Unboxing – Date Night Box

Date Night Box Review

If you’re a regular here on Pink Peonies blog, then you probably already know I am a huge fan of subscription boxes.  You can take a look at all the subscription (and non-subscription) boxes I’ve unboxed over the years here.  Needless to say I was super excited when I received an email from the folks at Date Night Box asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their boxes.  I say “one of their boxes” because they have SO many boxes available – not just date night boxes.  There are boxes like:

♥  Mommy-To-Be Box

♥  Father’s Day Box

♥  Mother’s Day Box

♥  Coffee Lovers Box

♥  Chefs’ Night Box

♥  Movie Premiere Box

…and many, many more!  Trust me when I say, the boxes sound absolutely amazing and you don’t have to be in a relationship to order most of these boxes.  I’d be happy to share the ‘Indoor Picnic Box’ with a friend, or the ‘Game Night’ box with family members.

Date Night Box is a fairly new business – when they started out, their mission was to help couples rediscover the importance of date night by making it fun and easy.  We all know life can often get so busy that we tend to forget about spending quality time with a partner / friend / family member.  Not to mention planning a special date night…and that’s where Date Night Box comes in.  I kind of wish they could change their name to something a bit more generic, as not all of their boxes requires one to be in a relationship.

Date Night Box Subscription Box

These days, Date Night Box provides couples / families / friends with a unique way of enjoying quality time together.  You choose the mood (romantic, fun, relaxing or delicious) and Date Night Box will provide a box filled to the brim with all the things you need to enjoy some rewarding time with your loved one(s).  The fun lies in opening the box to reveal a surprise activity that will allow you reconnect with the most important people in your life.

Spoiler Alert: I loved this box so much, I ordered their ‘Movie Premiere Box’ and it arrived last week.  If you want, I can review that box for you as well?  Let me know in the comments section below.

What I REALLY like about their service, is that it’s NOT a subscription service.  You buy your chosen box once-off, so there are no recurring payments involved.

Date Night Box Subscription Review

I’ve reviewed many curated boxes in my day (you can check out previous unboxing blog posts here), and to date, this is definitely the prettiest box I have ever received.   Everything arrived in a branded box and when I opened it up, the first thing I noticed was all the beautiful colours.  All their boxes are couriered, and the delivery fee is included in the cost of the box.  Speaking of costs, each box has a different price i.e. their ‘Indoor Picnic Box’ is a bit more expensive than their ‘Pamper Kit Box’.  Here’s how it all works:

Date Box Steps

Step 1: Log-in or Sign-up.

Step 2: Select your package / box.

Step 3: Complete your profile, this process takes a few minutes as they need all the information to fully compile your perfect date / fun family night.  Then pay for your box via EFT or credit card.

Step 4: Date Night Box plans, curates, compiles, and ships your date experience to your doorstep.

Step 5: Plan your special date & enjoy!

If you have any questions regarding the various boxes, pricing etc – head over to the Date Night Box Facebook page and leave a comment with your question, they’ll get back to you in a jiffy!

So, when the box first arrived I left it as-is, waiting on the kitchen counter.  Neal and I set up a date for the weekend, and we agreed to wait until then before opening the box.  I love gifts & lucky packets, so having to wait for almost 3 days nearly killed me!

We received the ‘At Home Box’ with the specific ‘Chefs Night’ theme (the price of this box is R575,00).  Here’s what was included in the box:

Date Night Box Reviews

♥  2 x Date Night Box Aprons – Both aprons are pink (which I love), and Neal didn’t really mind wearing a pink apron.  But, perhaps they should consider doing 1 x pink apron and 1 x blue apron in future because I know some men might not feel comfortable wearing a pink apron.

♥  2 x Drinking Straws

♥  1 x Lindt Chocolate Truffle Box

♥  1 x Mixing Spoon

Date Night Subscription Box Review

♥  1 x Pancake Mix

♥  1 x Illovo Maple Flavoured Syrup

♥  2 x Eggs

♥  1 x Carton Long Life Milk

Date Box Review Contents

♥  1 x Measuring Jug

♥  1 x Ceres Sparkling Red Grape Juice

Neal and I had so much fun making the pancakes, and we gobbled them up while watching a movie on TV.  I love sparkling grape juice, so that was a nice surprise as well!

One thing I would like to see in the Date Night Box kits next time, is an informational card / pamphlet.  I’m used to receiving a card inside these monthly curated boxes listing what is included in the box, as well as the value of each item.  Having a list of the products also ensures that the receiver of the box knows exactly what is supposed to be included in the box.  For example, I wondered if the box was perhaps missing a small container of cinnamon sugar because some people might prefer a cinnamon topping (not a syrup).  A recipe card or something similar would also have been nice because I didn’t know whether to add the entire container of long life milk.  But other than that, I think this box was a fun way to spend some time with Neal – and I get to keep the 2 beautiful pink aprons forever!!

I didn’t take a photo of the pancakes, because 1. Neal and I couldn’t wait to start digging in; and 2. my pancakes didn’t look like the ones you see on Food Network.  The first few are always a flop (but they’re my favourite ones to eat) and by the time we finished making the pancakes, we were ravenous.

As mentioned earlier, I bought the ‘Movie Premiere Box’ and received it a couple of days ago.  Let me know in the comments section below whether you would like to see a review on that box as well?  I haven’t peeked at it yet, because Neal and I like to open these types of boxes together.  He also loves opening boxes that contain PR samples of beauty & lifestyle products with me, we’re two peas in a pod – both of us love opening up gifts.

I think any Date Night Box would make a perfect wedding gift for a newly married couple – they do have a ‘Gift Voucher’ option available, so the newlyweds are able to choose which box they would like to receive.

Overall I am super impressed with the curation, the packaging and the contents!  I absolutely love the idea of these boxes, they create the perfect opportunity to really just spend time with a loved one.  These days we live in such a rushed world, we often tend to forget the person closest to us (whether it’s a partner, friend or family member).



  1. 18 May 2016 / 12:04

    That looks super cute, so going to try it out

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:18

      Yay! I hope you like your box as much as I loved mine. 😉

  2. Kelly
    18 May 2016 / 12:05

    Wow, that box was really a power packer 😀 So many goodies and such a good theme! Glad you and Neal had fun! I would really love for you to review the Movies Priemier box as my boyfriend and I absoloutely love movies, so much so we randomly quote lines from movies that end up relating to real situations we’re in x_x Thanks for this lovely post Luzanne!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:20

      I’ll definitely review the Movie Premiere Box for you, it looks like a lot of people want to see what is included in the box. 🙂

      Haha!! That’s cool! I often do the same (quote movie lines) but sometimes Neal’s a bit slow to catch on… 😉

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:20

      It really is, isn’t it? I’m so happy we have something like this available here, and their branding is just too cute! 😉 xo

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:21

      I’ll definitely review it soon. 🙂

  3. Michelle
    18 May 2016 / 12:51

    Oooooh yes please review the movie box! Xxxx

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:21

      I’ll do it very soon, Neal and I still have to take a look inside. Our weekend was so hectic, so we never got round to opening it. 🙁

  4. Nikki
    18 May 2016 / 13:11

    These sound incredibly fun. Could you please do the movie night box review?
    It’s such a cool concept.
    Thanks for a great review

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:22

      My pleasure, Nikki. 🙂 I’ll definitely review the Movie Premiere Box as well, I think it’s going to be a good one! 😀 xo

  5. sylvia mcgrath
    18 May 2016 / 13:16

    This is SUCH a cool idea, I love it!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:24

      I’m going to try my best to keep buying a box at least once every 2 months – it really is a lot of fun! Half the fun is waiting for it to arrive, and that exciting feeling in your stomach right before you’re about to open the box. It’s like Christmas morning! 😉

  6. Iris Fourie
    18 May 2016 / 13:17

    Yes, please review the movie premiere box. would love to see whats included in the box. my friends and I love watching movies together. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:25

      I will do that for you, I’m very keen to see what was included in my Movie Premiere Box. I think it will be a fab box for a girls’ night in! 🙂

  7. Talitha ❤
    18 May 2016 / 13:58

    I would like to see a review of the movie box as well. 🙂 I think this is such a unique idea, and really happy to see they don’t just have boxes for just couples, anyone can order. 😉

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:25

      I’ll review the Movie Premiere Box soon – you’re so right, it’s a very interesting & unique idea. 🙂

  8. Elizbeth Teets
    18 May 2016 / 14:36

    The branding is so pretty! Very keen to order one for my hubby and I- thanx Luzanne. XO

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:26

      You’re welcome, Elizbeth. I agree – the branding makes it extra special for me! 🙂

  9. Nthombi Maluleka
    18 May 2016 / 15:28

    I luv this idea, so adorbs..

    Pls review the movie box, I want to see what is in it. Maybe I will get my bf to order one for us.

    xx Nthombi

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:26

      It is, isn’t it? 🙂

      I’ll review the Movie Premiere Box soon, I’m sure you & your boyfriend will love the contents. xo

  10. Simone Cameron
    18 May 2016 / 15:41

    Would love a review on the movie premiere box! It’s a fabulous concept and I also love the idea of a surprise for myself and hubby. A bit pricey….probably worth the money, but not something I can afford at the moment. Definitely something to keep in mind when i am not buying nappies anymore…lol.

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:27

      I’ll do that review for you soon. 🙂 Hahaha!! I’m sure you can’t wait for the day you don’t have to buy / worry about nappies anymore! 😀

  11. Linelle
    18 May 2016 / 15:43

    Such a cute idea, love it!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:27

      Thanks for popping by the blog, Linelle. 🙂

  12. Vannesa Kniffen
    18 May 2016 / 17:17

    I love pancakes, it’s my favorite sweet treat. 🙂

    Please review the Movie Premiere Box, I’d love to see what Date Night Box included.

    Thanks for always writing such beautiful blog posts.

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:29

      I love them too…especially on a rainy day! 😉

      I’ll review the Movie Premiere Box as soon as I can, I’m really excited to see what they included for Neal & I in the box.

      Thank you for the lovely compliment, Vanessa, I really appreciate your kind words.

  13. R Fourie
    18 May 2016 / 18:32

    Yes, please review the movie box. I also love to open boxes with interesting goodies☺

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:29

      I shall definitely do so – opening a subscription / curated box like this one is almost like opening a gift on Christmas morning. 😉

  14. dionne
    18 May 2016 / 20:34

    Such a great Idea. Thanks for sharing. Would love to hear more about the other boxes u ordered.
    Hope you have a great week!!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:30

      My pleasure, Dionne. 🙂 I’ll be sure to review any other box I buy. Thank you for checking in on the blog, and for taking the time to leave a comment.

  15. Wilma
    18 May 2016 / 22:17

    Awesome idea! I agree, there should be some type of card in the box but it looks like a great box nonetheless. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:31

      Neal and I had so much fun making the pancakes! 🙂

  16. Nadine
    19 May 2016 / 08:10

    Yes please do the movie premier box!

  17. Genna McCary
    19 May 2016 / 10:09

    Brilliant concept, this would also make for a wonderful bday present. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:32

      That’s so true! I definitely wouldn’t mind getting something like this for my birthday! 😀

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:32

      Me too, I’m going to try order at least 1 of each during the next year or so…just to see what types of products they include. 🙂

  18. Trish
    19 May 2016 / 10:30

    Please review the movie box too. I love hearing about these new surprise curated boxes, it’s always nice to receive a box and you don’t know what’s in the box. 😉

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:34

      I’ll definitely review that one for your too. Me too, I love discovering new & exciting subscription / curated box services in South Africa. I even wouldn’t mind an international one that ships their boxes / bags worldwide i.e. like Ipsy bag or Boxycharm. 😉

  19. Patricia
    19 May 2016 / 11:51

    The branding of their box is to die for! The pink and blue is so up my street. 🙂 Definitely going to place an order when payday arrives.

    Thanks for introducing us to these new and interesting products. xoxoxoxox

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:35

      I know, right!! The branding really stands out to me, it’s so pretty! 🙂

      You’re welcome, Patricia – and it’s always my pleasure to test out these subscription boxes for my readers. 🙂 xo

  20. Em Cameron
    19 May 2016 / 15:52

    I love everything about this box!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:35

      I really was such a fun little box!

      …actually it was quite a large box… 😉

  21. jenny meier
    20 May 2016 / 13:11

    It looks like fun. Please let us know about the movie premier box. I love a good movie on the weekend with hubby

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:36

      I’ll definitely make a point of reviewing the Movie Premiere Box as well, it looks like everyone is really keen to see what’s included. 🙂

  22. Ingrid
    21 May 2016 / 11:07

    Please review the movie premiere box, I’d love to see if it contains a movie DVD or something similar. x

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:36

      I will definitely review it within the next few weeks – keep your eyes peeled! 😉 xo

  23. Hannah
    21 May 2016 / 11:35

    Your photies are gorge, Lu!!

    • Luzanne
      22 May 2016 / 19:36

      Thank you so much for the very kind compliment, Hannah. 😀

  24. Shannin
    23 May 2016 / 17:49

    This is such an exciting concept, love it! Thanks for the review and looking forward to seeing your review of the movie box.

    • Luzanne
      24 May 2016 / 22:00

      You’re welcome, Shannin. 🙂

  25. Iman
    1 June 2016 / 17:49

    Never heard of this before, it is so interesting!

  26. Jaide
    7 February 2018 / 21:01

    So exciting watching you pick your way through the boxes! After being a single mom for 9 years i finally met the love of my life. 2 of our Problems: 1. we are all 3 so busy playing family we never get “date night” out. 2.being a. Single mom splurging on an indulgence is a no-no. These boxes look like a must have for us.

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