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Covet Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2016


Covet Crate is a brand new subscription box for professional women! This is their first box, and subscriptions are currently sold out, but you can buy this January box in their shop section.

(Also – if you want an email alert when subscriptions open up, make sure to sign up for Covet Crate News alerts at the end of this post).

There are two versions of this box, and this review is of the $84.95 Lady Boss box.


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


The Subscription Box: Covet Crate

The Cost: $84.95 for the Lady Boss Box, $44.95 for the Girl Boss Box

The Products:  Items that may be included in the box vary widely, so you will never be bored. Items include things such as: office supplies and accessories, stationery, office decor, style accessories, beauty and skincare items, office snacks, books, discounts (on things such as business/life coaching, classes, etc.), and anything else that may empower, motivate, inspire, and encourage you!

Ships to: US only

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your wishlist or want list!


This box comes with a magazine that is a mix of tips, profiles, and info on the items included in your box. I don’t say this often about the info section of subscription boxes, but this is a great read!


I decided to take a lot of pictures of the magazine since I was so impressed:















Danielle Laporte: The Desire Map Planner – Weekly Edition 2016 – Value $44

(This box was sent out before the new year started – so this planner arrived in time for all subscribers).

This planner is part organization, part inspiration! Here is a look inside:


More on what makes this planner different:

Weekly Pages: The weekly pages takes an overview of what you want to accomplish for the week, sprinkled with prompts for positive declarations and #truthbombs. Each week has space for your Core Desired Feelings, daily to-do’s, and a list of 3 Things to accomplish for the week — because once you finish your priorities, everything else is gravy.

End of Week Check-in: An essential pause after your week that guides you to review the past seven days (Did it feel the way you wanted it to?) This journalling spread can be used at the end of the week or throughout, as a mid-week reflection — whatever feels right for you. Each spread has a unique Soul Prompt from Danielle — questions you may have never asked yourself; gratitude nudges; and space to think about what you want to change in your life. The weekly spread also has a page for free-writing your ideas, desires, and wisdom for 100 days of journaling.


I’m excited to use this! Plus I love gold – so that’s just an awesome bonus! And speaking of gold…


Create 365 The Happy Planner Stickers – Value $15

These each have 5 sheets of gold foil stickers. I’m particularly excited about the workout stickers. Does giving yourself a gold star still work as a motivator if you are 31? I hope so!


One Canoe Two Lined Notebooks – Value $12 total

The gold foil trend continues! The illustrations for these notebook covers are gorgeous, and I love that Covet Crate profiled the women who started One Canoe Two in the magazine!


Fire Starter Sessions – A Soulful + Practical Guide To Creating Success on Your Own Terms by Danielle LaPorte – Value $14

More on this book from Danielle LaPorte:

The Fire Starter Sessions is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for — to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love.

This is a modern-day pep talk and soul-centered Q&A for people ready to shine brighter than they ever have.

And after these straight-talking sermons and burning questions about your truest desires — from career to relationships — you’ll be clear that the only permission you need to shine … is your own.


The Fire Starter Sessions reframes popular self-help and success concepts to cut through dull thinking and fear, and get straight to one’s core desires, pragmatism, and courage — and burn some illusions to a crisp…

  • Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress than the craving for balance itself.
  • Being well-rounded is highly over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths you enter your mastery zone.
  • Screw your principles, well, some of them. (They might be holding you back.)
  • We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It’s the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it’s what leads to true fulfillment.
  • Competency is for suckers. Your most valuable currency is what comes naturally to you. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone.
  • You’re an artist, and that’s that. When we’re giving our best, we’re being artistic. When you’re bringing your whole self to the party, you’re making poetry happen — and you do it all the time, naturally.
  • Be the giver. Force it if you have to. Make generosity part of your growth strategy and you will cross that sacred divide where love is no longer a concept but is your soul made manifest. You. Giving. Love. Gorgeous.

This is a big book (300+ pages). Fortunately, the spacing and design keep it feeling like short bursts of info. I think I’ll add this to my nightly reading stack. (I need non-fiction at night, otherwise I run the risk of needing to stay up to finish a book!)


Leaner Creamer Travel Pack (10) – Value $10.95

I’ve seen Leaner Creamer so much in Instagram ads, but now I get to see it in real life! If you aren’t familiar:

Leaner Creamer is a delicious addition to your morning java that suppresses appetite and promotes weight loss with its coconut oil based infused with its proprietary all-natural blend of Citrus Aurantium Extract, Hoodia and Green Tea Extract. Our all-natural and non-dairy powder coffee creamer is made with the perfect hint of vanilla that will keep you coming back for more.


My husband and I don’t use creamer, but this will be good to have on hand when we offer guests coffee! And what a perfect pairing:


CARPO Coffee Atwater Breakfast Roast – Value $8

This coffee smells amazing, and it also is a subscription! Covet Crate included a coupon code for subscribers to save 25% off a membership!


Harvest Paper Co. Like A Boss Imprinted Pencils – Value $5.75

I LOVE these! (The only way I think you could improve them would be to use $ instead of S!)


Fleurt Collective Audrey Hepburn Quote Print – Value $5

FYI – the etsy $5 listings for this prints are for the PDF-only versions, so these are probably worth a little more than $5 – they are printed on quality cardstock.


Fleurt Collective She Believed She Could Gold Print – Value $5


Heidi Swapp Gold & Black Mini Notepads – Value $4

Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Binder Clips – Value $4

More gold desk goodies! These notepads are pretty small, so they might be better for scrapbooking, though.


Ready Pretty Styling Service Coupon – 25% off

At first, when I saw this in the box I thought it was jewelry. Nope – it is just the fanciest way to include a coupon in a subscription box!


Ready Pretty is an online styling service. Their stylists send you links, pictures and collages with item suggestions to buy based on your profile and styling needs.


Eliza Gwendalyn Sterling Silver Pendant – Value $125

This is a bonus item included for the first subscribers to this box. Here is a better look:


I think it is a nice touch that they included a bonus gift for inaugural subscribers, and I hope they continue to add in extra perks for loyal subscribers!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $128. I think that is pretty great for a $85 box. To me, this box is practical and also inspirational, and the fact that they also managed to include a good value is very impressive for a first box! I think it can be a challenge to put together this type of box and never have it feel like you are talking down to your subscribers, but in my opinion, Covet Crate nailed it! I can’t wait to see what’s in future boxes!

And I love all things gold, so this box gets extra bonus points from me! (And packaging + presentation = A+!)

The one thing to call out with the price is that the Lady Boss Box would definitely be an expensive subscription if you did all 12-months, so I’d love to see them offer a quarterly subscription option as well.

What do you think of the first Covet Crate box? If you are interested in buying this box I reviewed, it is available in their shop section.

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!

Posted in Covet Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 26 comments

Comments (26)

  1. Omg I want this box!! I love every item in it, which is really rare with me and subscription boxes. It is a bit pricey for a monthly box, though. I wouldn’t mind the price so much if it was quarterly. Thanks for the review!

  2. It’s a bit pricey, but I like the box! I personally don’t care for the term “girl boss” either, but I get it too. I love motivational quotes, and I use them at work and tell any guy that TRIES to make fun of me to eff off (or other terminology). I have an Erin Condren planner with a colorful motivational cover and I proudly display it at work. It’s pretty sad that myself and other women have to deal with being made fun of for something we enjoy. THAT should be considered offensive, not that someone came up with a box of things that women may like. Women shouldn’t be ashamed to like motivational quotes, pretty things or sparkly things. I think it’s a problem that women have to pretend to like what men like at work especially if they’re a “boss”. Sure, more women in “boss” roles nowadays but is it really a win if we have to act like men to get there? Geez.

    Sorry for the rant. Neat box!

    • If “acting like a man” means wanting to be successful, speaking up for myself, or being direct then yes. Yes I do want to act like that. Sparkle or not. Why do we only ascribe that to men?

      • Ummm, no. Wanting to be successful, speaking up for yourself or being direct is not “acting like a man”. When did I say that?? Or are you saying that’s how you feel? If so, I’m sorry but that’s part of the problem. I was saying, in so many words, that a woman should not feel ashamed to like whatever she likes, wherever she’s at. If you don’t like those things, fine. A lot of women I know in manager/leadership roles often hide themselves in many ways because they feel they won’t be taken seriously otherwise (by men! or even other women!). I find that very sad. They spend their entire day being someone else.

  3. Well ever since Sophia Amoruso came out with her book Girl Boss, it sort of took off and you can now find the words on coffee mugs, pencils, notebooks, shirts and now I guess subscription boxes. This seems like a box geared towards women owned small businesses. I think its a little unoriginal to use the words Girl Boss but I get it…

    Maybe if the boxes were themed each month it may make a little more sense for some. This box almost seems like the theme would be small office essentials or some clever name that my mind won’t let me think of at this early hour. Overall, the box seems promising, it seems well curated. It has a lot of potential to get better over time.

  4. I am pretty sure if my male coworkers saw me take out stickers, a notepad with inspirational words on the front, and gold binder clips instead of the ordinary ones we can get for free from the supply room, they would tease me. I just don’t see this box as something that would help me to succeed.

    • Exactly what I was thinking. Ridiculous.

    • Yep same here, thanks but no. Way too cutesy for my office culture. Kind of defeats the purpose IMHO.

  5. Girl boss? It’s 2016. Whoever named these boxes needs to get out if their 1950’s time warp.

  6. I don’t like this. I don’t like the cutesy, mildly sexist names of the box and its levels, the “skinny” creamer or the items. It is terribly expensive for what you get. Does anyone really use these prints that these boxes send? They’d end up in recycling because I would not even think to swap them!

    Call me when someone names a subscription “the boy boss”.

    • Yes yes yes. Could not agree more with everything you said. “Hey women, lose weight and also while you’re at it, wouldn’t it be cute if you didn’t have a glass ceiling?!”

      • 2nd both of the above. Exactly.

  7. I want all the things! 😀

  8. Wow I am so glad I passed in this box. I happen to own a business and thought oooooo I’m a boss lady!! Well after seeing the hugely inflated price tag for an inspirational planner, a few notebook stickers and pencils I would have been so mad. Yes it’s packaged lovely but you can put a pink ribbon on poopoo and it’s still poo. I could go to staples and get everything in that box for thirty dollars. Im saving my money …. Like a boss. Lol

    • LoL perfectly said!

  9. Im so bummed
    was so interested on buying some of that leaner creamer went to Amazon and unfortunately read tons bad reviews too expensive to take any chances.

  10. I received the Girl Boss Box (I originally signed up for Lady Boss but changed after I put more thought into the price– and it was nice to have seen the complete spoilers before I ordered). Not included was that planner, the book the creamer and the coffee. Instead of 2 notebooks there was one, and only one print instead of both. The planner that I was sent was quite large and I wasn’t crazy about the fact that it was a 18 month that began with July ’15– seems like a leftover. I did think that this box was nicely done and am curious to see where it goes. Even though it is much pricier, I couldn’t help but compare it to that abysmal Fireworks Box reviewed here last week…

  11. Wow, I love this box. Is it still available? We will need to add a category for this box under swaps. They did a great job on this first one. But with new subscriptions, it’s pretty risky to jump in just yet. Hope they can keep the momentum. Love the concept of the box.

    • never mind. I was getting confused on the “cratejoy subscription page” (the link in review).

    • The code won’t work on the January box. There is $5.99 shipping. Deciding to pass on this Jan box at $90.94 – due to the 15 month planner starting last July, us not getting the necklace, and not really *needing* it.

      Plus we can’t use the code on any subscription since it’s sold out. Any idea when that expires?

  12. I really like the saying on that necklace – hope to find that one up for swap!

  13. I like this box but its just a tad bit out of my price range.

  14. I agree– I love this box, but would be much more able to afford a quarterly sub. Hope to see more reviews on this one!

  15. This box is beautifully curated and they managed to include some really unique items. I think they need to change the name though. Covet box just doesn’t seem to get at what they’re trying to promote-maybe Fierce Box or Lady Box or something along those lines. Also, I get the inclusion of the creamer, but I can’t help but reading into it and seeing that it promotes this ideal of a “skinny” woman. I’m sure that’s not what they were trying to get at, but it does remind me a little bit of a diet pill. I’m so curious to see what they do with the next box!

    • I agree 100% with all of your points. I found those aspects to be troubling and almost demeaning to female business people. Can’t say I love “Lady Boss” any more either.

  16. I felt inspired by this box just from reading the review! I wonder how much different it is compared to the Girl Boss 🙂

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