DateBox Club is a monthly subscription that delivers everything you need for a unique, creative date to help you reconnect with your partner as you spend quality time together.
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About DateBox Club
The Subscription Box: DateBox Club
The Cost: $39.95 a month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Everything you need for a creative date night activity with your significant other.
Ships to: US
DateBox Club January 2019 Review
Our date came with this detailed information card. It began with an introduction to our date and its theme which is "I Love You 365 Days of the Year." I liked that they included a list of everything in the box including photos.
The reverse side of the information card gave us an itinerary for our night together. I appreciated the step by step instructions so we had some direction for our date! Before we began, I went to Spotify and turned on the playlist they had set up which I really enjoyed listening to throughout our date.
Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix - Retail Value $1.99
The first activity for the night was to bake some cookies together so that we had our snack for the evening. My husband made a joke that date boxes should consider that we are tired parents and the last thing we want to do at the end of the night is cook or bake, but fortunately, these are the super simple kind, so they didn't take too much time or effort!
A quick mix of the dough with some butter and a little water and these went into the oven for about 8 minutes. Easy enough! While they cooled, we moved onto the next part of our date since they weren't ready to decorate just yet.
The next part of our date involved writing in this journal together. This is a nice journal that features a daily question for you and your partner that you fill in each year over the course of three years. There is a spot on each page for you to write each of the different years and the lines are two different colors so that you can write on one line while your partner writes on the other.
We flipped to the day's date and each wrote our responses. Then we took some time to just flip through the book and check out some of the other questions, which sparked a few fun conversations.
The questions they asked were great ways to get to know your partner, to reflect on life, or even to describe something about your partner. The range was good and I like the idea of having something that is intentional for my husband and I do together. After five years of marriage and three kids, we are to the point where we really do have to be intentional about making time for each other and this is a great way to focus us and remind us to talk and communicate with one another. I thought this was a really nice idea for a January box and I think it will be neat to see how our answers change over the course of the next few years. That is, if we are able to keep up with it! They recommend filling it out at the end of the week over Sunday brunch which takes a little of the pressure off when you aren't trying to keep up with it daily.
Funfetti Vanilla Icing - Retail Value $1.59
Wilton Pink Decorating Gel - Retail Value $1.79
Once we had flipped through our book, answered a few questions, and spent some time connecting over them, we moved back to our cookies. They provided some vanilla Funfetti icing and a little tube of pink decorating gel for us to use to decorate our cookies.
We opted to decorate some for the kids to surprise them with the next day. This was a nice, easy activity that didn't take us too long to complete!
Pick Up Sticks Game - Buy a similar set here for $4.49
The last activity for our date was this Pick Up Sticks game with a little date night twist. They provided this wooden box of pick up sticks and a set of "Pick Me Up" cards.
Some of the cards were Question Cards which you had to answer if you happened to move another stick during your attempt to pick up one, while the Reward Cards were for winning a round. The questions were fun to answer and a great way to break up the game and connect with each other. The questions required some thought and usually resulted in a brief discussion where we both ended up answering the question. The rewards cards contained items like "sleep in day" or "tell me 5 things you love about me" that we could cash in at a later date.
My husband and I always enjoy playing games together so this was a nice way to end the night! Plus, this is something we can play again now that we have a set of sticks.
The Verdict: This was our first time receiving a box from Date Box Club and it was a great experience for us. There was no major effort required on our part and I liked how they included an itinerary for us to follow that helped to guide our date. The Spotify playlist was a nice way to set the mood and I think that the activities were pretty balanced. We had the casual cookie decorating, the serious journaling, and the fun game to play. I think it served the purpose of providing entertainment, a snack and a way to connect with one another, so overall, I'd say this was a decent date night for $39.95, especially when you consider how that book will provide us with several opportunities to connect as a couple well-beyond this date night!
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