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Nestify Subscription Box Review – March 2017

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Nestify is a monthly subscription box of designer-curated home decor.

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With each box, Nestify promises products “selected with purpose and intent and crafted by skilled artisans from around the world, or around the block, using only top-quality materials.” They also mention that a mood board will be included with each box to give you a glimpse into the theme and inspiration behind the items.

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The Subscription Box: Nestify

The Cost: $39.99 per monthly box plus shipping. ($4.95 shipping to PA) You can also save by signing up for a 6-month plan for $36.50 per month, or a 12-month plan for $33.25 per month.

COUPON: Get your first box for 50% off when you sign up for a 6-month plan and use code SAVE50

The Products: Designer-curated, artisan-made home decor items that fit a monthly theme.

Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping costs vary.

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Nestify says that all of its boxes follow a theme. This month, the theme seems to be split between the kitchen and Turkish inspirations. I was excited to see the mood board they mentioned, but I didn’t see one in the box—just this note.

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Turkish Style Towel – Value $6.95?

This towel struck me as being a little larger than the standard tea and dish towels I have in my kitchen. It’s very soft—one side has a flat weave while the other is textured like shallow terry cloth.

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I like that the stripes and the fringe make this towel feel a bit more special than a regular kitchen linen.

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I’ll definitely get use out of this towel. I’m not sure if I’ll put it to work by my sink or if I’ll use it as a decorative accent for my small kitchen table.

Note that I didn’t know the exact make of this towel, so I linked to something similar above.

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Signature Housewares Gypsy Collection Bowl – Value $6.25

I like the springtime colors in this bowl, though the design seems a little uninspiring to me—it seems like something you could find at any department store, rather than something unique and artisan.

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I do like this detail in the bottom of the bowl.

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I know the box advertises products that hail from all over the world, but I didn’t expect that to mean a “Made in China” bowl. I’ll admit I feel a little cheated seeing this mark when I was expecting products “crafted by skilled artisans.”

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Turkish-Style Coffee Pot – Value $7.68?

I wasn’t sure what this exact item was, so I linked to something that seemed similar online. This pot has a copper finish on the outside and seems to have enough room to make a small cup of coffee. I wish this was a true copper pot, but I doubt it is, as the copper color doesn’t extend to the inside of the piece.

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There are a lot of weird unfinished-looking details here. The copper finish being one, and the uneven edges of the handle being another. I like the intention behind this piece, and it would probably make a perfectly good shiny accent for a kitchen table, but I’d worry a bit about how well it’d actually function. Would the finish wear off? Would it hold up to the heat? Sort of related—I don’t know a thing about Turkish coffee. I can certainly look it up online, but it would’ve been awesome to have some instructions in the box itself. Knowing how to put this pot to use might’ve helped it feel more valuable.

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Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachio Turkish Delight – Value $6.95

The last item in the box is a sweet treat. I’ve seen Turkish Delight before, but never covered in chocolate. And being that I’m a big chocolate fan, I was eager to give it a try.

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These two-bite treats were pretty tasty. The dark chocolate became the predominant flavor, but the chewy sweetness of the interior candy was nice, as was the bit of low-key crunch provided by the bits of pistachio.

Verdict: I’m sad to say I was a little disappointed with my first Nestify experience. While the towel and the candies were nice, nothing in the box really jumped out at me as a “wow” item. On the contrary, a few of the pieces were more underwhelming than anything. And no mood board! The value I calculated was about $28.00—far below the $39.99 price of the box. That’s even more of a let down when you add in shipping (which can be quite high for some destinations). This subscription service is new as of 2017, so maybe it’s still finding its footing. The way they talk about the box is so exciting—I’d just hope they make good on those promises in their future boxes.

What do you think of the items in Nestify?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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14 Comments

  1. This box is a prize compared to the last box! That one had clearance items with sticker residue still on them.I bought a 3 month subscription and have already cancelled. I thought the curation was better on this one, but still nothing unique and well below value. This box needs to improve dramatically or this company will be out of business quickly.

  2. Hi Anna! As someone enjoying Bosnian coffee every day, which is a derivative of Turkish coffee, I can provide some explanations:

    The copper pot is tin-glazed inside because you are not actually supposed to cook in unglazed copper dishes. If you need more info about this let me know 🙂 The glaze may wear off with use, depending on the thickness, and at that point I recommend you stop using it.

    You can simply make Turkish-style coffee this way: put some finely ground coffee into the pot, about 1-1.5 teaspoon. Get some water to boil in a separate pot. Once it boils, warm the copper pot gently, then pour hot water over it, halfway, and let it raise (this will happen fast, so be quick). Remove from heat and add water to top. Let sit for a few minutes, then pour. If the coffee was finely ground, it will settle at the bottom.

    I usually enjoy it with some milk. If you add sugar, then let it sit after stirring so that the coffee grounds settle again.

    • This is SO helpful, Amna! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!!! I can’t wait to try my hand at Turkish-style coffee. <3

  3. Thanks for the honest review!

  4. What they consider a mood board is printed on the inside lid of the box.

    • Aha! Thank you for pointing that out, Kate. I barely noticed it. I like that the images are there, but it still feels a little underwhelming rather than inspiring to me. What do you think? I really appreciate your note!

  5. Everything here looks like something I could buy at TJ Maxx. Definitely not worth the $40 purchase price.

  6. For those that are wondering about Turkish coffee: fill pot about 3/4 full with water, bring to boil on stove top, put in a spoonful of finely ground coffee (if your a Turkish coffee drinker you have a special grinder as it’s a finer grind than your typical ground coffee) (Whole Foods offers this type of grind if you shop there) add sugar and stir. Pour directly in cup. Enjoy 😀

    • Thanks SMZ! I love that people are sharing their recipes in the comments 🙂 I’m such a big coffee drinker, but I’ve never had Turkish coffee. Just reading your recipe it sounds awesome! Thank you so much for the tip!!!

  7. Thank you for an honest review!! It’s like a breath of fresh air, Anna!

    • It really is good to hear a truly honest review. This box is awful. For the price I could go to World Market and get some much nicer, similar items.

      • I’m glad you agree! If a box is truly awful, say so… 99% of us are already thinking it anyway! Now if only someone would honestly review Peaches and Petals…

  8. I got the same box – everything that you did except the bowl. Instead I received a spoon rest. This sub has been a HUGE disappointment. I know they are new, but I feel greatly misled. The quality is nothing like what I expected given the photos on their website and FB. I would be more forgiving if (a) they had even just ONE item in the box that had a wow factor. Then I could have hope they might eventually pull it together, or if (b) they had responded to any of the numerous emails I sent them. I’ve never been so disappointed in any sub box as I am in this one. Thankfully this month was my last!!

    • Hi Beth! We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your box. Customer feedback is important to us and we make every effort for prompt replies– check your inbox from 3/13 😉

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