Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – January 2018

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mini monthly mystery box of awesome

That Daily Deal is a site for daily flash sales at deep discounts. They also offer three subscription boxes, the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome, and Peaches and Petals. The super-random assortment of products in these boxes are a true surprise. You always end up with something unexpected.

monthly mini mystery box of awesome contents

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is for the Mini Mystery Box of Awesome, $9.99 a month, box.

all of the items in the january monthly mini mystery box of awesome

About Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Subscription Box: Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $9.99 a month + free US shipping

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: US

Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome January 2018 Review

With this box, you’ve got to expect the unexpected. Let’s check out this month’s haul:

There were a few bits of paperwork in the box, including cards about other subscription companies under the same umbrella company.

wine voucher

wine voucher for naked wines

There’s also a coupon for Naked Wines.

sheet of games and puzzles

snowman activity

There’s also a sheet of brain teasers, fun facts, and puzzles!

charlie brown valentines day book

page inside charlie brown valentines day book

charlie brown valentines day illustration

Be My Valentine Charlie Brown Miniature Book – Retail Value $5.95

Charlie Brown is my absolute faaaaavorite cartoon (maybe my favorite character) of all time. I grew up watching the animated series, collecting Snoopy stuffed animals and ornaments, and of course, reading the comic strips every Sunday. I’ve seen the movie version of Be My Valentine Charlie Brown many times, so I love the idea of having a tiny book version! I might sit this on my mantle as a bit of Valentine’s Day decor.

pom pom hat

close up on knit hat

Pom Pom Hat

The holidays may be long over, but winter hasn’t let up one bit. I like that this knit hat is cozy as ever without feeling too sparkly and holiday-ish. The fibers are ultra soft and plush, and the pom-pom on top is playfully oversized. I kind of wish it was just one color, rather than three (especially because the divisions between the color blocks aren’t super crisp, though I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be intentional or not). But it’s cute and warm, which is my top priority.

emergency kit light, cord, and caribiner

foil and hanger

items in the emergency kit

emergency kit products

light and cord

“Survival Grenade” Survival Kit – Retail Value $7.49

This “grenade” is actually just a bunch of handy survival tools wrapped up in a pocket-sized package. There’s cord, a tiny knife, tin foil, cotton tinder, fish hooks, and a few other odds and ends. I’m not that adventurous of a gal, but I can imagine how I might MacGyver some of these bits together to make a fire, catch a fish, string valuables on a tree, etc. Fingers crossed I never need this kit, but I suppose it’s good to have in my kitchen drawer just in case!

The Verdict: I’m a little meh on the survival kit, just because it doesn’t quite match my lifestyle (and hopefully won’t match it anytime soon…), but the hat was pretty cozy and the Charlie Brown book was right up my alley. I liked that the book and hat are seasonal picks perfectly timed for winter and Valentine’s Day. These goodies are all really random, but it was nice getting some timely items.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can always sign up, but what you’ll get in your box is totally random!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $9.99. I couldn’t find a value for the second item, but the other two products already have a retail value of $13.44!

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What was your favorite item from this month’s Mini Mystery Box of Awesome?

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!

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.

Posted in Cheap Subscription Boxes, Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome | 4 comments


  1. That survival kit isn’t gonna do any good in your kitchen drawer. Leave it in your car. 👍

    • Oh good call, April! Into the glove compartment it goes…

  2. How do I cancel subscription.

  3. The survival kit is always handy to have though! You never know when you’ll need these things.

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