Your Guide to Creating a Festive and Fun Holiday Date Night

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Can you believe Christmas is only a few weeks away? All I want to do lately is curl up under a blanket with my cat and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. This time of year can be stressful with all of the shopping, cooking and decorating (oh my!). Enjoying a romantic, holiday-themed date night right from your couch is the perfect way to escape the madness and treasure the season. Keep reading for everything you and your significant other need to make the next date night merry and bright.

No date night is complete without cocktails (or mocktails, if you’re not into drinking). You’ve probably heard of clothing and makeup boxes, but what about one for cocktails? A Shaker & Spoon subscription provides everything you need to become a seasoned mixologist: syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers, citrus; just add liquor and you’re ready to go. Each box has a specific theme, and all house-made ingredients are produced in small batches in the company’s Brooklyn facility.

Speaking of alcohol, let the drinks come to you with Drizly delivery. You can browse different types of beer, wine and liquor for every budget. Why not grab a bottle of peppermint Schnapps for the occasion? Drizly also offers easily-forgettable extras like plastic cups, corkscrews, paper towels and champagne flutes. Never worry about running out of supplies again! If you’ve got a specific date in mind, you can schedule an order for up to two weeks early.

Sometimes you don’t have the energy to make a big meal, and that’s okay – so let Gobble do the dirty work for you. Gobble is a meal subscription service that delivers freshly-prepped food kits that can be made in 15 minutes. Craft your weekly line-up from a selection of classic, lean & clean or vegetarian recipes. They’ve done the peeling, chopping and marinating, so sit back, toast the eggnog with your SO and let your worries fade away.

My boyfriend and I live for games and love answering trivia questions while sipping on wine. All of Us is made for players of all ages, as you can tell by the title, but you and your boo will definitely enjoy the 2,500+ fun questions about TV, movies, music, history and more. This game is made by the same brains behind What Do You Meme, so get ready for a rip-roaring good time.

And finally, watch a feel-good Christmas movie on Hulu to make this the best date night ever. You can opt for classics like “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Jingle All The Way,” or play something more modern like “The Holiday.” No matter what, it’s never too early to ring in the most wonderful time of the year.

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