5 Cosy Date Ideas For The Winter
Our loved ones - and a roaring fire - can make those long winter nights feel less forbidding and gloomy. We know a thing or two about how to create a spark, so here are 5 of our favourite ways to spend time together in front of the fire:
1. Camp Out (or in)
Set up a tent with sleeping bags, blankets, and cushions on a clear night and see how many constellations you can spot. With only the moon and a campfire to light your way, it can’t get much more romantic.
Alternatively, if the weather is a bit too wet and cold, arrange your camping gear across the living room floor and get your snacks and torches out to mimic the conditions of an expedition into the wild – except at room temperature. Crack open a window for actual birdsong sound effects (although considering it’s the winter, maybe just pull up a YouTube soundtrack).
2. Wine & Cheese Tasting
If you enjoy a cheeseboard or a good fondue, then this seems like a winner. Pair it with your favourite red wine, and transport yourself to the vineyards of Italy – or whichever country your wine is made in. A truly sophisticated evening for the home-made fine dining experience.
3. Spa Evening
For those Friday nights where your partner has had to battle the blustery winds on their commute home, opt for a makeshift relaxation spa in your bathroom. Spa evenings can be surprisingly cheap, yet so much fun. Grab the essentials: face masks, pedicure kits, bath salts, candles and whatever else takes your fancy. Maybe if you’re lucky, your partner will give you a foot rub.
This could be your millionth date night with your partner, so why not commemorate your time spent together by putting all your memories into a scrapbook? Tackle this craft project with a whole lot of paper and glue, and anything tangible from your past that you feel belongs in the book. Plus, it’ll be a good excuse to look back through your photo albums and smile – or cringe – together.
5. Board Games
Whether you wish to absolutely smash your opponent with a 9-letter triple word in or want a good belly-laugh by falling over each other playing twister, there are a few 2 player board games out there that’ll see you through the evening. Allow yourself to be completely screen-free to prioritise quality time. Quick tip: Under all circumstances, no matter how desperately bored you are, do not play monopoly – it’ll take a few kiln-dried logs to get you through that game (and might end in divorce)!
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For a truly romantic evening, opt for traditional kiln dried Oak firewood. It’ll burn long into the night, creating a subtle earthy scent and a low flame to set the mood.