Special Occasions Gift Guide
Date Night

Whether you're going on a first date or a date night with your partner of many years, coming up with an enjoyable evening can be challenging.

We're here to help you have the date night you want, including things to do and date night gift ideas.

Date Night Prep: What to Bring with You

Whether preparing for a date or sending a date night gift basket to a beloved couple, we've got you covered. Here, we've created a list of our favorite date night needs and date night gifts for parents or couples.

Prepare for Date Night

Wonderful date nights don't just happen. You need to prepare! Here are some things to pack for your date.

Mints or Gum

Bringing gum or mints can make your date more willing to have those intimate conversations dates benefit from.

Perfume or Cologne

Of course, you should bathe and put on deodorant before a date—and maybe bring a travel deodorant in your bag, just in case—but perfume or cologne could ease any additional worries.

Phone Charger or Battery Bank

Bringing a phone charging cord and even a portable battery charger can be a real lifesaver. Batteries drain if you're going on a long drive and using the phone for GPS or playing music. And then, if you get lost or stuck somewhere, you can be the hero of the night with a charger.


Bringing cash is always a good idea. Some places only take cash to avoid credit card fees, certain people can't be tipped using cards, and waitstaff typically prefers cash tips.

Thoughtful Gifts for Date Night

Whether your date is a bit more traditional or as unique as your relationship, a gift can take things to the next level. Here are some date night gift ideas to make your night special.


Flowers are a classic date night gift. Bringing flowers to your date can be a welcome surprise. You could pair the gift with our Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir or Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay for a little bit of extra on-theme romance.

Gourmet Wine Gift Basket

We offer a California Gourmet Wine Gift Basket, an ideal date night gift basket. And it's not just great for you or for now -- it can be shipped to most states, so if you want to send a date night gift basket to your parents for their anniversary, this could be a great option.

Charcuterie Board

A fabulous romantic night gift basket could be one with a charcuterie board. The Classic Bites & Board Gift Set is the perfect size for two people to enjoy. You could top off this date night gift idea with a romantic movie or by learning French via an app together.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are always a pleaser, even if a couple's date night gift needs to be shared with their kids. These can be part of a romantic night with a gift basket or as a treat after a night out.

Movie Date Night Gift Basket

Another date night gift basket idea for the couple who doesn't want to go out is a Celebration Popcorn Tin, which has kettle corn, caramel corn, and cheese popcorn so there's a variety of flavors to choose from. Combine the tin with a couple of soda bottles and a movie to make it a spot-on movie date night gift idea.

Game Night Gift Set

Is the couple needing a date night gift competitive or always up for fun? Then consider a Game Night Gift Set. This date night gift idea can make a night full of laughs, playful "trash talk," and great snacking.

Date Night Idea Jar

"What do you want to do tonight?"


Couples have this conversation all the time. Perhaps they need some help from a date night idea jar. You can decorate the jar, then fill it with fun date night ideas based on your own experience or an online search. Start this sweet gift idea with cupcakes in jars that can be upcycled for this!

Date Night Gift Ideas Make Great Memories

We often think about what to do and might miss an opportunity for great date night gift ideas. Bringing a present or date night gift basket can be just the thing to make a date particularly memorable.

Make your next date a true success by planning a fantastic time and bringing the perfect present.


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