Mama’s Got Mail Subscription Box Review – April 2014
Mama’s Got Mail is a unique subscription box for moms that reminds you to take some time for yourself each month. In addition to the items included in the box, each mailing also includes a monthly Personal Self Check In sheet to use to do some reflecting!
Mama’s Got Mail kindly sent me this box to review.
The Subscription Box: Mama’s Got Mail
The Cost: One time box ($49), 6-month subscription ($44 a month), 12-month subscription ($39 a month)
The Products: Items in the box are a surprise each month, and also include a personal check-in worksheet, as well as a newsletter explaining the story behind the box’s contents.
Each box comes with a letter from Shannon explaining the items and the theme for the month. February’s theme is about life balance.
There’s also a self check-in quiz with every box.
Felco 300 Pruner – Value $22
Burgon & Ball Hand Trowel – Value $17
Not that I’m much of an expert when it comes to gardening, but these both seem like high-quality tools!
Cucumber, Swiss Chard and Zinnia Baker Creek Seeds – Value $5.25
Gardening is one of those things I always want to try, but haven’t had much luck with. Fortunately these seeds seem like a easier project to start, vs buying lots of new plants and then managing to kill them. (It got to a point where I was buying all my plants at Lowes since they let you return dead plants with a receipt!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $45. From my experience I would say that this box doesn’t always have a high value – it’s more about the curation and the self-check in. (If you’re going to subscribe I think that the 6 or 12 month options make the value a lot better).
I like the gardening theme a lot, and you can tell from the letter that Shannon pulls from her own experiences when putting together the box.
What do you think of the April Mama’s Got Mail box? And do you have any plant recommendations that are VERY low maintenance?