I've tried a few other boxes and Culture Carton is far better. The quality of the items is head and shoulders above other boxes. I also quite like the variety of things that they pick for the boxes. Not every month is exactly what I would like but that's kind of the fun of it; some months are fantastic and others are different than something I would get for myself, but never bad. My only complaint with the box was the books that they included, the books tended to be old classics that I had already read. Because of that, I switched to the essentials box. All in all this box is fantastic and has consistently had great quality items.
I'd tried a couple boxes before and none were really up my alley. Culture Carton is awesome (I got the standard box with book and items) because it's such a mix of things. Book, socks, earbuds, flask, etc in 2 boxes. Sometimes there are things you may not want/be able to use, but I think that goes for about any subscription box. The only downside is shipping is a tad on the high side, but still worth paying for.
Culture Carton is the best box! Great book, awesome new products! Love the hand made wallet!
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao/Junot Diaz $16, B.B. Face Wash $25, B.B. Facial Moisturizer $25, B.B. Face Scrub $26
Cat's Cradle/Kurt Vonnegut $17, Prime Shade's Polarized Sunglasses $30, Vintage Gentleman Flask $26, Taft No Show Socks $15
The Dog Stars/Peter Heller $16, Custom Tie Doctor Tie $42 & Gentleman Collective Socks $14, GOTM Wood Tie Clip $23, La Colombe Draft Coffee