Friday, 6 November 2015

Subscription box recommendations?

I could use some input here...

I'm thinking of getting (Hubby to get) myself a subscription for a (beauty) box as a Christmas gift.
I do miss receiving the Memeboxes, so a monthly subscription would be fun!
But I'm not sure which one to pick.

There are a lot of clothing and accessorizes options, but that's something I prefer to get myself, so that's out of the question.

The obvious choice would be the Swedish Glossybox, but that one fails to impress me.
The Glossybox
And since the plan is to move back to my native Denmark this summer, it would probably have to limit me to a 6 month subscription.

  • But to compare to the other boxes, 12 months subscription: 1299 SEK with no additional shipping (Yay!) That is 152 USD or 138 Euro.

I would want a box with some full sized products in it. Rather find I cant use something, than get an annoying little sample I find I do like and then having to hunt it down full sized somewhere. I just wont get that done unless I can find it on one of the webstores I already go to.
So the more sample-based beauty boxes are out.
Also I don't mind a few non-beauty items, but not so much it takes over in the box.
So for the beauty boxes, it limits me to
The Beautequebox
The Mishibox

  • The Beauteque box is 264 USD for a 12 month subscription with a shipping fee that I cannot seem to find listed anywhere. Severely fail on that! I immediately distrust a company with such a lack of transparency! (And ugh, I would also want to have Beauteque's Mask Maven box. 156 USD with a shipping fee. They probably ship them separately too, so 2 x an unknown shipping fee for that) That is 2254 SEK or 239 Euro with an unknown shipping and handling fee for the "regular" box alone.
  • The Mishibox is 239,40 USD for a 12 month subscription with 5,95 USD for a monthly shipping fee. That is 310,8 USD in total for a year, which is 2646 SEK or 218 Euro.

Then of course there are the nerd-boxes with geeky stuff. Maybe that would be a good idea for me/us?
I tend to be too minimalist to buy figurines and "fun" stuff because I always reason "Ugh, it will just be another annoying decoration collecting dust", so our nerdiness only shows in the book and DVD-collections. Maybe it will be fun because it appeals to the nerd in me, but it will still be stuff I wouldn't have picked on my own.
The Lootcrate

  • The Lootcrate is 312 USD for a 12 month subscription with no additional shipping and handling (Yay!) 2663 SEK or 283 Euro.

1 comment:

  1. When it comes to gifts, especially if you are moving, I always think of practicality. Usefulness, ease of packing and re-use. I know DVDs are great to re-watch, but of course, beauty items are nice. My only concern with beauty items/etc is that you can find a great bunch of products, but then get a bunch you can't use. Whereas the DVDs, if you know there's a wide variety of things you and hubby will like, to me, it's useful over and over. So, those are just thoughts. It's always nice to get a surprise from someone you love, but then something simple (aka nerdy) is fun too! :D