Are you hoping to do something truly special this Christmas? If so, then the romantic Christmas ideas in this post will help you to put together a unique, intimate and enjoyable Christmas – one that will give you amazing memories.
Just The Two of You
Most of the time, Christmas is something that will involve spending time with your closest family, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. You could, if you wanted to do something really romantic, schedule the family stuff for boxing day, and spend Christmas with just the two of you.
Why not book a short break and spend Christmas Eve in a log cabin. Pay someone else to serve you Christmas dinner, and then enjoy a quiet and relaxing day together, instead of having to worry about cooking, cleaning, and serving Christmas meals.
A Great Gift
Economic uncertainty means that not everyone is in the position to spend a lot of money this holiday season. The good news is the best gifts aren’t always the ones that cost a lot of money. Handmade gifts are brilliant, if you’re the creative sort, and well thought-out gifts of any value will always be remembered.
There’s a saying, that people will forget the exact things that you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel; that even goes for people who are close to you – the gifts that you give this year will be forgotten in a few years’ time, but they will have long-lasting happy memories relating to how they felt about the gift, and the fun weekend they spent with you.
Why not put together a photo album of the year, full of all the happy memories that you have and the things that you did together? Ask their family for tips for things that they loved when they were a child, and make their favorite foods or replicate some of their best loved traditions?
Don’t forget that part of building your own family is making your own traditions – whether that’s something as simple as watching a Christmas special together, going somewhere, cooking a dish, visiting someone, or giving a specific gift each year, make there be something that you look forward to and that you do together.
Christmas is supposed to be a period of giving, sharing and loving. Sadly, people tend to put pressure on themselves, and they really shouldn’t. Done right, Christmas can be a lot of fun – but the trick is realizing that ‘right’ isn’t always about things being perfect. Learn to relax and appreciate each other. Learn that the most important thing is that you both have time off work and you can spend that time together. You might argue, you might burn the roast vegetables, or you might buy the wrong type of wine to go with the turkey, but that’s OK. You’ll still laugh, you’ll still have fun together, and you’ll still spend time together – time where normally you’d be stuck at work.
If you don’t live with your partner yet, and you’re just dating, look for something you can do together that won’t need a lot of time, so you can still hang out with each other’s family and friends. Make some time for each other, though, and try to give a good and thoughtful gift. If you’re really not sure what to get, ask! There’s probably something on your boy or girlfriend’s wishlist that they would really, really appreciate. Not everyone is all that into possessions – some people really do just want a nice meal and a trip to the cinema…
We hope that these romantic Christmas ideas will make your holiday season enjoyable and unique 🙂