Miroja Small Home Goods Surprise Gift Box Review – August 2017
Miroja is a subscription box that focuses on minimalist design and plants! Each box includes one plant and one home item.
This box contains a plant and a breakable item, so I’m glad it is well packaged. Because this subscription includes a live plant, always open it as soon as it arrives!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Miroja Small Home Goods Surprise Gift Box
The Cost: $24.00 a month + shipping
The Products: Each surprise box contains 1-2 home items.
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box includes a card that tells you where to go for general plant care information or help with your subscription. The back of the card gives specific care and information on the included vessel and gift item.
Now, onto the items!
Succulent – Value $5.33?
After getting cacti for the last two months, I was glad to see a succulent arrive in this month’s Miroja. I brushed the dirt off the succulent when it arrived and placed it on a window sill with my other Miroja plants. Unfortunately, when I went to plant it a few days later it did not look great. I am not sure if it’s because I didn’t brush enough dirt off, or if the plant just wasn’t in great shape when it arrived. I would have liked to see a more robust and mature plant that would handle shipping better, regardless. This is the first time I’ve had this issue with Miroja though so I do think I am part of the problem.
Again, this month, I can’t be sure of the sure of the specific source of this cactus, but I linked to a similar product to give an idea of value. In my experience, small cacti like this one are usually between $3-$6, depending on where you’re plant shopping.
Orange Magnetic Air Planter – Value $3
This round ceramic planter has 2 magnets on the back so that it’ll stick to your fridge or other metal surfaces. There are also 3 felt pads to prevent scratches from the unglazed back. My fridge doesn’t get a ton of sun so I’m not sure how this would fair there, but I have leaned up against a window and it gets okay light there. The bottom is completely round so it needs to be leaned against something to keep from rolling off. The simple and clean design of this vessel is nice, but I’ve come to expect something a bit more special from Miroja. My last few have had some sort of unique glaze treatment or finish but this one is just… round and orange. I was also disappointed to find this same planter at Home Depot (via Google Shopping) for $3.00.
Potting Soil – Value $3?
I always appreciate the bag of potting soil that Miroja sends with each plant. I often have a bit extra leftover and have been saving it to use to repot some plants that are starting to outgrow their pots.
Here’s the sickly succulent planted up in his pot. I’m hoping I can nurse him back to health but honestly, I think we might just be looking at a dead plant here.
This month’s gift item is a vegan perfume oil from Xodo Botanicals. It came packaged in a gift-ready drawstring bag. I’ve been getting more into essential oils, mainly to use in my diffuser, but I don’t have roll-on oils. This has a nice woodsy smell from the spruce and pine oils but is a scent I would rather have in my home than on my person. My husband liked the smell too but agreed that it wasn’t right for me. It smells a little sweeter on the skin than it does straight from the roller. I will gift this to an earthier friend!
Verdict: This box cost $30.00 with an estimated value of around $39. This is a higher value than last month’s but was less of a hit for me. While I appreciate the higher value gift item, the perfume didn’t work for me. I’d rather see the value in the planter than the gift item. This month’s vessel didn’t have the unique style I’ve come to expect from this subscription. The succulent wasn’t hearty enough to survive shipping and ME so that’s also a bummer. I’ve had such great experiences with this subscription up until now that I’m confident things will pick up next month.
What do you think of Miroja?