Habitation Box “March for the Bumblebee” Review – March 2020
Habitation Box is a home subscription box filled with beautiful, neutral items curated by Kelly, a professional designer. I am incredibly impressed with how Kelly hand-selects every item in the box, going as far as having small businesses create custom items to help her visions come alive. (Seriously, she went to a nursery and selected every live plant herself for the August 2019 box!) The results are a box of high quality, practical, and versatile home decor items that create a calm and welcoming space with each delivery.
Boxes are available on a monthly or quarterly basis. There are 2 subscription levels available:
- Habitation I: 3-6 high-quality home decor items for $54.99 + $12 US shipping
- Habitation II: 7-10 items for $100 + $15 US shipping
This review is for the Habitation I box for $54.99/month + shipping.
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About Habitation Box
The Subscription Box: Habitation Box
The Cost: $54.99 monthly or quarterly + shipping (to Minnesota was $14.00). Save on subscription and US shipping costs with longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code MYFIVE to get $5 off your first box.
The Products: 3-6 hand-selected home decor items chosen by a professional designer.
Ships to: The US and worldwide. (After inquiring about shipping costs, Kelly said that while this subscription can be shipped anywhere, it is very expensive to ship to Canada and internationally.)
Habitation Box “March for the Bumblebee” March 2020 Review
March’s Habitation Box features a beautifully curated box of items that were designed to focus on Spring decor, and show a little love to the all-important (and cute) bumblebees! Habitation Box is even donating a portion of this month’s proceeds to a bee conservancy! I love how the pamphlet includes decorating tips, retail values, and spoilers for next month’s box. I can’t wait to dig in and check out this month’s items!
Garden Sprinkles – Listed Value $5, Retail Value $3.25
In the included literature, Kelly shares that this month’s box was inspired by these “Garden Sprinkles.” Though it is the smallest item, this variety tin of seeds includes a mixture of flowers that attract bumblebees and promote bee population! I love the fact that these came in a tin rather than a seed packet, as I found the packaging really charming! I also am happy to see they listed all of the flowers that are in the mix, along with the sweet clip art on the front and back. Quite honestly, I have never been happier to receive seeds! While we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground, this small tin is serving as a reminder that spring is coming, though not soon enough!
Plant Mister – Listed Value $5, Retail Value $9.38
I am an avid plant collector- I have philodendrons, spider plants, snake plants, peace plants, and even a wax plant that was started by my great-grandma, so this precious mister was something I never knew I needed! When I first checked out the photos, I thought this piece was made of glass, but upon inspection, it is entirely made of plastic. The handle and pump are very comfortable to use, and the mist was the perfect amount. While I don’t have a lot of purple decor throughout my house I found this piece to bring a brightness to my house in a very useful way, and my kids are thrilled to water my plants now!
Bee Block Sign – Listed Value $10, Retail Value $10.99
This 4″ X 4″ sign features a bumblebee adorned with flowers and leaves and states “you’re the bee’s knees.” I love the yellow floral detail each side presents, and that the back was painted yellow! There is a drilled hole on the back so this piece can be hung on the wall, but I found it to look best perched on my shelf. While I have seen a lot of these types of signs, I have to say I am impressed with the quality of this one – the quote and side adornments are firmly adhered to all sides with no signs of peeling or flaking off. This piece is a welcomed addition to my living room!
Hanging Basket – Listed Value $15, Retail Value $12
We remodeled our 1920s farmhouse about 13 years ago and stuck with the darker wood accents so this piece was a sure fit for my home this month! I love natural elements, and the fact that this basket can be hung or used as a standing piece really won me over. I love that this basket is differently shaped than other pieces I have encountered like it. After doing a little googling, I found a similar basket to this selling for $60! I found this piece to be quite versatile and ended up using it to display my dried Valentine’s Day flowers in our living room. (See below for photos.)
Wooden Plant Stand – Listed Value $25
Last month, we received an email from Habitation Box asking us to vote on which plant stand we liked better. I am happy to say that the square stand I voted for won, and here it is! This 6″ X 6″ stand is an inch thick, with four 1 1/2″ legs. The construction of this stand is great- each leg is attached with 3 nails and glue to ensure it doesn’t fall apart. The top is sanded smooth to bring out the wood’s natural grains and details. While I was envisioning this piece being larger, I found it to be perfect for my decorative shelf, and thought it looked lovely with the tulips in burlap placed on top!
Tulips in Burlap – Listed Value $10, Retail Value $12
The last item in this month’s box were these lovely yellow tulips wrapped in burlap and tied with twine. Like I said above, I enjoy decor that has a natural look to it, so this piece fits right into my home! I really appreciated the fact that the tulips had a wire in each pedal so they could be manipulated however one would choose. For a piece that seems so simple, I found it to really add a springtime flair to my living room, and really brighten things up!
Here are the chosen homes for this month’s items! The sign, tulips, and plant stand ended up in my living room on my shelf. The wicker basket is also in the living room on an old trunk, (those are dinosaur fossils in the glass bowl in case you were wondering,) and the plant mister is next to one of my dining room plants! The only item I did not display was the garden sprinkles, but they will definitely go to use once the ground warms up!
Verdict: I truly enjoy Habitation Box! I love the vision Kelly had when creating this box, and I love how I have discovered items that I never even knew I needed! I feel my house gets a little sad looking after the Christmas and Valentine’s Day decorations come down, so this is just what I needed to “spring” it up a bit! Since I have started receiving this box I can honestly say every single item is displayed somewhere in my house, which I would say is a huge win! The listed value of this box comes in at $70.00 which is a few dollars short of the subscription cost, including shipping. I appreciate the fact that all of these items have almost identical retail/listed values and that every item is handpicked and of the highest quality. I find myself looking forward to this box each and every month, and can’t wait to see what Kelly has in store for April.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the last day to subscribe to Habitation Box is the last day of the month. For example, if you order March 29th, you will receive the April box. Order April 1st, you will receive the May box.
COUPON: Use code MYFIVE to get $5 off your first box.
Value Breakdown: At $66.99 for this box ($54.99 + $12 shipping), you’re paying $11.17 per item.
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