Update: 3 boxes in and I'm renewing for a year. Love it!!!
Oh. My. Goodness...I loved my first box SO much! My mom bought me a three month subscription for my birthday and if all three boxes are this good, you better believe I'll be signing up for a year❣
I just put some of my sprinkles in my bathroom nightlight warmer and about 30 minutes later, the delicious scent is wafting all the way out, through my bedroom and into the hallway 😯 My husband even loves it! I'm so happy with this box! What a great gift 😃
Oh. My. Gosh...I am SO happy! If you like good quality, pretty things... just get this box. I couldn't have been more pleased.
I got a necklace (which was the perfect length), earrings, a bracelet, sunglasses, a glasses chain, and the most adorable succulent (fake) in a gorgeous container. I'm hooked!
My mom was here when I opened it and she loved it, too. Customer service was top notch, answering all of my pre-purchase questions. This is a great value and would make an amazing gift, too!
My hubby let me order a three month subscription for my 50th birthday. The first box was perfect as the theme was party themed...FUN! I just opened my second box, November, and I am so thrilled with this subscription. I love that each month I am getting yummy snacks, an activity of some sort, and home decor/useful items etc. After looking back at past boxes on their Instagram, I can see that all of their boxes would have been a perfect fit for me and my likes. (I wish I could go back and buy them all...lol) I will definitely be continuing this subscription. And, the best part is that they accommodate an allergy that I have. Huge WIN :-) This box makes a great gift <3
I got this as a gift from my mom. I think the jewelry is very pretty and a great value!
I absolutely loved my first 3 boxes but it's gotten a little disappointing since then, I'm sorry to say. It's still good, but not great. My son is enjoying most of the items, but it doesn't feel like we are getting the value I feel we get in other boxes. Customer service is outstanding, though. And some of the boxes have been fabulous. It's definitely worth getting their Michigan box!!! I'd buy a repeat of that box in a heartbeat.
My husband and I have completed 2 of these and have had a couple of hours of fun with each case. Part of the fun is that you get to email back and forth with the detective Sullivan King. I find that part of it unique and fun. There are plenty of puzzles for the two of us to share in the "work", too. The other thing I like is that each case is complete in one box, although I've read that there is an ongoing side mystery that you get with every 4th case or something, but we have not been a part of that. We have tried one other mystery subscription and my hubby prefers this one because it does not rely on online activity to be able to complete it. The other brand we got was a ton of online searching and puzzling which he hated! It is also easy to get help if you need it, so it really has been a good mystery box, in my opinion.
My mom got me a gift subscription back in 2019. My experience was fabulous, not only with the earrings, which I still wear often and they have held up great, but also with their customer service. I had 2 occasions throughout the year I got these where I had damaged earrings (one was the post office's fault and one was a flawed feather) and they were very quick to reply and remedy the issue.
I am updating my review after my original subscription because 1. I am going to buy another year's subscription since I was so happy the first time. 2. I find myself going to these earrings more than most in my collection and they have held up very well over the last couple of years.
This is a great book subscription that I am thoroughly enjoying. I've had the pleasure of receiving 6 of their boxes so far. And, am also reading the books featured in the other boxes I did not get each month. Their book selection is top notch in all categories, but I think the mystery genre has been my favorite overall. They always choose creative and meaningful gifts to coordinate with the story. They also have good customer service. I highly recommend this box.
UPDATE: This is a great book subscription that I am thoroughly enjoying. I've had the pleasure of receiving 6 of their boxes so far. And, am also reading the books featured in the other boxes I did not get each month. Their book selection is top notch, but I think the Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton book has been my favorite overall. They always choose creative and meaningful gifts to coordinate with the story. They also have good customer service. HIGHLY recommend this book box for yourself or for a gift.
To say I'm addicted to book subscription boxes would be a huge understatement. I've received HUNDREDS over the past 2 years... no joke. Peruse is quickly turning into my favorite one. I've received 2 boxes from them so far and feel like they hit it out of the park both times. I haven't read my second book yet but, I can say that the first book and companion gifts went together perfectly. It's like they took the essence of the book and pulled the most relevant parts of it out and gifted them to me with fun, usable items and recipes. I loved it so much! I'll definitely be extending this subscription.
Holy cow, I loved my first box SO much! I've received over 100 (no joke) book subscription boxes. This box is worth every single penny!!! The connection of meaningful gifts to the book was spectacular. And, while I really like a couple other brands as well, the quality of these gifts is so much better than other boxes of this style. Do yourself a favor and grab this subscription. You'd have to be insane not to love it!
Box #2 was also great. Looking forward to continuing this subscription!
BEST puzzle box EVER!!! And, I've subscribed to a BUNCH. I was so surprised and delighted to see that it comes with a playlist and recipes for dinner, dessert and drinks. I am having a total blast playing my first box and had to stop and leave a review...it's that good ;-) I am finding it to be a great game on my own but could easily share it with the hubby, too. Now, I am regretting buying it bi-monthly instead of monthly...LOL
This is a gorgeous puzzle! I loved the included gifts, too. (I ate the chocolate bar before I took a picture.) It was more challenging than some puzzles I've done, but still fun and a good quality. This is one I'll keep and do again.
I'm working on another puzzle I got from their shop that's also a challenging one but lots of fun. I would buy from them again!
I love this box. Not only the great curation of items but the customer service is outstanding! I have a severe food allergy and they have been SO wonderful in accommodating my needs. Not many companies will do that as it is a LOT of extra effort for just one person. I plan on renewing my subscription, for sure. After 4 boxes, I feel like I can say with confidence that they are worth every penny and send a fabulous assortment of treats and gifts every single month. I had a different "state" box and it fell short, in my opinion. Just get this one, either for yourself or as a gift, or both. It's superb ;-)
I got this for myself (47), my husband (64) and our adult son (19). I really like it but my husband and son do not like it. I am still giving them 5 stars, though, because they have EXCELLENT customer service, the materials that come in the box are of very high quality and very immersive, and I since bought this and I, personally liked it. Hubby and son did not like the fact that it can be text heavy and relies on researching stuff online. You have to want the story line that goes along with your puzzles!They wound up waiting for me to look stuff up online and therefore became bored. I happened to like that part of it. They have done an amazing job creating the online components to go along with the box. The really nice thing is that they have one series that is only 2 boxes, so you could try that to see if you like it, and once you are hooked, you can move on to one of the longer series, which is what I've done. Oh, they also have a really great online group for when you get stuck on a puzzle or whatever. The hardest part is waiting a whole month for the next box.
This was my first box and I loved it! The tutorial video made it so easy to do even though I've never done this before. You do need to have the right pliers, which are not included. But the paper they send with the kit has links to a few places you can buy them if you don't have them already. I am very excited to get more of this subscrition box!
November update: Box 3 was another winner! I find myself wishing I could get this fabulous box every week...LOL. It really brings me so much joy and it is packed FULL of great gift items. I am a Christian, so I appreciate the HOPE mug this month that had a bible verse on it. If you are not, they don't have that sort of thing often, so it's still 100% worth it for the subscription, these boxes are so full of goodies.
October update: Box 2 was just as lovely as my first box last month. Being an October birthday girl, I love all things pumpkin...This gift is bringing me a great deal of joy!
I just got this September box and subscription from my mom for my upcoming birthday. I can't stop smiling. I love it SO much. I have been eyeing this box for months and could not be happier with the assortment of goodies that I received. The little teacup friend is ADORABLE and perfect for me <3 I even got a special birthday book which was a lovely touch! I am so excited for the upcoming months. This was a wonderful gift :-)
UPDATE after box #2: Hubby and I ditched the 19 yo and did this one on our own. It was FANTASTIC! It took us almost 3 hours but felt fast. We only used one hint, which made us feel pretty smart...LOL. We get 4 different subscription boxes with puzzles or mysteries to sole and this one is by far our most favorite! Grab one and try it...if you like puzzles, you will love this box. And, we find it to be of good value for the time spent doing it.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: We found this to be challenging but fun. Our 19 yo son lost interest halfway through, but he is all about fast puzzles and immediate gratification. Hubby and myself enjoyed the process and the value of getting almost 3 hours of entertainment out of one box. I thought the online content was very good and adds tremendously to the value and loved that you could get plenty of hints before the final solution was revealed. Forgotten Tomb was our first experience and it taught us that in the future boxes, we need to be more observant and to write things down better because there are a LOT of details that you could easily forget or mix up. We liked this single box purchase so much that I have just signed us up for the year subscription.
I am obsessed with book boxes and this is my favorite. I have been a subscriber to multiple boxes for almost 2 years and have about 40 of their Bibliotheca boxes so far. I get anywhere from 1-3 boxes per month. Adult, YA unisex, and YA girl. Why? because of FOMO...lol. These boxes are so much fun and the books are always highly rated on Goodreads. Customer service is also fantastic. This is one subscription I won't give up!
Tons of fun and so unique. I've purchased several of UB's different subscription boxes over the last 2 years and feel like you can't go wrong with whichever ones you might pick. Fabulous customer service and variety of unique content keeps me coming back for more UB every month.
This is a fun surprise in the mail. I love how each item is themed around a bizarre holiday. I think it's great that they offer so many options for different pet species, too. Sadly, my critters passed right after I subscribed, so I don't get this one any longer. But, I do follow them on FB and the box photos each month look just as good and fun as the box I got. They were so kind when I told them about the loss of my pet and worked with me so I could choose a different box to fulfill the rest of my subscription instead <3
UPDATE April 2020: These boxes are AMAZINGLY FUN!!! So far, I have received a total of 6 Chic Boutique boxes and 11 Adult Bibliotheca book boxes. I am just now adding the Peculiar Pet and the YA Bibliotheca book box that they added to their lineup. I can't recommend this subscription highly enough :-D
My mom gifted me a subscription to both the Bibliotheca and the Chic Boutique options. I have also received a few past book boxes and one Chic Boutique box by special request (fabulous customer service). I took the August and September book selections with me on vacation last week and loved them both SO much. I couldn't put them down!
I just got the October subscriptions for both boxes today and I am incredibly happy with them. While the book would not have been anything I would go out and choose on my own...I am still very excited to read it. The gifts that came with it are great, too. This month's book box could easily be gifted to a guy, if you wanted. The Chic Boutique for this month was AMAZING! I got an Alice in Wonderland wallet (my favorite movie EVER), sterling silver earrings, stainless steel necklace, and an anklet. I LOVE all the pieces!!! Thank you guys SO much for your curation of these fun and fabulous boxes <3 I feel like both of these boxes are a great value for what you get.
I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a couple past boxes as well as a subscription. I just got my first box and it is wonderful. The book and swag from the author is lovely, the cookies were delicious, and the additional gifts were right up my alley. Customer service is prompt and top notch, as well. Can't wait to receive more of these boxes :-D
I love the theme and creativity of this box. It's unlike any other subscription box I've tried. I have received 13 boxes so far and find every item cute and/or usable. I really enjoy the products...tasty treats, handmade items, jewelry, home decor, (I use my Bluetooth acorn every day) and the included pamphlet is great. It even includes recipes that sound delicious! I will continue to get this box and actually just renewed for a second year.
I've subscribed to two of these boxes: Read, and Read & Relax. I really liked both of my first boxes and the owner provided wonderful customer service, quickly answering all of my questions. And, when the Cratejoy system messed up my order selections, the owner immediately provided a replacement of my desired selection even though it wasn't her fault.
The candle and soap both smell fabulous. And, I loved the drink and treat, too.
I get 10 book boxes per month from 5 different companies right now and this is one of my new favorites. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of my subscrition installments!
I cannot say enough good things about this box and the customer service. I bought our son a year subscrition to celebrate his 21st birthday. Chef Farrell went above and beyond to make sure this was the perfect gift. Our son is so excited about this first box and can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings. So much fun!!! Thank you, Chef :-)
I cannot say enough good things about this. I received the first box of a subscription that was gifted to me by my mother. It was a wonderful surprise... packaged in an adorable box on the outside, with lovely boxed gifts and a book inside. The book I got is SO good I am finding it very hard to put down. And the excited anticipation of opening a gift at a specified time is thrilling. I have opened two of my 4 gifts so far and the immersion in the story makes them that much more of a treasure. This has to be one of the best gifts I have ever received. As if this were not enough, the customer service is FANTASTIC!
Date 3: LOVED the summer camp theme. It took us 2 nights to complete everything. I HIGHLY recommend this subscription. Recipes and playlist were superb.
Date 2: Super happy with this box! Enjoying cooking together, since we normally don't. You have to find value in the included non-tangible aspects like the recipes (dinner, drinks AND desert!!!), custom playlist, conversation starters and ways to continue the date afterwards. I really appreciate these things and getting out of the same-o routine.
DATE 1: What a fabulous Date Night In. I am totally perplexed by the negative reviews. We laughed, we connected, we 100% focused on each other for several hours... perfection!
This is our first time trying this service and we both thought it was fabulous! There is actually more to do than we could finish in one night. Reusable content, so there is extra value there. Customer service has been superb!
We've solved 5 out of 6 of these and have Seaside Strangler (past box) in hand and ready to solve. We find these are a great value for money...giving us 2-3 hours of fun on average. I am SOOO addicted to these that I went onto their website and bought ALL of the archive boxes they had available AND renewed our subscription for another 6 months.
I am completely obsessed with subscription boxes and this one is tied with a book club one for my favorite boxes of all time....mystery or otherwise! I have tried ALL but one of the mystery/escape room style subscription boxes I can find and Deadbolt Mystery Society is the absolute BEST by far.
Now, maybe you are WAY smarter than us and will solve faster, but there is so much content and story telling. What seems easy at first, never is. My personal goal is to successfully solve with zero hints...we got REALLY close last time ;-) If you like to read mysteries and you like solving puzzles, you'll LOVE this!
This box is absolutely fantastic! I love the puzzles, the online content, the flow, the hints if needed, and best of all...I actually get to learn something about a different location each time. So far we have done a London box and a Petra box. Both were a tone of fun for the hubby and myself. We felt they were both challenging enough without making our brain hurt. I highly recommend this for an evening of fun for a couple of people. Oh, and you can save everything and share the fun with a friend! We love this box!!!
UPDATE: I have received 5 of my 6 box subscription and they have been a lot of fun. I have not finished all of my projects yet. Each month comes with all the supplies you need and the first 4 boxes have also included a bonus project. Every month also includes a cool custom made wood or plastic accessory to decorate your Macrame, which is very unique and adds value to the box. I am very excited for month 5, which just arrived, and is a much bigger project. I am purposefully being vague in descriptions as to not give away any surprises :-D
My mom got me this subscription for Christmas and I just finished my first project. It was so much fun! And, when I had a question, I got very prompt and friendly customer service when I messaged them on their Facebook page. I am very much looking forward to my future boxes :-)
My son, 20, did a great job and loved this kit that my mom got him. They were delicious!
November Update: My third box is wonderful, again. I can't even believe how much I love this subscription. I never would have imagined that I could like every perfume I am receiving, but I am. I don't expect that to always be the case, but so far I have been very lucky. This month I got 4 jewelry items perfect for the Christmas season. This is just a fantastic box!!!
October Update: My second box was just as great as the first. I liked all of the scents, once again. And my surprise was 2 copper bracelets, which I really like, too. I am so happy with this gift :-)
I just got this subscription as a gift from my mom for my birthday. What a fantastic gift! First of all, I was lucky enough to really like all of the scents I got this month. Second, they were kind enough to send me an extra scent as a welcome gift. (THANK YOU) Third, the "surprise" was fabulous...5 coordinating stretchy bracelets and a cute bow ring. I appreciate the enclosure card that tells you what each scent is with a picture of the original bottle (in case I want to buy more, this is very handy) I absolutely LOVE this box and can't wait for next month's!