This Printable Date Night Coupons Gift Box is a super simple DIY with a BIG impact. A creative date each month brings you and your love together all year. It really is a gift that keeps on giving!
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Printable Date Night Coupons Gift Box
Can you believe we’re more than half way through January already? That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready for it?
Honestly, I’ve had Valentine’s Day on the brain for a while now. I mean when stores start putting everything up the second Christmas is done it’s hard not to think it about.
The amount of things needed for Valentine’s Day still tends to sneak up on me though. Between the kiddo needing valentines for all the kids in class, a cute box to put them in, and school parties, sometimes the spouse gift gets put on the back burner.
If you’re like me then don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with a super simple, but thoughtful, gift that’s still DIY. I like to call it Date Your Spouse for a Year. It’s full of printable date night coupons that get stored in a cute gift box.
Printable Date Night Coupons Gift Box Explained
Here’s how it works. You come up with 12 date ideas; one for each month of the year. Write them on a small slip of paper, cut them out, roll them up in a cute, little scroll and tie with some ribbon.
Of course we made this step easier by making you some super adorable printables you can use but you can absolutely hand write your own too.
Make sure to write the corresponding month on the outside of each scroll. Throw all 12 coupons in a cute box or decorated jar and give to your significant other on Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.
The dollar store has great boxes in both the Valentine’s and gift wrap sections if you don’t have one on hand to use. A ball jar could also be decorated and used for this gift.
There are a couple of reason why I LOVE this gift:
- A coupon gift box is such an easy DIY to throw together as a last minute gift.
- It is super customizable making it easy to add personal touches through out. From creating a cute box or jar that holds your date coupons to the dates themselves.
- It fits any budget. You can make dates as cheap or expensive as you want. Fondue can be strawberries dipped in chocolate or a night out at the melting pot.
- Different date ideas that are more than just dinner and a movie bring some creativity and spontaneity into your relationship.
Tips for Making Your Date Night Coupons Gift Box
You can print out these coupons with no prior thought to how you’ll use them. However, a little planning goes a long way into making these date night coupons into a really thoughtful gift.
1. Keep the seasons in mind when picking a date.
Remember to write the month on the outside of each coupon scroll. This will help you keep track of the seasons when choosing date ideas.
A hike might not be great for the month of January so save it for a month with better weather. Incorporating holiday ideas into your date nights can be fun too. You can go to a pumpkin patch or see some Christmas lights.
It can be helpful to pre-buy somethings to use on your dates, like a gift card to the movies or your favorite restaurant. You can even pre-make a little basket with bath bombs or bubble bath for shower/bath date night. Another idea is to wrap some cash into one of the scrolls to be used for that date.
3. Be vague!
Don’t write the entire date out. It’s fun to plan the dates together. Write a prompt like, “grab a book” and then have fun deciding what that means.
Maybe you go to the library and choose one book you can read together in bed every night that month. Or you could go to the book store, where you each buy your own book and then discuss why you picked it. Being obscure with just a date hint allows you to get creative together.
4. No babysitters needed
Make some dates easy to accomplish once the kids go to bed so you don’t need to spend money on a babysitter. You can also plan a couple of dates that include the kids or you can make this a family Valentine’s gift and include the kids for all of the activities.
5. There are a couple of times you can open your coupons.
You can open each months coupon right before you set out on your date to emphasize the surprise and incorporate the discussion of what your date prompt means into the date itself.
You can open the date coupon the morning of your date to give you a little more time to figure out your date and to build anticipation for that night’s fun.
Or you can open your coupon the first day of the month and then plan ahead for when you will enjoy the date that month. This might work better for those of you with smaller kids that will need a babysitter.
It might also work better for dates that should be done during the day like a hike or bike ride.
6. Add an extra touch…
by adding something personal to the lid of the box or jar. It could be a favorite photo of you and your significant other or a cute note or poem.
Or you can fill the box with rose petals or candy and then throw the scrolls on top.
Printable Coupons For Your Date Night Gift Box
We’ve made things even easier for you by making some Valentine’s tickets. Last year we sent this idea and printables out through email to everyone who receives our newsletter. So if you want fun ideas sent directly to your inbox before they end up on the blog, then make sure to sign up.
We had printables for 12 date ideas and some blank tickets so you can hand write in your own ideas. Those can still be found in our FREE Printables section. However, if you used those printables last year don’t worry, we have a whole new set for you this year.
Use this Gift Idea again and again!
This is a gift idea you can do every year. Don’t think because you already did it last year that you can’t do it again this year. I made a Date Night Coupons Gift Box for my partner years ago and he periodically brings up how we need to make another one.
In fact, he saw me making new scrolls to take some extra photos for this post and got excited. He asked if we were doing that again because it was so much fun last time.
We had a great time with our first Date Night Box because it gave us a chance to have regular date nights. It also gave us enough of a prompt to bring out our creative thinking side when it came to the actual dates.
If the hubs and I find time for a date at all we tend to stick with dinner and a movie so I can’t begin to tell you how helpful the date night coupons gift box was. We honestly looked forward to opening up our coupon each month and planning a fun and different dating experience. It was a great year for us and we were sad to open our last coupon.
There are so many ways you can create your own unique experiences with this Printable Date Night Coupons Gift Box giving you the ultimate personal adventure. I’ll take that over a box full of chocolates any day.