Our Subscription Box Favorites for January 2020!

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Welcome to our monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from a variety of women’s, beauty, and even dog subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Marne’s Favorite:

The Item: Rag & Bone Walker Convertible Tote

The Cost: Retail Value $425.00/ Purchased for $170.00

From: Rent The Runway

COUPON: Use code RTRMSA to save $100 off your 60 day trial of Rent the Runway‘s Unlimited subscription service! ($50 Off Month 1 and $50 Off Month 2).

Why I love it: As soon as I unwrapped this leather tote, I knew I had to have it, not simply rent it. It’s soooo roomy and has short straps as well as a crossbody strap which makes it ideal for lugging all my stuff around to work and school. It’s practical, yet classy.

Read more reviews by Marne!


Savannah’s Favorite:

2018 folly of the beast bottle by itself

The Item: 2018 Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir

The Cost: $18.99 (or $16.99 through the subscription)

From: Winc 

COUPON: Get $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Why I love it: Wine is just sophisticated grape juice for adults, and this bottle precisely embodies that notion. The fruit notes are super forward and balanced well by the dry finish. I’m not much of a red wine person, but I found this one hard to put down.

Read more reviews by Savannah!


Haley’s Favorite:

Surprisly January 2020 day out outfit 2

The Item: Musli Cozy Bodysuit in Lavender + Musli Baby Pants with Lily Print

The Cost: $22.18 for the bodysuit and $37.38 for the pants

From: Surprisly  

Why I love it: I love this shade of lavender purple and the soft, ribbed fabric of the bodysuit. The pants are adorable, too, with drapey pleats that make them a little puffy and they have a ruffle on the side of the hips. Also, the floral print is pretty and the roll-down waistband seems very comfortable. We got a lot of compliments the day she wore this!

Read more reviews by Haley!


Krista’s Favorite:

The Item: Tunisian Crochet Shawl

The Cost: $65.00

From: The Crafter’s Box 

Why I love it: I love all fiber crafts and am an avid knitter and crocheter, but I have never tried Tunisian Crochet before. I absolutely loved learning this new technique, and I am crazy about how my shawl is turning out. I love the neutral walnut color, and the texture that is created by the simple stitches is just so pretty. I know I’m going to wear this wrap all the time once it’s finished!

Read more reviews by Krista!


Christen’s Favorite: 

The Item: mountainFLOW Eco-Wax in Cool, 2 oz

The Cost: $15.95

COUPON: Use code HAMMOCK to start your Cairn subscription with the perfect curated hammocking experience.

From: Cairn

Why I love it: I was really excited to receive this plant-based snowboarding wax because it’s been a couple of winters since I’ve hit the slopes (it’s not recommended to snowboard while pregnant, and then the following winter I was still in the midst of experiencing New Mom Shock, haha) and it felt like a great sign from above that it’s time to get my board back out! But the reason this product is my favorite of the month is for a different reason…do you remember my favorite from last month, the hand goo? You may notice it comes in a similar-sized tin to this wax? Yeah, there was a bit of confusion in my household, and this wax has now become our favorite hand moisturizer. A bit unconventional, perhaps, but I’ll tell you what, we have some extremely soft hands over here!

Read more reviews by Christen!


Becca’s Favorite: 

The Item: Regular Brush Sign Pen (Black)

The Cost: $3.49

From: Paletteful Packs Art Box

COUPON: Use code FIRSTMONTH10 to save 10% off your first box!

Why I love it: This sign pen has changed my life! I make lunch box notes for my kids every day, and the way this pen glides across the paper and creates beautiful lines and widths is amazing. A friend of my son told Hank that he just loves his notes and asked him how I make such cool drawings…my son’s response: “She has a magic pen.”

Read more reviews by Becca!


Jessica’s Favorite:

The Item: Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel

The Cost: $54

From: Biossance Skincare Mystery Box

Why I love it: It is rare that I find an eye cream I truly love, but this is the exact day eye cream I want to be using for the next year (or forever). It is a lightweight gel that absorbs into my skin very quickly, and along with squalane this also has aloe, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine. The texture works perfectly for my skin’s needs, and this definitely adds a boost to my tired eyes on the mornings I use it.

Read more reviews by Jessica!


Brandi’s Favorite:

The Item: Charlie Hoop Earrings

The Cost: Retail Value $48.00

From: Your Bijoux Box

COUPON: Use code March3 to get 40% off your 1st box with a 3-month subscription.

Why I love it: These earrings feel both timeless and also trendy thanks to their elongated geometric shape. They are lightweight and comfortable measuring at about 1 inch long made from brass with a 14k gold plate. They are also very versatile and will work with a dress for date night, or even with a more casual outfit. I feel stylish in them and can’t wait to wear them out!

Read more reviews by Brandi!


Ragan’s Favorite:

The Item: Instant Crush from Mancera

The Cost: Buy 4 oz for $180


COUPON: Use code MSA35 to save 35% off your first order.

Why I love it: This just covers everything I like in a fragrance — it’s an oriental floral without being too heavy on the floral, and the base has sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli, which is probably my favorite combination. I have a huge fragrance collection at this point but this is the one I keep reaching for lately. I might actually have to cough up the money for a full-sized bottle.

Read more reviews by Ragan!


What do you think of our favorites for January? And what were your favorite discoveries?

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen stepped into the world of subscription boxes by signing up for Graze. After her world was changed (for the better, obviously) by a steady delivery of amazing snacks, she realized she needed to expand her horizons to include deliveries of eco-friendly products, clothes, and beyond.

Posted in Monthly Favorites, Subscription Box News| 5 comments


  1. Oh wow!!! That tote is amazing! I LOVE rag & bone.

  2. I agree with a Jessica on the Biossance eye gel. It is a great product and happy to have discovered. I am so jealous of the Rag and Bone tote.

    • Oh I know, I have serious tote envy, too!

    • I am seconding the Biossance eye gel. I got a sample size and a full size in my mystery bag and I’m hooked. I know eye cream is a scam but I love the feel of this gel and will definitely repurchase.

      • This eye cream now has 3 endorsements, might have to give it a try myself!

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