Shannon, the author, pre-planned a year of dates, one for every month, for she and her husband and presented him with the basket for Christmas. This is such a nice way for a couple to a) make time for date night, at least once a month and b) try things they might not otherwise. The dates can be as easy as a restaurant gift certificate for dinner and a movie or something more extravagant like a weekend away at a nearby bed and breakfast. I know my husband and I don't take enough time to nurture our relationship, especially with little ones around, so this would be a fantastic way to jump start 2012. Consider this added to my Christmas gift list!
All photos courtesy of Life In General and Shannon Brown.