flame Jul 13, 2020

We are living in a time when delivery is the king of...well, everything! There is a subscription box service for everything from personalized styling to wine clubs (have you checked out Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Spade & Sparrows wine club?! We heard we might have a discount code for you during our virtual Flame event on July 22nd...). We even send off a SheKit of monthly goodies to our SheVIP members and giveaway at least 10 boxes at every event. As we dive into all things Flame this month, there are some date night subscription services catching our attention. If you’re looking to mix things up with your S.O., consider one of these date night boxes to keep the spark alive!


 1. Datebox Club

 This date night subscription service is a classic, straightforward version. Subscription plans include monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month pricing options that range from $32.95 to $39.95 per month. These boxes ship the second week of the month and include activities or projects for you and your partner. One of their previous boxes was the Hot Sauce Challenge date box. It included eight different hot sauces and couples were challenged to see who could handle the heat! Also included in that box were fun and flirty interview cards featuring hot topic questions. You can supplement your monthly subscription boxes with Digital Dates, a digital subscription service ($4.99 per month) that delivers date night instructions and ideas to your inbox at the beginning of the month. And if you’re looking to get the whole family involved, there is a Family Date Night box option for $44.95. 


2. Date Night In

From the outside in, each Date Night In box is deeply dedicated to its theme. Their themes have included a Roaring Good Time box: a 1920s themed box which included a game of dominoes, a time capsule activity, and Chocolate Moonshine fudge in honor of Prohibition. There’s also been a Dine & Dance box which included the ingredients for a make-it-yourself pizza and three different dance tutorials for couples to give a whirl. Each box may include several activities, accessories for ambiance (think curated playlists), high-quality snacks and mixers, and specially selected recipes. Both auto-renewing and non-renewing subscriptions are available, with boxes ranging from $41.99 monthly to $464 for a year of boxes ($38.67 per box). Couples may also opt for a faith-building box add-on.


3. Crated with Love

 Crated with Love is all about inspiring laughter with their quirky date night themes. Inside each box is at least four date night games and activities, supplemented with a Spotify playlist, online content, and on-theme recipes. The May 2020 box took on The Lost Island theme, challenging couples to combine their individual strengths as they worked together to escape entrapment on a dinosaur-infested island. Subscriptions are available from month-to-month or can be prepaid for a 6-month or one-year subscription. From there, your delivery options include every month, every other month, or every quarter. A final add-on is their Date Night Digital, a $2 per month email subscription that sends date night activities, challenges, and tips to your inbox each week. This brand is best for the budget-conscious couple, with their one-year prepaid subscription breaking down to $19.99 per box ($263.88 for the year). If you’d rather test the waters, one-time boxes are available for purchase, here.


4. Happily

As a brand, Happily is dedicated to preserving the longevity of your relationship. Beyond their boxes, Happily offers online support for your relationship that includes love notes you can send to your partner, relationship classes, and a soon-to-be-released mobile app that helps you plan local dates in your city. But as a subscription box service, Happily’s boxes are highly unique because they customize each box to a couple’s preferences. When subscribing, couples will submit their likes and interests, and also provide details about their personalities, for Happily to utilize in the customization process. Beyond date night activities, each box helps you set the mood with custom playlists, and takes the pressure off with conversation starters. There are monthly, 3-month, and 6-month subscription options, ranging in price from $32.99 to $39.99 per box. 


5. Unbox Love

 Unbox Love curates your subscription based on the stage you are at in your relationship. Are you: dating, engaged, recently married, married (for more than five years), or other? Select a monthly, 3-month, or 6-month subscription for the price of $34-39 per box. OR, if you’re feeling generous, you can send a box as a gift to a couple you love. Each experience comes complete with games, crafts, or activities for you and your partner. One of their most popular previous boxes was the Escape Room box, in which half of the products were locked! Couples had to use clues to crack the code but could text the company for additional hints if needed. Another was the Castaways box, which had everything you two would need to enjoy life on a deserted island together: pineapple-flavored snacks, drink umbrellas, a message in a bottle, and a pirate-themed game. 


6. The Fantasy Box

 From romantic to a little risque, The Fantasy Box is geared toward building a couple’s intimacy and getting you in touch with your sensuality. Sent in discreet packaging, boxes are available as a subscription ($39 per box and up), on-demand (starting at $45 per box), or in bundles (sets of three boxes starting at $66 per box). The subscription boxes are tiered by price, based on the number of products they include to create the mood of the category you select. Subscribers can opt to be surprised by a different box each month, or they can manage a subscription schedule from the available library of over one hundred boxes. A message from the brand’s founder encourages couples to try the various themes in order to get to know their likes and dislikes. Themes include sensual, playful, control, costume, for one, voyeur, and pregnancy.  


Consider reinvigorating your connection with a monthly mix-up of your classic date night. Not only are these delivered date night boxes convenient, but they give you something different to look forward to. Try one, or try them all, and let us know which ones are the favorites among our SheFactor community!