When it comes to shopping for Mother’s Day gifts, there are plenty of “good old standbys” like flowers and candy. Sadly, flowers die and candy only lasts so long. What you want is a gift that will last a long time. Even better, a gift that mom can enjoy month after month.
There are many different subscription boxes on the market these days. I have reviewed several of them over the years. Some are awesome, and others are not worth the cost of them.
This year, why not consider gifting mom (or that special lady in your life) a subscription box? Most subscription boxes also give you the option to purchase just one box, so you don’t have to worry about an on going or huge upfront expense.
If your mom likes things that are a bit different, consider gifting her a subscription box from Loot Crate. Loot Crate is one of the better known subscription box services. In fact. many of the people I know (friends, co-workers) are familiar with the brand. Either they have purchased from the brand in the past, or they were made aware of Loot Crate from others.
I have also reviewed some Loot Crates over the past few years.
Loot Crate tends to create boxes for the “inner geek.” I’m not shy about admitting that I’m a bit geeky. There is nothing wrong with that.
Loot Crate has several different types of boxes to choose from including Marvel, Harry Potter, Anime, Gaming and more. They also have specific boxes for brands such as Rick & Morty, Alien, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In addition, Loot Crate also has boxes specifically for things like just socks, underwear (no kidding) and t-shirts.
I love Marvel. I’m a huge fan of the Marvel universe (Falcon is one of my favorite superheroes). If your mom is like me, and she’s a fan of Captain America, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man, then she’ll love the Marvel box from Loot Crate.
This month’s Marvel Loot Crate (which I was sent to review) is all about Spiderman.
I grew up watching Spiderman. When I was a kid, I watched the cheesy cartoon version. Below is the opening of the show (and theme song).
LOL! I can’t believe I used to watch this show ALL THE TIME, along with Adam West as Batman (the REAL Batman in my opinion).
In the Loot Crate Marvel box, I received several Spiderman themed items;
- Spiderman T-Shirt
- Spiderman Hat
- Spiderman Juice Glass
- Spiderman Sticker (the kind you would put on your laptop)
- Spiderman Pin
- Spiderman Collectible Figure
That’s a lot of cool Spiderman goodies. I especially love the t-shirt. In fact, I’m wearing it right now as I am writing my review. It’s so soft and it fits me perfectly. Loot Crate’s shirts come in a variety of sizes.
I’m not really a “hat person,” so I gave the hat to a co-worker of mine, along with the pin and figure (I already have that figure from another box). I’m keeping the sticker (I haven’t put it on my laptop yet) and the juice glass. It’s real glass too!
I received A LOT of cool Spiderman goodies, so you can only imagine what other fun things will come in future Marvel boxes.
I mentioned earlier in this post that Loot Crate also has brand specific boxes. I was sent one to review as well – the Hello Kitty box.
I’ve always thought Hello Kitty and friends were super adorable. When I was younger I had many Hello Kitty things in my younger years (Hello Kitty has been around since 1974).
The Hello Kitty box from Loot Crate included the following goodies.
- Hello Kitty T-Shirt
- Hello Kitty Pillow
- Hello Kitty Toothbrush Cup
- Hello Kitty Jewelry Tray
- Hello Kitty Socks
- Hello Kitty Keychain
- Hello Kitty Bookmark
As you can see, this box contains a lot of fun products, just like the Marvel box. Whereas some subscription boxes contain 3-4 items, Loot Crate boxes tend to contain a lot more.
For the Hello Kitty fan, these are delightful products. Some of them I won’t use (like the toothbrush holder/cup), but, my daughter took it and is using it for her pens and markers. I’m going to enjoy wearing the socks (they are so soft!) and the t-shirt. The jewelry tray is in our bathroom. My daughter and I are using it to safely hold our jewelry when we take a shower.
The keychain is on my tote bag.
The only product I really won’t use is the pillow. But that is OK. I am going to use it as a “big prize” for the kids I work with. I KNOW some of the kids will go crazy to win it.
As you can see, you receive a lot of fun goodies in each box. Sometimes you might not receive a product or two that you won’t really use, but that is OK. If you are like me, you probably have family, friends and/or co-workers that would enjoy it. Out of all the Loot Crate boxes I’ve received over the years (many of which I purchased on my own), and whenever I receive a product I won’t use, I have always been able to find someone to give it to.
You can purchase single Loot Crate boxes, or subscribe. It’s up to you.
These boxes make great gifts (including a gift for yourself).
If you are interested in learning more, visit LootCrate.com. The brand can also be found across all the popular social media channels. Those links are on the bottom right of their website.
Have you ever purchased a Loot Crate box before? Do you know someone who would enjoy one as a gift? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free products samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.