Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Robb Vices is “a membership program centered on a monthly delivery of storied treasures.” Each month, they send a collection of curated products and/or experiences.
Subscribers should expect boxes to include “vices” like “exceptional wines and spirits to enjoy, foods to taste, tools, toys, accessories, and gadgets.”
Items are securely packed in laser-cut foam.
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: Robb Vices
The Cost: $74.95 + shipping (For reference, shipping to DC is $7.95.)
COUPON: Use code MSAVICELOVE to receive a bonus gift in your first box when you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription!
The Products: Each box contains a curated selection of products and experiences and provides subscribers with a taste of the good life!
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
With each shipment, Robb Vices sends out a glossy booklet that outlines the products and curation story of each box.
The booklet includes beautiful photographs and lots of information about the included products.
This month’s box is all about “that moment in the night,” and it celebrates that hard-to-describe feeling that comes from a great night out.
Virginia Black Whiskey (750 ml) – Value $34.99
The first item I pulled out of this month’s box is a bottle of Virginia Black Whiskey, a collaboration between tequila-maker Brett Hocking and Drake. (Yes. The Drake.)
And just check out the bottle! I think this is definitely one of the swankiest, flashiest (dare I say sexiest?) bottles of whiskey I’ve ever seen. The spirit itself is a high-rye content blend of 2, 3, and 4-year old bourbons. It’s a little spicy, a bit sweet, and very smooth.
Set of Shot Glasses – Value $10?
In the booklet, Robb Vices describes custom-made, gold-rimmed shot glasses, but these are unadorned. We reached out to Robb Vices for comment and they replied to let us know that the gold-rimmed glasses got stuck in customs, so they made a game time decision to substitute them with these. (The booklets were already printed.) I appreciate that they wanted to get boxes out to subscribers asap, and while I’m sure the gold-rimmed glasses are beautiful, I’m okay with the swap.
ZCLIP Le Mans – Value $149.95
And now on to the hero item in this month’s box, a carbon fiber money clip!
The clip has a wide design that limits bill crumpling, and it comes with a leather carrier for credit cards. I really like the minimal design.
At first, I wasn’t all the excited about this item (I don’t think my husband nor I have ever used a money clip before), but Robb Vices included this suggestion in their booklet: “Ladies, please dispel that notion that money clips are only for men. As Coco Chanel once beautifully mused, ‘Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.’ May we suggest that bulky wallet as a ditchable accessory?”
That got me thinking… my wallet is pretty bulky, and it never fits into anything smaller than a large clutch. So, when I carry a small or medium-sized clutch, I always end up just tossing my ID, credit cards, and cash directly into the bag. Wouldn’t a money clip be a perfect way to keep credit cards and cash organized inside small handbags? I’m sold!
Art of Play Ultimate Deck – Value $25
Next up is a beautiful pack of playing cards.
This deck is a collaboration between Stranger & Stranger, a bespoke packaging company, and The Art of Play, a company that travels the world in search of inspiration for cards, puzzles, and curious home accessories.
These cards are, without a doubt, the coolest and most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Every card is printed with an individual work of art, and the designs run the gamut from strange and eerie to whimsical and sweet. I love them! Here are a few close-ups:
I’m tempted to plan a poker night, so I can show these off!
Vivéltre 24K Golden Riviera – Value $14.99
In keeping with the overall blingy theme of this box, these marshmallows aren’t just any old marshmallows— they’re coated with actual 24 karat gold!
The gold leaf is edible, and the marshmallows themselves are flavored with strawberries, Champagne, and Belgian chocolate. They’re some of the best marshmallows I’ve ever had, and they’re definitely the most decadent. Vivéltre also has a monthly subscription box!
Christopher Elbow Cocoa Noir (12 oz.) – Value $18
The last item in this box is a tin of drinking chocolate mix. As recommended, I used it (and the whiskey and marshmallows) to make an “After Hours Whiskey-Cocoa.”
I think it’s safe to say this is the fanciest hot chocolate I’ve ever had. It was delicious!
I’d like to finish this review with an update. Two months ago, in August, Robb Vices included a gift voucher for a Visionaire Rare Art Edition. Subscribers were able to choose from several different options, and I received mine in October!
Visionaire 50 Artist Toys – $175
Here’s a description from the Visionaire website: “For issue 50, Visionaire imagined a set of toys as animal companions to the designer figurines from issues 44 and 45. Consisting of elaborate nesting dolls silk-screened in designs by artists like Alex Katz, R. Crumb, and Tim Noble & Sue Webster (whose creation glows in the dark!), ARTIST TOYS came complete with playful accessories like ears, antlers, and horns.”
I absolutely love these little nesting dolls!
A few of my favorites include this collaboration between Kurt Vonnegut & Joe Petro III that reads, “Funniest joke in the world/ last night I dreamed I was eating flannel cake/ when I woke up the blanket was gone.”
I also really love these funny-faced guys.
And these bright little geometric bears. I couldn’t be happier with my Visionaire rare edition! These artist toys are SO COOL. This is definitely one of my favorite subscription box items of all time!!
Verdict: Yet again, I’m really impressed with this box from Robb Vices! I think the theme is a lot of fun, and the items included definitely ooze swagger. I feel I’m now well-prepped to host my own luxury poker night! The combined retail value of the items in this box comes to just over $250. That’s incredible!
I’m also really thrilled with my Visionaire Artist Toys. I’ve been excited to receive them since I opened up the August box, and they were well worth the wait! I’m curious to hear about the other Visionaire gift options. Which rare edition did you choose?
Have you tried Robb Vices? What do you think of the luxuries they sent subscribers this month?