My Purrfect Gift Box is a UK-based box of cat-themed gifts. Choose from LITE (2-3 gifts), STANDARD (3-5 gifts), and STANDARD + Gifts for Kitty. You can also purchase one-time boxes in their shop.
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: My Purrfect Gift Box
The Cost: $65.04 at the current exchange rate, including shipping for STANDARD + Gifts for Kitty on a month-to-month basis. Save with longer subscriptions, and the LITE and STANDARD boxes have lower base prices. (This is a good time to go for it if you are thinking about subscribing to any UK-based boxes since the pound is down right now.)
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!
The Products: Cat-themed gifts including jewelry, accessories, wearables, items for the home, office supplies, artwork, and more, plus gifts for your kitty (if you choose the Gifts for Kitty option).
Ships to: UK, US (email them for a shipping quote and/or to discuss options before ordering if you are outside the UK or US)
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Included was an information card with a list of the items for the month. This month’s theme was “Head to the Beach.” (Note: This is the June box. This subscriptions ships from the UK so it took a little longer to get to me. Also, I had to go pick this up at the post office since a signature was required. So if you are not usually at home, you may want to have it delivered to your workplace.)
Although a lot of the items are custom-made for the box, the makers are selling similar items on Etsy. So I have usually linked to their Etsy shops and taken the values from similar items.
There was also an advertisement for a product that is supposed to keep your cat from scaling the backyard fence and escaping, but I think this is a UK-only offer.
Sunglass Case – Value $8.99
Cat Eye Sunglasses – Value $10 (?)
I always forget I can wear sunglasses since I am using contacts these days. I think I will remember for these, though. I have always liked this shape of lenses. And the case is perfect for keeping them safe in my purse.
Cotton Tote – Value $9.53
I’m probably not going to the beach anytime soon, but this will be useful carrying day-to-day items around. Plus, you know, it’s got a picture of cats on it.
Colorful Cats Luggage Tags – Value $7
I don’t have a good luggage tag. And these are bright, so they will make my plain black suitcase stand out on airport baggage carousels.
Cat Candy Toy – Value $5.25
This is from a UK brand so it’s not something we would’ve gotten to experience, normally. It’s a bit large for my kitties, but it has RIBBONS, so they like it.
Catnip Lip Balm – Value $3.95
This is a thick lip balm and it’s pretty moisturizing. It’s a little minty. I’m not sure catnip is my favorite flavor, but my cats did sniff me a lot when I had this on, so that was funny.
Encore 100% Natural Cat Food – Value $2
I took the value from the information card here since this is a non-US brand. My cats pretty much inhaled this.
Mason and Cash Ceramic Cat Bowl - Value $7.91
This is cute and I will be needing a new cat bowl soon (my reward for losing weight is going to be a new cat and I am only 12 pounds away from my goal right now…).
And now for the kitty photos…
Checking out the catnip lip balm.
Playing with the ribbon from the packaging materials.
Hanging out in a sunny spot with the cat toy.
Devouring the kitty food sample.
Angrily watching the other kitties eat the food sample. (Mr. Kitty can’t have fish due to his IBD so I had to keep him away from the food.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $54.63 for the June 2016 My Purrfect Gift Box. This is somewhat under the cost of the box plus shipping to the US, and this box is probably a considerably better deal if you are a customer in the UK. There was a little bit of a mismatch between prices quoted on the information card and what I actually found some of the Etsy items selling for, but the card was probably printed before the Brexit vote! (And there may have been July 4th sales going on when I was looking up items, as well, plus many of the Etsy merchants were in the US and would’ve had to ship the items overseas to be packed into the boxes.) At any rate, if you bought from each of the Etsy merchants individually, you’d have to pay shipping that amounts to more than the difference between the calculated value and the box price. So you will kind of have to make your own value judgment on whether that is worth it to you or not. I did think all the items were fun and fit the theme, and my cats had fun with the box contents as well!
What do you think of My Purrfect Gift Box? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?