Box of Blessings Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Apr 2016
“When you sign up for Box of Blessings, you will receive 3-4 pieces of jewelry or other products handcrafted by impoverished people around the world. So, not only will you be blessed, but you are blessing 3rd world artisans by helping them to create sustainable livelihoods for their families. Plus, 10% will be donated to poverty fighting causes such as Heifer International or Imagine No Malaria!”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Box of Blessings
The Cost: $29.95 plus $3.00 shipping per month, with discounts available for longer subscriptions
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
The Products: Handcrafted jewelry or other accessory items from all around the world!
Shipping: There are many countries listed in the dropdown for this box, but no specific country information. If you’re interested, I would suggest reaching out to the company!
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month the charity that will be benefitted from purchases of the box is Compassion International, Garden Seeds. They will provide drought resistant fruit and vegetable seeds and agricultural training for families at extreme risk of famine.
Manta Headband – Sanyork – $3.99
This headband was made in Peru, and is made of fabric that traditionally is used for blankets for native women to carry babies or harvested crops of their back. It is cotton, and the colors are very vibrant! The elastic is serious too – this isn’t going to slide off your head easily! I really like this, and thought the value was much higher than the price I found (which is a wholesale price, I believe). The company that sells these (and the earrings below) is fair trade, and works with 66 families to permanently overcome and reduce poverty in Peru.
Jungle Twist Bracelet – Minga – $12.00?
This bracelet is made from Achera seeds and coconut and was made in Ecuador. I couldn’t find a price on this one, so I had to guess. This is really pretty, and I love the colors! It’s a nice mustardy yellow, with a dark brown that is just gorgeous! The company that sells this bracelet is dedicated to improve education in Ecuador and increase knowledge of fair trade. Artisans are paid a fair wage, with enough to reinvest in their communities.
Fishcale Earrings – Sanyork – $15.00?
These are beautiful dangling earrings. They are made from paiche fish scales, which is a fish that is native to the Amazon river. It is one of the main food sources in Peru. I received a gorgeous turquoise color, and they are perfect for summer!
Verdict: I’m a little uncomfortable calculating a value for this box. Since there’s no way for me to access pricing on these websites, I had to completely guess.
$3.00 from each box goes to the chosen charity of the month, which I love – and when you calculate the cost for each item, it comes out to about $10.00 per piece. I think that’s very reasonable for handmade, fair trade items.
Each piece looks high quality, and I really think the curation is great for this box.
Have you tried Box of Blessings yet? What do you think about it?