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Craftly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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Craftly is a lifestyle subscription box that delivers artisan and handcrafted goods from independent artists, small businesses, and mid-to-large scale brands.

Every other month, the Craftly team handpicks 4-5 small-batch surprises to send your way. The website says each box’s value should total around $40.00.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Craftly

The Cost: $29.95 every other month. 3 and 6-box prepaid options are also available.

The Products: 4-5 lifestyle items

Ships to: Worldwide. U.S. for free, everywhere else at additional cost.

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This month’s theme is “Do Good.” All of the items in this month’s box have a charitable aspect about them, which is awesome!

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Inside, Craftly lists out its items, complete with photos.

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There’s some info on a giveaway on the back of the booklet, too.

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This Bar Saves Lives in Madagascar Vanilla Almond and Honey, 1.4 oz. – Listed Value $1.66 (Buy a box of 12 for $19.95 on Thrive Market)

This bar was a huge win for me. The vanilla flavor is deliciously sweet and complemented beautifully by the almond notes in this bar. The crunch provided by the bar’s seeds, nuts, and puffs combined with the gooey sweetness of the honey blend holding it all together makes this bar feel as satisfying as a crispy candy bar.

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But unlike a candy bar, this gluten-free treat is full of healthy ingredients, including Omega-3-filled flax seeds. And for every bar purchased, the company sends food to needy communities around the world.

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Province Apothecary Healing Eczema Balm, 15ml – Value $19.00

When I first looked at this item, my thought was “Wait, but I don’t have eczema!” But in exploring this balm a bit more, I found that it could still be a seriously useful medicine-cabinet staple for my eczema-free skin.

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According to the info card that came with this balm, it’s packed with natural, plant-based ingredients to help heal skin. I’m really into natural beauty and wellness solutions, so I was eager to give this product a shot.

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Again, I don’t have eczema, so I can’t speak to its use in that context. But thanks to a weekend spent in the springtime sun, I do have a patch of sunburned skin on my forehead, and the summer always brings dry skin along my chin and laugh lines. I applied a light layer of this balm to each of those spots before I left for work in the morning. If you go too heavy with this balm, it does leave a little white residue, particularly if you have flaky skin or crevices for it to cling to. While it wasn’t a miracle in terms of smoothing out my skin or providing a lot of moisture, but I noticed that it instantly soothed that tight, irritated feeling that creeps up in those areas. (If you’ve used this product before on actual eczema, please let me know what your experience was in the comments!)

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This Canadian company does good by sourcing ingredients from smaller farms and vendors with ethical practices. They also donate a percentage of sales to the Canadian Organic Growers, the Canadian Honey Council, and 1% for the Planet. Good for your body and good for Earth, too!

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Happy Spritz Breathe Deeply Mini Spray, 1 oz. – Value $13.00

I love scents, but my allergies don’t appreciate having artificial candles or perfumes around. This aromatherapeutic spray from Happy Spritz is made from 100% natural, vegan ingredients and high-quality essential oils (in this case, peppermint oil). The idea of this spray, in particular, is that you spray it around the room when you need to feel refreshed, refocused, or rejuvenated. It’s kind of like aromatherapy coffee. The scent is a bright, herby mint that really did have me opening my eyes a little wider as I started on my workday. I will say that the scent doesn’t linger long (or at least, I went nose blind to it pretty quickly), so I think it’s most effective to spray it when you have a minute to stop, breathe deep, and regroup. If you, for instance, spray it around and keep working, you might not notice and accept the aromas enough to feel their therapeutic effects.

Happy Spritz is serious about animal welfare, using vegan, cruelty-free products in their sprays and raising donations for animal rescue shelters.

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United by Blue Red Rock Bartrams Sock (Women’s) – Value $12.00

The last item in the box is a pair of really cute, minimalist socks from United by Blue. When you sign up for Craftly, you can enter a gender preference—I identified myself as female, so I received a women’s-sized pair of socks. Folks who selected male received a men’s-sized forest-green pair with a triangle design. (Check out the image of the product list to see for yourself!)

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According to the info card, these socks are a nod towards the sandstone peaks of Nevada. The recycled cotton they’re made of is soft but with a rawness that gives them the same snuggly feeling as a favorite knit sweater.

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United by Blue have my favorite do good mission of all—for every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from oceans or other waterways with help from awesome volunteers. How cool is that?

Verdict: This Craftly box contains about $46.00 of products that are made with awesome materials by even cooler companies. I love that everything in this box is connected a to company with a mission that benefits their immediate or global communities. It’s a great reminder that all of us can contribute to the good in the world in large and small ways and that there are a myriad of causes that need (and deserve!) our attention. True—almost $30.00 (with free U.S. shipping) gets you just a handful of items that are on the smaller side. Can you find equivalents to these products at chain stores? Sure, but I doubt they’ll have the same quality of ingredients or materials, nor the charitable aspect that these products do!

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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!

Posted in Craftly Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: craftly | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I can second that the snack bar was very yummy. I opened my box as soon as I got home from work and was of course starving, so I gobbled it down. I would buy more if I ever saw them in stores.

    This was my third (or maybe fourth) Craftly box, and I ended up canceling them after this one. I received four products in each box. While they were always interesting and new brands/items to me, I felt the value just wasn’t there. It was always a little over what I paid, so it’s not like I felt ripped off. But I guess to me, I just would have liked to get at least one more item, or at least a cool hero item, to keep me coming back.

    I’ll have to live vicariously through your reviews on this one from here on out!

  2. Nice box! I’d use everything in there!

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