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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014

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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Box

Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box that sends you natural goodies each month. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but in general this is more of a lifestyle box.

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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise

The Cost: $45 a month ($36 a month with coupon)

Coupon: Use coupon code GRATITUDE to save 20% off your subscription for life.

The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support your well being, vitality and growth. You’ll get a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks and super food essentials.

Ships to: US only.

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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing each item included.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Mist

Urban Moonshine Organic Energy Tonic Refillable Herbal Travel Spray – Value $8

Star Essence Angel Rejuvenation Spray – Value $22

This energy tonic is supposed to help with fatigue and stress. (14 sprays on your tongue = the 1/2 tsp serving size). I’m not in love with the taste, but I’ll give it a try for the next week to see if it helps with holiday stress!

This Angel Rejuvenation Spray has a wonderful natural scent, and I know I’ll use every last drop of it. They recommend using it as a room spray, pillow spray or even as a facial mist.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Butter

Booda Butter Tin – Value $14

Skout Pacific Sea Salt Raw Pumpkin Seeds – Value $4.50

This body butter is made with all organic ingredients – and I love that cocoa butter is one of the main ingredients – the scent is wonderful.

I’ve tried these pumpkin seeds before, and I think they are a great snack. (Since I avoid gluten and dairy in my diet I really appreciate that the ingredients are only organic raw pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower oil, and sea slat).

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Nibs

Essential Living Foods Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs – Value $5

Yay for dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate! I really loved these (I am talking about them in the past-tense since I devoured them). I haven’t had regular milk chocolate in years though because of dietary restrictions, so if you are used to milk chocolate you may not like these as much as I did!

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Strap


Indian Tiger Eye Mala Beads – Value $18

Yogi Surprise Organic Cotton Yoga Strap – Value $10

These beads were originally supposed to be in the November box, but were delayed due to shipping issues. (The original spoiler they shared listed the product value at $30, but on the card this month they list it as $18 so I’m going with that for the value).

These beads are meant to be used as a counting device for practicing mantras and meditation. After reading Arianna Huffington’s Thrive book from her first Quarterly box, I am convinced I need to add meditation to my daily routine, so these will be helpful.

I know a lot of subscribers were hoping for more actual yoga items in this subscription, so I was happy to see this yoga strap in the box.

Verdict: This box has a value of a little over $80. I’m really happy with that value for the $36 cost, and I think Yogi Surprise has been making improvements with every box. (They’ve had a few hiccups along the way, but I really want this subscription to succeed – and it seems like they are on their way!) I really love almost every item included, and who knows, I may even love that tonic tongue spray if it reduces my stress!

What did you think of the December Yogi Surprise box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I so looked forward to receiving this box and even after I read about the email to subscribers regarding the substitution ( which I did not receive). I was very upset that the substitution was in my box. On top of that, when I went to the website to complain, they said I don’t exist in their system. Funny, since they definitely charged me for the box and sent shipping confirmation. Last word, CANCELLED. if you’re going to make mistakes, don’t make them on the recipients first subscription box. Very disappointed. 🙁

  2. I think they came a long way from the first box. Are Yogi Surprise and Escape Monthly owned by the same company? The contests seem to run the same way and both are located in Portland, OR.

    • Yogi Surprise, Escape Monthly, and Conscious Box were all created by the same young entrepreneur Jameson Morris. If you look him up, you’ll find some rather interesting details about his subscription boxes.

      • Thank you for letting me know. It’s been a quiet night with a sick child so I’ve been reading about him throughout the night. I don’t know if I found what you are referencing although I traveled down a few rabbit holes.

        One of the interesting things I found is how much time and money sub owners invest into the design of their cardboard boxes. Now I may be in the minority, but I dislike receiving cardboard boxes with ink all over them. I would prefer being able to use the cardboard boxes in my garden as a weed suppressant and can’t because most are stained with ink which is unhealthy for the soil. I break down those boxes and have them in the recycle bin about 10 minutes after I open the boxes. Just slap a shipping label and mail it to me in a plain cardboard box. That would make me happy.

        I’m not talking about the box within the box. I reuse those boxes and enjoy their designs. I wonder if they’ve done focus groups on it. Do sub recipients prefer a pretty outer box, pretty inner packaging, or being the recipients of having $0.75 more invested in the box? Or better yet the owner keeps that extra $0.75 so they can stay in the red and be around for more than a few months.

        I did a lot of researching into cardboard boxes a few years ago for our business. It’s amazing the differences in prices from a plain box with our company name to a fancier box with our logo etc. It can eat into your profit margin quickly.

        Also I got the feeling that Mr. Morris is not a fan of sub box blogs.

        • stay in the black, get out of the red. No one wants to stay in the red.

          • I should add that Loot Crate is exempt. Their boxes are masterpieces 🙂

            I’m done posting…I think.

  3. I am loving Yogi Surprise, it’s my new favorite subscription! I loved everything in this box! Normally I don’t care for food in the subscription boxes I recieve, but they do such a great job at picking the snacks! The pumpkin seeds were delicious! I wish there’d been more information about how to meditate with the beads on the card though.

  4. I think it’s a great box, I wish they had sent me something like this instead when I first joined. I think I had gotten their first box then canceled… there wasn’t much but the tea was excellent.

  5. I’m canceling this box. I wasn’t impressed with how the beads were literally just thrown into the box. I also thought it was highly unprofessional that they just put the beads in the December box after promising them in the November box. I’m canceling most of my boxes and just getting the MSA Quarterly Box – it’s the best one out there!!

  6. YogiSurprise is now in my top 3. I really look forward to it and have only swapped *one* item since the beginning (I can’t deal with Stevia so those cute mints had to go!). I agree that they keep getting better. Can’t wait to see what’s next! My husband looks forward to YS, so I’m waiting for him to return from a fishing trip to unbox together. Glad you posted this so I could sneak a peek without cutting the tape!!

    • I too have only listed one item for swap. I subscribed, then unsubscribed after the first box then resubscribed before the second box shipped. It is now one of my favorite boxes. I am even using the natural deodarant on the weekends. Every food item has been amazing and I have actually ordered more of the nuts and the macaroons as they were the best nuts i have ever tasted. I think this company has made a real effort to listen to the customer and increase the value and though there have been a few hiccups along the way I have been very happy with the last two boxes and thank goodness no makeup items!

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