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Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014

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Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Box

Mission Cute is a monthly subscription box of cute items for your home and wardrobe from small, artisan businesses and donates 50% of monthly net proceeds to a new charity each month.

Mission Cute sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Mission Cute

The Cost: $39/month

The Products: a minimum of 2 items made by artisan, small-businesses

Ships to: US

Check out all of our Mission Cute reviews!


Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Info

Every Mission Cute box comes with an informational card, detailing that month’s chosen charity and the featured items inside. This month, they are donating to Seeds of Health.

Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Scarf

Mission Cute Plaid + Polka Dot Scarf – value: $32

This scarf is cute – I like the mixed patterns. It’s a nice scarf, but I think the value is pretty high for it.

Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Lotion

Printable Wisdom’s Greatest Hits 2015 Calendar  $29 (for printed version, you can also buy a digital download for $15 and print it yourself)

Libete Honey Vanilla Bean Body Lotion – 8 oz?, value: $15

These are both items I was really excited to see in the box. I’ve been looking for some good natural body lotion and this vanilla bean lotion smells amazing! Plus, the only ingredients are water, olive oil, almond oil, beeswax, and vanilla essential oil. There’s not a weight listed, but this lotion is full-size – maybe 8 oz?

I love pretty prints and good design so this calendar is a win for me!

Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 Calender

Here’s a photo of the designs for each month!

Mission Cute Subscription Box Review – December 2014 PIckle

Holiday Pickle – value: $5

Bauble Ring from Menucha Jewelry – value: $18

This pickle ornament is part of a Christmas tradition I didn’t know about: it’s supposed to be the last ornament placed on the tree, and the children have to look for it Christmas morning. The first child to find it gets an extra little present. It’s supposed to encourage kids to stop and enjoy the moment/decorations before rushing to the presents.

This ring is really nice, just not quite my style, so it’ll be passed along to a friend!

Verdict: All in all, I’m happy with the December Mission Cute box! Almost everything was a win for me, and the value adds up nicely, too. This month’s value is $99 – even if you consider the value without the scarf entirely (which I said seemed to be valued pretty high at $32), the value is still $67. I’m definitely happy with that!

What do you think about this month’s Mission Cute box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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. I personally like the scarf. I fold it so I mostly see the plaid and there’s just a little polka dot peaking out. The calendar is hanging on my fridge. I love the magnetic clip that it came with. My grandma has these clips hanging on her fridge for shopping lists, recipes, photos. It immediately made me think of her. <3
    My FAV item was the lotion. I love the ingredients and the scent was really nice. I say "was" because it became my everyday lotion and is already gone. I think I'll be buying more in the near future! Don't forget, they donate FIFTY PERCENT of proceeds to a different charity every month. Amazing.

  2. I received the pickle ornament as a gift from a friend a few years back. We’re both in AA. She put a little note with it saying, “once you’re pickled you can never go back.” So it’s also a cute gift to support someone in sobriety.

  3. I haven’t heard of the Christmas pickle tradition until this year. I can’t picture my 6 yo and 15 yo calmly looking through the tree LOL. More like they would fight with each other to see who can find it first. I’m not sure about the scarf mixing patterns. Also, I did not know that MissionCute has an online store. I enjoyed reading the review.

  4. This box does is not worth the price to me, based on the items I’d use if I got the box. I also don’t like the curation, it seems a bit off to me. If the price point was $32 with shipping I would consider signing up. Yet $39 is a bit to high for me. Some of the items are cute, the pickle was a great idea, and the lotion also a great idea. The scarf reminds me of more fall. The ring is cute. If they lowered the price, or increased the value and added more items I might consider signing up.

  5. It is a cute box, I like most everything (the ring isn’t for me either)…. but I think everything is a little over-valued. The calendar is not worth $29 to me personally, because there is no room for appointments, etc to be jotted down….

    I think I’ll watch this box for a few months and see if I like their trend because the items are cute.

    Nice review, thanks!!!

  6. My family has always done the hide the pickle on the tree tradition. I have been told it is both a German and Spanish tradition. are the kids in my family would always compete to get the pickle and we would get usually some money if we won. Even though there’s no more children in my family we all still do it as kind of a joke my cousin found the pickle this year.

    • The German part of my family does the pickle ornament as well. My entire family has 1 child under 18, combined, so we just switch it up – whoever hosts family Xmas hides it in their tree and the adult who finds it first gets an extra gift.

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