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.
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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 $150.00 worth of products for women from CAUSEBOX's favorite socially-conscious brands.
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CAUSEBOX Spring 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!
FEED PROJECTS Canvas Market Tote
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose from three colors for this item.
I am someone who is always on the go, and I love having different large totes to haul around all of the random things I might need for each adventure. This bag is especially roomy without feeling too oversized. Inside is a handy zip pocket, a key clip, and multiple slots inside that just happen to be perfect for wine bottles. The canvas is thick, and the whole bag feels very sturdy with the brass hardware. My one complaint is that I didn't love the faux leather handles. Of course, I prefer real leather, but I have some pleather in my collection that I really like. This just felt a little more plasticky than leathery to me.
I mean, I needed to show it filled with wine bottles for scale, right?
NIMBLE CHAMP Lite Portable Charger - Retail Value $49.95
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR a set of Palm and Perkins Napkins OR a pair of blue light glasses from DIF Charitable Eyewear.
While I spend more of my time working from home these days, Will is ALWAYS on the go working for your favorite shipping company. He uses his phone a lot for directions when he is in unfamiliar territory, which means his phone is essentially always almost dead. I usually send him off with one or two charged battery packs if I know he is going to be on an especially long shift. This will be one that I plan on keeping for myself, but I am guessing he will eventually "borrow" permanently. This battery is made out of recycled plastic, and holds 3 days worth of charge inside and charges really, really fast. It also has ports for both USB and type-C cords. While all of our batteries are super handy, I have often wondered about the environmental impact they might have someday when it is time to replace them. These aren't the sort of things that you should just toss in the trash! Luckily, my new battery arrived with a recycling bag for sending an older battery or even smaller electronics like a cellphone back for proper recycling for free!
THIS WORKS Stress Check Sleep Spray, 2.5 fl oz- Listed Value $24.99
FYI: All subscribers will receive this item.
I am a big fan of mists on my linens before bed. I am a night shower sort of gal, and I like to gently mist my sheets as my water is getting hot, then fall into a soft and beautifully scented bed after a warm shower. Truly, it's heaven. This mist is a blend of essential oils including lavender, chamomile, and patchouli, so it feels very floral and also woodsy and is a great scent to wind down with.
GLASS LADDER & CO. Katherine Tech Organizer Roll - Retail Value $35.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose between this item, a Stojo Collapsable Cup, or Maji Sports Exercise Bands.
Again, while I love the functionality of this item, I was less crazy about the pleather. I did really like the overall size, and how many loops and pockets were inside though. I am taking a road trip to Tennessee next month, and this is going to be perfect for keeping all my smaller cords and random tech things like my Apple pencil close by.
PROVINCE APOTHECARY Regenerating Exfoliator + Resurfacing Mask, 60 g - Retail Value $36.00
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR PUR Lit Mist Spray OR a Three Ships Lip Kit.
As someone who loves to mask, I was excited to see this in my box. I was equally pleased with the simple and lovely ingredient list: oat flour, lentil flour, lavender flower, flaxseed, and green tea leaf. It smells creamy and very lavender floral, and you can use it in a few different ways. Add water or use yogurt for more of a deeply moisturizing experience. You can also add a few drops of your favorite facial oil to really take it over the top! Leave it on then rinse off as a moisturizing treat or manually massage it in smaller circles for physical exfoliation. I found this mask was a dream to wear because it was soothing to my skin and smelled heavenly.
Here is what the mask looks like mixed with water.
WYLD French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge - Retail Value $16.90
FYI: Annual subscribers can choose this item OR an Adesse New York Nail Duo.
I feel like a year or so ago I was getting a ton of these in boxes, but I haven't had one in quite some time. I love these little sponges because they are scrubby but incredibly gentle on my face. Their texture is especially great for skin that is sensitive, dry, or redness-prone. Simply add water and your favorite cleanser and scrub away! The pink clay inside this sponge adds an additional level of pore purification. Once you are done, squeeze it out and hang to dry. Easy!
Verdict: This season's CAUSEBOX was fun and had a lot of cool stuff, but I feel like my particular assortment was missing some sort of WOW factor that previous seasons have had. Granted, I do not customize my box. Everything is always a surprise! A lot of these items felt like items that might have come in different subscription boxes multiple times, and while that is mostly fine since CAUSEBOX always sends better versions anyways, it would have been nice to have one really unique addition that felt very, well, CAUSEBOX-y. That being said, I can't imagine any subscriber being disappointed by the quality and value inside this season. My favorite items were the spray, the mask, and the extra thoughtful battery pack and I have already hauled multiple wine bottles in my bag!
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What do you think of the Spring 2021 box from CAUSEBOX? What's your favorite item?