Our Southern Hearts Box Review + Coupon – November 2016


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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!

Read our review to see what's inside the November 2016 Our Southern Hearts box!

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.)

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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!

Read our review to see what's inside the November 2016 Our Southern Hearts box!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Read our review to see what's inside the November 2016 Our Southern Hearts box!

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!

Read our review to see what's inside the November 2016 Our Southern Hearts box!

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!

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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!

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Porcelain Salt Cellar and Gold Tipped Spoon by Honeycomb Studio – Value $25.00

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!

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The pencil-like lettering on this ivory piece is so cute! It’s quirky and laid-back, which is perfect for my decorating style.

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The bowl is asymmetrical so that you can run the little spoon up the back when scooping.

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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?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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9 Comments

  1. I receive this box! Love it! They actually focus on items that are handmade in the South by small, Southern businesses, more so than stereotypical Southern type items.

  2. Nothing to do with the south at all. Weird curation of disparate stuff.

    • It’s all handmade stuff from people living in the South. How is that not southern? We don’t all like kitschy ugly stuff. I think the items are lovely.

      • Mulling Spices originated in Europe.

        Texas Market does a great Region Specific Box. Georgia crafted is another excellent box. Both those 2 boxes have very nice curation that are specific to those areas.

        Guess it depends on what the target market is for this box. — Hate to say it reminds me of a generic lifestyle box, yet not curated well. There is so much potential for this box. Ad peaches or something distinct to Mulling Spices that would make it seem more southish. Instead of a salt dish, ad a candy dish with candy made in the south, leave out the hair ties unless there is a beauty product made in the south.

        The items are fine ….. yet the curation is off, When I buy boxes the main reason I buy them is for curation, when I am buying a region specific box I expect certain things I can not find anywhere else and unfortunately the items in this box are oridary.

        • The insert included in the box actually explains the significance of each of the items. Also, they seem to focus more on items made by Southern artisans, and supporting small business. Every box can’t have peaches and mason jars in it. Also, check out reviews for the October Box, it was really great! Also, mulling wine and cider is pretty popular in the South! 😉

  3. I dont think of any of the above items as being southern. Especially not the mulking spices. Hair ties seem weird in this box. They need to improve on their curation a lot before i would even consider subscribing.

  4. I agree, this does seem like a fresh take on Southern style.

    • I’m from Pennsylvania, and I’ll admit that I don’t usually go for “Southern” things because the traditional (or maybe “stereotypical” is a better word) Southern aesthetic (I think lace and lemonade and barbecue and rocking chairs) isn’t up my alley. But that’s why I love this box so much – it has a younger, more modern feel to it, but the items still have little winks of that old-school Southern charm. What kind of items did you wish were in this box? I’m interested to hear the different perspectives!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      • Being from the South, this is exactly what I was hoping for! I’ve received all 3 boxes, and everything has been great! They are all Southern made things, without being cliche’. Also, each box is really different as well, which I really like. It is advertised as a lifestyle box, with Southern made artisan goods, and i think some people might not realize that, and are thinking it should be full of very overtly Southern things. Of all of them though, the October one was my favorite!

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