#ALIVEHoliday Gift Guide: The Perfect Date Night

I'm continuing my gift guide series with another group of fantastic local businesses. It's easy to put a great list together when our city is packed with so many options. For today's guide, I teamed up with ALIVE Magazine to bring you a gift guide for the perfect date night. The next time you want to impress your significant other with a decadent evening, I've got you covered. This holiday season, give them the gift of you.

Pre-date Prep
I know a lot of women who wouldn't let anyone touch their hair but, Kristen Linares at 13th & Washington. And after meeting her personally I agree. She has excellent style, is beautiful and as sweet as can be. Sign me up.

Right down the street from 13th & Washington, you'll run into Clr-Mnstr, where you'll find E&M Apothecary Burn Candles you can light to set the mood while waiting for your date to arrive.  

Make A Statement 
Whether your style is classic, modern, bohemian or a mix of the above, there are so many jewelry makers local and beyond that are creating your perfect date-night statement piece. From the top Simply Lovely Handmade, Lateef Accessories, Sahgol Jewelry and Beltshazzar Jewels.

The Perfect Location
If you're not quite to the let's-get-dinner-and-drinks phase of the relationship, you might suggest brunch. When that's the case you still want to have a great restaurant in your arsenal to suggest. My go-to is Hiro Asian Kitchen. If an intimate dinner is more your speed, Scape American Bistro is awesome. And if your idea of a romantic date is always doing something active, check out Go Ape, Missouri's only tree-top adventure course. So cool. 

The Morning After
The next morning, when you're exhausted from the inevitable perfect date, try the loving recovery mask from local holistic skincare company Blissoma. Then, meet your date fresh-faced for another great night. 

I hope you liked leafing through my date-night gift guide! If after reading about these great places, shops and restaurants you feel like you're still scrambling for the perfect gift I suggest using Sprintship. Their motto is "Don't ship it-sprint it!" because they offer same-day delivery service. For a bustling holiday season, it is an incredible solution for last minute gift needs. Check them out.

This post was a collaboration with the above businesses and ALIVE Magazine for its #ALIVEHoliday campaign. As always, I sincerely appreciate you supporting the businesses that keep this little space up and running.

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