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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Just a little reminder today, to me as a well as you, that there's life outside these squares too! As a small business the algorithm is not our friend, but we also need to take a step back and realise its OK. These things take time and we can't be everything to to everyone. This card in our Just For You box is a tough one for most - but one of the most important. Fellow small biz owner, mummy and friend Emma @isabella_and_us shared this pic - love the little fingers creeping in! - and it seemed like a good reminder to me to step back, take your time and make time x . . . . #switchoff #selfcarebox #selfcareinabox #maketimeforyou #ayearofselfcare #justforyou #justforme #timeforme #takeyourtime #takingmytime #mondaymotivation #mondaygratitude #smallbusiness ...


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We're still quite new to this personalisation game, and we love seeing what you choose to put on the box... Like this 30th gift for a Dr Seuss fan! . . . . #30thbirthdaygift #drseuss #thing2 #HappyBirthdayfromthing1 #personalised #personalisedbirthdaygift #personalisedgifts #thoughtfulgift #30thingstodowhenyoure30 #30thbucketlist #30thpresent #giftideas ...


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Anyone else find that the planning, dreaming and chatting about something fun is the best bit? Our cards are sealed in envelopes so you can keep that excitement going all year. The options, the anticipation, then the reminiscing - making memories that last a lifetime πŸ’Œ . . . . . . #makingmemories #romance #ayearofdates #romanticgift #thoughtfulgift #dateinspiration #datenightideas #datingmyhusband #datingmywife #keepdating #keeptheromancealive #couplesgift #weddinggift #anniversarypresent ...


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It does exactly what it says on the box. The eagle eyed might (don't worry it's not very obvious!) notice that we've slightly changed the product name... Our 'regular' box is now called the Surprise Edition. We thought it better explained that the is box is a lucky dip of any type of date in any colour envelope. To follow suit the colour coded box is now referred to as the Categorised Edition - but don't worry nothing else has changed! 😊 These wraps are to help explain the products on a shop shelf, we'll let you know when they're out there (hopefully soon!) but if you ever see them please grab a pic for us πŸ’Œ . . . . #shopshelves #surpriseedition #colourcoded #surprise #colouredenvelopes #wholesale #smallchange #bigideas #alwaysgrowing #smallbusiness #retailwrap #giftshop #giftideas #thoughtfulgiftideas #thoughtfulgift #romanticgift #christmasshopping #christmasgiftideas #coupleschristmaspresent ...


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The reality of running a small business after having 5 days at a trade show... John has been in the office all weekend 8-4.30 printing boxes. This is only part of the pile! We know Insta is great for the shiny side of life, it's important to show the other side too. I'm going to be doing my first ever Facebook Live on Thursday on The Career Mum page, talking about our journey as a start up, the pros and cons. There's an amazing live each day this week, search The Career Mum on Facebook to find out more x . . . . #mondaymotivation #busyweekend #smallbusiness #supportsmallbiz #notonthehighstreet #nothspartners #realityvsinstagram #familybusiness #catchingup #mondaymorning #letsgetgoing #husbandandwifeteam #thecareermum #facebooklive #firsttimelive ...


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