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The Perfect Gift for a First Date

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Picking up a gift for a first date might seem like overkill, but bear with us. This new trend of sweet-little-somethings might actually have our vote.


No matter how much you try to convince yourself that it’s no big deal, a first date is pretty important. It’s your first impression on someone that you like, after all. That’s why many first daters spend so long planning the big night. Perhaps you scope out a new neighborhood bar for drinks or a hidden pizza joint for the city’s best slice.

No matter what you choose to do on your evening out, you will certainly put a lot of thought into it. Why stop there? Pull out all the stops on your next first date with a little gift for the one with whom you’re sharing the evening.

I’ve found four gifts that will surely impress on your first date. Find the one that reminds you of your date, pick it up, pick up your date and let the festivities begin. 

1. Conversation Starters

This might end up being a gift for the both of you. Even if you’re having a great time on your first date, you may hit some lulls in conversation. This is a completely normal occurrence when two people are just getting to know each other.

Give your date the gift of gab by picking up a deck of cards or other small game designed to keep the conversation going. It might include silly get-to-know-you questions or hypothetical questions designed to give you a better idea of how your date thinks and feels about life. No matter what, it’ll keep you talking and getting to know each other—the very reason why you’re out on your date in the first place.

2. Wine

We can all use a glass of wine before a date to take the edge off. Supply the pour that will loosen both of you up on your first date, then.

This is the perfect gift if your date is, say, preparing you dinner or bundling up a picnic for the two of you. Your contribution will go perfectly with the evening and make you both feel more relaxed. Try to choose a wine that exudes the vibe your date will take on—a white wine is a bit more casual than a deep red one. 

3. Jewelry

Don’t worry! I’m not suggesting you pick up an expensive set of earrings or a bracelet dripping with diamonds—your relationship is not nearly that serious yet. Instead, picking up a dainty necklace or other simple accessory makes quite the impression when you’re first meeting someone for a date. It shows that you care enough about the evening to buy a small gift, but it’s not intimidating or overwhelming.

Plus, if things go well, your date will always have a reminder of your first evening together.

4. Gift Card

A gift card is the perfect sign off to your first date. It might be hard to think further ahead, but you might want to consider where you’ll go on the second date. Whether it’s a restaurant, movie theater or coffeehouse, head there before your first date and grab a gift card that will cover the costs of a potential second date. Then, at the end of the evening, hand the card over to your date as a way to promise you’ll meet up again.

Your thoughtfulness will certainly impress, and you’ll have a second date. That sounds like a great gift for both of you.


About the Author

Kacey Mya HeadshotKacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective. Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her.  Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Connect with Kacey on Twitter and Pinterest

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