What Is Makrbox?
MakrBox is a “collection of the best handcrafted home and kitchen goods made in the Pacific Northwest.” As someone who loves unique and handmade items, I knew this would be right up my alley. Each box contains 2-3 items and costs $29/month, although there’s also a more expensive version with additional items.
These boxes often contain items that I may not have purchased for myself, but I love being exposed to new products. I also save whatever I don’t like and think about a person who would love it. This way, I’m collecting holiday gifts throughout the year!
How Do I Get It?
On to my review of the May 2015 box! As you can see below, each box comes with cards that explain the products. I didn’t include the close-up pictures of the cards because it was difficult to read the text.
Ergonomic Hardware Saute Tool by Geoff Fisher (Suggested Retail: $21)
I absolutely love that this spoon is made from hardwood scraps from a neighbor’s cabinet shop. It is beautiful and eco-friendly! The downside is that I’m not a cook and it’s handwash only. (As with clothes, I’m not a fan of dishes that can’t be placed in a machine to wash!). I’m probably going to save this as a gift for my mother-in-law.
Otter Wax Leather Salve (Suggested Retail: $10)
I’ve never used a leather salve or conditioner before, even though I have leather shoes and bags. I learned today, however, that using a leather conditioner is a good way to make fast fashion shoes last a bit longer. So it was good timing to get this in my box! Plus, my favorite black Lanvin flats have been looking a little rough lately, so maybe I will try this on them.
You’ll notice that the retail value of this box ($31) is not much more than what I paid. Unlike most subscription boxes, MakrBox is not something you should order expecting a great deal. Rather, it’s a way to be exposed to lovely, handmade items that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter.