1st year dating gift ideas

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.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.Whatever they are, be sure to include some in your gift along with your favorite go-to date ideas.

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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!After only one year the honeymoon is not over yet and romantic feelings for each other are still strong.Paper is the traditional gift category for the first anniversary.Personally, I like going on dates that are more than 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! 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.

I’ve been surprised at how much fun you can have at home (after the kids are asleep) if you just put a little effort into it.

Below you will find some suggestions for date night-ins.

An invitation especially if you make it yourself, to dinner and a concert, play or tickets to a favorite sports team game is an all paper gift with a personal touch and shows you thought of all the details.

You can order the tickets on Ticketmaster, ticket broker sites, or on niche venue-specific sites.

If you need more, be sure to check out all the great ideas on my Marriage: Date Night Ideas board on Pinterest.