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Nestify Subscription Box Review – April 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.

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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 is “Greenery”, which is the Pantone color of the year. Some details and inspiration are explained in this note from the founder and on the mood board image that’s on the lid of the box.

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I’ll admit when I saw that the box included a “mood board”, I expected something a little more than the printer-paper image glued to the inside of the lid of the box. I do like seeing the inspiration, though. But in a way, it leaves me wishing for those products!

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On the back of the info card, there are some ways to get involved on social and to share the box with friends.

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BTW Ceramics Pinch Bowl – Value $16.67?

This little bowl is the size I’d use for a ring dish, or maybe a tiny salt cellar.

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The irregular design is actually pretty cute (those kinds of made-by-hand inconsistencies are the signature of BTW’s aesthetic, according to what I saw on their site), but the green is a little splotchier than I’d like.

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There’s a business card for the indie crafter in the box, which I really appreciate. It helps me know that the item is really unique—not just something I can find in a national chain store.

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4″ x 4″ Green Frame – Value $12.99?

This frame didn’t come with any information on its brand, so I linked to a similar item to give an idea of price (I couldn’t find this specific style online).

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The frame is made from green-stained wood (?) that has a glossy enamel coating on top. It’s really pretty and almost looks like stone tile.

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The back is a warm, bamboo-ish tone. I like the “natural” vibe of this frame. It’s fresh and a bit tropical, too—perfect for summer. Though I would’ve loved to see what the brand is since it seems like something I could’ve found at Target, etc.

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Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger – Value $7.99

This product did come with a little tag, so it was easy to find online, though I couldn’t find it any info on the brand. Since that first dish had an indie creator, I was really hoping all the items were likewise made by a smaller company.

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I’ve never had one of these kinds of plant hangers, but I’m excited to give it a try! The cord is soft and sturdy and all ready to have a plant pot set inside its three arms. The top is a loop, so I’ll need to find a hook to use with it!

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Green Patterned Pillowcase – Value $5.10?

I had to guess at the price of this pillowcase, too. It didn’t have a tag, nor any composition tag, either. I love the pattern, but the fabric is kind of stiff—it’s a faux satin, I think.

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It’s about the size of a standard sham. It’s a little sheer, but that doesn’t matter if you’re stuffing it with a plain white pillow.

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It zips on the one edge, which I like.

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And the back is a white weave. I wish the green fabric wrapped all the way around!

Verdict: I think Nestify is great if you’re most concerned with creating a certain aesthetic. But the quality, artisan aspect isn’t quite there. I loved that the pinch bowl was made by a small crafter, even if it wasn’t 100% my style. But everything else was mysterious in terms of how “artisan” it was, and the quality of the pillowcase, especially, just didn’t feel like it was there. The box is about $45.00 after shipping (which was $4.95 to me in Pennsylvania), and there’s just about $43.00 of value inside, based on my estimations. So it’s a cute box, but it’s not one that I’ve been wowed by yet. I’m eager to see what they do next!

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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7 Comments

  1. Why was this box re-reviewed from last week? Seems more positive this time around, but the items are exactly the same.

    • One was March and one April wasn’t it?

      • Maybe I’m having a deja vu moment. Could have sworn this was reviewed previously. Never mind me. Carry on…

  2. So they’re basically buying 5 star reviews by promising a gift in people’s next box. That makes me skeptical of all positive reviews of this box.

    I do like the pinch bowl, I love that kind of random design, but the rest of the box isn’t my astetic.

    • Yes, I wanted to point out the same thing about buying reviews! Really unethical!!

      I’ve made comments on some of their previous boxes and was not planning to share the following, but after learning about their attempts to buy reviews…

      I received two of their previous $40 boxes, the first of which was truly horrible and worth hardly half of what I paid. I was livid, especially as I was charged for my second box before I got my first one.

      After numerous attempts to contact them, I finally got a response from the owner who said my words were mean and hurtful, that there were people who put their heart into those boxes, it was a new box co. , she was a new entrepreneur with a very young child, they were overwhelmed by subscriptions, etc etc and that so many of their other customers were supportive of her and her efforts and not sending hurtful words and trashing their reputation/damaging relations with potential vendors through comments on feedback sites. She also said that she hoped I liked my two boxes because they would be my last!

      Note that at no point was there an attempt to problem solve, e.g. Send back the boxes, we’ll refund all or even part of your $$, or let us try some other way to fix the problem and make this right.

      • That kind of response reminds me very much of the beginnings of the end of another sub box we all know that just went under….

    • Wow, I just noticed that… Very shady.

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