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Community Weigh-In: Spring Subscription Wants

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseFeb 16, 2022 | 5 comments

Note: Results were compiled at the time of writing.

Community Weigh-In is a new weekly series that polls the community on a range of subscription-related topics. Each week, we'll pose a new question to the community and then share the results here in the feed. Hop over to the MSA Forum to cast your vote for next week's poll! 

As a group of passionate boxinistas, this community knows a thing or two about subscriptions, and you all have opinions. I've watched you debate whether spoilers are a zero or a hero, sing the praises of those perfect didn't-even-know-I-needed-it items, and suggest ways that a lackluster shipment could have been great with a few small tweaks. As a community, we may not always agree on what constitutes the perfect subscription, but we sure do have fun talking it out.

This series is designed to give us all a chance to do just that. Each week, I'll pose a new question in the MSA Forum, and then I'll round up the results to share with you all here in the feed. Last week, I asked:

Which item would you love to see featured in one of your subscriptions this spring?

Here are the choices:

  1. Floral Stationery
  2. Herb Garden Kit
  3. Designer Market Tote
  4. Pastel Nail Polish Set
  5. Insulated Picnic Tote
  6. Shimmery Eyeshadow
  7. Something Else
  8. Colorful Bud Vase

Participants are allowed to select more than one answer, so the percentages reflect the total number of voters who would like to see that item in a box this spring. Let's dive into the results!

36% of voters cast a ballot for Floral Stationery and an equal number wanted to see an Herb Garden Kit this spring. Coming in just a little bit behind is Designer Market Tote, which was selected by 32% of all voters. (I, too, am getting excited about spring farmers' markets!) 12% would be happy to see an Insulated Picnic Tote, while others are hoping for makeup. 16% would like to receive Pastel Nail Polish and 8% would get excited about some Shimmery Eyeshadow. At the bottom of the leaderboard is a Colorful Bud Vase with only 4%.

8% of voters wanted to see Something Else. Here are some suggestions from the community:

I would love to see a spring bulb kit to plant indoors such as daffodils or tulips 🌷! When you live in a colder climate is really brightens up the house and gets you in the spring mood well before you can plant outside. -woodall1880


incense or oil diffuser. -sisterfifi114


Maybe I’m just basic but a “French girl” straw bag or shopping tote would be so cute for spring/summer.. -mandi


There were also a number of votes for chocolate...


Why is no one sending me a box of fancy chocolates in a subscription box? -Jessica-MSA


I second this idea. I still have a tin from a fancy box of chocolates I got in some subscription many years ago. It makes me happy when I see it because the chocolates were yummy, the box is pink and metal, and I use it to store stuff. -anDreama


Yes to chocolates! All the chocolate! I remember Amazon had a short lived chocolate sub featuring small companies-I don’t think it was that expensive but I know it was really good and didn’t last long. -mandi

This poll remains open! You can hop over and vote for your favorite items here. Want to be featured in next week's Community Weigh-In? Cast your vote now. The question is: Which celebrity chef would you most like to see guest curate a meal kit menu??

If you're not yet a member of the forum, you can join by clicking this link. Need help getting started? Check out this Quick Start Guide for tips on how to sign up, set up your profile, and join the conversation.

What do you think about this poll? Did we leave out an item on your spring wishlist? Let us know in the comments!

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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Jessica Hapak

I stand by my request for chocolate

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I would love garden/plant stuff!

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Lindsey @ MSA

Same, Carol! Me, too!! 🙂

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Kai @ MSA

I really don’t know why all boxes don’t come with fancy chocolates.

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Lindsey @ MSA

Right!? 😂

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