Bonding Bees Date Night Review + 50% Off Coupon – February 2018
Bonding Bees is a monthly date night and relationship building subscription box! It’s designed to provide dates that both new couples and couples married for years can enjoy together.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Bonding Bees
The Subscription Box: Bonding Bees
The Cost: $39.00 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.
The Products: Each month will have a unique theme with activities to go along with it, such as crafts, games, relationship building, cooking/baking, and more
Ships to: the US for free and Canada for $10.00
Bonding Bees February 2018 Reviews
Each box comes with an information booklet that talks about your box and the activities they included for you.
Each month they include a featured “couple of the month,” which is cute. It has the couple’s story, top relationship tips, and charity of choice.
Also, there’s a date guide in the booklet to walk you through the plan for the date.
More details about setting the mood, and instructions for the candle making activity this month.
And rules for the included game and the list of Topics of Conversation. I like that the topics of conversation have light questions like “do you believe there is life on another planet?” to break up the more serious questions like “what was a dream you hoped to accomplish from your childhood that you gave up on or just forgot about?”
There’s also a suggested dinner recipe (this one looks amaaaaazzzing) and a dessert recipe.
One of the activities this month is candle making. I love that they made it super simple and included everything I needed: bagged wax to melt, a disposable cup and stirring stick, and fragrance!
And, very importantly, a heart-shaped candle tin, plus a wick and a bar to hold the wick in place when you pour the candle.
They also sent a treat with these chocolate dipped fortune cookies! They had cute fortunes inside – one said “you will receive unexpected kisses in unexpected places” and the other was “your relationship will blossom with consistent dates.” I may be paraphrasing that second one. But these were pretty tasty, too.
We also got a game to play this month! Spin the bottle! One on one/date night version.
The design of the game is to lay the cards out, face down, in a circle and spin the bottle in the middle. You have to do whatever the card says that it lands on.
This was cute and lighthearted. It made us laugh for sure, and we embraced the slight silliness of doing something different like this, and just had fun with it!
To go along with some of the tasks in the game, they sent strawberry- and chocolate-flavored chapsticks, and a small bottle of massage oil.
So we made the candle! It was simple and easy. I’ll be honest, it didn’t really feel like a couple activity. Luke was hanging with me while the wax melted and such but there’s really only one step to do at a time and making one candle is such a small scale thing that I kind of just did it all myself. Maybe they could have included two different scents and tins to each make one? Or maybe a way to have different colored waxes and make a layered or swirly one together? Also, it has to sit for a few hours to completely cool/harden before burning, so we couldn’t play the spin the bottle by candlelight.
Here’s our freshly poured heart-shaped candle! I will say that I was bummed the wax didn’t fill up to even halfway in the tin, but it’s really not a big deal.
Our finished heart candle! The fragrance oil they included was “Pink Chiffon,” and was a very sweet, girly scent.
The Verdict: I think date boxes are such a fun idea! We liked the experience and concept of this Bonding Bees box, and I like that I have a candle to have as a reminder of the quality time and fun together.
I’m on the fence about how I feel about the value. This kind of box is really subjective and can be hard to state a real value on because it may be different for everyone. We had a fun time, but I’m not sure it felt quite like a $40 date to us. This is my first experience with Bonding Bees, though, so I am excited to see what future boxes hold.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, boxes for each month ship the first and second week of that month. If you ordered today, you’d get the April box. (Their website says if you order a box in the 2nd week of a month, they’ll try to get you that month’s box as long as supplies last but they can’t guarantee.)
What do you think about Bonding Bees?