Third & Main Home Subscription Box Review – September 2017
Third & Main is a monthly subscription box full of home boutique finds. You can expect decor items, kitchen items, etc.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Third & Main
The Cost: $54.95/box (available monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly) plus $10 flat rate shipping for most of the continental US. $15 to California.
The Products: Third & Main is a subscription box that brings the charm of small-town main street boutiques to your door. Each carefully curated box will include home and self-care items from “mission-minded” vendors right here in the US. Third & Main also includes information on the vendors, so you can keep supporting the small businesses you love. According to their site, each box contains 4-6 full-size items with a total value anywhere between $85-$110!
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box includes cards highlighting the month’s selections and the vendors/makers behind each item. The cards are bound together into a booklet by a black velvet ribbon! This month’s theme is “September Soiree.” Pretty much everything you need for a fab wine-tasting party!
Now, on to the items!
Wow! The first thing I thought when I lifted this cutting board was that it is HEAVY! This is a legit marble cutting board! (It has foam pads on the bottom to keep it safe.)
I like the rounded shape, and the off-white/grey marble is perfect for all white and stainless steel kitchen. The simple leather strap is a nice touch, too.
This measures about 12 by 8 inches. It would be perfect for serving cheese, crackers, etc, but I wouldn’t use it to cut/prepare foods since it could stain and it is handwash only.
And speaking of cheese…
Bloomingville Gold Stainless Steel Cheese Server – Retail Value $10
I love a gold utensil, but I wish this one was dishwasher safe! It’s a perfect item to go with the marble cutting board, and the value seems very fair.
Rifle Paper Co. Herb Garden Coasters – Retail Value $14
If you’ve read MSA for a while, you might already know that I love anything Rifle Paper Co. makes! Put beautifully illustrated florals on a notebook/print/coaster, and I’m sold!
(And since we’re talking Rifle Paper Co., did you know they now have a line of candles?! Fingers crossed we see one in a subscription box soon!)
These are made from a thick pulp board, so they should be good for multiple uses, but a few MSA readers have recommend laminating coasters like this to make sure they last forever.
Bloomingville Porcelain Votive Holder – Retail Value $10
(Subscribers will receive one of three different designs. All designs are gold.)
This little tea light votive measures about 3 inches tall and has a glazed ceramic interior. Our house is modern minimalist (or modern messy on most days if we’re being honest), and this is the perfect amount of gold and shine to add a little sparkle! (And since the interior is glazed, this could double as a bud vase.)
Creative Co-Op Cast Iron Mouse Card Holders – Retail Value $7.50 each
These mice aren’t something I would have picked out, but now that they are in my hands, I can’t deny that they are pretty cute! The mice measure about 2 inches tall, and each of them holds a metal stick to attach a card. (Perfect for labeling a cheese spread!)
Verdict: This box has a total retail value of around $86.50 That’s pretty fair, given the $54.95 price for the box (plus $10 shipping to most of the US). I thought this box was well-curated, and all the items are quality pieces, too. (And I’m in love with the marble cutting board!)
I think my one hesitation with this box is that it seems as though the design styles change from month to month. Sometimes I find the aesthetic to be modern and clean (which I love), other times it is a bit more rustic.
For example, here are the spoilers for the October box:
That wooden crow definitely feels rustic to me, but at the same time, I see how it works for Halloween decor.
What do you think of Third & Main?