Reviewing Causebox: The Winter 2020 Box Reveal

21 Jan

I finally received my Winter Causebox… and to be honest, it’s not a winner for me. But, before we get all into that, let’s do a quick refresher on the Causebox subscription.

About Causebox:
Every season, members receive a limited edition curation of products from the leading socially conscious brands. Some of them are designed exclusively for Causebox. Each box is designed and filled with love. From the original artwork on the outside of the box, to the lovingly handmade products that fill it up, there is love in every detail. The cost is $49.95 per quarter if you subscribe annually, or $54.95 per quarter if you subscribe by the quarter. I don’t have a referral code to give you, but if you click on their website you might see a pop-up with a promo code on it: www.causebox.com

Now, let’s talk about the Winter Causebox:

I saw the Winter box spoilers back in November, but they had some shipping delays so boxes didn’t come until mid-January. This was kind of a bummer, because there were a couple items that I was thinking about giving as gifts. Apparently rather than sending out an update by email, they put it on our Causebox log in pages… but who logs in on a regular basis? It seems that they had a lot of negative feedback, because they sent out a few ‘sorry’ emails and also launched a new customer service Instagram account to deal with some questions. Kind of disappointing, since this company isn’t exactly new at this point.

Anyways, let’s take a look at what I received in my box:

Imani Collective Knit Throw Blanket, $120 retail value

Everyone received a blanket, but annual subscribers were able to choose which colorway they preferred. I went with the slate gray stripes version, but when I opened my box I was kind of surprised at how thin and scratchy it was. I mean, I expected a lightweight blanket… but it’s not very cuddly at all. For now, it’s living in my den and may end up moving out to the sun room once the weather gets warmer. For me, this is certainly more of a spring/summer weight blanket rather than one I can use now when it’s super cold outside. The colors are pretty though and I like the little tassels on the ends.

Artisan Direct Gold Servings Spoons, $39 retail value

I had a choice between mittens, a travel jewelry box, or these spoons. I didn’t really need/want any of the items, so I picked the spoons since I’m always needing serving items when we have holiday dinners. They’re fine. Not $40 worth of awesome. But fine.

Whitney Kerney Mugs – Set of Two, $35 value

SIGH. Is there literally anyone in the world that needs a coffee mug at this point? Sure, these mugs are cute but I have an entire cupboard full of cute mugs and the last thing I need is two more. Very underwhelmed with this one.

Foxy Originals Mix & Match Stud Earrings

I think these earrings are cute, but I basically never change my studs… so I was planning to gift these. Since I missed Christmas, these will go to live in my ‘gifting’ box until I have something coming up where I think they’d be a great fit.

PUR 4-in-1 Correcting Primer, $33 retail value

Derma E Hydrating Night Cream, $29.50 retail value

I don’t use a foundation or primer, so I thought this PUR primer might be interesting to try. As for the Derma-E night cream, I’m almost out of the night cream I’m currently using so this is good timing for me to try a new one.

Overall Thoughts
I feel like the Winter box was just… meh. I mean, it was fine. Nothing was terrible, but also nothing was great. Usually I find at least one item in the box that I really LOVE. So, this one was a total disappointment for me. Perhaps I’m overlooking a sleeper favorite though?

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.

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