8 Subscription Services for Couples Who Want to Try Something New

Keep the spark alive with a monthly surprise. (Bonus: They also make great gifts.)
Couple opening a box and taking out a plant
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Emily Platt - The Knot E-Commerce Editor
by Emily Platt
Emily Platt - The Knot E-Commerce Editor
Emily Platt
Editor, E-Commerce
  • Emily is a writer and editor who specializes in shopping content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Emily wrote for Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Emily has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College
Updated Sep 14, 2020
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Studies suggest that new experiences strengthen relationships. They give couples something fresh to bond over and rekindle feelings of excitement, both of which can spark some serious romance. Looking for a low-maintenance way to add some novelty to your lives? Signing up for a subscription service is a great way to spice things up. That's why we've scoured the web to find all the best offerings perfect for two. If you're ready to sprinkle some fun and mystery into your shared routine, these subscription boxes for couples are an excellent place to start. Whether you're searching for creative date night ideas or giftable monthly goodies, there's something on this list for you.

1. SaloonBox

Sit back and unwind with delicious cocktails, no bartender needed. Yep—you can practice being your own mixologists in the comfort of your home. If you've always been fascinated by craft concoctions, learn the ropes yourselves. SaloonBox makes it so easy, you'll be impressing all your couple friends in no time. Subscribe to get a monthly box filled with enough ingredients for a few drinks each. (We're talking mixers, garnishes and even booze.) The step-by-step instructions walk you through how to make the beverages, and you can add bar tools to your plan. Trust us when we say the recipes are anything but boring.

SaloonBox DIY cocktail kit, from $49 a month, Cratejoy.com

2. Mouth

Mouth sells some of the best subscription boxes for couples who enjoy trying new treats. If you fell in love with a foodie, you'll also fall in love with this service's monthly snack deliveries. There's something for any craving, but we personally like the Indie States of America offering. It gives you the chance to taste the country's best flavors without leaving your home.

Mouth subscriptions, from $48 a month, Mouth.com

3. The Sill

The Sill beginner plant subscription box for couples

Want to test the waters as plant co-parents? Try a plant delivery service. The Sill can send you a monthly box of beginner-friendly greenery to tend to. Each package includes a new plant baby and a cute, trendy pot to put it in. And if you're really committed to developing a pair of green thumbs, there's a Plant Parent Club that gives you access to special perks and support. (But note that each membership will cost you an extra $39 a year.)

The Sill Plants for Beginners monthly subscription ($35 a month) or Medium Plants for Beginners monthly subscription ($55 a month), TheSill.com

4. UnboxBoardom

Here's another fun alternative to going out. Each date night subscription box comes with a new board game for you and your S.O. to play (and master) together. If friendly competition is your thing, this is the date night subscription service for you. The Board Game Beginner package gets you one game quarterly, the Casual Gamer package ships out one game every two months and the Gaming Guru package delivers a monthly surprise. Plus, you get to choose the games you get, ensuring you can pick one perfect for two players.

UnboxBoardom subscription board game service, from $30 a month, Cratejoy.com

5. Blue Apron

Blue Apron meal subscription service box for couples

Kick things up in the kitchen with a meal subscription service suitable for couples. Blue Apron's Signature plan sends you everything you need to make two servings of a chef-designed recipe whenever you want. These boxes come weekly, not monthly, perfect for starting a weekly tradition. Say goodbye to grocery lists and learn a few new cooking skills together as a team. Who needs a fancy restaurant when you can whip up something homemade for your next date night? (Psst: Blue Apron also has a vegetarian plan, plus a separate wine subscription service.)

Blue Apron two-serving Signature subscription, from $10 per serving, BlueApron.com

6. Trade

Sometimes the key to a romantic night is starting the day off right. Cue Trade, a creative subscription service ideal for caffeinated couples. The company sends you boxes of delicious roasts from around the nation to try and savor. Start by taking a quiz about your coffee preferences, then get sent curated bags of beans. Choose the frequency and rate each delivery for an even more customized experience. Bonus points if you take turns making each other your morning cups.

Trade coffee subscription, monthly price varies based on your plan, DrinkTrade.com

7. DateBox Club

This monthly subscription delivers everything you need for a literally-out-of-the-box date night at home. Each package is themed and includes all the supplies (and instructions!) for an entertaining activity. This service is designed to appeal to relationships at any stage, and you can gift a subscription to another couple too. Not sure you want to splurge on the full service? DateBox Club also offers a Digital Date Night package. For just $5 a month, you'll receive emails with printable downloads for slightly more DIY experiences.

DateBox Club subscription plan, from $33 a month, DateBoxClub.com


VYNL record subscription box for couples

If you tend to turn to music to set the mood, your next at-home date night just got way fancier. Say hello to VNYL, a subscription box service that connects couples with new—you guessed it—vinyls every month. Create a profile so the music matchmakers can send you stuff you'll like. Then unbox your three gifts, get the record player going and feel the spark come alive. In our opinion, the retro aspect makes things all the more romantic.

VNYL vinyl record subscription, from $22 a month, VNYL.com

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