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Box of Happies Subscription Box Review – September 2016

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Box of Happies is a monthly subscription box for handmade goods. It’s a great way to discover new Etsy artisans.

I kind of like these plastic cases.  They look to be a good size for storing beads or other craft supplies (and goodness knows, I have enough of those…).



This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Box: Box of Happies

The Cost: $29.49 + free shipping. When I played with the shopping cart I was also charged tax but I think that’s because they’re in the same state I am. Save with longer subscriptions

COUPON: Use code HAPPIES to receive a bonus handmade necklace in your first box!

The Products: 4-6 handmade items such as jewelry, stationery, bath/body items, accessories, and more. 

Ships to: US

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Included was an information card listing the items in the box. Also, there was a business card for Box of Happies.


Tea Soap Books Bubble Bath in Pumpkin Juice – Value $2.50

You sometimes get bath and body items in Box of Happies. This is a great scent for fall and I really like the way it smells. It is apparently inspired by Harry Potter (forgive me, it’s been a long time since I read the books so I don’t get the reference.) This is a sample size but I’ve linked to the full-size bottle.

Xplosion Beads Bangle Bracelet – Value $2

The information card lists this at $10 but it is on the Xplosion Beads shop (linked above) for $2. I am not sure if this is a sale price or not but it looks like exactly the same item. I am one of those people who will wear either gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry and this is nice and delicate so it’s a win for me. It’s a little bit big for my wrist, though (I have tiny wrists) so I am going to try to bend it a bit so it stays on better.


Here is a photo of me wearing the bracelet (along with another random bangle I happened to have on when I was taking photos).


Box of Happies Thank You Notes – Value $6

This is an exclusive item. I never have to buy thank you cards anymore, I just use the ones I get from boxes. These are single-sided and they are tasteful and would work to send to anyone.


Box of Happies Necklace – Value $10

This is another exclusive item. It kind of matches the bracelet from last month (although I guess that was gold-tone and this is silver-tone). Anyway, this is delicate and would work alone or layered with other necklaces.

Box of Happies Earrings – Value $6

I think there have been (pierced) earrings in pretty much every Box of Happies I’ve ever received. I am sensitive to nickel but I find I can usually wear the earrings if I put a couple of coats of clear nail polish on the posts/hooks before wearing. These are simple and my hair won’t get caught in them so that’s good.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $27 for the September 2016 Box of Happies. It could be a little higher (as much as $35) depending on whether I caught the bracelet during a temporary markdown. That’s a little low compared to the price of the box but honestly not too bad for a box of handmade goods. If you bought everything individually on Etsy, you’d pay shipping on each purchase, after all. Also, I think the items in this box make nice gifts, even if not everything is your individual taste.

What did you think of the SeptemberBox of Happies? Do you get any artisan or handmade subscriptions?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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