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Rain City Box Subscription Box Review – April 2016

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Rain City is a subscription box dedicated to bringing you the very best of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! My husband is from Oregon, so I thought we would enjoy this subscription box together!

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The Subscription Box: Rain City Box

The Cost: $34.99 / month plus shipping

The Products: Items from small businesses in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, centered around a theme

Ships to: US

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This is the info card that was included with this package. It details the items included this month, plus gives a bit of the back story on the businesses that provided them. This month’s theme is “Keepin’ It Green!” I love that theme and that aspect of the PNW!


Air Plant and Tree Stump Holder – Value $16

I love this so much! I love air plants, but mine used to die all the time because I didn’t really know how to take care of them. I am excited to try again! The stump holder is also just perfect! I’ve been trying to feng shui my house lately, and I need more living things. (No more pets or kids or husbands, though, please.)



Marimo in a bottle – Value $12

Yep, it’s a tiny ball of algae. It’s called a Morimo, meaning algae ball in Japanese, and it’s supposed to bring good luck. My sons and I filled the little bottle with water and set it in indirect sunlight. That’s all we have to do besides change the water every week or so. How simple is that? The first picture also shows the instructions for both this and the air plant.


Upcycled Glass by NuvoGlas – Value $8

This drinking glass is made from recycled glass and the rim has been fire polished to help prevent chipping. It seems kind of ordinary, but I really like the small imperfections that give it a slight wavy look here and there.


Salted Almond 45% Milk Chocolate by Theo Chocolates – Value $4

I swear since I swore off sugar my emergency chocolate stash has grown huge and super fancy thanks to subscription boxes! Theo Chocolates are organic and fair trade, and I’m sure they’re delicious.


Banner Tote by P. Soup Handmade – Value $15

Check out this tote bag! It’s made from recycled banners! I just love it. It’s roomy, and I’m guessing since it was a banner it must be vinyl. It seems very durable! I also love that it has a bit of a cityscape on it, and that it says “surveillance.” It’s so different! I think this might be my new favorite tote.

VerdictRain City knocked it out of the park with me this month! My husband gets nothing! OK, we can share the glass. I love the theme, and everything was really well curated. My favorites were the bag and the air plant, but I think the Morimo is super cool, and I appreciate all the recycling, upcycling, fair trade, organic, and other green work that went into this box. This is totally my cup of tea. Additionally, the value this month totals $55, which is great for a $35 box!

What do you think of Rain City Box?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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  1. Wow, best box yet from them! I love air plants. I’ve killed mine too and have resorted to fake ones. However, I kept the last one alive by putting it in a cup of water for ten minutes once or twice per week. But then I brought it home from work and left it in my office over the summer and forgot to water it.

    I keep a stash of Theo’s chocolate in my drawer at work =D It’s my favorite chocolate, and I think I’ve gone on the factory tour perhaps 4-5 times!

  2. This is an interesting box! The air plant is so cute!

  3. I’m so glad you love the banner tote! My focus is waste reduction and I love to reuse materials. I am offering free shipping on orders over $15 through the end of the month to celebrate Earth Month … use the code EARTH2016 at checkout!

  4. This was my 2nd Rain City box and I have to say I loved it so much! My last box was eh but this one was amazing. The theme was perfect (for me) and I’ll use every item!

    • I forget to mention, I actually contacted the woman on Etsy who made the bag and she was thrilled to hear from me and she’s doing free shipping in her shop on orders $15+ all April! (She messaged me a code for it)

  5. I like this whole box! That never happens. So unique & smart!

  6. I kill air plants too. Then I saw some at the Pike nursery near my house and they were in mostly enclosed glass balls — maybe that is what I was doing wrong. Humidity should be higher in a more enclosed space. I may try again some day.

  7. Such a unique box. I would have loved getting this in the mail. I think that the bag and the air plant would be my favorite items also. That little ball of algae is quite different too.

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