With the winter closing in like a vice and the festive season descending, we’re all considering what to do with our precious time off. Whether you have a whole week or just a few precious days off work, we’ve collected a few of our favourite, more affordable Christmas date ideas for everyone to enjoy this Christmas. Because if you can’t spoil yourself at Christmas, when can you..?!
One of the most romantic aspects of the festive season is the amount of ice skating rinks that miraculously pop up in city centres across the country. From Somerset House to the Eden Project, you will be spoilt for choice. These present a perfect date night opportunity. Whether you’re a natural on the ice, or just in it for the mulled wine and fun, you can spend an afternoon gliding gracefully in each other’s arms or falling flat on your backsides. Either way, there will almost certainly be smiles.
When it’s cold, dark and probably rather wet outside, sometimes the idea of facing the outside world can be too much. So, why not gift your other half the gift of calm, happiness and wellbeing this Christmas season by treating them to a night of luxury and relaxation at home. Neom Cosmetics offer a range of kits designed for the perfect night in, turning your bedroom or bathroom into a luxury hotel suite. From scented candles, gorgeous balms and specially formulated shower and bath oils, there is more than enough in these kits to make sure your evening is one of true, undisturbed bliss. Do make sure your phones are turned off!
Ok, “he’s behind you” might not be the first phrase that comes to mind when you think of perfect date night opportunities, but hear us out! A good Christmas pantomime is generally a more affordable and lighthearted night at the theatre, if you are both a bit stressed out at work it could be the perfect silly night out to make you switch off from all the Christmas stress.
From Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park to the now famous German Market in Birmingham, the trend for Christmas markets can appeal to men who usually hide away from a shopping experience. Warm mulled wine, smoky Bavarian sausages and some cute present ideas and Christmas crafts wrap up warm under the twinkly lights for a festive night out under the stars.
Moving once again away from the noise and clatter of the outside world; sometimes the most simple ideas are the best. There are few pleasures in life as gloriously simple and comforting as snuggling up with your loved one and indulging in an evening of festive movie magic. Add your favourite snacks and a tipple or two and you’ll probably never want to leave the sofa.