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10 Best Date Night Subscription Boxes for Couples – 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakFeb 22, 2022 | 16 comments

Finding the time and energy to come up with fun date night ideas can be tricky, but thankfully subscriptions can help, and we've got you covered with ideas and inspiration.

Cooking a meal, crafting cocktails, playing a board game, and cozying up with a movie are all classic date-night-in ideas, but if you’re having trouble planning — or you’d simply like some inspiration — date night subscription boxes can give you exciting new ideas. These subscriptions deliver experiences that are fun or intimate, and they’re a great way to strengthen your connection with your partner. We’ve collected some of the best options, adding in coupon codes wherever possible. You’ll also find plenty of info about how each box works, how much it costs, and everything else you’ll need to know before subscribing.

Every year, we ask our readers to share their top recommended subscriptions of all types. Then we ask our experts to share what they know about each subscription to make it easy for you to know which subscription is right for you. Below, you’ll find our insights for shopping date night subscription boxes, and see readers’ top choices for boxes to share with their partners.

What To Look For When Shopping Date Night Subscriptions for Couples

If you've decided to look for a couples subscription box, the first step should be to determine what your goal is. Are you looking to grow your bond with your significant other? To set aside time just for the two of you to enjoy each other's company? Are you hoping to solve a mystery or complete a craft, or would you rather have a guided experience that may include snacks or conversation starters? There's a subscription box for each and every one of those experiences, but not all boxes will deliver the same adventure. Once you know what you're hoping to get out of your subscription, we recommend comparing prices of the boxes that fit your needs, checking out our reviews when available, and then making sure the shipping cadence of the boxes aligns with your schedule.

Most Popular Subscription Boxes for Couples Planning a Date Night In

Ready to see what your next date-night-in will hold? Read on for our reader’s recommendations for the best date night boxes for couples currently available. If we missed anything, drop us a comment. If you’ve tried one of these services, be sure to leave a quick review (even if you had a poor experience — your review can help other readers avoid subscription remorse).

1. Date Night In Box

Best Overall Subscription Box for Couples

Date Night In Box with tasting score card and tasting mat

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About This Date Night Subscription: Date Night In Box sends monthly boxes for couples, and each includes multiple interactive activities, mood-setting accessories, high-quality snacks, mixer ingredients, a dinner menu, and recipes curated by a chef — almost everything you need to create a special evening with your loved one. We say “almost" because you’ll need to go on a quick shopping trip to get the ingredients for the recipes. That said, Date Night in a Box is well-curated with fun games, thoughtful instructions, and interesting themes. 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!
Pros

  • Each curated box also comes with a link to a Spotify playlist to help you set the mood
  • You have the option to include faith-based questions to help you strengthen your bond with your partner while completing the activities

Cons

  • Some subscribers found the recipes suggested to be difficult and time-consuming
  • While each box includes a snack, the portion sizes can be small

Good to Know: Date Night in Box also offers a “faith option,” which adds a Christian discussion guide, if that is something you would enjoy together!

Shipping: is free to the US; international shipping costs vary.

Starting at $41.99
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2. Hunt A Killer

Best Subscription Box for Couples Who Love True Crime

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

Image from Hunt A Killer.

About This Date Night Subscription: Designed for amateur sleuths, Hunt A Killer takes its subscribers on a journey full of thrill and intrigue. This box isn’t specifically designed as a date night subscription box, but it works perfectly — provided that you and your partner love a good mystery.

You’ll need to review police reports, find evidence, listen to audio, and read case files to catch the killer. Each box adds a new layer to the story; the full mystery is told over the course of six “episodes,” so you’ll need to stick with this subscription to get answers.

The included materials feel authentic, and they’re meticulously planned by the box’s creators. The scenarios can be somewhat creepy, but they’re not outrageously violent, so if you’re comfortable with true crime, you’ll be right at home.

If you try Hunt a Killer and love it, we’d recommend upgrading to a season pass (six months, or one full game) or a double season pass (12 months, two full games). The season passes cut the cost of the subscription, and both include additional gifts (currently, a Killer Cocktails set, which includes two branded Moscow Mule cups and a cocktail recipe book).

With that said, this is a box to try before you buy. We’re big fans of the hand-crafted mysteries, but you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right choice for you and your partner before committing to a full season.
Pros

  • Hunt a Killer offers a private Facebook group for subscribers to work together to solve the mysteries
  • The six-month commitment to fully solve the mystery can be a fun way to dedicate time just for the two of you each month

Cons

  • Some subscribers felt like the puzzles were too easy to solve
  • The wait between boxes can feel like a drag for those eager to solve the mysteries

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.

Shipping: 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.

Starting at $30.00
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3. Escape The Crate

Best Subscription Box for Couples Who Love Mysteries

Escape the Crate game night box.

Image from our review.

About This Date Night Subscription: If you love cooperative gaming, you’ll love Escape the Crate.

This bi-monthly game night subscription sends all the materials you’ll need to adventure through an escape-room-style storyline. Designed for 2-4 people, the adventures allow you to use clues to decipher codes, solve puzzles, and form an escape plan. You’ll get as much as you put into it — if you love a little roleplaying, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get creative. The puzzles are always fresh and engaging, and while they’re designed for one-time use, they’re great for gifting after you’ve “escaped.”

This isn’t designed as a date night subscription box, per se, but it works perfectly for that purpose. Since the games support up to 4 players, it’s a great subscription for double dates.

In case you’re wondering, Escape the Crate features a new challenge in each delivery. While you use some of the same puzzle-solving techniques in each scenario, the creators put a lot of energy into delivering a completely fresh experience each time. We also love that the games can be broken into small “chapters,” so if you don’t have time to get through the entire mystery in one go, you can pick up the adventure later.
Pros

  • Escape the Crate pays attention to every last detail- even the box is used to solve the puzzles
  • The website allows you to re-print lost or damaged paper components, so you can play again or pass this box along to a friend once complete
  • Hints are available if you need a little extra help

Cons

  • You need to have access to a smartphone or computer, so this isn't ideal for couples who want to "unplug" while solving the crate
  • Bi-monthly shipping means it leaves a large gap between each experience- if you're using this for an at-home date night experience, you deserve more than one date night every two months!

Good to Know: Escape the Crate games use video and audio, so you’ll need a device with an internet connection to play. However, the media elements are limited — you won’t need to browse the internet to figure out the puzzles (and we’d advise against it since some reviewers have posted solutions for certain Escape the Crate boxes).

Shipping: is $5 to the US and varies internationally.

Starting at $29.99
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4. Adults & Crafts

Best Subscription Box for Couples Who Love Crafting

About This Date Night Subscription: If you’re looking to build your connection with your partner, try building something together. Adults & Crafts is one of our favorite craft subscription boxes, and we think it makes for an ideal date night.

You’ll get everything you need to build or decorate a useful item with contemporary appeal. Previous projects have included a cool geometric clock, a wall hanger, and a mug stand with personalized mugs.

Given that this box is designed for a single crafter, you may want to order two — then again, you might get more date-night mileage from working on a single project together. The subscription can be canceled at any time, and Adults & Crafts also offers craft party packs if you’re planning a night with another couple.
Pros

  • The high-quality crafts are often as functional as they are pretty- agate resin coasters and tiled trays are just a few examples of past crafts
  • Items sent for crafts can be reutilized once the craft is finished

Cons

  • If you want each person to have their own craft, you need to order two boxes
  • You can't control what colors are sent, so the finished craft may not match your home decor

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.

Shipping: is $6.95 to the US and worldwide for $20.

Starting at $39.95
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5. Crated With Love

Best Date Night Subscription Box for Lighthearted Fun

The Awkward Years theme box by Crated With Love

Image via Crated With Love.

About This Date Night Subscription: Crated With Love date subscription boxes arrive with a themed spread of relationship-strengthening adventures to unbox. Each month, you can expect a different type of date; you might receive funny card games, crafting projects, or problem-solving activities.

The focus is on building communication skills and developing a better rapport with your partner. You’ll find yourselves laughing quite a bit — and since every date night box contains at least four activities, you’ll get plenty of fun from this subscription. If you’re still on the fence, Crafted with Love offers individual boxes for one-time orders.
Pros

  • Each box includes a playlist curated for the month's theme to set the mood
  • You receive a guide with easy to follow step-by-step directions for your date that ties together the entire experience

Cons

  • The included items are more so props for the theme rather than practical items that can be reutilized

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.

Shipping: is free to the US and $10 to Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.

Starting at $39.99
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6. Happily

Best Subscription Box for Couples Who Like to Cook

Happily date box contents - cake pop diy kit.

About This Date Night Subscription: Happily is a monthly subscription box for couples that contains activities for creating a stronger bond, and we love that it’s personalized — if other date night boxes don’t quite hit the mark, this is the one to try.

You’ll start by answering some (non-intrusive) questions about your relationship. Tell Happily what activities you like, what you don’t like, and any dietary preferences or allergies. Happily will send out a box with treats, materials, and step-by-step instructions for building the perfect date night.

The activities have plenty of variety, so if you’re stuck in a Netflix-and-pizza rut, this is a great way to break out of it. You might enjoy a wine-and-cheese tasting, learn new dance moves, or make ice cream — you’ll never know until the box arrives, and the mystery helps to make each night memorable.
Pros

  • Each box comes with a recipe and the ingredients to make something tasty- yum
  • This isn't a strictly romantic box- you could also use it with other family members or friends that you want to spend time with. Mother-son date, anyone?

Cons

  • No customization means this box may not be safe for those with allergies or food sensitivities
  • Some subscribers felt like the value wasn't there compared to what was included in the box and the price they paid

Good to know: Happily also offers a digital subscription for $7.99 per month. With your digital subscription, you’ll be sent a date (including 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.

Shipping: is free to the US; digital subscriptions are available worldwide.

Starting at $7.99
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7. DateBox Club

Best Date Night Subscription Box for Busy Couples

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

Image from our review.

About This Date Night Subscription: It’s all about spending quality time together, right? DateBox Club curates date experiences that are easygoing and fun, and they earn our top recommendation by delivering a complete date-in-a-box. This subscription box for couples typically includes a snack or a sweet, which you’ll prepare as a team. You’ll also get a game or activity to bring you closer as you nosh.

From our reviewer Brandi’s experience, this is a great one for parents or other busy couples, as the dates don’t require much prep or clean-up. DateBox Club simply delivers low-key good times. Previous boxes have included puzzles, conversation cards, and painting kits. Of course, you’ll never know exactly what you’re getting — the anticipation is part of the fun.
Pros

  • One of the few date night boxes to offer more adult content if you're looking for a date night box with some occasionally added spice
  • Every subscription order comes with a bonus digital date night

Cons

  • This box is designed more for those in committed relationships compared to couples just getting to know each other
  • There isn't a way to make sure the included food item is allergy-friendly

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. And if you're looking for an extra zesty NSFW date night, check out their tub time intimacy box that's available for a one-time purchase.

Shipping: is free to the US.

Starting at $41.95
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8. The Modern Love Box

Best Subscription Box for Couples Looking to Build Their Relationship

Digital Date Night Subscription for Couples

Image from The Modern Love Box.

About This Date Night Subscription: Initiating thought-provoking and enriching conversation with your partner just got easier with The Modern Love InBox. This digital download subscription delivers tips and activities to foster communication and ignite sparks with your significant other. You’ll receive conversation starters and activities in your inbox every month.

Enhance date night with engaging topics curated by a licensed relationship therapist. Topics include self-reflection, society, sex, relationship needs, childhood influences, values, and more. It’s a way to start more fulfilling conversations — and if that sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry. The activities are designed to be engaging and fun, so while the topics might seem intimidating, the Modern Love InBox is a date night subscription — not a therapy session.

This digital subscription seeks to bring couples closer together for a meaningful date night at home, and they do an excellent job. Their site also has plenty of resources for connecting with your partner and working through common relationship issues.
Pros

  • The digital-only aspect means this is a subscription that couples can utilize just about anywhere
  • The topics have been curated by a licensed relationship therapist with experience bringing couples together

Cons

  • Not ideal for couples looking for tangible activities to do together

Good to Know: The Modern Love Box was once a box subscription, but they’ve gone completely digital. Their pricing dropped considerably when they went online-only, and they recently donated proceeds of the Modern Love InBox to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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. Options include past favorites like the Alter Ego Box, Good Morning Box, Loving Requests Box, Sexy Adventure Box, and You Make Everything Better Box.

Shipping: is free to the US.

Starting at $12.00
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9. Bonding Bees

Best Subscription Box for Couples Looking to Communicate Better

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

Image from Bonding Bees.

About This Date Night Subscription: Your relationship should be a priority, and the Bonding Bees subscription gives partners something to bond over on a monthly basis.

As with other services on this list, the contents of the box are a surprise but expect bonding exercises, crafts, custom-created games, desserts, and much more. The games are lighthearted and easy to pick up — “For the Love of Honey" is the company’s flagship board game, and it includes cards with trivia & conversation starters.

We love how Bonding Bees focuses on building a strong foundation for a romantic relationship. This monthly subscription box is for couples looking to form a deeper connection; it’s still a ton of fun, but it’s a little more intimate than some of the other options we’ve discussed.
Pros

  • A good option for couples looking for an experience rather than products
  • The questions asked help even couples who have been in a relationship long term grow their communication skills and love for one another (or rekindle any spark that may have faded)

Cons

  • The chosen activities can be hit or miss depending on personal preferences
  • Some subscribers didn't feel like the items included made the cost of the box worth it

Ships to the U.S. for free and Canada for $10.

Shipping: is free to the US.

Starting at $39.00
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10. Unbox Love

Best Subscription Box for Couples Who Love Surprises

Digital Date Night Subscriptions for Couples

Image from Unbox Love.

About This Date Night Subscription: Each month, Unbox Love brainstorms one-of-a-kind perfect date night ideas to help you stay excited about spending time with your loved one.

Filled with activities that allow couples to learn about one another while sharing new experiences, the mission is to make memories that last — one box at a time. Past subscription boxes have included escape room mystery activities, brain games, and trivia with a nostalgic twist. You might also receive edible treats and beverages, but every box is a mystery. The included instructions will provide all the guidance you need, and the service never asks you to provide different materials.

The company sends different boxes depending on your physical location, and you might occasionally receive date nights featuring your hometown. Overall, Unbox Love is fun, quirky, and easy to enjoy.
Pros

  • A good choice if you need your date night to be ASAP- FedEx 2-day shipping is included with your subscription
  • The guided activities and surprise items help you to reconnect with your partner

Cons

  • Not all subscribers felt the value of the box met the subscription price

Good to Know: One-time boxes are also available, so you can try this date night subscription without making a commitment.

Shipping: is free to the US and an additional fee for Canadian subscribers.

Starting at $42.00
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Bonus - Best Date Night Subscription Box for Food Lovers: HelloFresh

tacos from HelloFresh

About This Date Night Subscription: Looking for a way to spend some quality time with that special someone? HelloFresh meal kits are a great way to organize a fun and easy date night that will turn up the heat. Opt for gourmet recipes like Sirloin Steak & Roasted Garlic Pan Sauce and Lobster-Filled Ravioli & Shrimp to really take things up a notch!

Starting at $56.95
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How to Get The Most Out of Your Couples Subscription Box Once You’ve Picked

Once you’ve picked out the right box for you, follow our steps to help make sure you make the most of your new subscription.

  • First, make sure to set aside the time to actually spend your quality couple time together. Maybe that looks like picking an evening where neither of you has to work, or maybe if you have kids you want to have child care before beginning your date. Deciding when you're going to be enjoying your box gives both parties something to look forward to, along with making sure any parental responsibilities are covered.
  • Double-check to make sure your box doesn't require any additional items before beginning your date. Some boxes require household items or kitchen ingredients like eggs or milk, and you want to be sure you have everything you need before you get started.
  • If your subscription contains any snacks or food items, make sure to review the listed ingredients if you or your partner has a food allergy so you know ahead of time if you will need a substitution.
  • Many of these boxes have a Spotify playlist to listen to while completing the activities- go ahead and save that so it's easy to find by the time you settle down to enjoy your box.
  • Stay present in the moment! You chose this box because you wanted some quality time with your significant other. Maybe that means both parties agree to put their phones on silent or in another room, or that you block out a certain amount of time- that way, even if you finish the activities sooner than expected, you continue the date night experience in whatever way suits you best.

Factors We Considered When Reviewing These Date Night Subscriptions

This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices, and we can confidently recommend the subscriptions above since we’ve researched and reviewed them all. Factors we considered when reviewing these subscriptions include the price and value of what is included in each box, the subscription box medium (who knew there were only digital-only subscriptions available?), the activities and projects offered, and any additional perks that may be available.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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16 comments

William

Has anyone tried sweetthenspicy.com – I am curious about this couples box.

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angelly

would love to do some sculpture work of art.

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Jessica

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!! 🥂

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Samantha Sendor

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! 🙂

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Victoria

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.

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Samantha Sendor

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

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Shontel

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

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Samantha Sendor

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

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Gina

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

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Kay

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.

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Samantha Sendor

Great tip!

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Diana

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!

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Celeste

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.

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Christen Russo

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. 🙂

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Tiffany

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

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Christen Russo

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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