The Best Holiday Dates

You and your SO finally have some time off from work. Give yourselves something to look forward to while you’re cooped up at Aunt Mildred’s oohing and aahing over the children’s cotton ball snowmen. Ice skating and tobogganing are classic, but here are a few others to try. Take a few of these dates for a spin and make the most of your vacation.

Whipping down a ski hill sure beats shovelling snow. Race each other down the hill, loser buys hot chocolate in the cozy chalet. If you can spring for the cash, rent a chalet of your own for a few days.

Anything with a fireplace
It’s basically a requirement. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, snuggle up close, or get even closer for a sexy mood setter. But watch your distance. Singed anything doesn’t exactly say holiday cheer.

Find a place that rents snowshoes and give it a whirl. It’s a strange feeling at first, but it’s a lot of fun learning something new together “ even more fun if you already know how since you can watch him stumble around awkwardly. I mean ¦ help him out.

Holiday shopping is a lot less stressful with someone you love. Try to make it fun by taking breaks for window shopping or an Irish coffee, and hitting up small boutiques or local shops to avoid massive crowds.

If you got roped into baking for the family holiday get-together, rope your sweetie into helping you out. A flour fight is not necessary, but can be a fun bonus. It’ll look like it’s snowed indoors and out.

Snow building
See that big pile of snow left over from shovelling? Make something out of it together. Snow people, an awesome snow fortress of castle proportions, whatever comes to mind. Save some for a snowball fight.

Volunteer work
Giving back to the community is a great way to bond and share your happiness with others. Ask a soup kitchen if they could use a hand, or help out at an animal shelter. There are a lot of great organizations that put together holiday boxes for the needy as well “ check out Good Samaritan Ministries, or World Vision’s online catalogue to buy gifts for families around the world, like fruit trees or mosquito nets.

Yankee Swap
This one makes a great group date. If you guys have a solid group of mutual friends, save money while treating your friends by playing a game of Yankee Swap. Keep the gift limits low (about $10 – $20), and ask everyone to bring one. Then, everyone takes turns choosing a gift from under the tree to open, or stealing someone else’s. The game is over when everyone has a gift. Stealing makes it pretty hilarious.

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    • Anonymous
    • January 1, 1970
    Lots of great ideas here! Not just for the holidays, but for surviving winter!
  2. Avatar
    • Anonymous
    • January 1, 1970
    Lots of great ideas here! Not just for the holidays, but for surviving winter!

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