BE KIND. by ellen is a purpose-driven seasonal subscription box founded and curated by Ellen Degeneres.
Each box will include a collection of products (chosen by Ellen!) that are cruelty free, sustainably sourced, and ethically made. These “products with a purpose” come from brands who do good and give back to their community, so you can feel good about supporting them. Past items have included books, apparel, teas, skin care products, jewelry, snacks, eco-friendly cleaning products, home decor, socks, coffee, lip balms, and more.
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Boxes are only available during the season in which they are released, so there will be a limited number of boxes available each quarter. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Subscriptions are $54.99/quarter, or less with annual plans. Shipping is free. — For a limited time you can score a FREE Game Night Club box when you subscribe! — No coupon code needed. Must be subscribed to email.
Let’s see what’s in the Winter 2023 “12 Days at Home” BE KIND. by ellen box!
Everything was shipped in an black box with festive, colorful graphics.
A peek inside! — This quarter’s box is themed “12 Days at Home” after Ellen’s popular “12 Days of Giveaways” segment on her show. It contains 12 surprise items that make great gifts for the holidays.
A full-color magazine provided details on all of the items included in this quarter’s box, as well as additional offers from Ellen’s online shop.
GIFT 1: For the Class Act
These classic studs from CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane will be a nice gift for my 11-year-old daughter who is obsessed with all things sparkly. They feature beautiful 2 carat equivalent cubic zirconia stones set atop rhodium plated brass studs. — An ideal accessory for the holidays and beyond!
GIFT 2: For the Party Animal
Partytrick Lifetime Membership + Beverage Decals ($315 value)
Partytrick offers the services of a party planner digitally at a fraction of the cost and promises to make any party more memorable & fun. The QR code on the card above grants access to a lifetime membership to make hosting gatherings “faster, easier, less expensive, and more enjoyable”. Also included were a set of beverage decals designed to help guests at your next gathering keep track of their drinks.
GIFT 3: For the Problem Solver
JIGGY Puzzles Snow Cabin 450 Pcs Jigsaw Puzzle ($40 value)
JIGGY designs their puzzles using work by emerging women artists from around the world, with a percentage of the sale going directly to the artist. The piece above — “Snow Cabin” — was created by Sara Boccaccini Meadows who is a print designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Also included with the 450-piece puzzle were a tube of puzzle glue and a straight-edge tool to spread the glue if you choose to keep it as an art print. (I should note that a copy of the artwork was not included in my bag, but it was easy enough to find online.)
GIFT 4: For the Trendsetter
Cocus Pocus Crown & Mane Comb in Jade ($32 value)
The pretty jade-colored comb above isn’t your typical plastic drugstore comb. — It’s actually made from a plant-based material that’s both renewable and biodegradable! Its wide-tooth design helps to promote strong, healthy hair and allows it to be used for grooming, styling, or even lightly massaging the scalp.
GIFT 5: For the Commuter
Is it weird that one of the items I’m most excited about is a car freshener? — It’s true! My current one is pretty much odorless and I was meaning to get a replacement. Not only did this come at the perfect time, but it smells amazing! The scent of cranberry & orange is great for the holidays and is the next best thing to having an actual simmer pot in your car. 😉
GIFT 6: For the Fashionista
Celeste Sol Billie Pearl Beaded Bracelet ($32.50 value)
Celeste Sol — named after the founder’s grandmother, who owned her own jewelry store in Puerto Rico 65 years ago — offers jewelry that honors the Puerto Rican culture and ensures Latino/a representation in its branding. The dainty bracelet above features a row of small gold-colored beads, along with a real freshwater pearl.
GIFT 7: For the Self Care Champion
Feeling down about yourself? Need a little encouragement? How to Love Yourself in Less Than a Week and Also for the Rest of Your Life is here to help! Psychotherapist and success coach Rachel Madorsky, LCSW gives you the tools to love yourself fully using an easy to understand, lighthearted approach. At just 60 pages long, it’s great for anyone needing a quick self esteem boost.
GIFT 8: For the Clean Freak
Sweetgum Home Swedish Dishcloth ($6.95 value)
This 100% biodegradable dish cloth is a great eco-friendly alternative to standard paper towels. — Super economical too, as this single cloth can replace up to 15 rolls of the paper variety! Its comprised of 70% cellulose (wood pulp) & 30% cotton and can be safely composted when the time comes. The towel is great for clearing and cleaning countertops, streak-free cleaning of mirrors & windows, damp dusting shelves, wiping down the sink, stainless steel and glass stove tops, and more!
GIFT 9: For the Health Icon
Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops ($14.99 value)
I’ve been really struggling with dry/itchy eyes lately, so these eye drops were a welcome surprise. According to the packaging, they work in as little as one minute and provide lasting relief up to 8 hours. I recently purchased “eyelid cleansing spray” to help with the itch on the outer parts of my eye, so hopefully these drops will help relieve the redness inside.
GIFT 10: For the Sweet Tooth
Zolli Caramelz ($6.99)
These better-for-y0ur-teeth caramels from Zolli Candy allow you to indulge in something sweet without worrying about the negative effects of sugar. Not only are they free of sugar, but they’re also gluten-free, nut-free, vegan-friendly, and contain no artificial flavors or coloring. — Enjoy the sweetness with none of the guilt!
GIFT 11: For the Wine Aficionado
Nima Oberoi Lunares Wishbone Bottle Stopper ($34 value)
The wishbone — one of Nima Oberoi’s signature designs — represents hopes, dreams, promise, and possibilities. This unique bottle stopper was crafted using 100% recycled aluminum (and cork) and can help transform a bottle into its own piece of modern decor. Due to its handmade nature, no pieces are exactly alike!
GIFT 12: For the Cozy Queen
Kitsch Satin Pillowcase in Silver ($19 value)
Made from a super silky polyester & spandex blend, this pretty satin pillowcase is designed to help reduce friction on your hair and face to minimize split ends and pillow creases. It’s also gentle on eyelashes, eyebrows, and is suitable for most skin & hair types. It measures 26 inches by 19 inches and fits most standard size pillows.
The Winter 2023 “12 Days at Home” BE KIND. by ellen box was packed with a dozen great items perfect for gifting! My personal favorites were the CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane 2 Carat Classic Stud Earrings, JIGGY Snow Cabin Puzzle, Cocus Pocus Crown & Mane Comb, Broken Top Brands Car Freshener, How to Love Yourself Book, Lumify Eye Drops, and Zolli Caramelz. The total retail value of everything in the Winter 2023 BE KIND. by ellen box was just over $600! 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can score a FREE Game Night Club box when you subscribe! — No coupon code needed. Must be subscribed to email.