The Austin BatBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you a variety of products from small Austin-based businesses.
Each box will contain 4-5 handpicked items that promote small businesses, the arts, and Austin culture in general. Items can include food and beverages, handmade artisan items, art, music, fashion items, decor, jewelry, games, beauty products, and more. Each box will also feature a “swag bag” with fun items from local businesses like stickers, coupon codes, buttons, magnets, pens, etc. The Austin BatBox is run by two Austin natives and is named after the world’s largest bat colony which lives under Congress Ave Bridge.
Subscriptions are $29.99/month or less with multi-month commitments. (Right now you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “15ROSE“!)
Let’s see what’s in the September 2015 Austin BatBox!
Everything shipped in a medium-sized white box with a BatBox logo sticker.
A peek inside.
September’s box was themed “Bat to School” and the info card listed all the items I’d find inside.
Bat to School Sweater Clips by Bombshell Kitty – I’ve never worn sweater clips before, but if I ever find a need for some, here they are! The little black bats are super cute and would make a great Halloween accessory if you’re not into sweater clips for daily wear.
Julian Acosta High 5 EP USB/Bottle Opener – Well this is different… It’s a USB/bottle opener with a Julian Acosta “High 5” album pre-loaded onto it. It comes with an e-book as well. According to their site, the concept was created to be able to connect with music fans “that enjoy a cold beverage”. Ha.
High Brew Coffee Dairy-Free Black & Bold – I’ve actually never had cold brew before, so I was happy to see that this one’s dairy free. (Yay!) This is made with 100% fair trade coffee beans and has just 20 calories per can.
High Brew Coffee Mexican Vanilla Lip Balm – This wasn’t listed on the info card, so I’m guessing it was just a little bonus item? Not gonna complain about coffee-flavored lip balm!
Tyler’s Austin Drink Koozie – A bright green drink koozie from what looks like a Texas-based department(?) store. Koozies are everywhere these days… are they seriously making a comeback? So weird.
UT Co-op Striped Tote – An orange (brown?) and white striped tote from a popular Texas co-op. Inside were a brochure and discount codes.
“Swag Bag” – September’s swag bag contained a Texas Longhorns 2015 schedule magnet, a few stickers, and a pen.
The Austin BatBox is great for anyone who lives in Austin, or just wants to find out more about the culture there. It would be a great box for someone considering moving to the area or those who have already lived there and may be a bit homesick. 😉
Remember — you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “15ROSE“!Browse more Regional Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
September 2015 Austin BatBox Review
I definitely think this is a box that would appeal to someone who lives/has lived/or will be living in the Austin area. As someone from New York, I really don’t have much use for a Longhorns schedule magnet or a Austin-based co-op tote (or coupons for that matter).
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.