We may have no choice but to celebrate Christmas 2020 differently, but that doesn’t give you the right to turn into a Grinch and cancel the whole holiday season, especially if you are one of the lucky few who’ve got someone to kiss under the mistletoe.
Being stuck at home with your significant other for several months is all the more reason to shake things up to make things a little extra special during this time of the year. In this blog, we share simple tips on how to prepare a romantic Christmas date with your loved one. From the sweetest gift ideas, genius dinner date hacks, to swoon-worthy chick flicks that will lead to the coziest cuddle sesh, we’re going to give everything you need to create a festive date night.
Plan a Christmas Eve Dinner for Two
Most restaurants in Los Angeles may be closed for dining due to the lockdown or fully booked for the holidays. Don’t let that stop you. Recreate the sweetest dining experience with these easy steps.
If you’ve been seeing each other in your sweatpants or pyjamas for the rest of the year, shake things up a bit by bringing your A-game to your Christmas date. Ask your partner to dress up like you would if you were going out on your fave date spot. Classy but casual works, too.
Achieve a dreamy holiday date night ambiance by jazzing up your dining table, balcony, or garden with fairy lights or candles. Top it off with a gorgeous flower arrangement. Whether you’re shooting for a romantic red or winter wonderland white Christmas theme, we’ve got beautiful orchids and hand bouquets ready for your picking.
- Order take-out from your favorite fancy restaurant, or better yet, whip up something simple but special. There are countless easy-to-follow dinner date recipes online that you can use. From mouthwatering beef ragu, steak, roasted chicken, baked salmon, the options are endless! Pair it with a bottle of wine and top it off with decadent chocolates or cake for dessert. Our luxurious gift boxes are perfect for this purpose. We can even customize your Christmas basket to carry everything you need for a sumptuous grazing table.
Netflix and Chill Christmas Style
We all know where Netflix sessions should lead by now: to “chill” if you know what I mean. If you get off work late, short on time, or for whatever reason want to have a stress-free, low-maintenance Christmas date with your partner, no one’s going to stop you! Go ahead and binge-watch the sweetest (or cringiest) Christmas chick flicks streaming on Netflix this season. Give your uber serious or depressingly heavy crime dramas or series a break for once and have fun with festive movies with the bae.
Need some recommendations? Here’s our list of cute Christmas movies on Netflix for 2020.
- Dash and Lily
- The Knight Before Christmas
- Holiday in the Wild
- A Christmas Prince
- The Princess Switch
Crank on the air-conditioning to its fullest for the ultimate winter feels and cuddle like crazy. Have freshly baked (or bought, whatever, no judgment here) cookies with a cup of hot cocoa, or delightful Christmas cocktails and pica pica within reach for a midnight feast.
Exchange Christmas Gifts
This year has really put our character and relationships to the test. If you have survived 2020 living together through panic-filled grocery runs, countless anxiety attacks, and months of lockdown without calling it quits, you two deserve a treat. Show your love and appreciation to your partner with well-thought-of presents.
At Orchid Republic, we have an extensive selection of beautiful gift boxes that make impressive Christmas gifts for your loved one. We can also customize contents to fit whatever your beau has on their wishlist. Shop now and get same-day delivery anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County!