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.
Each box comes with an information booklet that talks about your box and the activities they included for you.
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
September 2018 Bonding Bees Review
This month's date theme is "Team Us," I assume for Fall sports coming back. Luke and I aren't sports people but we are definitely all about being on the same team together in life!
The first item I pulled out of my box is this little relationship playbook, which is like a little notebook of lists to make and things to discuss between the two of you, like what some of your future goals are, things that the other does that you love, and some ideas of things to do or not do to keep your relationship healthy or help make it better.
Most of the boxes I've received from Bonding Bees have had a snack or dessert mix or something in them, and this month they sent the perfect fall treat: caramel apples. Well, not actual caramel apples but they sent some apple chips and caramel candy melts to dip them in. These were actually pretty good! My husband is a little obsessed. I'll have to buy more of these.
They included a paint set and a set of large, pretty nice brushes for this month's project.
This month's activity is painting wooden signs. The idea is to paint them honoring your favorite sports teams, or you can just do things like "#teamUs" or "better together," or custom. They also included stencils. Luke and I kinda just felt like doing our own thing so we winged it. Even though our paintings weren't about anything romantic really, we still had fun and helped each other and talked a lot during the process.
The last thing in the box was a game called Touchdown that is a trivia game for 2 or 4 players.
I think the board that looks like a football field is cute, and the trivia questions on the cards have a wide range of topics. There were things about animals, sports, Star Trek, food/cooking, biology, fashion, science... there's something for everyone to get right in here. The game is designed to gain your token yards on the field if you get the question right but the penalties for getting one wrong are quirky and sometimes embarrassing and sometimes romantic so they're a mixed bag too. This game can get a little ridiculous and we were absolutely laughing pretty quickly.
The Verdict: This was an alright Bonding Bees box for us. We're not sports people but I definitely think they designed this box to be enjoyable for anyone. This is also the second painting project we've received in the last few months - it's been pretty spaced out, but painting just isn't something we love to do together. We enjoy it when we do them for these reviews but we wouldn't independently choose to spend our time together painting. Ultimately the box is designed to help facilitate an experience, not provide a bunch of products. We did have a fun time, Luke discovered a new favorite snack, and it was nice trying something different that we didn't have to think up or decide on ourselves!
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 October 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.)
Value Breakdown: This kind of box is really subjective and can be hard to state a real value for because it may be different for everyone. It’s definitely about the subjective gain from sharing the experience and not about what you tangibly get for your money. We had a fun time, and it did get us doing things we normally wouldn’t (aka we did things other than takeout & Netflix) and we didn’t have to find or pay a babysitter.
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