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Covet Crate Subscription Box Review November/December 2016

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Covet Crate is a subscription box for professional women.

There are two versions of this box, and this review is of the $94.95 Lady Boss box.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Covet Crate

The Cost: $94.95 for the Lady Boss Box, $54.95 for the Girl Boss Box

COUPON: Use coupon code SUBADDICTION15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products:  Items that may be included in the box vary widely, so you will never be bored. Items include things such as: office supplies and accessories, stationery, office decor, style accessories, beauty and skincare items, office snacks, books, discounts (on things such as business/life coaching, classes, etc.), and anything else that may empower, motivate, inspire, and encourage you!

Ships to: US only

Check out all of our Covet Crate reviews!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your wishlist or want list!

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This box comes with an info booklet that is a mix of tips, profiles, and info on the items included in your box.

The theme this month is all about gratitude and being thankful!

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Now, onto the items!

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Me and My Big Ideas Classic Happy Planner – Value $30

(FYI – this box was sent to subscribers in November, a perfect time to get a planner for the new year. I’m just behind in getting this review out!)

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This planner has laminated covers (so smart) and the tabs are laminated, too!

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And the designs are fun, too. Even the discs binding the planner have little hearts:

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In addition to the regular planner entries, this planner also has a “Currently” section:

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It’s a good way to keep track of what you are watching, listening to, reading, eating, etc. throughout the year.

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And each month has its own print. Here’s another example:

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These could be framable after you’re done with the year, too! And here’s the weekly view:

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I’ve gotten into planners over the past few months, and this checks off all the boxes for me – it’s equal parts cute and practical!

And we get planner accessories in this box, too:

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The Happy Planner Washi Tape – Value $10

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(This item is only in the Lady Boss Box.)

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Cute patterns, and I like the variety of widths, too. I think that mini gold dot tape is my favorite!

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The Happy Planner Highlighters – Value $5

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These highlighters have messages on them, and I like that the felt tip pen part is smaller than your typical highlighter:

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Queen Bee Skincare Hand Butter Lady Fingers – Value $10

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This hand butter is 100% natural, and it has an amazing sweet citrus scent! It’s made with shea butter and coconut oil, so it’s solid in the tin, but melts into your skin almost instantly. And a little goes a long way, so this tin should last for a while, too.

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Lupita’s Gourmet Nuts Cinnamon Roasted Almonds – Value $5

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These are gluten-free and dairy-free! They are made with just almonds, sugar, cinnamon, pure vanilla, and salt!

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No surprise, this bag was empty minutes after I got my hands on it. These were SO good!

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Carolyn Parra Designs Cards – Value $9

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This set includes two different cards: the Merci cards (2), and the gold foil Thank You cards (4).

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If you subscribe to the Lady Boss Box, you get both sets. If you subscribe to the Girl Boss Box, you’ll receive the gold foil set only.

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These cards are beautiful and super practical for any time of the year. I think it would have been interesting to get a different type of additional item for the Lady Boss Box instead of a similar card style, though.

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Covet Crate Grateful Thankful Notepad – Value $4

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While the design on this isn’t too special, I think it’s a nice reminder to write down things I am thankful for every day. (I need to get back in the habit of doing this!)

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Kira Design Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life Print – Value $15

This print measures 8 by 10 inches and has gold foil accents in the text. (The booklet only lists an email for Kira Design, so I don’t have a website link for this one!)

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Petite Boutique Sterling Silver Lariat Leaf Necklace – Value $28

(This item is only in the Lady Boss Box.)

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This necklace is made with Sterling Silver, and it measures 18 inches with a 2-inch extension. I’m more of a gold-jewelry girl, so I’ll probably gift this, but it’s a lovely piece. (And I’m impressed that a sterling silver necklace only costs $28!)

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Bless Back by Julie Saffrin – Value $14.99

(This item is only in the Lady Boss Box.)

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Book Summary from Amazon:

Imagine if you and your memories held the power to create positive, lasting change both in your life and the world around you. In BlessBack, Julie Saffrin guides us to reflect, connect with and thank the significant people who shaped our lives.

With a blend of true stories and research, BlessBack:

Reveals why giving thanks matters to you, both mentally and physically, as well as to your recipients

Explores how practicing gratitude creates a cycle of sustained happiness and a transformed life

Offers 120 creative and compelling ideas to help you journey toward positive, lasting change

Good news – if you are interested in this book, it is free for Kindle Unlimed subscribers!

This book seems like a perfect fit for the gratitude box, and one of those books you’ll share with friends/family members after you are done reading it.

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And lastly, some bonus candy!

 

Verdict: The value of the box is about $131. That’s decent for the $95 price point for this box, but I wouldn’t recommend this box if you are looking for a high-value box compared to the cost.

I’ve been thinking about the professional angle of this box too, and for me, it makes more sense to think of it as subscription box that supports and promotes companies with women founders, and highlights their products, rather than a subscription box for professional women. When I frame it like that, I really like the spirit of this box, and you can tell that a lot of thought goes into the curation.

So, I’d not necessarily recommend this as a box for professional women, but for anyone who’s interested in inspirational beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products that support other women entrepreneurs.

What do you think of the November/December Covet Crate Lady Boss 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.

8 Comments

  1. The exact planner and same washi tape (different patterns) were also in the (October) Willie Wags box, a sub I found on MSA that also supports women and women-owned business…and I’m very familiar with the line from Michael’s, because it is never $30–I had products before this box and just bought a non-dated exercise planner kit (same size book plus stickers, pens, etc.) for $10 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this was after the holidays, but again, non-dated.

    While I normally love WW and obviously love Happy Planner (Erin Condren’s nemesis), it’s a little interesting both sub boxes decided to include identical products…makes it feel as though even the small-company boxes are not truly curating/hunting for niche products like they’d have us to believe–more like they’re marketed to, which is something many of us have seen if you’ve been in the sub game a while, particularly with larger boxes (not naming names).

  2. Liz, you’ve totally made me think of this box in a different way. I used to struggle with the professional angle they have been trying to market. I admit I work in a very buttoned-up, polished, conservative (aka stuffy) office environment and I just don’t ever see myself using colorful washi tape or a planner with hearts on the rings in such a setting (recall that pink lace “headband” from a few months ago??…there’s actually a part of me that wants to wear that to work one day just to see the reaction I would get, but I have yet to muster the courage!). But…as a box that promotes women owned businesses…yes! I can totally wrap my arms around that concept! My perspective on this box immediately turned from frustration to intrigue! I am so supportive of initiatives like that So now that I think of this sub in mat manner, it’s completely removed my frustration with the supposed professional theme (or the price-value ratio, for that matter). Covet Crate should take your suggestion and market their sub as such. Game changing!!! Thanks Liz 🙂

  3. Loos really weak for $95

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  4. Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Use a 50% off coupon. No one should ever pay full price for a happy planner.

    • I was thinking the same thing, and sort of hating on this box as I scrolled down because you could get all that Happy Planner stuff inexpensively at Michael’s. However, I like the lady owned business angle, and that the items were well chosen. It’s not in my box budget range, but it is a neat box.

  5. I like the planner alot, too bad it’s not on sale yet!

    • Try Michael’s just box get two fitness ones for my daughters for $14

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