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Breo Box Subscription Review + Coupon – Summer 2017

Breo Box (regularly $139/quarter) is a new quarterly lifestyle subscription box. Their box focuses on “health & fitness and everyday lifestyle essentials.” Receive a handcrafted customized wood box each quarter with 6-9 essential products selected for the season.

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: Breo Box

The Cost: $139

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $15 off your first box!

The Products: Receive a handcrafted customized wood box each quarter with 6-9 essential products. Each box is also carefully curated to provide products that are fitting to the season.

Check out all of our Breo Box reviews!

This box comes with a card detailing the items included:

Now, on to the items!


FujiFilm Instax Mini 70 Camera – Retail Value $139

Pretty amazing that with this camera and the film that goes with it, you’re already over the cost of the box!

And how adorable is this camera? I’ve always wanted one of these Instax cameras, and I’m thrilled to see it in Breo Box!

It’s super easy to use, and all automatic – no worries about messing up a picture. There’s even a selfie mode to make sure you take great selfies! (And there’s a little mirror on the front of the camera so you can make sure you are in the frame!)

The mode button on the top lets you switch up the modes (landscape, macro, etc.). There’s also a selfie timer button.

FujiFilm Instax Mini Color Film (2 Pack) – Value $15

This set includes 20 photos total. Here are a few photos we took with the lovely model, Penelope:

As you can see, you can get lots of different results depending on the modes you use!

(If you are looking for ways to display your photos, Urban Outfitters has cute Instax Mini frame options!)

Sondergut Travel Chess/Checkers – Value $40

This suede roll is a travel checker and chess set in one:

At the end of the roll is a section to store the game pieces:

On one side of the chips are chess piece illustrations:

So you’re good to go for checkers:

Or chess:

This roll-up game is well-made, and I think it’s such a unique item to put in a subscription box, too. Now I really want a relaxing summer day where I can use it!

The Findables Company XY3 – Value $25

My husband Eric already has one of these, and he’s a fan!

It’s a little Bluetooth keychain you can attach to anything you don’t want to lose:

It comes with an extra replaceable battery, too.

So, you could attach it to your keys, and get alerted by the app on your phone anytime you are leaving the proximity of your keys. (And you can also use it to find your phone! By clicking the button part, your phone will ring, even if it is on silent mode.)

The only caveat is that you have to have to install the (free) app and keep it running at all times to use these features.

S’well Stainless Steel 17 oz Water Bottle – Value $35

A subscription box can’t go wrong putting a S’well bottle in a box, right?

I love the sleek design, and it keeps liquids cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours.

HyperChiller – Value $35

It’s official – Breo Box finds the most interesting products for their boxes! This HyperChiller can chill coffee by 130 degrees in a minute! It has two stainless steel layers that will surround the hot liquid and chill it.

You fill the smaller stainless steel container and the black plastic container with water, then freeze. After it’s frozen, you’ll pour coffee, tea, liquor, etc over the top lid and it will chill in about a minute!

The height fits under our Keurig, too! (And I was so pleasantly surprised to see that all parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe!)

No ice/water dilution here! What a perfect summer box item!

Sur La Table Rosle Cheese Cleaver – Value $23

This cheese cleaver is made of stainless steel, and it is dishwasher safe. It’s great for all types of medium cheese. (Yes, I just had to look up what is a medium cheese.)

And to go with the cheese cleaver, we have a wooden board:

100% American Walnut Host Board – Value $45

This board measures about 12″ by 8″ and is perfect for serving cheese, crackers, and any other kind of app! There’s no branding on this tray, but it feels and looks like a quality piece!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $357! At the $139 price, (without our coupon), I think the value is great. I’m so impressed with the quality and curation of this box – every single item is impressive. And the wooden box itself is really well made and a great storage box.

And there are so many unique items in this box! Sometimes I feel like I’ve seen a lot of repeat items in subscription boxes, but not with Breo Box!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Comments (97)

  1. When will they have fall spoilers? Don’t they start shipping in September?

    • I put my subscription on hold until I see a spoiler…. I LOVED SUMMER, but not every box is a fit…. so, please, can we have a sneak peek!! 🙂

      • I don’t understand why they haven’t released a spoiler yet. Another box I get released one in july. The first two boxes weren’t for me either but this last one was amazing and so glad I got it before it sold out. I just won’t commit to the next one without a spoiler. I’ve contacted them a couple of times and they kept telling me “soon” but soon is long gone. I wonder if they are having trouble getting items for the box and putting it together because it is odd that they haven’t released a spoiler yet.

      • Well, if you look at the date the Summer spoiler came out, it was 6/15, and then boxes started shipping on 6/21, so might be a while before they release anything.

  2. I finally got my box yesterday – I HOPE I don’t get forgotten about as far as the cheese board goes as it is something I was really looking forward to.

    Like others, my box came broken, but It’s repairable. Everything in the box is high quality and ALL of it will be put to good use. I’m happy to finally have it (well 90% of it) in my possession.

  3. I finally asked them to send my box without the cutting board and send the cutting board later. Summer will be long over by the time this box comes at this rate! This is my first box with them, and I’m not sure I’ll continue!

    • I did the same, I want my camera for a trip next weekend. I told them to ship it on Monday, they created the label immediately afterwards and there it sat until today, It’s finally on the way.

      They actually called me on a Saturday afternoon a couple weekends ago when I sent another e-mail out which was pretty impressive – explained everything, but yea, it’s still disappointing. I’m not going to cancel just yet, but I am going to be watching for fall spoilers very closely.

    • I should have asked the same… instead I said to ship all contents together. Owell! I did order it for a birthday, but now it’s almost 1 month past that, I guess I’d just wait longer :\

  4. Aw bummer this box is sold out! Does anyone know if this sub will be like popsugar and go back and fourth from being sold out to having a seasonal boxes when they come available? I really hope so!

  5. Received my summer box and absolutely LOVE it – but unfortunately the actual wooden box was split at one of the corners 🙁

    I’ve been trying to send a message to Breo, but having issues with the “contact us” form… it won’t accept my name or email for some reason?

    • Randi, oddly enough I received my box today too and ABSLUTELY LOVE IT….. – but unfortunately the actual wooden box is ALSO split at one of the corners…. top right…. split all the way down…. 🙁 I have tried to use their contact form previously and ran into the same problem…. I may not sweat the box cause the contents ROCK….. keep us posted….. 🙂

      • that is so weird bc I’m 99% positive that mine was the top right corn that was split too – I wonder if it was the cutting board bc it was in there pretty snug.

        I used their “contact us” form a couple weeks ago and it was completely fine (but I didn’t get a response… not that my message needed a response, but I thought I might get one still)

      • ….. they’ve been really good at responding to people on here…. !!! …. Happy 4th to all!!! ……. best box EVER!!!!! 🙂

  6. I can’t wait to get a spoiler for the Fall box!

  7. I just ordered this today too, and now I see on the website that the summer box is sold out. 🙁 So I will probably contact them to cancel. Obviously demand was more than expected, but I wish there had been a warning that it was going to sell out. I read from their cs in the comments here that it would be available through August 24 (or “when it sells out”) but between now and Aug 24th is a HUGE gap in time. I waited until today when I got paid, but would have ordered it sooner if I’d known these were close to selling out. :-‘(

  8. I’m loving the unique and interesting curation of this box! I just subscribed hoping for this exact box. When I signed up the banner at the top said it was for the Summer box. And now, an hour later it says they’re sold out and pre-ordering Fall. Aaah! I hope I’m in for the Summer one! Based on past boxes, I should have just gone for an Annual since it’s SO perfect for my husband and I. Can’t wait!

    • If you signed before the banner said sold out then your getting the Summer box!!!! 🙂

  9. Just signed up and can’t wait to get my box. My sister purchased it as well and once I saw all the products and the cute hand made box in person I new I was a goner. I even thought of getting two boxes for the Bluetooth keychain because my daughter and I are always losing our phone and keys and I know she will take the one in box but for now I have talked myself out of a second box. I am just as excited to use the empty box for storage. Way to go Breo for putting out such an AWESOME box! You are my new favorite subscription.

  10. Wow I am really thinking of subscribing, hoping that the camera might be in blue!
    My daughter’s 21st birthday is in a few weeks and I think that she would absolutely love to have that!
    Does anyone think that the camera might be available in blue??

    • Linda, there are a lot of comment here so to save you a bit of time…… someone inquired about a blue one……. Breo Box cameras will ALL be yellow!! ……… a great fun color….. I so love everything in this box…. unique “boutique” box!! Hope you enjoy….. if you take the plunge!! 🙂

  11. I’ve never heard of it before but this box looks amazing! I think fall would be perfect for a an outdoor/autumn/tailgating box or a kitchen/entertaining/home box for Thanksgiving!

  12. Light on the fitness and heavy on the fun gadgets.

  13. I got a shipping confirmation last Friday… but as of today, it still only says “shipping label” created… box has not been accepted by FedEx…. wondering why the delay ?? …. tried to inquire via email to the company but would not let me actually “send”…. hard box to wait on!!! 🙂

  14. Has anyone who ordered this box last week gotten a shipping notice? I thought I saw somewhere boxes would ship 1-3 days after payment but I haven’t heard anything since I placed my order last Thursday. Was hoping to get the Instax in time for campjng this weekend! 🙁

    • I ordered last week, they said it would take 3 days to ship and I haven’t received any updates or shipping notices. I went to check my order page and it has no information. Disappointed. I’m trying to reach them.

    • I’m also waiting on response – sent them a message (it’s been 6 days since i signed up!) but now word yet… Even a “we’re swamped and there are delays!” email would be appreciated!

      • I actually had an email in my inbox from a question I asked before I purchased it and wrote them directly from that. I told them that I saw someone else say they bought the box when I did and it said 3 days to ship and neither of us received anything or any notices. He wrote me back and told me the box was so popular that they are behind on inventory. So basically they don’t have all the items and I’m a bit skeptical now that they will actually get everything. He told me mine was going out in the third shipment and it would be about 10 days from now. I’m really disappointed and am not holding my breath. I don’t know if you are familiar with the fiasco that was Little Lace Box but I’m having flashbacks!!! I saw someone else who posted that she just bought the box, about a week after me, and she got a notice it was going to ship. Messed up. I wanted the camera for my daughter to bring to summer camp. Anyway, that’s the update that I have and wanted to share it with you.

      • Update: they are working with me since this is a gift for my daughter who is leaving for the summer and trying to get it to me. I apologize for being skeptical. They have great customer service. I just really am traumatized by the Little Lace Box experience.

      • Update: got a couple emails! Really glad to hear from them, and looking forward to getting my box in a couple weeks 🙂

    • just an update: I ordered on 6/22 and finally got the shipping info today. it’s supposed to arrive on 7/7 for me and i’m on the west coast.

      • I ordered 6/22 and still haven’t gotten a shipping notice. 🙁

        They did respond to me and tell me that they were out of stock and that they’d do their best to get me in the next shipment (which obviously they didn’t) and that the next shipment would be today or Friday I guess.

        Pretty disappointing. With the cash I dropped I definitely expected a quicker turn around time.

      • Same here! I just sent them another email to confirm. I am waiting for this box to arrive because it is going to be my husband’s birthday gift! 🙁

      • update: says it just got picked up today and will be delivered by 7/12.

      • I placed my order on the same day – June 22 – still no shipping update! I got several emails from them saying it will be shipped out soon…. the latest saying last week… apparently it’s some mishap with the cutting board. :\

  15. Just subscribed for a year. Couldn’t get the code to work, but it’s still worth it! Really nicely done!

  16. I was so excited to sub to this box that I completely forgot to put in the promo code! This box is amazing and it may have me cancelling a couple of other boxes just have been a bit meh the past couple of seasons. This is how it’s done, other sub boxes should take notice.

    • Hi Kim!

      We’re so excited that you subscribed, that we’re going to add that promo code in for you 🙂

      Can’t wait for you to get it and please share on social media! @breobox #breobox

      aleks // brēō box

      • Wow! That is so kind of you! Now, if we could just figure out instant shipping…

      • aleks,

        I also subscribed and couldn’t use the coupon. Can you also add the promo code?

        Thanks in advance!

  17. Would get this for $80-$100, but not more. It’s all novelty/niche stuff.

  18. Pure awesomeness. Subscribed!

  19. If anybody would like to swap the chess/checkers set, I know my husband would absolutely ♥ it. I linked my profile so you can click on my name.

  20. Hi, I just subscribed because I wanna give the box to my hubby as a birthday gift. I am thinking about subscribing for a year (or even longer) so he will be able to receive gifts for the entire year. However, I did not do the annual subscription because I am worried that he may not be a fan of some of the boxes (for example the coffee themed one). Is it possible for us to skip a box occasionally (if we see the spoiler and do not like it) and how can we do it? Thanks a lot!

    • Yes, even on an annual you may skip boxes 🙂

      An annual means 4 total boxes shipped

      Aleks // brēō box

  21. oh man oh man. Usually I don’t do expensive boxes, but this might make me cave. My daughter has been wanting one of those cameras–too bad it’s not blue. Hubs was just talking about those key fobs. And I want a new cutting board so much. I might have to try to fit this in the budget, because wowza.

  22. I want this box and would use everything except for the chiller. The curation is excellent, however, I’m not going to purchase because it’s over my normal comfort level $100 price point. Granted it’s not much over but I can’t get pass that extra $39. My mind tells me quarterly boxes should be $100 to stay within the acceptable risk factor range.

    I’ll keep my eyes on the reviews each month so keep them coming Liz 🙂

  23. Question- with this box are you able to skip a box or would you have to unsubscribe to not get a box? I would be interested in purchasing a subscription and love this edition but a box like the last one would have been a miss since I don’t drink coffee and have a limited amount of people to gift items to that are coffee drinkers. If I was able to skip a box based upon that season’s spoiler I would likely purchase the annual rather than the seasonal. Thanks!

    • Hi Laurabeth!

      Yes, you have the ability to skip a box 🙂

      Aleks|breo box

    • It’s really easy to skip a box online on your account. I love subs with easy online management tools and this is definitely one of the.

  24. If anyone is going to list their XY Findables thingee for swap please let me know. Click on my name for my swap listings.

  25. Omg this is one of the best boxes I’ve ever seen. I’m sooo impressed. Great, now I have to convince my hubby that I need another one…lol

  26. I looked at this and their past boxes, canceled my PopSugar, and subscribed. When you average it over 3 months, it’s about the same price for much more interesting items that I’ll actually use, as opposed to fun things that are often kind of useless and will eventually just clutter my house. I would actually buy most of these items in a store if they were as cheap as they are averaged out over the total cost of the box. The chiller, object finder, and cutting board by themselves are worth the price.

    (Although I’ll have to see how I feel about using a camera that has actual film. I haven’t done that since third grade.)

    • I’m thinking camera for my elderly father. He doesn’t use a smartphone (and I’m not even going to try and show him how!) It’s small enough for him to take places and a great way to get new pics of his great grandson to show off to his friends.

      • The pictures are so much smaller than I realized! They are only about 1.5 x 2.5! Still, it’s a great idea and I can look around for one that prints a bit bigger pictures. I love the idea though of something small

  27. My oldest is leaving for camp in about 2 weeks and I can send so many of these items with her to keep her and cabin mates entertained. I’m going to have to subscribe to it!

  28. Liz, thank you for posting that very first AMAZING spoiler…. that was IT for me…. now I can’t wait for my Breo box to get here….. this is by far “to me” the very best quarterly box out there……… can we say PERFECT to get and to gift…. 🙂 …… and I have noticed they are quick to respond to all questions ….. CS rocks too!!! YAY!!!

  29. Nice box. I just have too many boxes right now to make the large purchase. I will keep my eye on this box when I cancel some of my others and may add on. I wish it was in the $50-$75 range. But it’s def. worth the price. 😉

  30. This box looks great ! I never spent that much on a box , but I had to do it . I’m so excited to receive it !

  31. Wow! What an incredible box! I’m jumping on this one – everything in this box is something my husband and I would get plenty of use out of.

    The Instax is something I’ve been debating on for a while, my BFF has one and absolutely loves it. The travel chess/checkers set will be a perfect addition to our camping games, the Findables is something I’ll get plenty of use out of as I’m regularly putting my phone down in rando places in the house and end up spending 15 minutes trying to find it (and calling it won’t do anything because I always have it set to vibrate or silent), Swell bottles are well…swell, the HYPERCHILLER is something I’ve been wanting since CHRISTMAS and the cheese board and knife are something we’ve been wanting for a while, to be fancy cheese connoisseurs of course.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a box so perfectly tailored to me and with such a great value. Really excited about this!

  32. Well, I bought it. I have been wanting that camera for so long and now I’ll have one. Yellow is so cheery. I’m glad to see they threw in extra film. I’ve seen some very cute film such as Gudetama and Hello Kitty. I literally put the Tile Mate in my Amazon cart last night so that saved me $25. If I had a dollar for every time my son said “have you seen my [phone, wallet, keys]” I’d be very rich. So I thought I’d try the Tile Mate out. Now I don’t need to. I haven’t been this excited for a box for a while. No, that’s not true, Robb Vices from April was pretty freaking awesome.

    Its rare to get a box where, not only will I use every item, but I love every item. Liz (and Breo), you guys made my day!

  33. Amazing box. I thought they only had a few boxes left and that was weeks ago. I can definitely get this exact box? I really want it. I knew I should have bought it back when there was a $35 off coupon. I was just afraid it would be all coffee.

    • Hi Zo!

      You didn’t miss anything, the $35 was a promotion on our Spring box 🙂

      The Summer box just debuted yesterday and will be available until Aug 24th, or when it sells out


      Aleks // brēō box

      • Hi Aleks ….. I stalk this site…… I don’t know how I missed that promotion…. OR, maybe I wasn’t intrigued enough until I saw the spoiler for this box…. That promotion long past?? 🙁 ……….

      • As they said, it was for the spring box. It’s pretty clear that the current promotion for the summer box is the $15 off with MSA15.

      • Thank you Amber…. I’m QUITE clear on the current promotion being for the summer box…..I DID subscribe… the question asked was is the spring box still available for purchase to new subscribers/anyone with any type of promo?? ……. “a sale on the spring box” if you will….

    • I think we might have one spring box left…send me an email if you want to get it [email protected]

      No specific promos on the Spring box but I might be able to work something out 🙂

      Aleks // brēō box

  34. Wow!!! This is one of the best boxes i’ve seen this year! I can honestly say ill use everything in this box.

    Breo you just got yourself a new subscriber! Cant wait to see what future boxes will bring!

    *Fingers crossed for more kitchen gadgets/home goods*

  35. I can’t do it, but wow this is a great curation for a box!!! Maybe next time, I definitely have FOMO.

  36. This box looks amazing! I’ll be signing up when I get home from work!

    • Hi Shay,

      Don’t forget to use promo MSA15! Happy to have you as a member 🙂

      Chadi-brēō box

  37. So I noticed that the first box reviewed notes this as a “health & fitness and everyday lifestyle essentials box for men,” but the second and now this (third) review has dropped the “for men.” Is that a conscious/intentional decision based on a change in curation? These last two boxes do seem more gender neutral than the first, but I’m wondering if that will hold true for future boxes. (If it’s still a box marketed more towards men, it also explains the lack of color options for the camera and presumably the water bottle. lol).

    • Hi Jenn,

      You are correct, we decided after our first box to become a box that suits both women and men. That will hold true for all future boxes.

      Chadi-brēō box

  38. Just wanted to chime in that this company is AWESOME! Their CS is second to none. I had gotten their first 2 boxes (which were fab btw) i only had to unsub for this box cause my hubby was laid off. I am having serious fomo right now 🙁 but i will be back, im hoping for fall. If you had any doubts, hop on this sub immediately, as you wont be sorry 🙂

  39. Oh wow!!! After being disappoint with FFF and BoS this box really makes me excited. I think I am going to have to subscribe to this box, since it is so incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone know how fast these sell out.

  40. This is a fantastic box! Wow! There’s not a single gong I don’t love ❤️

    • *thing. Lol. Not gong

  41. Will this box still be available Friday?

    • Yes it will!

      Chadi – brēō box

  42. Dang, this is an amazing box. That is all!

  43. Do you know if there is any variation in the camera colors? It looks like an amazing box, but I can’t stand yellow. 🙁

    • I only know that their Facebook page showed more than one color. It’s uncertain though. If you sent an email to breo, I’m sure you’d get a quick response.

    • Hi Jen,

      Unfortunately yellow is the only color for the camer. Just out of curiousity what is your favorite color?

      Chadi – brēō box

      • My favorite color is purple♥ but I also like black and dark green and dark pink.

      • Well I wish I could get the camera in one of those colors but I don’t think it will be possible : /
        If you do subscribe email me and I will add something special for you in purple!

        Chadi – brēō box

      • Purple is my favorite color as well 🙂 and this box looks amazing!

      • Hi Chadi, is there any way to get the camera in any color other than yellow? I’m not a huge fan of the colors yellow and orange, but I like most other colors! I love any variation of blue or aqua, and the blue one that appears on the BREO Facebook page looks great!

  44. Wow!! I am so happy that I subscribed last week and so excited to get this box!


    Totally useful, quality products and no “filler” items!

  45. You had me at HyperChiller Liz, I have never used or even heard of it until now but it looks amazing…actually the entire box looks amazing! I hope I understood their shipping/cutoff correctly and this will be my first box 🤞🏻
    Stalking MSA hasn’t been kind to my bank account recently lol

    • Hi Heather!

      This box debuts today! It’s definitely available!


    • I have a couple of HyperChillers. It’s a really good product; does just what it promises to do.

  46. So excited to get this box!! BREO is my favorite of all my subs (including Luxor and Oui Please). According to their Facebook page and website, I believe this box is still available. My experience with their customer service has been outstanding with a very fast response.

  47. Do you know if this box is still available Liz? This is amazing!

    • Yes, debuts today actually!! 🙂

  48. WOW!!! I so want this box!!! Wish I could afford it right now because I would totally splurge on this box! Wonder if u can still get this one

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