28 Date Night Gift Basket or Box Ideas

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Date Night Box Ideas – 28 Different Options

Life is busy for my husband and I. We don’t have a lot of time to plan date night {who does?!}. When time together does come up, we don’t want to waste time deciding what to do – we want to get right to the fun! With this Date Night in a Basket or Box idea, you have everything you need for a memorable date night with your spouse – all in one place. So when the time arises, you don’t have to wonder what to do. Just grab your Date Night Box packed full of date night gift ideas and enjoy an evening together!

After you’ve printed off our darling printables, keep reading and check out all of our ideas of what to include in your box. Yes indeed, this post has everything you need for a fabulous date night with your spouse – all in one place! Date night doesn’t get any easier than this – AND we did all the work for you!

A box full of date night components for couples
THIS IS SO COOL! I can't wait to whip up this date night in a basket or box for my hubby! #thedatingdivas #datenightinabasket #datenightgiftideas #datenightbasket

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But before we dive into the goods, we HAVE to give a massive thank you to our own Diva Elizabeth! She took our Date Night in a Box idea and ran with them. Her designs totally brought this idea to life!

What’s Included in Your Date Night in a Basket or Box?

We’re all about making things easy and that’s why this printable pack has everything you need to bring your date night gift basket or box to life!

Date NIght Gift Ideas

Your download includes:

  • Coordinating Box Flaps – These patterned sheets add an awesome amount of pizazz to the flaps of your box. Be sure to alternate them for ultimate pattern satisfaction!
  • Instant Date Night Tag – This extra large gift tag makes for the perfect finishing touch! Simply seal your box and add it to the outside. It’s sure to get your sweetie excited!
  • Date Night Gift Tags – These smaller gift tags make a wonderful addition to any of the items you include in your date night basket or box. They’ve each got a flirty saying and are too cute for words.
  • Embellishments – These decorative embellishments not only add an extra dose of fun but will help you make your box or basket your own!

How to Use Your Date Night in a Basket or Box

First, you’re going to want to find a basket or a box that can become your official Date Night Box! I got my box from a FedEx store but I am sure you can easily find one around the house!

Date Night Basket or Box Large Tag

Using our gorgeous printable box set designed by the lovely Elizabeth – you can spruce up the flaps of the box. I love her coordination of colors and design. One set is simple and striped, while the other is embellished with our Date Night In a Box logo and some super snazzy hearts! We love using both of these sets together because it easily takes a simple box and makes it become something special.

Date Night Basket Lid

Once you’ve got your box flaps in place (we secured ours using good old fashioned tape but you could use any type of adhesive you have on had), you’ll want to add your embellishments. You can choose from bright and bold hearts or darling “XOXO” stickers. These will really help make your box your own!  You might even want to throw in some tissue paper for a fun pop of color.

Box or Date Night Basket

Now comes the extra fun part – filling the box with your choice of date night activities! Once you have this box designated as your Date Night go-to, fill it with a date night that you and your spouse will enjoy. For this particular date night box , I chose a quick and easy dessert night complete with brownie mix, bubbly, two glasses, a candle, napkins, straws, plus a scented candle and gum for later {wink}.

Date Night Basket Tags and Labels
Date Night Basket Tag Large

When all your items are safely added, grab the included smaller gift tags and attach them to the items of your choosing. They all contain fun and romantic messages so they’ll work with any of your items! Once those are set and secure, voila! You’ve just created a super romantic and easy date night for two.

When your box is finished, make sure to -add the beautiful tag that your spouse is SURE not to miss! You can either place it inside the box like we did OR you can wait until your box contents are added, seal it up, and place the tag on the outside. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to add that fabulous final touch.

Date Night Basket or Box Kit

Our dessert-themed date in a box was a total hit, but if you’re looking for something a bit more unique (or if you want to make multiple date night baskets or boxes at once!), we have TONS of idea of what you can fill it with. Choosing your first idea may be the hardest part. Take a peek at all of the great ideas below! Each one is a super unique themed date that includes specific item ideas followed by diva dates that have additional printables and activities you can pop in your box. It’s so easy and so fun! Take a look!

Fun Date Night Basket or Box

Date Night Basket or Box Ideas

Here are a few more ideas to get you started:

  • Playful Date Night in a Box
  • Adventurous Date Night in a Box
  • Romantic Date Night in a Box
  • Sporty Date Night in a Box
  • Relaxing Date Night in a Box
  • Sexy Date Night in a Box
  • At Home Date Night in a Box
  • (Bonus) Valentine Date Night in a Box

Playful Date Night Basket or Box

Plan for an evening of laughter and giggles. Playing with your spouse creates bonds and memories! Place some games and treats inside your date night box and get ready for an evening of fun! For this playful date night in a box – you’ll want to have a night where you can play games and laugh! So you’ll simply add everything we would need for a date night full of laughter and fun!

Playful Date Night Basket or Box

Playful Date Ideas:

  1. YouTube Date Night – Put a blanket, treats and a laptop in your box and get ready for a hilarious night of laughter! This post has some really funny youtube videos all ready for you to watch. You could also create your own playlist in advance plus use the ones in this post. Cuddle up and enjoy some free entertainment via youtube.com!
  2. Bookstore Date – This date night is one of our most popular date nights for a reason! The idea is to complete task cards with your spouse at your local bookstore. This game is so much fun and easy to prep! Simply print off the free printables and place them in your box! You could also add a snuggly blanket, glasses or a gift card for the bookstore! So easy and so much fun!
  3. Pillow Talk Conversation Starters – Want a night of silly conversing? All you have to do is print off our hilarious question cards and place them in your box! These silly situation cards will have you and your spouse rolling with laughter. You might learn a thing or two about your spouse! I think it would be fun to add two treat choices to the date night box. Then you can start the night with “Would you rather have popcorn or pretzels?”
  4. Video Game Date Night – Fill your date night box with your most loved video games and your remote controls. This post has some crazy fun invites, snack ideas and activities that your spouse is sure to love! Add those printables, plus any ingredients for your snack foods and you have a fabulous date night!

Playful Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Adventurous Date Night Basket or Box

There is no staying at home for these date night ideas! Go exploring with your spouse – but don’t forget your supplies! Everything you need will be right in this box!

Adventurous Date Night in a Box

Adventurous Date Ideas:

  1. Choose Your Own Adventure – I loved these books as a kid and now there is a whole date night around this concept! Place these free printables in your date night box for an evening in which your spouse will choose from what could be 52 different possible endings!
  2. Road Trip Date Night – Even if you don’t have a particular destination in mind – hop in the car and bring your date night box with you! Fill the box with all of these amazing printables and games that you and your spouse can play while on the road! This would be so fun!
  3. Winter Date Night – If it is winter where you are, you could definitely have an adventure in the snow! Fill your box with warm gear such as gloves, mittens, scarves, and hand warmers. Then, add items to match your activity: ice skates {or a coupon for the ice rink}, a carrot for a snowman’s nose – whatever you decide to do! You will definitely want to add some hot cocoa and toppings for a post-date night treat! This post has LOTS of ideas for activities and free printables too!
  4. Stargazing Date Night– Stargazing is so romantic! Fill your date night box with a blanket, a telescope {or items to make your own!} and perhaps an astronomy book and you are set! You are ready for an evening of cuddling with your love!  

Adventurous Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Romantic Date Night Basket or Box

Knock your spouse’s socks off with this romantic reveal. Open your date night box to find everything you need for a romantic evening for two!

Romantic Date Night Basket or Box

Romantic Date Ideas:

  1. Love Shack – Use these fun printables to create your own love shack. Fill your date night box with rose petals, a bubbly drink, champagne glasses, chocolate covered strawberries, candles, plus any materials to make your own “shack.”
  2. Cuddle Kit for 2 – This kit is the perfect fit for a date night in a box! Rather than put all your cuddle kit items in a basket – put it in your box! Items could include a soft blanket, a bubbly drink, chocolates, a romantic movie, candles and some romantic music.
  3. Hotel Slumber Party Convert your hotel suite with this date night in a box idea. For each item you place in the box this post has printable notes for each! Your spouse will think you spent hours planning this one! Items for you box include: candles, bubbly drink/glasses, romantic music, bubble bath or bath salts, some elegant lingerie, massage oil, and romantic music.
  4. Power Outage Date Night – This date night turns the lights out but turns the romance ON! Turning the power out for the night means no electronics and lots of candle light! Fill your date night box with LOTS of candles, matches, items to build a fire in the fireplace, some ghost stories, glow sticks, flashlights, and board games/cards.

Romantic Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Sporty Date Night Basket or Box

A couple that sweats together – sticks together! Whatever sport you and your spouse enjoy – make it a date night! Fill your box with items to enjoy a little friendly competition!

Sporty Date Night Basket or Box

Sporty Date Ideas:

  1. Frisbee Golf – For a fun date outdoors that is active – try this fun twist on Frisbee Golf! Include in your date night box the post’s free printables {including love challenges}, a frisbee, and treats. You can place your date night box in the laundry baskets too! So fun!
  2. Shooting Range Date  – This post has lots of free printables to put in your date night box PLUS ideas on what you can do on the date! You will definitely want include in your box: bullets, noise canceling headphones, passes to the gun range, goggles, and some yummy treats. You can also be more silly with a nerf gun and target too! The best part of this whole post is the unique invite and the intimate bullseye game is a must for your date night box!
  3. Spring Olympics Have fun getting physical with a date night that has you working your body! This post has ideas for fun ‘Spring Olympics’ activities. Fill your box with tennis shoes, gatorade, power bars, stuff for a smoothie or protein drink and the suggested supplies in the date.
  4. 12 Sport Dates Your Man Will Love – This post has not one idea BUT 12 ideas for date nights that anyone who enjoys sports will appreciate! Choose your favorite sport activity and add any items to the box that would match! Golf, tennis, soccer – you name it! Fill your box with items to go play or tickets to go watch! Get creative and use these amazing printables to fit your theme!

Sporty Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Relaxing Date Night Basket or Box

Surprise your spouse with a date night box a-la-spa! Enjoy a relaxing evening free of stress, worries – and planning!

Relaxing Date Night Basket or Box

Relaxing Date Ideas:

  1. Foot Rub Kit – All the items I had in my relaxing date night box would go perfect with this date. Just add the free printable invite and “Spa Services in Session” door hanger and you have the perfect date night in a box! The post also has great activity ideas to make the evening truly like a spa!
  2. Spa Day Ideas – This post has a great breakdown of different DIY spa recipes and ideas. In your date night box you could add  Stress Relief Massage Oil , an Aromatherapy Candle, and Massager and Heat Lotion.
  3. Relaxation Station – Turn your couch into a romantic lounge for 2! With low-key, relaxing activities you don’t have to leave your living room to enjoy some time with your spouse!
  4. 7 Days of Spoiling – Using the free printable request menu, have your spouse fill out their date night request of what THEY would most love to do. They can request a favorite meal, treat, activity and more! Once this is filled out, fill your date night box with as many of their requests as possible! When date night rolls around, this date night is all about pampering and doting upon your spouse – make them feel loved in every way!

Relaxing Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Sexy Date Night Basket or Box

This date night in a box is for adult eyes only! Fill your box with everything you need for a steamy evening in the bedroom!

Sexy Date Night Basket or Box

Sexy Date Ideas:

  1. Naked Night – What’s sexier than an entire night of nakedness!
  2. Picasso Me Black Light Date – Bring backlights to the bedroom as you get artistic. Fill your date night box with blacklights, highlighters, washable markers, and body paint. This post has some hot ideas for an artistic night in the bedroom!
  3. Sexy Room Service – This is the easiest date night box ever! All you need are the sexy room service printables and a few spicy items!
  4. Win It In a Minute Sexy Games – Does your spouse love games? Grab this kit for an evening they will never forget!

Sexy Date Night Box Item Ideas:

At Home Date Night Basket or Box

Want to have a great date night with your spouse but don’t feel like going out? Or maybe getting a babysitter just isn’t in the budget. Well, put the the kids to bed and pull out your date night in a box filled with these fabulous ideas!

At Home Date Ideas:

  1. Indoor Picnic – Place a blanket and picnic for 2 in your date night in a box and enjoy an evening at home!
  2. The Newlywed or Not-So-Newly-Wed Game {We have TWO versions for you}- Get to know your spouse better. Place all your free printable game cards, score card and answer sheet into your date night box. Spend the evening learning more about your spouse while proving how much you know!
  3. Fondue Date – Fondue is a unique way to eat meals AND dessert. It encourages conversation! Fill your date night box with a fondue pot and lots of different treats or sauces for dipping. This post has some great ideas for some dessert cupcake fondue that looks delicious and fun! Toppings could include chocolate chips, sprinkles, frosting, and marshmallows.
  4. Couples Cafe – Turn any meal at home into something unique and special. Add the printable Couple’s Cafe menus to your box to accompany any meal. These fun menus have a price for each menu item and your spouse pays in affection! This would go so well with my date night box above! You could have everything for the meal inside the box!

At Home Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Valentine Date Night in a Basket or Box

Were those some great date ideas or what?! But wait…As a special bonus, we’ve even included a little something extra. Our talented designer, Elizabeth, created for our readers a very special Valentine tag JUST for Valentine’s Day! She went ALL out to create a tag that would fit perfectly with a Valentine’s Date night that is to die for!

Date Night Basket Valentine

To make your own Valentine’s Date Night in a Box, the same idea applies – decorate the flaps of your box and fill your box with all things Valentine’s! Add the unique tag and you’re ready for romance!

Valentine Date Night Basket

Valentine Date Night Box Item Ideas:

Whew! Was that an idea overload or what? When a great time for a date night arises, open your box and get ready for an amazing date night! AND – the best thing about this idea is that it is continuous. After a wonderful evening (stress-free of planning), it is your spouse’s turn to fill the box. Now, you not only have a date night in a moment, but you make sure to do things you BOTH enjoy!

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Date Night in a Box

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I'm a friendly gal who's obsessed with all things marriage and Hubby-related :). When I'm not having adventures with my sweetheart and baby boy, you can find me in photographer mode, deep in a Netflix binge, or crafting! I also enjoy treasure hunting (aka. thrifting), dark chocolate, and eating as much sushi as possible.

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  1. My husband and I go on a date every week, but sometimes we get in a rut. I need to up my game and surprise him with one of these ideas. There are so many good ones!

  2. Thank you so much for the ideas and the printables! I’m looking forward to spending time with my hubby doing some different things!

  3. I can’t thank you enough for your ideas, design and efforts to help us keep our marriages strong! I just came across your website a few days ago and I’m SOOOOO excited to create my own date box for valentines day with my Bible study tomorrow night! I’m a teacher/mom of three 4-yrs-old and under and though I’m skilled in graphic design I have no time to do it anymore and I feel like you came to my rescue. Thank you, again, and again and again!

  4. Love this idea! Can’t wait. However, is there a PDF version? I’m able to print off other ideas, but can’t seem to this one. Thanks!

    1. So glad you enjoy this idea! The PDF link is at the very end of the post. Just click on the large pink link that says “Get BOTH versions of your Date Night in a box Printables HERE”

  5. I love this! but I don’t want the valentine’s day part how do I just print off the oringal? Thank you!

    1. Printing off just the date night in a box section is easy! When you choose print there are options to just print certain pages of the document. Simply choose page 1-4 and it will only print out those pages you need! Enjoy!

  6. Hi Divas

    Thank you for all the inspiration! I love the site,

    just a question, how do i print out the designs for Date Night in a Box? Would love to surprise my hubby with this…with a small baby in the house – date night at home needs to get interesting!

    Thanks again,

    Chantal x

    1. Chantal –

      I am thrilled you are going to use this! This would be perfect for a new baby in the house. At the end of the post in large pink letters it says “Get BOTH versions of Your Date Night in a Box Printables HERE” If you click on those words it should open another tab with the designs for you to print out! I hope that helps!

  7. What a great list of ideas! So many cute date nights that even those on a tight budget can use for a romantic night.

  8. Oh my goodness this is fantastic! I can’t decide which box I’d rather do, they are all such great ideas. Thank you sooo much for sharing, I definitely repinned this and plan to cruise around the rest of your blog, this is great. XOXO, Sam

  9. I have been so looking forward to this post!!!! Love how it turned out and I love all of the fabulous ideas! I seriously appreciate your hard work! Awesome job! xox