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Umba Box Delight Box Subscription Review – September 2016

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Umba Box is a monthly subscription box that sends you a variety of handmade home goods, women’s accessories, jewelry, stationery, and bath products from various artists across the globe.

You could think of it as a way to discover etsy makers!

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


The Box: Umba Box

The Cost: $49 + $7 shipping for the Delight Box, or $25 + $5 shipping for the Discover Box.

The Products: For our Delight Box, our team of stylists curates 1-3 high-end handmade goods with a total retail value over $49. For our Discover Box, our team of stylists curates 1-3 full size products with a total retail value of over $25 that will introduce you to the handmade movement.

Ships to: US

This review is for the Delight Box.



Each box comes with a card detailing the maker(s) featured in the box.


Delta Girl Frames Honeycomb Frame – Retail Value $90

The picture for this frame measures 4 by 6 inches, and the entire frame measures 11 by 13 inches.

(This size was made exclusively for Umba Box subscribers, so the value is from Umba Box. Based on the shop frame prices, it seems accurate.)


Each Delta Girl Frames picture frame is handmade and handpainted, with distressing, so no frame is exactly alike. This is definitely a solid and well-made piece.

Verdict: This is my first time reviewing Umba Box in years, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m impressed with the quality of the frame, and I like Umba’s mission of introducing you to new makers each month. I think this is a bit of a tricky box in terms of risk, though, since you could get anywhere from 1-3 items. If it’s only 1 item, and it doesn’t work for you, it’s a pretty big hit.

This box cost $56 ($49+$7 shipping). I’m still asking myself if the frame is worth $56 to me. (It’s a quality piece, and I can definitely see the craftsmanship that went into it, I just can’t remember a time when I ever spent more than $20 on a frame.)

What do you think of the September Umba Delight Box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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.


  1. Umba Box is a subscription I really, really want to get, because I’m all about handmade/artisanal products, but I just can’t justify the cost. I think that the frame is cute, and I’d definitely use it, but for $56 I could also go on an Etsy shopping spree and pick out items that I know I’d love, without the element of surprise (and possible disappointment).

    That said, I did take advantage of a sale Umba Box had earlier this year…for something like $100, I got about $300 worth of past products (those numbers might be a little off, but it was close to that). The package was FULL of cool stuff, and well worth the purchase price. That might be something to look for in the future, if they run that sale again.

  2. IMO that’s a really ugly frame, and not something I would ever consider spending that much money on. It looks like something I could find at Hobby Lobby for $10.

  3. I totally agree. I wouldn’t be able to use the frame with my decor and I can’t envision anyone being excited about it as a gift. $56 is a lot for a surprise to be so taste-specific.

  4. This is one of the worst subscription boxes I’ve tried – and believe me, I’ve tried a lot. They are way overpriced and you might as well buy these things yourself. Also, they billed me again before my first box arrived, and then blamed me for not reading the fine print. I do not believe this is how a business should operate. Never again.

  5. I’ve tried this subscription in the past and felt like I lit my money on fire. I got items I couldn’t even regift.

  6. It’s a little off that all though the item is said to be handmade, the profile is of the owner/creative director. And I would never pay that much for that frame, even if I liked the style. It’s also a bit odd that they only promise to give you the exact value of the box’s cost. In that case you could just go shopping yourself. I know it’s far over in this case, but they don’t promise that.

  7. Wow. That’s crazy. While I have made my own frames, and know they can get expensive, I would never spend that much for a small frame… for that price the picture of me and 7 celebrities better be matted as professionally hung! A very niche shop they’ve got.

  8. No not worth it!

  9. Ummm…while the frame is nice, I’m with you…I’m not sure I would spend that much on a frame. One item is a huge gamble.

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