Konenkii Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Konenkii is a new subscription service for women designed to change attitudes about aging. “Let’s face the aging process fearlessly and, of course, have some fun along the way!”
Konenkii kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription: Konenkii
The Cost: $49.99 per quarterly box
COUPON: Use coupon code FALLHALF to save 50% off a one-time purchase box ($54.99)
The Products: Gifts selected to help “EASE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER” you through the changes associated with aging
Ships to: US
Good to know: The fall box (this box) is still available if you are interested in purchasing.
This nice little note was included among the paper in this box. I like both quotes! The one on the card says, “Life is a learning curve.” The handwritten one says, “Enjoy everything in moderation – including moderation!” and is signed by the founders, Sarah and Jan.
The info card for this box was actually stuck to the inside of the lid, but I pulled it off to get a better picture. It details the items inside the package. The fall theme is “Game On!” It says, “Tailgating takes on a whole new meaning in our Konenkii Fall Box. Discover new ways to eat, drink, EASE, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER.”
Honest Hazel Eye Gels – Value $4
I love eye gels, and I can’t wait to give these a try! They are so relaxing. On the right is a little Konenkii bonus merch – an adhesive business card holder! Nice!
I know she’s famous, but I just don’t know who Annabelle Gurwitch is! This book looks really funny in any case. From Amazon:
“Annabelle Gurwitch is the child prodigy of the literature on aging. The only downside of this book is that it is bound to deepen your laugh lines.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed
Actor and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with a wickedly funny book of essays about the indignities faced by femmes d’un certain âge. Whether she is falling in lust at the Genius Bar, coping with her best friend’s assisted suicide, or navigating the extensive—and treacherously expensive—anti-aging offerings at the beauty counter, Gurwitch confronts middle age with candor, wit, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and according to Bill Maher, “it should be required reading for anyone between the ages of 40 and death. Scratch that- even after death, it’s a must read.”
Fastachi Chocolate Nut Mix – Value $4?
I’m estimating the value because I could only find these online sold by the pound. I haven’t had a chance to try these yet, but I love chocolate. I’m willing to bet they taste great, though, because when I was searching for the snack size online, I couldn’t help but notice a lot of excitement over this gourmet nuts and snacks shop in Boston.
Pumpkin Spice Soap – Value $5.50
This soap smells amazing! I love when I get a box that smells great before I even open it.
5 oz Round Flask – Value $9
(I added $1.05 to the value for the funnel that was included.)
This is a wonderful little flask! In fact, I have one exactly like it that my best friend had inscribed with “It Ain’t Gonna Drink Itself.” This will actually make a great gift for someone! I might keep the funnel, though.
Silicone Wine Cups – Value $11.97
These cups are awesome! They are reusable and made of food-grade silicone and are both heat and cold resistant. I’m not much of a wine drinker, but they can be used for anything. They are flexible, too, so no worries about smashing or breaking them.
Konenkii’s Fearless Recipes – Value $5?
To top it all off, Konenkii included a set of seven cocktail recipes. They look delicious! I will have to try a few of these. Soon, hopefully!
The Verdict: This was a really fun box from Konenkii. I’m not quite in their target age group yet, but I had fun reviewing it, nonetheless. The value adds up to about $53, which is a little more than the cost of the box, so I’m happy with that. I felt like it was really well curated and the gifts were very thoughtful. My only issue with this box is that it seems a little alcohol-accessory heavy. I don’t know if you would enjoy this particular box if you weren’t a drinker. I also don’t know that the answer to powering through one’s golden years lies at the bottom of a bottle, which is kind of the message I’m getting from this box. I’m sorry if that sounds preachy! I enjoy alcohol in (what I think is) moderation, so I am definitely not one to judge!
What do you think of Konenkii?