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Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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Hammock Pack is a monthly mini vacation-in-a-box subscription. Each month they send you full-size items from a different location or themed vacation like “beach house.” This month’s destination is Philadelphia.


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The Subscription Box: Hammock Pack

The Cost: $25 a month plus $5 shipping

The Products: Every month, you’ll receive a surprise pack filled with everything you need to take a much-needed getaway without even leaving your home.

Ships to: US

Delivered via: USPS

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.


Girls Can Tell Gift Co. Tea Towel – Value $15

This illustration of a Philadephia style pretzel is so fun – and I could see this being a thoughtful souvenir gift, so I think it is a great addition to the box.


Hand in Hand Shea Butter Lip Balm in Rose Water – Value $8

I love the Hand in Hand brand (they support fair trade and work with natural ingredients), but this lip balm is a little too rosy for me. I like rose scents sometimes, but this one will be gifted/swapped!

Candelles Vanilla Maple Candle – Value $7.50

This brand is my favorite discovery in the box. They make their candles with 100% natural soy wax produced by U.S farmers, all natural fragrance oils, non-treated lead-free cotton wicks, and no dyes. And now I want to buy all the candles in their Fall Collection. (I’ve never seen a Sugared Sweet Potato candle before, and I want to know what it smells like!)

This candle is just as sweet smelling as you’d expect, and perfect for fall.


Stroopies – Value $2.50

These are one of my husband’s favorite treats to go with coffee. (And I just found out they make a gluten-free version!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $33. That’s typical for Hammock Pack – the value of the box is pretty close to the cost. I like this box for the curation, and with the exception of the lip balm, this is a good fit for me.

What do you think of the September 2015 Hammock Pack? Is it a good representation of souvenirs from Philadelphia?

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. Seeing from the other comments, I’m not alone in wondering what these items have to do with Philly. I subscribed earlier this year for three months and was happy when my subscription ended. Although the items they send are nice, I feel like they don’t represent the states/cities at ALL — instead, they should rebrand their box as small batch lifestyle or something similar. Otherwise, putting together these random items and claiming it represents an area is only hurting their reputation as a box.

  2. The tasty caramel waffle cookies keep popping up in boxes this month! I get the mini ones from World Market and the bigger ones from Trader Joe’s from time to time. They are soooo delicious!

  3. Nothing looks like it’s from Philly and I think I’d be disappointed if I paid $30 for this box. I subscribed briefly, but most the boxes weren’t worth it for me. Sad since I love the concept.

  4. Speaking as a Philly native, this box really doesn’t represent Philly. I guess the towel is ok, but I don’t get the Philly aspect of the rest of it.

  5. I’m about 20 minutes from Philly and the only item that seems to have anything to do with this city theme is the Tea Towel– the other items look like they can be purchased anywhere. I do like receiving this box and will use everything, but they really should have included a cheesesteak to make it truly authentic!!

    • Cheesesteak? hehe Finally! Someone who truly understands The WOW factor..

    • Yum cheesesteak!

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