Creating a Year of Dates gift is one of my favorite gifts to give to my husband for occasions like Valentine’s Day, our Anniversary, or for Christmas.
May I suggest if you want a killer gift to give to your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, then you should give them a year of dates all pre-planned ahead of time so that you can spend an incredible year dating each other both on dates out and date nights at home.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift or awesome unique gifts, the whole year is planned for you below! You can even make a year of dates binder to stay organized so that you’re able to keep track of all these fun date night ideas! These are also a lot of fun for the first year of marriage or a homemade wedding present, too!
A Year of Dates Gift
I suggest planning twenty-four dates, twelve date nights at home, and twelve date nights out, one of each for every month of the year. Planning out dates eliminates the ever annoying question of “What do you want to do?” and encourages more quality time with the one you love!
Personally, I like going on dates that are more than just dinner and a movie.
While I love movies and especially eating out, I don’t think they promote as much of a bonding experience or memory as doing something new and different! Plus, unique dates are fun! Creative date ideas are typically fun ideas that introduce a new activity! (and most times, they don’t cost much money, either!)
So, I suggest designating at least a few of your date nights (whether at home or out) to trying something new to both of you.
Maybe that’s a cooking class, doing stand-up, rock climbing, eating sushi, or taking a dance lesson. Perhaps it’s as simple as going to Open Houses and envisioning your future home together or going to a local attraction.
Whatever they are, be sure to include some in your gift along with your favorite go-to date ideas.
Below you’ll find some great date night idea suggestions. If you need more, be sure to check out all the great ideas on my Marriage: Date Night Ideas board on Pinterest.
Here are some general date night out ideas:
- Go bowling, go-karting, golfing, to batting cages, or laser-tagging.
- Play a sport together – cycling, Frisbee, catch, running, racquetball, basketball, rock climbing etc.
- Go to a sporting event, concert, or play.
- Check out the local bookstore and make up a scavenger hunt.
- Volunteer at a nursing home, soup kitchen, or other local charity together.
- Go camping or hiking or to a shooting range.
- Dinner and a movie. Learn how to save money when dining out!
To many of these ideas, I like to