Monday, September 28, 2015

My Aloha Post September 2015 Subscription Box Review and Coupon Code

My Aloha Post sends products from Hawaiian small businesses to your door every month. The goal is to bring a little Aloha to your life. The September box focuses on Summertime Necessities. While summer is on the wane here, I'm definitely happy to see some tasty treats in here.
The My Aloha Post boxes feature an appreciation for local crafters, artists, and businesses. The curators strive to curate boxes that will support Hawaiian small businesses while delivering a unique taste of Hawaii each month.
Each box will contain an insert giving you background information about the products included and the businesses or artisans behind the goods. I think this is a fun way to learn about what you're receiving with anecdotes from the owners. It adds a more personal touch.

The Cost: $30/month plus $7 shipping (longer plans include shipping)

What You Get: A monthly care package subscription service sending you Hawaii experiences straight to your doorstep.

Little Hands Hawaii Sunscreen- This is a non-nano zinc oxide sunblock. It's made with organic olive oil, organic shea butter and beeswax, too. This is the kind that will show up white but will work fantastically well and is safe for babies. I'm not super familiar with solid sunscreens and this has lavender in it so I can't use it anyway. Bummer! It's so handy for travel!
Value: $5

Maui Soap Company Lip Balm- Mango flavored Coconut & Beeswax lip balm! Soothe and protect with Maui Soap Co.’s flavored island lip balms, sweetened with stevia and enriched with shea butter. Since I'm a lip balm junkie, I loved receiving this.
Value: $3.95
Uncle Mikey's Dried Fruit- This is straight fruit with no funny stuff! No anything, actually. The pineapple is my favorite and it's nice that this is a variety pack so you get a taste of everything. This is a family owned company that supports local farmers.
Value: $4
Green 'Opihi Drink Koozie- Now you can have a reminder of how much you wish you were in Hawaii while keeping your beverage of choice cool. This is a sturdy, well made koozie that says "poke bowls and sandy toes." Both of which I had right now.
Value: $10

Just Because Postcard- I'll take a little Aloha anytime! A bright, beautiful hibiscus card. I wish I could grow hibiscus. I can't believe they grow like weeds in Hawaii. I miss it already. /sigh
Value: $2.95

VERDICT: I absolutely love the aspect of My Aloha Post that supports local artisans and small businesses. I think this helps give an authentic experience to the box. With that being said, the value of the box is low compared to the initial cost. I would like to see a value at least equivalent to the price paid. However, if you're looking for a way to get a little Hawaii in your life, this could be a good way to do it while supporting a small business owned and operated by women. Box contents can contain anything from what you see here to trinkets, artwork and handmade candies. I think I would hope for something edible in every box.

If you would like to sign up for My Aloha Post, you can do that right here. Use code bitsandboxes to receive 10% off your first box. Expires Nov. 1.

*This box was sent complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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