Last year for for Christmas I gave my sister and her husband six date nights. With money being tight while my brother-in-law is doing his dental surgery residency I thought it would be an easy, fun, and inexpensive way for them to spend time together at home after their kids went to bed. I packaged each date in a large #10 food storage can that I wrapped with a "date night" label.
Each date contained an activity and a snack. Initially I thought I would fill the cans with healthy snacks and treats since I knew my sister would appreciate that but then thought I better add some of my brother-in-laws favorite snacks too. I bought the movies on blue-ray and I was glad I spent the extra money on them because I later learned that a regular DVD case wouldn't fit in the cans. The blue-rays slightly smaller size were perfect.
This is what each can contained:
Date #1: Movie (comedy) and a sweet and salty snack.
Date #2: Movie (chick flick) and a sweet and salty snack.
Date #3 Movie (Action) and a sweet and salty snack.
Date #4: Game and snacks
Date #5: Game and snack
Date #6: Sharing memories and eating smores.
For this date I suggested that they could tell each other stories going to scout or girls camp growing up while they ate their smores. I also included a list of fun questions they could ask each other that I found here. I cut the papers down to a size that would fit in the can and made a cute little folder for them to go inside.
After I filled each can I added an expiration label to each lid depending on when the food in the can expired so they would know when to use each can by. I placed all six cans into a box and they were ready to wrap and ship.
These make a fun homade gift for Christmas and could even be used for a unique wedding gift.
Want to make your own date night gift? Feel free to use my label below.