Elevita Review – August 2016

by Must Have Boxes on October 12, 2016


Company: Elevita

Category: Handmade

Cost: USD $30.00/month, free shipping

About: “Gifts that improve lives worldwide.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive an amazing assortment of gifts made from artisans around the globe. Elevita cultivates effective partnerships with artisans who create beautiful, unique and high-quality products. You can unsubscribe at any time…but why would you want to? 🙂

The Box:

I love discovering unique handmade gifts that support local artisans from around the global. That’s why I was so excited to discover Elevita which means “lifting lives.” My August shipment arrived in plain white box. Inside the featured products were carefully packaged in a gorgeous drawstring bag that makes a lovely gift in and of itself. Let’s see what’s inside…


Handmade Tree-Free Journal 

This beautiful journal is produced by a paper-making cooperative in India. The artisans there use recycled fabric scraps to create soft, high quality cotton paper. The journey covers are made with traditional block printing. This gorgeous gift is one of a kind!

Bag Organizer

This handy bag organizer can be used to store coins, pencils, or other small personal items. The bag features a zipper closure and pretty fabric. This product is made by a handicapped artisan named Sok Chan, who is a Cambodian seamstress who works hard to provide for her children.

Handmade Necklace

There’s nothing quite like handmade jewelry. This unique necklace features lovely beading and it can be doubled or tripled, making it super versatile. This piece is made by Louela Nalzaro, a Philippina artist who expresses her creativity through her jewelry.


Elevita totally impressed me! I love giving and receiving gifts that have a greater purpose, and these wonderful handmade items support deserving artisans from around the globe. My favorite product from the August shipment is definitely the handmade tree-free journal. The cover is gorgeous and it’s great that the journal pages are made from recycled materials. This subscription box is perfect for the holidays and a great gift for someone you care about.

Do you love unique handmade gifts? Planning to subscribe to Elevita? Let me know!


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Pet Gift Box Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on October 10, 2016


Company: Pet Gift Box 

Category: Pets

Cost: Annual Subscription: USD $18.99/month, free shipping 

About: “The perfect gift for the perfect pet. Get monthly gift boxes for your Dog or Cat.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with amazing toys and treats for your pet. After signing up, you’ll describe your pet to help ensure that your furry friend gets products that they’ll love. A portion of all proceeds from Pet Gift Box is donated to America’s VetDogs,® an organization serving the needs of veterans with disabilities.

The Box:

Pet Gift Box delivers premium dog treats and toys that will help spoil your pup! The July shipment arrived in a fun branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s theme is “Gone Fishing” and the subscription box is filled with awesome items that will help your dog celebrate the catch of the day. Let’s check out the featured items…


Gone Fishin’ Burlap Dog Toy
Value: USD $8.99

This playful burlap dog toy is one easy way your pooch can go fishing. It’s made from durable burlap which can withstand heavy chewing and I love the fun fish design!

Dogs Love Fish Ocean Sushi
Value: USD $12.99

Sushi isn’t just for humans anymore! These fun and healthy dog treats are made with cod sourced from Norway and raised using sustainable practices. You can feel good feeding your pup these gluten-free treats because they’re free from unnecessary sugars, fillers, and artificial preservatives.

Scoochie Stuffed Latex Pedro the Fish
Value: USD $14.99

This durable toy is made with over 70% natural biodegradable latex. Your dog will love playing with this soft natural rubber toy which is much stronger than vinyl dog toys. The inside of the toy is filled with a poly filling so it squeaks when it’s chewed and played with. Perfect for indoor or outdoor play, this fish toy is great for playing catch.

Exclusively Dog Natural Dog Bone Salmon and Mango Flavor
Value: USD $3.99

This large natural dog bone will definitely get your dog’s tail wagging. The crunchy treat contains absolutely no added sugar and it’s wheat, corn, and soy free. I like that this product is made in the U.S.A. and is certified Kosher.

Barkworthies Salmon Skin 
Value: USD $3.49

Oh boy! This treat will definitely be a new favorite. This gourmet chew is made from dried salmon skin, resulting in a crunchy, healthy treat. Salmon Skin is high in protein and packed with nutritious Omega 3 fatty acids which helps your dog’s coat stay shiny and healthy  The chew is additive, chemical, and preservative free.


Total box value: USD $44.45

  • Gone Fishin’ Burlap Dog Toy – Value: USD $8.99
  • Dogs Love Fish Ocean Sushi– Value: USD $12.99
  • Scoochie Stuffed Latex Pedro the Fish – Value: USD $14.99
  • Exclusively Dog Natural Dog Bone Salmon and Mango Flavor – Value: USD $3.99
  • Barkworthies Salmon Skin – USD $3.49


I really loved the July shipment from Pet Gift Box. It was filled with a great assortment of premium toys and treats themed around “Gone Fishing.” My favorite products from the subscription box are the Dogs Love Fish Ocean Sushi and the Scoochie Stuffed Latex Pedro the Fish. My pup loves the sushi treat and the fish toy is very durable and will be around for a while! I can’t wait to see what Pet Gift Box delivers next!

Do you have a dog that would love to receive Pet Gift Box? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!


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Vellabox Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on October 9, 2016


Company: Vellabox

Category: Candle

Cost: Lucerna (4 oz. candle) – USD $10.00/month, free shipping, Ignus (8 oz. candle) – USD $20.00/month, free shipping, Viere (8 oz. and 4 oz. candle) – USD $30.00/month, free shipping

About: “Curating your inner light. From the finest American Artisans to you, every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a high quality candle (or two, depending on your subscription) plus a surprise gift. Every candle from Vellabox is non-toxic, lead free, hand poured, from the best companies in the country. It’s indulgence delivered to your door every month.

The Box:

Candles are a great way to add some natural warm and light to your home. I love discovering new artisan soy-based candles, which is why I was so excited about my first Vellabox. I received the Viere subscription which includes one 8 oz. candle, one 4 oz. candle, and a surprise gift. My July shipment arrived in a fun branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. Each of the featured candles was wrapped in beautiful pieces of fabric with a sand dollar design. Let’s check out this month’s items…


Pure Plant Home Italian Bergamot and Persian Lime

I’m totally obsessed with this amazing candle! The Bergamot and Persian Lime scent is super light and fresh. This candle is made from a creamy, rich coconut wax that’s hand poured into a beautiful glass jar. The real essential oil aroma burns cleanly for nearly 40 hours. I love Pure Plant Home’s mission to contribute to the planet in a positive way through conscious living.

1502 Candle Co. Red Currant & Rose Travel Tin

This lovely candle has a wonderful floral fragrance that features red currant layered with subtle notes of fresh rose petals and jasmine. The slow burning all-natural candle is made from biodegradable soy wax and it comes in a 100% recyclable steel container. 1502 Candles are hand-poured in San Diego and made in small batches using exceptional fragrance oil.

Go Raw Lemon Pie Sprouted Cookies

These cookies are an interesting alternative to traditional desserts. The cookies are made from sprouted sesame seeds, coconut, dates, and lemon and they contain no added sugar or salt. They definitely have a nice crunch and texture. Go Raw produces snacks that are  raw and gently dried, not cooked, which preserves more powerful nutrients for optimal nutritive benefits.


I was so pleased with my first shipment from Vellabox! Both of the featured candles smell amazing and come from wonderful artisans whom I’m happy to support. I especially like the Pure Plant Home Italian Bergamot and Persian Lime candle. The jar is beautiful and looks wonderful in my living room. This package is competitively priced as well and delivers premium products right to your doorstep. This subscription box would make the perfect hostess or housewarming gift.

Do you love high quality, artisan candles? Planning to subscribe to Vellabox? Let me know!


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