True Love Box is a monthly subscription box full of “mystery goodies” that you can send to your significant other.
Each box will consist of 4 to 7 full sized products that will vary each month. Items can include clothing & apparel, jewelry, books, bags & accessories, beauty supplies, and more. While the website doesn’t explicitly say that the items are for girls/women, it’s pretty clear by the photos and item descriptions that this is definitely not a “manly” box. It also states that it’s for “ages 16+” and mentions “impressing your girl”, so one can only assume that it’s geared toward teenage boys looking to get a gift for their (also teenaged) girlfriends.
Subscriptions are $34.99/month (plus shipping), or less with multi-month commitments.
Let’s see what’s in the March 2016 True Love Box!
The box was custom designed and gave me high hopes for what could be inside. It was also pretty heavy.
A peek inside!
There wasn’t a true info card, but they did include a welcome card explaining how each box should feel like an anniversary with carefully selected items just for you.
Can Koozie ($1?) – This is the first item I pulled out of the box and was immediately confused… What does this have to do with love? And would a teenage girl (or any woman) really want this as a gift from her boyfriend? (I’m guessing no.) Also, I later noticed that it had an obvious square mark from a red clearance price tag (Target?).
Mini Wooden Decorative Box ($1.79) – At first glance, this looked kinda cute, but upon closer inspection it’s… not. It’s very light/flimsy and is basically just a cheaply made splintered wooden box, complete with silica bead packet.
Home Essentials 3-Piece Measuring Set ($14.95) – I think this was the only item in the entire box that I would personally use. It’s a 3-piece set of ceramic measuring cups in the following measurements: 1 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup. Useful, yes. Romantic/appropriate for teens, not so much.
Update: After fully opening them, I noticed that there’s a chip right on the spout of the 1/2 c. cup. Ugh.
Clean House Plaque ($2?) – Again, I’m not sure how this can be considered “romantic” or a gift that’s suitable for an anniversary. Especially since this box clearly targets a younger demographic who likely don’t even own their own homes.
Candy Store Silicone Cosmetic Pouch ($17) – Okay, I think this is the most age-appropriate item in the box. I couldn’t find it for sale anywhere except Amazon, so I’m guessing they don’t sell it in retail stores anymore? Either way, it’s a little makeup pouch made of stretchy silicone with a snap closure on top.
Easter Magnet ($1?) – Again, nothing says romance like an Easter-themed wooden magnet.
Elegant Expressions Incense Gift Set ($9.02) – A 79-piece gift set with incense cones, sticks, and a purple ceramic holder. Scents include coconut, vanilla, strawberry, wind, floral fields, and black cherry.
Honestly, I was a little confused after opening this debut offering from True Love Box. I guess I was expecting more “lovey dovey” type items, as described on their site. Especially since they describe it as being for ages 16+ and show photos of teddy bears and love-themed items. If I were a teenaged boy who shelled out $34.99 (plus shipping) for a box like this for my girlfriend, I think I’d be a wee bit disappointed to say the least.
March 2016 True Love Box Review
I wanted to give this an even lower rating, but the total value (based on Amazon prices) actually wasn’t too bad. That said, I have a feeling that most, if not all, of the items were found on a clearance rack or in the dollar store. :/
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.