The holidays are a perfect time for romance– sitting by the fireplace, trying to stay warm… well, you get the idea. And since we’re all about the love here at HPNOTIQ, we’ve put together a list of dates to go on with that special someone!
One of the cutest ways to spend time with the apple of your eye during the holidays is much like the way most of you spent the quickly approaching last days of the year with your family– driving around looking at Christmas decorations. Ok yes, this may sound a little cheesy but it’s the time of year to celebrate your inner child. Pretty much every town has that special street of residents that try to outdo one another, and a little bit of internet research will take you there. You’ll be surprised as to how romantic a slow drive in the frosty cold night can get!
Well, the weather outside is frightful… so stay in! Gather your favorite Christmas movies, grab a few cozy blankets and throw some ready-to-bake cookies in the oven, and get ready for a marathon. We recommend classics like Home Alone, Elf, and Love Actually. And you don’t have to be in love to enjoy a movie night! Invite some of your friends for a night of movies as well as someone you may have an eye one… it’s the perfect opportunity to get comfy without making anything seem too serious too fast.
Just like pumpkin and apple picking are a great getaway during the fall season, picking out a Christmas tree is just as fun and can definitely double as a romantic day date. If you live in a city, skip the parking lot tree shops and head out into the nearest countryside. The best thing about picking a tree is decorating it later that night with the one you love.
If you’re feeling a little more outdoorsy, grab a couple of sleds and head to the park, make snow angels, have a snowball fight– just remember to keep it playful. Ice skating is another way to enjoy the weather and can be fun for the whole family. So pack up the kids and bring them along on your romantic date for some true holiday celebrating. You can always make a weekend out of it and head to the mountains for a ski trip, but we suggest calling in a favor with the in-laws to let the two of you sneak away for some fun of your own in the snow!
‘Tis the season of giving and a great way to spend some quality time with your loved one and also give something back to the community is by volunteering. There’s so many opportunities to help others during the holidays, and planning to help out a cause you both believe in will not only be a rewarding experience, but is sure to bring you closer together. So sign up at the local soup kitchen, stock shelves at a food bank, or wrap presents for families in need– it could be the start of your new holiday tradition as a couple.