Genuine Articles Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Mar 2016
Genuine Articles is a quarterly subscription service that allows you to “enjoy all the fun of shopping at a bazaar without all of the hassle.” Their boxes include crafts and artisan items. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Muslim charities.
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: Genuine Articles
The Cost: $49.99 per quarter
COUPON: Save 15% off any subscription with code MSA15!
The Products: Five items that you might find at a bazaar, such as handcrafted and artisan goods
Ships to: US (only) for free
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This is the info card that was included, detailing this quarter’s items. This quarter’s charity is Muhsen, an organization dedicated to raising awareness, acceptance, and accommodation of persons with disabilities in the Muslim community.
I photographed all the paper in this box without realizing that one of the pieces of paper was one of the five crafts included in this package!
I’m not really big on wall decals, but if I can find the perfect spot for this, it would be a great reminder to take time out for myself once in a while.
Also in this picture, clockwise from the decal, are a 30% off coupon from Pure-N-Healthy, a business card from The Friday Collective, instructions for applying the decal, an information card from Muhsen, and a pamphlet about Ultonic.
“Shine Like the Universe Is Yours!” Birthday Card – Value $4.50
These greeting cards were my favorite items in the whole box! They are beautiful, and I love the quotes on both of them!
Strawberry Marshmallows by Simply Mallows – Value $8
I’m not a big fan of marshmallows, and these had a really unusual taste. My son loves marshmallows, but he didn’t like these. They weren’t sweet like grocery store marshmallows, and the strawberry flavor was very authentic. If you are a fan of gourmet marshmallows, you might really like these.
What a cute bracelet! It’s not really my style, but I think my niece would love this. I couldn’t find this exact piece online, so I am listing the price that’s on the tag. I do think $56 is a little high for this bracelet, though, but I could be wrong.
Ultonic Paste by Pure-N-Healthy – Value $19.95
I haven’t tried this yet, but it’s really intriguing. It’s a wellness tonic made from superfood ingredients to help you fight allergies, colds, inflammation, and boost the immune system. It is made with honey, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, ginger, bee propolis, and black seed oil. It sounds like it would work, but I’m a little afraid of what it might taste like!
Verdict: I think Genuine Articles is a subscription that has its heart in the right place. Unfortunately, the only items I was personally really excited about were the greeting cards, but that’s a matter of taste. Next quarter they will send five new items, and they could all be things I love. You never know what you might purchase at a bazaar! I love that they support important charities like Muhsen, and that they are supporting Muslim artisans as well. The value of the items comes to $98, which is great for a $50 box.
What do you think of Genuine Articles?