Each month they fill boxes full of handmade samples like melts, scrubs, candles, gourmet foods, jewelry, tarts, etc from some of the best handmade businesses on the web.
I was a little concerned about getting this because I am highly sensitive to strong scents, especially floral ones, and I knew that some of these things would be highly scented. Luckily, this box was not too bad and I had no issues.
Each box comes filled with 17 - 18 samples, sometimes more. It was certainly fun to open this box up and see that box filled to the brim with all these nicely packaged items. The presentation was very festive. This month's theme is March - Puddle Jumpers Spring Sampler! There are just so many items here that I think I will just show you what there was and identify each one.
JODI'S CRAFT EMPORIUM
Well I said I would identify each thing but I don't really know what this is haha! I think it might be just a sample of this person's talent. It's too small to be a coaster. It came with a code for 20% next purchase.
THE MELT SHOPPE
Sugared Apple Melt
Country Berry Hotcakes Scented Wax Tart
FUN - FRAGRANT - FABULOUS
Just because you're going to melt it, doesn't mean it shouldn't look fabulous before you do!
Also a 15% of coupon code
Casey - a sexy blend of sandalwood and lemon. Inspired by Casey Riordan from the Exit Unicorns series by Cindy Brandner. Also a 15% off coupon code.
Peppermint Foot Cream
At 2.5 oz this is a very large sample!
THE MINT CRICKET
Also a 15% coupon code
There is no indication as to where these came from. But as the writing says, they are sunflower vanilla scented!
Honey Bee Lotion Bar
Also a 20% off coupon code
Unique Crafts and Gifts
2 angel cell phone charms
Also a 20% off coupon code
Rosemary Mint Body Balm
THE PAISLEY PEPPERCORN SPICE CO
Garlic Garlic Dipping & Dressing Blend
Tart, Party Favors
Water Lilly scent
SOUTHERN SCENT SHOP
Home Fragrance and Bath & Body
Jamaica Me Crazy scent
Also 10% off coupon code
HOME AND FAMILY CREATIONS
Unique Gifts and Treats
Caramel Crunch Gourmet Popcorn
Sea Mist & Lavender
So as you can see there are alot of soaps and wax things in this box. I'm not sure if it is like this every month since this is the first time I have tried it out. Getting all of this stuff kind of reminds me of going to a trade show where you get to take samples of everything. This is basically like a trade show for Etsy!
Out of the Box Samplers also have Pet Themed boxes which are $20, and a Bodaciously Bigger Box which is $59.95 and comes with 46 - 47 samples. This box that comes with 17 - 18 samples is $27.
The next box for April - called "For Peeps Sake" Easter themed box goes on sale on April 7th, usually at 8:00pm Eastern time.
Please go check out Out of the Box Sampler at http://www.outoftheboxsampler.com/ they also have a blog and a newsletter and links to hundreds of Etsy artists and sponsors.
~~ Sharon ~~