JourneeBox Subscription Review + Coupon – Winter 2019
JourneeBox delivers a quarterly lifestyle experience that features designer-produced, sustainably-made fashion, home, body, and culinary goods. The JourneeBox direct-to-consumer business model — meaning they design and produce all of their goods —keeps costs and environmental impact down. This model guarantees subscribers quality, vetted products made from sustainable materials with that are ethically made.
FYI – JourneeBox recently took over Sugarbash subscriptions. If you had an active Sugarbash subscription, your final box will be the Winter JourneeBox. You can start a 2019 subscription directly with JourneeBox.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: JourneeBox
The Cost:$54.99 per quarter + free US shipping. $49.99 for a pre-paid annual subscription.
Coupon: Save $5 off your first box with the code SAVEFIVE
The Products: 6+ sustainably-made or fair-trade items with customizable products focusing on accessories, apparel, home and beauty goods.
Ships to: All 50 United States, Puerto Rico and most parts of Canada. Subscribers in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii will be charged an $8 shipping fee and subscribers in Canada will have to pay international shipping fees.
Good to Know: You can choose from different styles or “themes” when you sign up for your subscription. This influences the look of certain items you receive in your quarterly box. You can also select individual products in the period before your box ships. We did not choose any specific products in our review below.
JourneyBox Winter 2019 Review
First off, the packaging was exceptional and very beautiful. The stunning blue box and carefully wrapped items make quite the impression. On the intro card, Kevia takes some time to explain her our journey, her business, and her hopes for this new box. I can absolutely get behind a fair trade and eco-conscious box, and I appreciated her anecdotes about her travels and inspirations. As someone with a pretty substantial buying/retail background, I can also see the value in products that a brand manufactures themselves and has creative and quality control over. I can also see a drawback because those products can be difficult to estimate value for.
Included was a promo card with a discount for any new Journee subscriptions. If I understand correctly, this box took the place of the final Sugarbash box and subscribers have to begin a new subscription to keep getting this one. It was nice that they included a little discount.
Wood, Gold, and Horn Stretch Bracelet
This was included as a bonus item for former Sugarbash box subscribers. Although this box did not come with an item list with descriptions or listed values, this item did come in a clear back with a sticker that stated: “Annual Member Bonus MSRP $75”. While I would in no way ever guesstimate that this is a $75.00 bracelet, I did find myself really loving it when I put it on. I would never have chosen this sort of bracelet, but I have found myself wearing it most days since I received the box. There is something really striking about the gold foil mixed with the texture of the resin and horn. It is a stretch bracelet that is actually quite loose on my pretty average wrist. I like that it is some weird mixture of glam, boho, and mod, and fits with my eclectic style quite well.
Gold Feather Trinket Dish
This dish was much heavier than I expected. I tend to keep little bowls and trays all over my house to drop jewelry into or stash skincare samples in easy reach in bathrooms. This feather s a bold and charming gold and is rather detailed for what it is. I am currently utilizing it on my living room mantle to hold some of my smaller crystals.
Kevia Rose & Fig Candle
I love moody florals, so this mini candle was a winner for me. It is a heady rose with a deeper base with woods and musk. The glass itself is really beautiful as the candle burns down. I rarely complain about candles in my subs because we go through them constantly in my home, especially in the winter.
Kevia Black Agate Earrings
While you can choose certain products before your box ships, we didn’t make any selections in this box. That being said, I happen to LOVE these earrings! They are exactly like something I would wear. The large bottom pear stone is a gorgeous black agate and all the hardware is 14K plated which helps with my metal sensitivities. I always appreciate a slightly heavy earring and I love how these dance around while I wear them. I honestly would have bought these for myself if I had stumbled upon them out shopping, so it is awesome to find something to spot on in a sub.
Kevia Himalayan Soaking Salts in Lavender and Vanilla, 8 oz
These salts smell so good. I used them in my little heated foot bath after a super long day and really enjoyed them very much. The scent is super strong and very natural, and the salts themselves are beautiful to look at. My feet felt absolutely amazing after their soak.
Madeline Elizabeth Gold Necklace
This was the only real miss for me in this box. It isn’t remotely close to my style, though if you love longer and more minimalist necklaces you might be really into it. I did like the longer gold chain, and the necklace itself had some substance. Compared to the other items in this box it just seemed a little generic and not quite as special.
Floral Scarf – Estimated Value $45.00
This scarf is gorgeous. It is a lightweight bamboo viscose fabric and drapes beautifully. Though not as large as a blanket scarf, this is still a really big scarf that gives you lots of coverage without being heavy. I absolutely love the shades of grey and the bold floral design. I couldn’t find this exact scarf online, but I did find it with slightly different coloring here. This is another item I have been wearing pretty much nonstop since I opened this box.
Verdict: While I know this box will be super polarizing for some subscribers, I really and truly loved the new JourneeBox! The gold necklace was the only solid dud for me in the entire box. I absolutely loved the earrings and scarf, found the bath salts really papering, and enjoyed the candle. The gold trinket dish is a beautiful addition to my home. I appreciate that this box was a nice mix of different lifestyle items, with a heavy emphasis on jewelry. The packaging itself was lovely and each item was wrapped or tucked away into a decorative bag, making for a fun unboxing experience. I am very excited to see what comes next quarter and hope that it is as awesome as this one was.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, as of publication, you can choose the Winter Box! The Spring Box will ship in April.
Coupon: Save $5 off your first box with the code SAVEFIVE
Value Breakdown: This box costs $54.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $7.86.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you think of the new JourneeBox?