I always look forward to getting my Peaches and Petals box, since it’s one of the few boxes that I never know what to expect. They send out some really interesting and unique items that you don’t see very often in subscription boxes! I think if you’re a subscription addict you’ve seen your fair share of candles, eyeliner, lotion. (And don’t get me wrong, I love all three of those things.) But after a while it’s really nice to get a box that sends out something different! In the past I’ve received from Peaches and Petals: mermaid socks, a portable bluetooth speaker, ceramic party spoons, and just last month I got a wax warmer. All totally new to me for subscription boxes!
Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Usually each month has a theme for the box, but oddly enough this month my box didn’t come with a card listing the theme and contents. If I had to guess, the theme is probably something related to color. All the items are colorful and I can’t really pick out any other theme.
So Fresh So Clean Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes | $7.49
It’s always good to get a practical item like this. I can never have enough wipes–they’re a godsend for traveling! I plan to bring this pack with me on a weekend trip that I have coming up. I always bring more than I need because inevitably my friends start to use my wipes. They’re just too convenient! It has good reviews on Amazon too, which is great.
Kenneth Jones Socks | $3.33
Another practical item! Fuzzy socks are a staple in this household when it gets cold in Houston. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does you bet we take advantage of it with our boots, sweaters, and fuzzy socks! These are on the thinner side and don’t feature the rubber grips at the bottom, but will work well if you have carpet or rugs. Oddly enough this is another travel must-have for me. On long international flights I always slip off my shoes and put on fuzzy socks to sleep. It’s such a habit now that I just keep a pair of clean fuzzy socks in my carry-on suitcase!
My socks had this minor black smudge on them. Not a huge deal but it’s worth mentioning. It didn’t wash out when I hand washed with gentle detergent, so I’m guessing it’s going to be there permanently.
Hamilton Beach Screw Top Sports Bottle | $24.94
Now that I’m writing this review, the theme could be travel as well. This is yet another travel must-have for me! I always bring a water bottle with me to the airport. I fill it up as soon as I get through security and it keeps me well hydrated on the flight. The flight attendants are always happy to provide me with refills and ice if I ask for it too. Once I get to my destination, I like to fill the water bottle every morning at the hotel with cold clean water. It’s especially helpful in places where tap water is not safe for drinking, since I can fill it up with bottled water at my hotel and don’t have to risk drinking unsafe water when I’m out exploring the city.
The bottle itself feels very similar to a S’well bottle (my favorite!). Since I already have several S’well bottles in various sizes, I’ll be gifting this to a friend.
This kind of screw top is the best at keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. I haven’t tested this bottle, but I can tell you that my S’well can keep ice cubes frozen for well over 24 hours.
Papaya Love You To The Moon Sticky Notes | $14.49
When I first saw this I assumed it was a pack of postcards, but they’re actually sticky notes! Decorative sticky notes must be a trend now, since I just got some in my January POPSUGAR box too. Like I said with my POPSUGAR box, I tend to stick (haha, get it?) to blank sticky notes at the office. The most creative I’ve ever done is the ombre colored ones. One of my friends loves to scrapbook and this is 100% her aesthetic, so I will happily give this to her. I’m sure she’ll love it!
The packaging is adorable! The cover opens up and reveals a palette of 4 different sticky note designs and 4 different tab designs. The cover has a magnet embedded in it to keep it closed.
The individual sticky notes are very pretty! My favorite is the bottom middle one with the blossoms on both sides–if I could buy just that one design in a single pad I would!
Viva Beads Clay Bead Bracelet | $12.95
Peaches and Petals always includes jewelry in their box. It’s usually not my style, but sometimes it’s interesting stuff that I can gift. I have never received clay beaded jewelry before so I was happy to see something very different. If the color scheme were more subtle I think I would have actually worn it, but the bright orange and blue combination is definitely not for me. But you know what’s great about this color scheme? It’s the same colors as the Florida Gators and also for Auburn University! There’s a big fan base for both here in Houston so I know this bracelet will find a good home.
Overall I think it was a good box! The items were a great mix of cute and practical, and the retail value comes out to $63.20. That’s over triple the cost of the box! It’s a great start to 2017. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us this year!