Nestify Subscription Box Review – March 2017
Nestify is a monthly subscription box of designer-curated home decor.
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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.
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The Products: Designer-curated, artisan-made home decor items that fit a monthly theme.
Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping costs vary.
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.
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.
I like that the stripes and the fringe make this towel feel a bit more special than a regular kitchen linen.
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.
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.
I do like this detail in the bottom of the bowl.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?