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Breo Box Subscription Review + Coupon – Winter 2017

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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 coupon code MSA15 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!

Weight Gurus WiFi Smart Scale by Greater Goods – Retail Value $140 (On Amazon for $70)

This scale is awesome! It measures weight plus body fat, BMI, muscle mass, water weight, and bone mass. You can use the free Weight Gurus app to keep track of your weigh-ins, too.

It comes with the 4 batteries needed.

And it can detect up to 8 separate users, so multiple people can have their numbers tracked!

Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch – Retail Value $149.99

First, beautiful packaging:

Just in case you aren’t thinking of keeping this for yourself, it would be a great gift:

This watch is a smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid that is designed to actually look like a watch!

When you first set up the watch, you download the app and sync with your phone. The watch will automatically move the dials to show the same time on your phone.

 

It tracks steps, distance, calories, and sleep. And you can set vibration alerts for call and text notifications, alarms, and custom app notifications.

And there’s a smart-button function that allows you to wirelessly play and pause music and take a selfie.

My favorite part is that you don’t need to charge it – it comes with a 6-month replaceable coin cell battery. In theory, you never need to take it off. (It’s water-resistant, too.)

It’s a bit bigger than a typical watch (but probably standard for a smartwatch). It fit both me and my husband well, (I had to use the smallest setting on the band, though).

iGlove in Navy – Value $17

I always need new gloves every winter season so I was very happy to see these in the box. (Today was an especially cold day!)

These knit gloves have a different weave on the fingertips that allows you to use all touchscreen devices while wearing them – so useful!

Corkcicle Decapitator – Retail Value $20

I think this would make the perfect stocking stuffer gift!

It’s designed to quickly de-cap beer bottles – no batteries needed.

And it is designed with magnets so you don’t have to worry about the cap falling on the floor!

W&P Design Pop Art Puzzle – Retail Value $20

This puzzle features an original design and is 18 X 18 inches when completed.

I always used to do puzzles with my grandma when I was a kid, so this was a nice nostalgic treat to find in the box!

Breo Box almost always includes tech items and accessories, so it was nice to see a screen-free item in the box, too!

Tooletries Toothbrush Holder – Value $18

Things I never thought I’d say: I’m so impressed with the design of this toothbrush holder!

But seriously, it is amazing!

It’s silicone and designed to stick to any glossy surface (tile, glass, mirrors, etc.) without suction cups!

And it pairs nicely with this matching mirror:

Tooletries Shower Mirror – Value $13

 

These worked well on the tiles of our shower + the glass door!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $378! At the $139 price, (even without the $15 coupon), I think the value is great. The curation is outstanding with this box – it always feels like unboxing the best gift ever. And the wooden box itself is really well made and a great storage box. (Plus the wooden box this season is huge compared to previous boxes!)

I feel like the creators at Breo do a great job of finding really well-designed products that I didn’t know I needed. And this is a box that my husband Eric and I both get excited about!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of today, 12/7, the Winter box is still available. Make sure to sign up ASAP if you want this box.

Coupon – Use coupon code MSA15 to save $15 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $139 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Smart Scale: $51.48
  • Smart Watch: $55.16
  • iGlove: $6.25
  • Corkcicle: $7.35
  • Puzzle: $7.35
  • Toothbrush Organizer: $6.62
  • Mirror: $4.78

What do you think of Breo Box? What’s your favorite item in the Winter Box?

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!

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

40 Comments

  1. I’m new member of Breo Subscription box- I subscribed when I saw this review, I hope that my box will be the same as the one presented here.

  2. One other thing! Why are the gloves branded? They would be much nicer without the awful text on them. They feel like the kind of swag companies give out for free at career fairs in order to promote themselves cheaply.

  3. It’s not the items are necessarily bad, they’re just definitely not worth the price of the box. The toothbrush holder and mirror should not come in gimicky colors, and the bottle opener is silly. I thought from the name and image that it would be an automatic wine opener, but it’s just a massive bottle opener. Who needs this?
    I bought this as a gift and now I’m too embarrassed to give it, and I am also out $139 and need to find a higher quality gift last minute.

  4. Unfortunately Aleks, the shocking blue toothbrush holder and mirror that I received are not in a color that would match ANYONE’s decor. You’re right that the photo doesn’t so them justice- they are even more obnoxious in person. They would NOT adhere at all to my shower wall (you might not be aware that not all shower walls are glossy plastic- so much for being hi-tech- it doesn’t function like you claim.

    If I had received a plain white one (or at least a neutral color) like MSA received (which I doubt is a coincidence), at least I could consider gifting (read dumping) it. I would never put that icky blue color up in my bathroom, or be able to give it as a gift other than as a gag gift. They look like something one could find in the dollar store- the icky blue or pink leftovers that no one wanted to buy.

    I would never choose to buy the puzzle if I saw it in a store- it’s just not that interesting.

    Was there any thought process in choosing the filler items? Or just clearanced out (FREE?) because no one else wanted them? I cannot believe anyone would actually CHOOSE to put the icky blue mirror and toothbrush holder or puzzle in an upscale sub box.

    As a new subscriber, I will seriously consider cancelling before the next box is sent. Whoever is doing your curating needs to be replaced ASAP.

    • I bet you’re a real treat for retail workers who cross your path.

  5. Really disappointed in this box. I bought this as a gift for my husband, but the tacky “tooletries” and puzzle are just embarrassing. Straight to goodwill. And, no real “curation” here–just a random pile of stuff.
    I thought I had found a cool box, but will probably cancel the subscription–I could buy dollar store junk myself if that is what I wanted.
    Breobox–I hope you are reading the comments.

  6. Anyone familiar with ease of order cancelling? Bought this for my fiance for Christmas before spoilers and seeing as we both have about 8 fitbits and 2 Arias this is about the worst possible present I could get him. Cancelled through the site and sent an email but curious how good their customer support is as I haven’t interacted with them before.

    • They have excellent customer support… You should have received an email already. I reached out twice and received responses within 4 hours each time

      • Chadi, thank you for addressing Leah’s issue in a tactful manner.

        I had another subscription box company try to shame me in the mysubscriptionaddiction comment section when I mentioned that I had been trying to get in contact with them for months. Needless to say, I am not a fan of that company, and let others know that their customer support department are a pack of horse’s behinds.

        To you, however, I would like to say, “Well done”.

    • I’d buy from you to gift to someone. Let me know and I’ll figure out how to find you on swaps

  7. I was excited about the opener at first because my first thought was that it was an electric wine bottle or champagne opener, which is something I’ve always wanted. And the idea of that seemed fitting with the holiday season considering all the wine and bubbly that will be flowing. Kind of bummed to realize it’s a bottle opener. I carry one on my keychain that works fine. And since I already have a Fitbit Alta, I don’t have much use for the hero item. That’s not Breo’s fault of course. This is a solid box. But I bought it during the BTBF deal before the spoilers came out because I didn’t want to miss out on a good deal. But I kind of just learned the hard way that even a good deal can feel like a bad one if the items don’t really click with you. I’ll practice more restraint from now on.

  8. I would love to receive this box. I am the only person in US that does not have a Fitbit. I love puzzles but agree it is not holiday themed. Of all the sub reviews I have looked at on MSA only one do I remember having a holiday theme. I was a little surprised. Wish there were more. Anyway, if anyone who does not like their box wants to give me theirs I will not object. I personally will use everything.

  9. I like the mix of items in the box! The watch I can easily gift, the toothbrush holder is a huge win for me because I travel so much (I might try to swap for another), I don’t have a scale in my house (I use the one at the gym),the gloves will be put to good use by my teenage daughter (they look like nice quality) and I will probably gift the bottle opener to my son. The puzzle is really the only item I am confused about, but I will gift it to my nephew (if I get my box before the 18th).

  10. Quite disappointed with the box. Scale is nice, but I already own fitbit one, so this will either go for a swap or to my daughter. Watch is cute, but yet again I have fitbit blaze and all my friends and family are also either garmin or fitbit users, so have no real use for it. I could not cancel this box as I got annual subscription as a present from my BFF in summer for my BD and was hoping that other items would be at least somewhat festive given it is Holiday Season, but nothing screams holidays and coziness to me. Pretty bummed with the whole box. I would probably only keep gloves and the rest will be either up for swap or gifted…

  11. I should have waited for the spoilers. Cancelling ASAP. I would use everything but I was hoping for a more fitness related box based on the first 2 spoilers.

    Im not dissapointed just feeling underwhelmed.

  12. @lizcadman, is the watch strap black or blue? The face bronze? Trying to see as I don’t see this one online. Would you be willing take a picture of the watch on?
    Thank you!

    • My watch has a black face and a black strap. Unsure if there are variations.

      I also received the icky blue toothbrush holder and mirror that will go in the garbage.

  13. I really love this box and I already own a Withings (now Nokia) scale and smartwatch (that really is a watch). The curation on this this box is wonderful, really thoughtful coordination and I look forward to the next one already. FYI, this is my 1st box.

  14. This box doesn’t wow me (only because I don’t need another smart watch) but I think my husband will like everything else in the box. I plan on gifting or swapping the smart watch and wrapping the rest up for Christmas. Deciding if I want to continue with my subscription since I get Robb Vices so hopefully the next spoiler is a good one to keep me. Overall, I think it was still a great box!

  15. Maybe I’m in the minority but I really like this box. I already have a Weight Gurus blue-tooth scale that I love so I might give this one to my son, but I might keep it anyway – not sure. Anything included in the box that I don’t think I’ll personally use I know people who will love them as gifts. Breo Box has not disappointed me yet.

    • I was starting to feel like I was the only one who liked it!! I was surprised by the items and I’m looking forward to using it all, except for the watch since I already use Fitbit – so that will be gifted. I think this is one of their best boxes.

  16. I also subscribed with the Black friday deal and I find this box extremely disappointing. The value on the scale is inflated and except for the watch, the other items are interesting, but something that I might find the dollar store, particularly the mirror and the puzzle. I doubt I will stay subscribed with boxes like this. I think I will stick with Robb Vices despite all their issues.

  17. Awesome! I’ll use everything.

  18. I cancelled after the second spoiler, hoping the next box is more useful or fun for me.

  19. I subscribed a few days ago based on the scale/watch spoilers and was hoping for more cool stuff. The Corkcicle is cool and I will happily gift to my son. Gloves are good too. The toothbrush holder and mirror are disappointing and unnecessary; the puzzle is a waste. I would rather have had one really nice item instead of the three cheapo ones. I’ll have to seriously reconsider whether I want to continue if this happens. I don’t want a bunch of inexpensive junky knickknacks.

  20. Guess they can never match the summer box (which I missed… 😢)
    Subbed when it had the btbf promo, now really regretted it.
    Wear actual watch and fitbit daily, so no use for misfit.
    Scale on sale for half off, which decrease the total greatly.
    And who the hxxl pays $20 for a doodad that it’s only purpose is to open a beer bottle?!
    Now I have to think what I can do with these items.
    Sorry for being negative here, just my personal opinion. Been burned a lot by subs and merchants a lot recently…
    Hope ppl who likes it really enjoys its content.

    • I would love to swap for a few of your items!

  21. What an interesting and unexpected variety of items!! Well done, Breo!

  22. Some of this stuff looks too much like filler items to me: the toothbrush holder, mirror and puzzle. Kinda corny and gimmicky IMO.

    • You read my mind. Filler items was the first thing i thought of for mirror, toothbrush holder & puzzle. And i am a huge Breo fan, just this particular box didnt do it for me.

    • I was waiting for the spoilers to see if I should get it because the first two spoilers the scale and Smartwatch I Love. But the other items I’m just like no. The puzzle is a maybe and the corkcicle seems okay. But I have no use for the other stuff or filler items.

    • That’s what I was thinking!! It’s a weird hodgepodge of stuff. Why a toothbrush holder and mirror?? I can’t get over the $20 bottle opener either though. My $2 bottle opener never fails me lol. And the puzzle, I love puzzles but most people in this day and age don’t. But I don’t like the picture on the puzzle either. I was imaging something greater and cozier for winter.

      • Hi all!

        Thank you so much for the feedback, we’ll definitely take this all into account.

        One thing I can assure, the tooletries and corksicle are definitely not filler items and photos alone can’t do them justice; they’ll make much of an impact once you try them out 🙂

        The tooletries is actually quite “high tech” in its proprietary design and how it adheres so well without any adhesives or suction cups and super low profile, minimalistic look.

        The puzzle is also really cool, as it’s an artist rendering (notably, not season specific lol)

        Hope this helps a bit, but please keep the feedback coming as it only helps us deliver a better product to you all!

        Best,
        Aleks

        • Hi Aleks, can you please speak to what color the misfit watch face and strap are? Blue/black? Silver/ bronze?

          Thank you,

          Ashley

        • Do you know when these will ship? Thanks!

        • I’m happy about the box, purchased the whole thing as a gift and I think the recipient will be pleased on all fronts… fun, useful and carefully curated… totally appreciate the time and effort… thank you, (I think the camera in the summer box was such a cool idea… I was too late, but Best Buy hooked me up… love it)

      • Maybe these were the items on deepest discount at Aliexpress lol. It sure feels like it. And not a good move for a box priced at $139.

        • So far I’m not having a great experience with this box. It was supposedly delivered on Dec 13 by fedex at noon. But fedex didn’t deliver anything that day. I was home – and checking outside and got many other packages in that time frame. I wasted a lot of time getting nowhere with Fedex online chat, so I sent Breo an email Dec 15 afternoon. Dec 18 (granted after the weekend) I got an accidental email meant for internal communication to ask somebody to look into it. Aleks clarified that the email had not been meant for me, but the shipping director. They’d investigate and get back to me. Now it’s 8pm on Dec 20 – and no word yet. I did just send a follow up email – but I shouldn’t have to keep following up. If a customer contacts Breo on Dec 15 that the box didn’t arrive (that was intended for Christmas gifts) – and Breo still hasn’t gotten back to me by the evening of Dec 20, it’s not looking good. I don’t think I can count on this for christmas gifts, which means now going to buy the items that were supposed to come in this box.
          They should deliver a box – but at the least should let me know if they’ll be able to deliver a box in time. Not leaving me with time or options.
          I’ve read comments here that customer support is excellent so I hope they come through.

          • I have to follow up and say that Customer Service really came through. On Dec 21 they told me they’d been waiting for my inventory – would be overnighting my box. They did -and I received it Saturday. Bravo. (Of course I had already ordered another smart scale before I heard back Thursday night.)

            Would love to know more about the watch before I decide to keep or swap. It looks very nice, though my wrists are tiny. I hadn’t thought about a smartwatch for me (my family have fitbits), but now I’m considering it. Anybody using this watch?

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