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California Found Box Review + Coupon – December 2019

California Found December 2019 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 December 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.


Lauren Beckett ‘Old Fashioned’ Candle, 4 oz – Retail Value $18.00

Candles are a pretty regular occurrence in this sub, and I am so happy they are! They are always so wonderfully scented and unique. This one arrived tucked safely into a kraft paper box with beautiful branding. It is set into a recycled wine bottle vessel and features a softly crackling wooden wick. There is a burlap twine around the neck that holds a seed-paper heart. The scent here is totally cozy and holiday-appropriate: a blend of cloves, rich fruit, and a little citrus zing. The scent throw is good, and the entire candle together is as beautiful to look at on my coffee table as it is to smell.


Yes Cocktail Co No. 6 Blackberry Pomegranate Syrup, 8 oz – Buy 16 oz for $16.00

Just a warning: Don’t even go to the site for this stuff unless you want to start drooling on your keyboard. There are so many different tasty mixers and syrups!! Our included bottle is a delightful mix of berries and pom, which is perfect for a plethora of bevvies alcoholic or not. I actually first tried this with a can of seltzer water and even limiting myself to just that created one delicious beverage. I gave it a try with some gin when I made it home (I am a gin enthusiast) which was also excellent! This stuff is super concentrated, so a little truly goes a long way, meaning loads of delightful cocktail experimentation for me!


Jesse and Co Two Row Satellite Bracelet in Sterling Silver – Retail Value $28.o0

If you read my reviews you know I am a sucker for simple bracelets and cuffs. I was pretty delighted to see this clean and dainty little piece in my box this month. It is lovely on its own, but also plays well with others, so feel free to mix and match. I actually have been wearing this on my right wrist, which is unusual because bracelets on that arm usually drive me nuts. This one is light and sweet enough to sit there being very cute indeed. Of course, as someone with metal sensitivities, I am thrilled it is sterling too!

I also want to mention that although she is small, she is mighty! I haven’t taken this little bracelet off for about 5 days now and it feels super secure and strong.


Fiddle Fish Chamomile Goat’s Milk Soap – Retail Value $9.00

We just finished up the powder room in my house after what felt like about a million years, so I am happily moving on to the fun part of powder rooms: stocking them with fancy soaps and dishes to that hold fancy soaps. This bar is perfect! It has a beautiful handmade and rustic quality and the scent is pretty. Chamomille always seems like a delicate scent, but there is something bold and wonderful about this version. It is both floral and clean, and the bar itself is very moisturizing, perfect for dry winter hands.


MidiQueen Handbags The Large Leather Wallet – Retail Value $43.00

FYI: Subscribers will either receive this wallet, or a super cute crossbody. 

Finally, our last item is an oversized black wallet. I am SO impressed with this piece. The leather is downright thick, and the construction feels clean and minimal, yet very strong and durable. It is oversized for a wallet, and I think I would be much more likely to use it as a chic (and slightly edgy) clutch. The inside has a single divider and a built-in ID holder. This is 100% one of those pieces with the quality to last years and years.

The Verdict: This is my favorite California Found box yet. Everything in here was exquisitely crafted and felt over-the-top special. This is one of those subscriptions that always includes such high-quality items. How often do you see sterling silver and actual leather in boxes anymore?? And I get to feel extra awesome about all of it because each item comes from a small business. I am not actually sure if I could pinpoint a favorite item this month. Everything was really, really awesome. If you are into supporting independent makers and love high-quality items in a wonderfully curated lifestyle box, give California Found a shot. This box has a lot of heart behind it and I can only imagine you will love it too!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You will receive the January 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.

Posted in California Found Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: california found | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. I could get a candle and soap every month in this sub and never complain about it. They are always welcome to me. The jewelry is stellar, but this months bracelet was almost too small for my average sized wrist. My husband has to fasten it for me. Oh, but it’s so pretty on, dainty and sweet. I received a wallet in a gorgeous blue shade. It’s so large! I don’t have anything quite like it in my wardrobe and I appreciate genuine leather. Even if an item is a miss for me, like the shrub syrup, I can always find a happy recipient for it.

    • I love reading all the different wallet colors people received! Also agree with you on candles and soap: I am never going to be mad at these items and I go through them fast enough to certainly justify more and more each month!

  2. Does anyone know the measurements for the bracelet? I’d like to try to swap for it.

    • The bracelet is 7” long – perfect for a petite wrist. I just love mine!

    • Andi beat me to it! 7 inches is accurate 🙂

  3. Megan: Do you have measurements for the bracelet? I’d like to try to swap for it but I have tiny wrists.

    • 7 inches Leah!

  4. Funny fact: I was randomly listening to a song called “California Bound” whilst reading this review.

  5. @megan – you got me with that blueberry pom! My two favorite flavors. Yum!!

    • it is so yummy Beth! I have been adding it to bubbly water as a treat each day and i am almost out!

  6. My wallet was in a green color that I absolutely love!

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