Eucopia Subscription Box Review – January 2016
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 worldóa 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?