Acts of Service
Set up a small candy buffet for your kids, spouse, or friends the next time you host a get-together. Dress up as a classy server (white gloves and all), and serve them at a special time during the evening.
Socks aren't only fashionable, they're also cozy and a fun way to express oneself. Consider signing up your loved one for the Sock Club—they'll get new socks every month!
Does your spouse work from home? Why not grab a book and join him or her on the couch while he or she is working on their laptop? This shows that you’re choosing to be with them, even in the mundane. This book is "couple-perfect" for the holidays.
52 Uncommon Family Adventures
When you dreamed of having a family you pictured outings, adventures, laughing around the kitchen table. But then the kids actually came and most of the time you’re too busy trying to keep up to figure out how to create a magical, screen-free environment where everyone feels loved, is having fun and can connect. That’s why 52 Uncommon Family Adventures was written, it helps you do just that, without all the hassle and stress.
Find a local or online trophy shop and create a customized trophy for a friend or relative. Be creative and fun, but most of all make it personal. For example, if your mother prides herself on her Southern Fried Chicken recipe, this would be the perfect trophy.
Acts of Service
Robotic vacuums make the chore so much easier and they overflow with Acts-of-Service love. Here's a list of Consumer Reports best robotic vacuums of 2020.
A getaway to a secluded cabin could be a nice break from the confines of home in 2020. Make your plans and present them with a cabin-related, Christmas ornament.
Now and Laters
Get a little physical with your spouse playing this sweet game. Pick up a few packs of individually wrapped Now and Laters®. Stash them around the house for your spouse to find. Instruct them that every time they find one to let you know. When they do, they get a 60-second hug or kiss now AND 60 seconds toward a massage or other agreed upon activity later when they “cash in” their candy.
Calligraphy Love Letter
Words of Affirmation
Hire a calligrapher to turn a love letter or your wedding vows into a beautifully written keepsake that you can frame.
A subscription-based gift, even if it's small, can show love for months on end. Here are some fun ones to consider.
If your spouse loves a show like Bake-Off, make one of the signature recipes together! Gather all the ingredients ahead of time and then present the invitiation in a card or note.
52 Uncommon Ways to Unwind Together
Whether you’re going through a difficult season, your relationship has shifted into autopilot, or the everyday stresses of life are wearing you out, it’s time to de-stress together. Boost your relational connection and make fun memories with these strategically designed activities that provide opportunities to enjoy yourselves and unwind.