Review: Bespoke Post Subscription Box
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a bit of a love/confusion relationship with subscription boxes.
On the one hand, I really like the idea of getting regular items mailed to me, especially things I can use. And in a pandemic, it’s even nicer to have the opportunity to get things like clothes/kitchenware/food mailed to my doorstep.
However… I’m a freelance writer. Which means I don’t have a lot of cash to burn. And, I don’t like my home to be too cluttered. Which brings me to my skepticism.
This article is going to be a Review: Bespoke Post Subscription Box.
Why? Because after trying clothing and candles and various fandom boxes, I actually think it’s the best box to sign up for. And I don’t say that lightly. To add to that – this is not an affiliate post. I’m getting nothing from recommending this, except the satisfaction that someone else might enjoy the box as much as I do!
Why Did I Try the Bespoke Post Box?
I was first recommended this box by a friend I met on reddit. She was going through some remodeling, and she had tried a bunch of different boxes. She really liked the Breo Box, but I wanted to try something a little less pricey and a little more functional (not that Breo isn’t functional, just that I’m more of a hands-on, less tech-y person, and Breo was more than I wanted to spend to test drive a new box).
I started out doing my research, because I’m an obsessive researcher.
I looked at the Bespoke Post website, and I liked that they had a separate store to buy some of their products, box-less. I wish more boxes let you do that on a solo-purchase basis.
Anyway, they also didn’t require that I get a box every month. If I skip a month – no charge. That’s great for someone like me. I was tired of the stylist boxes that charged me a fee, even if I didn’t keep anything. And I feel bad for those stylists, because they should totally get paid! I just am not made of money, ya know? And I didn’t like that a lot of those boxes just seemed to suck out cash from my credit card without giving me anything I ever used or liked.
My first box from Bespoke Post, I was still skeptical. I got the Weekender Bag. It didn’t come with a shoulder strap, which was the first downer for me (possibly left out by mistake). Secondly, it seemed to scuff easily.
This made me wary. I’m not one to stick around for a while if something isn’t working.
But, I wanted to give it a fair shake.
So, I did a mash-up. First, I bought my sister one of the items off the site – a package of Korean food with a pot to cook it in. She had just come back from teaching in South Korea, and I wanted to surprise her with something that would remind her of her time there.
Then, I waited. I skipped my second box entirely – nothing in it for me.
My third box, I got the Philips Hue Lighting System, and that’s where things changed entirely.
I tend to like things that are useful, and Bespoke Post has a lot of useful items, like kitchen gadgets, camping gear, clothing, and stuff that you would actually make use of on a day-to-day basis.
They called this box “Dim.” In it was the Bridge (a wifi system that plugs into my wifi router and connects to the lights around the house), and I added 2 lights to my initial box, and set it up in the living room.
This was a life-changer.
Not only could I adjust my light settings from my phone or computer, but I could adjust them to all kinds of colors.
They included the White Ambiance lights, and this is, I swear to god, a whole different world.
There are settings like Savannah Sunset, Concentrate, Energize, and Read, which I guess are supposed to help you experience your surroundings in different ways. I actually felt the Concentrate one worked – enough that I went out and bought more lamps and lights for the rest of the house!
I now have the choice to go from a whiter/more blue setting to a more yellow tone. For someone who is light-color sensitive, like I am, the Bespoke Post “Dim” box changed my entire home experience.
Do you have any subscription boxes you like? What do you like about them? Write in the comments, and let me know what else I’m missing and which one to try next!