Care Box Co. Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – April 2019
Care Box Co. is a box full of fun, functional, and comforting items for our aging loved ones.
This subscription is unlike any other! Care Box Co. is passionate about the elderly, and their mission is to provide their family and friends a simple way to send a reminder that they are always on your heart and mind. While nothing can replace time spent with family and loved ones, this box can be sent to them each month (or quarterly) so they know they are always truly being thought of.
In addition to the Monthly Care Box, there is a quarterly option, along with a new Games & Goodies Care Package subscription.
This review is for the Monthly Care Box, which is $39.00 (plus free shipping to the continental U.S.).
We received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About this Subscription
The Subscription Box: Care Box Co.
The Cost: $39.00 per month (discounts for longer commitments) + free shipping
The Products: A perfect combination of items for the elderly. Every month varies, but all items are ready for use right out of the box. Your personal message is printed and included in the box. You are also able to include photos, can specify the recipient’s gender, and request sugar-free options. They also ask if the recipient is a veteran, police officer, firefighter, or educator to give them a special thank you.
Ships to: Worldwide
April 2019 Care Box Co. Review
Instead of a traditional contents card, Care Box Co. has printed the included items of this package on a white sticker, adhered to the box lid for viewing ease.
They have also included a “What did you think” comment card. I like that this company is interested in what their customers would like to see included in their boxes, but I was less impressed after I saw that postage wasn’t included on the card. The card does note that comments can be sent to [email protected], but my grandma is 93, and has no interest in learning about computers!
The last piece of literature included in this month’s box is a cute little square card describing the mission of Care Box Co.
TheraPutty – Retail Value $4.96
I love the inclusion of this putty in this box! TheraPutty is a resistive hand exercise material used to strengthen fingers and hands. It is made in the USA, and you can purchase the putty in different resistance strengths. The green putty is of medium resistance and definitely works the muscles in your hands and fingers! My grandma thought this was way more fun than her grip exerciser!
Tricky Triangle Game – Retail Value $1.88
This cute triangular shaped game board includes instructions printed on the board itself and 14 colorful pegs. To play the game, you arrange the pegs so that one hole is empty, then you jump the pegs removing the jumped peg until you can no longer make moves. You tally your points by how many pegs are left. I appreciated that this game is straightforward and doesn’t take up a lot of space. While my grandma might not play this, it will be nice to have at her house to keep my kids busy while we visit!
Next up is this drawstring bag filled with manicure goodies!
Crystal Glass File
This red and clear crystal glass nail file seems to be pretty standard- it works pretty well and is small enough to fit in my purse. I also appreciate that it comes with a protective sleeve. I’m not sure my grandma has a glass file, but I’m sure she would be interested in trying this!
I love this cuticle oil pen! You turn the top of the pen and brush the amount of oil you want in the desired area – this application is way less messy than the dropper method I have used in the past! The oil is a blend of natural oils with vitamin A, vitamin E, and tea tree oil. The spice ginger scent is soothing and it seems to have helped my cuticles in one use! I can definitely see grandma using this while she watches the Price is Right!
Epielle Moisturizing Gloves – Buy a pack of 12 for $12.95
These moisturizing gloves feature sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E for a softening treat on your hands! I have the driest hands ever, and after 20 minutes of wearing these gloves, they felt and looked so much better! They also have tabs to prevent them from slipping off for easier use. What a treat- and something my grandma would have fun with!
Next up is this boxed set of greeting cards, note cards, envelopes, gel pens, and stickers.
Heart and Wax Seal Stickers
Every year on my birthday, my grandma sends me a card with stickers all over the envelope. She has done this as long as I can remember, and even though I am now 30, I love it! These stickers are completely up my grandma’s alley. My 4 and 6-year-old didn’t quite understand the wax seal stickers, but I thought it was a fun addition, and my grandma got a kick out of them!
Gel Pens – 4 count
Here we have 4 glitter gel pens. The included colors are pink, yellow, black, and green. There is no indication of the brand, but they write really smooth and color very well. My grandma’s first introduction to gel pens was at my house with an adult coloring book. She did mention she would like some of her own, making this a perfect inclusion!
Assorted Note Cards & Greeting Cards & Envelopes
Next up is this fun assortment of notecards and greeting cards. Included were 7 colorful notecards, 5 birthday cards, 1 thank you card, 1 wedding card, 1 graduation card, and 1 blank patterned card. It is sooo nice to have a stash of cards on hand, and these ones are really cute! Who couldn’t use these, especially a grandparent or an elderly person? My husband’s grandma has 38 grandkids- she would fly through these cards!!!
2 Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple Cakebites – Buy a pack of 12 for $16.99
These cakebites are sooo pretty and taste really yummy! They have 3 layers of chocolate peanut butter goodness and delectable chocolate frosting with an extra chocolate drizzle. My kids devoured these, but we did save one for grandma.
Milano Dark Chocolate Cookies – Buy a 10 pack for $4.48
My grandma always has a stash of these cookies in her pantry, so I already know she loves them. They have a classic taste with just the right amount of sweetness. At 110 calories they are the perfect snack!
2 Michel et Augustin Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies – Buy a pack of 18 for $27.00
The last item in the box was 2 packages of these delicious hazelnut cookies. I am addicted to anything hazelnut, and this was no exception! These are salty shortbread cookies with the perfect amount of chocolate and hazelnut bits on top. They are so good I ate all 4 squares in one sitting….I did eye up the other package but was able to resist…barely!
Verdict: This was the first time I have received the Care Box Co. subscription and I thought they did a very nice job with the curation. As a subscription for aging loved ones, I like that they send useful items that won’t clutter a small living space, and will truly be enjoyed. My grandma thought this was a great idea and was very pleased receiving these items, and I felt good about sharing them with her. This is a great birthday or Christmas idea, especially since the trip to the mailbox is the highlight to my grandma’s day!
While I wasn’t able to find prices for all items due to unknown brands, there were 33 items in the box. With the monthly subscription costing $39 including shipping, each item comes to about $1.18. While that may be high for some items, I think the curation and surprise should be factored in as well. It is also nice to know that with every box sold, this company sends care boxes to low income or orphaned seniors across the country.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will receive the May care package. Monthly and quarterly subscriptions received by the 15th of the month will ship that month. Monthly and quarterly subscriptions received after the 15th will ship the following month by the 10th.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39 + free shipping, which means that each of the 11 types of items in the box has an average cost of $3.55 (or $1.18 for each of the 33 individual items!)
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