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Covet Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016


UPDATE: April 8th, 2019. Since this review, Covet Crate has changed owners and is now offering only the $54.95 Girl Boss Box. If you are looking for your first subscription box, I recommend checking out the list of the Best Subscription Boxes of 2019, including the Best Subscription Boxes for Women – all voted by real subscribers.

Covet Crate is a subscription box for professional women.

There are two versions of this box, and this review is of the $94.95 Lady Boss box.


My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).



The Subscription Box: Covet Crate

The Cost: $94.95 for the Lady Boss Box, $54.95 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

Check out all of our Covet Crate reviews!

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

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This box comes with an info booklet that is a mix of tips, profiles, and info on the items included in your box.


Rosanna Jet Setter Hello Beautiful Tray – Value $22


I think this is my favorite item in the box. I love the bold coral color, and gold is always my favorite accent color!


For me, this is more of a bedside tray than a desk accessory, though.


Rifle Paper Co. Notebook – Value $15

I love all things Rifle Paper Co., so I was happy to see 2 items from Rifle Paper Co. in this box! This notebook is lined, and definitely a gorgeous desk accessory.

And we have a weekly planner notepad, too!



Rifle Paper Co. Weekly Desk Pad – Value $12

I’ve tried using planners before, and I hate to admit that sometimes forget to use a planner for weeks at a time – so this annual weekly desk pad might end up lasting me two years! 🙂


LWJ Designs Bossy Lady Tumbler – Value $12

Considering this is the “Lady Boss” version of the subscription, a “Boss Lady” tumbler is only appropriate, I think? I’m going to save this to give to my mom as a fun gift along with this plaque!


Rosanna Ladies Choice Tote – Value $30

I love totes and I love black with gold accents – so this item is a hit for me. On one side it says Oui, and on the other it says Non:



Little White Feather Shop Lace Headband – Value $5?

I’m a little confused on the value of this item. (In their etsy shop, they have lace headbands available for $1, $5, and $11 – the only difference I can see is the color.)

This item seemed a little out of place to me when I first opened the box. (This could just be because it didn’t have any packaging or tags.)

The color is a little too bold for me – it isn’t something I would personally wear in public, but the stretchy lace material is comfortable. This is now a headband for masking!

Here is a closer look at the lace:



Kelli Marie Design Raspberry Sangria Soy Wax Candle – Value $8

This candle scent is fruity, and not my favorite, but I appreciate that it is made with 100% soy wax. This is going in the gift/swap pile.


Clap Clap Scented Card in Fig – Value $6.50

I didn’t know scented cards were a thing! This card comes with a “fragrance chip” that has been dipped in essential oils and dried. The scent is pretty strong when I opened it, so I think it should last a while!

Of course, the design of the card is lovely, too. I think I want to get the pine card to send someone for the winter months!


And this box also included a 15% coupon to PitayaPlus.

Verdict: I’m a not sure what to think of this box. On one hand, I think the items were thoughtfully curated and for the most part, they go together well. (I really love the Rosanna and Rifle Paper Co items!) On the other hand, if you gave me the items in this box with no context, I would guess they were from a general women’s lifestyle box – not one specific to professional women.

The value of the box is about $110. That’s pretty close to the $95 price point for this box, and I think most people (myself included) would like to see a higher value for this box. The other thing that doesn’t entirely make sense to me about the value of this box, is that it costs $40 more than the Girl Boss Box version, but it only included $36.50 worth of additional items than the Girl Boss Box included. (The tote and the scented card). I definitely would expect to receive over $40 worth of additional items than the Girl Boss Box.

What do you think of the July Covet Crate Lady Boss Box?

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| 19 comments

Comments (19)

  1. I think this box is missing the mark, but not for the reasons already stated. I’m pretty discouraged at the reactions to this box, to be honest. Why can’t a professional woman like these things? Comments are indicating that women would be (SHOULD BE) embarrassed or “not taken seriously” if they used the items in this box, and WHY DOESN’T *THAT* BOTHER ANYONE?? But apparently professional women have been told they can’t like these sorts of things, so if Covet Crate wants to stay in business, it better start sending more man-approved professional items for women. Maybe they should put a man in charge of the company. Geez, after all this time, we are no better off as a gender, are we? And women are as much of the problem as the men are, putting themselves and other women down for liking something that might, GOD FORBID, be considered “feminine” in the workplace.

    • definitely agreed. :/

  2. Remember the scene from Legally Blonde where she goes to class and pulls out her cute little notebook and pen while everyone around her has a laptop… I wouldn’t be taken seriously at work with these things.

  3. I love these boxes! I have been please with every single one. You also have to remember that this box also includes businesses ran by women and businesses that employee women . There is a lot more to these boxes then just price point. We need to lift each other up instead of bringing each other down.

  4. I agree this box doesn’t scream work to me despite the tote, tumbler and desk pad. I would like to see items curated to help me with traveling for work, my commute or nice things I could use at the office like nice pens, business card holders, fun post its, coupon for an app for my phone, organizing helpers, shoe accessories to help me wear high heels at work, instant coffee, etc

  5. There should be a comma after Hello, before Beautiful. Hopefully Boss Ladies would have better grammar.

    • Though I technically agree, I think a comma would detract from the relaxed, casual cute look of the tray.

  6. I really want to want this box. I am a female working to advance my STEM career (medicine and biochemistry) and would love to support a box that considers the needs of professional women. However, this isn’t that box. The tray and cup are bordering on offensive to me. I am a professional woman – I neither need nor want a tray on my desk expounding on my appearance (tell me I’m brilliant not beautiful) and hopefully don’t need my cup to announce that I am both a boss and a lady.

    Books or webinar links aimed at helping women break the glass ceiling and advance in the workplace would make this box so much better. Office supplies are fine but not things designed to make me look girly and beautiful.

    • Agreed. For a home office, ok. For a professional office (in my case, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company), not so much. Granted I don’t hold meetings at my desk so I could probably get away with it. Most of my meetings are either international teleconferences or held in a meeting room so I do have a few “cutesy” things on my desk – nothing referencing “beauty”, though.

      • It’s very interesting to see how other companies are so much more formal than the one I work at. I work at a Fortune 500 financial company and the items in the box would not be an issue with the female execs I know.

  7. Because professional women need cutesy little cups with “Boss Lady” written on them. You know…so they don’t get confused with the other kind of boss.

    • Not just that, but in my work environment a “word” tumbler with a straw is not a professional look. Most carry a generic (or company logo) water bottle or coffee tumbler (either disposable or reusable).

  8. As many have said before me, I want SO BADLY for this box to be great – a box for professional women! Hell yes! – but there’s nothing that makes me feel empowered here. Give me a book, give me a webinar link. Hell, give me some insightful interviews with women on top of their game. Teach me, don’t just throw random bits and bobs into a box and call it a day. Personal side note: I work in lingerie retail and the type of stretchy lace that headband is made from is widely used in thongs. If I came to work wearing a panty on my head I would never hear the end of it.

    • I agree with every single point you made. I was REALLY pulling for this box when it first came out – the concept seemed to fill a void in sub boxes, which is hard to do. But I feel they have totally whiffed on the execution. The catchall tray and rifle paper company items are fine – they’re usable, but the rest of the box is pretty ridiculous. Maybe I would use the tote for workout gear but that would be just so I could use it somehow. I would never use it for any sort of professional-ish event. No no no. And I would never use a tumbler that says boss lady on it. Ever. If you’re really a “boss lady” you don’t need drinkware that says that. It’s like a guy who went to Harvard wearing a tie that says “I’m smart”. Ugh. Never mind the fact that it’s a dollar store item (as per the label) with apparently $11 worth of gold words painted on it. And don’t get me started on the lace headband. What on earth??? I agree, it totally reminds me of a thong…I’m trying to picture myself wearing that to a meeting in the male dominated world of finance. Not in a million years.

      I’m trying to imagine what a box for professional women could include though and the list is ENDLESS! 1. A high-end, expensive professional pen; 2. Leather items like a portfolio, business card holder or a cell phone wallet (Henri Bendel makes great ones that even fit the 6+!); 3. Even some beauty items – not makeup per se, but maybe a refresher spray for when your starting to drag in the middle of a long work day and need a boost; 4. Desk accessories (like stylish boxes such as the Mary Jurek rosewood box or the Kate Spade/Russell & Hazel stapler and tape dispenser…there are so many options here that would trump the cheap plastic poppin thing they recently included) ; 5. Tailored, classic, professional jewelry ; 6. Practical items like that mini emergency kit that was in the Nina Garcia box about a year ago (I think that’s where it came from), or shoe cushions for high heels. And yes, books are always good in my book (?). They could even deliver all of the items in a professional reusable document box (along the lines of the Oui Please box) that could subsequently be used to store items in a professional office setting.

      I hate to be so negative but I’m hopeful Covet Crate reads all of these comments from dissatisfied subscribers and takes them to heart. I’m just a bit surprised that they just RAISED the price and this is what they deliver. Yikes.

      • Thumbs down! Hopefully they will listen to suggestions and update the items of this box.

      • I would buy your box! Stylish – yes! Ultra feminine – not in my male dominated profession.

    • I thought the same thing when I saw the spoiler for that headband! I own several Hanky Panky and Victoria’s Secret thongs made from almost the exact same lace. I wouldn’t be able to wear that on my head in public.

    • I am crying over here because of your post. That is the first thing I thought of when I seen that extra florescent green thong. Black maybe but no, bright green on top of it. So funny Ali. I really love the past boxes but this one not so much. It was so expensive tooo. Holy Moly.

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