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SeaCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerSep 13, 2018 | 8 comments

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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.

Reviewed by popular demand!

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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.)

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About SeaCrate

The Subscription Box: SeaCrate

The Cost: $34.99/month + shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscriptions.

ACTIVE DEAL: 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.

B McVan Designs Salty Sea Candle Tin

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B McVan Designs Salty Sea Candle Tin - Retail Value $12 (found here for $9.60)

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!

Sweet Cheeks Cookies Coastal Coconut Macaroon

Sweet Cheeks Cookies Coastal Coconut Macaroon

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

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

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.

Cape Shore Decorative Soap - Buy 100 pieces for $85 (found here for $35)

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!).

B McVan Designs Sea Glass Hydrating Body Mist, 1oz

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:


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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"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 b... read more.
Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
I’m a self-proclaimed “cool mom” who loves a little, who am I kidding, a lot of razzle-dazzle. I have been box-obsessed for over 10 years, and I am always on the hunt for new beauty, fun flair and trendy clothing boxes. A fun night for me includes an exfoliating foot mask and a bag of Dot's Pretzels while binging Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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I thought this looked interesting and i’d splurge and go for the October box.
Not sure $7 per item is really worth it, even if they are either unique or “handmade” … hmm. Maybe i will look at the spoilers for future boxes and try it again in the future

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Thank you for the review. An issue I have with this box is that they do not send any kind of information about the inclosed products. The enclosed flyer was ad for buying additional products (not included in the box, like a dress in the pattern of the headband.) They don’t list the cookie ingredients or the sprays ingredients or where the product is made.

I also had no idea what the colorful bathing suit items wrapped up in the mug were. I though candle, wax melt, giant crayon & then figured out they were none of those. Are you sure there soap? Mine have no scent & don’t smell soapy, but smell like wax.

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It really is frustrating when companies don’t include a list of items. I hate opening a box and having to guess what exactly I am looking at and how to use it.

I honestly did not know what the little bathing suits were until I unwrapped them, and once you do, you may smell a soapy, clean smell (it isn’t strong). I linked the site for them above (http://www.capeshoreoutlet.com/shop/bath-body/nov-soap-bathing-suit), and I think they are definitely more for decoration than cleaning anything. Hope that’s helpful!

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This reminds me quite a bit of the Oceanista subscription box.

I don’t live anywhere near a beach but I like airy, beachy themes in decorating as it’s always so hot here.

Both boxes have multiple small items and not really any decorating style items, though… unless one’s guest baths are the focus of decorating. 🙂

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I have been keeping any eye on this box, and have swapped for several items, but this box disappoints me. Will continue to hold off.

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Keep an eye on their instagram @seacrateclub for spoilers. I noticed they shared a few for this box in August. I am hoping for something sparkly next month!

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Let's Swap

I so enjoy your reviews, Abby! Thanks for another great one!

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Thank you! Great box suggestion, by the way 😉 Hope you’re well!

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