Date in a Crate is a newer monthly subscription that sends you a box full of date night items, ideas and activities. Every box is centered around a different theme to help make the night memorable.
Date in a Crate’s mission is to bring couples together by providing all of the necessary “ingredients” for the perfect date. Life gets busy and we don’t always have time to plan out special dates with our significant others. Date in a Crate does all the planning for you so you can put all of your energy into just enjoying one another.
Subscriptions are $39.99/month or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping is free.
Let’s see whats in February’s box!
The box itself was designed to look like a wooden crate. Clever!
February’s theme was “Soothing Tranquility” and included items to enjoy your very own spa night. There was also a code redeemable for a free Redbox rental.
A helpful guide was included with spa night “instructions” as well as massage tips.
Candles – 5 orange tea light candles and one white votive were included to help you achieve a spa-like setting. Unfortunately, the wax must have melted on its way to me and there was a thin orange film on almost every item in the box. 🙁
Rose Petals – These were also included to “set the mood”. I like that they chose orange to go with the color scheme of the box. What I didn’t like is how they referred to them as “pedals” on two of the info cards. (I worked as a proofreader for a while and those kind of errors just bug the crapola out of me.)
Bath Gloves – I’m not too sure what these have to do with spa night… To exfoliate beforehand so your skin is soft? Also, kinda bummed to see that these are from the dollar store (Dollar Tree).
Ennce Beauty Perfumed Body Cream – I hadn’t heard of this brand before, so I looked at the back of the tube to learn more and found that this too is from the dollar store. It also has a warning on it advising me to keep out of reach of children and not to use it near the eye area or mouth. It also contains parabens.
Date in a Crate Massager – It’s entirely possible that this is the only non-dollar store item in the whole box. I’m not sure how I feel about the spikes (ouch!), but we can give it a try.
Eye Mask – Yet another Dollar Tree item.
Russell Stover Caramels – Something tells me this is from the dollar store too. I can’t say for sure, but chances are pretty darn high.
So… I think it goes without saying that I’m not very impressed with February’s Date in a Crate. The retail value of everything in the box is roughly $10 — and I think that’s being generous. To be totally honest, I find it downright insulting to charge $39.99 for a box full of mainly dollar store products. I get that it’s about the curation and the whole “experience”, but when I think of a relaxing spa date, chemical-laden lotions & cheap generic candles don’t come to mind.
I appreciate the thought behind Date in a Crate, but the execution needs a LOT of work.
February 2015 Date in a Crate Review
I feel kinda bad bashing a box so hard, but I know that if I were an actual customer that paid $39.99 for this, I would NOT be happy. I’m not sure why they spent so much on getting custom packaging and so little on its actual contents. Not a smart move at all.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.