Yogi Surprise Holiday Bonus Box Review – December 2015
Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but this is more of a lifestyle box. Yogi Surprise recently offered this Limited Edition Holiday Bonus Box for purchase.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise Holiday Bonus Box
The Cost: $49.95 one-time purchase (this box is no longer available)
The Products: 7 full-size products selected to sustain your joy and well-being throughout the holiday season.
Ships to: US (for free); international ($15 shipping cost)
This was a pretty typical information card for a Yogi Surprise box. There’s a holiday message on the other side.
Yogi Surprise Tree of Life Christmas Bracelet – Value $35
This is a custom piece for Yogi Surprise so the only value I can find is the one on the information card (which seems a little inflated). This is made from clear jade and unakite. It’s a bit big for my wrist, but I have tiny wrists (they’re only about 5.5 inches). I may restring it with a couple fewer beads to make it smaller.
Acure Dark Chocolate + Mint Lip Balm – Value $3.99
I don’t get terribly excited about lip balms in subscription boxes because I have so many. However, I’m a fan of the Acure brand. This is colorless and mintier than chocolate.
Wild Carrot Herbals Peace Cream (2 oz) – Value $13.99
This is full of herbs, extracts, and essential oils that are supposed to contribute to a peaceful sleep. You can use it as a hand cream (for example) before bed. It’s too soon to tell if it is working for me, but I am all about getting better sleep – it is connected to so many different parts of health and well-being.
Big Dipper Wax Works Holiday Spice Beehive Glass (4.2 oz) – Value $15.50
This candle is made from 100% beeswax and has a cotton wick. I love getting candles in subscription boxes and this is a wonderful holiday scent (cinnamon, orange, and clove bud).
Lucy’s Holiday Sugars Gluten Free Cookies – Value $5.50
These are gluten free, nut free, and vegan. They’re made with oat, chickpea, fava, and sorghum flours along potato starch and tapioca starch. The holiday sugars are supposed to have colored sugar on top, but this was barely noticeable. (Those are limited edition/seasonal so I’ve just linked to the regular sugar cookies.) I didn’t think these tasted beany, but my fiancé did. They’re very crunchy and crumbly and many of them fell apart in the package. I did like them, but I am used to natural snacks with unusual ingredients from trying so many subscription boxes. If you’re used to well-known supermarket brands and don’t have any dietary restrictions, these may not be for you, however.
Alter Eco Dark Twist Chocolate Bar (2.82 oz) – Value $3.99
This is dark chocolate with candied orange peel. I haven’t tried it yet (you’ll see why when you read my Escape Monthly review, which is coming up) but I love chocolate and I love candied orange peel so I’m positive I’ll be happy with this.
House of Good Juju is an Etsy Seller you’ll see a lot of in Yogi Surprise boxes. Their herbs always look so beautiful (I’ve gotten a couple of their candles in the past). If you go to the item page on Etsy (linked above), you’ll see a complicated ceremony for blessing a home or getting rid of negative energies. It seems like a good way to start off the new year though I will have to settle for walking around the house instead of the property because my back yard is a half acre of jungle and spiders and surprises buried under the ivy (I just moved in, in July and no one lived here for a long time and things got kind of out of control back there…).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $85 for the Yogi Surprise Holiday Bonus Box. That’s a pretty good value, even if you knock some of the price off the bracelet. There’s a nice mix of festive, holiday items (spice candle, chocolate with candied orange peel, sugar cookies) and personal care items that can be used by most people, plus nothing is overtly religious so it is suitable even for non-Christians (the cleansing ritual for the herb kit does make use of a Buddhist mantra, but you could totally say something in line with your own beliefs instead). If you are a fan of the monthly Yogi Surprise Lifestyle box, you will probably be happy with this, as well.
What do you think of the Yogi Surprise Holiday Bonus Box? Did you buy it?