Our Holiday Date Night Gift Guide

Do we all really need more stuff?? I have a hunch that many of the couples on your list would love an experience over a thing. So, consider giving them a date night gift, one that sends them out on the town for some quality time. And if the couple you’re giving a date night experience to has kids, think about offering to watch them for a night as part of the gift. They will be infinitely grateful, I assure you!

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Film lovers will adore an Enzian annual membership.

Enzian Membership
Members of Enzian Theater get loads of perks, including:
• Discounted general admission to all regular programming ($2.50 off regular tickets) and some special events
• One free large popcorn per show
• Membership ID card
• Free special screenings

Plus, members can call ahead and reserve a table for their movie.

Memberships start at $60 and the full amount of the membership is tax-deductible. More info at: enzian.org/friends/membership

Orlando Food Tours
Send your lucky couple out on the Park Avenue Walking Food Tour with stops at several local gems for eats and treats. Tours include:
• 6+ tastings at artisan, local and award-winning restaurants and specialty shops (alcohol included)
• A relaxed and guided tour of historic Winter Park
• Take-home info booklet with facts and coupons for a future visit to Winter Park!

All food and drink tastings are covered in the$47/pp ticket, which can be purchased as an e-certificate HERE.

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There are a bunch of classes offered every month upstairs in the Apex at East End Market.

East End Market Class
Sign these sweeties up for an enlightening and fun culinary or gardening class at East End Market. Here’s a snapshot of upcoming offerings:

Jan 17: 7 Secrets To A Successful Spring Garden

January 18: Brunch & Learn: An Indian Experience

January 22: Let The Market Decide

January 24: Balance . Nourish . Connect

February 14: Valentine’s Day Couples Cooking Class

March 1: Knife Skills

Class prices range from $15 to $100 per person.

See the full list at www.eastendmkt.com/events-classes/ and order online.

Chocolate Date Night
Nothing could be easier than picking up the phone and ordering a Golden Ticket. This Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory gift certificate can be used for a Chocolate Date Night, which lets couples take over the operations Fridays at 7pm and 9pm. At the end of the night, they’ll bring home a pound of chocolate they made themselves. Cost is $29 per couple. Call 407-770-1607 to order a gift certificate.

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The Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center

Dr. Phillips Center
There are dozens of amazing shows, productions and concerts headed to downtown Orlando’s new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. From comedy stand-up with Jay Leno to rock ‘n’ roll concerts with John Mellencamp to huge Broadway productions, there is truly something for everyone.

Check out my list of 15 Must-See Shows and Concerts at Dr. Phillips Center in 2015.

Tickets prices start at $20 each, depending on the show.

Tasting at Hamilton’s Kitchen
The foodies in your life will love the Tasting Experience at Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. Chef Marc Kusche has created a 4-course menu offered as a series of smaller portions, including starter, main and dessert. No special reservations are necessary for this experience, however, restaurant reservations are encouraged on weekends.

Cost is $45 per person; $55 with a two-glass wine pairing included. Call 407-998-8090 to order.

Wine of the Month Club
For the couple that enjoys stay-at-home date nights, sign them up for a monthly delivery of vino. Wine on the Way, a local company based in Winter Park, will send two unique bottles of wine each month (either 2 reds or 1 red & 1 white) as part of its 90 Point Wine Club. Memberships, which are $45/month, include shipping, tasting notes, facts about the featured winery, recipes and interesting factoids. More info at the90pointwineclub.com.

 

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