Betty Boomerang is a super fun subscription box that brings the past to your mid-century modern home! Every two months, subscribers can expect to receive home decor items that harken back to the 1950's and 60's. In addition to the Original box reviewed here, Betty Boomerang also offers a MINI box for $29 per box.
This is a review of the $49 Original Box.
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.)
About This Box
The Subscription Box: Betty Boomerang
The Cost: $49 bi-monthly + shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off!
The Products: 4-5 retro-inspired items centered around a theme
Ships to: US for $7, Canada for $16
Betty Boomerang "The Great Outdoors" Review
Upon signing up, subscribers fill in a very brief questionnaire that asks whether they want male, female, or surprise items. It also asks what breed of retro style they are into, such as Scandi, Kitschy, Atomic, etc. This leads me to believe that packages may differ by subscriber. This is the information booklet that was included in my package. It lists out the items and why they were included. This month's theme is The Great Outdoors!
These smaller items were included in my package, and I'm not 100% sure if they are just extras, or if they count as the "Social Share Bonus Item" listed as $5 value on the booklet. I am thinking maybe the Dirty/Clean magnet is the bonus item. It is so funny, and perfect for the washing machine!
This is so cool! The illustrations and photos in this book are amazing. Surprisingly, I think many of the recipes in this cookbook would still hold up just fine today. I hope so! My family does a good bit of camping, and it will be fun to have new things to try out.
Catsup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles - Listed Value $6.99/set
Wow, I can't remember the last time I saw these! I feel like I saw them all the time when I was a little kid. These are perfect for a picnic and so retro!
Route 66 Prints by Spotlight Artist, Stefanie Poteet (set of 3) - Listed Value $18
These prints are just gorgeous! They are beautiful, and sad in a way, as they represent a bygone and disappearing era. The back of the information booklet has some information on the artist, Stefanie Poteet, and her work. She is driven to capture signs and relics from the golden era of the American road trip. It's pretty interesting stuff.
State Map Tablecloth by Red and White Kitchen - Retail Value $33.19, Listed Value $30
This tablecloth is huge! I could not even get all of it in one picture! The tablecloth is 58" x 72" and printed on a high-quality cotton linen. I absolutely love the graphics, even the font is just perfect. It has a map of the United States with lots of popular tourist destinations listed. This also works really well with the theme - I can totally see it laid out on a picnic table. So cute!
The Verdict; This was my first package from Betty Boomerang, and I was impressed! The items were really fun and very true to the mid-century retro aesthetic. I also think the value is pretty good at $56 shipped for $79.17 worth of goods. I guess my only hesitation with this particular box is that the theme, while really fun, doesn't lend itself to home decor items. Looking at some of the items from past boxes, I think a new subscriber might be a little disappointed to not receive items that would work in the home (not outside of the home like these). Otherwise, this was a really cool box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive January's box. Sign up by the 10th of each month to get that month's box.
Coupon - Use code MSA5 to save $5 off!
Value Breakdown: At $56 shipped for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Magnet / extras - $3.54
- Cookbook - $11.31
- Bottles - $4.94
- Prints - $12.73
- Tablecloth - $23.48
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