Monday, June 25, 2012

June Hammock Pack Review

I just love subscription services.  I've always loved getting mail, and there is just something so great about receiving a special package each month.  Most times I forget that I even paid for it, because I don't care--it's like someone is sending me a present.  Or, I'm buying myself a present.  Either way, I love them.

Neatly packaged with a nice handwritten note from Erin
So when I was asked to review the brand new Hammock Pack monthly box, I jumped at the chance!  Erin, the founder of Hammock Pack, emailed me to see if I would like to try out their inaugural box.  The idea behind the service is that each month, $25 will get you 5-6 artisan lifestyle items delivered to your door.  The items will work to take you away from your everyday life and allow you to get away from within your home.  Quite a neat idea, if you ask me.

The theme for June's Hammock Pack was "Day at the Beach."  I was so impressed by the quality of the items, and the quantity!  My favorite thing about this service is that each product is hand-crafted, so you know that a lot of love and care was put into their creation.  Here is what was included:

  • Grace and Lace Co. Headwrap - This is the cutest headwrap.  It's not something I would normally wear, so I was glad I received one because it'll be something new to try out.  It doesn't even need to be tied; the fabric is all connected and it can be easily slipped over your head.
  • This Charming Candy Fruit Basket Lollipops - I love food and I love candy, and these were absolutely delicious.  The "Fruit Basket" pack comes with Guava Colada, Pineapple Heaven, Triple Berry, and Watermelon Basil.  My favorite was Triple Berry.
  • Theme Fragrance Soap - Handmade soaps are some of my favorite body care items.  This one is a cold-process soap titled "Sea Kelp Ginger Lime Coconut Milk Soap."  It smells fresh and light.
  • Motor City Creations Soy Candle - I was at my boyfriend's house when I opened my box and he got a whiff of the candle before I did and he said "I love this one!"  I agreed - the scent is so nice and light, it's called "Hawaiian Breeze."
  • DressGreen Lip Balm - You all know I'm a lip balm fanatic, so I was happy to receive one in this box.  This one is vegan and made from natural ingredients, and is Coconut-Vanilla scented.  It glides on very smoothly and tastes yummy.
  • Butter Plus Love Cookies - Speaking of yummy, these cookies were amazing!  A pack of four was included: two each of Strawberry Balsamic Marjoram and Marionberry Rosemary Seasalt.  They're sweet and savory, which was a little odd to me at first, but once I bit it and got the taste of their buttery goodness I was hooked.  The jam center was the best part!

Bottom Line: I am extremely impressed by the first Hammock Pack!  I think the idea is so great, and for $25 it's a worthy investment.  It's a bit pricier than other services out there, but it's definitely worth it for the quality of items received.  I look forward to seeing what is included in future packs!

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The bottom photo of the Butter Plus Love cookies is from their Etsy shop.  I took a photo of my package, but it didn't turn out very nice.

*Disclaimer: I was sent this Hammock Pack for free to facilitate my review.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and all opinions are entirely my own.


  1. There are so many subscription services.. I am so confused right now to choose one .. :(

    1. I hear you, it can be hard to choose. I have a short summary of the ones I've tried, maybe it could be of some help:

  2. What a great subscription box! I'll have to keep this one in mind.

    1. It's a really nice one, if you try it out I hope you enjoy it!


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