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22 Boxes We Reviewed For The First Time in October!


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Every month, we review our favorite subscription boxes, but we also love to try new boxes! We’ve started a new post highlighting all the new boxes we’ve reviewed for the month. Here’s a look at boxes new to us in October:

TokiBox September 2018 contents

1. TokiBox

About this box: TokiBox is a monthly subscription box that supports a vegan wellness lifestyle. Each box has one superfood of the month, vegan & cruelty-free skincare, vegan snacks, and one vegan lifestyle item such as eco-friendly bags, nut mylk bags, vegan guides, wellness guides, and tips.

The Cost: $34.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.

Coupon: Use code FALLVIBES to save $5 off your first box!

Read our first review to learn more!

2. Toy Library

About this box: Toy Library is a monthly toy rental subscription service that lets you borrow two toys at a time from a library of over 500 toys. Each month you receive credits based on one of three plans that you can use when you select your toys. They offer Novice – 2 credits per month for $24.99, Wizard – 4 credits per month for $39.99 or Einstein – 24 credits per year for $269.99 and all plans include free shipping. Toys range in credits from 1-3 depending on their size, so if your child likes larger toys, you will need a plan with more credits. Credits do roll over from month to month and will not expire as long as you are an active, paying member.

You may keep the toys as long as you want and once you are done you send them back in the included mailer where they are cleaned and sanitized for the next child to borrow. Find out more information here.

The Cost: Plans start at $24.99 plus free shipping

Read our first review to learn more!

Apocalyptic Beauty September 2018 review

3. Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club

Reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

About this box: Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club is a monthly beauty subscription featuring Apocalyptic Beauty’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty products inspired by horror, pop culture, and the absurd. Each month is curated to fit a very specific, creative theme.

The Cost: US Subscribers: $12.50 + free shipping, International Subscribers: $22 (USD)

Read our first review to learn more!

KnitCrate Artisan Sock October 2018 review

4. KnitCrate Sock Artisan Crate

About this box: KnitCrate is a monthly yarn subscription box for knitters and crocheters! Each box includes a new exclusive yarn and corresponding patterns for knit and crochet projects. The Sock Artisan Crate costs $23.99 per month, for one skein of indie dyed fingering weight yarn, an exclusive pattern, and a bonus item

The Cost: $23.99 per month. (Other plans available from $19.99 per month to $39.99 per month.)

Coupon: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first KnitCrate when you sign up here!

Read our first review to learn more! 

KnitCrate Artisan review

5. KnitCrate Artisan Crate

About this box: KnitCrate is a monthly yarn subscription box for knitters and crocheters! Each box includes a new exclusive yarn and corresponding patterns for knit and crochet projects. The Artisan Crate costs $34.99 per month, for two skeins of indie dyed yarn in limited edition colorways, two exclusive knitting patterns (1 beginner, 1 intermediate/advanced), and a bonus item

The Cost: $34.99 per month. (Other plans available from $19.99 per month to $39.99 per month.)

Coupon: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first KnitCrate when you sign up here!

Read our first review to learn more! 

Maeven Box contents

6. Maeven Bride Box

About this box: Maeven Bride Box is a monthly luxury bridal and wedding planning box. It’s full of trendy items and advice to help with the stressful wedding planning process. Each box includes 5-8 items and the Maeven Intro Box is the first box you’ll receive.

The Cost: $44.95 a month + $6.95 shipping, or save on longer subscriptions (2, 3, or 6 months)

Read our first review to learn more!

7. Wicks + Words

About this box: Wicks + Words is a monthly literary candle subscription box that focuses on continuing the story of some of your favorite fandoms. There are currently four book themes available: Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Outlander.

The Cost: There are two subscription options:

  • Mini Story Box, which is $18 a month and includes 3, 4 oz candles along with a one or two other bookish goods with a retail value of at least $27
  • Deluxe Story Box, $32 a month with 2, 8 oz candles and 1, 4 oz candle with one or two other bookish goods (with a box value of $50).

Read our first review to learn more! 

The Filthy Mermaid October 2018 review

8. The Filthy Mermaid

About this box: “The Siren Swag Bag from The Filthy Mermaid is a monthly surprise subscription for grown mermaids, swimming wicked merbabe goodies straight to your doorstep!  It’s the freewheeling mermaid lifestyle – in one kickass package.”

The Cost: $29.99 monthly + free US shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.

Read our first review to learn more!

9. The Boxy Momma Company

Reviewed by popular demand!

About this box: The Boxy Momma Company sends unique, themed boxes to your door each month with the goal of rewarding moms.

The Cost: For $39.99/month + free shipping, you’ll receive 5-7 goodies that include a mix of pampering and practical items every mom deserves. The Momma Mailer is also available for $19.99/month and includes 2-4 goodies.

Coupon: Use code WELCOMEMOMMA to save 25% off your first box!

Read our first review to learn more!

obviously chic contents

10. Obviously Chic Box

Reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

About this box: Obviously Chic Box is a Canada-based, quarterly subscription box that includes exclusively designed items by Daisy Mae plus a curated selection of fashion, beauty, and home items. Each box will have a value of over $200.

The Cost:  $60.40 USD ($79 CAD) + free shipping for the quarterly plan (one delivery every 3 months, charged quarterly). $205.68 USD ($269) + free shipping for the yearly plan (one delivery every 3 months, charged yearly). 

Coupon: Use code WINTERBOX10 to save $10 off your first box!

Read our first review to learn more!

11. Norlii

Reviewed by popular demand!

About this box: Norlii is a bimonthly subscription box filled with Scandinavian home decor and accessories. This way you can quickly renew and upgrade your home interiors, featuring the renowned stylish Scandinavian style. Expect home decor, kitchenware, throws and pillows, vases, candleholders, prints and wall decor, office utensils, nordic snacks, bathroom delights and so much more.

The Cost: $69.95/bi-monthly + $7.00 shipping.

Read our first review to learn more!

Organic Bunny September 2018 - Box With Products Front

12. Organic Bunny Box

About this box: From Organic Bunny Box:

Once a month The Organic Bunny Box delivers non-toxic, natural, and organic beauty products conveniently to your door. Each box contains 6-8 products in medium to full sizes, some smaller samples may be included as extra goodies. We are not fans of small samples so rest assured, the items in this box will be big enough to provide you with the full product experience!

The Cost: $59.00/month with free shipping.

Read our first review to learn more!

Scentbox October 2018 Review

13. Scent Box

About this box:

Scent Box is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month (or you can elect to receive their fragrance of the month). They offer a variety of authentic designer scents (over 850) and they even offer free exchanges if a fragrance doesn’t work out for you.

The Cost: $14.95 + free shipping

Coupon: Get 35% off your first month!, no coupon required, just use this link

Read our first review to learn more!

Pretty Paper Club October 2018 - Box Products Front

14. Pretty Paper Club

About this box: Pretty Paper Club is a monthly custom stationery subscription that sends you personalized items every month.

Pretty Paper Club offers two types of personalized subscriptions: Custom Stationery or Deluxe Stationery. With Custom, you will receive customized notecards, envelopes, labels and a surprise. The Deluxe includes the Custom items plus stationery accessories: paper clips, writing utensils, sticky notes and more. No matter what you choose, Pretty Paper Club always includes confetti to include in your notes.

The Cost: $20 + $4 shipping

Coupon: Use code STAMP to save $5 off your first box!

Read our first review to learn more! 

15. Kete Koha

Reviewed by popular demand!

About this box: Kete Koha is a monthly curated box of food from artisan producers in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands. 

The Cost: $49.56/mo with free shipping or $52.17 for a one-time purchase. 

Coupon: Use code MYKIWIADDICTION to save 10% off your first box!

Read our first review to learn more!

16. Madmen & Heroes

About this box: Madmen & Heroes is a subscription box for those who crave incredible mysteries. Each month you will receive a box with a complex mystery that you must solve. It is presented with a story that sets the who, what, when and where and is filled with clues to get you to the end.

The Cost: $30.00 + $5.00 shipping

Read our first review to learn more!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boxes October 2018 - All Products Group Photo

17. Bibbidi Bobbidi Box

Reviewed by popular demand!

About this box: Bibbidi Bobbidi Box is a monthly subscription box that delivers the magic of Disney right to your front door with authentic Disney and Disney Parks items. The box we’ll be reviewing today is for baby-toddler ages, but they also offer boxes for adults, teens, younger kids, and more! Read on or check out their site to learn more.

The Cost: $59.00 + $4.99 shipping

Coupon: Get 1 additional item + free US shipping on your first box with code CELEBRATE

Read our first review to learn more!

la la life fall wellness subscription box unboxing and review of all items

18. La La Life

About this box: That high-vibe lifestyle isn’t just for Instagram influencers—now you can tap into the most popular wellness trends with La La Life, a self-care subscription box filled with goodies for your body and spirit. This quarterly box delivers superfood snacks, beauty items, body care products, and nourishing supplements to your door four times a year.

The Cost: Subscribe for an entire year and get each box for $69.95, or grab a one-time box for $75.00.

Coupon: Get 10% off with code LALA10

Read our first review to learn more!

19. Didis Toy Box

About this box: Didis Toy Box is a monthly subscription for babies and children to help parents discover high-quality toys that encourage learning through playing. Each month, you will receive 2-4 full sized toys thoughtfully chosen to help nurture your child’s developmental stages. Age ranges include Infant (0-12 months), Toddler (24-36 months), Preschooler (3-5 years), Kindergartener (5-6 years).

The Cost: $49.95 + $5 shipping for a monthly subscription. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions!

Read our first review to learn more!

Also, here are one-time boxes we reviewed in October that are still available for purchase:

20. Be Kind by Ellen

About this box: Ellen Degeneres has launched a new limited edition box full of her favorite things. And each box gives back, too. This first box has sold out. But you can get on the waiting list here for the next one.

FYI MSA Insiders helped give feedback on the product curation during the initial market research of this box. You can learn more about the MSA Insider program here.

The Cost: $54.99

Read our first review to learn more!

21. Butter London Mystery Gift Bundle

About this box: Butter London is a makeup company that originally started exclusively with nail polish before branching out to cover eye, lip, and face products too. They recently offered a $25 mystery bundle that is still available for purchase!

The Cost: $25 + $6.99 shipping

Read our review to learn more!

contents of "the rag"

22. The Rag

About this box: The Rag is the first-ever one-time period toolkit from Teen Vogue featuring all sorts of period-management options and needs.

Back in the day, when someone said they were “on the rag,” it meant they were menstruating. Why? Because it literally described how people managed their periods when there were no options for period products.

Now, times have changed and you have way more options than you probably realize. And when I say options, I don’t just mean the latest technology in blood management, though there will be plenty of that, too. Think beyond the blood about what it means to fit your period needs. Imagine a life where menstruating means being extra-nice to yourself because surfing the crimson tide is an adventure for the mind, body, and soul, baby.

The Cost: $24.99 + free shipping(except APO/FPO addresses)

Read our review to learn more!

What boxes would you like us to start reviewing? Tell us in the comments!

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5 Comments

  1. Please read the Obvious Chic review comments before ordering.

  2. I got the Ellen box. It’s OK.
    Subscribed to Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club because I like some indie eye and lip colors.

  3. The Home Detox box seems interesting. They offer clean & cruelty free beauty & home products. Also, seeing Maple Blume featured again would be cool…. or at least spoilers if MSA doesn’t want to review the box again.

  4. The Ellen Box is sold out but you have it listed under Still Available For Purchase

  5. I bought the Ellen box and loved it! The diffuser is the best, and I love the necklace. I hope they do more!

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