"Hi, Mindy! I need your help. I want to make this Christmas special for my wife, since this is our first Christmas together as a married couple. I want the occasion to be memorable but not really expensive, since we're saving up to buy our own place (we are currently renting). Any ideas? Thanks! – Roy"
Hello, Roy! That's very thoughtful of you! I'm sure your wife will appreciate whatever it is that you plan to do. But to make it really memorable, ditch material gifts. Instead, plan a mini-event just for the two of you. Do this after Christmas, so both of you can unwind after all the festivities that may have kept you busy. Take her out-of-town (Tagaytay is a good destination
, as it isn't that far from Manila) and have dinner there. Then, cap off your date at a cozy coffee shop, and just talk the night away. You may also treat her to a spa date—she'll definitely thank you for treating her to a good massage after all that Noche Buena preparation. There are a lot of good spas in the metro
, so you won't have a difficult time looking for one that fits your budget. If you'd rather stay at home, then spend one evening with your wife watching your favorite DVDs. Make it special by preparing some snacks
for your DVD marathon, and feel free to cuddle away as you both enjoy a quiet holiday evening. Have a romantic “holidate” with your wife! xx,Mindy