December for most of us in the U.S. is a season that starts the beginning of winter – which means cold weather, short days, and maybe even a few snow flakes as well. And, while the cold might be miserable for some of us, there’s some great benefits in knowing that you and your partner can help each other stay warm and still be romantic.
I like to call Winter “Snuggle Season” – Nothing feels better than being somewhere cozy snuggled up with someone you love. So a lot of these ideas are ones that will give you plenty of great opportunities to cuddle up with the one you love.
Here’s some fun ideas for you to try:
Share a Blanket: Sharing a blanket makes it all the more comfortable and cozy. Any blanket will do, but it helps if it is bigger and a nice warm fabric like fleece or others. I learned awhile ago that the softness is important too – you don’t realize until you have a blanket that makes you say out loud “wow, this is a nice soft blanket that feels so good!” what you’re missing with most scratchy/non soft ones.
Make Hot Cocoa, Cider, or Tea: In the winter months, hot beverages like hot chocolate, warm apple cider, or your favorite blend of hot tea are a great opportunity to spend a simple and happy moment together with your partner. For those with hectic and crazy schedules, taking 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to unwind together over a cup of tea before bed is a great way to help you remember you both love each other through it all.
Watch a Movie: While a lot of people think TV is a distraction to relationships, I do think spending time snuggling on a couch or in bed while watching a good movie is a great way to spend time together. I have a HUGE list of 100 Romantic Movies here.
Take a Nap Together: I LOVE Naps, probably because since having children I have not really slept very much. If you’re married or living together it might seem silly that a nap would be any different than when you sleep together at night, but it really can be a great way to feel more positive about your relationship.
Get Cooking: It’s cold outside. Is it really worth warming up the car, going to a busy restaurant, freezing outside walking in and out, waiting for a table, and risking poor service? I don’t think so, which is why cooking inside and staying at home becomes much more convenient. It can be a lot of fun to help each other cooking – even if you are a horrible cook. Think of how when you were little and you would help an adult cook by taking turns – maybe you’ll add in the ingredients and your partner will stir it together.
Light Some Candles: Candles can really help set the mood, whether you rely on the soft flickering glow for light or want to have your home filled with the sweet scent of scented candles. Something about the soft glow makes everything seem instantly more romantic.
Snuggle Somewhere New: Bored of snuggling up at home? A different location can often do wonders for your relationship. Whether you go on a romantic getaway to the mountains or find a hotel room in a city you haven’t visited before, the trip away to snuggle somewhere different can often do wonders for helping you and your partner reconnect.
The possibilities are endless when you are looking for places to squeeze in a little winter romance. If you enjoyed these romantic winter ideas, you may also like our romantic winter date ideas too!