We’re all getting wrapped up in holiday festivities right now, but have you reminded yourself to get wrapped up with your partner?
There’s something magical and romantic about this time of year and we’re here to give you some naughty and nice date ideas to make the holiday season a little extra magical.
The importance of date nights
Date nights are important at any stage of the relationship. They’re about connection and prioritizing the relationship. Planning out date nights is one way to sustain closeness in the relationship by building meaningful memories and engaging with your partner.
Couples who dedicated at least once a week just to each other were 3.5 times more likely to report being “very happy” in their relationship.
It’s time to put you and your partner in the holly-jolly spirit with these nice holiday date ideas.
Introduce a family holiday tradition
Is there a family tradition you use to do when you were younger but forgot about it as time went on? Reintroduce a holiday tradition you grew up with! To make your holiday tradition more special, adopt it and modify it to fit your relationship. This way, you can continue to make memories with a favorite family tradition.
Classic holiday activities
There’s a reason why ice skating is in nearly every holiday romance film. Ice skating can be a fun winter activity you and your partner try together. And don’t worry if you can’t skate! Just think about holding hands, learning to skate together, and laughing at all the falls you two take. The best part about ice skating? You can massage each other’s tired muscles afterward.
If ice skating is off the table, think about driving around to see decorations or do holiday shopping together! Introducing something different in your week can help bring spontaneity and get you in the holiday spirit.
Wrap presents together
It’s a functional date that can be fun! Set the right mood by lighting candles, having the fire going, and turn it into a competition – see who can wrap a present the quickest or who has the best wrapped present.
Holiday movie marathon
There’s nothing quite like cuddling up on the sofa together to enjoy a movie. Pick out your favorite holiday movies and have your partner do the same. Stock up on snacks and drinks, and put on your comfiest pajamas. Want to make it more fun? Build a fort and light some candles. Little things can make everyday activities more special.
Build a holiday playlist
Sure, radio stations and streaming services have holiday music playing, but customizing your own playlist together makes it more special! And this way, you don’t have to worry about hearing any songs you dislike. Choose all your favorite holiday-themed songs and build a playlist that you both can listen to year after year.
Ready to get on Santa’s naughty list? Sexy date nights can help spice things up.
Warm up after a day in the cold with a hot, steamy shower together. Showering together is not only a sensual experience, but it can help improve intimacy. Think about exploring each other’s bodies by lathering one another with soap.
Pretend your meeting together for the first time
Pick a bar to meet at and drive separately. Pretend you’re meeting each other for the first time. Buy each other a drink, ask all the standard first-date questions, and flirt a little. The key is to have fun with it.
Cook a holiday dinner… With a twist
The best part of the holidays is the food. Find a recipe to try and work as a team to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal. To make things more fun, get dressed to the nines for the occasion.
Think about whipping up a meal full of aphrodisiac foods. An aphrodisiac is a food or drink that stimulates sexual desire. The science behind aphrodisiacs isn’t that comprehensive, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Here is a list of aphrodisiac foods you can include in your holiday dinner for two:
- Dark chocolate
Escape the holiday stress and cuddle up in a cabin in the woods somewhere! Just imagine… A cozy cabin in the woods, cuddling by the fireplace, snow is (hopefully) falling, and you’re sipping on hot drinks. Let the stress melt away and embrace alone time with your spouse.
The holidays mark a hectic time of the year so remember to make time to meet under the mistletoe with your partner and do a few of these holiday-themed date ideas.
For more fun holiday date ideas read 4 Ways to Reconnect with Your Partner Over the Holidays.