This date night gift idea is the best way to make your relationship a priority. Grab our printables and plan an entire year of dates for you and your spouse!
Here are a few more creative date ideas we think you’ll love – Date Night in a Jar, Conversation Starters, and 12 Daytz of Christmas.
Date Night Gift
If you’re a couple that loves to try new things together, then a gift that encourages you to explore a new activity or go on a new adventure each month can be the perfect gift idea for Christmas, a birthday, or your anniversary!
Whether you’re stuck in a rut or if you are looking for some fun date nights, this year of dates gift will force you to think outside the box, put your relationship first, and spend time together each and every month of the year. Here’s how it works –
What is the Year of Dates Date Night Gift?
It’s a package of 12 envelopes you put together containing a date idea for each month of the year. Inside each envelope is everything you’ll need for the night – cash/ gift cards, concert tickets, etc.
Does it Take a Lot of Money to Create This Gift?
The great thing about this gift idea is that YOU get to decide how expensive and elaborate you’d like your adventures to be. You can create an entire year of free dates, or splurge on something special – the choice is up to you!
Give yourself as much time as possible to plan this. If I had to go out right before Christmas and purchase all the items, it would hit my wallet pretty hard (even with some very frugal nights planned!) But planning in advance and knowing exactly what you’ll need means you can start collecting a little bit over time are less likely to feel the financial pinch.
Does it take a lot of time?
Putting this idea together doesn’t take much effort, but there is a little bit of planning involved. Here’s what you’ll need to do –
- CHOOSE YOUR DATES – Pick 12 ideas you want to do next year. I used a few of my favorites from the 12 Daytz of Christmas, but I also chose several from ideas I found on Pinterest. (Some of my favorites are listed below.)
- GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES – You’ll need the following:
- Year of Dates printable pack (download below)
- 12 envelopes
- glue stick
- cash/ gift cards / tickets etc.
- PUT IT TOGETHER –
- Cut out the names of each month from the printable, then glue them to the front of each envelope.
- Write the name of the date/ idea on the form provided, then slip that and any money or tickets inside the envelope.
- Seal the envelopes and then stack them in a pile. Tie the stack with ribbon and get ready for a gift that keeps on giving!
Date Night Ideas
Book a babysitter for the kids – it’s time to turn up the romance! Here are some fun date night ideas –
- Choose Your Own Adventure
- Valentine’s Day Picnic day date
- Your Choice, My Choice date at home
- Shark Week
- Pizzaria Date at home
- DoorDash DInner + Game Night with Friends
- Baby It’s Cold Outside
- Easter Date
- High School Reunion
- corn maze
- haunted house
- Look at Christmas Lights
- Holiday Scavenger Hunt
- dinner + movie night
- carve pumpkins
- go on a hike
- comedy show
- live play
- cooking classes
- ballroom dance lesson
- couple’s massage
- day trip/ road trip
- make homemade cookies and hot chocolate
- popcorn and a movie in bed
- Top Golf
- Gun/Shooting Range
- Ice Skating
- Laser tag
- Mini Golf
- backyard campout
Year of Dates Free Printable
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This is a great idea!! My husband will surely love this! Thanks!
What a fantastic reminder and fabulous ideas. It’s so important to make the time!
What A great idea! My husband is so hard to buy for but he loves fun dates, especially if he doesn’t have to plan them! He will love this!
I’m confused. I love this idea, and I love going to the bookstore. The caption on that picture says, “This Book Store Date only requires the free printables of fun activities and a gift card for dinner,” but I’m not sure where to find the free printables. When I click the picture, it just shows me the picture and I don’t see a link anywhere. Thanks for your time!
Hi Nicki- The printables are included in the eBook from the Dating Divas. I can’t include them in this post ’cause they are copy written. But when you purchase the eBook, the printables come with it for free! 🙂 It is a fun date- if you already like book stores, you’ll like this date! 🙂 Good luck!
I am so doing this for Christmas!! No, seriously. My husband would DIE over this. He’s such a cheese-ball and loves this mushy-gushy kind of stuff. Yay! So excited 🙂