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March 2016 Serendipity by Little Lace Box Review
I’ve heard amazing things about the Serendipity subscription by Little Lace Box and I was so excited to have gotten in my order for a March box (they typically sell out within a day or two of being available.) For people unfamiliar with the box, Serendipity is a bi-monthly box sent out during the off-months of Little Lace Box at a price of only $9.95 versus Little Lace Box’s $59.99 price. Although I think Little Lace Box provides good value, the Serendipity box is a much better fit for my budget.
At a cost of $9.95, it should’ve been easy for Serendipity to keep me satisfied by providing a high enough value. Did it?
The first item I pulled out of the Serendipity box was a 27oz canister from Typhoon Vintage that has word “Tea” written on it. I presently have a lot of loose tea kept in individual bags, so I was excited to receive this canister to store my tea. Apparently subscribers could also get canisters with the words “sugar” or “coffee” written on them and I’m happy I received the one I did, because I don’t have much of a need for a coffee or sugar tin (although I could’ve used it to store something else, of course.)
These canisters sell in three-piece sets on Amazon for $40, amounting to around $13.33 per tin. At this point, I’ve only taken out one item and the value of the box has already exceeded its cost!
The second item was a seed starter kit for a mint plant. I’m an advocate for growing your own herbs/food, so I think this is a wonderful item to have in the box. Sadly, I don’t have access to a garden, so I won’t be able to plant this myself. However, I have a gardener friend who will love it. These starter kits sell in sets of threes from Modern Sprout and the price of an individual kit is around $5.67.
The third item was a set of two “Love” coasters from Kate Aspen. These are cute coasters that feel solidly made and have small rubber nubs on the bottom to prevent them from sliding around. As such, they look useful while also being decorative. This set sells from Kate Aspen for $3.50.
The fourth item was a pouch designed by Pamela Barsky. Judging from other people’s reviews, there were a variety of designs that subscribers could’ve received. I’ll admit, I don’t quite understand the one I got. Perhaps it’s a joke about sitting down often? Regardless, a pouch is a pouch, so I plan to use it. Pamela sells these pouches for $16.50 on her Etsy store. (Again, another item for which the value exceeds the cost of the entire box.)
The fifth and final item was a chocolate brownie from Fat Witch bakeries. I was psyched to see this item, because I’d conveniently been on the search for a dessert to eat the night I opened this box. I ate the brownie and it tasted pretty good, although it was a little more dry than I expected. I might’ve just had it hyped up too much, though. Either way, a brownie is a brownie, and I was happy to get this in the box. Fat Witch sells their brownies for $2.95 each.
Overall, the March 2016 Serendipity by Little Lace Box contained items amounting to $41.90 in value. The box costs $9.95, which means the box delivered items worth over 400% of the price I paid. More importantly, I loved everything I received. My least favorite item was probably the pouch because I didn’t understand the joke, but even then it’s still a nice, well-designed pouch that I plan to put to use.
As I mentioned in my unboxing video, I was so impressed by the value of the box that I’ve decided to commit to a long-term subscription. One problem: they’re all sold out right now! Boo. I’ll keep on the lookout for when Little Lace Box reopens the Serendipity subscriptions, though, and at that time I’ll likely sign up for an annual subscription.
If you don’t want to wait for the Serendipity subscriptions to open and you don’t mind paying a bit more to get a greater selection of items, you can sign up for the regular Little Lace Box subscription today. Additionally, you can use code “LLB10” to get $10 off a single-month Little Lace Box subscription, “LLB15” to get $15 off a six-month subscription, or “LLB20” to get $20 off an annual subscription (these codes do not apply to Serendipity subscriptions.)
Recommended for: people who enjoy getting a good deal on cute and useful items
Not recommended for: people who didn’t like any of the items I received this month