Upon signing up, subscribers are asked to fill out a questionnaire so their box can be personalized to their specific tastes and interests. Product categories include home decor, gadget, kitchen, outdoor, beauty, sci-fi, and more. You can also select your preferred style such as geek, punk, minimalist, modern, romantic, and cute. In addition to your actual items, every box will also include an interactive augmented reality greeting card.
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Subscriptions are $30/month (for up to $50 in items) or $50/month (up to $80 in items). They also offer a quarterly option. — For a limited time (thru 11/30), you can get a FREE $10 gift card with any new subscription! Just use coupon code “SURPRISEGIFTS“.
Let’s see what’s in my October 2018 Apollo Surprise Box!
Everything was shipped in a plain white box with a small Apollo sticker on the side.
A peek in the box!
An enclosed info sheet listed all of the items inside, along with photos and retail values for each one.
There were also four separate glossy cards with additional details on each product.
LED Bottle Light ($24.98)
How pretty is this bottle light?! It’s definitely one of those things that you totally don’t need, but are happy to have once it’s in your hands. Available in six different colors (I LOVE the pink!), the 11-inch tall glass bottle comes with a strand of white battery-operated LED lights. The battery pack and on/off switch are cleverly built into the plastic “cork” that sits inside the mouth of the bottle. It was a little tricky trying to push the lights down to the bottom of the bottle, but even if they’re not all that evenly placed I still think it looks pretty neat. 🙂
Retro Robot Bluetooth Speaker ($21.98)
Listen to music on the go with the help of this adorable robot bluetooth speaker. This lil’ guy only measures 2.4 inches at its longest point, yet delivers impressive sound. It’s compatible with any Bluetooth (v3.0) enabled phone or tablet and has a built-in USB rechargeable battery.
Diatomite Coaster ($8.98)
This square, cactus-themed coaster is made of natural diatomite — aka diatomaceous earth — the naturally occurring fossilized remains of single-celled aquatic algae (diatoms). This material is incredible for absorbing condensation and drips from cups and glasses, protecting your tabletops underneath. The cactus design isn’t my favorite, but they have 21 different styles — including adorable kittens & woodland friends. 🙂
When I first saw the info card above, I quickly noticed that one of the squishies was not like the other… Hint: It’s on the bottom left. Since I knew my kids would want to play with it, I was REALLY hoping I wouldn’t receive that one. Thankfully, I got a G-rated sleeping white kitty. She’s super stretchy, squishy, and has already been fought over. Clearly a win. 😉
October’s Apollo Surprise Box included a fun mix of quirky (yet mostly useful) items. I love the pretty bottle light and I’m sure the robot bluetooth speaker will come in handy some day. 🙂 The total retail value of all the products was just under $58 — over $20 more than the monthly subscription cost. Not bad! — Remember, for a limited time (thru 11/30) you can get a FREE $10 gift card with any new subscription! Just use coupon code “SURPRISEGIFTS“.