One of our traditions is to take a day in December, just my hubby and I, to do our Christmas shopping. We get a babysitter (usually one of the grandmas) and we spend the whole day – just the two of us – together.
It’s like a day-long date. Almost like playing hooky (although I assure you, Dave legitimately takes a vacation day). We shop, we talk, we eat lunch out together. It’s great.
There’s something special about having lunch together for us – because, I think, it only happens once a year! It’s fun and refreshing. And I like shopping together because then he can help me pick out presents for the kids – it doesn’t all fall on me.
So if it’s possible for you / your husband to take a day off to go shopping, go ahead and do it. You just might make it a tradition!