Preparing for the holidays can be stressful, especially for couples. There’s meals to plan, travel arrangements to make, gifts to buy, and lots of parties to attend. So taking some time out for just the two of you is essential this month. But with all that holiday spending you’ve been doing, your wallet can often feel a little bit lighter than usual. I know mine does.
So if you’re wallet is a bit light this month, here are some holiday date night ideas that are budget friendly:
Have a Winter Picnic
You don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy a romantic picnic together. Spread out a few pillows and blankets on the living room floor and enjoy all your winter favorites like hot chocolate and apple pie.
Spend S’more Time Together
What better way to spend some more time together this season than with some s’mores. Enjoy a fun night at home making s’mores complete with Christmas music in the background. Bonus points if you toast the marshmallows in the fireplace.
Deck the Halls
Nothing will get you and your significant other into the holiday spirit more than decking the halls. So breakout the Christmas lights and ornaments and make your house sparkle. Or if you prefer, spend the night decking the halls of a gingerbread house. You can even complete the night by making gingerbread min-mes.
Walk in a Winter Wonderland
Christmas is the perfect time to take a stroll around your neighborhood or in the park. Christmas lights and decorations will lights your way, while adding a little romance to your walk.
The window displays around the holidays are definitely something to marvel at, especially in big cities like New York and London. Grab your sweetie and talk about all the things you’d put under the tree if money was no object. The skies the limit with this shopping trip.
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere where your Christmas is white, break out the sled and race on down the hills. No sled? Don’t worry. Just break out the trash can lid. I guarantee you’ll be laughing the whole time.
Christmas Movie Night
If staying inside is more your style, snuggle up on the couch for a Christmas movie marathon. It’s a great chance to introduce each other to your childhood favorites and start a new tradition.
Hold Down the Fort
Get in touch with your inner child this year by building a fort in your living room. Add a bit of Christmas lights and make it really special. I know we’ve all been dying to do this, so why not hold down the fort with your love.
Play Some Reindeer Games
Okay, maybe not actual reindeer games. But, break out all those board games and have a good ole’ fashion game night. If you really want to spice things up, turn it into a tournament with a prize for the person who wins the most games.
A Christmas Story Time
Choose a few of your favorite Christmas stories to read together. Or introduce each other to your favorite authors. Cuddling up by the fire with a few good books will make for a wonderful night in.
What are some of your favorite holiday date nights? Will you be trying any of these?