The Ultimate Unboxing: Julep, Loot Crate, and Birchbox

This whole “monthly box” things has really taken off, and I feel like there’s a box out there for everyone. So I took the three I get and did a giant unboxing video. Now you can compare the contents and get a good feel for a variety of monthly boxes! (Also, it felt a bit like Christmas opening so many fun packages!)

Take a look at the video above and then leave a comment (on the video or blog) on monthly boxes you get (specifically if you get one I should check out!).

Here’s additional information on the boxes I get:

Julep: $19.99 a month.
Sign up here.

Loot Crate: $13.37 (plus s/h) a month.
Save $3 with code “GEEKYHOSTESS”
Sign up here.

Birchbox: $10 a month.
Sign up here.


  1. Hey there,

    I love the idea of boxes!
    I have been contemplating getting one that delivers fun foods to your door in a box called Love with Food. Thank you for sharing what I will call a sample of what comes in the boxes. I love the birchbox one…I think I might try it and see what goodies I get. I have a question, do you let them know about any skin issues you may have? I have sensitive skin and am sometimes wary about products.

  2. I’ve actually never seen what goes into these monthly boxes before! Did boxes begin as a sort of monthly sampler of different products? To give you a bunch of more niche/boutique items to try out that you wouldn’t normally find without specifically looking for them? That’s neato.

    But I think you pointed out the other really great application: if you’re always traveling around (going to Cons, on business trips, vacations), these box products seem like great travel-size items to toss into your luggage. Actually, I’d much rather sign up for a “Travel Box” than head to a grocery store before each trip to pick up my travel-sized toiletries, etc.

  3. It is like christmas!

  4. Ashleigh, you do let them know basics about yourself–skin type, products you enjoy, hair/eye color, etc. (Or at least I believe, it’s been a while since I signed up!)

    I’m going to have to check out that food one!

  5. Dudson, yes! I save a lot of my Birchbox products for when I travel and it makes traveling so much nicer since I’m using higher end products! I think you’d love the Birchbox Men’s box.

  6. I loved seeing this – and coincidentally we got a flyer in the mail for a new one called NerdBlock – sounds similar to Loot Crate – but they include a shirt every month from Shirt Punch (Canadian version of TeeFury) – I think they might be Canadian based because of that… They’re in the same price range as Loot Crate. I’m still trying to convince my husband to do this – I think the main argument is what size t-shirt do we request – we don’t exactly wear the same shirt size, haha!

  7. I just gotta know, where did you get that cool “Nerd” tshirt?

  8. I got it at Target, of all places! It’s SUPER comfy.

  9. Nice unboxing 😀 Can you do one on Fandora’s Box?? Thanks 😀

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