Do you remember that feeling you got when you and your partner first started dating? You probably had butterflies swarming around in your tummy as you laughed and enjoyed every second with your new boo. Unfortunately, over time, that tingly, head-over-heels feeling goes away as you get more familiar with your partner and you start having to worry about adult things like bills or working overtime or maybe even kids. It suddenly gets harder and harder to get out of your routine and bring back that warm and fuzzy feeling you once had just by being the presence of your significant other. Rest assured, losing that “spark” doesn’t mean your relationship is over. Many couples are going through exactly what you are and it’s totally normal. But, as you already know, bringing that excitement back is a lot easier said than done. And, it takes quite a bit of work and commitment to reignite the fire. Below, we’ve gathered a few of Amazon’s best-kept secrets that will help you rekindle your relationship so that you can reconnect with your better half.
Fall in love all over again with a creative, stay-at-home date night.
Although an extravagant night out might be your go-to date to impress your S/O and connect on a deeper level, a stay-at-home date is a much more intimate and creative way to get back that in-love feeling. But, we also understand that creativity isn’t everyone’s strong suit. So, what do you do? Luckily, the DateBox Mini has your back. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like—a date in a box. With several different options to choose from, this clever little box includes fun games, snacks, and exercises to help you get closer than ever before with your partner. Not to mention, this box is pretty PG, so if you have kiddos at home, no need to worry. “Having been married for 24 years I was a bit skeptical of the date night box,” says one reviewer. “My idea of date night is pizza and beer with my honey while watching the Warriors. Hmm, maybe that is why my wife recommended it. I was actually pleasantly surprised. It was a lot of fun and I would do it again (don’t tell my wife that she was right, please).”
No more arguing about who left the toilet seat up with this ridiculously innovative gadget.
The Flipper is a super cool, super easy-to-install, hands-free toilet seat lifter that can help ensure that you’ll never have to fight about the toilet seat ever again. No, we aren’t joking, and we completely get that it’s kinda hard to remember to put the toilet seat down every. single. time. So wait…fewer arguments and no more of that awful feeling you get from falling into the toilet because the seat was left up? Where do we sign up?
Get outdoors and cozy up in a hammock.
Nothing says romance like snuggling up with bae alongside a few drinks and a lot of laughter. That’s why hammocking makes for the perfect date. If the weather’s nice, find a beautiful spot at a nearby park where you can watch the sunset, enjoy the breeze, and of course, spoon away with your lover in a cozy hammock. If you don’t already have a hammock for two, Unigear offers a lightweight, durable, double hammock with tree straps designed to make setting up a breeze. And, with 442 reviews and a 4.8-star rating, everyone seems to be ranting and raving about this product. One reviewer says, “My wife and I love this. We got it a while back when we were still dating (didn’t make her want to marry me though) and it holds up perfectly still. Combined we probably weigh around 300 (maybe a little more) and it’s still sturdy. I’d buy it again.”
Bring back the pun in your relationship with matching t-shirts.
Nothing will make you and your honey laugh like a punny t-shirt with a romantic twist. Although you can choose from a variety of matching t-shirts, we think this Bacon and Eggs one is just simply adorable, and it’s sure to get you singing.
End the war on snooze times with this inventive alarm clock.
There seems to be two types of people in this world. The people that wake up right when their alarm clock goes off, or the people who have 15 different alarms set on their phone just to somehow roll out of bed in the morning. Whether you hate that your partner keeps hitting the snooze button or you’re just on different sleeping schedules, the iLuv Smartshaker 2 alarm clock can help solve all of your problems. Its innovative technology not only allows you to wake up more comfortably through vibrations, it also helps prevent you from disturbing your loved one who is sleeping oh so peacefully right next to you. This alarm clock offers three different vibration level settings, goes right underneath your pillow, and can be controlled by your phone! It’s the perfect solution for those who don’t quite agree on alarm times.
Get all hot and fizzy in the tub with a few luxurious bath bombs.
Looking for ways to strengthen the bond you have with your partner? Grab a few of these La Bomba bath bombs and indulge in a bathtub session with your S/O. Need we say more?
Don’t let winter keep you from holding hands.
Holding hands is a great way to show your better half that you want to be close to them and love having them in your presence. Unfortunately, cold winter days make holding hands a little difficult. But, have no fear! The Love Glove allows you to hold your partner’s hand even on those super-cold winter days. Plus, its heart shape design adds a bit more romance to the hand-holding game.
Grab your soymate and get to rollin’ with this easy-to-use sushi making kit.
Believe it or not, cooking is an amazing way to not only make for one romantic night with your significant other, but to strengthen your relationship in the long term. Through cooking, you can have quality time with your honey bear that also teaches you how to communicate and work together. So, instead of going out to a fancy fine dining restaurant only to stare at each other and wait for food, bring the luxury home and whip up some sushi and drinks with your lover. If you don’t know how to roll sushi, Cook&Life offers an excellent sushi making kit that will make even beginners seem almost like master sushi chefs. One reviewer says, “My husband got this for me for Christmas. I, unfortunately, figured it would be another cheesy kitchen gadget that I would toss after one use, but I was wrong. This sushi roller is SO EASY to use and makes the perfect sushi roll. We make sushi at least 2x a week now and this gadget just pops the rolls right out. I have already recommended this to 2 of my close friends that eat sushi as much as we do. LOVE LOVE LOVE.”
Help your partner relax with calming massage oil.
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Combine that with relaxing aromatherapy massage oil and your S/O will be over the moon.
Snuggle up in a cloud of foam.
The next time you and your lover want to Netflix and chill, step up your game with a cloud-like, oversized bean bag, and get closer than ever to your partner.
Speaking of snuggling up…
When it comes to snuggling, pillows can make all the difference. Spice it up with a little fun by getting matching pillowcases that tell your partner just how much you love them.
Bring back the excitement, laughter, and maybe even a little competition by playing some fun games together. If you’re at a point in your relationship where you feel like you know every little thing there is to know about your partner, you may enjoy games that were made to build the bond between you and your lover. Table Topics is a great conversation starter game that will help you get to know your better half on a deeper level. With 300 reviews and a 4.3-star rating, one reviewer says, “My husband & I spent hours laughing while playing this game. Each topic led to a conversation and brought back memories from our 28 years together. It even reminded us of some things we had forgotten. We really enjoyed it. Much better than spending our evenings watching TV.”Uncommon Questions is another great game that can help you bring up unforgettable memories and learn new things about your S/O. This game offers hours of fun and lets you get so much closer to that special someone you already know so well. If conversation starters just really aren’t your thing, try playing an old classic game to get those sparks flying again. One of the best games to relive with your partner is Twister. If you ever played this game as a kid, you know that it’s sure to get you giggling. Not to mention, you can add your own little twist to the game to make it even more fun, if you catch our drift. Another fun game to add to the collection is Bop It. We know it might sound silly, but a little competition can bring back a lot of fun (and maybe even some nostalgia) for you and your significant other. Last, but certainly not least, Scrabble is a wonderful game to play with your lover. It involves competition and critical thinking and allows enough time for conversation and drinks with your partner while you’re enjoying the game. And, if you’re tired of the classic Scrabble board, check out this Giant Scrabble board that will add even more fun to this well-loved game.
Surprise that special someone with personalized love notes.
Although it may sound cheesy, don’t underestimate the power of love notes. Express your deep feelings with a personalized, sweet message and watch as your partner’s day brightens up just because you took some time to write down how you feel. If you are having trouble with coming up with sweet nothings to say to your one and only, Sticky Quotes offers love letter–themed sticky notes that not only have love quotes on each one but also allow for personalization that’ll make it extra special for your S/O.
Enjoy a cup of your favorite hot drink with your lover.
Do you love to drink coffee in the morning? Or maybe you enjoy just having a cup of hot tea from time to time? All of the above? Invite your partner to sip on your favorite hot beverage with you and indulge in conversation to reconnect and spend some quality time with your honey. To make the event even more special, Blu Devil offers a Kissing Mug set to step up the romance whenever you are drinking your go-to steamy beverage, whether it’s coffee, tea, or hot cocoa!
Always be ready for an adventure.
Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of adult life can keep you from being that spontaneous couple that goes on random trips to your favorite must-see places. However, keep these items around your house to remind you to take the time to travel with your lover and go on as many unforgettable adventures as your hearts desire. First things first, you’ll need to keep luggage around. Sure, you can settle for plain, black luggage, but why not get unique, fun, matching luggage totes that will keep you two smiling the entire trip, like this cute Alpaca Luggage Tote from InterestPrint?Another item to keep around would be a cute pinboard map of all the places you’ve been—and all the places you’re wanting to go! And of course, you’ll want to log all of the fun adventures you went on to remember them for years to come. What’s sweeter than a replication of Our Adventure Book from the Pixar movie, Up!?
Stimulate your senses with chocolate.
They say that chocolate is one of many foods that acts like a love spell. So, grab some of your favorite fruits and have a chocolate fondue night at home with your partner. You can even have a little extra fun by feeding each other some strawberries dipped in chocolate and see where it takes you! To ensure the night goes smoothly, invest in the Boska Tea Light Fondue Kit. This kit includes a ceramic fondue pot, a mahogany wood board, 4 metal forks for dipping, and a tea light to keep your chocolate fondue the perfect temperature the whole night.If you aren’t a fan of fondue, invest in a s’more making kit instead. You can bring this beloved campfire tradition inside with Nostalgia’s electric S’more Maker. Not only does this neat device allow you to make s’mores safely in your kitchen, it also turns those marshmallows that perfect golden color for the most delicious S’mores possible.
Get back into rhythm with a tandem bicycle date.
Riding a tandem bike is more than just enjoying a nice cruise in the park or down the street. It involves teamwork and trust. And, it keeps you in-sync with your lover, allowing you to be aware of and work with each and every move your partner makes. If you are searching for the perfect tandem bike, Kent offers a high-quality, comfortable tandem bike that can turn those bicycling dates you only see in the movies into a reality.
Put a ring on it…
Whether you’re dating, ready to get engaged, or are already married, couples rings can be the perfect gift no matter what stage of the relationship you’re in. It doesn’t have to be a commitment to marriage, but you can show your better half how much you love them by inscribing a cute little message on matching rings. Global Jewelry offers affordable, everlasting Queen and King couples rings that could be the perfect gift to give your S/O. One reviewer who couldn’t wait to give this ring to his girlfriend says, “I love this ring so much, me and my girlfriend have been together for a while and I know she my person and she knows I am her person. I love being able to have something with me at all times to remind me of that. Tbh, it’s so sweet how it says her king and his queen on the insides. Ahhhh im giving it to her tomorrow and i already know she is gonna love it as much as i do.”
…or put a watch on it.
A matching couple’s watch from M.E is another great piece of jewelry to give to your honey bunny. Every time your partner looks at this watch to check the time, they’ll be reminded of how much you love them. How sweet is that?
Enjoy a movie night for two.
Who doesn’t love snuggling up on the couch with that special someone and enjoying a movie together? For the perfect home theatre experience, invest in Meyoung’s mini projector. You can connect your smartphone, laptop, and even your PS4 to this device. And, since it’s portable, you have the freedom to use it in the comfort of your living room or take it outdoors and set up a nice romantic backyard movie date.If you need some help picking out a few movies to watch, you can always purchase a romantic movie marathon collection. This way, you can be sure that there will be something you both will enjoy. What’s a movie date without popcorn? Make the night extra special with a popcorn maker from Nostalgia.
Bond with a fillable book.
Couples workbooks might sound like a chore, but they’re full of fun games, prompts, puzzles, and more to help you and your partner have some fun while getting to know each other better! The Me, You, Us book is enjoyable, collaborative, and allows you and your partner to write down all the silly thoughts and beloved memories you have together. What people love about it is that it’s an open-ended workbook that leaves a lot of room for creativity!However, if you’re looking for a book with a little more direction, The Big Activity Book for Couples not only has exciting questions to ask your better half, but it also has games and puzzles to add a little more fun to filling out a book together.
Have a yummy breakfast surprise.
Everyone dreams of being brought a romantic breakfast in bed on an early Sunday morning. But, how many people actually get to indulge in this luxurious experience? Not many. Surprise your lover with an extravagant breakfast in bed and make all their dreams come true with a Bed Tray from Bambuloo. This bath caddy and bed tray combo promises to offer a one-of-a-kind experience whether you are wanting a glass of your favorite beverage and a candle to go with your relaxing bath or if you’re planning to enjoy a delicious breakfast in bed.
Go on the perfect daycation with your better half.
Sometimes, all it takes is a spontaneous daycation with your lover to get those sparks shooting through the roof again. So, what makes for the perfect daytime getaway? How about an intimate picnic at your favorite outdoor spot, whether it’s a popular park nearby or somewhere more secluded, away from the busyness of everyday life? Stay prepared for these random daycations with a two-person picnic basket kit from VonShef. Complete with a blanket, knives, forks, spoons, dinner plates, glasses, napkins and more, you will have everything you need to devour a scrumptious meal in the beautiful outdoors.
Dance the night away.
Fuel your passion for each other with great music and intimate dancing. To add a little extra romance to the evening, purchase a beautiful Turntable from Audio-Technica and put on your favorite vinyl records. There’s just something nostalgic about those crackling sounds you hear when enjoying a vinyl record that perfectly accompanies jazz and longing-looks from your partner. It can liven up any night.
Make a wish.
You know…sometimes wishes do come true. Like the day you met your better half. Get to know your partner more by coming up with wishes together and sending them off into the night sky with a breathtaking lantern from Wishlantern. These white wish lanterns have a gorgeous, soft glow that’s astonishing when you launch them into the sky and make your first wish together. Although it’s fueled by heat, it was designed with fireproof material to ensure safety and is made of biodegradable rice paper, string, and bamboo to eliminate any negative impact on the environment!
Add a little glow to your date night.
If you’re the type of couple that enjoys passion and excitement, there’s no better way to end your date night than with a fun body paint session. Not only can you get closer to your partner by taking the time to detail their physique, you can also enjoy the sensation and creativity that your partner brings to you with their body-painting skills. Add a spin on the body painting sesh with glow-in-the-dark paint from Neon-Beauty. Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!
Document your memories.
Now that you have made all these new, amazing memories with your favorite person in the world, don’t forget to take a few photos together. Keep a Polaroid camera around and take candid photos of you and your lover to look back on for years to come. Fujifilm offers an affordable, high-quality Polaroid camera that is perfect for all your picture-taking needs.And, don’t forget to display your memories around the house so that you can be reminded of all the great times together. Although there are many picture framing options out there, a string light picture display from HAYATA is an eye-catching, crafty way to showcase your unforgettable memories.