Culture Carton Men’s Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018
Culture Carton is a monthly lifestyle box for men. Each month you’ll receive curated lifestyle items and literature to enhance your gentlemanly status.
Culture Carton has three subscription options: Essential (just the lifestyle items for $35 a month), Standard (lifestyle items and book for $45 a month), Book Club (monthly book shipped to you for $16 a month).
This is a review of the $45 a month Culture Carton Standard.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Culture Carton
The Subscription Box: Culture Carton
The Cost: $45 a month + shipping
COUPON: Use code CULTURE to use code CULTURE to save 20% off the first month of all subscriptions.
The Products: A curated selection of men’s lifestyle items and a book “that belongs on every man’s bookshelf.”
Ships to: US for a varied cost. Shipping to NC is $7.26. International shipping varies.
September 2018 Culture Carton “The Get Active Box” Review
My husband, John, is helping me with this review by testing all of the products and giving me his perspective. I have to keep him away until I snap photos because he always wants to tear open the boxes.
An info card with an introduction to the month’s theme and contents is included. This month’s theme is “The Get Active Box.” The items are curated to help you get out and get active.
LSTN Sound Co. Crescent Earbuds – Retail Value $99.99
These Bluetooth 4.0 earbuds are a perfect item not only for the theme but also for John. LSTN partners with Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing aids to those in need using proceed from sales. This is a particularly close-to-home cause for John since he wears hearing aids and knows how incredibly expensive they can be. In addition, these are well made and look sharp with black and gold details. They come with a pouch, USB charging cord, and multiple ear tips. The attached remote acts as the power and volume control, mic, and charging port. They are lightweight, comfortable, and made from recycled plastic, plus have great sound.
Toronto Sock Xchange RER.TO Athletic Socks – Listed Value $13
These are some nice athletic socks! John likes the black and gray tones and that the 80% cotton blend fabric is thick and smooth. There is a slightly thicker, tighter band around the arch area of the foot to provides extra support and a padded area at the back of the heal for comfort. I think they should fit most men’s shoe sizes 9-12 comfortably.
Ritual Energy Bars, 2 bars – Listed Value $3 (Buy 15 bars for $22.50)
I’d say these are more like bites than bars but they do pack a punch at 100mg of caffeine (about the same as an 8-12 oz coffee). The vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free snack bars are made with all healthy, whole ingredients and have a subtle sweetness without the typical health bar taste. I appreciate it having a soft texture with some bits of peanuts to give it a little crunch. John loves that the packaging is waterproof, air-tight, and sturdy so he can toss them in his backpack or running belt and not worry about them going bad. 70cals, 6 sugars, 2 protein per bar.
This novel melds the story of a young Jewish man, Lazarus, who was shot in 1908 under iffy circumstances (a real historical event) and a modern day writer who embarks on a journey to find out more about him. John hasn’t read this book yet but it was on his list, so he’s happy to see it.
Book summary on Amazon:
The only novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon — the National Book Critics Circle Award winning The Lazarus Project.
On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant, was shot to death on the doorstep of the Chicago chief of police and cast as a would-be anarchist assassin.
A century later, a young Eastern European writer in Chicago named Brik becomes obsessed with Lazarus’s story. Brik enlists his friend Rora-a war photographer from Sarajevo-to join him in retracing Averbuch’s path.
Through a history of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day landscape of cheap mafiosi and even cheaper prostitutes, the stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably intertwined, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, often compared to Vladimir Nabokov, as one of the most dynamic and essential literary voices of our time.
From the author of The Book of My Lives.
The Verdict: Culture Carton has firmly planted itself as John’s favorite thing besides our dog. 😉 This month’s curation of items for being active is excellent. The emphasis on including products from small brands and varying the themes to prevent product repeats shows how much thought goes into this subscription. The fact that the charitable focus was on helping people with hearing issues was a great surprise for John. Plus, he is pleased to receive a book that he hasn’t read and that is on his reading list.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now for the September box.
Orders placed before the 15th of the month will be shipped on 15th-17th of month. all orders placed after the 15th will ship the following month.
Coupon – Use code MYSUB10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The box costs $45.00 + $7.55 shipping to NC and I received $131.99 in value, That means I spent approximately the following on each item:
- LSTN Earbuds – $39.81
- Toronto Sock Xchange Socks – $5.18
- Ritual Energy Bars – $1.19
- The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon – $6.37
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