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When you’ve been married or dating for a couple of years, it gets hard to find creative ways to spend quality time together, especially when you’re at home. If you feel like you’ve “been there, done that” with your date nights, subscribing to a monthly date night box could help mix things up. They’re cheaper than dinner and a movie out — and you don’t have to pay a sitter.
We based our rankings of the best date night subscription boxes on several factors, including the creativity and variety of activities, the quality of products included, pricing and more.
Tip: A date box club makes a unique and long-lasting wedding or bridal shower gift.
Date Night In Box gets our top spot with the best variety of themes and quality of products. Like other boxes, you get a new theme each month, but with Date Night In Box you can tell they put a lot of thought behind creative, interactive ideas.
For example, their “Dine & Dance” box includes dance tutorials and gourmet pizza you make together. “Have a Roaring Good Time” transports you to the 1920s with fun props, a murder mystery game and other activities. Their website has detailed pictures of previous boxes to give you a good idea of what to expect.
- $41.99 monthly
- $120 for 3 months
- $239 for 6 months
- $464 for 12 months
DateBox Club’s “dates are designed to help couples do something new and fun together, and most importantly connect.” Each box contains a detailed itinerary and signature “connection cards” with creative questions.
Past themes include “Day of the Dead” face painting, game night and snacks and DIY art projects. Their site has photos of what to expect in their boxes. And we love the free date night ideas you can find on their site.
- $39.95 monthly
- $110.85 for 3 months
- $203.70 for 6 months
- $395.40 for 12 months
When you sign up for Happily’s Datebox, you fill out a questionnaire about your interests, personalities, likes and dislikes to help them choose the best date boxes each month for you and your partner. Some of their previous themes include an evening of art, cheese and wine tasting, gourmet cooking and dance lessons.
We like the personalized approach; unfortunately, their website doesn’t include detailed pictures of what’s included in boxes, which is a big drawback.
- $28 monthly
- $77.67 for 3 months
- $138.54 for 6 months
- $7.99/month for Digital Only Plan
Bonding Bees delivers date night boxes every month, including custom-created games, food and recipes, crafts, relationship building exercises, desserts and other items.
The only thing we’ve found that sets this box apart from other subscriptions is that each purchase helps provide meals to families in poverty. You can view previous months’ boxes on their site.
- $39 monthly
- $108 for 3 months
- $204 for 6 months
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Check out this brief video that gives you some ideas of how you can turn a rainy day into a romantic and fun time with your significant other.
Do you and your partner share a love for unique beer or wine? Consider joining a monthly wine or beer club. You could even consider home brewing together with these home brewing kits. While the wine and beer subscriptions don’t contain activities and games for couples, you can still share in the experience of tasting new drinks together and expanding your beverage choices.
Do you think monthly date boxes are worth the money?
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