22 Brands that Give Back with Special Gifts for your Special Someone

The Gift of No Gifts… Because Presence is The Best Present

It’s wonderful to see a person’s face light up thanks to a gift you bestowed. I do love giving gifts, and I love receiving gifts – within reason. But have you ever analyzed why you buy so many Christmas gifts?…

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Top 10 Homemade Holiday Gifts For Your Love 

Bypass the big box stores and save on shipping this holiday season with gifts that come straight from your heart… and hands. Inexpensive, easy to make and carefully crafted with your loving touch, these do-it-yourself items will show your special…

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Oh Snap! How to Make the Most of Your Picture-Perfect Moments

Gone are the days of depositing your film at the local photo center and waiting days, even weeks for the prints to be developed. Digital cameras and, more pointedly, smartphones have revolutionized the way we document our lives. Today’s technology offers…

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Questions & Conversation Starters for Couples: Holiday Edition

Conversation is one of the most important elements of a great date night. Whether you’re on your first date or your 50th, connecting over engaging topics is such a turn on. But let’s face it, stellar dialogue doesn’t always come…

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How to Stay Connected as a Couple Through the Holidays

This story was originally created for The Gottman Institute Blog and has been republished here with permission. When my kids were younger, one of our favorite summer activities was to have leaf races in the rushing streams near our North Carolina summer…

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Is the Movie Theater Date Night Extinct?

When was the last time you and your leading love went to the movie theater? A night at the movies was once considered the best outing for couples. A dimly-lit space, plush seating, two hours of uninterrupted time to hold…

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7 Memorable Thanksgiving Getaways for Couples

If you want to show your love just how thankful you are, book a Thanksgiving getaway for two! Why stuff your face at your everyday kitchen table when you can stuff your vacation days full of memorable holiday fun? We’re…

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Elope Like a Pro: Wedding-Worthy Destinations to Kickstart Happily Ever After

Every love story is different, and every  “I do” celebration different. Some couples prefer a major event inclusive of friends and family while others desire to go down a quieter, more intimate path with elopement. Las Vegas is, of course,…

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Mix Up Some Fun with Date Night Cocktail Classes

On date night, you love to drink up the company of your honey! While on such date, perhaps you also enjoy sipping stylish drinks at a craft cocktail lounge, hole-in-the-wall gem or any bar for that matter with an amazing…

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Friendsgiving: A Holiday Date Night with Friends

There’s the family you’re born into and the family you choose. Close friends become our second family and, because of this special bond, we often want to celebrate the holidays together. And this type of celebration is legit! “Friendsgiving” is…

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16 Free & Cheap Date Nights for the Fall Season

Saving for the holidays? Kudos! But there’s no need to cut out date night to maintain your seasonal budget because free and/or cheap date nights can be just as fun as big-ticket outings. This fall season, fall in love again…

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We’ve Started Renewing Our Wedding Vows Every Year. Here’s Why

This story was originally created for The Gottman Institute Blog and has been republished here with permission. I recently read a statistic that the average couple spends between 200 and 300 hours planning their wedding. A few of those hours…

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