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Box of Happies Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017

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Box of Happies is a monthly subscription box for handmade goods. It’s a great way to discover new Etsy artisans. 

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The box is always protected by an envelope and lots of bubble wrap!

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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…).

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My helper is back! (Actually, he really wanted in this box. He kept sticking his head in long after I had taken photos. I had to put it on a high shelf.)

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.)

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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.

Ships to: U.S. (free)

Check out all of our Box of Happies reviews or and the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

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

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Included was an information card listing the items in the box.

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UncorkedFurniture Wine Cork Magnets –Value $4

These are wine corks that have been turned into magnets. They seem to be real ones that have been used since there are corkscrew marks in them. I’m not sure they’re strong enough to hold something heavy up on the fridge, but they make for a nice decoration.

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Here are the corks on the refrigerator (next to a meme from the last Pet Treater box). Sorry about the weird lighting, a previous resident of my house made some poor design decisions, especially in the kitchen.

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Box of Happies Floral Headband – Listed Value $8

I have been using headbands a lot more lately so this will come in handy (it does fit and it is really short). I ran out of sheet masks (if you can believe it) so I’ve been doing more clay and mud masks lately, and this will help keep my hair out of my face for that. I am also using headbands and scrunchies for keeping my hair back during exercise now instead of elastic bands because I think they pull less hair out.

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Hanna Herbals Handmade Soap – Value $3.50? (buy a full-size bar of soap for $5 but this looks smaller than the full-size bar in the Hanna Herbals Etsy shop)

I’ve shown you the back of the package because this soap contains lard. I believe that is the first time I’ve seen that. However, seeing as I used Ivory soap for most of my childhood, and that contains beef tallow, I guess it is not all that different in principle. Anyway, this smells pretty nice although I think it melted a little in the heat and then re-formed.

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Box of Happies Necklace – Listed Value $12

Box of Happies Ring – Listed Value $8

You will almost always get a few pieces of jewelry in Box of Happies. It could be in any metal finish, as you see here. These are kind of like druzy in appearance without really being druzy. I like the effect. (The ring size is adjustable, too.) If the jewelry is ever not to your taste, it is always packaged in a cute box or bag for gifting.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $35.50 for the March 2017 Box of Happies. That’s a pretty good value for this subscription. The items this month were representative of what you would receive in a given month – there’s always jewelry (often earrings, too), there are often bath and body items, and there’s often something a little quirky or upcycled (this month, the magnets). If any particular item is not for you, you can always gift it – pretty much everything is packaged in a way that’s suitable for gifting. I like the simplicity of this month’s jewelry and I will definitely be using the headband a lot, so this was a pretty good month for me.

What did you think of the March Box of Happies? Do you get any artisan or handmade subscriptions?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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.

2 Comments

  1. As a soap maker, once I joined forums and groups, I was quite surprised to learn a lot of makers use lard. I am vegetarian and make vegan soap and I assumed lard was an old fashioned ingredient, but it is not. I guess it makes a great soap. I think it depends on what area of the country people are in too. I doubt you will find a maker that sells soap on the West Coast that uses lard, but in the Midwest it might be different. Lard is also the cheapest soap ingredient, uses a by-product and avoids the palm debate. So if you are a vegetarian or vegan and buying handmade soap, always, always check the ingredient list!

  2. As I grew up in northeast Georgia my country folk made soap homemade and it used two ingredients: lye and lard, taken after we had pigs that were, you know…it’s an old fashioned way of making soap to use animal fat, but I haven’t seen lard in a “commercial” soap ever actually. Interesting!

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