17 Cute Date Ideas for this Winter
The weather might be getting colder, but now’s the time to heat your romance up! These 17 date ideas for the winter are sure to make sparks fly – and we’re not just talking about the fireplace.
Sunset Hot Chocolate
Lay down a few blankets outside and pack a picnic kit complete with snacks, hot cocoa, marshmallows and peppermint. Cuddle up to your loved one as the sun sets and the starry winter night reveals itself.
Take a Winter Walk
They named the song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” for a reason. Take advantage of a romantic walk during the first snowfall – before it gets too gross outdoors – and warm back up with each other indoors afterwards.
Go for a Hike
Be sure to take advantage of this before the weather gets too bad. A brisk hike can be the ideal winter date for adventure-seekers looking for exercise, endorphins, and incredible views.
Weather so bad that is has you trapped inside? For some fun, physical, indoor activities, consider going rock climbing! You can even challenge each other with a playful race to the top.
Make a Gingerbread House
This craft isn’t just for kids. Put a spin on this yule tide tradition and make it more adult-oriented by soaking your candy in booze.
Schedule a Spa Outing
If you’ve amassed some savings by staying indoors, consider indulging in a couple’s spa day complete with saunas, hot tubs, and massages. Nothing will feel better in the dead of winter!
Plan a Ski Trip
If you don’t know how to ski or snowboard, now’s the perfect time to learn a new skill! Retreating back to your private cabin or lodge should be motivation enough for this romantic getaway.
Go Ice Skating
Okay, this one screams winter date – even those who live in warm areas can find a local ice rink nearby. Start planning your outfit now for those cute social media posts.
Buy a Sled
If you live in the snow, nab a plastic sled available at most pharmacy chains in your area, head to a hilly area, and prepare for an adorable day date. Pro tip: this option is great for group dates!
Crack Open a Cookbook
Somewhere in your household lies a cookbook collecting dust. Flip it open to a random page and pick up the ingredients to make something sizzle outside of your comfort zone.
While you’re cooking, try your hand at fondue! Be sure to add wine to complement your meal as you enjoy your warm, gooey cheese by the fireplace.
Finding yourself in front of the fireplace pretty regularly? Put a spin on your favorite camping pastime by using the open flame to whip up some s’mores.
Build a Fort
After you get a little stir crazy from staying in doors for so long, relive by gathering blankets and sheets to build your very own fort. Add candles to supply lighting in which you can snuggle up for hours.
You’re probably freezing, but your romance shouldn’t be! The next time you’re feeling uninspired, refer back to this list for some fun and fabulous winter dates.