5 Ways to Make a Night In Feel Special

Go beyond the usual takeout.

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Once upon a time, a night in with a binge-worthy TV series and some takeout from your favorite restaurant felt like a treat. But now that we’ve had nearly a full year of socially distanced evenings and quiet weekends at home, it’s safe to say our list of hanging around the house activities has gone very stale. To help refresh your next night in (a.k.a. tonight), we’ve rounded up a few items to help you break the routine this winter. Whether it’s pulling out the fancy tableware or sending out for a festive Edible Arrangement treat that feels perfect for the holidays, these easy ideas are a great way to enjoy the spirit of the season at home.

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1 Pull Out The Special Pieces
ladoublej.com
$495.00

Pretty tableware is usually saved for special occasions, but this season, pull out all the stops to make an ordinary evening feel special. Even if you’re not sipping champagne at a holiday party, a couple of colorful tumblers or coupes can be just as transporting.  

2 Don’t Forget About Dessert
Edible® edible.com
$42.99

Yes, we’ve all gotten pretty handy in the kitchen this year, but nothing compares to a treat made by real pros. Treat yourself to a special holiday sampling of delicious chocolate covered strawberries and seasonal cheesecake or have them delivered to friends and loved ones for the next virtual party. Either way, sharing is optional. 

3 Try A One Day DIY
Raoxanne Assoulin
$150.00

Instead of embarking on an epic multi-day project that you’ll inevitably drop, switch to an activity you can actually tackle in one night. A customized DIY piece of jewelry like this one is fun, doable, and totally giftable. Bonus: it might save you some time with your holiday shopping. 

4 Add A Little Light
Terraflame
$79.99

Lighting a few candles is standard for a cozy night in, so add a little extra oomph to your next evening at home with a flame that can really make the evening glow. An indoor-approved tabletop fireplace, like this one, is sure to spark your at-home holiday spirit. 

5 Slide Into Something Comfy
Flattered
$130.00

If wearing shoes feels strange during these times, a night at home is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. These fuzzy slides are an indoor/outdoor hybrid that look great with a pair of socks. Even if you’ve got nowhere special to go, who’s to say everyone in your “bubble” won't appreciate them?

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