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Eucopia Subscription Box Review – January 2016

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Eucopia is a brand new subscription service that delivers home goods and treats from Europe every month. Their motto is that if it’s beautiful, useful, and interesting, it’s Eucopia material!

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


The Subscription Box: Eucopia

The Cost: $49 / month (or $15 / month for “the mini”)

The Products: 3-5 items (or 1 item in “the mini”) intended to “add some European flavor to day-to-day living”

Ships to: US

Good to Know: Their third package ships in February. You can currently buy both of their first two packages at their shop for $59!

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This was Eucopia’s second package, and the theme was Gifts! It was sent to subscribers in December, so it would have been well timed. This is the literature that was included. How funny that they sent a little passport with stickers! On the left is the information booklet, which gives a lot of information about the contents and why they were selected for the box. It also has a pretty extensive section on European Christmas traditions!


This is the reverse side of the information booklet. It shows the countries that this month’s goodies come from, as well as next month’s theme.


The first thing I pulled out of the box was this really nice smaller box. The Danish modern furniture all over it is exactly my style!


Chairs Mug by Magpie Modern Home – Value $13

Sadly, the cool box only held a mug. But as mugs go, this one is pretty chic! This mug was made by Magpie out of the UK, and other variations of this mug are available in the Eucopia shop.


Dominoes (Dominoesteine) – Value $3.99

These chocolates are made by layering gingerbread, fruit jam, persipan, and then covering in chocolate, and they’re a Christmas tradition in Germany and Austria. If I had received these in December, I would have eaten them all by myself, immediately, based on that description. BUT, new year, etc., so I passed these along to the family, who reported that they are, in fact, delicious.


Classic Shave Cream by LEA – Value $11.99

Wow! I was a little surprised to see that there was an item specifically for men in this box, and even more surprised that it was the luxury skin care item! This shave cream is from Spain and is meant for “traditional shaving,” which means that it’s applied with a brush. Thanks to subscription boxes, we have several of those! It smells great.


I also thought the packaging was nice for this shave cream, and it’s pretty handy that the inside bottom of the box is reflective enough to use as a shave mirror!


Bird by Lovi – Value 12.50 Euros (about $13.57 today)

I was really excited to see this little bird in my package! I love all things Scandinavian. This is one of those puzzles that comes together to make a decorative object (in this case, a bird). This will look great in my house, but I love that it is packaged so that it can be sent as a gift like a postcard. That’s so cool!


Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson – Value $15.80

I was also a little surprised to see a children’s item in this box, but since this month’s theme is all about gifts, I guess it makes sense. My kids loved this! It’s a comic book by an Englishman based on Scandinavian folklore. It’s really cute! From Amazon:

Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can’t resist exploring her enchanting worldΓ³a place where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move. The magic and folklore of the wild, windswept North come alive in this book about an adventurous little girl and her habit of befriending anything, no matter how curious it might seem.

While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As the blue-haired explorer sits and sketches, she slowly starts to nod off. By the time she wakes up, the troll has totally disappeared and, even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man, and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant.

This brand new hardback edition of Hilda and the Troll (previously sold as em>Hildafolk in paperback) is packed with bonus, never-before-seen content and offers a fresh chance to read the very first outing in Luke Pearson’s ever-popular series of magical Hilda adventures.

Luke Pearson, author of Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and the Bird Parade, and Everything We Miss, has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene. Hilda and the Midnight Giant was selected as one of 2012’s twenty-five best illustrated children’s books by Publishers Weekly magazine. The book also won the Young People’s Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards.

Verdict: This box was really unusual and interesting, which of course is my favorite kind of box! It wasn’t at all what I expected, but I loved what I got! The value of the items adds up to about $58, so I’m happy with the value. This seems like a really fun subscription!

What do you think of Eucopia?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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  1. As much as I love the actual contents of this box, I would STRONGLY advise anyone interested in this subscription to adopt a wait and see approach. To say their customer service and business part of things – as opposed to the curating part – is very poor is an understatement. The third box (“Ceramics”) was way late, but it’s a new company and I can get that. I don’t get unanswered emails about the main item from that very late box being broken or charges automatically being renewed when you haven’t even received the contents of your first payment. (I decided to spring for their initial box during their indigogo campaign and then later got a three month subscription…so I paid for 4 boxes and have so far only received three and yet they’ve already charged me for the next three. And to top that off, those of us who signed up with them early on were IMO misvalued as right after I purchased 4 boxes, they then came out with the buy three boxes, get one free bit…which made me wish I hadn’t been one of the few who actually supported them from the get go.) Their business sense and response to customer inquires seems to be so incompetent that I’m even afraid to cancel my subscription – now that I was already charged another $140! – for fear that will result in being immediately unsubscribed and not receiving any of the boxes due me. I’ll be calling my credit card company soon, though,to make sure that when and if they try to autorenew me again three months from now, the charge is declined.

    • ETA: They actually sent me a replacement item for my broken item from the Ceramics box a couple of weeks ago. They never emailed me about it or included any message of any kind, but I did get the item so THAT is good. HOWEVER, they have not updated any of their websites or social media accounts about any future boxes and have already charged me, as noted above, $140 for boxes I am now doubtful will ever be sent. I am going to wait a little bit longer and then I’m going to start whatever procedures I need to with my credit card company to see what, if anything, I can do about the charge. I am about 50 – 50 now on whether I have essentially thrown $140 away or not. If nothing else, my call to the credit card company will assure they don’t automatically renew me again for a nonexistent service. I will add here that I subscribed to this box initially because it was promoted as a side project of, I site I regularly use and like:
      I am thinking that asking about the box in that thread may get some response. Possibly.

      • ETA: The guy who started this is apparently going to be updating his Facebook today and the next box is reportedly going out in May. They still obviously need to work on their business model, BUT the guy seems quite sincere in wanting to do the right thing by customers and it really is a terrific box curation wise. I.e. I think the hiccups are due to someone getting a bit over his head (but trying to work things out now) and not someone trying to rip anyone off. I’ll post further updates as warranted.

  2. Liz, you may want to put a buyer-beware warning on this post. Eucopia seems to have gone under already. They aren’t answering emails or updating their minimal social media, and their January box was delayed till February and still hasn’t gone out. I bought a mini box deal in November then my card was changed, and though I can’t cancel or change my card I get an email that they still try to charge it every month.

    • Correction, I was able to cancel I had just forgotten that I forgot my pw before and that’s why I hadn’t canceled! πŸ˜‰

  3. Does anyone know if this company is still in business? The third box was supposed to be shipped in February, but I haven’t received any updates in a while. I’ve sent a few emails and there hasn’t been any response on their Facebook page either. I hope they are able to continue! The two boxes I received were really cool!

  4. I am so glad that you mentioned the first 2 boxes are available for $59! I like most of the products from both of the boxes so I went ahead and bought them! If anyone else is thinking about it they ship free! While I think $49 is kind of high I would be willing to pay that if I know what is coming in the boxes so I hope they keep having them available in the shop!

  5. I really liked the first box they did and the only thing in this one I wouldn’t use would be the shave cream so I went ahead and bought the first 2 for $59! If anyone else is interested in the bundle it ships free! I am glad that you put in the review that they was available like this! While I can’t see myself paying the $49 a month for this box I would be more than willing to buy them as a bundle (assuming I like the boxes) or just buying one box if I like the review for it (they also have the boxes available separately in the shop so I hope they keep doing that)!

  6. I reviewed their beta box over the summer, if anyone is interested in seeing what else they’ve sent. On another site I also reviewed their mini boxes from Nov and Dec, which were a cake cutter and the wood bird, respectively. I am curious about the ceramics box though…

  7. Thanks for the info, this looks really interesting! I agree with Victoria that it’s a bit pricey, but I’m tempted by the ceramics theme for February. If it’s Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Italian pottery, I know I’ll love it.

    BTW, I’m obsessed with trying toothpaste from other countries, so if anyone received the one from this box and doesn’t want it, I’d love to swap, please let me know.

  8. This is a very interesting box! How fun!

  9. This box is adorable and I liked everything (except the shaving cream). Unfortunately the price-point per month is just too high for me! πŸ™

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