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Be Kind by Ellen Spring 2019 Subscription Box – SPOILERS!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 28, 2019 | 65 comments

Be Kind by Ellen
2.3 overall rating
87 Ratings | 33 Reviews


We have some spoilers for the Spring 2019 Be Kind By Ellen box! (Thanks, Kimberly, for the heads up!)

Source: lovealways_erika

Source: lovealways_erika

Here is what we know so far (these may not be all the items):

UPDATE – We have a closer look at more items thanks to flora_chaehwa (Thanks for the heads up, Anna!)

  • Rover – Be Kind by Ellen Edition by Amanda Hedlund & Andrew Grant
  • There’s a blue box in the bottom left corner, any guesses on the item?

More info on the Cheerios:

What do you think of the spoilers so far?

This subscription box is $54.99 and ships to the US and Canada. Check out our review of the previous box to get a sense of what to expect!

For 17 years, Ellen DeGeneres talk show guests, viewers, and audience members have all felt the same unifying experience when they watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show one that lightens their moods, lifts their spirits, and makes their hearts smile. To share this experience with people everywhere, Ellen h... read more.
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!

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!
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I’m going to be selling my entire box, if anyone wants first dibs; otherwise I’ll be posting it on eBay or swaps if I get off the waitlist. The box is sold out now so I’m hoping I won’t have any issues selling it. There’s just nothing in there that I need/will use.


If anyone wants to sell their playing cards, I’ll pay $15 shipped to AZ. I collect Theory 11 cards and these look nice.


I’m happy to send you mine when my box arrives; I’m not on the swap site, but my email is victoria h statkey at gmail.




I’d be happy to. Not sure how to contact you.


I’ve canceled my subscription, BUT more I think about this box, the more I like. However, I will wait for the spoilers next time before re-subscribing.

Bracelet: I love animals and all, but I wouldn’t want to wear something with a gorilla on it (not my style). However, the charm is removable, so I can do that and just add my own.

Coffee mug: It looks beautiful and is in a neutral color. A practical item, and I’ll use it. At the end of the day, I am happy that it’s something I will actually use.

Book: my kids love dogs, so they’ll appreciate it.

Playing cards: Father’s Day gift. My dad collects them.

Candle: I like how large it is, and comes in a modern neutral container and color. Win!

Coffee: I’m an addict.

Calm voucher: looking foeward to using it! Already a fan of the app.

Cheerios: I hope that mine will have a $5,000 golden ticket. Lol.

All in all, even if the items aren’t totally you, I think we can see the sincerity in the box, since they are Ellen’s style.


I’m confused. The email that was sent to subscribe to the Be kind box, is this the first one we’re going to get? I’m pretty sure I read the first one will be the fall box. Anyone know?


The first one was during the Fall of 2018 so this box would be the 2nd ever be kind box


Liz, are you able to confirm if all of the coffee travel mugs will be white? I’m curious to see if they will be random colors or all the same.


Good box. I will swap the book but probably keep everything else. I think in the long run this box will be a good fit for me.


Oof. I’ll have the gorilla bracelet up for swap too. I’ll give this box one more shot because I liked the LE one so much. I’m on the hunt for a good sub with little or no beauty items.


Look into Bombay and Cedar 😉


There’s something black and rounded above the Alex and Ani box…maybe a candle?


The Alex and Ani is probably the gorilla charm bracelet


I’m not ashamed to admit I’m really excited about that book. I had a dog “guidebook” of breeds as a kid that I begged my dad to buy me from the bookstore and that thing literally fell apart because I would constantly stare at the pictures of the dogs and read about the breeds. Yes, I’m a bit obsessed I guess. LOL. But now, as an adult, I have an amazing rescue dog myself (mutt!) and this book instantly brought back those happy memories as a kid…plus I obviously love the message behind it. I loved the first Ellen box, signed up for a sub without hesitation and so far no regrets!


I can just imagine myself crying over the pictures of the dogs because I will want them all so much!


Welp. Buying this without spoilers was a mistake. Unless I get the $5,000 ticket, in which case is was the best decision ever. 😂


The full unboxing video by Ellen is on YouTube. The items you don’t see here are a deck of playing cards and a candle


I always feel like the second an item becomes a “collaboration” it cant be given a retail price that exceeds its cost in the box. They aren’t selling this particular edition of the book on their site and because it says it’s part of the be kind box its already proclaiming to cost even less than the $60 you paid for the box because it’s just one item among many.


I subbed yesterday as a birthday gift to myself and I’m excited! Everything seems very on-brand for Ellen as a person, and there are some new-to-me items. I’ve never seen the Byta cups before and it’s by far the best-looking travel mug I’ve ever seen. And as an aunt and frequent dog-sitter of a rescue Great Dane, can’t wait to see all the beautiful rescue pups in the book.
PS The teal box looks like a Thrive Causemetics item.


The teal box is a deck of playing cards

Mellissa Plowman

Interesting and an easy pass.

I’ve tried (and paid for) the Calm App and I recently canceled it. I find YouTube is better for calming me at night.

I love dogs but don’t have any in my life so the book is not for me. My sister just adopted a dog but she isn’t really a coffee book person. Plus a $125 book? 😂

The cup is nice. I’m more excited for the FabFitFun option.

The bracelet…nope. I don’t know who I could even gift this to if it has a gorilla on it.

This box does represent Ellen but does it appeal to a broad audience? 😑


I’ll have to say, while not what I was expecting after the last box I love collecting large coffee table books so I hope I do get a book. I’d love a couple more to gift to my dog loving friends but doubt anyone would swap reasonably, as I’m not swapping a Pehr throw for a book. 🙁


Well, I loved the curation of the first box, but adding a dog book to this box knowing that not everyone may not be a dog enthusiast is disappointing. I would love a decor book or another themed coffee table book in this box that would be more universal for everyone.


In the video, you can see a little teal box at the last second. It kind of looked similar to the Causemetics item we got in the winter FabFitFun Box.


Oh dear. I am a cat person who does not want a $125 dog book. Nor do I want a gorilla bracelet. And we use a Keurig. This could be big miss for me.


I’m right there with you. But the book will make an amazing gift for my cat sitter (who has more doggie clients). And I can gift the rest of it, too. Just a huge miss for me personally, since I won’t use anything in the box. Win some, lose some.


So disappointed ! I loved the first box so i blindly jumped on this, but there is so far nothing i will use. I am praying that the hero item is not a crazy expensive dog book, my cat will NOT appriciate that, might possibly destroy it so it would be wasted in my house. The bracelet is ok, but pretty plain, and i will not use the coffee or meditation app. Im a sad panda 🙁


“My cat will not appreciate that,” hahaha


In the Cheerios video, you will see that one box has $5,000 in it, so be careful not to throw out the baby with the bath water 😁


I sure hope there is more than a cup, bracelet and a bowl of cereal in this box. This is HIGHLY disappointing. Hopefully this is just a first set of spoilers.


That bracelet is so ugly, too, if it’s the one everyone is getting. Lol.


Yes…I’m afraid that the bracelet is 1000% not to my liking. I really wish that I hadn’t pulled the trigger on this box.


I’m probably in the minority but I think the bracelet is beautiful!


So I jumped on this box because I loved the first and missed it. I am so bummed if these are the items. Only thing I like is the cup which I do not need. Everything else will be up for swap. Ill give it one more chance in thinking maybe every other box may be a good one. LOL


There is a cryptic video available on Instagram. I counted seven items.

Byta Cup looks the 16oz
Alex and Ani Item I bet it is the gorilla item since it’s an Ellen item.
Calm App Voucher
Westrock Coffee Item. This is either a sample or coffee coasters due to the size.
Cheerios Mini Box
Rover Book- $125 value
A blue box at the bottom of second layer. It’s a small box


I didn’t get the first box and wish I had, so I was tempted with signing up blindly for this one; told myself I’d wait until Monday and didn’t sign up until yesterday, and of course now there’s spoilers. I’m a bit bummed but holding out hope; I enjoy medication apps like Calm a lot, so I’m hoping it’s a decent voucher.


I almost signed up for the Calm app but it is extremely expensive. I wonder if it’s for a one year subscription? If so, it might be worth it for me. I have really bad insomnia and the app would be of good use to me.


It’s for 2 months


Someone posted a video on Instagram with half of the contents. There is also some dog book called Rover. I actually liked the first box and was sad that I missed it. So far I’m not liking a thing in this box besides the cup so far. Hopefully the remaining items will impress everyone.


Apparently that Rover book has a RV if $125, so I’m wondering if that and what we see here is all we’re getting.
“The beautiful 11″ x 11″ coffee table book will feature hundreds of dogs in approximately 504 pages.”


My best friend’s dog is actually in that book it weighs a ton so it is going to kill shipping costs!


If that is the hero item I will be livid. I like dogs but I would never spend $125 n a dog photo book.


There’s more. But no one is showing what else is in there. There’s a video on Instagram. @flora_chaehwa

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