A Year of Dates

Go out there and have fun.

The perfect gift that keeps you laughing, trying new things and making memories together. with friends or by yourself. Everyone has busy lives and the dates are here to help you spend quality time doing things you might not have thought of, or wanted to suggest.

Share your experiences at #ayearofdates

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Categories

A Year of Dates

The original Year of Dates.

Parent Dating

Family friendly products to help parents keep dating.

Birthdays

A birthday gift to celebrate those special occasions, that can last all year.

Weddings

Products for weddings; guest books, favours, hen do's

Who We Are

We are a small business built on a Christmas present from husband to wife; a date jar containing sealed envelopes – the same style glass jar that we use today.

We are on a mission to encourage everyone to date more, spend quality time with friends, make memories with your family – and most of all have fun! Life is fast paced and fitting it all in is tricky, often the best bits are the first things we give up – the adventures, the date nights, the laughter.

All our ideas are sealed in envelopes, so there is a surprise for everyone, and the decision is made for you once you open the card.

A thoughtful gift that has led to an award winning business, and lots of happy couples all over the world.

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Life is for living, there's no need to wait, until you're 'that age' to set a date. For all the things you have put on the list, too busy, too tired to do what you wished. So here is a box of things you can do, whether you are thirty one, forty or perhaps fifty two. . . . . #fiftythingstowhenyouare50 #50thbirthday #bigbirthday #personalisedbirthdaygift #lifeisforliving #makememories #lifebeginsat50 #bucketlist #50thbirthdaypoem #milestonebirthday #poem #poetic #birthdaygiftideas ...


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One day left to enter our Afternoon Tea competition!! There's two chances to win; by ordering through our website & by liking and tagging a friend on the original post (see the grid). We've booked a trip out for my favourite meal later in the week, I'm hungry just thinking about tasty treats at @peckfortoncastle πŸ°β˜• Good luck with the giveaway, T&Cs on the competition post πŸ’Œ ...


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Planning!! There's a lot of it going on at the moment. Whether it's new products, how we're juggling the day or getting John to the hospital about his back!! We're so grateful to family and friends who are enabling us to go on this crazy journey. In less than 3 weeks it's Autumn Fair, our first trade show and huge opportunity for us as part of @theopaphitis #SBS pavilion - there's been a lot of work to get ready! Yesterday our planning meeting happened in the car as we drove to @notonthehighstreet for a catch up - it didn't look this serene trust me! So much to do, so many lists, so many cups of coffee! . . . . #smallbusiness #familybusiness #thejuggleisreal #autumnfair #SBSpavilion #businessgrowth #headspinning #platespinning #tgif #businessmeeting #allthecoffee ...


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The perfect 1st wedding anniversary gift. As demonstrated with this gorgeous personalised date box πŸ’Œ . . . . . #firstweddinganniversary #firstanniversary #weddinganniversarygift #paperweddinganniversary #paperanniversary #boxofdates #datesinabox #datebox #datenightideas #dateinspiration #datingmywife #datingmyhusband #neverstopdating ...


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Reposting because who can resist such a gorgeous baby announcement... Thank you @itscharliechip for wanting to keep dating with our little envelopes πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’œ #Repost @itscharliechip (@get_repost) ・・・ We had an amazing adventure experiencing our 52 different date nights... so we thought it only fitting that we purchase a more appropriate selection of date night cards for our next big adventure... Over the moon to announce that Baby Grainger is due February 2020! πŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ’– #babyannouncement #yearofdates #newparents #overthemoon #babygrainger . . . #newbaby #newparents #newdatingadventure #keepdating #ayearofdates #newparentgiftideas #newbabygift #keeptheromancealive #datingwithkids #talksmallbiz #smallbizshine ...


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**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** 🍰 National Afternoon Tea Week! πŸ₯ͺ To celebrate all things delicious we're giving you TWO chances to win afternoon tea for two people this week: 1. All orders placed on our website between Monday 12th and midnight Sunday 18th August will be entered into a draw. The winner must by UK based and will then receive a voucher for afternoon tea, separately to their order, once the competition ends 🍰 2. Follow our page, like this post and tag a friend in the comments that you'd share this treat with. Enter as many times as you like, each comment will count. Sharing the post in stories gets you an additional entry. This giveaway ends midnight on Sunday 18th August. The winner will be chosen at random from entries on Instagram and Facebook the following day. The prize voucher is valid only at venues in the UK, there is no cash alternative. πŸ₯ͺ This giveaway is in no way linked to Instagram or Facebook. Good luck πŸ’Œ ...


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I used to love getting post. I had various pen pals and loved seeing that handwritten envelope on the carpet... Then I grew up! And with the exception of birthdays, Christmas and Amazon πŸ˜‚ it's mainly bills these days! So imagine opening an envelope every week and getting a (nice!) surprise!! And stay tuned tomorrow as one order placed on our website next week will get some extra special happy post!!! πŸ’Œ . . . . . #envelopes #happypost #penpals #customerfeedback #happycustomers #highlyrecommended #weeklysurprise #happydating #datingwithkids #datingmyhusband #datingmywife #keepdating ...


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I spent yesterday with the fabulous @pink_link_ladies celebrating 10 years of networking and supporting women in business. It was a truly inspirational day with some lovely friends I've met through the group. But I nearly didn't go. There's so much going on at the moment, so many balls in the air that feel like they're falling. After a crap night sleep I was adament I was staying at home with the to do list. John pointed out that a day with spent with supportive friends and a change I'd scene was just what I needed, and if I had a wobble there's a room full of strong women to pick me up. He was so right (don't tell him!). I was told by so many of them to make sure I was looking after me, that thing I preach but in the height of the juggle forget. I'm so glad I took time for me yesterday, a day away from the laptop, a day filled with ice cream, prosecco and friends was just what I needed. . . . . #pinklink10 #pinklinkladies #findyourtribe #womensupportingwomen #stronggirlsclub #womeninbusiness #selfcare #selfcareinabox #justforyou #justforme #maketimeforme #metime #selfcareformums #thejuggleisreal #lookafteryourself #fillyourowncup ...


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National Play Day! And you might need your wellies... πŸ™„β˜” Our Year of Play has been a bit quiet recently, but do you know what - it's getting a face lift! The all new version will be coming soon - ish - and we're really excited for the change. There'll still be the simple ideas for family adventures at home and outdoors, opportunities for making memories. This was our second product, we worked in collaboration with the amazing @play.hooray - if you haven't then check her and get involved with her plans for today! . . . . #ayearofplay #familyfun #nationalplayday #familyplay #playideas #familygiftideas #summerholidays #summerholidayideas #holidayplayideas #smallbiztalk #smallbizshine #outandabout #playathome #rainyday #rainysummerday #rainyplayideas ...


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Wow, 3000 orders on our website!!! It's so important to celebrate milestones, they just keep on coming at the moment!! This one feels special - we all know that the social algorithm is against the smaller accounts. So knowing you're all there and supporting us is brilliant! As a thank you there are little treats going out in orders to encourage you to come back soon, or share with your friends. And next week we have two giveaways planned - don't go away!! Next milestone is 6,000 followers... . . . . #smallbusiness #milestone #celebratesmall #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #talksmallbiz #smallbizshine #businessowner #customerservice #feelinggrateful #shopindependent #shopsmall ...


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How was your weekend? Hope you made some time just for you? The lovely @samburgessuk featured us on her Small & Mighty podcast last week and we've had such a great reaction - thank you for all the comments and DMs πŸ’Œ Sam has also been using her self care box to take some time out, with Monty of course ❀️ . . . . #SelfCareSunday #justforyou #justforme #timeforme #smallandmighty #podcast #goforawalk #freshair #sundaywalk #dogwalk #smallbizshine #talksmallbiz #selfcareinabox #selfcareideas #dateswithmymates #bestmatedates #bestfriendgift ...


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Loved the sentiment on this box we printed earlier this week ❀️ We love reading your messages and you guys definitely love the personalisation! Yesterday we took delivery of a new printer that will hopefully speed the process up and allow us to personalise the bigger boxes as well, watch this space πŸ’Œ . . . . #personalisedbox #personalisationoftheday #personalisedgifts #datebox #boxofdateideas #dateinspiration #boxofdates #datesinabox #weddinganniversarygift #anniversarypresent #thoughtfulgift #keeptheromancealive #talksmallbiz #romanticgift ...


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