Date at Home
Acts of Service
Arrange to have a friend or family member watch the kids overnight and then plan all the details for an exquisite evening of dinner, along with some enjoyable and relaxing activities—click for ideas.
Words of Affirmation
Are you crafty or creative? Sometimes people highlight words or phrases in books that speak meaningfully to them. If you want to give a fun gift, secretly find one or several of these highlights and have them made up into chalk art.
An outdoor heater will allow you to spend time outside together as the weather gets colder.
101 Conversation Starters for Families
One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful conversation. But it’s not always easy to get your kids talking. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is an excellent place to begin, providing just the right blend of fun and thought-provoking questions.
Secret Pocket Pillow
Words of Affirmation
For some fun with the love language of Words of Affirmation, consider making a secret pocket pillow. Use the pocket pillow to leave notes to one another filled with encouraging or affectionate words, poetry, uplifting quotes, or appreciation.
A Burrito Blanket makes the perfect gift for the foodie who loves to cozy up.
Board Game Dress Up
Board games are a favorite pastime for many families. Break away from the norm and try something different. For example, the next time you have a game night of CLUE®, have each person dress up as their character.
This Unplug Box makes a great gift for those who love Quality Time with others.
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 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.
A Perfect Pet for Peyton
Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.