CAUSEBOX Subscription Box Review – Winter 2021
CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that features brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world. Many featured brands donate a portion of proceeds to charities and/or may employ local artisans, use ethically-sourced goods, etc.
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.)
The Subscription Box: CAUSEBOX
The Cost: $54.95 on a quarterly basis, or $49.95 per box with an annual subscription
The Products: At least $150 worth of products for women from CAUSEBOX’s favorite socially-conscious brands.
Good to Know: Sign up for an annual subscription to qualify for CAUSEBOX Custom, which lets you hand-pick certain items in your boxes!
Ships to: The continental US for free, Hawaii, Alaska, all US territories (including Guam) & Canada for $7.95
CAUSEBOX Winter 2021 Review
Each CAUSEBOX comes with a beautiful booklet full of information about each product, its origins, and other tips and anecdotes. I really love learning more about the independent makers behind artisan products and designers and this booklet had so much info! I always read this book from cover to cover!
Let’s dive in!
Rose & Fitzgerald Brushed Gold Kettle – Retail Value $98.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this OR a Tread & Supply Cozy Cloud Wrap
I am totally #teamtea and I drink at least 2 cups a day, and even more if it is cold! While I have a really cool electric kettle, sometimes it’s nice to go a little retro and use one stovetop style. This kettle holds about a liter of liquid and was smaller than I expected. That’s not to say I needed it to be bigger (I am the only tea enthusiast in the house), but just a heads up in general. It has a delicate sort of design that really is pretty sitting out on my stove and I guess you could say it worked as expected. Add water, turn up the heat, wait, boil. Simple! Our booklet let us know that over 300 artisans were employed to create these kettles.
Activated Eco Reusable Silicone Baking Mats – Retail Value $24.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR Boon Supply Reusable Zip Pouches.
I use way too much aluminum foil in my kitchen. I really hate cleaning dishes and pans with baked-on food, and foil has always felt like an easy way to avoid that chore. I will admit that this habit is becoming pretty wasteful. These silicone mats should really help with that problem because they lay down on my baking sheets and keep everything from sticking (I still spray a little oil out of habit!) and keep my sheet pans clean.
FYI: All subscribers will receive this item.
I really enjoy toners, though I have to say I prefer a spray nozzle to a toner that I have to apply to a cotton round and then use on my face. No worries though, this is why I have both refillable misting bottles AND washable/reuseable cotton rounds! As much as I love truffle, I was kind of relieved that this stuff didn’t smell like actual truffles. Not sure that is a scent I want on my face. Though this formula isn’t fragrance-free, is it full of skin-loving delights like witch hazel, truffle extracts, calendula, cucumber extracts, sodium lactate, sodium PCA, niacinamide, and panthenol. Whew! I liked how light this felt on my skin, even though it is full of goodies. It is a great step for between your cleanser and serums or moisturizers.
Sanctuary Project Thick Gold Hoop Earrings – Listed Value $38.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR True Moringa Revitalizing Body Polish OR Zeal Living Marble Coasters
I have been on the hunt for a smaller pair of soft gold hoops and these were ALMOST perfect. I thought the size was great and the soft matte finish felt subtle and pretty. What I didn’t love was the splotchiness on the underside of one of the hoops, but this isn’t at all visible when I wear them so I might just be being overly picky. They look very chic on and don’t seem to bother my metal sensitive ears in the slightest!
I liked these a lot.
Maggie’s Organics Heathered Slouchy Socks – Listed Value $25.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR an ettitude Travel Beauty Pillowcase
I have a soft spot in my heart for really nice (and cute!) socks and this time of year my feet are always freezing. These are made of organic cotton and they are slouchy, textured, and super comfy!
Idlewild Co. Yearly Planner – Retail Value $32.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR Soon Skincare Peony Foot Masks
I am not generally one for planners because I keep my brain in my calendar app on my phone with a backup I can reach from any device! Some of you know I am a practicing esthetician, and though I have a digital scheduler, there is something that feels great about a physical backup where I can jot down notes and thoughts, especially since it feels more personal that typing on my phone or tablet in front of a client. It also has a handly built-in folder and super cute and colorful stickers!
And in every box, CAUSEBOX includes a postcard print you can mail or frame. This one is very cute and features the work of Célia Amroune and Aline Kpade, two super talented illustrators who happen to be super inspired by Matisse, my favorite artist!
Verdict: This fun CAUSEBOX was worth a total of $244 which is great for a $49.95 box. I did think a few of these items were priced higher than I would have paid for them in a store, but the fact that this box prioritizes including items made responsibly and ethically, so I can get behind them having a higher price tag than a lot of comparable items out there. This box felt really well-rounded, with everything from kitchen gadgets to skincare, accessories, and more. Everything felt pretty and useful. Who doesn’t love that?
To Wrap Up:
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What do you think of the Winter 2020 box from CAUSEBOX? What’s your favorite item?