Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sept. Subscriptions: Geeky Boxes
Welcome to the first Subscription Box post of September. When I asked what you all wanted to see last week, the most specific answer was "geeky" so I decided to go ahead and showcase some options that fall under that label. None of these are things I have personally received for review. However, I'll share what I think regardless! If you know any of these, feel free to share your experience too.
Loot Crate- $13.37 a month + s/h
Loot Crate is great for fans of all things geeky as well as gaming. I'm not a gamer, but I'm still super curious about subscribing to this because they have really cool items PLUS I know some gamers that might enjoy some of the items I can't personally use. Loot Crate is awesome because they share past crates so you can see what items were included in previous months. Sure, your box will be a surprise, but you'll know the theme (September is Galactic) and you'll know what they could include. Loot Crate ships to a variety of countries including Great Britain, Canada, and more.
Nerd Block - either 13.99 or 19.99 a month + s/h (you choose the box's theme)
Nerd Block offers a lot of choice for what you want to receive when subscribing to these toy subscription boxes. There is the Classic Box, Nerd Block Jr. boys and Nerd Block Jr. girls (items for nerds aged 6 to 11), Arcade Block (all about video games), and Horror Block. The Jr boxes are $13.99 and all the other boxes are $19.99. If my niece and nephew were older, I would totally think about these boxes for them! Visit this link to see the countries Nerd Block ships to!
My Geek Box- £16.99 (includes postage) when you subscribe
My Geek Box is from the U.K., but I came across a blog that says they now ship to the U.S. for a reasonable shipping fee. I'm afraid I don't know the amount as it's not stated on the website without signing up. However, if you're in the U.K, you can get your boxes every month with FREE POSTAGE! The price includes shipping, which I think is awesome. Each month the theme is different, so you're going to get all sorts of fun geeky items. Visit this link to see some past themes.
Geek Me Box - $29.99 (shipping included)
Geek Me Box costs almost $30 a month, but that also includes shipping. However, they are only shipping to the U.S. and Canada (I assume shipping is included for Canada too, but I can't say for sure, as it's not stated in the FAQ section). They used to have set themes every month, but they stopped that in August because they want a variety of items that more people will enjoy every month. Also, you get 5-8 items in each box! I like that they aren't doing themes (even though I DO love themes) because more people are likely to find something they enjoy in each box.
My Geeky Goodies- $22.99 to $24.99 a month, with FREE SHIPPING (in the U.S.)
My Geeky Goodies is probably the newest geek-themed subscription box as its first box came out last month! The prices are pretty good for the U.S, and I love that it includes free shipping. My Geeky Goodies offers Canadian and International Subscriptions as well, but the cost is different (free shipping is included in all subscriptions though!) I'll be curious to see what items are included in future boxes to truly have an opinion, but so far, I think it's a nice subscription!