Every couple, whether you’ve only been dating for a few months, or you’ve been together for years, should have a bucket list of fun and exciting things they want to do together.
We’re not talking about boring stuff, saving to buy a house, getting a mortgage, or settling down. We are talking about fun, amazing adventures, silly days where you laugh your socks off, and cozy, imitate evenings where you truly get to know one another.
Couples bucket list: 20 couple things you have to do right away
We think these 20 suggestions should be on every couple’s bucket list, but if you don’t want to do them all, just pick the ones that you know you or your partner will just love, and set aside some time to do them – your relationship will be all the better for it!
#1 Tour your favorite city. This could be the city you already live in, or somewhere you have always wanted to go. Be tourists for the day, take in all the sites and talk about what it is you love about those particular places.
#2 Turn off your phones and computers and have a tech-free day. Sometimes, it is easy to spend entire evenings staring mindlessly at the TV, playing with your phones and barely saying a word to one another – get back to the simpler times, where good conversation was what held a relationship together! Put your gadgets aside for the day and enjoy each other’s company.
#3 Find a place that’s ‘yours.’ Having a little spot that’s just for the two of you can be so romantic. Pick a favorite cafe, bar or park bench somewhere and make it a place that you visit regularly to spend some quality time together.
#4 Get good double date friends. While spending time with your partner is fantastic, it’s nice to have another couple you can do fun things with, whether that’s heading out for dinner or going on holiday, having a great double date couple that you both love is a good idea.
#5 Build a pillow fort. There is nothing better than releasing your inner child and getting all snuggly with the person that you love. When it doesn’t look too appealing outside, get some snacks, build your pillow fort and enjoy having some cozy cuddles together.
#6 Have a pillow fight. When you’re done with the fort, it’s playtime! Have a good old-fashioned pillow fight for even more silly fun.
#7 Play 20 questions. This is a great way to get to know your partner even better. Find out everything you’ve ever wanted to in this fun game.
#8 Make up your own game. Having stuff just the two of you share is what makes you feel close and connected. Making up a fun and silly game that the two of you play together is great fun, both to make and to play!
#9 Road Trippppp! Taking a road trip together has to be done. The more spontaneous you can make it, the better. Just simply grab a bag of clothes, jump in the car and see where the mood takes you. If you prefer to plan, then plot an exciting route that sees you stop off at some awesome places on the way. These adventures are the kind of activities that you’ll both remember and cherish forever.
#10 Have a weekly date night. Establishing a regular date night is important to keep the romance alive. Making sure you spend some time being romantic and putting some effort in is so important, and so easily lost if you don’t keep it up. Making a date night and ensuring you stick to it means you’ll always spend quality time together.
#11 Read a book to each other. Being read to is one of life’s simple pleasures – it’s so relaxing and a lovely thing to do for your other half. You could take it in turns to read a book to one another or read a chapter each so you both get to fully enjoy the story.
#12 Make the ultimate playlist. Make a huge playlist of songs you both love and that have memories attached to them. This is something that you’ll never get tired of, and can add to throughout the years.
#13 Go to a place you have never been. Experiencing something new together is wonderful. Find out all the places your partner has been to and then plan a trip – somewhere you are both dying to visit, and go make some memories.
#14 Make a plan. Write down everything that you want to achieve, both in your relationship and as individuals, and then make a plan of how you are going to work together to make all your dreams come true.
#15 Write to one another. Writing letters is a dying art and there is nothing more wonderful than receiving a handwritten letter from someone you love. If you and your partner don’t live together or the next time one of you goes away, why not write and mail letters to one another as a lovely romantic surprise? Or simply write the letters and hand them to one another at home – it will still be a lovely thing to do.
#16 Take on a physical challenge together. Be it running a marathon or climbing a mountain, taking on a physical challenge together, and succeeding, is a great way to cement your relationship. Sharing the struggles and overcoming whatever obstacles you may face together, and the sense of achievement and pride once it’s over is a beautiful thing to be able to share.
#17 Volunteer together. Doing something good for other people will give you both a sense of great satisfaction. So why not volunteer at a dog rescue center, help in a soup kitchen or get in touch with community projects that could do with your assistance? You’ll not only be doing good for others, but will also feel closer by working together to help bring happiness to another person’s life.
#18 Make your own traditions. Be it that you go for a sea swim on the first day of every month, or you have random gift day once a year where you surprise your partner with something silly, coming up with new traditions that you make up together is a lovely way to enjoy your time together.
#19 Take up a new hobby together. Having shared interests is important in a relationship, so why not try to find a hobby that you both love?
#20 Go to IKEA together. It is a well known fact that a trip to IKEA will determine whether or not your relationship can stand the test of time! So if you are feeling brave enough, head to IKEA together. If you end up drinking miniature wine, eating meatballs and spending way too much money, then you have done well. If you find yourself weeping and alone in the bathroom section – perhaps not.