Mostess Box Subscription Review + Coupon – Winter 2016
Mostess is a subscription box for people who love to entertain! It’s a seasonal package filled with curated party items and ideas to help you host beautiful gatherings.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This was one of my favorite unboxing experiences – such fabulous packaging!
And here is everything unpacked:
The Subscription Box: Mostess
The Cost: $120
FLASH DEAL – Use coupon code MSA5 for for $5 off and free shipping, with guaranteed delivery before Christmas (Expires Monday at midnight EST.)
The Products: “4-6 handpicked and perfectly coordinated items that you can use to host a gathering in your home. Items could include cocktail ingredients, decorative items, snacks, stationery, and more.”
Ships to: US only, for free
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Each box comes with a booklet full of info on the items included.
They also include entertaining tips:
And cocktail recipes:
Lots of warm beverage and cocktail recipes!
Now, onto the items!
Viski Belmont Gold Cocktail Shaker – Value $32
This cocktail is stunning! (I love all things gold, so I’m a little biased here.)
It’s made with stainless steel, and also comes with a matching strainer:
Viski Belmont Julep Strainer – Retail Value $15
Again, this is made with stainless steel and looks fab with the cocktail shaker. (I wish these pieces were dishwasher safe, but I think that’s pretty much impossible with a gold finish like this.)
Buttermilk No. 7 Yuletide Old Fashioned – Value $15
First, I love the look of this bottle! The label and bottle give it such a classic feel – and it looks so nice on our bar cart!
The flavor is excellent, too. It’s a mix of Burnt Golden Cane Sugar, Water, Fresh Orange Peel, Molasses, Dried Sour Cherries, Spices, Cinchona Bark, Gentian Root, and Tartaric Acid.
It’s not overly sweet and it paired really well with almond milk (I made my cocktail dairy free), cinnamon, and a little bourbon:
This was Mostess Warm Up drink (from their included cocktail recipes) – it works with or without the alcohol, and you can top it with whipped cream, too! (This drink seriously makes me want to sit next to a fire and watch Netflix all day!)
And we used the cinnamon sticks in this box to garnish the drinks.
Pepper Creek Farms Cinnamon Sticks – Value $5
No surprise, these smell wonderful! Mostess suggests using them as additional flavoring for drinks, and they also work as stirrers.
8 Oak Lane Holiday Stag Bottle Stopper – Value $15?
(I’m guessing on the value since I can’t find this exact item on the 8 Oak Lane site.)
More gold tone barware! This one feels very appropriate for winter, too. Here it is in action:
8 Oak Lane Coasters – Value $16
These festive coasters have gold metallic detail in the text and edges.
I love that these are great for the holidays, and will work year-round, too. (Especially perfect for New Year’s Eve!)
(And of course, since these have metallic accents, they are handwash only and not microwave safe.)
Mostess Signature Blanket Scarf – Value $25
(I linked to a similar scarf for the value.)
This is a HUGE scarf that can actually work as a blanket, tablecloth, etc.
And it looks great as a scarf, too. Mostess included styling tips for using the blanket scarf:
I think the oversized bow on a wreath is such a simple and smart idea!
Verdict: I think Mostess does an excellent job at curation, setting a scene, and inspiring you with lots of tips, recipes, and ideas. This box makes me want to have a holiday party! The value works out to about $123, which isn’t too much higher than the cost of the box. I wouldn’t recommend this box if you are looking for something high value, but if you are looking for a special quarterly box that is very thoughtful, I think Mostess is great. (And this box would make a fabulous gift – the presentation is A+!)
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