It can be really easy to fall into a routine, making our lives feel a little boring, and there’s no shame in that! But there are certainly ways we can spice it up.
If your relationship is feeling a little repetitive and you’re looking to try new things, then consider making a relationship bucket list – bucket list ideas that you can do together.
A bucket list is simply a list of things that you’d like to achieve or experience in your lifetime, and it’s always a good thing to work towards a goal; what’s even better is working towards those goals with a partner. It’s certainly a perfect way to spice up the relationship and to help reignite sparks of excitement.
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You might be wanting to do something crazy, or even just a little fun. There are thousands of bucket list ideas for couples to choose from!
Go crazy and jump out of a plane with your significant other. A sky dive is something that is on a lot of people’s bucket list, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And if you’re a little scared, you can always opt for indoor skydiving.
Strip down to your birthday suit and go skinny dipping with your partner. Just don’t blame me if you get caught.
Some people say you’ve not lived until you’ve experienced a road trip. Rent a campervan, blast your favorite music and get lost on the road.
I said fun, not crazy. For some, it can take weeks, or even months to finish a series. Get snuggled up on the sofa and binge an entire series, order takeout and escape from the rest of the world for a day.
Test your skills and see if you can break free from an escape room. Teamwork in a relationship can send sparks flying.
Every couple should at least once go on a tandem bike ride.
It’s not always necessary to plan things. Be a little reckless for a few days, get a car, buy a tent, and see what happens.
Climb a mountain and reach the peak with your loved one.
I know workouts aren’t always fun, but believe me, a couples workout can be both fun and sexy.
It’s pretty common to go to a music festival with a group of friends, but have you considered just going with your partner? It’s so fun!
A must see, and a famous bucket list idea.
Connect with nature, and connect with your partner traveling around the world to see the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The New Seven Wonders are arguably just as good as the first ones, in my opinion, so both are a must see on any decent bucket list.
Sing your wedding song, or scream from the top of your lungs to Beyoncè. You can make it as fun or as romantic as you’d like.
Some say you haven’t truly lived until you’ve gone all inclusive.
Ride every single roller coaster in an amusement park. Another great idea is to visit an amusement park every time you visit a new country.
There are many ways to plan a surprise trip. You can go into a travel agent and ask them for a complete surprise, you can play a game of elimination until you find your destination or you can completely surprise your partner.
The best part of any person’s adventure bucket list has to be a surprise trip, talk about being spontaneous!
Flying first class isn’t exactly affordable, which is why it’s great for a bucket list idea. If you’re on a budget when traveling, just once try to fly first class, just for the experience.
Some people’s bucket lists include ‘visit every country’, and, by all means, do that! That would be absolutely incredible. But, to make it a little more realistic, let's aim to visit every single continent, then you can technically say you’ve seen the whole world.
Ice skating is fun, but what’s even more fun is where you do it. Natural ice skating would be amazing, as would ice skating in New York City during the holidays. Everybody has a different preference.
If you’re lucky enough, go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Climate change is a huge threat to the Great Barrier Reef, and although it is still incredibly vulnerable, it’s slowly improving.
For me, you haven’t lived until you’ve stood up on a surfboard. It can be super difficult so it’s always best to book a lesson, it’s so fun and definitely the best way to learn how to surf.
A must-have on your bucket list, you really do have to see the beauty of Italy; what better way than on a gondola in Venice?
Loch Ness is one of the many beauties of Scotland. Have you really lived if you’ve not looked out for Nessie at least once? I went a few years ago and unfortunately nothing, but maybe you and your partner will have better luck.
Don’t let your commitments take over, if possible, take an absence of leave from your work and go and live and work in a different country with your partner. There are lots of countries that have visas making this completely accessible.
A holiday is great, but actually spending time living in another country is just an out-of-this-world experience; it’s so refreshing to see such a different outlook on life than what you’re used to back home, and it’s such an amazing experience to have with your partner, too.
For some, this may be a bit random, but I think it’s so cool! Imagine being transported back through history by simply looking at an old tree. It’s definitely a unique bucket list idea.
Or any chain that’s known to have restaurants all over the world.
Or if you’re closer to England, the West End.
Of course, you can’t exactly guarantee a win, but one can dream.
Speaking of casinos, everyone has to go to Vegas at least once, right?!
Travel up to 200mph on a bullet train in Japan.
Nothing in this world is better than homemade pasta. Especially if it’s made in Italy.
Again, this is something that I’ve done and, I must say, it’s up there as one of my favorite memories. The view from the top is breathtaking.
Imagine the feeling after you and your partner just completed your first marathon.
Again, everyone is different. I’m just putting it out there…
Honestly, I don’t even think it matters where. Just to be in a helicopter alone would be incredible.
And take cute pictures. However, always make sure to visit an ethical organization.
There’s only two Everglades in the world, one near Noosa, Australia, and the other in Florida. You might even get lucky enough to see a crocodile.
Even better, get yourselves in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Whether it's for a week, a month, or even longer, experience sobriety with your partner and support each other in achieving it.
Or do one better, and host it. If you need ideas, find them here.
I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but it’s definitely something on most of our bucket lists, right?
Catch yourselves some dinner and enjoy a day by the lake.
Hosting can be so much fun, and if, like me, you never got to throw a party… Why not throw one with your partner?
There’s an incredibly beautiful ice hotel in Sweden that is a must do on your bucket list.
And cook up a super fresh meal.
Maybe even share a kiss at the top or more.
The best thing about bucket lists is when they’re actually achievable. Choose your favorite national park and cover all grounds, literally.
I mean, it looked pretty fun in Wedding Crashers.
Learn a new hobby and spend time together while you perfect your new skills.
Model as a naked couple for an art class, really push yourselves and learn to love and accept your own bodies.
You’ve no idea how amazing this could be for your relationship.
Take a trip down memory lane and show your significant other your childhood.
Do some good in the world, and do it together.
Work together and raise money for a charity that means the world to both of you.
Take a moment to stop and just appreciate the world together, twice in one day.
Your idea of fun might be a skydive, or it might be spending the entire day in bed, or both! Who knows.
There are specific websites that allow you to book a mystery trip, where you find out your destination when you get to the airport. Talk about spontaneity.
Get arts and start crafting with your loved one.
Save some money and enjoy the experience of building your own furniture from scratch.
Indoor or outdoor, whatever you fancy.
Or snowboarding. Even better, book a ski trip.
You might not be able to afford a Lambo, but there’s no reason you can’t rent one for the day and live it up driving around your favorite city.
Get your cowboy boots on.
Perfect for a couples bucket list idea, spend a day at the races.
Watch Glass Onion for some tips.
Forage your own foods, but make sure to do your research first.
Go sightseeing locally.
This has to be on every couple’s bucket list, and there’s a reason for that.
Who knows, you might even get some free drinks from it.
Go wine tasting and get super drunk.
The ultimate fancy dinner date.
Mix it up and push yourselves to try new things.
Just remember to take a flashlight.
Such a good bucket list idea.
Get festive at the Christmas markets. You have to try German sausage too!
Start a couples book club and aim to read the same book every week.
Maybe watch The Descent first, or don’t.
Whether you’re jumping into the ocean or paragliding, jump off a cliff and experience true adrenaline with your loved one.
Get your cowboy boots and learn the hoedown throwdown.
There are lots of good places to do this, again, just make sure that you seek out an ethical organization; definitely not riding the elephants.
Or, watch somebody else do it. I was lucky enough to watch the Irwins at Australia Zoo!
An absolute dream if you’re an animal lover like me.
Spend time with your loved one volunteering at an animal sanctuary.
Get your sailor on and spend the day on a boat with your loved one.
You might be feeling as though the romance in your relationship is dead, but there are a lot of ways to reignite the spark with your partner. Take the time to think specifically about your love language towards one another; what is it that binds the two of you and helps you to reconnect?
Every couple is different, but here are 29 suggestions for a romantic couples bucket list. Take inspiration from my suggestions and think of your own too; make it personal to your relationship.
The epitome of a romantic bucket list, you can’t go wrong with a hot air balloon ride.
Even better, go to a class where you learn how to massage each other; very romantic.
Learning together, and eating together, what could be better? I can only think of one thing but we’ll get to that later.
There are many beautiful and romantic spots to go wine tasting.
Truly such a romantic travel experience to share with your partner.
Keep it simple and share a romantic bath together.
Something that sums up your love for one another. You can even get them in a hidden place so only you and your partner will see them.
Spend a day in bed at a fancy hotel room with lots of hot hotel sex, then afterwards, indulge and order everything off the menu via room service.
Camping doesn’t have to be super adventurous, pop up the tent in your backyard and experience all the benefits of camping but with your own shower and toilet.
Get creative together and achieve something huge.
Maybe it’ll be just like ‘Music and Lyrics’, Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore eat your heart out.
Sometimes, the simplest gestures are the most romantic.
Most bucket list ideas are based around travel, but why not expand on your knowledge and learn something entirely new together.
Learning sign language is such a great thing to do, especially with a partner.
You can get drunk somewhere crazy and wild, or you can simply pop in every single one of your local bars for a bit of fun.
In true bucket list style, maybe even join the mile high club.
Get yourselves some snacks and cozy up in the car.
Couples therapy doesn’t have to be a negative thing. Book a session and remind yourselves how to communicate your love effectively.
Get romantic in the rain.
Star gaze, and keep your eye out for a shooting star. If you get lucky enough, make a wish.
Handwritten love letters should be encouraged, so romantic.
Bucket lists don’t always have to be wild, enjoy the simplicity of cooking a romantic dinner together.
See what’s in store for the future and have your readings done.
Learn to dance together, or reenact your first dance from your wedding.
Speaking of weddings, a great romantic bucket list idea is to renew your vows.
Do good, and do it together.
Adopting a dog is a beautiful experience, and to experience that together is the best.
There are many beautiful landmarks to visit, but when we’re talking about a romantic bucket list, it’s got to be the city of love.
Enjoy a canal cruise, the sex museum, and I’m sure you’ll find a lot of cute coffee shops. Lots of things are legal in Amsterdam.
Long distance relationships can be challenging, so it’s always a good idea to think of some cute bucket list ideas to keep the relationship exciting; whether that involves planning for your future or simply making the most of right now.
It might seem simple, but for long-distance relationships it's easier said than done.
Nothing is more romantic.
For long-distance couples it can be hard to meet up, so why not book a flight and meet in the middle?
Spend the night together on video call, watch your partner fall asleep and pretend that you’re together in person.
And keep them to take a trip down memory lane in future.
Spice things up and send each other something a little naughty.
It’s super romantic to have a picture of your loved one, right?
So you can listen to music at the same time, as though you’re together in person.
At the same time.
In every long-distance relationship you have to surprise your partner. Just think about the look on their face.
Focus on your future together and save, giving you something to look forward to.
Don’t let the distance get in the way of a date night.
Trying new things in (or out of) the bedroom is never a bad idea! When you feel as though a relationship is becoming boring or repetitive, it usually starts in the bedroom.
Keep the spark alive and create a sex bucket list to constantly push yourselves to enjoy each other sexually innew and exciting ways.
Just make sure the bath is big enough, it can be pretty sloshy.
Nothing feels more naughty.
For your eyes only… or not…
Just remember to clean up afterwards.
Perhaps not a public one.
For some this can be pretty scary, but actually it can be a great way to spice things up. Just remember the importance of consent.
Sex on a plane, the ultimate bucket list idea.
It’s such a beautiful experience to share, and I mean masturbating together is basically free porn.
Watching yourselves while you have sex is SO sexy.
If you’re really looking to spice things up, look into swinging with another couple.
Do some research and understand why men love anal.
Dominate or be dominated, whatever you prefer.
In every room, on every piece of furniture, tick it all off the list.
Long-distance or not, phone sex is totally hot.
You know exactly what I mean.
Get yourselves to your local sex toy shop and pick out some new toys to try on each other.
If you’re traveling to every continent, you’ve got to have sex in every continent, obviously.
Never say never, anal play can be amazing.
Buy costumes and really get into your roles, it may open up a whole new world for you.
Again, we’re in swinging territory. If you’re not comfortable with having sex with other people, consider having sex in an environment where you’re being watched, like at a sex party.
Use the Kama Sutra for some inspiration.
Just don’t get caught.
Wild camping or in your backyard, nothing is more romantic than sex under the stars.
Really mix things up.
There are thousands of cute bucket list ideas for couples, whether they’re adventurous, sexy, romantic, long-distance, travel-based, or even just commiting to spending more valuable time together as a couple in everyday life.
Do what you can to constantly work on your relationship, and support each other in achieving your goals. If your partner has always dreamed of doing a skydive but you’re not super keen on the idea, take a moment to think about the wonderful memories you can make doing a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
Nothing screams love and romance like working together towards your happiness.
And if you’re not in a relationship, there’s no reason you can’t create a bucket list with your bestfriend or individually. We should always be encouraged to push ourselves to the limit, whether you’re in a relationship or not. Never depend on somebody else to dream big and to achieve your goals.
If you have any suggestions for a bucket list for couples then please feel free to comment, and as always share to a friend in need.