NYE Ideas for the New Couple

Your first New Year’s Eve as a couple is an exciting event. Being by your new beau when the clock turns midnight and kissing for the first time in the new year is a moment the two of you will never forget. But many people find it hard to make plans for New Year’s Eve. For some people, there seem to be so many options for things to do that they get overwhelmed. For others, there seem to be no options for things to do and they feel at a loss. But, never fear— we’ve put together this list of NYE ideas for the new couple to help you make the perfect plan this New Year’s Eve.

Have a Movie Marathon

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Do you and your new sweetheart prefer staying in rather than hitting the town? If you and your partner don’t love crowds or chatting with tons of people, New Year’s Eve is a great day to decide to stay in. After all, this holiday is one of the busiest and most hectic of the year. So why not simply stay in and enjoy each other’s company? Here’s a fun idea you can try if you’re thinking of staying at home this year: have a movie marathon! You can pick a fun series that neither of you have watched before then spend the night sipping champagne and enjoying some great flicks. Start the night early, cuddle up under some blankets, and share a romantic kiss together at midnight in the comfort of your own home.

Hit a Fancy Restaurant

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If you and your partner are big foodies, there’s no better way to celebrate the new year than by heading to a fancy new restaurant. Enjoy an incredible meal before you head into the new year, then relax at the restaurant bar with champagne while you wait for the NYE countdown. If you want to hit up a restaurant this New Year’s Eve, just make sure you make a reservation well in advance. This is a big day for restaurants so plan ahead to ensure you can get a table.

Enjoy Nature

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Why not ring in the new year under the stars? If you both love getting out into the great outdoors, consider taking a trip to a park, campsite, or beach to celebrate the new year in your favorite spot. Make your trip even more special by packing a picnic basket full of warm drinks and your favorite foods. Just make sure you bundle up and pack some blankets so you stay warm while you celebrate.

Have a Romantic Getaway

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Love to travel? Book a cozy bed and breakfast or Airbnb trip and spend New Year’s Eve together in a new location. You can choose a cozy cabin or a modern spot in the city. Pick a spot you’re both excited to visit and then relax in your beautiful getaway spot.

Plan Your Resolutions and Relax

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Here’s another idea for the couple that loves to stay in: relax at home with a great meal and plan your resolutions for the new year. You can cook together, then relax by the fire as you reflect on this past year and the year to come. This a romantic and cozy way to bond with your new partner and learn more about their dreams and aspirations.

10 Amazing Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

December is one of the most magical times of the year thanks to all the holiday cheer the month brings. Playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate by a fireplace, seeing the holiday lights— there’s so much fun to be had! Looking for ways to enjoy the holiday season to its fullest? Check out our fun-filled list chock full of amazing ways to celebrate this holiday season. 

Have a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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A secret Santa gift exchange is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the spirit of the season! Have your friends or family draw a name from a hat to decide who everyone’s secret Santa will be. Then, see if they can guess who their secret Santa was during the gift exchange! A fun twist on a Secret Santa gift exchange is to make it a rule that everyone has to hand-make their gift. That way, everyone gets a personalized gift that they know had a lot of thought and love put into it!

See the Lights

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The twinkling lights of the holidays help to make it one of the most magical times of the year. Have fun with your friends and family and head to a local tree lighting ceremony to experience some holiday magic. Or, if you missed seeing the lights at the beginning of the season, explore your neighborhood and take in all the beautiful decorations your neighbors put up.

Build a Snowman

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Who doesn’t love to play in the snow? If you live in a snowy climate, head out into the great outdoors and build your dream snowman. Make sure to bring some fun accessories, like a top hat or a carrot nose, to complete your snowman’s look.

Go Ice-Skating or Sledding

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Ice-skating and sledding are an amazing way to celebrate the fun spirit of the season. Head to a snowy hillside for sledding or a local ice rink to skate away the day.

Video Chat With a Loved One

Surprise an out-of-town friend or relative with a holiday video chat! Technology is a great way to stay close to your loved ones who live in a different town. Video chatting and catching up with a friend or family member is a great way to show them that you’re thinking of them during the holiday season. Bonus: you can even share your holiday decorations with each other to spread the holiday cheer!

Decorate a Gingerbread House

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Decorating a gingerbread house is fun for both kids and adults. If you want to keep it simple, buy a gingerbread house from your local grocery store and have fun decorating with your family and friends. Or you can bake the gingerbread yourself and customize your house with your favorite candies.

Serve a Meal at a Local Homeless Shelter

Giving is in the spirit of the season. Why not give back to your local community by serving a meal at a local homeless shelter? You’ll have fun and put a smile on someone’s face!

Hang Some Mistletoe

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Get warm and cozy this season by hanging mistletoe in the doorways of your home. This is a fun and sweet way to spread the love this holiday season.

Donate a Toy

Make a child’s Christmas a little more special by donating a toy at a local toy drive. You can bring an unwrapped gift to a local drop off spot or buy some gifts that are on layaway at a nearby store. This is an amazing, heartwarming way to help spread holiday cheer to members of your community.

Host a Cookie Baking Party

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Invite your friends and family over for a fun cookie baking party! You can make cookies in fun holiday shapes and then have fun decorating them with icing and sprinkles together. This is a fun and special way to spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season.

2017 Fine Jewelry Shopping Guide for the Holidays

Want to give a spectacular gift this holiday season? There’s no better gift to give than an elegant piece of fine jewelry. Fine jewelry is a gift that will put a smile on her face for a lifetime. There are many incredible pieces of jewelry to choose from this year. To help you choose the perfect one, here’s our curated 2017 fine jewelry shopping guide for the holidays.

Festive Earrings

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Give a fine jewelry gift with a festive twist with these fun and beautiful snowflake earrings. These whimsical earrings feature 14 beautiful white diamonds set in glowing 14k white gold. Sprouting, crystalline white gold accents make the setting of these beautiful studs delicate and intricate. These earrings will put a smile on her face all winter long.

Cool Fashion Ring

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Are you shopping for someone with an edgy and cool sense of style? Consider choosing this unique rose gold and black diamond ring. The juxtaposition of the warm rose gold and the deep black diamond center stone in this solitaire ring creates a distinctive style. The six prong setting of this fashion ring adds an extra touch of uniqueness to this piece and further enhances this beautifully edgy style. This ring will up the style game for anyone who wears it.

Diamond Danglers

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These diamond-shaped earrings are elegant and timeless. Featuring 76 total white diamonds set in an arching white gold setting, these earrings are sure to dazzle. In this design, the diamonds extend to the hoops above the featured diamond shape, further enhancing the overall sparkle of the design. These sophisticatedly beautiful diamond encrusted stunners are the perfect choice for a woman with a chic sense of style.

Oval Diamond Pendant

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There’s nothing more beautifully easy-to-wear than a diamond pendant. Diamond pendants can be worn with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to an elegant gown. The simple, yet simply gorgeous, addition of a diamond pendant elevates every outfit. Selecting an oval-shaped diamond for your pendant, like the one carat dazzler featured in this piece, is a great choice. Not only is an oval diamond classic, it’s also a little more unique than a standard round diamond, which will help her stand out from the crowd. Plus, an oval diamond is a better value per carat than a traditional round diamond, thanks to the larger surface area on the top of the oval shape. The beautiful oval diamond in this piece is perfectly complemented by a warm, classic yellow gold setting and chain. This oval diamond pendant is one she’ll cherish.

Diamond Studs

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Is there any piece of jewelry more classic and desirable than a pair of diamond studs? Diamond studs are timelessly beautiful, and add a chic dash of sparkle to every look. These featured diamond studs have all the most classic elements of diamond studs. They feature two white diamonds, carefully placed in a 14k gold basket setting. This year, give the gift that every woman wants to have in her jewelry collection: an incredible pair of diamond studs.