Gentleman’s Box Subscription Box Review – January 2016
Gentleman’s Box is a monthly subscription box for men “providing the essential elements suited for today’s gentleman.”
This box was kindly sent for review by The Gentleman’s Box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Subscription Box: Gentleman’s Box
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA5 to save $5 off your first month!
The Products: 4-5 curated products for men + the latest issue of GQ Magazine
Shipping: Free for U.S., their FAQ page says that there is an additional charge for outside of the U.S.
This was my first month receiving Gentleman’s Box. The box itself is really cool looking! Their website has other month’s box contents, and it looks like the value is recently consistently over $70.00. If you’re curious about the contents of previous month’s boxes, I would recommend taking a peek at the slider on the bottom of their website.
One thing to note, and I’m assuming it is because I received a review box, is that I didn’t get the monthly edition of GQ that is usually included. So that is an additional value that you won’t see in my review.
Gentleman’s Box includes a small glossy pamphlet with all of the items you receive in the box detailed, as well as a profile of a current subscriber, and a few other short articles. It is very well put together.
Happy Socks Half Striped Socks – $12.00 on sale for $8.40
Happy Socks seem to be the thing to send out in men’s subscription boxes, which we’re not complaining about. These are a nice color combination, one that my husband often wears, and they’re the same great, consistent quality that you can expect from Happy Socks. They are well made, comfortable, soft, and wash well. All great things when it comes to socks!
This is a very nice quality watch and there are three bands that came with the watch face. I received a camouflage band instead of the plain army green band shown in the link above. The watch strap is adjustable, and looks like it would fit the majority of men’s wrists. It is obviously more casual than dressy, which is nice for a box like this to include. Many times the items included in men’s subscription boxes are for more formal, business type atmospheres. This is a great inclusion for a man that might not wear dress socks or lapel pins as often.
These are also a hot commodity in men’s subscription boxes lately! I love them, I think they’re a great way to add a little character to a suit, or a nice, reusable alternative to boutonnières for weddings. This wooden pin is made extremely well, it seems like it will stand the test of time. The classic look of it would go with many color combinations as well!
Brickell No Shine Lip Balm – $7.50
Brickell has a great, solid line of men’s grooming products. We’ve received a couple of them in our boxes, and they are all great quality. This lip balm is no different. It is a no shine formula, which I had never considered before as a need in men’s grooming products, but I can absolutely see the benefit of this. This lip balm is peppermint flavored, which again, is a nice unisex flavor for lip balm. The lip balm is very emollient and smooth, and lasts quite a bit of time once put on.
Verdict: The calculated value for this box is $94.50 if you take the pre-sale price of the socks, and $90.90 if you take the sale price of the socks. That is an excellent value for a $25 box and all of the item prices can be verified, which I definitely like! This box seems a little more balanced in terms of the usefulness for men that don’t dress in business apparel every day – which is great. There seems to be quite a few men’s boxes that focus on business/formal dress, so it’s refreshing to see a box that caters a little more to all walks of life.
What did you think of Gentleman’s Box?