20 Impressive First Date Gift Ideas (Besides Flowers)

It’s your first date with someone special, and you want to earn a few extra points by arriving with a gift that’s sure to make them smile.

So, what could you possibly get that doesn’t make too big of a statement but still gives off the ‘I’m excited about our date’ vibe?

Don’t worry, below you’ll find 20 great gift ideas for your first date that is a little more imaginative than flowers.

20 Impressive First Date Gift Ideas (Besides Flowers)

message in a bottle USB 2 flash

Exciting & Fun: Message in a Bottle USB 2.0 Flash Drive

How adorable is this message in a bottle inside a treasure chest? It’s hard to imagine anyone not loving this gift idea! After opening the vintage treasure chest, they’ll see a high quality Samsung USB 2.

0 flash drive. The possibilities are endless. You can have your date planned out for her to watch or write a note on the 2 included blank papers that reads ‘For Our Photos’. You can choose between an 8GB or 16GB.

The chest measures 3.8″ x 1.5″ x 2.5″.

Hopefully, it will lead to many more fun dates with tons of memories to put on the USB!

table topics

A Great Way to Get to Know Each Other: TableTopics Date Night

TableTopics is a fun way to start a first date! The company has sold over 2 million copies, so they must be doing something right! This ‘Date Night’ edition is perfect for getting to know each other. You could also go through the topics ahead of time and take out the more serious questions or those that would be more appropriate after several dates.

The 4″ acrylic cube contains 135 cards with questions such as “What was the most ridiculous thing you wanted to be when you grew up?” and many more fun get-to-know-you questions. If anything, it’s sure to bring some laughs!

sinvitron long stem gold dipped real rose

A Perfect Way to Say Thank You: Sinvitron Long Stem 24k Gold Dipped Real Rose

Okay the article said ‘besides flowers’, but this one will not wilt and die and is certain to bring a smile. Available in blue, gold, and red, you can also buy a blue or red bud. Going through a 65-step process, Sinvitron uses a real rose dipped in resin with 24K gold accents.

It measures 11.5″ x 2.8″ at its widest point and comes with a clear stand and a gift box. It’s something that will last forever and perhaps will bring a little luck to ensure future dates.

candles gift set

Light up the Night: Yinuo Mirror Scented Candles Gift Set

Candles are always a safe and appreciated gift. This 4-piece set is made with all natural soy wax poured into designer tins. Each one is 4.4 ounces and includes the fragrances lavender, rose, lemon, and Mediterranean fig.

Each one burns for approximately 25-30 hours, and the set arrives in a gift box. Maybe whenever they’re used, it will remind them to give you a call to set up another date!

YETI rambler insulated mug

For Coffee Lovers: YETI Rambler Insulated Mug with Lid

Whether they’re a coffee fan or not, this YETI Rambler insulated mug is a great gift for anyone and any occasion. The stainless steel mug holds 14 ounces. You can choose between 12 colors including clay, seafoam, brick red, and reef blue.

The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot or cold for hours, and the sealed lid prevents leaking and spills. Each YETI Rambler mug has a triple grip handle and is coated with Duracoat to ensure no peeling, scratching or fading.

It’s perfect for at home or on the go, and they’re definitely going to love it!

pashmina scarf

To Keep Her Warm: Calvin Klein Women’s Logo Pashmina Scarf

Just about everyone loves a new pashmina when the weather turns crisp. Made of 100% Viscose, each scarf has frayed ends and the Calvin Klein logo discreetly patterned all over. Measuring 26″ wide, you can choose between 11 colors including iceberg, rouge red, heather almond, and black.

You’re sure to find one that matches her style.

piccadilly picnic basket

Go on a Picnic: DIY Piccadilly Willow Picnic Basket for Two

How adorable will you be when you show up with this picnic basket? This Piccadilly Willow picnic basket measures 16.5″ x 11″ x 9.3″. It comes with 2 melamine plates, 2 acrylic wine glasses, flatware for two wrapped in a cloth napkin, and a corkscrew.

Made of wicker, it’s accented with leatherette pieces and red/white plaid material.

Pack up a bottle of wine, some sandwiches, or cheese and fruit, and you’re guaranteed to have a great time! Just don’t forget the blanket!

vitscan fox dog toy

If the Dog Likes You, You’re In: Vitscan Fox Dog Toy with Squeaker

Very few dog owners love anything more than their pet. If you show up with a gift for their favorite furry friend, you’re definitely going to score some points. This crinkle fox toy doesn’t contain stuffing so it’s safe for all sizes.

The head of the fox squeaks whenever it’s mashed. The rope arms and legs are perfect for playtime. This 11″ x 12.2″ toy is definitely going to be a hit for the dog which will make it a hit for your date!

red wine glasses

For the Wine Enthusiast: Paksh Novelty Italian Red Wine Glasses

This set of 4 Italian-crafted wine glasses would make a great first date gift! Each one holds 18 ounces and is designed using XLT Treatment which reinforces the ‘pinot noir’ of the glass stem. This technology ensures greater resistance against breaking.

Each one measures 21.3 cm x 9.7 cm. Pair this set with a bottle of wine, and you’ve got a wonderful gift idea!

sterling silver knot ring

A Cute Ring to Break the Ice: CHOOSE YOUR COLOR Sterling Silver Knot Ring

This adorable sterling silver knot ring makes a fun gift idea. It’s designed to last many years and is available in several finishes. You can choose from black, rose gold, yellow gold tone, two-tone, silver rope twist, and high polish.

They’re available in sizes 4-12 with a couple of designs available in size 13. It’s perfect for every day wear and will remind her of your fabulous first date!

teddy bear plush

Warm Her Heart: GUND Philbin Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush

No one is ever to old for a sweet teddy bear! This 18″ Philbin chocolate brown stuffed bear by Gund is absolutely precious! It’s made from the softest materials and is perfect for cuddling or displaying.

Each paw has paw pad accents, and he arrives with the cutest expression! If this doesn’t start the date out on the right foot, then nothing will!

godiva chocolate gift  box

For Her Sweet Tooth: Godiva Chocolatier Classic Gold Ballotin Chocolate

You can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates. This 19-piece chocolate gift box by Godiva is filled with scrumptious milk, dark, and white chocolates with Belgian fillings such as hazelnut praline, coconut fondant, and more.

These type sets are also available in 8, 36, 70, 105, and 140-pieces. Chocolates are always a good idea!

spiral bound journal

Thoughtful & Useful: Leather Writing Journal Notebook

This classic spiral bound journal by MALEDEN is both a thoughtful and useful gift idea. It contains unlined paper and can be refilled. They can use it for a number of things including making lists, journaling, sketching, and so much more.

Each journal is made of quality PU leather, and you can choose from colors including black, brown, red, deep blue, and sky blue. Each one measures 5″ x 7″ and arrives beautifully packaged.

ghirardelli cocoa gift set

For Cold Nights: Ghirardelli Cocoa for Two Gift Set

Perfect for fall and winter, this hot chocolate set by Girardelli makes a fun gift. Each set has 2 ceramic mugs that hold 12 ounces. The Ghirardelli Double Hot Chocolate Cocoa is full of rich chocolate flavor and mini marshmallows.

The package is sized 12.8″ x 5.5″ x 11.5″. Simply add milk, warm up, and enjoy!

bath bombs set

Pamper Her: HanZá 8 Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bath bombs are all the rage and make a great gift for any occasion. Each one is handmade with quality and organic ingredients. The set of 8 golf ball-sized bath bombs are individually wrapped to create a pleasing appearance.

Using ingredients such as she butter and essential oils, each bath bomb has a pleasant scent and can moisturize dry skin.

succulent plants in planter pots

Adorable Plants: Succulent Plants in Planter Pots

This 5 pack of succulent plants in planter pots is a unique and welcome gift for anyone. With 5 fully rooted cactus plants, they’re ready to be displayed with very little care. Each pot is 2″ in diameter and height making them the perfect size for any counter top, shelf, or desk.

Perfect for beginners or expert plant enthusiasts, these plants are a fun thoughtful gift. You’ll receive 5 individual species that are ready straight out of the box to be displayed. A care guide is included that will show just how little attention these plants need.

It’s guaranteed to be a hit!

fragrances reed diffuser

Fragrance for Her Home: NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser

Not everyone can have fragrances inside their home, but if you subtly question and find out it’s okay, this would be a wonderful gift idea! The reed diffuser by NEST has a modern look that will go with any home decor.

Each one holds 5.9 ounces. You can choose from a number of fragrances including Cedar Leaf & Lavender, Velvet Pear, Moroccan Amber, and over 20 more!

sterling silver earrings

Personalized Earrings: Silver Circle Charm French Hook Drop Earrings

This pair of sterling silver earrings will show you chose this gift with a lot of thought put into it. Each dangle charm has a script initial and is surrounded by cubic zirconia crystals. The pair has a classic french hook back and arrives in a black fabric pouch ready for gifting.

This set of earrings is perfect for special occasions or every day without the heaviness of some dangle earrings. She’s guaranteed to love them!

dolce Gabbana women´s eau de toilette spray

Fragrance for Her: Dolce & Gabbana Women’s Eau De Toilette Spray

New perfume is always a pleasant surprise! This Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue fragrance arrives in a 6″ bottle holding 3.3 ounces. The top notes of this perfume include Sicilian cedar melds, apple, and bluebell.

The medium notes include bamboo, jasmine, and white rose. The base notes are citron wood, musk, and amber.

set of keurig cup pods

Coffee Samplers: Coffee Samplers: Green Mountain Coffee Keurig Coffee Lover’s Variety Pack

If you know they’re a Keurig fan, this 40 count set of K Cup pods will certainly be a welcome gift! Inside the package, they’ll find 2 each of 20 of their most popular flavors including Green Mountain Coffee, Breakfast Blend, The Original Donut Shop Regular, Newman’s Own Organic Special Blend, Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend, Tully’s Coffee Italian Roast, and more.

It’s a great way to find new favorites.

This is a fun gift they’re sure to appreciate and enjoy!


Sometimes it can be a little tricky to decide whether or not to bring a gift on your first date. If you’ve really hit it off while talking or texting, it can definitely be a sweet surprise. If you’ve ever given or received a gift on a first date, be sure to comment below.

Don’t forget to share this with your family and friends so they can find a great ‘first date gift idea’ as well!

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2 thoughts on “20 Impressive First Date Gift Ideas (Besides Flowers)”

  1. I gave her a sterling silver dragonfly with a jade body 45.00 from jc penny .she said her favorite color was green so I did buy the necklace before I asked her favorite color…


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