With all the shopping, never ending to-do lists and general festive chaos it can be easy to overlook your over half over the Christmas season. Here's my run down of the best Christmas gifts for couples to ensure some quality time together and bit of romance under the mistletoe.
My Date Night
We all want to a bit of romance and there is no better gift than quality time together. But that's easier said than done with busy lives, work schedules and kids. My Date Night helps you create more of those magic moments by making it quick and easy to book a perfect date night. They ask you a few quick questions about your preferences then do the hard work for you, allowing you to focus on what matters most – your partner. From budget friendly eat, drink & dance ideas, to elaborate theatre breaks and VIP experiences there is the perfect date night for everyone. MyDateNight.com works with thousands of venues across London and nationwide to offer experiences for all tastes and budgets.
Monogamy is an award-winning couples game encouraging you to have a hot affair... with your partner! With over 400 suggestions at three levels of intimacy you'll soon be feeling that sexual tension from when you first met. The game encourages you to try new exciting things together and you'll soon be laughing (and lusting) over each other. £24.99 from monogamygame.com or your local Ann Summers.
Karasuba-Iro Japanese Ramen bowl set
These stunning Karasuba-Iro Japanese ramen bowls are the perfect gift for foodie couples who enjoy creating culinary perfection together. The gorgeous set contains two Karasuba-Iro ramen bowls, two ramen ladles, and a full colour ramen recipe booklet. Everything you need for a romantic noodle night in packed together in a reusable drawstring cotton gift bag. The authentic glossy black bowls are imported from Japan and each one is carefully chosen to be the perfect size and shape for ramen. £39.50 from souschef.co.uk
Cineworld Unlimited Pass
Before we had kids Husband and I would spend most weekends at the cinema. It is probably our favourite joint hobby. The Cineworld Unlimited Pass is brilliant for movie mad couples because you can see as many movies as you want from just £17.90 a month per person. That means if you only need to see 2 movies a month to be saving money. You can see any film as many times as you like plus you get 10% off all cinema snacks and drinks plus access to exclusive preview screenings. You do need to sign up for a minimum of 12 month and pay extra for 3D screenings but after a year of membership you are upgraded to Premium Unlimited at no extra cost which gets you 25% off snacks and drinks and unlimited 3D movies. Buy your passes online at cineworld.co.uk/unlimited
Craft Gin Club Subscription
Gin loving couples can enjoy a new bottle each month with a Craft Gin Club Subscription. Over the course of a year, members discover some of the world’s finest small-batch gins carefully selected and paired paired with a selection of tonics, mixers and sweet and savoury treats to create a beautifully curated experience every time. Gift subscriptions start from £160 for quarterly boxes up to £480 for monthly delivery. Buy online at craftginclub.co.uk
iFLY - indoor skydiving
There are gift experinces then there is iFLY. Indoor skydiving simulates true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality. We tried this out recently at iFLY Basingstoke and it was simply amazing - I highly recommend it and anyone aged from 3 to 103 years and take part and enjoy the thrill of indoor skydiving. You can buy gift experiences online at iflyworld.co.uk
Our Life Story Diary
If you are looking for a sentimental gift the Our Life Story Diary makes a fabulous couples journal. It can be filled with your adventures, hopes and dreams and photos galore. his stylish black book contains 1080 pages including some pre-printed pages, including an ‘about us’ section, suggestions as to things you can do together and a map of the world, which you can mark with where you have visited, both individually and together. You can fill our life story book with whatever you like, from memorable occasions and achievements to your family tree and any new additions, favourite recipes and all the things you’d both like to do - just think what a read it will be in years to come! £26.99 from findmeagift.co.uk
Centrepoint More Than a Gift
If all your loved one needs this Christmas is to cosy up to you on Christmas day why not consider a gift to charity in their name? Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, believes everyone should have someone at Christmas and is encouraging people to give more than a gift this year… From Christmas dinner to a safe place to stay, giving a gift that lasts beyond Christmas day could transform a vulnerable young person’s life forever. With life-changing gifts such as providing a Christmas Dinner for £10 it’s easy to make a difference to the lives of homeless young people this Christmas. Top donate visit: centrepoint.org.uk/morethanagift.
Some of the products featured in this guide were gifted for review purposes but all opinions are my own,
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.