What’s this all about?

Thanks for stopping by!
We are Kate and John, and since 2016 we’ve grown A Year of Dates from a gift to an award winning business.

It all started in 2014 when John made me (Kate) a date jar for Christmas. He’d filled 72 envelopes (he got a bit carried away!) with date ideas. Every Monday morning I opened an envelope and we had to make an effort to do what the card said that week. It was exciting, some ideas weren’t what I’d choose to do but we made it fun, and most importantly we made time for each other in our busy lives – something we all can forget to do!

Helping people make memories together

Everyone I spoke to about it said “that’s a great idea, I wish I had the time to think of the date ideas”… And we realised we did have the time and the ideas. A Year of Dates was born in September 2016 with our first product that is based on the original jar.

As we grew the business we quickly realised that people leave gift buying to the last minute (we all do it!). So we now hold stock of the date box in Australia (Melbourne) for quicker local shipping, so you can get your partner the gift they deserve in time for Valentine’s, an anniversary or just because you want to date more!

+3.5 million

Date ideas shared


Date boxes sent around the world


Customer reviews

“the A Year of Dates box has led us to so many fun, exciting experiences we would never have thought of otherwise.”

~ Matt and Gemma

Most of all we love that this journey introduces us to so many people and opportunities, and that we’re helping people get out and make memories together.

– Kate and John