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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review – October 2014

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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Box

Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box that sends you natural goodies each month. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but in general this is more of a lifestyle box.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Packaging

This is the first box of the subscription so I took a few more unboxing photos than usual. I am so impressed with their packaging!

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise

The Cost: $45 a month ($36 a month with coupon)

Coupon: Use coupon code LOVEYOURSELF to save 20% off your subscription for life.

The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support your well being, vitality and growth. You’ll get a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks and super food essentials.

Ships to: US only.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add Yogi Surprise to your Wish list or Subscribe List!

 Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Letter

This box came with a letter from the Yogi Surprise team.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Info

On the flip side of the card are details for each product included.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Rooted

Rooted Beauty Raspberry Citrus Facial Wipes – Value $6

Big Dipper Wax Works Beeswax Aromatherapy Tin in Meditation – Value $5.50

I’ve sampled Root Beauty facial wipes before in a Pijon Box and I’m a fan, so these will got to use! And I love my candle scent! Judging by the card it looks like all subscribers got the Meditation scent, which is a mix of cedar wood and balsam.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Sustain

Buddha Nose Awaken Yoga Mat Spray – 2 oz Value $5

PeopleTowels Organic Cotton Towel – Value $6

This Yoga Mat Spray is VERY minty! It’s a natural fresh scent, and I’ll start spraying my yoga mat with it! I’ve received a few of these organic cotton towels in subscription boxes before and they’re always useful too.

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Tea

Teatulia Organic Tea Medley – Value $7.50

I know not everyone is a fan of getting tea in subscription boxes, but I drink tea all day long so this sampler made my day! And I love that it is organic!

Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Pitta

Pitta Bar – Value $3.50

Emmy’s Dark Cacao Macaroons – Value $3

I couldn’t try this Pitta Bar because it is made with oats, but I did inhale these macaroons – love them!

Verdict: I’m a little torn with this box. When I first opened it I was thrilled because every item is perfect for me, but I had completely forgotten what I had paid for it, so in my head I was assuming it was a $20-$25 box. I would have definitely been disappointed if I had paid the full price of $45 for this box considering the value of the items is about $36. Since I used the coupon when I signed up, and it’s a lifetime coupon, I paid $36 for this box, and every future box will be $36. I’m guessing the coupon is just a promo tool and they are operating like everyone paid $36 not the $45 “cost” of the box. (I wish they just made the cost of the box $36).

So, I’m a little disappointed with the value, but I LOVE the curation. I will keep subscribing. And I’d be thrilled if the value next month was $45 or higher considering that’s the cost of the box!

What do you think of the first Yogi Surprise box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My November box came today. I subscribed using the coupon. I really liked everything in the box. I’m not sure about the retail cost of the items included. The info card doesn’t list prices but since I like everything in the box, it’s a win for me

  2. seems to be another subscription box based on a yoga theme. They have a founders discounted rate through November 1st.

  3. Hi all!

    Jen from Yogi Surprise here. Thank you for the review Liz and for all the feedback from everyone else. I thought I’d step in and address everyone’s concerns about ‘value’. First off, I wanted to correct the published value for the Mat Spray, the size you got actually retails for $10, not $5, there is an error on the Buddha Nose website referring to a 4oz bottle of sugar scrub on the Mat Spray product page. Total retail value comes to $45.00 for this box (not including the cost of our rad purple packaging and 2-3 day priority mail shipping).

    I would like to note, our goal is not to provide ‘high value’ boxes that people feel they’re ‘profiting’ from. It’s to provide a great experience of thoughtfully selected yogi-inspired pure & natural products delivered to your door.

    We do always strive to get you a higher retail value than the price you paid, but natural product brands and other high quality products like the ones we select don’t have the super high margins that items like beauty products made from ‘multinational companies’ have. You may get a beauty/fashion box that has a retail value of say $75-$100, but those products only cost cents on the dollar to make. Compare that to an item from a small family company like Big Dipper Wax Works (The beeswax candle you received). The wholesale price on that is $3.50 and retails for only $1.50 more than that! Talk about tight margins!

    Please let me know if any of you have any questions. Hope to see you back at Yogi Surprise soon. And FYI, if you want a high retail value box, next month is worth over $65 and it’s all very high quality stuff 🙂

    • In that case please ditch the “rad” purple packaging and give more thought to the contents of the box. Even if the value does not go up true theming with products to go with it will be more appreciated and valued than random foodstuffs and a purple box destined for the recycle bin.

  4. I’m glad that I decided to not order this box because I would have been pretty disappointed. I like everything that was included but I would not have expected so much of the value to be invested in tea and food items for a first time yoga box. IDK. I like the other items that were included but not for more than $20 for the whole box.

  5. I considered ordering this box but so glad I didn’t subscribe. They really need to do some important because this is a poor excuse of a sub box for what you pay for it.

  6. I canceled. I was not happy at all with the value. So disappointing. 🙁

  7. I was on the fence about getting this box. I thought it was going to be cool but ultimately decided not to subscribe since the price was pretty high and I haven’t seen any past boxes. After seeing this I am very glad I did not sign up. I would have been mad.

  8. I think I felt like LIz when I got the box. I was really happy with it and love each product in the box, but the value is not there. I don’t know if anyone paid the $45 for the box, but if I were them I would be upset. As it stands the value and the cost of the box break even, so I’m not “mad” and I’ll probably wait out another box before I decide to cancel or keep.

  9. I have to agree that the value wasn’t there and I would have been VERY disappointed if I had paid full price. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Further, to win the monthly retreat giveaway, you have to upload a picture of your box and I found out today that it appears to be based on votes/likes, not on random draw. I find that offensive. Before that, I was considering giving them one more month to work out the kinks. Now I’m not so sure.

    NOTE: LADIES, if you log in to your account, there is a Rate and Review page where you can rate each item and the box as a whole, as well as enter a comment. I think it’s very important that we all do so.

  10. I felt very underwhelmed with the box and emailed them to cancel. The customer service rep promised a better box next month but, I told her to cancel my subscription. I felt awful doing it but, I think for $36 I can pick a better selection of “yoga” items myself. I really wanted to like this box because I just started yoga a couple months ago and fell in love with it. I was hoping this box would provide a better selection of more useful items. If they step up their game, I may resubscribe down the road.

  11. I was debating getting the first box but after seeing this review and looking at the contents on instagram, I decided not to. I did the math too and had I gotten this box without the coupon I would’ve been really upset. It barely passes a $35 value. If they drop their price to $20-$25 a month and focus more on usable yoga products to keep (less eatables) I will totally join. I know a lot of people were upset that it wasn’t vegan friendly either. Surprised they wouldn’t make their first box amazing. :/

  12. I did not order this box because I wanted to see a few reviews. The box isn’t what I pictured from reading the description and looked at the website from when it was first posted. I would had mixed feelings about the box because the items would had been used, but is it worth the cost? I’m still going to wait for a few more reviews to see how the box is curated.

  13. I really wanted to LOVE this box. I am a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher. But I was so disappointed. Very few actual yoga-related items, and much lower value than I expected. I’m canceling my subscription. Sigh.

  14. My expectation levels where way to high. – Because of that, I felt very let down by this box. Not every box will be perfect nor do I expect it to be, yet I was expecting much more for the price. When I think of full size items I do not think of 1 towel or 1 bar. Or a some macroons in a small bag. I’m not a fan of tea, and dont like macroons. The wipes are nice. I dont have it within my budget to spend more on a box that I’m not fond of with low values, in hopes the next box will be better. First box impressions mean a lot to me. I would like it if companies would ad an extra special item in their first box as welcome gift. So even if the box is not what someone hoped for they would consider subscribing longer.

  15. I felt bad but was disappointed by the value and cancelled. It’s a really cute box and well put together but there needs to be more of it.

  16. I got my box, and I was unhappy with the value, so I cancel. When I pay so much for a box, just like popsugar, I want to see the value. Any of these items I could of gotten my self. I was not happy.

  17. I sent them a message on Facebook letting them know I really liked the curation but was unhappy with the value. I would be livid if I paid $45 for this box. I will give it another month or two, but when I’m paying that much for one box I expect value.

  18. I got this box recently and I’m not sure if I should continue. I agree with you Liz about the curation and value. I had a great time opening my box, but I was hoping for some larger yoga accessories. I think I will stay on board for another month (at least it will motivate me to do more yoga). I was disappointed with the Rooted Beauty wipes as I was hoping for clean organic beauty products.

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