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Box of Happies Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017

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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. 


The box is always protected by an envelope and lots of bubble wrap!


My helper is back!


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 Subscription Box: Box of Happies

The Cost: $29.99/month for a single upcoming month of your choice (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) or $29.49 for a random box from a past month; save with longer subscriptions. You can also add a bar of soap or candle to your box for $6.49, or a piece of jewelry for $8

COUPON: New subscribers, use code HAPPIES to receive a bonus handmade necklace in your first box!

The Products: 3-5 handmade items such as jewelry, stationery, bath/body items, accessories, and more.

Check out all of our Box of Happies reviews or and the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

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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.


Tursi Art Set of Two Hair Pins – Total Value $5.98

Although I am not super into steampunk, the general aesthetic of the TursiArt shop appeals to me (although I find this item extremely strange). Anyway, these are pretty subtle and delicate, which is what I tend to prefer for both hair accessories and jewelry.


Box of Happies Necklace – Listed Value $12

Box of Happies Earrings – Listed Value $8

This is a jewelry-heavy subscription and there are pierced earrings in every box. These are dainty and I like how the heart theme is not too obvious. The necklace is pretty long (I didn’t undo the clasp to put it on, but I have a small head) and the earrings are quite dainty. I have some clear nail polish drying on the posts right now because I have no idea what the metal composition is, but coating the posts allows me to wear most earrings safely despite my nickel allergy.


Geeker Gadgets Floppy Disk Notebook – Value $3

My husband and I both had the same reaction here and wondered if the disks were still readable. (But we no longer have anything that reads floppies in the house.) This is basically just a pad of post-it notes attached to some floppy disks that have been connected together with spiral wire binding. You can make it stand up (I didn’t realize this when I was taking photos) by flipping both disks around to the back, which actually makes it a bit more useful to me.


Here is a peek at the notepad inside.


Box of Happies Magnetic Framed Print – Listed Value $8

The top item in the picture is the magnetic frame.  I wasn’t getting a clear picture with the print in there so I slid it out. You could just as easily stick your own photo in there if you wanted.


And if you were curious, here are some of my past Box of Happies containers in use. I think I need to separate the copper wire into two of these so I can actually close them. The anti-tarnish tabs work a lot better that way!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $37 for the February 2017 Box of Happies. That’s a pretty good value for this subscription. I liked how the jewelry items were on the more delicate side this month (I guess they usually are) and I’m happy to have discovered a couple of new artisans. Plus, everything in this box is always nicely packaged for gifting if it isn’t to your taste.

What did you think of the February Box 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).

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.


  1. Ugh. My Box of Junk grab bags arrived today. Luckily I am having lunch this week with a friend who has an 8 year old daughter. I will give it all to her.

    • What all did you get? I got a ring…druzy earrings…wishbone necklace…magnetic frame and “seed bombs”.

      • I also got the wishbone necklace and magnetic frame and ring … and it goes downhill from there. I got 2 grab bags and one is a little better than the other. There’s an eiffel tower necklace and print that’s kind of cute, plus a cute but very low quality necklace and earrings set made from a paper print. It rounds out with another kid ring and a key chain and a small pot of bubble bath. I would have been thrilled with Druzy earrings.

  2. Has anyone who ordered one of their grab bags had it ship yet? I ordered 3 weeks ago and no shipping yet. They also haven’t replied to an email I sent them asking about it last week.

    • Not yet. I’ve been coming back to this review to see if anyone has gotten their grab bag, I ordered one the end of February. I just sent them a message thru their online contact form, I’ll let you know what they say. I would love to get those hairpins

      • I still have not heard back from customer service about shipping, I sent them a message a week ago. It’s been almost a month since I ordered.

        • I received my grab bag today, when will I learn?!?! I got the magnetic picture frame from the review above, a small bar of soap, an adjustable ring with a big plastic pink flower on it, and a blue flower fridge magnet.

    • I ordered one at the end of February and haven’t received it yet. I did find a review that said it takes about four weeks to receive it. So I’m hoping to get it by the end of March!

      • Follow up: I received it today!!! Yay!

    • I’m still waiting for mine too.

    • I ordered mine Feb 27th and am still waiting as well. Also no response to the email I sent them a week ago asking about the status. Definitely not a good customer experience. I’d been considering trying the subscription, but based on this I won’t be. If I still haven’t heard anything by the 1st week of April, I’m disputing the charge with my credit card company. 🙁

      • I received my Box of Happies mystery bag today! Yay! Thank goodness! I had ordered it on 2-27-17.

  3. Oh my goodness, is that your new kitty??? I haven’t looked at your cat posts recently (😕) but your kitty looks just like my childhood cat! He’ll be 23 this year. The steampunk pins are definitely different, I wouldn’t know what to do with them, lol

  4. I would use the hairpins as a page marker in my journal, traveler’s notebook, planner, etc

  5. I like these items and ordered 2 of their $10 grab bags of 4 item each with free shipping. Hopefully I will get some good stuff!

    • I did too.. *fingers crossed*

      • Me three! I ordered two of the grab bags at the beginning of the month. I haven’t received my tracking yet, but I’m not so patiently waiting. I can’t wait to see what I get!

    • I ordered one too! Will you all post when you receive your bag and let us know what was in it?!? I’m excited!

  6. I’m not really into steampunk stuff either, but those hair pins are calling to me. I may need to buy some!

  7. Omg the poop pin!


    • Ugh! I can almost smell the picture.

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