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Breo Box Fall Subscription Review Fall 2018 + Coupon

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Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Box Review Front

Breo Box (regularly $139/quarter) is a quarterly lifestyle subscription box. Their box focuses on “health & fitness and everyday lifestyle essentials.” With every box, you’ll receive a handcrafted customized wood box each quarter with 6-9 essential products selected for the season.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Box Opened Top Front

This box ships in an outer cardboard box, and it’s a big box this time since there are two very large items included this season:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Product Box Front

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Product Box Opened

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.)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Box with Products

The Subscription Box: Breo Box

The Cost:

1st box | $159
2nd box | $139 brēō bronze
3rd box  | $134 brēō silver
4th box  | $129 brēō gold
5th+ box | $129 + perks brēō platinum

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:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Product Pricing Pamphlet

Now, on to the items!

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva X-Grill Portable Barbecue Box Front

Oniva X-Grill Portable Barbecue – Retail Value $61.95  (On Amazon for $45.98)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva X-Grill Portable Barbecue Box Back

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva X-Grill Portable Barbecue Box with Product Front

This is a flat pack grill that takes up very little space. Here it is closed:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Electro-plated Iron BBQ Grill Closed Side

The design is slick, it’s easy to set up, and it comes with a carrying case, too.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Electro-plated Iron BBQ Grill Closed Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Electro-plated Iron BBQ Grill Opened Front

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Electro-plated Iron BBQ Grill Opened Side

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Electro-plated Iron BBQ Grill Opened with Accessories Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Black 600D Polyester Carrying Tote Top

Here are the cooking and charcoal grates:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - BBQ Grill Accessories Opened Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - BBQ Grill Accessories Closed Top

This portable grill seems like a great item for anyone who is into tailgating, camping, etc. (Unfortunately I’m not any of those things, but I appreciate the slim design will take up practically zero space in our basement for when the need arises.)

(FYI – several readers mentioned reading not-so-great reviews on Amazon of this product regarding the black paint not holding up well. From my understanding, the grill is still totally useable, though. We haven’t used the grill yet, so I can’t comment on those issues. If you’ve used the grill, please let us know what you think!)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - The Hydropod by W_P Design Box with Products Front

W&P Design Hydropod – Retail Value $25.00

This hydro pod comes with a Coconut Husk Pith, Plant Food Powder, and Basil Seeds:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Sweet Basil Seeds Pack Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Plant Food Powder Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Peat Grow Plug Top

And it’s pretty easy to set up.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Glass Hydropod Opened Front

Put a small pinch of plant food into the Hydropod and insert the plant cup.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Glass Hydropod Top

Fill with water until the level reaches to just above the base of the plant cup. Then add the frow plug and 2-3 seeds into the center of the grow plug:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Glass Hydropod Installed Peat Grow Plug Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Glass Hydropod Installed Peat Grow Plug Front

Once small leaves begin to sprout, remove the water and add new water with another pinch of plant food. (And keep it in a sunny spot.)

I do not have a green thumb, but basil is my favorite herb, so I’m going to do my best! (And I love the clean look of this little orb, too!)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Gefu Digital Thermometer Box Front

Gefu Digital Thermometer – Retail Value $29.95

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Gefu Digital Thermometer Top

Pretty fitting for the tailgate/grilling theme I’m detecting in this box!

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Gefu Digital Thermometer Handle Top 2

This digital thermometer measures in Fahrenheit and Celsius and gives a reading in 10 seconds.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Gefu Digital Thermometer Handle Top

And it comes with the battery so it’s ready to go:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Gefu Digital Thermometer Battery Opened Top

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Corkcicle 16oz Waterman Edition Tumbler with Label Front

Corkcicle 16oz Waterman Edition Tumbler – Retail Value $24.95

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Corkcicle 16oz Waterman Edition Tumbler with Sticker Front

This is one of my favorite items in the box! I love the matte grey finish and the flat sides and easy to grip finish make it comfortable to hold.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Corkcicle 16oz Waterman Edition Tumbler Opened Side

The tumbler is triple insulated, vacuum sealed stainless steel, and it’s BPA and lead free. (Corkcicle recommends handwashing this tumbler, but I’ve had no issues with it in the top rack of my dishwasher.)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva Mini Bean Bag Throw Box Front

Oniva Mini Bean Bag Throw Game Set – Retail Value $44.95 (On Amazon for $24.99)

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva Mini Bean Bag Throw Box Back

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Oniva Mini Bean Bag Throw Box with Products Front

This mini bean bag toss game measures 12.25″ L x 20″ W. Again, I’m appreciating the slim design, as this is something that will be nice to pull out the next time we’re entertaining outdoors, but since that doesn’t happen often, having two full-sized heavy wooden boards would take up too much space.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Double-sided Game Board with Bean Bags Front

On the opposite side, there’s a tic tac toe board:

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Double-sided Game Board with Bean Bags Back

The material is plastic and particle board covered with a wood-looking veneer, so it’s pretty lightweight, too.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Double-sided Game Board Stand Front

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Flint Lint Roller _ Refill Front

Flint Lint Roller & Refill – Value $10.99

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Flint Lint Roller Back

I received one of these in a POPSUGAR box and I LOVE it! This is a must-pack anytime I travel.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Flint Lint Roller Front

If you aren’t familiar the lint roller sheets extend out and slide back in easily. No exposed sticky tape when you aren’t using it!

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Flint Lint Roller Opened Refill Top

And it’s great that this came with a refill, too.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Tooletries Koby Bag Black Front

Tooletries Koby Bag– Value $35

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Tooletries Koby Bag Black Opened Top

I’ve seen Dopp kits lined with spill-proof material before, but this is a first for me. This entire bag is silicone so it’s completely leak resistant and easy to clean.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Tooletries Koby Bag Black Side

I love the matte black finish, and that the silicone material is anti-microbial. This is my new travel case!

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Tooletries Koby Bag Zip Black Top

The bright red zipper pull is a nice lil’ pop of color, too!

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Little Red Bottle Emergency Stain Rescue 4oz Front

Little Red Bottle Emergency Stain Rescue – Retail Value $8.99

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Little Red Bottle Emergency Stain Rescue 4oz Opened Front

I’ve tried this before thanks to subscription boxes, and it works well. Plus this stain remover is free of peroxide, chlorine bleach and phosphates.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - Breo NBCF Help Card With Pin Top

Lastly, there’s a National Breast Cancer Foundation pin and card included with this box. Breo has donated $5 for every box sold this quarter, and you can join their campaign by donating here.

Breo Box Fall September 2018 - NBCF Pin Top

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $242. Some of these items are available on Amazon for lower prices, so it might be easier to think of it as $22.71 an item if you paid $159 for this box, $21.28 an item if you paid $149, etc, and as low as $18.42 an item if you have been subscribing for 5 or more boxes. (Their pricing structure is designed to reward loyalty.)

I’m not a camper/a tailgater/(insert another enjoyable fall pastime here), so the grilling and outdoor game items weren’t huge hits for me, but everything else in the box was a big win. (Breo Box has a way of finding seemingly simple looking products, and once you start using them, you realize how awesome they are.) And I love that they donated to the NBCF this season, and included a pink box as well.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the Fall box is still available!

Coupon – If you haven’t signed up for Breo Box yet, use promo code MSA15 for $15 off your first box!

What do you think of the Fall Breo 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

25 Comments

  1. This box was a total miss for me. I do like the mug though. I have listed everything else on OfferUp, but no luck selling them yet even at $10 and $20 🙁

  2. I am continually impressed by breo box. Their items always end up being some of our most-used items! We find that there are things in this box for both my husband and myself, and somehow they always include items we have been wanting! I have to disagree with whoever said this is not a “Fall” box. I definitely get the “tailgating” theme and though my husband and I are both out of college and don’t yet have children in college, my alma mater is a well known football school and we are proud to represent them and tailgate as alumni!

    We received this box just in time – my husband took the game to work when he had typhoon watch for 3 days over our first typhoon this week and it gave his team something fun to do and we were able to use the grill when we were without power during our 2nd typhoon this week. We haven’t had sun yet but I can’t wait to start growing my basil!!

    Thanks again for delivering an incredible box!!

  3. While I do not sub to this box I have swapped for an item here and there, the most recent being this little grill. Now, it is kinda flimsy BUT it is more than sturdy enough to hold your dinner up and not fall down into the coals. Clean up should be a breeze as you just need to remove the racks, lay them down to cool off and done. We camp and also thought this might be a neat idea for the two of us instead of the big monster grill we fire up.

    Also, even the best most expensive camp stoves have the thin metal side flaps for the flames and on those the paint burns right off as well, it is no indication of quality just how science works isnce the coals can get so darn hot.

    For the record, the grill weighed in at 11lbs of shipping weight and was huge so if you are swapping it stick to a geographically close area as it’s cheaper to ship.

    • I would totally swap my sub overstock for this…if it’s not out of pocket mo money…but disagree that most camp stoves are this flimsy…my little Webber is nothing like this and the enamel has never flaked (like the breo one)…also I can take my Webber pretty much everywhere if I have issues and they replace. Breo is known for sourcing from Indy sites/vendors and only warranty for 30 days…

      If I’m going to cook with coals in the road, then starting a fire and using a campsite provided grate and foil is much much lower maintenance….and safer.

      Between my tent, chairs, camping equipment..a flimsy coal grill is not in my packing list. The Coleman with portable propane , campsite/grill/grate, foil and a well sized cast iron is enough…

      The biolite is my exception…since it’s smokeless and portable, with a solar charging battery pack hauling it is well worthwhile. Smokeless is amazing and the “transparent” body works great for ambiance as well as practical cooking

  4. Does anyone have any details about the ‘+ perks’ portion of the ‘+perks platinum’ loyalty level? This was my 6th box, and I was charged the expected $129, but I assumed the + perks meant, well, additional perks. I didn’t get anything referencing it in my box and I haven’t gotten any emails or anything about it. Liz, do you have any info?

    • I sent them an email yesterday asking exactly this but have not yet received a response. If I do I will post it.

    • Hi Annie,

      We will be announcing that very soon! The loyalty pricing came into effect for this Fall box and perks will commence during/before our upcoming Winter box.

      Chadi
      brēō box

  5. We LOVED this box! To be fair, the grill is going to be an Xmas gift for our favorite tailgater/camper and that basil grower is perfect for our fav herb grower that doesn’t have an indoor outlet yet. That weird bags set … don’t know what to say. Only having half a game is strange. Everything else thrilled my husband.

  6. Pretty disappointed lately. The grill looks decent…but it’s tiny and flimsy…not so appealing to put hot coals in. The cleanup is probably a mess…
    Idk but my recent experience soured me a bit. I hlhave talked them up so much in the past…yet I’m skeptical now. This stems from 2 pairs of wireless earbuds that stopped working after a few weeks of usage..a promise to replace at least one pair then …crickets. Then flat out refusal to replace.
    Wish I’d spent the money at Best Buy instead because I feel foolish for waising $280 for 2 boxes, for heronitems thatbturned our to be duds.

    Btw, anyone in the market for a portable grill check out the Biolite Smokeless Grill…it’s amazing!! I’ve seen it demoed …but check out the company YouTube video…I’m buying 4 for gifting this Xmas on top of the one en route to me now 😊

    • Hi There BaconFat,

      We never promise to do something and don’t do it purposely, so if you at all expressed concern with a product malfunctioning or having issues we pride ourselves in resolving it as quick as possible. Did you email us? [email protected], who did you speak with? If so we may have honestly missed responding back, feel free to email me directly and we will work on this and I’ll be happy to make it right. [email protected]

      Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience!

      Chadi
      brēō box

      • Hi Chadi, I did send an email and copied you on the last response. Maybe I missed it but I don’t recall ever hearing back. Your sentiment seemed sincere, so the disappointment was steep.

        • Not sure how to find that email, can you just send me another one letting me know it’s you and that way I can make things right?

          [email protected]

    • I’m with you on things not working and hearing nothing from them! My wireless waterproof speaker from the summer box stopped working after only 3 uses and I’ve tried contacting breo with no response! Then I canceled my subscription only to get a deceiving email that said in the subject line “Subscription pending “…it was just an email advertising this box and to try to get me to subscribe! I nearly had a heart attack thinking they were charging me when it shouldn’t.

      • Hi Mallory,

        Again, if you indeed sent an email it was not intentional to miss it. Please just forward you request to me personally and I’ll make sure to fulfill that replacement for you.
        [email protected]

  7. This seems like too-specific of a box. But, I love the pricing structure they have now to reward loyalty and I love that you include Amazon prices! Cancelled this sub a couple boxes ago, no FOMO over here.

    • Might have some FOMO for the Winter edition 😉

      Chadi
      brēō box

  8. Fall box? Grills, outdoor games, tumblers, bbq tools, travel bag? Who’s “Fall” is this other than Los Angeles!? 😂😂😂

    Breo…come on…you are way better than this. F-A-L-L. Say it with me now…

    Unless you are a football fan who’s stadium still actually allows tailgating, this box won’t even get used for at least 6 months from now.

    You’re a great company so please try to believe I’m really trying to laugh with you. I’m just not sure if I should be laughing or crying 😂😂😂

    • I am Los Angeles and this is NOT my fall ~ subscribed to the box with the Polaroid camera ~ high hopes ~ steady downhill trek since ~ it’s a shame ~ seemed to have much potential ☹️

    • I live in Ohio and we tailgate in the snow. I do agree that this is what it seems geared towards, in which case it’s kinda perfect.

    • If you live in the South then Fall is about College Football and tailgating which this box is definitely geared towards.

      • My son goes to college in the north and he’s already laid claim to most of this box. He said the game will be perfect to play in the dorm hallway in addition to outdoors. I’m not sure what he thinks he’s going to do with the grill but he said he ‘”needs” it. If it wasn’t for the hydropod I wouldn’t be getting anything out of the box for myself.

        The funny thing is that when I texted him a picture of everything his first reaction was “not impressed”. 10 minutes later my phone buzzed with him telling me everything he’s taking with him next time he’s home.

        Breo is definitely our favorite family box. One of my brothers is very handy and he has taken all of the wooden boxes and created some cool things. Two of them he mounted them on his wall and put shelves inside. I’m thinking of hiding the pink box the next time he comes over so he doesn’t “steal” that one too.

    • My son attends U of M and there are a TON of tailgaters before and after the game. This is the case elsewhere on many other college campuses. My son was thrilled with the game- which can be used indoors or outdoors so there’s nothing to complain about- and food thermometer and Dopp kit. I like the box and was excited not to have it fully spoiled. The only item that’s iffy to me is the corkcicle cup. It’s on the small side and the lid doesn’t stay on for me so using it for coffee won’t work. Otherwise I’m looking forward to the next box. Also, supporting breast cancer awareness can never be a bad thing.

      • Hi MOI,

        If the lid doesn’t stay on there is definitely a malfunction, please email me and I’ll get it replaced. [email protected]

        Chadi
        brēō box

  9. This was not my favorite box from BREO primarily because of the grill and the game both of which are too heavy to swap and won’t get much use from me. However, the one thing I find about BREO is though at first glance I am not impressed with the items in the box, I end up finding many of them useful. The cup really keeps my coffee hot, the dopp bag is great for my messy husband, the thermometer i was able to trade for something I really wanted and would have used if I hadn’t just bought one and the hydropod is great though I would like an aerogarden. Several other items from prior boxes are also in use at my house. Also, they have great customer service and treat their loyal customers well unlike certain other boxes.

  10. I think this was a decent box but I do wish they put out spoilers sooner so people can make the decision to sign up or cancel. While I think everything will be useful in my household, none of the items really stood out for me. In fact, none of the items stood out for me in the last box either. I really was most excited about the printer for new subscribers. Perhaps if they include popular items like that, more people would want to sign up with them.

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