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Christmas x 12 = AWESOME

176959079I’ve joined the monthly subscription box revolution! I’ve been circling the idea for a while since my co-worker turned me on to them a while back. But I wanted a different focus for my box than she was receiving, so I began to do some research.

If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s pretty much in the name. With a monthly box subscription, you receive a box each month full of goodies. The really fun part is that the items are almost always a surprise. You just sign up for a type of box, and the company fills in the gaps.

I had NO IDEA how many different services exist! You can find all kinds of boxes like snacks, coffee, tea, allergy-friendly foods, pets, children, baby, beauty, men’s products, household, vegan, music, gluten-free, indie products, women run business, fair trade, shoes, healthy, fitness, travel, ethnic foods, fashion, etc. Crazy. So, even though it took me hours to make my picks, I had a lot of fun browsing!

Here’s what I came down to…

My preferred criteria:

  • Eco-friendly and people-friendly
  • Variety of products, not just food
  • Charity model of some sort, doing good
  • Wanted to try one box before subscribing or easy cancellation
  • Coupon code šŸ˜‰


Vegan PresenceĀ  (Ordered one box to try.)

Conscious Box-Vegan (Ordered one box to try.)

Eco-Emi (Ordered one box to try.)

The Vegan Box (I decided the cost was more than I wanted to pay monthly.)

Trade As One (More than I want to pay, but how can I not want to support this company!)

(I have recently started eating more vegan, hence the narrowed focus of the finalists. It’s not something I know a lot about yet.)

Since I’m still awaiting my sample boxes, I haven’t yet made a final decision. But I’ll let you know! These sample boxes were a birthday month gift from me to me, which by the way, I loved.


Georgia Crafted

Blissmo Box

Cloud 9


Natural Review

Abe’s Market

Hammock PackĀ  (Ordered one box just for fun because it sounds awesome!)

Fab Fit Fun

La Bella Box


Out of the Box

Klutch Club

Others to look at:

Love With Food

Petite Amuse

Sprig Box

Green Grab Bag

Petit Vour

Celebrate Crates


Goody Gorilla


Nature Box

Umba Box

Pretty cool, huh? Didn’t see something that works for you?

Do your own research based on your own tastes and needs. I used these lists:

Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

My Subscription Addiction

Subscription Box Talk