Box of Happies Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017
Box of Happies is a monthly subscription box for handmade goods. It’s a great way to discover new Etsy artisans.
The box is always protected by an envelope and lots of bubble wrap!
My helper is back!
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…).
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/month for a single upcoming month of your choice (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) or $29.49 for a random box from a past month; save with longer subscriptions. You can also add a bar of soap or candle to your box for $6.49, or a piece of jewelry for $8
COUPON: New subscribers, use code HAPPIES to receive a bonus handmade necklace in your first box!
The Products: 3-5 handmade items such as jewelry, stationery, bath/body items, accessories, and more.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was an information card listing the items in the box. Also, there was a business card for Box of Happies.
Tursi Art Set of Two Hair Pins – Total Value $5.98
Although I am not super into steampunk, the general aesthetic of the TursiArt shop appeals to me (although I find this item extremely strange). Anyway, these are pretty subtle and delicate, which is what I tend to prefer for both hair accessories and jewelry.
Box of Happies Necklace – Listed Value $12
Box of Happies Earrings – Listed Value $8
This is a jewelry-heavy subscription and there are pierced earrings in every box. These are dainty and I like how the heart theme is not too obvious. The necklace is pretty long (I didn’t undo the clasp to put it on, but I have a small head) and the earrings are quite dainty. I have some clear nail polish drying on the posts right now because I have no idea what the metal composition is, but coating the posts allows me to wear most earrings safely despite my nickel allergy.
Geeker Gadgets Floppy Disk Notebook – Value $3
My husband and I both had the same reaction here and wondered if the disks were still readable. (But we no longer have anything that reads floppies in the house.) This is basically just a pad of post-it notes attached to some floppy disks that have been connected together with spiral wire binding. You can make it stand up (I didn’t realize this when I was taking photos) by flipping both disks around to the back, which actually makes it a bit more useful to me.
Here is a peek at the notepad inside.
Box of Happies Magnetic Framed Print – Listed Value $8
The top item in the picture is the magnetic frame. I wasn’t getting a clear picture with the print in there so I slid it out. You could just as easily stick your own photo in there if you wanted.
And if you were curious, here are some of my past Box of Happies containers in use. I think I need to separate the copper wire into two of these so I can actually close them. The anti-tarnish tabs work a lot better that way!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $37 for the February 2017 Box of Happies. That’s a pretty good value for this subscription. I liked how the jewelry items were on the more delicate side this month (I guess they usually are) and I’m happy to have discovered a couple of new artisans. Plus, everything in this box is always nicely packaged for gifting if it isn’t to your taste.
What did you think of the February Box of Happies? Do you get any artisan or handmade subscriptions?