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    I love subscription boxes. Every time I open the mailbox and find a subscription box inside, I have a “Christmas” moment where I never know what surprise is inside. While there are quite a few snack or beauty boxes out there, the new The Handy Box monthly subscription box is the first box of it’s kind.

    The Handy Box Logo

    The Handy Box delivers a monthly box of specially selected “handy tools and gadgets.” The Handy Box will have over $40 worth of useful items and is designed for those of us who are just starting our own tool collection or for those who are gaining confidence doing projects around the home. I remember when I first started living on my own, I didn’t even think to have any tools until I started having to fix things. Then I had to figure out what tool I needed and make a special trip to the hardware store, just for fixing something silly, like tightening an outlet plate.

    Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the special pre-launch The Handy Box! The Handy Boxes are shipped via USPS mail and arrive in a classic stamped brown cardboard box.

    The Handy Box Box

    You can’t really see it in the picture, but the right side of the box is bulging a bit, so you can tell that this thing was PACKED.

    Everything inside The Handy Box was carefully wrapped in brown paper and sealed with a super cute cog sticker.

    The Handy Box - Opened Box

    The Handy Box also included a product information that described what was inside the box.

    The Handy Box - Product Info Card

    Once I removed the product information card, I got to see everything that was inside this month’s The Handy Box.

    The Handy Box - Inside The Handy Box

    Here’s a shot of everything that was in my The Handy Box.

    The Handy Box - The Handy Box Box Contents

    The pre-launch The Handy Box included:

    25 piece Tool Set with Built-in Spotlight – This is perfect for people who are going out on their own since it has a bunch of different screw driver bits and sizes. It also has a flashlight built into it so this is kind of like two products in one. (I found this on Amazon and it was on sale for $29.99 – which is more than the price of a single The Handy Box.)

    4AA Duracell Batteries – The Handy Box didn’t leave you hanging with the built-in flashlight mentioned above. They included 4AA batteries you can use for the flashlight or whatever else needs batter power.

    The Handy Box - Compass KeychainCompass Key Chain - If you think about it, this is an incredibly practical key chain. You can tell both the temperature AND direction, which are things you never think you need to know until you NEED to know.

    Hex Key Ring Set – I didn’t even realize what a “hex key” was, until Gil pointed out they’re those tools that come with furniture you need to assemble. You know, the ones you lose, then put away for later and then can never find them again when you need to tighten some screws.

    Crank Power LED Flashlight - While I think all of the items in the pre-launch The Handy Box are great, I think this flashlight is my favorite. You turn the crank for 15 seconds and you can get light for up to 30 minutes. You can press the button on the top of the flashlight until it clicks and the light will stay on (until you need to crank it again, that is.) Everyone should have this in their emergency kits.

    The Handy Box - Crank Flashlight

    10 ft Tape Measure – I can’t even count the number of times I’ve scoured the house looking for a ruler or something to measure the size of a box. I think I’m going to hijack this tape measure and keep it at my desk.

    The total value of this pre-launch The Handy Box is well over the price of the box. The Handy Box subscriptions start at $24.95 per month ($18.95 + $6 shipping.) The Handy Box also offers 3 and 6 months subscriptions that also give you a discount on each box.

    I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next month’s The Handy Box. All of the items in the pre-launch The Handy Box definitely fit into their description of “handy tools and gadgets” and I really appreciate how I can actually use everything in the box.

    The Handy Box Online

    The WiC Project The Handy Box Giveaway

    The Prize:
    One winner will receive their own pre-launch The Handy Box!

    Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.

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