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Rain City Box Subscription Box Review – January 2016

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Rain City is a subscription box dedicated to bringing you the very best of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! My husband is from Oregon, so I thought we would enjoy this subcription box together!

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The Subscription Box: Rain City Box

The Cost: $34.99 / month

The Products: Items from small businesses in Seattle and the Pacific Nortwest, centered around a theme

Ships to: US

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This is the info card that was included with this package. It details the items included this month, plus gives a bit of the back story on the businesses that provided them. This month’s theme is “Cheers to the New Year.”


Slouch Beanie by Northwest Riders – Value $22

It’s finally cold enough here to wear a hat like this! This one is really cute, warm, and not itchy at all.


Hide & Seek Bottle by Liberty Bottleworks – Value $23

This is a really cool and handy water bottle, made from recycled aluminum and BPA-free. I also have a thing for Bigfoot. That being said, I can’t imagine ever spending $23 for a water bottle! This is from Liberty’s artist series, which is also cool, plus they have very responsible manufacturing practices. They also give back. I love this company, but I hope they don’t drive away too many customers with their prices!

Decal by Love Your Place – Value $2

These are two paper coasters, a decal, and a business card from LYP, which stands for “Love Your Place.”


Customer Planner by Dangbat Industries – Value $4?

I think I have about seven paper planners for this year, yet still I always want more. This one is cute and simple. Every page has a blank calendar page on one side and a page for notes on the other. I like that layout! You can use each page for one day or a week or a month and then write what you like on the other side. Dangbat Industries’ etsy shop is full of bulk notebooks, so I’m estimating the value.


Sprocket the Comic Cat by Sack Lunch Comics – Value $5

I’m not really into comics, but the kids will love this! I should probably check it first and make sure it’s child appropriate. This is a fairly new comic from North Idaho native Matt Brazee.

Verdict: This was a great box from Rain City! I think they are doing a great job showing off the artists, artisans and small businesses of the PNW. The value of the items in this box totals about $56, which is great for a $35 box. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next month!

What do you think of Rain City Box?

Written by 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.

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 have loved both reviews of this box, the items are great and very well curated for the PNW theme. I went to get a subscription and the total came to $45 – I just couldn’t click the button! It really just seems so overpriced given the actual value and chance that I won’t like 1 or 2 items. Hopefully they can find a way to lower the cost or include higher value items so I can bring myself to sign up!

  2. After seeing the December review, I showed my husband the idea of this box. I grew up in the NW. He and I agree that they don’t have enough value in their box for us to subscribe at this time… =(

    I would have been very upset if I had purchased this January box.

  3. Love my Bigfoot bottle…and beanie is great…neither of which I think us worth the value that is set on them…coasters, sticker, and planner disposable…comic haven’t looked at… Nice but not worth the value and shipping…although for Bigfoot I’ll give it an okay…I’m from the pnw and miss the area

  4. I bought a purple Liberty waterbottle that had constellations all over it–it was so pretty–on sale at REI. It made horrible loud screechy/sucking noises, and no matter how I drank out of it I couldn’t drink quietly. Since I mostly use a waterbottle in the car and in bed, it wasn’t practical to have to unscrew the lid every time. I just ended up donating it, but was sad because I loved the design so much!

  5. I would be really disappointed if I purchased this box at full price. I think they could have represented the area with something better than coasters and a comic book.

  6. Love the Bigfoot water bottle!

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