Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2014
Escape Monthly is a monthly vacation-in-a-box subscription. Each box comes with food, beauty items, and other souvenirs from a new destination. You also get a tourist book – so this box might help you plan your next actual vacation too!
FYI – They recently introduced a mini-version of their box for $24.95 that doesn’t include the guide book, and is only 4-5 items. This review is of the full box, but I may end up switching to the mini-version subscription since I don’t usually use the books. (If you got the mini version of the Paris box, please let us know what was in it!)
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The Subscription Box: Escape Monthly
The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)
The Products: Each box is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape.
Ships to: US only
Bonus Points: Each month, one lucky member will be selected at random to win a vacation to the current month’s theme destination. Escape Monthly will pay for the winner’s airfare from a major US hub and two nights of accommodations, up to $1000. (They announce the winners publicly on Facebook).
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each item included in your box.
This hand cream was the spoiler item and I was really excited to try it. I think it’s a great moisturizer, but I’m not sure I love the scent of Lily of the Valley. (I think they sent variations of this product – let me know if you got a different scent!)
NUXE Body Fondant Shower Gel (2) – 50 ml each Value $7.50
I first discovered NUXE through Birchbox, and so far I like every product from them that I’ve sampled. This box was supposed to include one shower gel and one body scrub, but I ended up with two shower gels. I’ll use them both so that’s fine with me.
Edmond Fallot Dijon Mustard – Value $6.25
I thought these were both great food items to include for the Paris box. Both are made in France with wholesome ingredients!
Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves Sample – Value $3?
L’Abbaye De Flavigny Gourmet Candy – Value $5
Escape Monthly lists the value of this jam as $3, but it’s so tiny I think it should be more like $1. And these candies were absolutely eat-the-entire-tin delicious!
I like the pocket guide book a lot more than the other books they’ve sent in the past. This one is actually small enough to take with you on your trip to Paris!
Verdict: I paid $39.95 for this box and I received about $64 worth of items. I’m happy with the value, and I think this is one of my favorite Escape Monthly boxes. It’s probably just because Paris is such a special destination, but this box felt a little more special and curated to me than other boxes.
What did you think of the Paris box? And what do you think of the next destination…?