Credit where credit is due - this is a gift that my brother gave my sister-in-law a few years ago and he hit it out of the park!
On December 1, my brother gave his wife a paper with a website address. The website contained a digital advent calendar that he created. Each day, she could click on part of the picture and a cocktail recipe would be revealed! He, of course, had all of the ingredients ready to go. She would click in the morning and they would make it together that evening.
They both love trying new cocktails but the idea could be adapated to anything!! It was a fun and creative way to ensure they slowed down and spent some time together every evening during the hectic weeks leading up to Christmas.