Tuesday, February 5, 2019

DateBox Club Helps You Reconnect (Review)



My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years. We were just 16 and 21 when we met, and got married 5 years later. 

We now have 2 kids, have moved 8 different times, lived in two countries, had and lost family pets, and have had some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows together. We have been through a lot! 



I think once you've been together this long, especially if it began at a young age, you have to work pretty hard to continue choosing each other day after day. Admittedly, we don't always put in the work that we should. We get lazy. We get comfortable. 

We make excuses involving time and money and lack of a reliable babysitter as to why most of our down time is spent splayed out on opposite sides of the couch binge watching the prior night's HULU entertainment.

DateBox Club takes the reigns leaving you without an excuse to spend quality time together. 

No need to plan, no need to shop, no need to get a sitter! Simply pick a night, put the kids down for bed and open the box together. 

The objective of this subscription box service is not romance or physical intimacy but connecting with purpose. 

It is coming together and completing a project, trying a new recipe, playing a new game, because you want to.

We had the pleasure of enjoying December's “Holiday” theme box together. This box, which I received for review, included two clear plastic shell bulb Christmas ornaments along with glitter and paint pens for decorating. 

They also provided the makings of trail mix snacking in the form of a bag of pretzels, MnMs, salted peanuts and peppermint Kisses. 



Not only are there munchies and activities in each box, they even have a monthly changing Spotify playlist to set the mood. Not surprisingly, December's playlist was all Christmas Music.

To start, we wrote a list of our favorite memories of 2018, folded them up and stuck them inside of our ornaments. 




We aren't the most artistic people in the world, but we gave it an honest go. In the end, we were mostly giggling about HOW bad they were coming out. 



Luckily our Christmas tree is a total scrapbook of sorts filled with keepsakes and memories from travels and milestones and these tacky plastic balls with random glitter trails will fit right in, reminding us of the lovely evening together thanks to Date Box Club. 

We can't wait until we put the tree back up at the end of this year, and can read what we each wrote as our favorite memories of 2018, and adding a new list from 2019. This is going to make a wonderful tradition!



While waiting for glue to dry on the ornaments, there was no need to worry about awkward silences! The final objects in the box were a sand timer and a deck of Caroling Charades cards. 


Now, neither of us are too big on either charades, or Christmas carols, but we found our selves enjoying it with much laughter.

There was also a flyer for a phone app in the bottom of the box advertising 'Ultimate Intimacy - “Clean, Christian Friendly Bedroom Game.”' 

I couldn't even wrap my head round what that could mean, so of course I had to check it out. 

Ultimate Intimacy was created by two Christian couples eager to find content targeted to romantic couples without the raunchy language and dirty imagery that often is prevalent in such services. 

It was actually worth checking out and I judged it too quickly at first.

DateBox Club comes in five subscription length options. A single month is $39.99 but can be bought in 3, 6 and 12 month options as well, discounting the monthly cost with the subscription length.  

The February Box is sold out, so if you sign up, you'll receive the box for March.

What's really cool is you can find a few of their past boxes on Amazon for just $29.99!














3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for partying with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 30! Shared ♥

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  2. I love making ornaments with my kids, gives me a reason to buy all that stuff I don't actually need from the craft stores. Thanks for linking up with #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

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  3. Sounds like a great subscription box to stay connected with your spouse! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

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