Be Kind by Ellen Fall 2019 Subscription Box – FULL SPOILERS!


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We have spoilers for the Fall 2019 Be Kind By Ellen box!

The Fall 2019 Be Kind By Ellen box includes:

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  1. Hi! Is anyone else still waiting for their box? I haven’t even gotten a shipping notice but I have received emails asking me to review. Review what?! Thanks.

  2. I just unboxed mine and I’m really happy with it. I love the white noise/fan machine and the key necklace. I think it will be fun to wear to work and it is nice and long which I love. The soap smells great too. I guess I’m in the minority but I’m really pleased with my box.

  3. Very disappointed in this box. 🙁 It feels like it was just thrown together. Her website says there is a $200+ value in every box. By the card sent the value is only $148.89 without the Thrive Market value and that is only an additional $35, total of $183.89. For people that have tried Thrive in the past that offer is not valid. I love Ellen’s mission but if the Winter box isn’t awesome it will be my absolute last one. And I am appalled at the higher cost boxes for a POSSIBILITY to win something, not a guarantee!

    • I get that you’re not pleased with your box, but curious why you’re appalled at paying more for the chance to win something. Isn’t that what fund raisers generally do? Such as, you buy one ticket for $10 or get 7 for $50 and hope to win the prize, and either way the money goes to a good cause and you knew what you were doing when you made your choice. It’s devised as a possibility not a guarantee. And in this case, for those that don’t want to purchase the higher priced box, there is a lower priced box containing the same items but without the possibility of winning something more. You certainly have the right to your opinion on the box you paid for, but it feels like you lost your punch when you turned towards being appalled.

  4. I love Ellen. I love the charity angle. But like someone else said, I’d rather just donate the money. I sleep with white, brown, or pink noise already from Alexa. The body butters melted and ran all over the box and then went solid again so it’s a mess. I don’t wear eyeshadow pretty much ever. I missed the first box…which I’m still bummed about. I keep hoping they’ll regroup. I’ll give it one more shot then I’m done. Appreciate the spoilers!

  5. Yes people tend to forget that it is for charity so it’s not real charity for them.

  6. I believe all of us signed up for the cause of our money doing “good things”. $55.00 isn’t a joke when calculated times 4. I’ve noticed the box is filled up with freebies she pulls together from venders that write off the gifts and we get a box load of papers and unusable vouchers.
    I haven’t received this October box but her team that is assigned to this charitable project is loosing contributors like me. I’m done. I throw away everything. I can’t even give away the boxed items. Now she wants Premium subscribers ? First thing was yo go to all of us offering a discount on those who have paid for a year of boxes .. incentify us before those who haven’t spent a penny. Poor marketing.

    • Totally disappointed with whomever takes care of the box subscription. It is the 17th and no news of the box coming. Yes it is a donation to the Ellen fund and yes it is nice to get something when this is after all a donation. However, when you are promised a wonderful box for participating…. you are expecting just that. The gifts could be fewer but better…. coupons, MAKEUP?! What is that about? And how much of the donation goes towards the cause? I am curious about that

  7. I really liked this box. I had a lot of fun opening it and everything is useful to me, I can’t wait to try the sleep machine. I especially love the scented body butters, very luxurious!

    • What scent are the body butters?

      • Lemongrass and Lavender

  8. For those that have received the box, there is an option of going premium and paying about $252.00 for 1 year upfront for a chance to win other gifts. It kind of sounds like a lottery/raffle type box option. Not sure how I feel about that. I kind of want to do it but am a little hesitant. Has anyone heard anything about the premium boxes?

    • I see Liz just posted about it. Ill wait a little bit and see if I want to commit. I know the boxes haven’t been too great but I still like the idea behind it and am still keeping hope for at least 1 more amazing box like the first one I missed out on.

  9. I mean this is slightly better than the Oprah boxes but really people need to think of this as a donation that they are getting a thank you gift for. This is not a box to get if value is important to you or you expect to get a bunch of high end stuff for. You’re basically donating to her charities and getting a box of gifts in return. I would personally rather just donate myself and at least get the tax deduction.

  10. I was annoyed at being charged well before the ship date and was prepared to cancel this box, but I have mixed feelings about it. In my family, we will use everything but the soap, so it’s a functional box for us. But was it exceptional? No. There wasn’t anything that made any of us just super excited. And I think a box from Ellen (for $55) should do that.

  11. I’m looking forward to it. The white noise sounds like a great item for trips. The key seems fun. I like the theme of relaxation. I can curl up to the book have some good smelling stuff. I’m excited😀

  12. The spring box was my first Ellen box and I loved it… it has gone down hill (for me since). I want to cancel but I think I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and wait to cancel after the Winter box. It’s just so random and the membership things are just not helpful (of interest) to me …. Come on Ellen one more box and then its cancel time for me I think.

    • I agree 100%. I’m not loving this box. It’s not bad, but I just keep thinking it should be better. If I’m not in love with the winter box, I’ll cancel.

  13. Loved the first couple of boxes, but the multiple trial subscriptions box was what sort of pushed me to stop. I wish Ellen the best, because she does great things, but this box just isn’t for me. Glad for those that are able to afford it and help Ellen with her missions to make a difference. If it could return to the Vitruvi box level of being such a great bargain, I’ll be back then. The price of the fan alone is around the price of the subscription, but I already have a very high-end sleeping machine. Glad she released spoilers!

  14. And – just wow (and for those not used to sarcasm… this is the “wow” in the most sarcastic voice possible!)…..

    For the SAME price of multiple other quarterly subscriptions – Be Kind by Ellen under delivers in quality, quantity, and VALUE. Other quarterly subscriptions are promoting significantly greater value for $ spent. And they do…. But Be Kind by Ellen just sends out hodge podge of random items. Yes, the concept of giving back is great. But…. there are SO many other companies that I’m SURE Ellen could promote & work with for the greater good. The power of Ellen is worth millions to companies who should be lining up for her free promotional power!

    As most all have said – first box was great. And every single box since has been major disappointment. This lack of value – plus the WORST Customer Service in subscription box world – makes this box a “NO” in capital letters for me.

    • I totally agree!

  15. I wasn’t excited about this box when I first saw the spoilers – basically because I already have a white noise machine that I never use and a Giving Keys necklace I’ve only worn a couple of times (I bought it after a massage when I was feeling particularly zen 🙂 ). But then I remembered that the reason why I don’t use my white noise machine is because I didn’t like any of the fan sounds. Been doing some research on YouTube to see what this thing sounds like and there are definitely a few sounds I think I could roll with. With the exception of the necklace, I can see myself using pretty much everything else in the box – even the Thrive voucher. I’ll think on this for a couple of days and make up my mind, but I’m not hatin’ it.

  16. The first box was good. After that… not so good.
    I just can’t justify spending $55 for this.

    • I am also trying really hard to like it. But for me, Canada, and with all the duty and exchange it is going to be really hard for me not to cancel. Like many I will give it one more box chance. Come on Ellen make it worth the extra for this Canadian ECE on a tight budget.

  17. At first glance I think a I’m not excited about this one at all. But then I remember I have a 3 year old on the spectrum with sleep issues. And we are going to Disney World soon. That white noise machine looks like it can travel well and is worth trying. I’m not sure I will like the scent of the body butters and wish they had chosen an unscented one. The key necklace is not for me. I will list a couple of things from this box for swap like I have from the last couple of boxes, but I will enjoy some things from it too.

    • Ellen is the kindest person I know. She makes me happy for one hour a day.

      • that is true Ellen is the kindness person ever!!!! I am a BIG Fan of Ellen!!!!

  18. I love Ellen and her show, and what she does for charity.

    I’ve received all boxes but this is getting so disappointing. I loved the first box and with the Ellen socks included I was hoping there would be a pair of the famous Ellen underwear in the next box and so on. Last box I did love getting the Drunk Elephant so had kept my hopes up for higher end goods. Now, Colour Pop?? I know it’s popular, but it’s cheap! And trial coupons are worthless.

    For this one I was hoping at least for a fall throw or something fall-ish. I hope they can kick it up a notch for upcoming boxes but it looks like time to cancel for now.

    • I saw the boyshorts in her store and was hoping for a pair as well!! Not a fan of Lavender – and REALLY not a fan of Lemongrass! So, those will be in the swap bin. To go from Drunk Elephant products in one box to Colour Pop in the next box is a major step down. White noise keeps me awake – I am the wrong customer for that little doodad 🙄

      I hate to cancel because I do like the overall feel of the box they are going for – but have been really let down with the quality of products that we are receiving. Think I will hold out for winter and hope they step up their game for the holidays. Fingers crossed they improve 🤞

  19. I finally cancelled this box. I’ve received all of them since the beginning and I keep hoping for the love I felt for the first one. I kept giving it a chance, thinking they’d get their feet under them and it would get better. I love Ellen and her message and helping the causes, but I don’t feel like this box is worth the value. These trial subscription things need to go away. Sending a Spotify membership that can’t be used if you already have a paid account? Really not cool. I hate to bail, but I hate spending $55 a quarter to be disappointed again even more.

    • Exactly. This one is the biggest let down. Is Ellen even curating it? Sure doesn’t feel like it.

  20. I love it! Everyone needs to remember it’s going towards a cause. Adopt a shelter dog is a great cause and it should make you feel good about donating to it. Be kind everyone!

  21. This is the last straw. I just canceled my subscription. The first box was so phenomenal that I got two subscriptions. Every box since has been a disappointment. I haven’t used any of the trials they send like the Thrive membership or Spotify from the summer box. I already have a Spotify membership so I was ineligible for that offer anyway. Meh!

  22. SOOOOO glad I canceled. This box sucks.

  23. Not even remotely interested in this.

    • Same. Yawn.

  24. Disappointing box. Again. So sad because I would love to get Ellen’s box. The “free trials ” are just absolutely annoying to me. White noise? My alexa has unlimited choices. Nothing even slightly exciting in this box.

  25. I have a white nose app on my phone and love it. It was free and there are dozens of sounds including my favorite: brown noise.

    I’ve looked into separate white noise machines in the past and LectoFan has great reviews.

    I’m contemplating this box based on possibly needing a white noise machine. We have our electric go out a few times a year and my phone dies and then I cannot sleep due to needing the app. I’m still not sure I “need” a $50 white noise machine.

    But the rest of the box would be $5 so if I’m going to purchase the machine, it makes sense to get the box.

    Hmmmm…

    • Is it battery operated though? If not, then power outages don’t matter.

    • I don’t know if the box would work in a power outage, but I can’t recommend a dedicated box highly enough. I have a different brand but I can’t sleep without it, the sounds on apps are no where near as good (for me at least.)

    • I have this white noise machine, and it is amazing, not even close to the apps, which I used to use. There’s something very real and comforting about the noise it makes.

  26. Per YouTube vid, the colourpop is a cheek highlighter duo in Lunch Money and Might Be.

  27. I was wondering if this box was still in business…..I received the 2nd box and that was it. I like the idea, want to like the box, but it just doesn’t do it.

  28. This will be my last box. I love Ellen but these boxes are very disappointing. I have a cpap so will not even hear this machine. I would never wear the necklace, have lots of eyeshadow, never get around to the subscriptions plus you still pay for the food and shipping. Not much of a value for me.

  29. So, as someone with a 7 year old who has had that white noise machine since she was 2 that particular white noise machine is worth every penny. If you have a baby or are about to this box is worth it. I cannot stress enough having a white noise machine for a baby. I’m considering it for a backup.

    • Hi Jess, what an awesome idea for someone with a baby! I so wish I’d had your tip 9 years ago when my super sensitive daughter was born. Still, now I have your suggestion, a white noise machine can be my new go-to present for baby gifts. Thank you!

  30. I’m glad I gave up on this box after the last one. It’s just not for me.

    Don’t need eyeshadow, already have an actual fan when I sleep, wouldn’t ever wear that key, have plenty of lotion, dislike trial coupons I have to keep up with before I end up charged for something I don’t want and am not a fan of aromatherapy things. Did I miss anything?

    I like the charity aspect but I’d rather take the $50 and donate it to a local charity.

  31. What does Ellen know about being kind anyway?

    • Ellen on her friendship with people who might not agree with absolutely everything she stands for: “Here’s the thing. I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK … When I say ‘be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.”

      • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

      • Yes! Thank you for writing this, dia! 🙂

      • @dia👌👌👌👌👌

    • Uh… kindness is pretty much Ellen’s brand!

  32. There’s an unboxing on YouTube.

    I purchased the first box but none of the others seem worth the money.

    • As it looks, There will never be another box like the first one😞 I’m still sad I missed out on that one 😪

  33. I hope the giving keys people have upped their game. Got one a few years back (Causebox, iirc) and it was absolutely f-i-l-t-h-y disgusting. I put it in the trash, the thing was so gross my first thoughts went to whether I was current on my tetanus vaccine.

    • It seriously looks like a key to your apartment from 10 years ago, that you would find while decluttering your current home. Their key necklaces are unattractive, and while I get the mission behind the brand, this is a lazyass dinky product.

      • I haven’t received my box yet…..should I be worried yet?
        They are asking me to review it…..

        • I have not gotten mine either, October 1st email said early October, this is middle October…

        • I have not gotten mine either

          • Haven’t gotten mine either 🙁

    • Agree to disagree. I got one years ago from FFF (one of their first boxes) and still wear it today. It’s simple and the message is meaningful to me.

  34. This box never feels curated to me. It feels more like a grab bag of items that The Ellen Show was able to get at a discount from sponsors/partnering organizations. The value might be there, but it’s not for me.

    • That’s what ALL sub boxes are. There is a mere notion that the better ones are curated. They’re really not

      • I disagree. I’ve had some really great boxes that are curated around a cohesive theme. The summer box from Causebox is a good example of all the items within a box working together. But I do understand your point that not every box is looking to curate a theme and that for some of them — like Ellen’s box apparently — economics is the driving force behind what gets included.

  35. I think this is a great box and am looking forward to receiving it. I believe in the causes and am not so worried about the retail value. You can’t put a price tag on the good that is being done! These are useful items to me and exactly along the lines of what I would expect.

    • @Cas. so true. I’ve been wanting that Lectrofan so this was a no brainer for me. I just signed up for the year but then I sub to everything :(. At least my addiction allows me to have gifts always available without having to go out shopping.

  36. No hero item? Given it’s the cost of PSMH with coupon…I don’t see the value

  37. Does this box have contents?

    • I don’t see any.

  38. I am happy with this. I sleep to white noise by way of an electric fan. I am hoping this has a battery compartment so that I can finally have some white noise when our power goes out.

    All in all I think this looks pretty good to me.

  39. Nope. Nope. Nope. Fool me once…this is not a $55 box. Ellen! You need to fire whoever is curating your boxes. Your subscription is an embarrassment.

  40. I was looking forward to the spoilers for this box, but it is a mix. Love the key and the idea behind it. Tallying the items I got a total of $130 not including the Thrive membership or the soap bar. Has anyone else estimated the items? Is this normal for this box?

    I rounded the prices and couldn’t find duo shadows on Colourpop, but singles were around $4.50.

    Noise machine $50
    Necklace $36
    Shadow $10
    Book $10
    Roll On $8
    Body Butters 5oz??? $8 x2= $16

    • This isn’t a box to get if value is this important to you. This is for charity. You’re basically getting a gift in exchange for your donation.

  41. Hmm really lukewarm about this box. Maybe I’ll pass

  42. These are nice items, I like the mix of practical and fun – but this does not look like a $55 box to me.

  43. Excited about the sound / white noise machine. Everything else I can take or leave.

  44. The last few boxes have been duds

    • I really want to like this box. I loved the first one. But the quality has plummeted. I’m glad to see the spoilers. I’m still hopeful that the curation on a future one will inspire me to buy it.

    • I thought the first box was good but I missed it. Got the horrible second box and that was it for me.

    • The Giving Key necklace, reminds me of growing up as a “latch key” kid. A lot of us wore our house keys around our necks to avoid losing them and being locked out until our parent got home from work. Not homeless thankfully, but not exactly happy memories.

  45. The fan machine sounds interesting.

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