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11 Best Date Night Subscription Boxes for Couples of 2020

Finding the time and energy to come up with fun date night ideas can be tricky nowadays. With fewer options for waltzing out into the world, couples are turning to date nights in, and we’re not just talking about Netflix and takeout. Cooking a meal, crafting cocktails, playing a board game, and cozying up with a movie are all classic date-night-in ideas worth going for, but did you know there are date night subscription boxes with even more exciting activities to try? These subscriptions for couples curate experiences that are fun, intimate, or both, and are meant to strengthen intimacy and connection. Ready to see what your next date-night-in will hold? Read on to get the scoop on all the best date night subscription box goodies! 

Psst—date night box subscriptions make a great gift idea for your significant other, for newlyweds, and even for longtime married couples!

Updated 11/24/2020 to add additional boxes and update existing subscriptions.

Subscription Boxes for Couples Planning a Date Night In

1. DateBox Club

Check out the spicy items in this month's Date Box Club subscription box!

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.95 a month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code datenight10 to save 10% off your first box!

Why you’ll love it: It’s all about spending quality time together, right? DateBox Club curates date experiences that are easygoing and fun, sending all you need for a few low-effort activities to explore together. Boxes typically include a snack or a sweet to prepare as a team, and a game or activity to bring you closer as you nosh on the treat you just made. From our reviewer Brandi’s experience, this is a great one for parents of little ones to try, as the dates don’t require much prep or clean-up, just low-key good times.

Good to know: DateBox Club also offers a digital date night filled with a fun themed printable pdf delivered right to your email each month for $4.99 per month.

Check out our DateBox Club reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free.

 

2. Adults & Crafts

The Cost: $33 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

Why you’ll love it: One great way to connect is to create something together! Adults & Crafts is one of our favorite craft subscription boxes, and we think it makes for an ideal creative date night in. Sending you everything you need to build or decorate a useful item with contemporary appeal—like a cool geometric clock, a mug stand with personalized mugs to hang on it, or a seasonal beverage—this subscription’s fruits will sprinkle your home with meaningful items you made together. How sweet is that?

Check out our Adults & Crafts reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $6.95 and worldwide for $20.

 

3. Crated With Love

The Cost: $39.99/month. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE to save $5 off your first month.

Why you’ll love it: This one is for the duo that believes laughter can cure anything. The Crated With Love date subscription boxes arrive with a themed spread of relationship-strengthening adventures to unbox indoors. Each month you can expect a different type of date; things like funny card games, crafting extravaganzas, problem-solving adventures that let you loosen up, and beyond.

Would you like to see us review Crated With Love? Let us know in the comments! Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia for $10. 

 

4. Happily

Happily date night subscription featuring paint and cake pop ingredients.

Image via Happily.

The Cost: $39.99 a month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to get 50% off of your first Datebox!

Why you’ll love it: Happily is a monthly subscription box for couples that contains activities for creating a stronger bond. You’ll start by answering some questions about what you two like to do together, what you don’t like to get up to, and any dietary preferences or allergies—that way you won’t be sent a box that doesn’t suit you. One month you may be learning to dance in your living room, the next you may be tasting your way through wine and cheese with your own Spotify playlist in the background. The dates are meant to be fun and memorable!  

Good to know: Happily also offers a digital subscription for $7.99 per month. With your digital subscription, you’ll be sent one date (games and challenges) per month to access from your laptop or phone. They also offer a Happily app, which lets you plan your dates ahead with ease, and classes that serve as great conversation starters!

Check out our Happily reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free; digital subscriptions are available worldwide.

 

5. Date Night In Box

Date Night In Box with tasting score card and tasting mat

Image from Date Night In Box.

The Cost: $41.99 per month for the regular box, $45.98 per month for the Faith box. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code 15OFFNIB to 15% off all plans.

Why you’ll love it: Date Night In Box sends monthly boxes for couples that include multiple interactive activities, mood-setting accessories, high-quality snacks or mixer ingredients, a dinner menu, and recipes curated by a chef—everything you need to make an evening in all the more special! Each shipment comes with a different theme, making every upcoming date night feel fresh and inspired. Looking for something to keep the conversation and connection going between date nights? Date Night In Box encourages you to plug into their social media channels, where you and other members can share ways you made the box’s activities your own, exchange parenting hacks, and more!

Check out our Date Night In Box reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free and internationally for an additional cost.

 

6. Bonding Bees

Bonding Bees Box with snacks, art supplies, and trivia activities

Image from Bonding Bees.

The Cost: $39.00 a month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save $10 off your first box!

Why you’ll love it: Your relationship should be a priority, and the Bonding Bees subscription gives partners something to bond over on a monthly basis. Flexing that connection is fun with the unique DIYs and more that are sent in this box! Whether you’re a new couple looking to have fun or a long-term pair wishing to stoke that spark, this box sends its subscribers a combo of lighthearted ways to enjoy your time together and bond-building challenges with the end goal of deepening your connection and creating memorable moments spent together.

Check out our Bonding Bees reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free and Canada for $10.

 

7. Escape The Crate

Escape the Crate game night box.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.99 every other month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MAMMOTH to save 15% off your first box.

Why you’ll love it: Crank up the stakes with some friendly competition, courtesy of the Escape the Crate game night subscription! This bi-monthly box sends all the materials and pieces you’ll need to adventure through an escape-room-style storyline meant for 2-4 people to solve together. Take on other roles and see how well you can work together using the letters, ciphers, puzzles, and other curious objects sent to help you complete your mission as a team.

Good to know: This subscription service isn’t exclusively intended as a date night box—it’s also great for families—but we think it makes for a great date idea on nights when you can secure a babysitter!

Check out our Escape The Crate reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $5. Shipping cost varies internationally.

 

8. Crate Dates

The Cost: $39.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

Why you’ll love it: Crate Dates is a delicious home date night in a box just waiting for you and your significant other to explore! Get the good times rolling as you cook up a treat together, then keep the fun going with the included conversation starter game. With a changing theme each month, you can expect some monthly date nights to be silly, some to be spicy, and some to be totally soothing and relaxing. The important part is they’re enjoyed together!

Check out our Crate Dates details to learn more. Ships to the U.S.

 

9. The Modern Love Box

The Cost: $12 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Sign up to receive one free month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Why you’ll love it: Initiating thought-provoking and enriching conversation with your partner just got easier with The Modern Love InBox. This new digital download subscription delivers tips and activities to foster communication and ignite sparks with your significant other, directly to your inbox each month. Enhance date night with engaging topics curated by an in-house relationship expert that includes self-reflection, society, sex, relationship needs, childhood influences, values, and more. This digital subscription seeks to bring couples closer together for a meaningful date night at home that breaks up mundane routines amidst trying times.

Good to know: The Modern Love Box used to be a box subscription, but has since gone completely digital, bringing in your date night even more quickly, and at a lower cost. Better yet, they are donating all proceeds of The Modern Love InBox to support the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund which seeks to aid those in need of pandemic supplies, and help track and eliminate the virus with a vaccine.

If you’re still interested in getting your hands on a physical box, they have five creative date night themed single boxes available for $54 that include past favorites like the Alter Ego Box, Good Morning Box, Loving Requests Box, Sexy Adventure Box, and You Make Everything Better Box.

 

10. Unbox Love

Digital Date Night Subscriptions for Couples

Image from Unbox Love.

The Cost: $42 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

Why you’ll love it: Each month, Unbox Love brainstorms one-of-a-kind perfect date night ideas that couples can get excited about. Filled with activities that allow couples to learn about one another while sharing in new experiences, the mission is to make memories that last one box at a time. What exactly the date night activity inside will be comes as a surprise each month, but past subscription boxes have included themes such as escape room mystery activities, brain games for cranial couples, and trivia with a nostalgic twist. Each month, lovers of all ages enjoy a fun, quirky, and curated selection of themed activities that inspire flirtatious smiles and an abundance of laughter.

Check out our Unbox Love details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free by priority mail, and to Canada for an additional fee.

 

11. Hunt A Killer

Hunt A Killer Box Set with newspapers, letters, and clues

Image from Hunt A Killer.

The Cost: $30 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to get 25% off your first box.

Why you’ll love it: Analytically minded couples, rejoice! A box with a whodunnit murder mystery theme, Hunt A Killer takes its subscribers on a journey consumed with thrill and intrigue. While not specifically made for a couples date night, it’s a fun activity that can be spread over a couple of date nights in. Review police reports, evidence, audio, and case files, this box brings new meaning to the role of “partner” as couples put on their detective hats and work together to crack the case! 

Check out our Hunt A Killer details to learn more. Ships to the continental U.S. for a fee for monthly memberships, free for longer subscriptions. International shipping is available and cost varies by location. 


What Other Subscriptions Do Couples Love?

Cooking, drinking coffee, or saying a toast together are always great options, aren’t they? Here are some of our favorite subscriptions in those categories and more:


How do you and your partner make evenings at home special? Would you try a subscription box for couples? Tell us in the comments!


Written by Samantha Sendor

Samantha Sendor

Samantha loves discovering new finds, whether through her travels to remote parts of the globe, or diving into the latest subscription box right from home! When she’s not creating content about all the things that make her happy, she can usually be found cooking, crafting, sketching, or goofing around with her daughter Penny.

Comments (14)

  1. Frankly, date night out with kids especially if you have young ones is exhausting. I’d rather do night in if we can stay awake long enough lol.

    Plus, grandparents hate watching all 4 kids at the same time and end up sticking them in front of the TV instead of engaging them and getting to know them. if we do want to go out it’s hard to get them to help anyway and would rather not if that’s what they’re going to do every time. 😔

    Babysitting seems like such a hassle to even try and find one you trust. Hard pass!

    We’re just now getting around to date nights again but seriously we do brunch or don’t do anything but talk about nothing and watch TV.

    I think these date night in a boxes are perfect for us and excited to try it! 🤗🥳

    Our 13th anniversary is in a few days and plan on trying one box from a different place every month and vote on which ones we like the best at the end and see if we might continue for the long haul! Thanks for this article! I can’t wait to overhaul our date night ins!! 🥂

    • I totally hear you on all the points you mentioned, Jessica! It’s been ages since I’ve found time for a date night out, and I can’t even blame it on the pandemic! Date night boxes seem to be a great go-to (no babysitter required- score!) in light of all this. We’re eager to hear what you found to be a goodie, and hope you had a nice anniversary! 🙂

  2. Date boxes were the perfect solution for me and my military husband we don’t live near family or have a ton of friends so finding a babysitter can be a challenge. Date boxes helped us set aside time for each other after the kids went to bed without one of us falling asleep watching another tv show. They also allowed us to gave deeper meaningful conversations in a safe space.

    • I love this, Victoria! That’s so awesome to hear. I’d love to learn about which ones stood out to you!

  3. Please review Crated with Love. Would love to see what your actually getting in your box.

    • I’m with you on this– I’ll be sure to add Crated With Love to our priority list for reviews, it looks fun! 🙂

  4. I would love to review Crated with Love if you are looking for reviewers. Love reading your reviews for other subscription boxes!

  5. FYI all subscriptions are 50% off at Happily right now…so it ends up being $16.49-$20.00 per box depending on the subscription length you choose.

    • Great tip!

  6. These are pretty cool suggestions, since If I have to do one more jigsaw puzzle on a Friday night, I might pull my hair out!
    Need some new fun ideas since I’m sick of the internet and the poor movie selections on Netflix!

  7. Uh, I don’t know what reality you live in, but everything in my city is…closed. Theaters, shops, parks, everything. Because of the pandemic.

    • Hey Celeste! I’m in your same reality—most things are closed where I live, too! This list features subscription boxes that offer an at-home date night experience as an alternative to going out. Though, I live near a large park, which has remained open during the whole pandemic—there are signs up reminding people to wear masks and keep a distance, and from my experience everyone seems to respect that. Sometimes I see couples having evening picnics away from everyone else, which I think is a nice idea. 🙂

  8. For the price of these you can afford to just go out and do something.. For the price you can hit up the movies then swing by the comic book shop for a cool bored game to take home after. Lol

    • Hey Tiffany! Like Celeste mentioned above, a lot of cities have asked restaurants and theaters and stores to temporarily close as a safety precaution during the pandemic. So these are options for while folks are staying home!

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