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The Most Romantic Date Ideas For Winter*

romantic date ideas

I’m sure you all know by know just how much I adore date night with Matt and when you combine that with my love for Christmas and winter, you get a very excitable Chloe!

Winter for me, is the most romantic season as it’s the perfect time to cosy up on the sofa together or wrap up warm and head out into the bitter cold air. I’m never short of date night ideas and considering I’ve already talked about my date night plans for summer and autumn, I thought it was only appropriate to put one together for winter too!

Here’s my romantic date night ideas for winter; enjoy!

romantic date ideas

Ice skating

Wear your most Christmassy attire and head out to your local ice skating rink. Last Saturday, Matt and I headed to Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at the Designer Outlet in York which has now become a tradition for us to do every year. Ice skating is one of my absolute favourite activities to do at winter time and it’s even better when I get to go with Matt. The ice rink that we go to has a 30 foot tree in the centre of the rink and has a gorgeous cabin-esque bar right next to it. The bar is perfect for grabbing a hot chocolate (or a cider in Matt’s case) before you head out on to the freezing cold rink. I think that ice skating is definitely one of the most romantic winter date ideas and I already want to go back again!

Watch your favourite Christmas films

There’s nothing better on a freezing cold day than donning your finest festive pyjamas, making a mug of something hot and delicious and curling up on the sofa to watch your favourite Christmas film. Elf is always on my to-watch list at Christmas time and as Matt loves it so much as well, we’ll be sure to watch it once or twice this year. Bonus points if you get the cat to cosy up with you too as that really is just ultimate #goals.

romantic date ideas

Decorate the Christmas tree together

Decorating the Christmas tree is always one of my favourite things to do and this year will be the second year that Matt and I have decorated the tree together. Last year I suggested that we start the tradition of buying a new bauble together every year and I think it’s such a lovely and romantic thing to do. Light all the candles, put a festive film on in the background, get a mug of Baileys or hot chocolate (or both!) and transform your house into a Winter Wonderland!

Go on a long walk

A ‘long’ walk may be a bit of a push here, especially when the temperatures outside are enough to freeze your bits off but if you wrap up warm and huddle up together then going on a long walk can be incredibly cute and romantic. It’s even better if it’s snowing as you can take “candid” pictures of each other frolicking in the snow that are just dying to be uploaded to Instagram!

romantic date ideas

Have a bath together…

While it may not be the most practical or comfortable activity to squeeze you both in the bath, if your tub allows two fully grown humans to enjoy a bath together then I’d 100% recommend it. Especially if you’ve been out on a long walk and you cannot get warm; a nice hot bath with your SO is not only incredibly romantic but also potentially live-saving for your frostbitten toes!

Cook a delicious, wintery meal together

Neither Matt or I are that good at cooking but everyday last week we made the conscious effort to cook something yummy everynight and we were pleasantly surprised at just how well we managed it. We’d sit at the table each night and discuss our respective days while eating something warm and delicious. It’s even better if you can surprise your other half with a romantic meal, accompanied by lots of candles, maybe some fairy lights and a bottle of wine.

romantic date ideas

Go Christmas shopping together

Yesterday Matt and I went Christmas shopping in York and as well as getting most of our shopping done, we also had a wander around the Christmas markets. While it can be pretty stressful going Christmas shopping in the freezing cold while you’re trying to battle through the crowds, it can also be pretty fun. I love going Christmas shopping with Matt as it’s lovely to spend a whole afternoon together being all wrapped up and festive.

Build a blanket fort

This alternative approach to simply just laying on the sofa watching films can be incredibly fun and very romantic. Get all your cosiest blankets, duvets and cushions and make an awesome fort. Make some hot chocolate, order a huge takeaway and get all your favourite Christmas episodes of the best TV shows and binge-watch them all night. You could even sleep in the blanket fort and put fairy lights all around it to make it even more cute and romantic.

romantic date ideas

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What are your favourite romantic date ideas for winter? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 10th December 2017 / 2:32 pm

    these are such cute ideas! Sadly I’m single again this Christmas so I won’t get to indulge in these things haha, but one day! xx



    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Ahhh one day Gi! Xx

  2. 10th December 2017 / 3:17 pm

    These are such cute ideas! I also like them because I’m a bit of a hermit haha! Although I don’t really have any Christmassy attire, I need to invest in a Christmas jumper but they are pretty expensive for something you’re only going to wear like twice a year! I love a good baking/cooking sesh and a bottle of wine on the sofa eating the goodies!
    Alice Xx

    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much Alice xx

  3. 10th December 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Soo many lovely date ideas Chloe, a blanket fort sounds amazing too and is definitely needed now it is so, soo cold outside. We’ve got an ice rink in Southampton so I can’t wait to do that either! xx

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:38 pm

      I couldn’t agree more haha! Xx

  4. Debra-Bow
    10th December 2017 / 7:12 pm

    This post is literally date goals. I love ice skating, christmas movies, warm baths, long walks, the works! You’ve definitely nailed this. I love spending time with Jonny especially when it means we don’t have to venture out too far as well 🙂 xxxxx

    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Ahh you cutie! Ice skating is literally one of my favourite things ever! Xxx

  5. 10th December 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Aww such a cute post!! Building a blanket fort and watching Christmas films is an all year activity in our house haha xxxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Haha I thought it would be Lucy! There’s literally nothing better though!! Xxxxx

  6. 10th December 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Ice skating is such a cute date idea, I’d love it if I could actually skate!

  7. 11th December 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Love these ideas! I can’t ice skate to save my life but it always looks so romantic and amazing at this time of year. I love going for walks in the cold and warming up back home snuggled up with a Christmas film, and cooking together is a really good way to bond more with your partner if you’ve not been spending as much time together as you’d like. x

    • chloedickenson
      11th December 2017 / 5:35 pm

      I totally agree! Christmas is just such a romantic time anyway xx

  8. 12th December 2017 / 6:55 am

    These are all such great ideas! This is our first year with our pup so we love taking him out to see all the lights (though he’s highly suspicious of all the lights lol). We’re really loving having our own place and curling up every weekend in layers of blankets with our wine and a good movie playing. Baths are the best and so so relaxing – they’re perfect for just catching up and talking about everything and anything! We just had a little Lush trip and picked up some bath bombs / bubble bars that I’m excited to use!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • chloedickenson
      13th December 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Ahh that’s so lovely Cindy! Walks with your pup must be so adorable and very instagrammable haha! Xx

  9. 13th December 2017 / 10:27 am

    These are all such cute ideas! I haven’t been ice skating in ages, it’s always too busy for me but I do love it. Cosying up with a takeaway and hot chocolate whilst watching a Christmas film is possibly one of my fave things to do – I’m looking forward to doing this at least a few times this month 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      13th December 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Ooh yeah, that’s definitely one of my fave things too! Xx

  10. Kim
    22nd November 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Aw, these are such lovely ideas to do with your loved one. I’m hoping to go ice skating this year.

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