When Brett and Devon Kolomyjec got married in 2012, they received the usual lineup of wedding presents, with one creative gift that stood out from the crowd. The special gift was WAY off-registry — a box containing all the items necessary for a fun date night, including a game, brownie mix and movie tickets. Enclosed with the gift was a note encouraging the newlyweds to take a break from the post-wedding chaos to spend some quality time together.
After a few years of marriage, the Kolomyjecs realized just how important this gift had been. “Life does get busy and complicated,” Brett says. “We knew dating each other consistently and spending quality time together was important for our marriage, but planning fun dates can be difficult.”
“Couples really understand and appreciate the consistency of a subscription company working to make date night simple,” Brett says. “We do the planning, and couples know when to expect date night.”
Roughly one year after launching, Datebox has already designed and delivered a wide range of date nights to its users. According to Brett, favorite boxes have included home coffee roasting and brewing, canvas painting and cake pops, a sushi-making course and a couple’s massage.
“Our couples love the idea of having something new, exciting and different to do together every month,” he says. “They also love the surprise aspect.”
Since all of the dates are designed as cozy nights-in at home, Datebox is perfect for couples no matter where they live. The company plans to expand so they can design city-specific activities and create dates tailored even more personally to a couple’s interests and preferences. No matter the details of the date, its founders are firm believers in the importance of intentional quality time between baes, citing study results indicating that couples who make QT a priority experience 350 percent higher satisfaction in their relationships.
“We exist to help all couples stay connected and find that satisfaction with the most important person in their lives,” Brett says. “We hear from couples that they are spending more meaningful time together, enjoying breaking loose from the old ‘Netflix-and-chill’ routine. We’ve even had couples share with us that new babies have been conceived from Datebox date nights!”
Datebox makes it easy to give a subscription as a gift to the special someone in your life. The company’s site offers options to subscribe for one, three or six months at a time. They’ve also created a promo code just for Brit + Co readers. Punch in BRIT50 at checkout and save 50 percent off of your first month! Save yourself the stress of finding the perfect gift for your S.O., because Datebox has you covered (and you’ll get to enjoy it too!).
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(Photos via Datebox)