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Are you looking for interesting date night ideas? Have you considered a date night gift? Date night gift ideas can be as simple or as involved as you’d like to make them, but a cute date night gift is a great way to plan a date!
Gifting a date night simply means you plan and prepare the date night for your partner, then surprise them with a fun, ready-to-go date experience. No need to break the bank either, just get creative! With so many great date night gift ideas to choose from, there really is something for every kind of couple!
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Date Night Gift Ideas for Foodie Couples
Are you guys a foodie couple? Then consider a date night gift idea that allows you both to “taste” something new!
Take a Cooking Class Together
If you and yours love trying new recipes together, consider gifting a date night cooking class or workshop! Whether you choose something very ambitious or something that will just refine the culinary skills you two already rock, you both will have a blast learning new recipes and picking up new tips and tricks in the kitchen to bring back home!
Taste of Your Town
Every couple has their list of favorite restaurants, but where to go on date night can still be a hurdle! Leap over it by creating your own “Taste of Your Town” experience for the two of you by getting the best of all worlds; make a night out of it by starting at your favorite place for appetizers, then your favorite place for the main, your favorite place for dessert, your favorite place for coffee, and then your favorite place for cocktails, if you’d like! Partner up to choose the spots or surprise your date by having an itinerary planned, either way you two will love having your own little “taste of your town” experience!
Outdoorsy Date Night Gift Ideas
Do you and yours love to be in the great outdoors? Then you might be looking for date night gift ideas that will help you do that!
Take a Hike
Do you guys have a hike you’ve been meaning to take that you just haven’t gotten around to yet? Surprise your date with a backpack full of hiking essentials like water bottles, high protein snack bars, bug spray, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and of course, a map of your hiking date destination! Hiking dates are excellent date gifts for couples because who doesn’t want to get out and get those endorphins going with your favorite person?
Give Cute Camping Clues
Take your outdoorsy date night a step further than just hiking by setting up a basket of camping clues! Two-person sleeping bag, lantern, and a tent tied together with a cute bow should be more than enough to let them know what you’re planning for date night, but go above and beyond with some romantic touches like battery-powered fairy lights and a bottle (or two!) of wine… they’ll get the hint!
Date Night Gift Ideas for Adventurous Couples
Are you guys into adventure? Whatever your brand of adventure is, you can turn it into a fun gift night date idea!
Sky Diving/Bungee Jumping/Zip Lining/White Water Rafting
How adventurous are you and yours? Depending on your comfort level and your thirst for adventure, plan an adventure date that will be sure to give both of you a great adrenaline rush! Buy a gift card for whatever experience suits the two of you best and pair it with a brochure for the activity. If you want to get really cute, print off a photo of a couple doing the activity, cut the faces out, and literally paste cut-out photos of your faces instead; the more obvious the cut and paste job here, the funnier!
Do you guys like hitting the road together? Then check out this list of ideas for road trips across the US to see what is calling you! Let your date know what you’ve got planned for you two by printing off the Must See/Must Do spots for each leg of your trip and putting it together in a scrapbook titled something like “Oh, The Places We Will Go,” and watch their eyes light up as they realize the epic road trip you’ve planned!
Luxury Date Night Gift Ideas
Are you and yours just a little bougie? Then consider a date night gift that is all about luxury!
Land in Luxury
To make your luxurious date night as easy as can be, get yourselves a room at the nearest luxury hotel/inn/B&B/resort! Look for places that have amenities like spa services, room service, whirlpool tubs, etc, and make the entire experience a surprise by sending a limo to pick your partner up! Do give them the heads up to pack an overnight bag and dress up, otherwise, they might not be too thrilled to arrive at the hotel in their comfy “at home” sweats!
Enjoy a Private Dinner
Booking a private dinner for you and yours is a very luxurious way to enjoy a romantic dinner together! Hire a chef to come to your home for the night and prepare something you don’t normally make at home. Don’t forget the ambiance: low lighting, candles, background music, a nice tablecloth, and fancy beverages are all a part of the experience. Luxury awaits on this date night gift!
At Home Date Night Gifts
Do you and your partner love date nights that let you stay in? I mean, who doesn’t love being able to kick off their shoes and enjoy their favorite person, right?
Create your own spa experience at home! Make a spa basket full of aromatherapy bath bombs that can be used full body in the tub or in foot tubs, and lotions and massage oils of all kinds that can be used for a sensuous massage as you two pamper each other. Include candles, music, and comfort items like fuzzy socks/slippers, robes, and maybe even a bottle of wine or two! This is the kind of date night gift that is perfect for a cold, rainy night!
Are you looking for a fun date night gift that is perfect for staying at home? Then consider having a game night together! There are so many great games for couples out there, whether you’re into board games, video games, or fun word games that are perfectly designed to help you learn even more about your partner, like a great game of Would You Rather for couples! You can always spice your game night up a little by adding a twist; maybe the loser has to lose a piece of clothing after each match? There are all kinds of ways to take your game night date night to the next level if you get a little creative!
Date Night Gifts for Long Term Relationships
Have you been with your partner for quite some time now and are looking for date night gifts that pull you even closer together? Then consider a date night designed to do just that!
Couples journals are a sweet way to explore both where you’re at together and where you’d like to go! There are couples journals for couples of all kinds, so pick the one that’s the best fit for you guys and make an event out of filling it out together! Pop some popcorn, pour your favorite beverages, and put on some tunes to enjoy while you both dive in!
Turn Up The Heat
There are lots of ways couples in committed relationships can spice things up a bit, but creating a steamy atmosphere at home is the perfect way to have a sexy night in with your person! Set the stage with some fun new adult things like lingerie, music to set the mood, and low lighting. They’ll get the message! Offer your partner a full body massage to get things going, then let the night lead where it will… There are many ways to have a sweet and sexy date night!
Date Night Gift Ideas From Around The World
Are you and your partner world travelers? Even if you’re only world travelers in your hopes and dreams for now, check out these great date night gift ideas that let you sample a bit of the places you plan to go someday!
Companies like Snack Crate let you sample the flavors of pretty much everywhere around the world! Sign up for a subscription box so you and yours can taste the flavors from a different location every month… ever wonder what Italians snack on? Or what Moroccan chocolate tastes like? Then consider signing up for either a subscription or a one-time bundle of international snacks so you and yours can have a little taste of travel right here at home; you can also find international wine and beer clubs if you’re so inclined!
Foreign Movie Night
It’s movie night, but with a twist! Pick the movie and then match your movie snacks and setting to it! Say you choose a French film for your movie night, snacks might be a charcuterie board with French staples like nice cheese, grapes, chocolate, a cute box of macarons, and of course, a great bottle of French wine! Decorations might include a mini Eiffel Tower, fairy lights, and some extra luxurious feeling pillows and blankets to snuggle up under during the movie. Let yourselves take a little trip together while never even leaving the couch!
Regular date nights can be an important part of maintaining connection in a relationship, so why not get creative with some of these date night gift ideas to let your partner know they are still oh, so very worth it to you!
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Amy Hartle is the author of Do You Love Me? How To Stop Seeking Reassurance in Relationships, a book on reassurance seeking and relationship anxiety. Both her book and this blog are born of personal experience; Amy shares expert relationship advice from the lessons learned during her own 10+ years with her husband, as well as couples travel tips and romantic getaway recommendations, all gleaned while traveling the world together.