Our Southern Hearts Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
Our Southern Hearts is a unique, lifestyle subscription box that features products made exclusively by Southern artisans and craftsmen. Every month, you will be treated to handmade accessories for you and your home, tasty treats, beauty products, and more!
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: Our Southern Hearts
The Cost: $39.95 a month. You can also save a bit by choosing a 3 Month Prepay plan for $115.00 ($38.33 per box), 6 Month Prepay plan for $225.00 ($37.50 per box), or 12 Month Prepay plan for $445.00 ($37.08 per box).
COUPON: Now through 1/10/2017, use code MSAJAN to save $6 off the January box
The Products: Home items, treats, and accessories handmade by southern artisans.
Ships to: U.S. only, for free!
Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Our Southern Hearts to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month has a theme: Thanksgiving: Behind the Scenes. The items listed here all nod to the different moments of the day, not just the big meal. What a cute idea!
No Strings Attached Hair Elastics – Value $5.25
I love this kind of hair tie! These ribbon-like ties help your hair avoid the ponytail dent that so many elastics leave. Plus the fall gold, bronze, and purple-y gray colors in this set are so pretty.
These hair ties are literally tied in the back. They knots are secure, though, so don’t worry about them unraveling. They also add a cute flair to your ‘do.
As luck would have it, I did the big chop (as in super-short fall pixie cut) a few weeks before getting this box, so no cute ponytails for me. But here’s the thing! These hair ties are so pretty, I’ve been wearing a few at a time on my wrist as bracelets. They add a nice little pop of shimmery color to my ensemble, and I’m set when a friend inevitably asks for a hair tie!
Cotton Flour Sack Towel by The High Fiber – Value $12.00
This lightweight, rustic towel can be used as a dish or tea towel, or you can lay it down as an accent for your table.
It’s very soft, and the pattern is really pretty. I’ll admit, at first glance, I thought they were little gold smooches! (Which would’ve been totally cute.) But upon further inspection, I realize they’re pretty feather hoops. Love that!
Right now, I have this towel draped over an end table, sort of like a mini table cloth. I love the interest it gives to my space while keeping the surface safe and sound.
KTeas Classic Warm Mulling Spices – Value $5.00
I had never mulled before, so I was excited to find this spice mix in the box. I didn’t realize how many different things you can mull, including cider, plain water… lemonade even!
I chose to use this spice sachet in wine. I tied it tight and dropped it into a simmering pot of red. I stirred it in a bit, as the sachet had a tendency to float. At first, I was worried it wasn’t doing much, but after the recommended 30 minutes of steeping, my whole house smelled absolutely amazing. Fruity, warm, earthy… so delicious!
The flavor of the finished product was lovely, but I think the best part was the aroma. It was like the best fall candle ever. The whole experience was so easy. I’m going to get hooked on this mulling thing!
I’m so not sophisticated when it comes to my kitchen, so most of my salt lives in a package in my cupboard. But now that this salt cellar is on the table (literally), I’m going to start storing my salt like a real gourmand!
The pencil-like lettering on this ivory piece is so cute! It’s quirky and laid-back, which is perfect for my decorating style.
The bowl is asymmetrical so that you can run the little spoon up the back when scooping.
The spoon has a little pencil-like circle in the center and a gold-tipped handle. It’s so simple, but elegant at the same time. Pieces like this are the kind of thing I’d never go looking for myself, but it’s such a delightful addition to my counter!
Verdict: Our Southern Hearts was absolutely delightful! When I think “southern”, I imagine rustic, down-home items—fun, but not something I’d really consider getting a subscription to. But oh my gosh, this box represents such a fresh, unique perspective on southern crafts. The items are modern and beautifully made, and fairly priced for their quality. The box is worth about $47.25, which is above the $39.95 price. I’m so happy with this lovely box!
What’s your favorite item in the Our Southern Hearts box?