Better Half Box for Men Subscription Review – July 2015
Better Half Box is a new subscription box that delivers full sized lifestyle items centered around a theme every month. They offer both a mens’ and womens’ subscription. I can’t find anything on their site about why it is named “Better Half Box,” so I’m guessing it’s a subscription you would gift to your spouse?
This review is of the mens’ box. 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: Better Half Box
The Cost: $39.99 per month “with free shipping for a limited time only” OR $36.99 per month if you purchase 12 months upfront
The Products: “Better half box offers two thoughtfully curated boxes centered around a new and exciting theme every month. There is one for the women and one for the men, along with special edition boxes for anniversaries,birthdays, valentineís day and so much more. Packed with full sized products for lifestyle, beauty, fashion and home.”
Ships to: US only at this time
This month’s theme is WILD WEST! Fun! Better Half Box included this information sheet with all the items listed (without values).
Dusty Desert Cacti Micro-Terrarium – Value $3.48
My husband is a big fan of “fancy soaps,” as he calls them, so this soap was a great inclusion. I actually was already familiar with Music City Suds from another subscription box, and I was happy to see them again!
This terrarium is tiny! It’s about the size of an actual egg. It’s a child’s toy, but it’s pretty cool for a toy. I hope it actually works. My husband thought it was cool, too. He wants to try it out with the kids.
Janis & Melanie Jalpeno Cheese Straws – Value $3.30
Leather Bracelet – Value $4.39
My husband is not a fan of spicy foods, but I am! I was very shrewd and negotiated a trade with him (see my upcoming review of the womens’ box). I didn’t really know what jalapeno cheese straws were supposed to taste like, but they have the consistency of cookies with a spicy, mildly cheesy flavor.
Leather bracelets are always nice, and this one fits the theme very well. My husband is not really into it, but I might wear it myself.
White Horse Cowboy Boot Toothpick Holder – Value $7.50
My husband and I agreed that this little toothpick holder is kind of hokey. Then he promptly rushed into the dining room and crammed all our toothpicks into it! This is cute and fits the theme very well.
Route 66 Dangling Dice – Value $7.99
My husband is not the kind of guy who would have dice hanging from his rear-view mirror, but we have an inside joke about Route 66, so these are perfect. I think they will make him giggle a little every day. Plus they are just so wonderfully cheesy!
The Verdict: I’m not sure what to think about Better Half Box! On the one hand, the products were all fun and useful. I think we will actually use everything in the box! On the other hand, the value only adds up to about $32.50, so the value just isn’t there for the cost. Everything was well-curated around the theme, but this is not the kind of subscription in which curation is of particularly high value itself. This is the kind of subscription in which a really great curator could deliver a value that far exceeds the cost of the box. I think we’ve all seen it done many times. This could be a very sweet gift box for your spouse or boyfriend, but I would like to see the value of the items add up to maybe $50 or more, with at least one really cool hero item. I don’t mean to sound too harsh, because I do think it has potential.
What do you think of Better Half Box for Men?