At this point, the seasons are pretty much done changing. Winter will officially be here before we know it, but it already feels like it’s in full swing in many areas. There’s a chill in the air, it’s officially time to break out the cozy sweaters, everyone’s stocked up on cocoa, and the winter holidays are just around the corner.
But, of course, the cold weather is no reason to get lax about date nights. Connecting with your one and only in meaningful ways is just as important during the colder months. The key to keeping things going is to choose activities that work with the season and complement the unique atmosphere that comes with it. Here are a few stellar ideas to add to your plans.
1. Chat each other up over coffee.
When was the last time you and your partner made time to simply sit together and talk? If it’s been a while, maybe it’s time to revisit the idea. After all, there’s a reason going out for coffee is such a popular date idea early on in a relationship. There’s nothing like it when it comes to meaningful conversation and deep connection in a low-pressure setting.
How you have your coffee date play out is entirely up to you, but don’t be afraid to get creative. Grab a cup on the go and enjoy it while you walk around downtown and admire the holiday lights. Snag a table at your favorite neighborhood café and chat each other up while you watch the snowfall outside. Break out the special mugs, brew a cup at home, and enjoy it in front of the fire. No distractions. No phones. Just the two of you connecting like you used to.
2. Plan a pajama party.
No winter date night would be complete without at least a couple of stay-home ideas to break out on nights the weather (or your schedules) keep you indoors. A grown-up pajama party is just playful enough to be low-pressure but also versatile enough to leave room for plenty of possibilities.
Treat yourselves (or each other) to some new bedtime wear. (Make your choices as innocent or racy as you like.) Then wear your picks to do whatever it is you want to do. Pop some popcorn and catch up on your Netflix queue if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Or plan an elaborate seduction scene complete with the whole nine yards. Be creative and make your evening a time to enjoy whatever’s been missing from your lives while you’ve been too busy planning your holidays.
3. Get away for a staycation.
Who says you have to have the time, the energy, or the budget to go far away from home to enjoy the perks of a bit of vacation time? Staycations are great ways to get away from the stress of day-to-day life for a weekend or a few random days without breaking the bank or overextending yourself.
Book a short stay at a cute little bed-and-breakfast or swanky hotel in your town or the next one over. Let the staff treat you to a good time and spoil you a little. Spend your days exploring your city the way someone from out of town might and do all those fun little things together you never make time for anymore. Then spend your nights riding the good vibes, ordering room service, and connecting on another level in the bedroom. There’s nothing like some time away to spark romance, and you don’t need to travel far to reap the benefits.
4. Arrange for a sexy surprise.
When was the last time one of you surprised the other in the bedroom with a little something new and spicy to try? Has it been a while? Have you been meaning to mix things up lately but just haven’t gotten around to it yet or aren’t sure what to try? Well, there’s no time like wintertime to get a little cozier and spend a little more time in bed together, and it’s easier than you think to jumpstart your creativity.
Try a sexy adult subscription from a top-tier company like Seductive Pleasure Box. Simply specify your preferences, and you’ll receive a perfectly curated box in the mail every month for one reasonable price. Each box contains a different selection of sexy surprises, including fun toys and premium accessories. You can make a standing date with one another to lock yourselves in your bedroom the night your box shows up and give everything a test run.
As you can see, winter doesn’t have to be a somber, slow time of year unless you want it to be. There’s plenty you can do to connect, have fun, and make memories no matter how cold it is outside. So, make the most of your season, and get creative!