If you are up for a challenge, consider taking a friend or loved one to an escape room. You'll spend an hour or more working together to find clues toward a way out of one or more rooms. It's like a real-life puzzle for the mind. It might not be easy, but you're sure to have some time together—maybe even some fun in the process.
Go camping . . . in your living room. Did you make forts as a child out of blankets and boxes? You're never too old to transform your living room into a couple’s camping experience once again—only now that you are all grown up, you can go the extra mile. Need some inspiration? Click here.
Words of Affirmation
Create and give a personalized article of clothing to someone you love. Make it meaningful by incorporating something that is significant to them.
DIY Christmas Ornament
For the Christmas lovers in your life, receiving a homemade tree ornament could mean the world. Here's a list of 75 DIY Christmas ornaments to get you started.
Children love stories—especially when they are read aloud together. Imagine how surprised they will be when the next storybook you read together is all about them!
Words of Affirmation
Write a list of genuine, specific compliments or affirmations on individual scraps of paper and put them in a jar, so they can be opened and read whenever your loved one needs a pick-me-up. (Also, the only cost is some time and a container!)
101 Conversation Starters
Shared meals are perfect opportunities to spend Quality Time with your loved one(s). Make plans to sit down together, put away mobile devices, turn the TV off, and engage in good old-fashioned conversation over a meal. If you need some prompts to get the conversation rolling, here are a few resources to get you started: 101 Conversation Starters for Couples, 101 Conversation Starters for Families.
Often airlines will offer exceptional specials to certain locations this time of year. Why not jump on your favorite airline's website and check their general specials (for example, this page at Southwest)? Choose your departure city, find the most financially reasonable destination, and book a trip! Plan it further by looking into hotel deals and searching for the most interesting restaurants and sights to see!
If you and your partner are feeling ambitious, try taking a cooking class together. Side by side, you are sure to give and receive many touches. Make it a point to be close and have fun. If you would like to find a class near you, try this website (click Cooking, then Couples Cooking). Bon appétit!
Acts of Service
What better gift for the Acts of Service person in your life than a coupon book filled with coupons you've created just for them?!