Little Lace Box Subscription Review – February 2016
Note from Liz: Thanks to tons of reader requests, and a strong commitment to customer care, we will be reviewing Little Lace Box again in 2016!
Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each box is curated around a specific theme.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Little Lace Box
The Cost: $59.99 for a single box (Ships every other month)
The Products: Fashion, beauty, or home items, with one item highlighting an up and coming designer.
Ships to: US
Delivered via: USPS
Each box comes with a letter detailing the theme of that box. This month’s theme is “Love Letters.” In 1812, Ludwig van Beethoven penned letters to his one true love who remains a mystery to this day. The last paragraph of the last letter he wrote contains the words that inspired the items in the February Little Lace Box:
What longing in tears for you — You — my Life — my All — farewell.
Oh, go on loving me — never doubt the faithfullest heart
Of your beloved
On the inside of the letter each item included is detailed, complete with retail value.
Also – they revealed the theme for the April box. The theme is “Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch.” Little Lace Box said, “We love Broadway musicals, and March and April mark the “unofficial” start of the new season on Broadway, so we couldn’t think of a better time to highlight Broadway and New York, than in our April box. New York is a magnificent city, home to amazing food, iconic landmarks, stunning fashion and a remarkable spirit. It’s also home to many undiscovered artisans and designers. …”
The red box in the first picture in this review came inside an outer shipping box. This first item was too big to fit inside the red box and was packed underneath the red box inside the outer shipping box. To me, it is a good sign when all items can’t fit inside the regular box!
“I Love Hearts” Canvas Tote by Vine Street Market, USA – Value $35.99
This is the largest and most durable canvas tote I have ever seen! It is made of repurposed and organic materials in the USA. The strap is really wide which makes it comfortable to wear. This is crucial if you intend to test out the company’s promise that it can hold up to 60 pounds. Little Lace Box stated that the retail value for this tote is $35.99, but Amazon has it for sale at $38.02 currently. I am going with the Little Lace Box price since you can purchase totes from their shop and get free shipping.
The tote can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder. It folds up into its own pocket for storage. When the tote is in use, the pocket is hidden inside and can be used to easily access a phone, keys, etc. In the picture above, I purposely left the pocket out of the tote so you can see the size of it.
The card gives coupon code LLBVSM20 for 20% off Vine Street Market, USA products in the Little Lace Box shop. This can’t be combined with other offers and expires March 31, 2016.
Letters to My Love by Lea Redmond – Value $9.46
This book is An Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick for 2015. Per Amazon:
Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter. Like a dozen grand gestures in one, this innovative format invites romantics to declare their affection to their beloved in 12 fold-and-mail letters to be opened in the future. Ideal for wedding anniversaries, long-distance relationships, or engaged couples, this paper keepsake captures a moment in time and serves as an enduring expression of love.
This book contains 12 papers that can be removed from the book, written on, folded into self-contained envelopes, and then sealed with the stickers included. Some of the letters have writing prompts such as “I knew you were the one for me when…” and “What I love about us …”. A couple of the letters are blank with no writing prompt. I thinkI will use these to write a letter to my husband every month for the next year, starting with Valentine’s Day this weekend. What a great inclusion in this box!
Ever Mine Red Metallic Executive Pen – Value $8.99
Little Lace Box decided to include a custom pen in this box inscribed with a reminder of the theme. It is a ball-point pen that writes in black ink. The pen is comfortable to write with and not too heavy. Perfect for using to write Letters to My Love! I appreciate Little Lace Box taking the extra step to have these inscribed for the box.
Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter Cups by Katrina Markoff – Value $2.99
Wild Ophelia is a fair trade, non-GMO American craft chocolate line that uses all-natural, and often organic, ingredients sourced from small farms and artisans. I received the Caramelized Bananas version of the peanut butter cups. The bananas are grown and hand-picked by a family-run business in Kauai. Other versions of the peanut butter cups include Crispy Chia Seed, Toasted Coconut, and Smoked Salt. Bad news for me: I love all fruit, except bananas. Good news for my family though!
Porcelain Inside Out Heart Tea Cup and Saucer – Value $8.99
This is another item that made the list of Oprah’s favorite things. It is from Yedi Housewares. The inside of the cup is shaped like a heart. The pictures tell the story here.
I am going with the retail value stated by Little Lace Box because the closest item I can find available online is a set of six multi-colored ($54.99) or just pink ($59.95) cups and saucers. I love this! I actually thought the value would be higher than what is listed.
16” Throw Pillow by Deny Designs – Value $39
The box came with a card telling subscribers to check their inbox in the next few days for a special one-time, single-use redemption code to pick out a free 16” pillow from the 9000+ designs on the company’s website. Shipping is included. The code will expire April 19, 2016 which is good because it could take until then to look through all the options!
Verdict: I think this is a fabulous box! It is well-curated and stuck close to the Love Letter theme which is perfect for February! I also appreciate that they sent the boxes out early this month so that everyone could receive them before Valentine’s Day. The value is about $105, maybe a little more. I think that’s a good value for this subscription box and I especially appreciate the option for everyone to be able to customize it to their own taste by choosing their own pillow. Great job, Little Lace Box!
What do you think of the February Little Lace Box?
UPDATE: For now I’ve decided to close comments on this post. (I’ve also included a comment in the discussion section of this post to answer questions). At this point I believe everyone has had the opportunity to share their views. If you have any questions/concerns please email me – [email protected]
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