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Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015

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Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Box

Skandicrush is a relatively new subscription box dedicated to Scandinavian design items for the home.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).

Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Skandicrush

The Cost: $50

The Products:  1-4 modern Scandinavian housewares with a retail value of $65-$80.

Ships to: US only

Check out all of my Skandicrush reviews!

Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Vesi

This box came with a letter detailing the theme for the box. This month is all about “Vesi” – celebrating water.

Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Info

On the flip side of the card is an itemized list of everything included with retail prices.

Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Cloud

Snug Studio Cloud Breadboard – Value $28 plus $10 shipped from Germany

I love this cutting board and the wood is beautiful. Now it looks like I’m building a mini cutting board collection thanks to this one and the heart board from the February POPSUGAR Box!

Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Glass

 

Iittala Aalto Mini Bowl – Value $25

This bowl is based on Alvar Aalto’s vase presented at the 1937 World’s Fair. Aalto described the shape as “reaffirming the deep connection between man and nature while condemning the failure of industrial production to meet universal human needs.” (It is mouth blown glass, and surprisingly dishwasher safe!)

Here is a photo from Skandicrush that gives you a good idea of scale for both of the items:

Skandicrush Photo

 

Verdict: I like both the items this month. The value comes up to be about $53, or $63 if you count the shipping costs from Germany to get the cutting board. (Normally I don’t count shipping costs in verdicts, but in this case it seems worth mentioning). This value is lower than what I expected from Skandicrush. The values listed on the card total $60, which is still less than the guaranteed $65 minimum per month.

Value issues aside, I like the theme this month, and both of the items are really well made. I’ll probably end up gifting the glass bowl to my father-in-law. (He works with glass, and I think he’ll appreciate the art of the bowl much more than I will).

What do you think of the February Skandicrush?

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!
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17 Comments

  1. This is my second month on Skandicrush. I liked the blanket last month but this month was a disappointment. I liked the cloud cutting board, it was cute, but the Alvar Aalto dish has been around a long time. I got one or two for my wedding 10 years ago and have to say I’m not a huge fan. Nothing new here. The value of this box was especially disappointing.
    For $55 I may stick around one more month but if I get another disappointing box I may unsubscribe.

  2. Never mind the items – what is that awesome looking bread Liz has on the board?! 🙂

    • Oh – I can’t take credit for that – it is Skandicrush’s photo! 🙂

  3. I have received this box and the last from Skandicrush, the beautiful blanket. Overall, I am really happy to receive these things from Finland, Germany and Sweden. I don’t have to travel there to pick up things. I thought this month was cool, not as wowed as last month, but it had its own cool factor. I am sticking with this one!

  4. The bowl is a design classic (almost to the point of being cliché), so it’s unsurprising that it would show up in this box sooner or later. It looks fantastic with candy and that’s a great use for it, but it’s not a ‘candy dish’ specifically. I would never have thought to put candy in it.

    I like both these items, but the value isn’t there this time, especially as it costs $55 now. If I subbed for a year, I’d have all kinds of neat and useful things that I wouldn’t have thought to buy for myself. It’s more about the curation than the value. But for some reason I find it hard to sign up knowing that there might only be one item, and the value might be low.

  5. I’m glad some of you seem happy but I instantly cancelled upon receipt of this box. My mouth was agape I was so disappointed! My first box was last month’s blanket (which I loved), but the low value made me not want to subscribe any further. Also, I listed my box on Ebay if anyone wants to buy it at a bargain price!

    • I should mention that I also subscribe to Popsugar Must Have that arrived the same day, where for $39 I received a small cutting board plus a boat load of other items. That made the $55 cost of Skandicrush hard to swallow, even if it did come all the way from Germany.

      • When ever I get popsugar and any other box in the mail the same day, I question the value and use of the other box and a lot of times compare other boxes to much and cancel them. Then resub later after I get irritated by popsugars shipping time. I normally get my boxes late 3 – 4 weeks after everyone else gets there.

  6. I am not home yet so haven’t seen in person but based on the review this may be a little disappointing both on value and the items. Really don’t need another cutting board or a candy dish. I agree that the addition of some unique candy would have helped this box.

  7. The candy dish is cute, it matches the cutting board. I’m surprised they did not include some great candy, to increase the value and to put the glass dish. The monthly subscription cost is $55 ( instead of $50 ) I think the price was raised since the first box. I like how simple and useable all the items in the box. Maybe one day I will sign up, if the values start increasing to maybe $85 or more.

    • If anyone wants some Scandinavian candy for their Scandinavian candy dish, check out Sockerbit. It’s one of my favorite places to visit when I’m in New York, but I think you can order online too. They sell bulk exotic candies and gummies from that part of the world. A little expensive, but really fun!

      • Yes! I happened upon this store in NYC and the candy is awesome! I’d forgotten the name of it…thanks for the reminder. Going to check out the online store…

        • Happy shopping! I love their selection of sour candy. I went to the site earlier and added a couple POUNDS of candy to my cart before remembering that I’m *trying* to eat healthier this month. But I want it all! 🙂

      • Thank you for the site suggestion …. Besides yummy candy they have the cutest swedish cotton bags with a Dala’s horses pattern.

  8. I love that cute cutting board, but the glass bowl is a very…interesting shape.

    • I noticed that too from the stock picture LOL

      • I totally saw a Moose head before reading the comments lol

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