gingerbread girls and boys and decorate them to look like your sweetie! Use mini frosting tubes, lollies, whatever you can find to make them in a likeness!
Have an indoor picnic! Clear room to spread out a blanket, light some candles and eat on the floor. Put on a CD of nature sounds to make it realistic, and before you know it, it will feel like you are making out in the great outdoors!
Find a local farmers market and go to enjoy some great homegrown produce! Buy yourselves lunch or ingredients for dinner and splurge on a bunch of flowers for your date!
Borrow or buy one of those huge 1000-piece puzzles and sit inside on a rainy day with some tea or hot chocolate and chat while you piece it together.
Pick up the Saturday morning paper and some takeaway coffees and map out a garage sale route to follow for the day! See what treasures you can seek out for your $30 budget!
Source a fondue set and have a fondue dinner together! Click here to find recipes for cheese fondue with crusty bread and chocolate fondue.
Find a Build-a-Bear Workshop - make a "love child bear" that has a combination of both your traits... Your cute dress sense, your partners eye-glasses...
Treat your partner to a beauty treatment at the local beauty school - training colleges offer really good rates on their treatments!
Get some books from the library or source some information on the internet and learn how to give you partner a palm reading. Burn some incense and candles and look deep into their future!
Buy these Love Conversation Starters from Kikki.K Stationary. The $30 date night teams gives this date idea 2 thumbs up... you´ll find out some interesting things about your partner. Don´t pressure each other to answer questions, you´re allowed to skip q´s. Do this over a picnic.
Read to each other - pick a favourite book or, for the racy couples, find some erotic fiction or Mills & Boon and read out the love scenes to get your hearts aflutter!
Sit down together and watch a sports match!
Make it interesting by picking a team each and playing strip sport - barrack for different teams and for every goal your team scores, the other person takes off an item of clothing! Amend the rules so that the stripping lasts throughout the game... Winner gets to choose what they want to do now that the loser is naked!
Go window shopping! Take your date out to try on the latest fashions - no need to buy, just have a ball trying them all on. Push your comfort circles and try things on that you normally would not wear! You may be surprised...
Get up early and cook your sweetie a special breakfast in bed! Blueberry pancakes, brewed coffee and fresh fruit with a single rose on the corner of the tray!
Take a roadtrip to a nearby historic town and explore the history of its museums and landmarks.
Hit up a local winery and do a wine tasting. Even better, dress over the top and use a snobby accent.
Write a song together, and take turns singing it to each other, or even playing it on an instrument!
Go fly a kite! Seriously! On a windy day, pick up some kite flying kits, decorate your kites together, and send them into the clouds!
Dont go to a standard restaurant for dinner - eat at a sushi train or yum cha place!