Aster Market Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Nich!
Aster Market is subscription box that focuses on sending you small-batch products from around the world.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription . (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Aster Market
The Cost: $46.95 a month ($39.95 a box plus $7 shipping)
COUPON: Use coupon code SHARE20 to save 20% off your first month!
The Products: “Aster Market is a monthly subscription that delivers a box filled with surprise, small batch products ranging from home decor, jewelry, paper goods, bath products and more”.
Ships to US only
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This box comes with a card detailing the items included.
“This 100% cotton tea towel features a unique hand drawn illustration from Dinara, of Mirdinara Kitchen, whose inspiration comes from her childhood home spent in Uzbekistan”. This is the second Tea Towel I have seen in a subscription box, PopSugar Must Have Box had one in their April box. It’s a welcome addition to the Terry cloth dish towels that tend to leave lint on my glasses.
I love the colorful design and the variety of flowers illustrated on the towel. This will brighten up my kitchen.
Recipe card included with Tea Towel
The back of the tea towel, where it can hang on a hook in the kitchen.
Rustic Mini Walnut Serving Board – $16.00
Upon opening my initial thought was, “this is too small to be a cutting board”, but after reading the info card it’s a serving board. The hardwood is walnut and there are care instructions included. The cleaning instructions are pretty basic, clean with warm soapy water, do not put in dishwasher, etc. and to maintain board, wood conditioning lotion is recommended. If you are like me, I don’t stock my cabinet with wood lotion; so this may be a problem in keeping serving board in good condition. This size serving board is perfect for serving cheese and crackers.
Weekly Planner Notepad – Kraft Notepad – $16.00 CAD ($12.35 USD)
A basic 52-page weekly planner for personal use or for meal planning. There’s a section for notes, reminders, a M-F section to write in daily activities or meals and a rectangle box for writing in weekend plans. I found the space too small for writing in activities or meals for the week. This planner is not spacious enough in my opinion, but may be perfect for someone else. Also, there is a nice quote at the bottom of the planner: “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while”. ~Gretchen Rubin
Verdict: The Aster Market May box has a retail value of $52.35. This falls into the total retail value of $50.00 or more indicated on their webpage. I was pleased with the assortment with the exception of the weekly planner, which I thought wasn’t spacious enough. The colorful, flower Tea Towel will be a cheery addition to my kitchen and the Rustic Serving Board will add nicely to my wine and cheese parties. (If you are looking for a high-value box, I would not recommend Aster Market).
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