I’v e been tweeting recently about how my love for books hasn’t really made it onto the blog before so I’ve been making a conscious effort to share it and also get myself back into reading more regularly.
I signed up for Owlcrate in September and wrote about the September box here so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the October box too.
The first thing to note is the theme, ‘Find me in the Forest’. This intrigued me from the offset and I umm’d and ahh’d about cancelling my subscription but stuck with it for this. The contents were hyped up and promised to be different again from the last box so I couldn’t help myself!
Direct from the Owlcrate website this box includes:
- Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (w/ Exclusive OwlCrate Cover)
- Where the Wild Things Are-inspired Magnetic Bookmarks (CraftedVan)
- “Forbidden Forest” Ceramic Mug (Art by Cara Kozik)
- “Sherwood Forest” Blueberry Pie Loose Leaf Tea (Riddles Tea Shoppe)
- Autumnal Coaster (Art by Kristin Askland)
- “Cabeswater” Moss & Mint Scented 2oz Mini Candle (In The Wick of Time)
- Princess Mononoke-inspired Art Print (Art by Audra Auclair)
- Exclusive OwlCrate “Treehouse” Button.
- Exclusive Wild Beauty Author Letter, Signed Bookplate and Flower Seeds.
I was really excited to receive a candle from In the Wick of time, I’ve seen them on Instagram a lot and wanted to see what they were like. I have to say initially I was disappointed. It smells amazing and I love the packaging, but the candle is SO SMALL. I didn’t expect this at all, it’s only 2oz in size and compared to the others I’ve seen online (8oz) this was obviously considerably smaller.
The scent is really nice and I look forward to using it, but I know it won’t last me long so I was expecting more. However they are cruelty free and vegan candles so I hope to try more from them in future.
The book itself look stunning, as usual it’s an exclusive Owlcrate cover and it’s gorgeous. The original cover is similar but this has many more wild flowers on it in much brighter colours, it looks great on my book shelf. I haven’t heard of the author before nor the story so I look forward to reading it in future. Do you want a review of the book itself? Let me know and I’ll get on it!
The coaster is very pretty and I love the quote on it, who doesn’t love a good fox picture at the moment! They’re the perfect animal for this time of year. I know I’ll get some use out of this.
I haven’t tried the tea yet but can’t wait to get around to it. Finding new tea brands is something i also enjoy and this one sounds really interesting, it’s a blueberry pie flavour called Sherwood Forest so can’t wait to try that one out!
Lastly there was a mug designed to look like Hagrid’s hut which i absolutely adore! It’s so cute and the details on it are amazing, I’m really pleased with this and will be using it for as long as possible!
I love receiving these boxes but unfortunately I haven’t received much that I thought was worth the price of the box with the postage on top. The boxes are around £25 which I’d happily pay, but the P&P from America means it costs nearly £45 which just isn’t worth it for me as for that I’d rather choose the products I have and pay for them directly for that price.
This would make a GREAT gift for any book lover and there are almost always discount codes for signing up and I definitely recommend getting them if you can afford them. If they were UK based I would stick with them as they would then have free P&P, but it’s just too much for me at the moment.
Have you tried any book boxes? Which are your favourite? Do you know of any UK based boxes I could try that include postage in the sign up price? I’d love to keep receiving them, it did make me sad to cancel.
Have you read Wild Beauty? If you’d like to see a review in future please let me know, I’ll be reading it in the next few weeks and am looking to write some book reviews in future.