Blended Mommas Subscription Box Review – November 2014
Blended Mommas is a monthly subscription box service created to encourage today’s stepmom. Each box will include an assortment of gifts, snacks and a note to encourage her for the month.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Blended Mommas
The Cost: $26/month
The Products: An assortment of items including (but not limited to) beauty products, bath, handmade items, jewelry, accessories, snacks, home items and other creative & unique things, as well as an encouraging note.
Ships to: US
This is the note included, designed to be encouraging and uplifting.
On the opposite side of the note, there’s an information sheet detailing all the items in the box.
Ten Thousand Villages Ringing Hoops Earrings – value: $6
Alaffia Good Soap in Coconut – value: $4.49
It looks like both of these items may have varied slightly between boxes: the info card lists either earrings or bangles from Ten Thousand Villages, and the soap in either coconut or mint scent. I’m glad I got the variations I did because I love them both. This soap smells amazing! I also like that these items come from fair trade, charitable companies.
One thing I do want to point out is that it looks like the earrings actually have a value of $24, but were marked down to $6 on their site at some point. When I choose values to list, I generally go with the price for which you can purchase the item.
Emerald Breakfast On The Go in Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Clusters 1.5 oz, value: $.54
Tazo Tea, in Zen and Calm Chamomile – 2 tea bags, value: $.35 total
Sensible Portions Sea Salt Garden Veggie Straws – 1 oz, value: $.66
I love Tazo tea, and I think it was a great idea to include in this box – to me, taking the time to sit and enjoy a cup of hot tea (especially in winter) is a nice, relaxing treat.
Both of these snacks are ones I enjoyed! The nut clusters tasted like brown sugar and maple, and the raisins added great texture.
(Neither the tea or the veggie straws were listed on the info card, so I’m assuming they’re bonus items.)
Target Foldable, Reusable Tote Bag – value: $7?
This is an item I was excited to see – what mom can have too many tote bags? This one is a really cute design, folds and snaps shut, and the material feels like it’s water proof (or at least water resistant). I can’t find this specific one online, so I kind of estimated from Target’s selection of reusable totes.
Here’s what the tote looks like unfolded!
Verdict: I was really happy with the November Blended Mommas box! Encouraging women is something I have a heart for myself, so I think they have a great vision and mission, and I liked everything in the box. I liked the range of items, as well. As far as value goes, if you use the $6 value for the earrings the total value adds up to $19.04, but if you use the original value of the earrings it adds up to $37.04 – so the final, personal value kind of depends on you. Personally, I know that Ten Thousand Villages is a great cause and that the $24 value is much more in line with their general price point for jewelry, so I’m happy with the value!
What do you think about the Blended Mommas box? Are you going to use the coupon codes to try a box for yourself, or gift to someone (maybe for Christmas!)?