Paper + Pen Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Paper and Pen sends unique paper goods and supplies found across the globe. They curate their boxes around items chosen for their uniqueness, quality, and style.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
(Somehow the wire clip got left out of this photo – sorry about that!)
The Subscription: Paper + Pen
The Cost: $30/monthly, $90/3 months, $180/6 months – all free shipping
(*Note: their subscriptions are currently on sale for $25/monthly, $75/3 months, $150/6 months)
The Products: 3 to 4 paper goods and supplies delivered monthly. Products can include notebooks, notepads, pouches, pens, pencils, erasers, stickers, craft tape, greeting cards, calendars, planners, clips, art prints, desk accessories and more!
Ships to: US + International
Paper + Pen includes an info card detailing the items and vendors featured in each month’s box.
Happy Supplies Weekly Desk Planner
One side of this planner’s paper is a weekly calendar and the other side is lined. Since having my baby, I’ve learned that my epically-long to do lists don’t get accomplished these days and I’m learning to just pick 3-5 things a day to get done and be happy with that. So, a small and simple planner is actually perfect for me right now!
The cardboard cover for the planner also folds up to let you make it a desk calendar.
Vintage Wire Clip from Happy Supplies in Hong Kong
I really don’t know how to put a value on this clip, but it’ll be cute to hold extra papers or business cards in my planners!
Newspaper Pencils by Fox and Wit – value: $8
Handmade pencils tend to be a hit or miss for me. I think these are really pretty and feel nice in my hand, but I’m just not sure how much I’ll use them. That’s my personal preference, though.
Here’s a detail shot of the pencils.
“Little Notes, Big Ideas” Notebook from VBS Goodies
This is a nice sized notebook, and I like how sleek it is.
This is the inside – a pet peeve of mine for notebooks is when only one side is lined. Sure, I could doodle on the other side or something but that’s not how I personally use notebooks. My sister journals like nobody’s business, so I’ll probably pass this along to her so I know it’ll get good use!
The Verdict: This seems like a unique, artsy paper and paper goods subscription. I think the items are interesting, but unfortunately they’re not all something I will use. Because of the unique and small vendors, it’s hard to find values for the items – this may be the type of subscription where you just have to evaluate whether or not the items all together are something for which you’d personally pay $30, which is the cost of the monthly subscription.
What do you think about Paper + Pen?