BRIKA Subscription Gift Box Review – June 2016
The BRIKA Subscription Gift Box is a handpicked selection of well-crafted goods delivered monthly. You can choose to send (or receive!) as a 3-month ($25 per month) or 6-month ($21 per month) subscription.
BRIKA’s Gift Concierge works with you to design a box that will best suit the taste of your recipient. They’ll even handwrite a note for you and send it along in the box. And there is no shame in getting this just for yourself, that’s what I did!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: BRIKA Subscription Gift Box
The Cost: $25 per month
The Products: Hand-picked and well-crafted design and lifestyle goods with a minimum value of $30.
Ships to: US and Canada
I adore the packaging on the BRIKA box. It came in a thick kraft outer box to protect the pretty white box inside. It’s a very cheerful and well designed unboxing experience, which is exactly what you want in a gift.
I told my gift concierge that I liked things from the shop Poketo, didn’t want anything scented, love ceramics, and that my husband and I had just purchased our first home. They also have the option to include things for children, which I declined. The handwritten note is such a nice touch and told me about the products in my box. I agree, I am a super lady.
Farewell Paperie Shoulda Woulda Coulda Notebook – Value $14
The first product in the box was a notebook. The 4×8″ notebook is bound with staples and has blank pages and a mint green paper cover. The phrase “Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.” are foil stamped on the cover. This isn’t 100% suited to my taste but I am impressed by most everything that involves foil stamping on good paper.
The back of the notebook is foil stamped with the maker’s mark – Farewell Paperie. You can also see the nice texture of the paper here.
Rabbit Foot Fern You’re Such a Super Lady Pencil – Value $1.50
I’ve been seeing lots of great pencils with sentiments and phrases on them lately and I’m into it. I happen to love pens and pencils so I’m into this. It’s a pretty small item, value wise, but it fits with current trends so I’m pleased. Plus, I will always accept compliments.
This ceramic, cork and copper bud vase is adorable. It’s perfect for a single flower or for a little sprig of eucalyptus. The glazed ceramic vase is off white. The cork and copper piece pop out of the ceramic base to make it easier to fill with water. I can’t find this product for sale on the BRIKA website (or anywhere else for that matter) so I’m guessing a value of $15.
Verdict: This is not a high-value box at $25 for $30 worth of goods, but it is a nice selection of well-crafted goods. Although not everything in this box was my style, I am into the packaging and the overall aesthetic at BRIKA. My favorite item was the bud vase, it looks great on my desk and is nearly impossible to knock over. I love the blend of ceramic, cork, and metal materials. I got the 3-month subscription so I can’t wait for next month’s gift box to arrive!