Box of Happies Subscription Box Review – April 2016
Box of Happies is a monthly subscription box for handmade goods. It’s a great way to discover new Etsy artisans.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Box of Happies
The Cost: $29.99 (that’s $24/month + $5.99 shipping; when I played with the shopping cart I was also charged tax but I think that’s because they’re in the same state I am); save with longer subscriptions
The Products: 3-5 handmade items such as jewelry, stationery, bath/body items, accessories, and more.
Ships to: US
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I kind of like these plastic cases. They look to be a good size for storing beads or other craft supplies (and goodness knows, I have enough of those…).
Included was an information card listing the items in the box. Also there was a business card for Box of Happies.
Box of Happies Handmade Necklace – Value $10
Box of Happies Handmade Earrings – Value $8
Box of Happies Handmade Bracelet – Value $8
These are all exclusive items for the box so I took the values from the information card. They seem pretty reasonable for freshwater pearls and handmade jewelry. These items are definitely my style so I will get use out of them. (I have a nickel allergy and have to be careful about earrings but usually a few coats of clear nail polish on the posts are enough protection.) If they’re not your style, they would be good for gifting.
My Shutter Door Fabric Flower Pen – Value $2.50
I used to play with ribbons and make flowers like this all the time. Although this one looks nicer than what I made. I can be pretty sure my husband won’t use this one, but I can’t be sure one of my cats won’t find it fascinating.
Tija Creations Cupcake Notecards – Value $5.50
These are cute and I don’t have many cards around so they will come in handy for those times when I just want to send a quick note but don’t have time to run to the store.
Here’s a closeup of the cupcake pattern on the note cards since it wasn’t very visible in the previous photo. I think this is super cute.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $34 for the April 2016 Box of Happies. That is a little more than the cost of the subscription + shipping. I liked all the items, including that there were some exclusive items. I also like this method for learning about Etsy artisans because Etsy can be sort of overwhelming to navigate due to the sheer number of similar shops. I think this box would also be good if you want to have a few extra gift items on hand.
What did you think of the April Box of Happies? Do you get any artisan or handmade subscriptions?