What special holiday ideas do you have for your SO?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we are having a low key thanksgiving this year.  it’s been a tradition to go away with my family for a week but since DH and I just honeymooned, the family trip is only going to be 2 nights away.

thanksgiving is also the first night of hanukkah, we are jewish. 

DH and I met on christmas eve so i’m sure he will plan something special this year.



Post # 4
3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our 6 year date-i-versary falls on Thanskgiving this year.  I told him I was stoked because it meant we don’t have to spend money on dinner or cook! haha.  I haven’t really put much thought in to what all we will be doing for the holidays though.

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We visit his family every year for Thanksgiving, and I don’t tease him when his Mom treats him like a five year old! (She totally babies him, not that I don’t…)

Post # 6
114 posts
Blushing bee

Last year for Christmas I did a sort of advent calendar for my SO. I got him 25 small presents, like a candy bar and a package of post-it notes (he loves them), wrapped them all individually, and then hid one for him every day from the 1st of December until Christmas when I gave himh his big present. He loved it and I loved doing it, so I suggest it!

Post # 7
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We’re getting married.  I think that will last us through the holidays Smile

Post # 8
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We do many simple but romantic (to us) things around the holidays.

On different nights, we:

ride on the Christmas train in Stanley Park

go look at the gingerbread contest entries at the Hyatt Hotel

see the Christmas trees at the Four Seasons

walk down to the beach near our home to watch the Carol Ships , which are all lit up, go by

drive around looking at Christmas lights

do a drop in to the women’s shelter with all the toiletries I have obtained free during the year with coupons

go the German Christmas market and have spiced wine and bratwurst for supper

Post # 9
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am hoping for me and my FI to get a hotel room on new years eve and spend our 3 year anniversery together. but I am thinking he might have different plans


Post # 12
324 posts
Helper bee

@MrsHalpert:  Ahhh me and my SO had our first date on NYE too!!! 😀 This year we’re treating ourselves to three weeks of vacation. First we’re heading out to the east coast to visit friends, then to central america to visit family, wedding plan, and chill on the beach! I’m so excited! 

Post # 14
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We are going to London to spend christmas / new years with his family and friends. My parents are coming along also. I am so excited!! We are going ice skating at Winter Wonderland, and having a Vegas themed NYE party ha.

Post # 15
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone for us already but during December FH and I like to go skating outside down at city hall and have dinner (special date night), and through the month we go see the symphony – both of us are subscribers and we get the best tickets to all the Christmas performances.

FH and his family have introduced me to Serbian Christmas traditions as well, and their Christmas is on January 7th. So all the holiday celebrations pretty much go until then 🙂

I’m hoping to go to Niagara Falls for New Years, but that depends if we can get a hotel room. I think FH wants to do something else though, and I haven’t asked him what yet.

Post # 16
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


thanksgiving is right on his parents birthdays and they met in between so anniversary too. his mom is turning 50 this year so something big. his family rented a large! yellow house so party and deer meat!

christmas, my family is coming over!!! yay! still trying to get that all organized. since my place is super small.

last year DH family and I were all at that big yellow house and… uncle mike (white beard old dude) dressed up (really nice santa outfit) as santa and came by with the kids and gave them presants!!  so cute! plus we went hunting and the boys got seven deer!!

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