December date ideas

I don't know about anyone else but I love December dates, I mean don't get me wrong, a date at any time of the year is lovely but there's something extra special about those festive tinged, snuggly dates in December. However we all know December is an expensive month which means things like this might take a bit of a back seat but I've come up with a list of cheap, festive date ideas to see you through the month.

Cheap date ideas for December

Festive Coffee

So Starbucks and Costa have had their Christmas menu out for a month now and I seriously need to get on with working my way through the drinks! What better way to catch up with each other though than heading to your local coffee shop on a cold day and having a chat over a suitably Christmas drink and a slice of something sweet?!

Christmas Market

There's Christmas markets all over the country so it's really not too hard to find one close by. You don't have to buy anything really, sometimes it's just nice to soak up the atmosphere whilst surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and the smell of roasting chestnuts and mulled wine with Christmas carol's playing in the background.


 Christmas and baking just seem to go hand in hand don't they? There's so many yummy treats that you can whip up at this time of year so why not head to the kitchen together and create something delicious that you can sit down with later on and enjoy during my next date idea...

Christmas Movie Night

Grab a blanket, put on your cosy pj's and watch a Christmas movie or two. I highly recommend enjoying this with a large hot chocolate and marshmallows and maybe some of those sweet treats from the above idea.


I love going out for walk on cool and crisp but sunny days. So why not wrap up warm and head out around your local area. It's completely free, healthy and a great way to spend sometime together away from all distractions like phones and the TV.

After work drinks

At this time of year, lots of places bring out the mulled goods and festive ales. I know Wetherspoons in particular are good for this (and probably one of the cheapest places!). Josh and I sometimes like to head to the pub on a Friday after work and we always end up talking more than drinking, and we'll definitely be heading out over the festive season for some mulled cider!

Decoration browsing

I don't know about anyone else but I love heading out to different places to look at Christmas displays and decorations. You could even make a bit of a day of it and combine a few of these ideas by going decoration browsing then calling for a festive coffee and rounding the day off with a Christmas movie.

So they're all my cheap (or even free) December date ideas. Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have any great December date ideas of your own.

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