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Konenkii Subscription Box Review – October 2015

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezNov 11, 2015 | 6 comments

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - box

3 overall rating
3 Ratings | 2 Reviews

Konenkii is a new subscription service for women designed to change attitudes about aging. "Let's face the aging process fearlessly and, of course, have some fun along the way!"

Konenkii kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

The Subscription: Konenkii

The Cost: $49.99 per quarterly box

CODE: Save $10 off any subscription!

The Products: Gifts selected to help "EASE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER" you through the changes associated with aging

Ships to: US

Good to know: The fall box (this box) is still available if you are interested in purchasing.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - quote

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - note

This nice little note was included among the paper in this box. I like both quotes! The one on the card says, "Life is a learning curve." The handwritten one says, "Enjoy everything in moderation - including moderation!" and is signed by the founders, Sarah and Jan.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - info

The info card for this box was actually stuck to the inside of the lid, but I pulled it off to get a better picture. It details the items inside the package. The fall theme is "Game On!" It says, "Tailgating takes on a whole new meaning in our Konenkii Fall Box. Discover new ways to eat, drink, EASE, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER."

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - eye-masks

Honest Hazel Eye Gels - Value $4

I love eye gels, and I can't wait to give these a try! They are so relaxing. On the right is a little Konenkii bonus merch - an adhesive business card holder! Nice!

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - book

I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 by Annabelle Gurwitch - Value $13.42

I know she's famous, but I just don't know who Annabelle Gurwitch is! This book looks really funny in any case. From Amazon:

“Annabelle Gurwitch is the child prodigy of the literature on aging. The only downside of this book is that it is bound to deepen your laugh lines.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

Actor and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with a wickedly funny book of essays about the indignities faced by femmes d’un certain âge. Whether she is falling in lust at the Genius Bar, coping with her best friend’s assisted suicide, or navigating the extensive—and treacherously expensive—anti-aging offerings at the beauty counter, Gurwitch confronts middle age with candor, wit, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and according to Bill Maher, "it should be required reading for anyone between the ages of 40 and death. Scratch that- even after death, it's a must read."

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - snack

Fastachi Chocolate Nut Mix - Value $4?

I'm estimating the value because I could only find these online sold by the pound. I haven't had a chance to try these yet, but I love chocolate. I'm willing to bet they taste great, though, because when I was searching for the snack size online, I couldn't help but notice a lot of excitement over this gourmet nuts and snacks shop in Boston.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - soap

Pumpkin Spice Soap - Value $5.50

This soap smells amazing! I love when I get a box that smells great before I even open it.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - flask

5 oz Round Flask - Value $9

(I added $1.05 to the value for the funnel that was included.)

This is a wonderful little flask! In fact, I have one exactly like it that my best friend had inscribed with "It Ain't Gonna Drink Itself." This will actually make a great gift for someone! I might keep the funnel, though.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - cups

Silicone Wine Cups - Value $11.97

These cups are awesome! They are reusable and made of food-grade silicone and are both heat and cold resistant. I'm not much of a wine drinker, but they can be used for anything. They are flexible, too, so no worries about smashing or breaking them.

Konenkii Subscription Box Review October 2015 - recipes

Konenkii's Fearless Recipes - Value $5?

To top it all off, Konenkii included a set of seven cocktail recipes. They look delicious! I will have to try a few of these. Soon, hopefully!

The Verdict: This was a really fun box from Konenkii. I'm not quite in their target age group yet, but I had fun reviewing it, nonetheless. The value adds up to about $53, which is a little more than the cost of the box, so I'm happy with that. I felt like it was really well curated and the gifts were very thoughtful. My only issue with this box is that it seems a little alcohol-accessory heavy. I don't know if you would enjoy this particular box if you weren't a drinker. I also don't know that the answer to powering through one's golden years lies at the bottom of a bottle, which is kind of the message I'm getting from this box. I'm sorry if that sounds preachy! I enjoy alcohol in (what I think is) moderation, so I am definitely not one to judge!

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Konenkii is a quarterly subscription box for the modern woman who wants to age fearlessly and have some fun along the way. Each box has 6-8 seasonal full-sized products from wearables to readables to edibles.
Anna Rodriguez
Anna Rodriguez
Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn't become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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Kathy S

I was intrigued by the idea of this box. However, I felt it was really alcohol heavy also. I am in their target market, but was turned off by the amount of alcohol related items. I don’t drink, so three items relating to alcohol was off-putting. The wine cups could be used by my Boy Scouts for their backpacking trips, but re-purposing the flask is a little harder. The cocktail cards could be gifted, maybe. I am interested to see future boxes to see if the trend continues. There are so many directions they could take with this box.

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I love this box. I didn’t see it as alcohol-heavy. I also don’t see aging as a negative, as does most of our culture. I think growing older should be celebrated — and this box seems to take the same approach.

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I don’t think I’m in the target audience (yet) but the flask, wine cups, and cocktail recipes are like half the box. If you drink even socially, you might get some use out of each of those. But if you don’t drink much (or at all), I can see how this box would be a miss.

I don’t subscribe to PopSugar but that strikes me as a box that occasionally includes alcohol-related items but that that doesn’t let them take over the box (wineglass markers, wine gift bags, etc., but they’re only one item out of maybe 5 or 6 overall, and they don’t show up every month).

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Lol! Well I’m getting there so this box idea is interesting to me. Drinking to forget the wrinkles… I’ve never thought of that! I wore temp tattoos as bracelets all summer, loved the look and got the best compliments & conversations! #maybetooold2care?

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I have had Fastachi nut butters and they are unbelievably delicious!

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I have mixed feelings about this box. I would like to see more subscription boxes that aren’t specifically targeting younger customers but… there are a lot of us who are over 50 but aren’t thinking of ourselves as “aging” – we just don’t want temporary tattoos. I like the theme of the box and most of the contents but there’s something about the whole “changes with aging” that is not very appealing. The book is kind of off-putting for that reason – maybe because I’m not at an age where I’m laughing yet. The rest of the box looks great – nothing in there is age specific (unless they really do think we’re drinking more…). It’s a nice box for the half-price offer, I wouldn’t want to pay the full price for it!

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