Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review – Dec 2013
Escape Monthly is a “vacation in a box” subscription. Each monthly they send you lots of goodies and souvenirs from a new destination. I think it’s a great way to pick a new vacation spot, or merely to do some “exploring” each month without leaving your home. It’s definitely a cheaper alternative to a real vacation!
The Subscription Box: Escape Monthly
The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)
COUPON: Use coupon code YOURESCAPE to save $10 off every month for the life of your subscription.
The Products: Each box is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape.
Ships to: US only
Bonus Points: Each month, one lucky member will be selected at random to win a vacation to the current month’s theme destination. Escape Monthly will pay for the winner’s airfare from a major US hub and two nights of accommodations, up to $1000. (They announce the winners publicly on Facebook).
Each box comes with a card detailing the travel destination and it gives you more information on all the items in the box. This month’s destination is Italy!
Living Abroad in Italy – Value $19.95
(They also included a tourist booklet for the Province of Terni). I started paging through the Living Abroad in Italy, and it’s really interesting (I like that they cover culture, history, etc.)
Olio and Olive Castelvetrano Olives – Value $9
La Civetta Extra VIrgin Olive Oil – Value $2.50
I knew this box would have to include something with olives, but I’m happy to see to olive items! (I love olives, and these vacuum packed one are great!)
Rigoni Di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread – Value $8.35
Perugina Baci Truffles – Value $2
This organic hazelnut spread gets insanely good reviews on Amazon – most reviewers think it’s much better than Nutella. (I haven’t tried either since I avoid dairy). I’m sure my husband will love it though!
Skin & Co Truffle Body Gel – 2 oz Value $9
Skin & Co Truffle Body Milk – 2 oz Value $11
I sampled this brand before through Birchbox and I really like it. These truffle scented body care items smell wonderfully indulgent, and they use organic ingredients!
Yay – gluten free cookies! These were really good – and I like that each cookie is individually wrapped for freshness.
On the back of the info card is a sneak peek for January’s destination – Colorado!
Verdict: I hope Escape Monthly does more overseas boxes soon. I really felt like a friend had gone to Italy and brought me back some authentic Italian items! I paid $39.95 for this box and received about $70 worth of items. I think everything included was exceptional, so I’m very happy with the curation and the value.
What did you think of the Escape Monthly Italy Box? (And what do you think of Colorado as our next destination?)