With working weeks being what they are, it can sometimes be tricky to find solid time with your significant other. With Christmas on its way, we have put together our top 7 ideas for romantics – so that whether you have an evening or a week off, you can spend it with the one you love.
1. Book a spa or massage
Let’s not beat around the bush here – modern life is stressful. With work, friends, family, houses, cars, and children all playing a hefty role in keeping us hurtling from responsibility to responsibility, there isn’t much time for me time.
One of the best ways to work out some of that stress and truly unwind is to book yourself and your significant other a much-needed break at a spa. Book yourself in for a weekend and forget about life for a while.
2. Rent a cottage
Have you ever dreamt of enjoying Christmas in a picturesque cottage by a roaring fire, but passed it off as an expensive pipe dream? There are a ton of great companies who offer cottages around the country to rent for short periods, which can be perfect if you want to have a gorgeous Christmas with your partner, without having to worry about relocating.
AirBnB and similar companies have made it easier than ever to live life in someone else’s shoes for the holiday. With properties available pretty much anywhere you look, you can pick a place close to your family, somewhere you have never been, or somewhere nearby – depending on what you are looking for.
3. Start a new TV show
Want to do something together but too busy to travel? Grab some blankets, order some pizza and turn on the TV. Starting a new TV show together is the modern day equivalent of taking a walk through the park, and with so much variety on offer you will be spoilt for choice.
4. Have a picnic
There is a reason why having a picnic is a tried and tested romantic staple. Grabbing a blanket, collection of fine cheeses and a bottle of wine and heading outside couldn’t be easier – but to take it to the next level, why not order one of our exquisite hampers? That way you can enjoy a fine selection of luxury food and drink delivered to you.
5. Go on a trip
Whether you only have a few days break with your partner or a whole week, visiting somewhere new is one of the best ways to spend the time.
With so many holiday companies vying for your attention, and so much great choice of breaks here in the UK, booking a trip away doesn’t need to break the bank or be planned too far in advance.
6. Recreate your first date
Do you ever look back through old couple photos and nostalgically remember the days when you were young and carefree? Rekindle those old flames by reliving the earlier days of your relationship. It is never too late to go on an adventure, so bust out those (now tragically out of fashion) clothes from yesteryear and relive all your relationship best bits.
7. Visit the beach
One of the best things about living in a small island country is that you don’t have to travel too far to get to the beach. Enjoy the change of scenery, have an ice cream, and take a dip in the ocean (if you are brave enough!).
The UK being the UK means that visiting the beach can be very weather-dependent, but walking hand in hand with a loved one while the waves lap at the shore can be a budget-friendly excursion that you can enjoy in a pinch.