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.
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.
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.
Bath bombs can be a sensory explosion for the person who loves relaxing in a bath. Add moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling soft and you've got yourself the perfect gift.
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.
Acts of Service
Hire a dog walker for the pet lover in your life to come a few days out of the week. This will not only help out, but also be a kind way of giving back precious time.
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.
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!
A Burrito Blanket makes the perfect gift for the foodie who loves to cozy up.