California Found is an awesome monthly subscription box that delivers the best of The Golden State, directly to your mailbox! Each box is $49, but holds a value of $90+! Shipping is free and you can save a bit of money on a 3- or 6-month subscription term. What will you find in your box?
Once a month, our subscribers experience the California lifestyle through a box filled to the brim with natural spa & beauty products, locally sourced gourmet treats, beautifully crafted home goods, and infinitely wearable jewelry. Each box tells the story of five to seven California makers through their products and an individual notecard dedicated to each one. Every beautifully packaged delivery reflects the laid back, stylish, uniquely chic attitude that is California.
“California lifestyle – delivered.” Yes, please! My items were covered with beautiful seeded paper with a flower sticker closure.
DEAL: Get 20% off on your first purchase! Use coupon code HELLOSUBLOVE20. Valid to new members only.
Everything in my April 2018 California Found box! My items were tucked into white paper squiggles. I was born and raised in Southern California and get so excited when I receive this special box from my wonderful home state!
I spotted these cards as soon as I opened the box. The band that was wrapped around them was embedded with wildflower seeds.
There were 7 cards in this grouping – one about the April collection, the other 6 introducing the featured artists and their items that were sent this month. California Found donates 10% of their profits to charitable organizations.
This month’s proceeds are going to Heal the Bay, which works to clean up beaches and protect waterways and resources around L.A.
If you find a product or maker that you really like, then you can use the included coupon codes featured on each card to save on a purchase on their websites.
My April California Found box!
Urbana Sacs Water & Wine Bottle Sac In Midnight Blue Shine ($39-$46) I couldn’t find this color on the website but I love it, it’s so pretty! Of course, the other options look amazing as well.
It took me a whole lotta trying before I figured out that I needed to cuff the top and then I could adjust the strap in such a way that I could fit my glass water bottle inside. The material is made of pulp fiber and recycled polyester and it can be hand washed. This will come in handy since my water bottle takes up too much room in my lunch bag so this makes it easier to carry around. From L.A.
Four Points Magnolia Soy Candle ($11.95) I couldn’t find this scent online but there are lots of others to choose from in scents such as Tobacco and Hazelnut Coffee.
I adore the rustic look – farmhouse style is very popular and this candle reminds me of something you might find here in the south. I have a magnolia tree in my front yard and I think the blossoms smell a bit like lemon but this candle is a sweeter, fruitier scent, like melon. I like it! From L.A.
Crunchy Beauty Lavender & Lemongrass Moisturizing Cream ($12) (I couldn’t find this scent so I linked to a similar item) Crunchy Beauty came about when the owner decided to make her own skin care products that are truly natural.
The ingredients are all organic – jojoba and coconut oils, beeswax, and lemongrass + lavender essential oils.
A little goes a long way here. At first it smelled like honey, which is a good thing, then I could pick up on the lemongrass. I couldn’t really find the lavender, but I thought the cream smelled sunny and sweet. You can use it all over but this is particularly good for extra dry areas such as heels and elbows. From Anaheim.
Olive Alchemy Two-Pack Sampler ($10.50) There are a couple different combos of vinegar/olive oil available, or you can place a custom order of your own.
You can visit the Olive Alchemy store in Calabasas, California, and see their tasting room.
The olive oil is cold pressed and infused with flavors from herbs that include oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and garlic. The Balsamic vinegar is imported from Modena, Italy and has a bright lemony flavor. It is pretty sweet but no sugar or sweetener is added, it’s just cooked and aged naturally. I combined the vinegar and olive oil with some salt, pepper, and tomatoes as a side salad but the oil would be fabulous for dunking Italian bread. From Calabasas.
Fiber & Dye South Coast Botanicals Notebook ($6) Fiber & Dye offers stationery and greeting cards, some silly, some salty. This particular print has beautiful blossoms and is feminine and vibrant.
The pages are blank inside, and are unlined. This notebook measures 5×7 and is small enough to place in a tote or purse yet big enough that it won’t get lost among the keys and sunglasses.
Peach Flower Bunch Gift Tags ($8) have a similar print as the notebook and are printed on sturdy card stock. They have a hole punched at the top and coordinating twine so you can attach it to a gift. From L.A.
Craft and Copper Mini Quartz Hoops ($36) I received the Green Faceted Flat Teardrop but your earrings may vary. They are made of sterling silver with quartz stones.
I have received some lovely earrings lately but I don’t have pierced ears (they closed up after too many allergic reactions). I will pass these along to my oldest daughter, she will love them! From San Diego.
I am always very pleased with my California Found Box! The items sent are top-notch and I am amazed at the quality and value each month. The variety of items sent is always interesting but I generally find a body care product, an edible, a jewelry item, and a stationery item, plus 1-2 wild card items. Small bags and candles also show up frequently and I love the care that goes into each product. My April box had a value of around $130.45!!! Plus, I got to learn about the wonderful vendors and their small businesses, which is a nice thing to see in a subscription box.
What do you think of California Found? Let me know in the comments!