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January 2016 Dearest Whiskers Unboxing
In February, Kaylin of the Enticing Healthy Eating blog held a giveaway for the January 2016 Dearest Whiskers subscription box. I was lucky enough to have one, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to give the box a review.
The first item I took out of the box was a Kitty Garden from Pioneer Pet. Most cat boxes I’ve opened are filled with treats and toys, which I think is dandy, but I appreciated the unique nature of this item compared to others I’ve received. I haven’t tried a product like this one before and I’m looking forward to seeing if Annabeth enjoys the opportunity to have grass inside our apartment. This item is valued at $4.
The second I took out was a hand-crafted watermelon toy from Kawaii Cat Toys. Upon further research, I found that different types of felted fruits had been included from Kawaii Cat Toys’ collection. I was pleased with the watermelon I’d received and Annabeth liked it too. These felted fruit toys sell for around $5.
The third item was another hand-crafted fruit toy, this time being a strawberry from Cherry Willow. Annabeth enjoyed this toy even more than the watermelon; she likes biting the green strands that hang off the top of the toy in reference to the green tops of strawberries. Cherry Willow sells toys like this for about $9.
The fourth item was a cat ball from Jennie’s Pet Corner. I don’t have many balls for Annabeth and she was receptive to this one, especially when it jingled as a result of the bell hidden inside. These balls sell for around $6.
The fifth and final item was a popsicle toy from Sinfully Sweet Designs. Annabeth didn’t have quite as much exposure to this toy as the others, but that’s partially my fault because I didn’t want to overstimulate her by giving her too much at once. Based on her past experience with flat, catnip-filled toys, she’ll like this one when she gets the chance to use it. Based on Sinfully Sweet Designs’ other items, I value this at $7.
Overall, Annabeth enjoyed the items that came in the Dearest Whiskers box, and that’s all you can really ask for from a pet box, right? My opinion: the value of the box’s items came to $31 for a box that costs $25 to $30, which means it gives a decent value for the amount you pay. The main benefit of the box, however, is in providing you exposure to handmade items from small shops to which you might not have otherwise been exposed. I believe Dearest Whiskers’ focus on handmade pet items sets it apart from many other cat subscription boxes.
Recommended for: cat owners, especially those who are enthusiastic about handmade goods
Not recommended for: people who don’t have cats
Disclaimer: I received this box for free through a giveaway.