What To Do With Subscription Box Items You Won’t Use
If you subscribe to a few subscriptions boxes, by now you’ve likely come across some items that aren’t for you. As someone who subscribes to a ton of boxes, I have a few different ways I make use of the items that aren’t for me:
“What to do with subscription box items you don’t want” is the reason we built the swap section of the site. It’s a great way to trade items that are great (just not a fit for you), for items you do want. (And it is completely free – each swapper just has to cover the cost of shipping the items in their possession).
One of the perks of subscribing to quite a few boxes means always having great gifts on hand! I have quite a few subscription box items that I pair with a bottle of wine for hostess gifts: coasters, cheeseboards, bottle openers, glasses, etc.
I’ve had a few makeup-sample parties with my friends and shared all the subscription box beauty samples I wouldn’t be able to use (or didn’t want). It’s always a hit too – who doesn’t love free makeup? (I know of one reader who also used makeup samples to make party favors for her daughter’s friends – love it!)
There are so many different charities/causes than can benefit from subscription box items:
Elderly Care Homes
Soliders Over Seas
Cancer Patients (one reader mentioned donating false eye lashes to those going through chemotherapy).
Children’s Toy Drives
If you have a recommendation for where someone can donate subscription box goods, and what type of products are best suited for that charity – let us know in the comments! I will update this post with your suggestions!
What do you do with subscription box items you won’t use?