It’s obvious the holidays are hectic, and they can be even more so if you’re also trying to plan your wedding along the way. However, December holds so many options for fun and romantic dates. To chill out and reconnect with your significant other during the holiday season, carve out some time to do one (or all!) of the date ideas below.
1. Coffee Date
Pumpkin, gingerbread and peppermint–it’s truly the season for many of the flavors I look forward to all year long. If your significant other’s the same way, take a break from wedding planning and treat both of you to a seasonal drink. Whether you head to Starbucks for a caramel brûlée latte or go to a local bar for a peppermint-infused concoction, take advantage of the delicious holiday goodies stores have now.
We like: A gift card for a season of hot treats means a lot when the temperatures drop.
Starbucks Gift Card, $50, staples.com
2. Ice Skating
Have a couples skate all your own when you go ice skating together. Bundle up and have fun being hand-in-hand with your man as you both glide over the ice.
We like: Keep your look festive and cute with a subtle reindeer scarf.
Eddie Bauer Reindeer Snowflake Knit Scarf, $29.99, eddiebauer.com
3. Take In A Winter Wonderland
Simply getting out of your house can be enough to clear your head after a long and stressful day. Invite your sweetie on a walk around your neighborhood or in a local park or drive around your town and see all the holiday decorations in your area.
We like: A cozy pair of fingerless gloves in a bright color will keep your hands warm but your fingers free for holding hands.
Juicy Couture Mohair Fingerless Gloves, $54.99, juicycouture.com
4. Cook Up A Storm Together
Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually spent with family and friends, right? Well, recreate a smaller holiday feast for the both of you. Take a Saturday to spend the day cooking your favorite dishes together. Set the table with your finest china, light some candles and enjoy a lower-key holiday meal with the one you love.
We like: Add some seasonal flair to your table with snowflake-covered candle holders.
Laser Carved Glass Snowflake Tea Light Holders, $19.98 for a set of 4,
5. Cuddle on the Couch
Stay cozy in your own home with a movie night. Pop in a holiday DVD (or record one off TV), make some popcorn and share a blanket and a film with your sweetie. From It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street to more modern flicks like The Family Stone and The Holiday, there’s something you both will love.
We like: An extra cozy throw will keep both of you warm and in the mood to snuggle.
SONOMA Life + Style Sherpa Throw, $24.99, kohls.com