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California Found Box Review + Coupon – November 2019

California Found November 2019 califonia lifestyle subscription box review

California Found is a monthly subscription box that features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.

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 California Found

The Subscription Box: California Found

The Cost: $49 per month + shipping.

COUPON: Use code SHIPSFREE to get free shipping to US addresses.

The Products: A minimum $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California-based artisans

Ships to: The US for $7.95, Canada for $16.95, and worldwide for $23.95

Good to Know: Single-purchase gift boxes are available for $55.

California Found November 2019 Review


Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends individual info cards featuring each item and giving some deets about the people and brands behind the products.


Lenus Handcrafted No. 1 Vitamin Beauty Balm, 1 oz – Retail Value $24.00

I am a balm enthusiast and I especially love them on my poor calves. I always use super gentle and natural formulas on my legs because I have psoriasis and anything can set it off. I was immediately excited to try this specific balm because of all the super nourishing ingredients such as shea, marula oil, vitamins C+B+E, rosehip oil, and even more! It is also scented with a blend of essential oils that together smell very earthy and slightly sweet. The fragrance is very soft too, which is an added bonus. My legs loved this stuff! It actually absorbed faster than most other balms I have tried and didn’t leave much of that classic balm sheen. I wouldn’t change a thing about this formula, other than maybe magically making the pot bigger!


Cali Vibes Mistletoe Candle, 8 oz – Retail Value $18.o0

‘Tis the season for holiday candles, which is either a hit or a miss for me since I don’t enjoy foody scents. Luckily, this candle smells like evergreens and cedar rather than cookies or chocolates. We actually burn loads of woodsy holiday candles in my house which only enhance the scent of our fresh Christmas tree. My husband actually looks forward to the whole house smelling like a forest every year! This soy candle will be an awesome choice for burning throughout the holidays because the rich scent is very strong and fills our entire living room and kitchen with ease.


Bella Mia Mama Faux Fur Scarf – Retail Value $25.o0

FYI: This scarf is about 63 inches long and 4 inches wide.

I don’t usually wear browns, but my mom sure does! She also loves cozy scarves, so although this might not find a home around my neck, I think she will love it. It is over 5 feet long but on the thinner side, meaning you can tie it in a cute and warm bow or loop it around your neck multiple times for added warmth.


DIY Jellyfish Ornament – Listed Value $23.00 (Buy a kit of 3 for $32.99)

Ok, this might be one of the most unique items I have ever gotten in a subscription. And it is a plant, which is an automatic win for me, as I have a “plant problem.” (Those are Will’s words, not mine!) This little kit comes with an airplant, clear line, and an urchin shell. You then string all these pieces together and have the cutest little jellyfish!


Robyn Rhodes Adjustable Ronnie Ring – Retail Value $45.00

Finally, our last item is a very modern geometric split ring. Though I wish it was solid sterling, it is silver plated and undeniably well made. It adjusts to fit most any finger (my ring finger is an 8 and I had no trouble) and the look is classic and clean. I don’t have anything else like this in my collection.

The Verdict: California Found is still one of the most unique subscriptions I review and I love it for this. It is truly one of those boxes that celebrates small makers and always has items and brands I can’t find in any other box. If you are looking for a truly small business/artisan box, you can’t miss this one. The value is consistently there ($135 this month!) and all of the items inside have so much heart. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You will receive the December box. From California Found:

If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.

COUPON: Use code SHIPSFREE to get free shipping to US addresses.

Value Breakdown: At $56.95 for this box ($49 + $7.95 shipping), each of the 5 items has an average cost of $11.39.

Check out all of our California Found reviews and the best women’s subscription boxes of 2019!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (9)

  1. Just a quick heads up that we are down to our last two November boxes! Available on our site if you’ve been thinking about grabbing one!

    • Hey Beth! I was wondering if you have anymore December boxes?!?

      • We don’t. December is totally sold out. 2 November boxes left though! 🧡

  2. This box is on sale for $35 now.

    • Yep! Fewer than 10 left!

      • Yes! I just bought this for $35! I got this box for my daughters birthday Dec. 9 and I have to comment on the customer service. Beth is awesome and sent this right out with my choice of the brown scarf for her and I got it 2 days before her birthday. My daughter was thrilled with the box and loved everything! So now I’m getting one for my other daughter and hope we get the lighter scarf! This is a wonderful subscription and the customer service is absolutely the best!

      • Thanks for the super kind words Anita!

        Your box (with honey scarf) will ship in the next couple of days!!

        I think we are down to our last 6 November boxes as of now. So glad you got one!

  3. I didn’t realize the ring wasn’t sterling. I have been wearing it for a month and have received many compliments on it. So far, it’s holding up well. I was able to customize the color choice for my scarf so I could actually use it in my wardrobe. I always enjoy candles and creams/balms/lotions. The plant was a miss for me, but found a home with my daughter. I love this box and the idea of smaller artisans from another area of the country. It’s fun!

    • Thanks, Penny!
      I’m delighted you received the scarf you wanted! Sorry to hear our little airplant/jellyfish by In Succulent Love was a miss for you, but I’m glad it found a home with your daughter. Thanks for the kind words and support!

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