Today on the blog I’ll be unboxing a new subscription box I discovered. I managed to grab one of their pre-launch promo boxes. This is the September box so if you have one on the way, please note: major spoilers follow. I purchased this box, it was not given to me in exchange for a review…
The theme for this box was: Secrets
As this is their first box, there were no previous unboxing pictures, so I had no idea what to expect. The box wasn’t customised, like some other boxes, but that didn’t bother me as I’m a keeper of pages, not a keeper of boxes. When I opened the box, I was immediately greeted with a card that had a hand-written note inside, thanking me for purchasing the box and detailing what was inside. I was very impressed with how everything in the box was presented, particularly the wrapping of the book.
So what was inside:
This gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous, lined notebook (this picture doesn’t do it justice in the slightest!) I absolutely love this notebook, it was my favourite item in this month’s box. It’s A6, so a perfect fit for my handbag, it also has a fold/pocket at the back which is great for keeping notes/receipts safe.
Next up was this cute bracelet made by Literary Emporium. Personally, I’m more of bangle wearer when it comes to jewellery so I will be passing this along to my little cousin, who I know will absolutely love it. But nonetheless a great item.
The third item was this little tote bag, and I mean little! This is probably the only item that I have no use for, due to its size; it’s a little bit bigger than A5.
Who doesn’t love a cup of hot chocolate!? I like that they gave 3 sashays instead of just 1. My son has claimed all 3 sashays as his own as he is obsessed with hot chocolate!
And lastly, before we get to the book, was this bookish badge. I have a few badges and I think they’re so cute but I’m never really sure what to do with them. Any suggestions?
Also I like the little extra, the Lindt chocolate, surprisingly in this current humid weather, it didn’t melt! Sadly it was coconut, which I don’t like but again, my son was very happy, I believe his words were, “mum, it’s coconut, you don’t like coconut, so I’ll take this!”
Major points earned here! How beautifully wrapped is this!? &book could you come and do all my Christmas wrapping please? The bookmark is absolutely gorgeous, I particularly like the two captions, in case it’s not clear in the picture, they read “Secrets: things that you tell everybody to tell nobody.” (unknown) and “Books: the easier way to travel worlds (@andbook2016)
Imagine my delight to see a psychological thriller: My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry. And I haven’t read nor do I already own this title! Again major points earned here, as someone who regularly buys books, my biggest fear with book boxes is getting a book I already own.
I ordered this box on Sunday 4th and it arrived on Tuesday 7th, I was super impressed but I thought ‘my timing can’t be that perfect’, so I sent them a message asking how the shipping works. They replied as follows “the first shipping for the October box is on the 5th, after that up until 16th of October boxes will be sent as and when the order has been placed.”
Get in there early if you want to avoid spoilers! But I must admit, I kind of like this system as there has been a few book boxes that once I’d seen the contents, I wish I’d order one, now with & book you can.
This box cost £29.99 per month plus shipping. You can subscribe month-to-month or prepay for 3 or 6 months. You can also purchase a one-off box – this was the option I went for as I’m afraid of commitment. I received 25% of this box using the promo code advertised on their Instagram posts, so this box cost £25.85 in total instead of £33.34.
So would I subscribe?
I just told you, I’m afraid of commitment…haha…on a serious note: according to the website, the theme and genre changes each month, this would put me off as I’m not a reader of all genres but for someone who is, this could be ideal. For me personally, and my bank account confirms this, £29.99 is a lot of money to part with every month.
Is this box worth its buck, I’ve unboxed it, let me know what you think?
This is a new box; I’m definitely going to follow their progress. This was a pre-launch promo box so I’m very interested to see what’s inside next months box and if they have made any major changes, as they’ll no longer be in pre-launch mode. And I’ll just stalk the net on the 7th of next month, looking for spoilers for the October box, and if I like what I see, I’ll buy it.
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For no reason, other than shear curiosity, what happens next year, does everything change to andbook2017?