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Aster Market Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Nich!

Aster Market is subscription box that focuses on sending you small-batch products from around the world.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription . (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Aster Market

The Cost: $46.95 a month ($39.95 a box plus $7 shipping)

COUPON: Use coupon code SHARE20 to save 20% off your first month!

The Products: “Aster Market is a monthly subscription that delivers a box filled with surprise, small batch products ranging from home decor, jewelry, paper goods, bath products and more”.

Ships to US only

Check out all of our Aster Market reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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This box comes with a card detailing the items included.

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20″W X 30″H Tea Towel/Multicolor Flowers – $24.00

“This 100% cotton tea towel features a unique hand drawn illustration from Dinara, of Mirdinara Kitchen, whose inspiration comes from her childhood home spent in Uzbekistan”.  This is the second  Tea Towel I have seen in a subscription box, PopSugar Must Have Box had one in their April box.  It’s a welcome addition to the Terry cloth dish towels that tend to leave lint on my glasses.

I love the colorful design and the variety of flowers illustrated on the towel.  This will brighten up my kitchen.

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Recipe card included with Tea Towel

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The back of the tea towel, where it can hang on a hook in the kitchen.

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Rustic Mini Walnut Serving Board – $16.00

Upon opening my initial thought was, “this is too small to be a cutting board”, but after reading the info card  it’s a serving board.  The hardwood is walnut and there are care instructions included.  The cleaning instructions are pretty basic, clean with warm soapy water, do not put in dishwasher, etc. and to maintain board, wood conditioning lotion is recommended.  If you are like me, I don’t stock my cabinet with wood lotion; so this may be a problem in keeping serving board in good condition.  This size serving board is perfect for serving cheese and crackers.

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Weekly Planner Notepad – Kraft Notepad – $16.00 CAD ($12.35 USD)

A basic 52-page weekly planner for personal use or for meal planning. There’s a section for notes, reminders, a M-F section to write in daily activities or meals and a rectangle box for writing in weekend plans. I found the space too small for writing in activities or meals for the week.  This planner is not spacious enough in my opinion, but may be perfect for someone else. Also, there is a nice quote at the bottom of the planner: “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while”. ~Gretchen Rubin

Verdict:  The Aster Market May box has a retail value of $52.35. This falls into the total retail value of $50.00 or more indicated on their webpage.  I was pleased with the assortment with the exception of the weekly planner, which I thought wasn’t spacious enough.  The colorful, flower Tea Towel will be a cheery addition to my kitchen and the Rustic Serving Board will add nicely to my wine and cheese parties. (If you are looking for a high-value box, I would not recommend Aster Market).

What do you think of the May Aster Market box?

Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

14 Comments

  1. While my comment is a bit late, I loved this detailed review and enjoyed looking at each item. Going to take a look at this box now!

  2. Welcome Nich. Great review. Although I’m only a casual fan of subscription boxes I love looking at pretty things and seeing what’s out there. You did a great job walking us through the contents. I look forward to more.

  3. Very nice review of a very nice box! Looking forward to more reviews, Nich!

    • Thank you, I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited to be a part of MSA!

  4. Welcome, Nich!

    Love the details in your photos. 🙂

    • Thank You

  5. Welcome! Cute box, love the towel although I doesn’t go with my kictchen theme. I immediately thought that board was perfect for cheese and crackers (which is a regular snack in my house). I think overall this theme is great and they did a nice job with it.

    I don’t however really see ADDED value. I always look for added value in a sub box first. Will I get $100 worth of items for $30? Nice added value. A $40 box for $50? Eh. I also hate having to pay for shipping.

  6. Thank you for the well wishes and I look forward to reviewing and being a part of MSA.

  7. Welcome, Nich!

    That tea towel is very pretty. I refuse to buy tea towels but I wouldn’t mind finding that in a sub of mine lol.

  8. Welcome!

    We have a wood cutting/serving board that someone gave us as a gift. You can buy mineral oil at Home Depot that conditions the wood (it is next to the regular mineral oil but it says something on the bottle about it being food safe or specific for cutting boards and it was total chance that I even saw it because I think I went in the store looking for paint primer). Still, might’ve been nice for them to include a sample bottle or something since it is not an item a lot of people have around the house.

    • Ragan, Good point about a small bottle and I will be sure to stop by Home Depot and pick up a bottle.

      • Olive oil also works as a good conditioner for cutting boards. And fortunately, its something most people have around!

  9. Welcome Nich! Looking forward to your reviews!

  10. Great review Nich!

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