How-To: Prep the Perfect Date Night Essentials Kit


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When you’re getting ready for a big date night and you want it to be special, it’s easy to forget some of the things that will make you look and feel your best. We’ve compiled the perfect date night kit that you can easily make for yourself, or for a friend with all of the essentials.  

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When I create care packages I like to pull of the goods together in a special bag, box or container. I made this specific kit with a friend in mine who will be celebrating her first wedding anniversary soon. While I don’t know what the couple’s plans are, I do know that when you’re planning a special event, it’s easy to forget minor details.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with a weekend getaway or upping the Friday night ante with an elegant dinner in, there are a few essentials that are easy to forget, but impossible to go without.

Materials Needed

  • Wooden or wicker basket
  • Ribbon color of your choice

I started by customizing a pretty basket with my friend’s favorite color ribbon. It’s a simple touch, but something easy to do with two simple supplies that you can get for under $5 at any craft store. I started with a basket and red ribbon that I purchased from a local craft store.


It’s super easy to customize this, threading the ribbon through the basket weave. You can use more than one color or patterned ribbon, but be sure to pick something that will pop against your basket.


It’s a small touch, but it’s those little things that go a long way when you’re creating a memorable gift. Here are a few things you should be sure to include in your date night essentials kit, all of which are available at your local drug store or Walmart.

Something for the lips

ChapStick Total Hydration is 100% natural, age defying and created with an advanced nourishing formula including argan oil, avocado butter and rose hip oils. It instantly smoothes, moisturizes and visibly renews lips with omega 6 & 9. When you’re getting ready for a special night, all it takes are small touches to make you feel pulled together. ChapStick Total Hydration is clinically proven to give you healthier looking lips…and help you feel great, too. If you feel like shopping a little, adding a pretty lipstick in addition never hurt anyone, either.

Something to help stay healthy

If all goes according to plan, your date night might be a late night, too. If you’re burning the candle on both ends, Emergen-C will help you have more healthy days, more healthy nights. If you want to let your healthy out, Emergen-C is available in over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes that offer the formula, flavor, fix, and therefore, the fun you’re seeking.


Something for the skin

Preparation for date night begins with primping. When I do my own eye makeup, half of it ends up underneath my eye and throughout the night I typically need a quick clean up. I keep moisturizing makeup wipes in my purse at all times and I recommend including them for anyone celebrating a special time.

Something for the nails

Cliche as it is, there’s really no bigger bummer than an annoying, often painful, broken nail. Toss a few nail files into a kit for emergencies, coupled with a clear nail polish for any last minute needs.

Something just in case

You never know when a headache, muscle ache or common cold will hit. Use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold, so that nothing will interfere with the big night.

The original round tables providing safe, effective pain relief for over 25 years. Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil, and nothing works on more pains than Advil (among OTC pain relievers).

In the event of wardrobe malfunctions, I like to include fashion tape (not pictured) and/or a lint roller, which is especially crucial if your gift is for someone who is traveling and might need to give suitcase-wrinkled clothes a quick refresh.

Something bubbly

It’s a celebration, right? Give your friend something to start the night off properly, with a split of champagne or prosecco that she can drink while getting ready or toast to the night ahead.

What are your date night essentials? What products do you absolutely need for a night out? For more ideas visit this online hub.

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