Need some fresh holiday date night ideas? It’s easy to let the busyness of the holiday season get in the way of romance! But don’t let it happen. Nope! Bob and I feel like the busier things are, the more we need time together! Do you feel that way too?
The truth is, the beauty of the holiday season lends itself perfectly to romance and making memories. Sure! You’ve been quarantined with a lot of togetherness for the past several months, but it’s never wrong to make an effort and remind your man how special he is to you.
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Holiday Date Night Ideas
Bob and I put our heads together for today’s post and came up with some fresh and festive holiday date night ideas to share with you. We’ve already done some of these, and we’re going to make an effort to do the rest! Relationships take nurturing, and although it can be challenging to carve out the time, we find that slowing down and spending time together is always a great investment in our marriage.
Holiday Date Night Idea #1: Bed Picnic & Holiday Movie
Bob and I do a bed picnic and a movie date every single weekend all year-’round! We started it when our kids were young, and we couldn’t always afford a sitter! We would put them to bed early, spread a giant flannel backed vinyl tablecloth on our bed, eat pizza, and watch a movie!
Holiday Date Night Idea #2: Late Night Starbucks Run
Somehow, our favorite dates are always the ones that we could never have done with kids at home! It reminds us of the freedom of the empty nest, which is one of our favorite things about life as empty nesters! Jump in the car and head to your nearest Starbucks for a yummy hot drink that won’t keep you awake! This time of year, they have everything from Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate to juice-based Caramel Apple Spice. Park somewhere with a pretty view and enjoy the quiet.
Holiday Date Night Idea #3: Jammie Up and Look at Lights
Snag some inexpensive new his & hers Buffalo plaid holiday pajamas, and jump in the car for a tour through the best lights in your city. (These are just $20, and since they’re Buffalo plaid, they won’t seem too Christmassy to wear in January!
Holiday Date Night Idea #4: Masking at the Mall
Head to your local mall about an hour before it closes, so it’s easy to social distance. Stroll around and take in all of the decorations. Talk about your best and worst holiday memories as kids, and play “Remember When.” “Remember when we stayed up way too late on Christmas Eve because we waited until the last minute to assemble the bike/Barbie dream house/foosball table/trampoline?” 😂 You’ll be laughing in no time!
Holiday Date Night Idea #5: Spot the Station + Stargazing
Bob and I do this one all the time too! It involves a tiny bit of advance prep. Head to the SpottheStation.nasa.gov to track the comings and goings of the International Space Station. It’s visible to the naked eye, and you can see it from thousands of locations worldwide. Since it’s the third brightest object in the sky, it’s not hard to see! You’ll know you’ve seen it because it looks like a fast-moving plane, only traveling thousands of miles an hour faster (and a lot higher in the sky)!
Consider signing up for email alerts so you’ll know when it’s visible in your area.
Spread a waterproof outdoor blanket out on the grass in the backyard. Put on your coziest pajamas. (Clearly, Bob and I are into anything that we can do in cozy pajamas!) Bundle up additionally as needed. Grab some extra blankets as needed head out to the backyard. Lay flat on your back and check out the stars while you watch for the Space Station!
Holiday Date Night Idea #6: Bless Others
This year, Walmart and the Salvation Army have joined forces to #RescueChristmas for over 2.6M children in need. You can shop for a child right from your own community! Head out to your nearest Walmart to shop or do it right online!
Holiday Date Night Idea #7: Dinner by
Candlelight Christmas Lights
Get dressed up. Spread a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth on the ground in front of the fire and order in pizza. Open your favorite wine. Turn off all the lights except the tree lights. Take turns answering these Couples Tabletopics questions. (Great gift idea!)
Holiday Date Night Idea #8: Gimme S’more
Get a fire going outside if you live somewhere that you can do that. If not, get one going in the fireplace or try this indoor electric s’mores maker. (Another great gift idea.) Make each other’s s’mores!
Everything You Need for Great Holiday Dates
What are your favorite holiday date night ideas? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment and share, okay?
I’ve been collecting Nova Check Burberry pieces for about 20 years now! When I saw these Burberry leggings, I had to have them! They’re Bob’s big Christmas gift to me this year! I think Burberry’s European sizing always runs small, so I ordered a size up for a more comfortable fit. I paired them with a pretty foldover off-the-shoulder tunic sweater. It runs a little small, so if you don’t want it too clingy, order a size up.
Great Gift Ideas for Guys
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Guys can be tough to buy for, right? I’ve got 100 suggestions for you in my Gifts For Him Gift Guide, plus even more ideas in my Gifts for Teens & College Kids and Gifts for Young Adults gift guides too! I get my ideas from Bob, my two twenty-something sons, my teenage and college student nephews, my 23-year-old assistant Natalie, as well as just browsing the web. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Got a Grill Master? Try these cool stainless steel grilling skewers for his stocking. They have a flat design, so meat and veggies won’t roll when he flips them. Another fun idea for your favorite griller is this customized meat brander.
- Pizza Lover? How about splurging on this pizza oven? Don’t want to spend that much? Try this one from my Gifts for Young Adults Gift Guide.
- Music Lover? These Bose sunglasses have built-in Bluetooth speakers, and the sound quality is amazing! Free shipping/returns.
- Tech Guru? He’ll love this high-tech wireless charging station.
- Fitness Fiend? Massage guns are selling like crazy right now!
- Coffee Connoisseur? This app-controlled smart mug will keep his beverage at the perfect temperature.
- Baseball Fan? I love this Ballparks Then & Now coffee table book featuring famous ballparks and how they’ve changed over the years.
- Active Alumni? College Football Fan? You can’t go wrong with Peter Milar’s collegiate apparel line.
- Fantastic Fisherman? The fishermen in my family swear by this durable travel organizer and case for all of their rods & reels.
I’ve shared my entire Gift Guide for Him for you at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to check the other gift guides for more ideas! Click through on any item for pricing info (It may be on sale!) or more information.
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