Let’s face it, budgets are tighter these days and, for many couples, that has meant the decline of the date night. Let’s face it, the old standby of dinner and a movie has gotten a lot more expensive and concert ticket prices are higher than ever. Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp have compiled a terrific book of $10 date ideas. Filled with a variety of fun ideas to suit the varying tastes of different couples, “$10 Great Dates” has a little bit of everything. From “Workshop Dates” to “Home Improvement” and even a restaurant option or two! Each date outline includes a planning section, a set of hints for while you are on your date and a “great date takeaway” section to help you focus on what the date can add to your marriage. Even the most reluctant of “date nighters” should be able to find an appealing, easy-on-the-budget option with this handy guide! Many of the ideas take advantage of resources right in our own backyard (or pantry) and this book would be a great gift to tuck into the wedding gift of a couple just starting out or to give to busy parents of young children or, for that matter, to more established couples who just want to spruce up their dating life.
I’d give “$10 Great Dates” a 4.5 for originality, frugality and creativity. And, just think, with a sticker price of $9.99 from Bethany House, your trip to the bookstore can be the first of your $10 great dates!
This book was provided to me by Bethany House for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.