Date Nite Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Date Nite Box is a subscription box for couples that offers personal date-night concierge services in order for you to receive a hassle-free, surprise date for you and your significant other. When you sign up you choose your budget (Bronze, Silver, or Gold level), fill out a thorough couple’s profile, and choose to receive one to four date nights a month. You can also try them out before committing for $25 – you’ll receive a phone consultation, fill out your couple profile, and be shown a custom, planned date suggestions.
This a review of the Bronze level box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Date Nite Box
The Cost: The Bronze level costs $149/date, the Silver level is $219/date, and Gold is $309/date. You can also try them out for $25 and see what kind of date they propose before committing to a plan.
The Products: Pre-paid vouchers for your dinner and/or dating events, plus an optional, complimentary date-enhance pack (a few goodies to keep the fun of the date going).
Ships to: the continental 48 states
Each box comes with info cards detailing the plans for your date.
First of all, there is an online profile you fill out about you and your significant other’s hobbies, interests, preferences, etc. Then your Date Nite concierge sets up a phone call with one or both of you to go over your answers and get a better sense of what you’d like. I have to say that I definitely enjoyed the consultation more than I expected – I tend to get nervous about phone calls to people, and she made me feel really comfortable and led the conversation well.
After hearing that what my husband and I like out of date nights is to feel pampered and relaxed, she chose a couple’s massage for us, followed by a dinner at a relatively new BBQ place close by!
Here’s a breakdown of everything that came in our box. I need to point out that even this has some customization that comes from your couple’s profile – the table topics, “spice it up items,” and coupons/note cards are all optional (but complimentary if you choose to include them).
First and foremost, I want to mention that I was so zen after this massage that I completely forgot to snap a photo of the sign and entrance on our way out! This photo is from their website, but it is the room where they did our couples massage.
Date Nite Box gave us a $150 SpaFinders gift certificate, which the spa accepted with no problems. I made sure to communicate with my Date Nite concierge that, if a massage would be part of our date, it’s important for it to be somewhere that is comfortable with massaging pregnant women because I’m pregnant and due in August. She did exactly that and asked follow-up questions to find out if I’m showing much yet and if it’s still comfortable/okay for me to lay on my stomach, which it is. After making the appointment, she forwarded the confirmation email to me and I could see she made all of my concerns/special needs clear in the notes for the appointment, which I really appreciated. We ended up getting a couple’s massage and using a little extra left on our voucher towards a 20-minute stress-relief headache treatment you could add on.
The massage itself was great – the beds were warm and comfortable, they integrated essential oils (which I really liked), and they used warm towels on our backs, necks, and feet at different points in the massage. The therapists were nice and made us really comfortable. The add-on stress relief treatment was great – after the massage, they put a cool cloth with some peppermint oil on your forehead, had you inhale some peppermint oil they added to the massage oil on their hands, and massaged our scalps, necks, shoulders, and certain pressure points on our faces.
For dinner, Date Nite Box gave us a $25 Giftly gift card to use at Slo Bones BBQ Smokehaus, which was right around the block from the spa. This place only opened up in September so it’s pretty new to the area! Normally for a date night my husband and I would probably choose a steakhouse or something, but seeing as the massage was sort of the main event for the date it worked out just fine to go somewhere less fancy to fit within the budget of our level box. Plus, everything ended up being amazing – it turned out to be a really great discovery!
The atmosphere of the restaurant was really cozy and they have a stage for live music on the weekends (the colors behind the logo changed colors!). Their menu had a great mix of classic BBQ items as well as some things we’ve never seen before – like Pulled Pork BBQ Alfredo Penne, which my husband ordered. The service was great, as well.
The one thing I do want to mention is that, because the vouchers and gift cards included are generally third-party vouchers, it’s important to read all of the instructions on them beforehand. For example, we’ve never used Giftly before, and it’s actually a way for someone to pass funds onto you – not specifically buying gift cards for specific places, so you don’t pass it along to the merchant.
These are the items in the goodie bag they can add to every box. There’s couple coupons for each person to fill out for the other, conversation cards, and a “gourmet body topping.” These are all meant to add some extra little touches to help enhance the date night. In your couple’s profile, you can pick exactly which of these items you would or wouldn’t like added to your box.
These are the conversation cards they included – these can vary between each box. We didn’t end up using these, but some of the questions are pretty interesting.
Verdict: Personally, Date Nite Box can be a really nice touch to a special evening. I like that they plan everything for you, paying attention to your couple’s profile – which covers everything from music tastes, to interests and hobbies, to which dates work best for you, etc. I’m a little bit of a control freak, so part of me was hesitant to leave the planning up to someone else, but I was really happy with everything and totally comfortable during the planning process. Date Nite Box allows you to agree on one of three budget levels as a couple and then let them take the “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” out of it – also, it was nice to not have to call and make reservations anywhere myself.
Our date night was really great – they picked a great spa nearby for our couple’s massage and the dinner encouraged us to try someplace new that ended up being really cool. The value was great, as well – the $149 cost of the bronze-level box allowed us to get $150 towards the spa and $25 towards dinner, plus the concierge service from the Date Nite Box staff.
What do you think about Date Nite Box? Do you think you’ll give it a try?