Batch Women’s Subscription Discovery Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
Batch is back! And according to their website, better than ever! Batch is a quarterly subscription of artisanal goods from around the South. They offer six different kinds of boxes: a men’s standard or deluxe box, a women’s standard or deluxe box, and a family standard or deluxe box. This review is of the women’s deluxe box.
Batch sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Batch Subscription Discovery Box
The Cost: The standard box is $49 per package and the deluxe box is $99 per package.
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
The Products: “Every three months, we carefully curate our favorites from around the South to bring you the best in eats, sweets, home, and more!”
Ships to: US for free
I don’t usually include the “blank” side of the info card in a review, but I think it’s interesting that they are now apparently numbering their boxes? I’m not sure what else the “1” would refer to. I also noticed the description here mentions that this box is themed.
This is the other side of the info card, with information on almost all of the artisans behind this month’s box. This is good information, but I did notice something strange. In the upper right hand corner it says, “Get the family together for this “Southern” Italian meal. There’s even tea and cake mix for before and after dinner. You decide the order.” I guess the Southern take on Italian meals is the theme.
Skinny Notepad by Tiramisu Paperie – Value $8
(Note that Tiramisu’s etsy shop is on a break right now, so I got these values from other websites where Tiramisu’s products are sold.)
I can never have too many fancy greeting cards, or too many scratch pads, so both of these are perfect for me! Although I think I disagree somewhat with Audrey’s quote when I see people who are still rocking their hairstyles and fashions from previous decades. Like Batch, Tiramisu Paperie is based in Nashville, TN.
Local Economy Mineral Bath Gel – Value $23.99
This maker is not on the info card, but I like their branding! This bath gel also has an amazing scent. I’m not even sure how to describe it because I don’t know if I’ve ever smelled this before. Ocean maybe? It smells super clean.
Sea Salt and Almond Bar by SRSLY Chocolate – Value $7
I can’t believe I ate $7 worth of chocolate in one sitting. It came into my hands at the right time, and it was so good I just kept eating it. SRSLY Chocolate (I love that name!) is based in Austin, TX.
Orange Blossom Goat’s Milk Hand Wash by Little Seed Farm – Value $13
I love soaps made from goat’s milk, and this one smells so good! It’s free of any nasty ingredients, and it’s nice and moisturizing. Little Seed Farm is based in rural Tennessee.
Organic Chamomile Tea by Sunnyside Farms – Value $10
I haven’t tried this tea yet because I’m not a big fan of chamomile. I was looking at Sunnyside’s website and noticed that they also make a hibiscus tea – I wish I had received that! In any case, I love that their teas are organic, and I’m sure this tea will go to good use. I also love the tin! I can think of a million uses for the tin alone. Sunnyside Farms is also based in Tennessee.
Candlefish Library: No. 12 Tin – Value $8
This little candle has a nice, light citrus scent that’s pretty sophisticated and not overwhelming at all. I like the matches too! With all the candles I get from subscription boxes, it’s nice to have quality matches. Candlefish is based in Charleston, SC.
Hand Towel by Turkish-T – Value $28
I had no idea Turkish-T was based out of Nashville! This is probably the fourth turkish towel I have received in a subscription box, and I’m always happy to have more. They’re so absorbent!
This linen spray has a real, pure lavender scent. I grow lavender in my garden, and I can’t stand a fake lavender smell!
UPDATE: Batch clarified the theme for this month! The theme is Warmth, Whimsy & Refreshment and here is a screenshot of an updated info card:
Verdict: Wow! Batch wowed me! All of the items included this month are nice, high-quality artisan goods. It feels very luxe and I LOVE the new packaging. Many of these items would make nice gifts, and I think this box as a whole would be an amazing gift box for someone. The retail value of all these items combined comes to about $126, which is good for a $99 box, especially considering artisan goods tend to be pricey. One thing puzzles me, though: almost nothing had to do with the theme. I think it must have been a misprint. Maybe that was the theme for the family box? Otherwise, if you enjoy discovering artisan goods and supporting small businesses, I think Batch is a great choice for you.
What do you think of the new and improved Batch?