My Geek Box: My First Non Beauty Subscription Box

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We’ve all heard (and probably tried) one of the millions of beauty subscription boxes available, but these boxes don’t stop there. You can get book subscriptions with a new book a month, tea subscriptions, period boxes to cover your time of the month, monthly alcohol boxes (great idea) and loads more. I wanted something a little different so I did some research and stumbled across My Geek Box. Having received my first month I did a little research online for others thoughts on the box as I’m generally pretty nosy, but they seemed to be few and far between which is why I knew I had to write this post.

I watched loads of the un-boxing videos from previous months and made a decision to buy one for November. I was swayed because it came with a free welcome box and a little 10% voucher I found online. Previous months themes have included Villains, Gaming and TV and and they had already released the theme for November which was Film. To me Film is a little too open a genre, perhaps limiting it to Sci Fi Films, or Action Films might have been better. Because surely they’re going to run out of ideas soon?!

november my geek box

When the box arrived I was so excited to open it up. The boxes are pretty big and any post is generally exciting, but I have never been more disappointed with a package than I was with this, and it pains me to say so. I really don’t like being negative but there was little to make me smile about the box. (This might be why it’s taken me a little while to actually write this post).

Each month you receive a t-shirt and every month they’ve been awesome looking t-shirts but mine was a plain white one which just said ‘Jaws’. Really uninspiring stuff, and the rest of the items were pretty much a miss as well. There was a scratchy black scarf and I didn’t even understand the relevance of it, a Ted keyring which was okay, A little James Bond comic and a gadget CD.

I know with subscription boxes they can be hit or miss but there was nothing in this box that even made me think ‘”Yeah I’m glad I ordered this”.

I decided to cancel my subscription and not carry on (for the time being) but I still hadn’t had my allusive welcome box which I was promised and technically ordered. It’s been over a month since I got my November box and this still hasn’t turned up so maybe it’s just a marketing ploy to get you to part with your cash in the hope you forget about it. Either way I’m sad to say this wasn’t a box for me.

Have you tried any non-beauty subscription boxes? What did you think of them?
December 22, 2015
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28 Comments

  • Reply Sharon Martin

    Oh what a shame! I think I must be the only person not to have subscribed to any monthly gift box, I love the idea of them though. I think my boys might have enjoyed this one with James Bond inside.

    December 22, 2015 at 10:23 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I like trying out products and things so they are good for that but I might need to do some more research into these before making a decision x

      December 22, 2015 at 10:31 am
  • Reply MissPond

    I was really disappointed with this box too. The t-shirt size was all wrong (despite the size guide) and they kept being late. I think I will stick with the more reputable boxes from now on!

    December 22, 2015 at 10:36 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Glad it wasn't just me. Yeah my tshirt seemed quite small too x

      December 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I think if the box was more specific as you say about the genre it would be better – action films, romantic films and so on.

    December 22, 2015 at 11:15 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      You're more likely to get the products inside if they're more specifically themed as well x

      December 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Wendee Isaacs

    I haven't tried any subscription box yet but I will like to. I'm just not sure which one to subscribe to
    wendeeisaacs.com

    December 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It depends what you like/ want to try as there are boxes for everything at the moment. Beauty/ skin care/ hair care/ perfume/ lifestyle/ food and drink and more x

      December 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Leanne Dolan

    My sister would probably love this. She isn't into her beauty really. Nice to see other versions if subscription boxes! X

    December 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yeah you can get boxes for pretty much everything now! x

      December 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I've not tried a non beauty box before, but I think I might, this one looks great – thanks for sharing x

    December 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I wouldn't recommend this one though. If you're going to go for a non-beauty one really shop around! x

      December 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Milly Youngman

    Aw it's such a shame you didn't enjoy this – I've seen some quite good ones in the past. I guess it can be very hit and miss depending on your interests – nothing in this box would really fit with mine, whereas past boxes have had things that have really impressed me!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

    December 22, 2015 at 11:48 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      That's exactly how I felt, maybe i'll try another brand and see how they work out x

      December 23, 2015 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Laura Side Street

    Oh wow this looks really awesome – my OH would love this box – never knew about it before – thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

    December 23, 2015 at 12:30 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      You're welcome. The themes are hit and miss depending on your interests though x

      December 23, 2015 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Umber *My Make Up Life*

    Oh no that sucks that it didnt work out for you! I really want to try the japaneese themed box, hoping santa will bring me a subscription 😉

    December 23, 2015 at 10:06 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Oh a Japanese themed box, that sounds interesting. Definitely need to look into these in more detail in 2016. x

      December 23, 2015 at 10:36 am
  • Reply beautyqueenuk

    The boys I work with sub to this box and I have to admit, I have seen better boxes x

    December 23, 2015 at 10:10 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's just a shame when your first one isn't quite right x

      December 23, 2015 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Kaye Ford

    How disappointing! I remember looking into this box back when I first heard about Loot Crate. Glad I didn't go for it! x

    December 23, 2015 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I want to look at Loot Crate, although I don't know about shipping costs. x

      December 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Kathryn Liquid Grain

    It's a shame but the tee has a nice retro look about it!
    Liquid Grain

    December 23, 2015 at 9:24 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's just sadly not the best quality either x

      December 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Zoe IKIWN

    Oh that's such a shame! Getting post really is so exciting, but opening it to things you're not really fond of is a bit disappointing. I hope you find the right subscription box for you! x

    December 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks, i'll have to have another search in the New Year x

      December 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Don't Cramp My Style

    that looks really nice. I remeber my first beauty box and what excitemnt it was! Happy xmas!

    December 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Beauty boxes have opened my eyes to so many new products it's great x

      January 3, 2016 at 9:19 pm

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