Typically, new clothing is bought in anticipation of an upcoming vacation or some special event that may be coming up in your life, but perhaps this is mainly applicable to ladies.
At any rate, if you are already cutting out airfare, gas, car rental, hotels, an park tickets because of the ever rising cost of every day vacation expenses, then you do not have to cut out everything. What would it hurt to purchase a new bathing suit and a sarong for your outdoor theme day? Why not purchase some type of cute lounge wear for spending the day with that special some one in your life while having a movie day? Even that special guy in your life might need some new drawers, lounge pants, or even maybe some slippers.
You do not have to eat out every day the way you probably would if you were on vacation elsewhere, but you do not have to spend all your time in the kitchen, either. In fact, you can order take out, delivery, or buy easy and convenient to make foods from the grocery store. You know all those places that you drive by all the time, but never have time to stop. Why not take the time today to spend with that special someone doing just those special things.
Local museums, historical sites, parks, and the zoo can all be just as exotic and new in your own home town. Of course, if it would help, then imagine that you are visiting from another town. You could even spend a couple days doing all the fun touristy things that you would do elsewhere and do not be ashamed and apologetic about it wither. Try taking pictures in front of different signs and land marks or even ask others to take pictures of you and your significant other together.
You can even get souvenirs. This is one of those things that you can indulge in, too, since you are saving money elsewhere. You can save little mementos that will remind you later of the great times you have had during your stay at home vacation. Napkins, menus, matchbooks, ticket stubs, and postcards can all be added to any pictures that you take to make a nice scrap book page or memory box of your stay at home vacation.
You know how when you come back from a vacation that people say they notice a certain glow about you? Well, it is not necessarily just from spending time on a beach or poolside, because by getting caught up on your sleep helps as well, as do all the other care taking activities that you indulge in. If you normally make it a point of getting your hair done or you have a spa day on your vacation, then there are creative ways in which you can do this that can be very romantic, as well. You can treat you and your significant other to some new fluffy robes or perhaps some silky kimono robes for your at home spa day.
You can stock up on some fun face masks from the local drugstore and you can purchase some cucumbers to slice up for your eyes and then create fancy little cucumber finger sandwiches to enjoy with some home brewed iced tea. Since you are at home alone, then your guy may even be willing to undergo some manicure and pedicure procedures as well. However, you may have to swear to him that you will keep it secret just between the two of you. What could be more deliciously romantic than a bubble bath for two with candles and flower petals sprinkled on top? Creativity is the key to your at home vacation.