Serendipity by LLB Subscription Box Review – March 2016
Serendipity by LLB is a bi-monthly subscription by Little Lace Box. The regular Little Lace Box subscription is a bi-monthly themed box, and it ships on the off months of Serendipity (so, if you subscribed to both Little Lace Box and Serendipity by LLB, they would trade off every other month as far as which box you receive). Serendipity boxes do not have a theme – they’re just some fun product finds that LLB wants to share!
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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Serendipity by LLB
The Cost: $12.99/bi-monthly
The Products: 5-7 sample or full-sized items that don’t follow any specific theme.
Ships to: US
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My box came with a little folded info sheet detailing a little bit about the products chosen this month. Even though Serendipity boxes aren’t themed boxes, this month’s items do focus a little bit on New York to draw some attention to their flagship box, Little Lace Box.
The inside of the info sheet had details about each item and the retail prices/values.
On the back they provided a cocktail recipe for a Manhattan – appropriate!
Vintage Kitchen Red 27 oz Coffee Canister – value: $13.99
(Pardon the chipped nail polish – the life of a mom!)
This is cute! And the lid feels like a nice, solid seal when I close it. I really like this item but it doesn’t go with the rest of my kitchen. FYI – these varied in style and type (coffee/tea/sugar) between subscribers. Maybe you could swap for a complete set! Good to know: it’s not dishwasher safe.
One thing I really want to point out for our readers is something the info card says! For this description, it had this:
“But as a final test [of demand/interest for this item] we went to the research. I’m talking about, “The 500 Things I Really Want To Find In My Next Subscription Box” compiled by NASA (National Association of Subscription Box Addicts). And there it was.”
Now obviously that “NASA” (wouldn’t it be “NASBA,” though?) doesn’t exist but part of me wonders if they really did get the idea from some comments from our post asking about all of the things you’d like to see in subscription boxes! Did any of you mention something like this? Canisters, kitchen organization, tea boxes, etc? Just a funny thought!
(Also, I like to think the MSA community would totally qualify as the unofficial National Association of Subscription Box Addicts!!)
Here’s how the coffee canister looks on the inside.
Fat Witch Bakery Brownie – value: $2.95
This was yummy! Honestly, it didn’t blow me out of the water, but it was a nice chocolate treat.
Kate Aspen Gold Love Coasters – set of 2, value: $3.55
These are beautiful! I think this set of 2 is actually made to be wedding favors, but they’re so pretty I kind of want to swap for more. I usually prefer grippy-er coasters (silicone, cork, etc) but these are so pretty I’m rethinking that a little bit!
Here are the 2 coasters, out of the box. They feel really well-made and sturdy, too.
Pamela Barsky 6×8 Pouch – value: $16.95
I like this bag – it’s quirky but obviously very practical. This is another item that varied between subscribers; there were a few different sayings sent out.
Modern Sprout Kraft Seed Starter Kit – value: $5.66
This is the item I’m most excited about in the box! I am about to move into a house we bought and I’ll have a little garden and such a larger kitchen and I’m really excited to have both my garden outside and some little herbs inside or on my porch! This item varied between subscribers, too. I think the options were basil, mint, or lemon balm.
Here’s the mint seed starter kit opened up.
Verdict: This is my personal first Serendipity box, and honestly I think it’s a great little box for $9.99! The value all adds up to $43.10 for this month, and I’m happy with that.
What do you think about the March Serendipity box? If you got one, what variations of products did you get?