I love handmade goods and love this box to try out something new from etsy!! (Most of the merchants sell in Etsy). There are tons of small items in this box- more to come ;-)
What: Out of the Box Sampler
How Much: $27/box, including S/H.
Note: It is not exactly a "Subscription Box" as it is one time only- it goes on sale at the beginning of the month, and you must purchase it each month. Each months has a theme, so you can pick and choose. I am reviewing October 2014, theme was "Hallo Scream." November theme is "Harvest" goes on sale on 11/3/2014
What's inside: minimum 17 sample handmade products, most are sold on Etsy.com. There are a few full size items included.
Should you buy it? : Yes! But only after I score mine, as these sell out quickly....
Disclaimer: This is an independent review without compensation from the company. I have purchased this box at full price.
This one is one of the most anticipated boxes for me, as I LOVE handmade goods. For items sold on etsy, it's difficult to try different products, and this box give a great opportunity to try something new and exciting. I loved some items in the box (zombie air freshener, earrings, Pretty and Perky soap with activated charcoal, and cute magnet from Kyote's Kreations). I admit some of them I really didn't care for.... but they make great gifts.
In addition, the shipping is very fast, and the customer service is top notch! I had a computer glitch and received invoice twice via Email. I contacted the company and they immediately got back to me to straighten out. Very impressive given the seemingly very small operation.
<<Word of caution>> As the owner cautions, the box is very heavily scented. My entire house has been smelling like a pumpkin spice ever since this box was opened. So please be cautious if you are sensitive to scents- this box is probably not a best fit for you. I was also asked if I have dogs/cats when I purchased the box, and I answered no. If you said yes, you might have received something different!
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Verdict: I love being able to try items which I won't have chance to otherwise- and I love Etsy or one-of-a-kind hand made products. This month box, though, was overwhelmingly sweetly scented (pumpkin/caramel/chocolate), and that's really not for me. I would imagine this trend might continue in November for Thanksgiving, so I am skipping November 2014. I hope December box would have cleaner, pine scents!
Besides product packaging, EVERY other product in this package was pumpkin/caramel/chocolate/etc, very very sweet smell. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to have something that was not. Thank you!! I will probably post a separate review of your products when I get to use them :)