Our Subscription Box Favorites for September!
We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from September:
Why I love it: When it comes to brunch, I always have trouble deciding whether I want something sweet (pancakes?) or spicy (huevos rancheros?), so I love that this chili-infused maple syrup makes it easy to have both. It’s fantastic on pancakes, and I can’t wait to try it over chicken & waffles!
Price: $12.10 (for 15 pieces)
Why I love it: I’m a sucker for truffles, and these white chocolate bonbons with white truffles are just heavenly!
Box: Hamptons Lane
Why I love it: This peppermill is a serious upgrade from the plastic grinder I was previously using, and I absolutely love it. It’s beautifully engineered, has six different grind settings, and has a nice weight to it. I love kitchen luxuries, and I now get a little excited whenever it’s time to add pepper to my cooking.
Item: Kawarinbo Lollipop
Box: Japan Crate
Why I love it: This is the candy that keeps on giving! The two-sided lollipop (grape on one side and apple on the other) encases a ramune flavored candy center. When you’re done eating those, the lollipop stick unwraps to reveal a stick of cola flavored chewing gum.
Price: 8oz – $9.99
From: Cocotique Box
Why I love it: Considering I slather myself in oils every day, I was able to get three full body applications with this one sample. It smells amazing and kept me ashy free all day. 😉 Loved it. I’m getting a full-size bottle ASAP.
Why I love it: My kiddos fell in love with this book and so did I. We collectively related to both sides of the story; Mommy wants the Kiddo to take a nap; Kiddo wants to play all day. It’s the perfect book to read right before nap/bed time! Just genius!
Price: 8oz – $8.99
From: We Are Onyx
Why I love it: This little sample of conditioner really wowed me. It’s thick in consistency but made my curls bouncy and soft. I enjoy finding unique hair gems like this. I hope to see more from this “new to me” brand again.
Item: Sprezza Necktie – Maroon
From: Sprezza Box
Why I love it: John had the hardest time deciding on his favorite item this month. He said he couldn’t choose between the socks and the necktie. The necktie wins only because I like it more. Sprezza Box has consistently been doing an excellent job picking colors and products for John’s work wardrobe.
Price (Fullsize): $19.33
Why I love it: It’s just beautiful. Listen to it!
Item: Step Into Reading series (children’s books)
Price: Varies, about $4-$8 each
From: Surprise Ride
Why I love it: Surprise Ride has sent us two of these, and my 7-year-old loves them. They are just right at step 4 to challenge him with his reading, but they are also engaging and fun books.
Item: Triste Shift Dresses
Price: They range from about $20-35 in the Gwynnie Bee shop
From: Gwynnie Bee
Why I love it: These dresses are super flattering on plus size pear-shaped ladies like myself! Plus I find most of the prints to be very unique, colorful, and interesting. I love them!
Item: Ancient Rogan Art
Why I Love It: I have always liked Indian art, but in addition to being pretty, this has an interesting story behind how it is made. Sadly, this art form is in danger of extinction because only one family practices it.
(I think this was actually from their August box but I didn’t get it until September!)
Why I Love It: These just tasted really good to me (I love anything with cheese in it, especially if it’s also salty). Plus they had a (much) better texture than some of the other protein chips I’ve had.
From: Allure Beauty Box
Why I Love It: This worked wonders for my hair, which is dry from color treatment and frequent shampooing. It made my hair soft and shiny and reduced frizz and didn’t weigh my hair down at all.
Why I love it: I’ve found that we use this item every day and take it with us everywhere! It has options for four different noises (heartbeat, white noise, lullabye, and ocean – our favorite is the ocean), and the clip makes it super easy to hang on cribs or the stroller. White noise helps my son go down for naps, and it also helps him stay asleep longer. It’s become something we grab just as much as his pacifiers!
Price: Originally $36, on clearance at JCPenney for $15.99!
From: Wantable Intimates
Why I love it: This PJ set is incredibly comfortable. I love how girly and cute it makes me feel – it’s officially made me appreciate feeling nice when going to bed in proper pajamas over just an over-sized t-shirt or something. Also, and this is a value not everyone will get out of it, but I love that it’s really easy to nurse in. The collar has lace trim but all of it is soft and stretchy so I have an easy time getting ready to nurse for night feedings.
And how great is it that it’s on sale now? I’m seriously considering ordering it in another color!
Price: $12.50 for a 4 oz, 9-cookie pack
From: Tea Box Express
Why I love it: These cookies are super buttery shortbread cookies with a crispy caramel glaze on top and sea salt sprinkled on top. Holy cow, these are delicious. I’m a sucker for shortbread cookies and these are some of the best I’ve ever had. I think they’re pretty pricey, but they’re gourmet and I can tell the quality is there. This pack didn’t last long after the photos when I wrote the review!
Item: 5″ Goomba Plush
Price: $7.58 on Amazon
From: Arcade Block
Why I Love It: This is my favorite item this month, it immediately put a smile on my face! It looks like this is one of two possible plushes your could have received this month, the other being a Ghost plush! I really like both, but I’m happy I got the Goomba! Such a classic!
Item: Deadpool vs. Thanos #1
From: Comic Block
Why I Love It: I immediately pulled this one out and read it. It’s hard not to enjoy a Deadpool comic, and if you were ever wondering what it’d be like if Thanos fought Deadpool one on one, this would be one to check out!
From: Bespoke Post
Why I love it: I have a tough time finding sneakers that fit me well. My feet are awkward and wide – so I was a bit worried getting shows from Bespoke post without offering a wide option. Luckily, these shoes fit so nicely, and have a great feel when walking too – these are instantly my new go-to shoes, and BucketFeet may have themselves a new repeat customer as well!
Why I love it: This is one of my favorite discoveries for September. It’s made with all natural ingredients, not too oily, and the espresso scent is incredible! If you like coffee and prefer your scrubs to not be so oily, I recommend it!
Why I love it: I really like the luminous finish this moisturizer gives. Plus it’s all natural! This has been my go-to daytime moisturizer since I received it. The luminous glow doesn’t last all day long, but it’s long enough for me to want to keep using it!
From: Target Beauty Box
Why I love it: This styling lotion smells like the best dessert ever! I’ve been using it every day since I received it in the Target Beauty Box, and I still have quite a bit left. I plan on buying the full-size version when I run out, and that should last me months! (I only need to use a small amount – too much and my hair gets a little weighed down).
Why I love it: I love the One Love Organics brand, and this balm confirms my theory that they have the best scents ever! This balm has a lovely creamsicle scent, and it works for all dry-skin needs!
What do you think of our favorites for September? And what were your favorite discoveries?