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21 Love Coupon Ideas That Won’t Make You Roll Your Eyes

Giving your loved one a present is nice, but not every gift needs to be expensive or bought from a store. Some of the best gifts are the ones you DIY or that are full of thoughtfulness and care and real understanding of the other person. Also, when you’re feeling a little tight on cash, it’s especially helpful when it’s the thought that counts — not the price point. Our best idea? A love coupon book.

Before you run away thinking we’ve got a bunch of coupons here for monogamous lap dances, hear us out. These are the coupons for things you wish you had a real veto power for — things like running to the store, calling the landlord and taking care of the kids for a whole day.

Hopefully, you’re in a partnership that does its best to be 50-50, so these coupon ideas will work well for both partners in the relationship.

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We tried to make these fun and loving, but also super-realistic. Love can’t be all snugglefests and kissing contests. Some days you’ve got to figure out who is taking out the recycling.

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A coupon for…

  • A foot rub
  • A picnic
  • A public social media posting about how great you are
  • A “don’t post that!” social media veto
  • Your favorite meal cooked by me
  • One free “let it go” coupon (even when I really want to keep ranting about it)
  • One day with the house entirely to yourself
  • One hour with a “cone of silence” (I won’t say a word!)
  • A late-night dessert run on demand, weather not-withstanding
  • One hour of participating in your favorite hobby

Next: More love coupon ideas

A version of this article was originally published in January 2016.

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