SeaCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018
SeaCrate is a monthly lifestyle box that brings the beach and ocean right to your front door. Each month is packed with fun beachcombed treasures for the home, as well as bath & body products, jewelry, and sweet & salty treats.
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: SeaCrate
The Cost: $34.99/month + shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code SEACRATE10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: a minimum of five items per box. From SeaCrate:
Every month we search beaches and beyond to bring you the best nautical treats- sea glass and shells, bath/body/home, sweet/salty treats and surprise beachy bonus items delivered to your door. Taste the ocean each month when your gift box arrives and feel like you’re taking a relaxing walk on the beach as your mermaid-style collection grows!
Ships to: the US via Priority Mail ($6.98 to PA) and Worldwide for an additional cost
SeaCrate September 2018 Review
Each purchase of a SeaCrate subscription box benefits the nonprofit organization Ocean Conservancy (more details found on the first page of the info booklet). The booklet also describes different giveaways to partake in on their social media pages.
Candles in subscription boxes never disappoint, and I love the airy, salty scent to this one. This soy wax candle is described as having a cucumber mint fragrance, but I am definitely picking up floral hints as well. Good news for our furry friends: B McVan’s products are all vegan and cruelty-free!
As far as coconut macaroons go, this one was pretty darn good! It was soft, moist and very fresh. I also enjoyed the clear packaging aesthetic, which made it easy to see how much damage I did throughout the day (about ⅓ of it made it to breakfast!). I didn’t find anywhere to purchase these online, but if you’re ever in Rock Hall, Maryland, I’d suggest checking out this little sweets shop!
Southwind Headband – Estimated Value $6
This two-inch headband really isn’t my style, but I can appreciate the bright colors and summery pattern. Its nylon/spandex fabric is very slippery; I would definitely recommend anchoring this piece down with a few bobby pins. The website linked above only has the flowered pattern available, but each of the two color schemes seem somewhat comparable.
12oz Nautical Mug
Mug hoarding is a common theme throughout my family, so this mug is coming up against a tough crowd. I tend to go for funky mugs that nod to my taste for pop culture or Corgis, so, unfortunately, this mug is a flop for me. It fits with the nautical theme of the box and has a decent, sturdy weight to it, but for me, it just doesn’t have any other redeeming qualities. I didn’t see this mug in the SeaCrate shop, but I put a question out on their Instagram to see if it is available for purchase elsewhere.
How adorable! Decorative Soap really doesn’t have a place in my decor but would be cute to include in some beach lover’s stocking around Christmas. These soaps have that typical perfumey scent to them, but it isn’t very potent. I removed the plastic wrap around them to reduce glare in my photos, but these soaps have somewhat of an oily film on them, so I would recommend keeping the plastic on them unless you’re going to use or display them. These aren’t found in the group photo of all items because they came stuffed inside the mug in its box (I thought the mug was just packed with tissue paper – surprise!).
This luxe moisturizing mist is enriched with aloe vera, cucumber, and chamomile. I sprayed it liberally all over my arms and legs, and my skin felt so soft and smooth all day long. The fragrance notes range from citrus, mint and sugary vanilla and come together beautifully. The scent did not linger on my skin long, but I felt its hydrating effects until my next shower. I wish this bottle was much bigger because at this rate, it is not going to last me very long. I linked the company above, and hopefully, they will eventually have this spray to purchase.
Verdict: This SeaCrate box has a cohesive theme that I think has real potential. I like the thought put into each item, even though a few items weren’t my speed or style. As far as value goes, I am not sure I got enough bang for my buck this time around. Some of the items seemed a little dated (the headband, decorative soap), and I would have loved to have seen something more colorful or shiny, like a jewelry piece or fun art print. Not every month can be a hit, and that is the fun of subscription boxes! I am looking forward to seeing what next month brings.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive Octobers box. From SeaCrate:
WE SHIP THE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY MONTH.
Coupon – Use code SEACRATE10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $35 + $6.98 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $7.00.
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