California Found Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017
California Found is a monthly subscription box which features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.
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.)
About California Found
The Subscription Box: California Found
The Cost: $49 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
COUPON: Use code MSALOVE20 to save 20% off your first box!
The Products: A minimum of $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California based artisans
Ships to: US for free
California Found December 2017 Review
Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends these really cool info cards for each product. They are very nice quality and informative.
8 oz. Candle in Glass Apothecary Container – Retail Value $25
This candle made the entire box smell completely amazing! The scent is called “Laguna”, and it’s a blend of jasmine, sea salt, and sweet cream. It definitely reminds me of the ocean. It’s a clean-burning soy wax with an approximate burn time of 50 hours. The glass container is so beautiful and made from 50% recycled content. I love it!
Mini Basket by LKLYDesigns – Retail Value $18
This little basket is adorable! It was hand-crocheted from jute and hemp, so it is very sturdy and holds its shape really well while still being somewhat malleable. I think this could be really useful to hold little things like safety pins, but it can also be used as a succulent planter! Cute!
Seedless Raspberry Spread by Just Jan’s – Retail Value $6.95
The first thing I noticed, and loved, about this spread was the ingredients list. Raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, fruit pectin. Done. It makes me really happy to see a short list of ingredients I am all familiar with! The sugar content is fairly low, too, for what it is. It also tastes delicious! My kids are big fans!
Charcoal & Lavender Facial Exfoliant by ADME Apothecary, 2 oz. – Retail Value $32
This is my favorite kind of skincare product, the mask that disintegrates into a scrub. This is made of just three ingredients, charcoal, French green clay, and lavender. So, obviously, it smells great! I have sensitive skin, and it did not cause any problems, plus it left my skin feeling clean and smooth. It was also not drying, which is sometimes a problem with clay and charcoal. I love this!
Venice Beach Scenic Greeting Card Collection by Inky Mess Press – Retail Value $20
I absolutely love getting interesting note cards in subscription boxes, and these are so amazing! They are printed on a press using hand-carved linoleum blocks, and the prints are glued onto craft paper. They are so pretty! They almost seem too beautiful to use, but I know whoever I send these to will appreciate them.
14K Gold-Fill Freshwater Pearl Necklace by K. Leone Designs – Listed Value $42
I could not find this particular necklace for sale in K. Leone Designs’ online shop, so I am using the value listed on the card. This little necklace is so special! The gold-fill chain is very fine and delicate, and the freshwater pearl is tiny and just stunning. I want to say that this would be a great layering necklace, which it would, but I think it is also fully capable of standing on its own. I love it!
The Verdict: My first box from California Found was completely a grand slam! I absolutely love everything I received! I love artisan boxes because I know everything I am getting has that extra level of specialness, and this is definitely one of the best location-specific artisan boxes I have ever received. It’s hard to even choose a favorite item, I love everything I received!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. From California Found:
If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.
Coupon – Use code MSALOVE20 to save 20% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The total retail value of the items in the box is $143.95. At $49 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- 8 oz. Candle in Glass Apothecary Container: $8.51
- Mini Basket: $6.13
- Seedless Raspberry Spread: $2.37
- Charcoal & Lavender Facial Exfoliant: $10.89
- Venice Beach Scenic Greeting Card Collection: $6.81
- 14K Gold-Fill Freshwater Pearl Necklace: $14.30
What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?