The SurpriseMe Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
The SurpriseMe Box is a monthly subscription box featuring full-size versions of exclusive fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items. They describe themselves as a “Unique Concept Store by Subscription”.
This subscription was dreamed up by two friends who realized that the true value of a gift was the intention behind it. They curate items from “niche” brands from around the world, with the aim of helping you surprise someone you care about with something meaningful and fun. Items in their boxes are also available individually on their site shop.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: The SurpriseMe Box
The Cost: $40 per box + shipping (which is free in the US). MyBookBox also offers monthly, 3-month, and 6-month subscription plans.
COUPON: Use code CELEBRATION for 5% off your first box!
The Products: Exclusive and limited edition fashion, beauty, home and gift items.
Ships to: US (free) and beyond (shipping rates apply)
Like this box? Check out more women’s subscription boxes in our Women’s Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add The SurpriseMe Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The SurpriseMe Box comes with a little postcard with a note from the team on the back.
Perpetual Calendar – Value?
This box also included a “perpetual calendar” in a cool gray color. This calendar is just simple cardstock paper, with a page for each month of the year. Each month also features an inspiring quote, like “Throw kindness around like confetti”. It’s a cute datebook for keeping simple notes and reminders, plus it’s just the right size for tucking into your purse.
Gold Ring Dish – Value?
According to The SurpriseMe Box’s web shop, this little bowl, which is the perfect size for rings, earrings, or pins, is made in the USA with real birch wood and non-toxic paints. It’s so simple and classy that it’s hard not to like (it’ll make a great addition to my vanity). But if minimalist home decor isn’t your style, you could easily gift it. How cute would it be paired with something to stow inside?
Tote Bag with Holly Nichols Illustration – Value?
Fashion illustrator Holly Nichols contributed the sketch on this 100% cotton tote bag. It’s a cute design for a fashion lover, and who doesn’t love adding to their collection of fun tote bags?
The Little Paper Bag – Value approximately $5.50 USD
As it states on its front, this is a double-layered, natural, organic paper bag. It’s longer than it is wide (it’s just begging to hold a long French baguette), and is apparently reusable. Most reusable bags you see are fabric or plastic, so it’s neat that this one is paper. Of course, you have to be careful what you put in it—something wet, or something that could get condensation on it (like a big bottle of seltzer) will weaken the paper faster. But it’d be great for dry goods or even carrying your lunch to work.
Verdict: This SurpriseMe Box was filled with practical picks. I like that the items included were made of quality materials, too. I’m not sure the value of the box really meets the $40 price point—I think in this case, you’re paying more for the curation service. If you like discovering unique, glamorous finds, but don’t have the time to go looking for them yourself, this is just the box for you.
What do you think of this month’s SurpriseMe Box?