5 Must Haves for a Great Date Night In

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Some of the best moments that Dan and I have had - have been on our date nights. I love those times where we get to unplug, refocus and reconnect. The best date nights, have been the date nights at home. The kids enjoy spending evenings with their cousins or grandparents, so Dan and I take advantage of the empty house!

These are the date nights that remind me of our very first year together. We enjoyed the unique dining options available in our college town, but my favorite date nights were the evenings where we prepared a romantic meal at one of our apartments.

Years later, along with experience and items we placed on our wedding registry at Target, it is notably easier to accomplish the meals and atmosphere we had always set out to create. Coming off holiday engagements, couples start to think about registering! Here are our top picks for planning that perfect date night with your registry items.

5 Must Haves for a Great Date Night In

1. KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer

This amazing mixer would have saved me a lot of time and energy if I had it all those years ago. Dan loves my homemade brownies - however, they are difficult to make due to how thick the batter is. Mixing it by hand is tiresome. This will come in handy when preparing that special meal or dessert for your night in.

2. Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware

Having great cookware is essential to preparing the perfect meal for your special night. Though it isn't impossible to prepare that perfect meal - having a quality set of pans and skillets certainly makes it easier for me to get the job done.

3. Threshold Etched Glass Drinkware Collection

Gone are the days of our plastic cups from local pizza eateries. Okay, that's a lie. Dan has insisted on keeping a lot of those. However, for our special nights - I choose a more elegant drinkware.

4. SONOS PLAY: 5 Wireless HiFi System

Music can set the tone for any evening. A wireless HiFi system allows you to create that atmosphere regardless of where you decide to have that date-night in.

5. Nikon P530 16.1MP Digital Camera

I wish that we had captured more of our dating experiences on camera. In fact, I'm not sure that either one of us even owned a camera when we dated. Capture a few fun memories, snap a shot of the favorite meals you've prepared and cherish these date nights for a lifetime.

Remember to add these items to your Target Wedding Registry! The Target wedding registry is an easy and engaging experience with inspirational starter lists. You'll also receive a 15% off completion offer - the week of your event which means that you’ll receive a coupon for saving 15% on remaining registry items in store and online. Changed your mind on an item? Returns are easy!

What are you planning for date nights in this year?

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.