Christmas for the rest of us.
There is Christmas for the likes of Lindsay Lohan who's offering herself a Playboy spread, and the accompanying piles of cash that come with it. And then there is Christmas for the rest us, and the accompanying piles of credit card statements that come with it.
Yet there is no need to go all out for Christmas; we at Montreal-Clubs.com have perfected the art of giving-well without giving your arm away, and we want to share this secret skill with the rest of the world.
A romantic date is all about the wine
Saying I love you is so much easier after a full bottle of red wine. Even if you burn the turkey to charcoal or skip on the French pastries for dessert, investing in a good bottle of wine will more than make up for the lost points. Check out the Globe and Mail's wine section for winning ideas (not sponsored by Charlie Sheen).
And don't neglect the Eggnog. It can score you some extra points, just make sure it's well spiked with Cuban Rum.
A book a day keeps the doctor away
It seems that books are an underestimated gift. This is a big mistake. A book can open horizons that no useless electronic gismo can ever reach. Think about the wonders of the Kama Sutra! Or how about the adventures of our favourite hobbits, or of the girl who kicked the hornet's nest? There is always a magical world to be discovered in a book.
A date and a night-out dancing?
Why spend on ugly sweaters when you can take your girl or guy to Julliette et Chocolat (3600 St Laurent), stuff her/him with dark chocolate and then take her/him to a dance club (like Rouge on top of Julliette et Chocolat, or the Ballroom across the street).
Yes, all year long, you're always either too tired or too busy pretending to study. And when you do go clubbing, you always call all the boys and girls. How often do you spend a night partying like animals just the two of you? Not often I bet; so make the effort, go out just the two of you and go wild.
And don't forget to have a safe and merry Christmas and any other holiday/festivus you celebrate.
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