My 14-year-old is blasé about a lot of things 🙄 but she couldn’t hide her excitement when the latest Ruby Crate arrived. (Suffice it to say she didn’t appreciate it when I said, “Is that a smile I see? Oh I think somebody’s happyyyyyyy!” and proceeded to do the mashed potato. 😂😂) Ruby Crate is a quarterly lifestyle box for teen and tween girls created last year by an Ontario mother and her teen daughter who didn’t see anything like it on the market. Each one is stuffed with a variety of on-trend products — think beauty, accessories, stationery and decor — and like the Spring and Grad Crates we were lucky enough to review before it, Fall’s is (to quote the inimitable Christina Aguilera) 🎵 what a girl wants, what a girl needs. 🎵
Ruby Crate ships four times a year (March, June, September and December). One-year subscriptions are available or you can purchase each box individually and you can double the treasures in each box to share the surprise with a sibling, BFF, or whoever you like.
They also have a birthday crate that can be shipped any time, ‘tho they do suggest ordering at least two weeks of the date you’d like it delivered.
Pricing (CAD; taxes and shipping additional):
- Year-long Ruby Crate — $219.80
- Year-long Double Ruby Crate — $439.60
- Single Ruby Crate (Winter 2021) — $59.95
- Double Ruby Crate (Winter 2021) — $109.90
- Birthday Ruby Crate — $64.95
Ruby Crate currently ships across Canada and the US.
Let’s get to the Fall edition! (The one we have is for teens. Ruby Crate curates a separate one for tweens.)
Each Ruby Crate opens with a card personalized to the recipient as well as a handwritten greeting card (not shown) from founders Heidi and Sienna. Such a nice touch!
Do we love or do we love?!
Both of us really like the super soft brush applicator on Rude’s Puff the Magic Powder Mineral Setting Powder. Translucent, vegan and cruelty free, it’s said to give makeup an airbrush-like finish without a white cast.
Sock Footage donates one pair of socks to shelters and other people in need for every pair of socks sold, making these Hot Sox Bubble Tea Socks extra special.
This Top Knot Baseball Cap has a magnetic back closure to accommodate a high ponytail or a low one, however high you want to wear it. It’s also water resistant with breathable fabric and a moisture-absorbing sweatband. Did I mention it’s super comfortable? I want one too!
Being a teen (or a tween!) isn’t easy so it’s been so nice to see mine light up over her Ruby Crate — a box that “gets” her with the kinds of things she likes and new products to try. For a parent or aunt/uncle/friend/anyone with a teen or tween in their life it’s a great gift idea that takes the stress out of shopping.
I received the Fall 2021 Ruby Crate in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.